(Closed) Suit for an athletic fit groom

posted 13 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Restaurant in Burlington

i’d highly recommend considering a custom suit.  it won’t be nearly as expensive as you think (the cost is based on the fabric you pick) and he’ll have something that fits wonderfully and will wear in the future.  mr. onion has worn his suit a number of times since.  plus it includes tailoring for the life of the suit — need to take it out or in, no problem.  the lining rips 10 years from now?  no problem.   


ask for alan — tell him that lindsey and nate sent you! 

search the blog for onion + custom suit to see our process! 

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hubby needed the same and he looked excellent in the tux that he rented from Men’s Warehouse.  HTH!

Post # 6
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My husband is similar – athletic build, broad shoulders, small waist AND tall (6’5).  Custom made is the way to go.  He got his suit at Hickey Freeman, and it looked awesome.

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

Mr. Kitten has the same build!  We love the suits at Banana Republic (not the chino material though).  They have a modern cut that really flatters guys with broad shoulders and smaller waists!  Also, BR has great sales!  We got ours for 30% off!

Post # 8
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

My fiance has a suit by Thick as Thieves– a young, made-to-measure suit company in LA. It fits him like a dream- seriously.

Basically, it’s all via internet- you send them your measurements (I took them for him- very simple- just follow the instructions on the website) and your cut preference (several to choose from), fabric choice, lining choice, and details (functioning/non functioning cuffs, side tabs, belt loops, pockets, pant cuffs, etc).  The suits are (I believe) manufactured overseas and take about a month to make and a couple of weeks to ship.

I think they start in the low 400s- pretty dang awesome for a MTM suit!!

A note about the website- all of the models are in suits that have much more modern, edgy cuts and sizing- but keep in mind that sleeve length, pant breaks, jacket length and pretty much everything else is totally customizable.  If he wants it a little more roomy, I’m sure they can make it that way.

 These suits are sharp and IMO, a total steal.

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The upside of getting a custom one made is that he’ll have it for life and can definitely wear it again.

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