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    Enzo custom?

    Hi,

    just wanted to ask if anyone has had recent experience with Enzo custom, especially in NYC.

    Looking to buy a suit, but have only bought off the rack before. How does one get smart about fabric, etc beforehand to avoid unnecessary upsell?

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    Bump. No thoughts?

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    If you're in New York and looking to go MTM, head to Black Lapel (put those words together and add a dot com for the website). Their stylists are fantastic, a basic 2-piece suit is in the same price range as Suitsupply, and everything will fit PERFECTLY. I've not heard of the other outfit you mentioned, but having personal experience with BL I can say you'll be extremely happy if you utilize them.

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    "How does one get smart about fabric, etc beforehand to avoid unnecessary upsell?"

    You do exactly what you are doing now and ask people who know. I follow 3 forums and all three have knowledgeable people who can give you exact information but one of the things virtually anyone will ask you is what's your budget? Secondly, do you have a body that requires custom fitting? Most people can make OTR work for them with alterations if they find a cut that suits their body. It's more about finding a cut that fits you versus deciding "I want that brand and cut" and trying to make it work.

    I've never heard of Enzo custom but depending on your budget and style preferences there are a lot of possibilities in the NYC area. I could list here but I'd rather know your budget first. What OTR have you tried and why does it not work for you? You may have just been trying cuts that don't work on your body and simply trying other makes might fix whatever you don't like about your current lineup.

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    Thanks very much, guys.

    Context: I'm buying a suit for my wedding. Need one in black (wedding is overseas, where the events are at night, and black suits are by far the most common. Not tuxes, black suits).

    Budget: good question. I was thinking ~$600 maybe? I can go higher, but only question is the marginal benefit for spending more money. If it won't make a difference in pictures, then it doesn't matter to me that much.

    On OTR vs. custom, good question again. I have a huge head and narrow shoulders. 5'9" and 140 lbs.

    I figure that controlling lapel thickness, etc better will result in a better fit? Another issue is that black suits are not common. I think SuitSupply does not have one in one of their popular fits.

    Attached is a picture of a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald fit. I don't think it fits super well?

    Thanks for the advice!

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    No picture shows up? Give a link if it won't upload properly.

    Is the wedding in Asia? IIRC black suits are quite common there. I would think that 5'9" 140 would be doable for OTR. In Brooks Brothers, the only slim fit is Milano. They did away with Fitzgerald last year and made the Regent a hair bigger in most dimensions. I'm 6'2" 225 and a 46 Regent jacket fits me quite well now, last year I would have needed a Fitz or Madison as the Regent was too slim. Go to Suit Supply and see what cut and size fits you then get the measurements off of their site and compare to other brands. Also:
    https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suit...D&prefv1=Black

    At least they offer one black option, above your budget though.

    Look into the Joseph Abboud slim or extra slim Made in the US suits at Mens Wearhouse. They are half-canvassed and decent. I have one in modern fit but they offer slim and extreme slim in black. :
    https://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-s...uit-32KV32KW72
    https://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-s...it-suit-30LY72
    https://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-s...uit-30UJ30UK42
    https://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-c...oat-346M347M02 This one is sold as separates and above your budget total

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    Hey San1234,

    For what it's worth, I had a tux made at the Enzo custom near Grand Central and really enjoyed the experience/output. It was also my first time getting something made to my specifications. I found the folks there to be professional and not pushy whatsoever. Provided that you go in with an idea of what you’d like and are upfront about your budget, I don’t think you will have any trouble with an up-sell. My impression was that they were more interested in acquiring return customers than ripping off first timers.

    I went in with an idea of what I wanted (black shawl tux), but found myself a bit overwhelmed with the number of choices I had to make. The clothier gave his honest assessment of which choices would be the most flattering, and I have him to thank for the many compliments I got when wearing the tux.

    All in all, I found the cost to be reasonable, the turnaround to be quick and the experience to be special. It felt great to pull on a suit that was made to my specifications.

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    Hi, here are some pictures

    Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald
    <a href="https://imgbb.com/"><img src="https://image.ibb.co/d29d0w/brooks.png" alt="brooks" border="0"></a>

    Napoli
    <a href="https://imgbb.com/"><img src="https://image.ibb.co/fq0t0w/napoli.png" alt="napoli" border="0"></a>

    What do you think?

    Also, is there an online guide to fabric choice, etc? I looked at some fabrics at a tailor, and obviously he was pushing to the higher end ones.

    If it's ~S120, and the color looks okay, is there anything beyond?

    Thanks

    Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald
    Napoli Suit Supply

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