The time has come to conclude on my My.Suit experience. If you are unfamiliar with the series so far this is the third post, it will focus primarily on the construction and details of the suit. The first focused on the fitting and first fit. The second focused on the final fit of the suit, which I am pretty happy with. Generally speaking, the construction of the suit is mediocre. But for the price point of $495 I think it is a good value.
Let’s start with the basics. Production is in Mexico. I believe all of My.Suit’s jackets are half canvassed, which is better then fully fused but not quite the ideal of a fully canvased jacket. That said, I am worried about the longevity of the jacket, as any bit of fusing has been known to cause issue with both durability and fit. The stitching on the jacket is a mix of machine and hand work, but generally speaking it is done pretty well. The fabric is of acceptable quality. It is smooth to the touch and comfortable to wear, it is a little on the lighter side, which will be advantageous in the warmer months. For a proper discourse of the stitching and other details of the jacket and pants please refer to the pictures below.
Hand stitching around the sleeve head, this helps provide a little bit of give and stretch, which is good for movement. Also note the sweat guard, any decent jacket should have these.
Close up of the sleevehead stitching. It is done manually, however, it is also uneven and disheveled looking. I believe this could have been done better.
The stitching around the lining looks to be done by machine. But what is important is that it looks clean and holds the lining in place, which in this case the stitching does.
Further detail on the lining stitching. Take note of the monogramming and how uneven the stitching used to secure it is, it just looks sloppy. It is a clear indicator of where corners were cut in order to save time and production costs.
On the bottom of the jacket the lining has been sewn in by machine. Now, there are machines that just stitch the lining to the jacket and create a seam, in essence. However, this type of stitching is far better, as it allows air to circulate and the liner to drape and move in a more fluid manner. In more expensive jackets this will be done by hand. To my knowledge, there is little functional difference, it is more of an artisan detail.
The lapels are of a healthy width, 3.5". One thing I really liked about My.Suit was that I could choose the width of the lapels and the height of the buttoning point of the jacket. However, I think the striping could have been matched better between the lapel and collar, but at least it is symmetrical. The peaks also extend past the collar the same amount, even the slightest difference can upset the balance of the jacket. I also note that the lapel button hole is a working one, I would prefer it be a straight slit instead of the keyhole shape, as that is a cleaner aesthetic.
The matching of the pocket flap to the jacket is well done, as they lined up the stripes on the pocket with those on the front most bottom part of the jacket.
The buttons are okay, but I think I will switch them out for something with a more rounded edge. The button holes are machine made and clean. Although handmade ones are the best, that is a detail that no one should expect on a $495 suit. That said, My.Suit's are certainly sufficient.
Perhaps my biggest complaint is the slide closure. They did not have an option for an extended tab slide closure, only and extended button or this. As you can see, the fabric stretches and lifts up a little from the waistband. As a result, it doesn't look nearly as clean as it should. Next time I would go for an extended button tab closure.
The side button tabs fulfill their purpose, that of tightening the waistband when needed. However, sliding tabs are preferable in my opinion, as they are cleaner and more elegant. The other issue here is that the striping is not matched between the waistband and the button tab. This can be fixed by moving the button hole up, however, this should not be an issue in the first place.
All of this taken into account I would say that for the price of $495 the value is sound, I would go further and say that in the future I would purchase further products from My.Suit and that I would continue to work with the salesman that I used, Marcus Coy, from the Madison Ave location. As always, if you have any questions of comments, sound off below.
Note: FYGblog received in no way any material compensation from My.Suit or parties associated with My.Suit. For further thoughts on the matter please refer to ‘The Line Is Being Blurred.’