Inexpensive suits that fit like an expensive custom suit. Is it possible?
It’s nice to see that some attention is finally being paid to developing nice suits that don’t cost more then the average guy earns in a month. For your typical starting fresh out of school investment banker this may be an entry level suit but for the average guy this is probably the most expensive suit he will ever own. Most men find their one and only suit at a local large department store or perhaps one of a small handful of national specialized chains. A few hundred dollars and you can manage the average wedding, funeral or job interview. The problem is most of these suits are to big, baggy and unflattering. Take a closer look around at the next wedding you are invited to. Yes the men can “get by” but if you really start evaluating the fit and cut of their suits your perspective will never be the same.
From the September 23, 2014 Wall Street Journal online:
The starter suit is not what it used to be. A generation ago, a man without a great deal of means—whether he was embarking on his first job or attending his first wedding—had to settle for boxy cuts in rayon and wool-blends from departments stores. But beginning a decade ago and ramping up over the past five years, there has been a veritable revolution in men’s suiting priced under $1,000. Brands like J. Crew, Club Monaco and Suitsupply have invested in fine Italian wools, slimmer cuts and refined construction to produce moderately priced suits that offer men something similar to, and occasionally indistinguishable from, their upscale counterparts.
Read the rest of the article here: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-reinvention-of-the-entry-level-suit-1411153710
Have any of our fellow short men tried any of these yet? If so let us know your opinion on how well they work for today’s shorter man or are we out of luck once again.