I have perhaps received as many inquiries on Suitsupply as I have on any number of the made to measure brands I have discussed, and not discussed. The question is oft worded like this “[in regard to my recommendation to go made to measure] Okay, but what about Suitsupply?” A simple enough question. So I try to keep my answer equally as simple. My response is often something like this, “I full heartedly recommend going made to measure, whether at Suitsupply or elsewhere. I am not familiar with Suitsupply’s made to measure operation, however, based off of their off the rack stuff I would reckon it is of solid value. Now regarding their off the rack stuff, which is what I believe you are inquiring about. Suitsupply is likely the best off the rack suit you will find for the price, and even at a higher price. Both in terms of fit and quality.”
Unfortunately, I cannot give a proper review on the suits at Suitsupply, as I do not own any of them. So I cannot fully endorse their product. Although I have done a brief review on a pair of their shoes. I have however, gone into the store at least once every season since it opened in Soho and have been impressed with their offerings. Which are slowly expanding from just suits to casual and sportswear. Although some of the cuts are a bit aggressive and trendy for me, others are quite good. But that is more of a matter of taste, and yours may be different than mine. But regardless, Suitsupply’s suits are remarkably better than those from Jos A Bank, which are the sartorial equivalent of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I even came very very close to purchasing the blue and white houndstooth 3-piece suit (3rd to last photo below) when I stopped in on New Years Eve day (the day when these photos were taken).
Fortunately, Suitsupply is expanding its presence here in the States. They have opened outposts in DC and Chicago, amongst other cities, and are opening a store in center city Philadelphia in the middle of February. Which will be a great addition to the city, as the vast majority of its inhabitants have historically atrocious style. So all is not lost for our great city.
Justin L Jeffers
Note: FYGblog received not compensation from Suitsupply or any related party in the process of writing this post.