Friday, December 31, 2010
Online suit review: Suitopia.com
Suitopia is another online budget made to measure suit shop. It is slightly dearer than the previous website I reviewed. The layout of the site itself is quite nice and neat. They offer Suits, Tuxedos, Morning coats, Frock coats and Evening tails. I decided to go for a two-piece in a fabric from their second cheapest selection (a waistcoat is an extra €90!).
The fabric selection they have is quite good considering the budget nature of the website. They even offer denim and corduroy. I decided on a fabric called "Grey beige". It is not a deceptive name and it is essentially the same as pictured on the website. I must confess to being a little surprised by my choice of fabric when it arrived. It isn't a colour I'd usually choose but nonetheless it is of acceptable quality.
The sleeves of the jacket are pleasantly narrow for a made to measure suit, especially since I didn't have the option to insert my bicep or wrist measurements. The buttons, which were one of the great failings of the Tailor4Less suit, are nice enough. They're not of any great quality obviously but they are perfectly acceptable.
Just like Tailor4Less the suit was very quick and it was 8 days from order to door. The whole process was really quite easy and satisfactory, especially if you already have a recent set of measurements so there is no measuring required. I will say, however, that some of the additions seem to cost disproportionatley more than other websites (I mentioned the waistcoat above). All in all though, I think that I will be ordering from these people more often despite the small price increase.