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    #16
    I guess you could do worse for $300. I know a guy who bought an express suit for $300, wool/poly blend, after I explicitly told him not to.

    It made me cry inside. And outside.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Morgan Liu View Post
      I guess you could do worse for $300. I know a guy who bought an express suit for $300, wool/poly blend, after I explicitly told him not to.

      It made me cry inside. And outside.
      Morgan, that was basically me in a past life. I started Suitable because it was something I wanted myself as a guy. There are a lot of custom suit companies that offer terrific products, but at a price point that makes it hard to pull the trigger. And the more affordable options tended to have poor design, construction and quality. So the idea was, what if custom could be more accessible, not feel like such a big investment, and the suits actually looked and felt great? That's how Suitable started.

      Gotta say, we've had Dolce & Gabbana models (one of the guys is on our website) and high end suit brands that are pretty psyched about Suitable because we're doing something for the everyday gentleman.

      Also, if you guys have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected].

      Originally posted by Domino View Post
      My main concern is how their website is talking up how it's NYC, but I can practically guarantee that their product is made in the same factory as every other MTM company, in China.
      [MENTION=11235]Domino[/MENTION], hopefully it didn't come across as trying to hide something. It's simply that our HQ is in New York, we love the Empire State and have put down roots. We have a fantastic manufacturing partner in Shanghai and source our fabrics from Britain. Most of the buzz is on Italian wools but we've been pretty impressed with the British wool blends we're working with.

      Originally posted by jakeyb View Post
      I didn't see anything on their website about ordering fabric samples, but I'd be curious how these stack up... especially the navy and tweed. I like the lapel size, but their jackets all seem to be cut rather short. Anyone else have thoughts?
      [MENTION=11264]jakeyb[/MENTION], unfortunately, we don't offer fabric samples right now. Certainly the challenge of being online based, and can TOTALLY understand your desire to see it in person. We're going to start having events in certain locations, so if you're in the area, would love to have you try it on for yourself. In the meantime, we're going to start putting out video content so you can see the suits up close.

      As for jacket length, we find it to be more flattering when the bottom of the jacket hits around the bottom of your zipper. The more traditional style had a longer jacket, but we find that the upper body looks more dominant with a modern jacket length and tapered pants.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Morgan Liu View Post
        I guess you could do worse for $300. I know a guy who bought an express suit for $300, wool/poly blend, after I explicitly told him not to.

        It made me cry inside. And outside.

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          #19
          Originally posted by suitable View Post
          Hey Fred, this is Ray from Suitable. That's really fair feedback and we definitely want to make sure everything feels transparent. So we've gone through and updated every single product page with the exact composition and materials, as well as our "How We Do It" page. Thanks for being the voice of reason.
          Look at that. For website changes, other site [Combatant Gent?] is always "working on it" or "waiting on the busy IT department," but Ray gets it done the same day. Changing a website is EASY, and transparency is very commendable. I like them already.

          One thing you might consider is to either:

          1) ship potential customers a measuring tape for free (an investment, but will likely pay off more often than not), or
          2) have a downloadable (.pdf) measuring tape like this one

          That way people don't feel obligated to make an extra trip to the drug store or tailor before buying your product.

          That said, I tend toward 100% wool. But there is certainly a market for these suits, and I'm anxious to watch this company grow.
          Last edited by Lucid; March 22, 2014, 02:54 AM.

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            #20
            Thanks lucid! There's no reason. We can't move quickly!

            You know what, I'm so glad to hear you mention the measuring tape! We just received a batch of measuring tapes yesterday and so you'll see it on our website in the next week or two once we get our packaging. So perfect timing to hear your comment, that's helpful!

            We started down this path because we heard people saying that the whole process of getting measuring tape was a hassle. So we decided to get branded measuring tape.

            Our plan is to offer them for $2 including shipping, which is cheaper than the $3-$4 pink drugstore tape. That's not something we'll make money on, but just to help us cover costs.

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              #21
              Aside from their "fit", what makes this suit any better than say, a $250 all wool suit from JCP?

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                #22
                Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
                Aside from their "fit", what makes this suit any better than say, a $250 all wool suit from JCP?
                They're apparently half canvased rather than fused.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Domino View Post
                  They're apparently half canvased rather than fused.
                  Thanks, that's exactly right, the half-canvassed vs fused is one of the key differences. The overall construction is also higher, with little details like the armpit pads on the insider for sweat, to some of the stretch built into the waist lining.

                  Probably the biggest difference is our suits are custom so the fit will be dramatically better. Our suits are a modern slim fit, so it's more masculine and flattering.

                  Hope that's helpful! Sorry that it took a while to get back to you!

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                    #24
                    I really fancy that Tweed suit - my main concern about made to measure is my experience has been that I can send the same measurements to 2 different companies and one can nail it and the other totally screw it up. For instance with shirts when I measured my chest one company cut the shirt to the measurement I sent at it was unwearably tight.

                    I am interested to see how others make out as thus far the online MTM experience for me has been a disaster.

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                      #25
                      FYI - I moved this to the Dealers & Manufacturers area this morning.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by AFCForever View Post
                        I really fancy that Tweed suit - my main concern about made to measure is my experience has been that I can send the same measurements to 2 different companies and one can nail it and the other totally screw it up. For instance with shirts when I measured my chest one company cut the shirt to the measurement I sent at it was unwearably tight.

                        I am interested to see how others make out as thus far the online MTM experience for me has been a disaster.
                        That's terrible, sorry to hear MTM has been a disaster. It can feel like a shot in the dark sometimes. Assuming the customers measurements are solid, it comes down to craftsmanship and experience. Our tailors have been doing this for a really long time, we're pretty proud of how they translate measurements into the suit.

                        Love the Heath Tweed. Really standout suit, makes a classy statement.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by suitable View Post
                          That's terrible, sorry to hear MTM has been a disaster. It can feel like a shot in the dark sometimes. Assuming the customers measurements are solid, it comes down to craftsmanship and experience. Our tailors have been doing this for a really long time, we're pretty proud of how they translate measurements into the suit.

                          Love the Heath Tweed. Really standout suit, makes a classy statement.
                          [MENTION=11776]suitable[/MENTION] can you do measurements off of an existing suit as an option?

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                            #28
                            It's not part of our standard process, but we can absolutely do that for you.

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                              #29
                              Like many of the other guys here, I am really intrigued with the Heath Tweed suit.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Pudgelife View Post
                                Like many of the other guys here, I am really intrigued with the Heath Tweed suit.
                                That's awesome! Definitely a fine suit. Do you have any questions or thoughts? Happy to chat! And you can always email me at [email protected].

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