PINSTRIPE PHOTOGRAPHER SUIT JACKET
Just received the PINSTRIPE PHOTOGRAPHER SUIT JACKET, it fits great and the quality is great. I got a size 42R and was doubtful that it may run short in length, but that wasn't the case, fits perfect on the shoulder and looks sophisticated.
March 7, 2014
Nice but should be darker
Overall, its a really nice suit, but as with most of Express items the color seen in the picture is not quite as dark in person, this is probably due to poor lighting techniques when taking the item photo.
Its basically a light grey pin stripe, and since I like light grey suits I'm happy with it.
Express is doing a better job these days in making their Photographer suit jackets more slimmed down than they have been in the past. I had my tailor just bring in the waist a bit, and shorten the arm length a small bit.
However, the pants are still HUGE! I have literally had to take every single pair of pants I have every ordered from Express to the tailor. My tailor took out the tape measure, and my size 32 Photographer pants are actually 34! Yet this is not an isolated case, every pant I have bought from Express has been at least a couple inches larger in the waist than the label indicates. I'm not sure why this is?
Furthermore, they all need the legs slimmed down, nobody wheres loose fitting straight legged dress pants these days Express!
In conclusion, its a great suit if you can get it on sale, and don't mind spending another $100+ on tailoring.
Express should start including a tailor voucher with all its suits to pay for adjustments, since all 15 Express suits I have owned over the years have all required significant alterations.
March 5, 2014