Above you’ll see a comparison of our three main bodies for the Fall 2013 season. While they’re all a Hart Schaffner Marx suit, you’ll see they each encompass a different set of values. Differences in the shoulders, waist suppression, and length are the most obvious visual cues, but there is more to fit than meets the eye.
The Chicago body, shown far left, is an easy-fitting suit for the man looking for comfort and longevity. While traditional in fit, the styling of the garment reflects the change in times with subtle updates. The lapel width, gorge height, and jacket length have all been carefully considered, ensuring a look that won’t look dated after a couple seasons of wear.
The New York body, shown center, carries a fair amount of updates, all done quite discriminately, but without a hint of garishness. A higher armhole & slimmer sleeve highlight the increase in waist suppression, while the slightly shorter length and narrower shoulder are contemporary without being fashion forward. Its made for the man who is always on time, and this suit speaks to that.
The Los Angeles model, shown far right, challenges the notions of how a Hart Schaffner Marx suit ought to look and fit. Following current fashion trends, the LA is a full inch and a half shorter than its Chicago predecessor, and its body-contouring lines are far more physical in nature than the New York. Unlike other slim cut and fashion suits, the LA is constructed with the same quality and know-how of what one would expect from a traditional tailor, except this is nothing you’d ever expect to find from a traditional maker.
And we’re quite pleased with that. Following posts will consider each model in much greater detail.