Would you buy a "custom" suit that looks like this?

Stubbly

Super Member
This is a product photo that I recently saw on a custom suit website. I believe this photo needs no elaboration.

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Matt S

Connoisseur
The first things that stood out to me are the shoulders are a mess and it's shaped like a woman's jacket. It's probably as short as one too. I'd hate to see how awful it looks when the photo isn't cropped.
 

Ekphrastic

Senior Member
I've seen the combination of standard pockets with flaps and a jetted ticket pocket before, and it always seems jarring to me. Can anyone think of a situation in which it would be appropriate? I mean, is there something I'm missing?
 

10gallonhat

Senior Member
It looks like one of the suits I bought at Mens Warehouse when I was a teenager. How much were they quoting for something like this?
 

Matt S

Connoisseur
I've seen the combination of standard pockets with flaps and a jetted ticket pocket before, and it always seems jarring to me. Can anyone think of a situation in which it would be appropriate? I mean, is there something I'm missing?

I sometimes tuck in the flap of my ticket pocket for a cleaner look, but I'd prefer no ticket pocket at all. It looks better when the pockets are slanted. Sean Connery's houndstooth check suit in Goldfinger has flapped hacking pockets with a jetted ticket pocket: https://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?p=22
 

Jovan

Honors Member
The shoulders are a mess -- not a good way to advertise your product. The waist suppression is a matter of taste on the other hand.

I've seen the combination of standard pockets with flaps and a jetted ticket pocket before, and it always seems jarring to me. Can anyone think of a situation in which it would be appropriate? I mean, is there something I'm missing?

I've tucked in the ticket pocket flap on my suit to be less noticeable, but frankly I don't think employers notice either way.
 

Matt S

Connoisseur
I guess if something is considered "fashionable," any considerations about fit or aesthetics can be thrown out the window...

A poor fit is currently fashionable. Current fashions have made it possible for companies to save a lot of money in ways that people don't notice. Many fashionable brands have done away with short and long sizes, and are just making everything like a short. That means they can save a lot of money by using less cloth because a tall man now can wear a short suit and be fashionable. A tight fit is also fashionable, and it doesn't matter if it pulls and creases.
 

phyrpowr

Honors Member
They simply made a mistake on their website. This is obviously the "first fitting" shot, just before the tailor rips the sleeves off and starts re-chalking. That surely isn't the "out the door" shot. Not if they want to sell anything.
 

Jovan

Honors Member
Matt: Don't turn into a conspiracy theorist, man!

phyrpowr: Think about the demographic they're marketing to. Many people will, if seeing a well fitting suit next to a poorly fitting one, rightly judge the superior one as being such. But without a basis for comparison, most people won't know any better.
 

Bjorn

Moderator
Matt: Don't turn into a conspiracy theorist, man!

phyrpowr: Think about the demographic they're marketing to. Many people will, if seeing a well fitting suit next to a poorly fitting one, rightly judge the superior one as being such. But without a basis for comparison, most people won't know any better.

I think I saw an exec at Sara state that they were very cautious about employing excess fabric in their products, since it came out to be such a large portion of the direct costs. So I think Matts correct about that. Doesn't really feel like such a stretch either.
 

Magnusson

New Member
Almost everything these days tends to boil down to cost-cutting. You can make a better premium product and charge a lot more for it, and make a good profit, but you can make a stellar profit if you save every penny you can, on the already heavily marked-up "premium" items. In sartorial circles we love to gripe about armholes on suits today, but that's just another example: a large armhole is going to fit more people than a more snug, higher armhole, which makes the large sloppy option preferable for a company run by bean counters, since it costs a lot of extra money to offer a greater variety of coat patterns and cuts to suit different men's figures better.
 

jm22

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
This is far worse. Sorry I couldn't post just the picture on my phone.


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TsAr

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
I would not even think of buying this suit, but there are people who would wear it........
 

Pentheos

Elite Member
This is far worse. Sorry I couldn't post just the picture on my phone.


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That's like six suits in one, so it's really a good deal.
 
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