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Weekly Q&A round-up - week 40

dresslikea:

After yesterday’s house warming party today and this evening seems like a good day for weekly Q&A round-up.

Q: Hi Atte! What’s your take on Suitsupply suits (Sienna, La Spalla)?

A:

To put it shortly, SuitSupply offers suits and jackets that are mostly classically proportioned and cut and decently constructed and personally I  would recommend their garments to anyone. I think that most of all SuitSupply is known as a brand that offers good quality for one’s money especially in terms of lower price range (300-400 euros) which covers their basic “blue” and “purple” lines. Whereas in that price tier most of brands are selling either fused suits or ones made with either “fashionable” cuts featuring very skinny lapels and too short jackets or ones with very “classic” (read baggy and loose) cut - SuitSupply has done upped the quality, brought cuts into better balance, and priced it around 300-400 euros. In terms of quality, construction, details and fit, the basic SuitSupply suits are comparable to many brands featuring price tags around 1000 euros or even more.

And when it comes to more expensive lines such as La Spalla - which I have no personal experience - in terms of details, construction and materials La Spalla suits (as well as the Sienna and Jort-line suits) are likely on pair with something you usually still pay a lot more. And this is based on pictures, readings of reviews and my own observations done at the SuitSupply stores.

For example all La Spalla suits are made of S150’s wool fabrics and feature full-canvas construction, hand-stitched shoulders & collar and real horn buttons. And these suits are priced around 700 euros. Compared to some Italian “big name brands” such as Canali, Zegna or Armani for example - suits with the same features and amount of handwork - I dare to say - the prices could be at least doubled.

That said, I think that in terms of all ranges of suits SuitSupply offer products that are definitely respectable in terms of the price-quality-ratio.

However there is one downside, which is that in all of the jackets the sleeves have functioning buttonholes. This means the length of the sleeves can be altered only up to 2 centimeters or in case your arms are shorter than that allowance, you’ll have to take the sleeve up from the armhole, which is a much bigger (and more expensive) alteration for a tailor. And if you are dealing with a jacket featuring a pattern - the pattern matching can go off in case the sleeve is shortened from the top of the sleeve.

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