When first viewing Suitsupply’s Fall/Winter 2014 line, two words are going to come to mind for perhaps more than just a few of us:
Based on looks, when it comes to styling, Suitsupply isn’t Brooks Brothers. When it comes to price, they’re not J. Crew Factory. Everybody gets that. But you’d think they’d throw a couple not too crazy looking/not too painfully priced items into the mix…
There’s just one wool suit under $500 (a very blue, striped Lazio fit). There’s lots of bold checks, plaids, and high contrast houndstooth this season. And there’s an oddly high number of “Havana” fit suits this time, with their signature patch-pocket jackets and shorter tails.
A cross section of the fall/winter ’14 line. Lots of patterns. Lots of cash too.
Maybe they shoot for the moon with this pre-order stuff, and more subtle selections show up later? But for now, it looks like Suitsupply is continuing to try and perpetuate the feeling that they’re “different” than other retailers. And not just when it comes to making a slim fitting half-canvas suit for around $400 – $500.
Thoughts from you guys? Are the new offerings from Suitsupply a little too strange for you? Or are you wanting to stand out a bit more this fall & winter? Meanwhile, guessing most are going to be drawn to the light brown single breasted topcoat, the outstanding looking (and pricey) Hudson Blazer, and maybe the Havana check in “soft tweed”?