JBierly

Advanced Member
2,831
United States
Tennessee
Chattanooga
Looks like a bit of a Kiton knock off (shoulder and all.) Since I haven't tried on the SuitSupply version I won't be dismissive of it. But even if it is every bit as nice as a Kiton it does not necessarily mean one will appreciate this style of suit. Indeed, the lack of heft may be an anathema to some. Amazingly, Kiton suits are feathery light yet retain enough structure to flatter the human form - maybe even OldSarge! Perhaps it is not completely logical that a very light suit can be so appealing, but when done well there is something magically special about it. Anyhow, pretty clear to me this is what Suit Supply is targeting - those who like Kiton style on a budget.
 

winghus

Senior Member
946
United States
North Carolina
Greensboro
Living in Atlanta I can appreciate the appeal of light and unconstructed. But previous commenters are right. The cut is appalling

Years ago I owned an unlined and unconstructed seersucker blazer in solid navy. It was one of the most versatile garments I’ve ever owned. It is hard to find solid navy seersucker jackets, and even harder to find them unlined and unconstructed.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/Unsuit.jsp

The "Unsuit" is available in three fabrics, one of which is navy seersucker.
 

Mike Petrik

Honors Member
4,123
United States
Georgia
Atlanta
Thanks, HB. I’m more a Madison guy but have a great tailor and will check it out.
 

Mike Petrik

Honors Member
4,123
United States
Georgia
Atlanta
Thanks, winghus. Looks promising. I hope they have jacket only options other than slim fit.
Will have to go to a local store. Appears seersucker might be slim fit only, and even classic fit jackets appear to be way too short. But definitely worth checking out.
 

mlstein

New Member
37
United States
NY
Rochester
Will have to go to a local store. Appears seersucker might be slim fit only, and even classic fit jackets appear to be way too short. But definitely worth checking out.
I think Spier and Mackay is bringing out seersucker pieces shortly, too, and they're much better in quality and classic style than the J Crew offerings.

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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
8,083
United States
New York
NY
...but have a great tailor...
I read that ⇧ and immediately looked at your location. My kingdom for a great tailor.

What I've found in NYC in the last several years are (1) bad inexpensive tailors, (2) bad expensive tailors, (3) some okay-to-good expensive ones and (4) some good very expensive ones - but no great ones at any price.

I used to have good inexpensive ones and great expensive ones, but they've all retired or passed away.

It's not simply a matter of being "cheap," but having to pay a lot of money for good not great tailoring changes your purchasing equation as some inexpensive garments that would work for you with a little tailoring become not worth it as the tailoring makes the all-in price silly for the quality of the garment. Also, it's frustrating to not have a true pro to work with.
 

Mike Petrik

Honors Member
4,123
United States
Georgia
Atlanta
I think Spier and Mackay is bringing out seersucker pieces shortly, too, and they're much better in quality and classic style than the J Crew offerings.

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Thanks. I sure hope the jackets are unlined and unconstructed.
 
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