(Closed) Suits for SKINNY Groomsmen?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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ICallHimFarmBoy:  There are quite a few old threads discussing http://www.studiosuits.com where they could have custom suits made.

Other Bees have posted about http://www.indochino.com

Reading the old threads should give you some idea if you would be comfortable using either of these.

Have you checked Yelp for reviews of tailors in Edmonton?

Suits or suit separates that you buy retail are gong to require alterations They should buy a jacket that fits and will most likely have to have the pants taken is as a standard inseam for a 28″ waist (forget about a 26) is 30 or 32″. They are going to have to buy larger waists to get the length they need, then get the waist altered.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have a burrlington coat factory near you, they carry suits for skinny tall guys. All our guys were skinny, including DH, with 28 and 29 waists with 34 and 36 inseam. No problem finding them there, which was shocking to us. All of them can rarely find jeans, so we thought it was going to be a hopeless cause, but burrlington had many to choose from. We ended up with 3 Calvin Klein suits with minimal tailoring needed. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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tksjewelry:  Burlington Coat Factory does not have stores in Canada for the men to be able to try on suits.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

There are “slim fit” suits. Fiance is 6’4″ and weighs about 170 lbs so I know what you mean by tall and skinny. The slim fit suits usually fit him very well.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Do you have an Express in your area? They have suits that go down to a 36 jacket and pants down to a 28 waist (32 length). Their suits are slim fit and very flattering. http://www.express.com/clothing/men/suits/cat/cat1620002 If you shop the right sales/coupons you can get a suit for ~$220usd

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Helper bee

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ICallHimFarmBoy:  Try Hugo Boss Red line brand. They are perfect for skinny men and my husband wore their tux on our day, but it’s very expensive.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

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ICallHimFarmBoy:  Our guys wore Perry Ellis suits, which are available directly from his website. They were pretty inexpensive, too. I think the pants were about $70 and the jackets were $140ish, but we also got them on sale. (Didn’t do the vests).

Both DH’s groomsmen are well over 6ft, gangly guys

ETA: they carry these at Dillard’s, don’t know if that exists near you

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Check out Topman (Topshop’s male line), H&M and Express. They all have a more slim fit vs. boxy/wide. My husband is 6’1″, pretty lean, and got his suit from Express. No alterations needed! He’s also gotten some really decent suits from H&M.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm

My fiance is skinny, he recently purchased the Ludlow suit from J Crew. He did a LOT of shopping around (I’ll be honest that I was not involved at all) but I’ve seen it on him and it looks great! 😉

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

My son has very similar measurements. Men’s Warehouse had a very nice Marc Ecko suit that they were able to alter for him perfectly. They thought it would require recutting the pants, but their tailor ended up being able to take them in without recutting, saving us $60! They were having a sale (because they’re always having a sale) and with alterations, the suit ended up costing around $350. It looked GREAT!

ETA: Actually, that $350 included 2 shirts and a tie. I’m sorry I don’t remember how much it was just for suit and alterartions. Probably around $270ish.

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Post # 12
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Helper bee

My husband wore his slim-fit suit from H&M. It looked very nice and was a great deal. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

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ICallHimFarmBoy:  hope you find something good! my fiance is going with Express. they have suits 30% off right now plus there’s a $75 off $200 code that works on top of that… the one he’s looking at works out to be $125 or $175 if he decides to get the vest too. Great deal! (Not sure how if the same sale is in CA right now though?) 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Call some places and see if they carry European cut suits. They are more slender, less boxy compared to regular suits. You will still have to have them tailored, but the cut will be more flattering. 

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