Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!


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16simon
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512 posts since 21/4/11

13 May 2020 12:15
Also sleeves are too long, you want to show a bit of shirt cuff. I reckon size down
jacko198
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389 posts since 23/10/09

13 May 2020 12:57
I might be facing a similar dilemma, due to get married on 6th August, trying desperately to postpone it but the venue aren't letting us at the moment.

I was going to go to Cad & The Dandy in April to get a bespoke suit made but obviously I cant go at the moment and as they take up to 12 weeks to make, I have no chance of getting it sorted.
Hopefully I can postpone the wedding and all will be good. If not I guess I will be looking for an alternative, something off the shelf and tailored to fit I guess. Having not thought of that option before I dont have a clue where to start!
andrew_
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534 posts since 23/1/10

13 May 2020 13:16
Feel your pain mate! Will keep my fingers crossed for you.
If you find any good options, drop them in here. Will do the same.


Thanks for the feedback on the Drake's suit lads.
I've asked them to send me a 36 to see if that'll work better.


Also just got a SuitSupply one delivered.
I don't know tailoring so thought I would try something at around £450 too.
Can instantly tell the difference in fabric/construction.

Shorter sleeves and tighter shoulders look better though?


Also does dark brown shoes with a grey suit look shite? Thought it'd go better in my head.
eazypz
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3190 posts since 16/4/10

13 May 2020 14:13
SuitSupply suits probably the best off the peg fit I've tried.

That jacket looks like it fits perfectly in the first pic. Do you have still have good movement and feel comfortable in it?
Obviously the trousers need tailoring.
roophees
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1719 posts since 18/12/10

13 May 2020 14:22
reckon the drakes grey colour fits v well with those shoes.

like the look - obviously more casual than a business suit but assume thats what you're going for for a wedding
Owlix
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2039 posts since 16/10/08

13 May 2020 15:03
FYI - I work for one of the more traditional Savile Row tailors. If anyone is in the market for MTM/Bespoke please feel free to PM me and I can likely sort something out for you.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

13 May 2020 15:42
^ Cool gesture
Crackajack
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7562 posts since 21/4/05

13 May 2020 15:48
Owlix Cool
roophees
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1719 posts since 18/12/10

13 May 2020 16:09
Cool legend
DuffMan
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14378 posts since 21/2/07

13 May 2020 17:38
Drakes sale shop is so good / they're on sale so regularly at good reductions that I'm not sure I'd cop at full price or low reduction. If you get to know them at the sale shop they'll drop you a line when stuff or sizes you're looking for turns up too.
andrew_
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534 posts since 23/1/10

posted 13 May 2020 18:37, edited 13 May 2020 18:37
eazypz wrote: That jacket looks like it fits perfectly in the first pic. Do you have still have good movement and feel comfortable in it?

Yeah feels good, just not sure on the structured shoulders/smarter vibe on the SuitSupply.
Will see how the size down on the Drake's one fits, measurements of that seem really similar to the SuitSupply one on this page, so hope it'll work out.

DuffMan wrote: Drakes sale shop is so good / they're on sale so regularly at good reductions that I'm not sure I'd cop at full price or low reduction.
Just not sure if I'll be able to get there, so will take 30% for now.
If anyone has a link there, pls give me a DM!
Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

14 May 2020 07:56
Drake's one is definitely too big, so a size down should work. SuitSupply works much better as it is, just minor tailoring required
andrew_
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534 posts since 23/1/10

27 Jun 2020 10:21
Got a size down in the Drake's suit at 50% off…

Feels a lot better. Jacket a bit tight across shoulders, maybe a bit short?
Excuse shirt/shoes.

NigelBenn
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4244 posts since 6/2/08

27 Jun 2020 12:49
Jacket fits well
You never really do the button up either and I doesn’t pull across the chest so you’re all good
The combo of the striped shirt, pattern tie and then shows is proper geography teacher vibes. I would do black shoes and a white shirt with a plain colour tie
bruk
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3631 posts since 2/11/06

27 Jun 2020 14:09
Sleeve length and shoulders all look spot on
Like the patch pockets and as nige said across the chest there’s no puckering/pull on the lapels
In terms of rtw that’s pretty good going
Take it the trousers need hemming and that’s it?
What shirt/shoes you going for?
Rirawin
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9363 posts since 17/7/05

27 Jun 2020 16:52
NigelBenn wrote: Jacket fits well
You never really do the button up either and I doesn’t pull across the chest so you’re all good
The combo of the striped shirt, pattern tie and then shows is proper geography teacher vibes. I would do black shoes and a white shirt with a plain colour tie

A buttoned suit when standing cuts a cleaner silhouette. Just make sure you unbutton before sitting down.
spanky
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126 posts since 4/3/06

28 Jun 2020 01:34
looks good in that photo tbh. one general rule with good suits imho is that hey should be comfortable so depends how much the shoulders bother you (shoulders unalterable really so if its really tight may not be good). and yeah you should button up when standing generally.