Rated 5 out of 5 by Downndr Exudes discretion & taste
A lot has been said about the Fitzgerald: the clean lines, higher armholes and narrower lapels. It's half canvassed so the front of the suit drapes impeccably. But you need to be trim to look your best in this suit. I own several and the solid navy has been the most versatile, having a nice hand and sheen. The Fitzgerald is a killer look paired with a crisp white BB shirt and regimental tie. We know there are higher-end suits but in suits, fit is king and the Fitz has it. Whether in the boardroom, consulting room or a special occasion. Go for it.
December 15, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewYorkTexan Great Fit, But Beware...
First of all, the Fitzgerald fit is my favorite fit in my wardrobe -- four of my suits are Fitzgeralds. But after fewer than six months of once-a-week wear, I noticed the fabric on the corner of the right back pocket starting to get thin, and ultimately turned into a hole. Of course, part of the problem was that I wore my wallet there (I don't anymore) -- but with such infrequent wear, that shouldn't happen. I can say that the folks at the Madison Avenue store went above and beyond fixing the problem for me. But just beware that the fabric on some of these suits might not be as durable as you'd think.
August 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JasonCG Great staple suit, but be careful with sizing
I am a young lawyer, and my Fitzgerald suits are staples for me. They are flattering, while still being conservative enough to not draw attention (very important for being in front of a jury of 12 people who are judging everything about you).
Be careful with sizing, however, as Brooks Brothers seems to have changed the fit of their suits. I wear a 42L (and have verified this with my tailor), and own 3 Fitzgerald suits in 42L that fit perfectly. However, when I went into a BB store last week, the 42L was very tight, and I had to move up to a 43L. Do yourself a favor and try on jackets at the store to verify your size before ordering online.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lockjc2 First Brooks Brothers Suit
This was my first Brooks Brothers suit. I needed a few alterations seeing as I'm a slim guy with long arms, but other than that the Fitzgerald suit fit great right off the rack. I wore it for the first time yesterday to a job interview and felt like a million bucks. Oh, and I got the job.
July 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by MakingMark Brooks timelesness with a great fit
I'm 40 yrs old, 5'6", 135lbs, trim & toned. I have a 36S Golden Fleece from several years ago that I just compared with my 36S navy Fitzgerald. While the full canvas construction of the Golden Fleece is clearly better in terms of drape and feel, the Fitzgerald fit is **way** better if you are in shape. The Madison cuts are just too boxy for me. Finally I don't look like a boy in dad's suit. The Regent also looks good on me, but I don't wear suits often at all so solid navy or gray is the way to go, and the Regents don't seem to come in the basic colors. My only criticism is that it's diffcult to find a 36S in stores, and it took 3 months to get my web backorder.
January 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcstsullivan Perfect Fit and Style
Purchased the Fitzgerald 1818 for myself to add to my Madison collection of Brooks Brothers' suits. Once I put it on I knew I had found the perfect fit and style for myself. A slimmer fit with great style. I prefer conservative suits and this is perfect for me. The first day I wore the Fitz suit I received numerous compliments on its looks. Can't wait to buy another one!
January 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garadice A New Favorite
The Regent has been my favorite fit for a few years now. As I have a slim build, the Regent gives a more fitted look, compared to the Madison fit. Hearing that the Fitzgerald is even more fitted than the Regent I decided to give a navy stripe suit a try. As soon as I put it on in the store I could feel the difference. The pants are a lot more trim with a lower rise. Even though the pants with the suit are my size, I had the tailor let them out a half inch to make them a little more comfortable. The jacket is tapered in the waist and the sleeves are also trimmer. All in all, it combines a modern trim fit with classic styling.
July 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by woothok Great cut, great fit. Coat fit me perfectly straight off the rack - not something that's necesssary, I guess, but it's an indication that this cut was exactly what I was looking for. IMHO, this cut works great for someone in shape (I have 38" chest, 32" waist, so I guess that's the perfect drop for this cut), but does not want a fitted / European look. It's a classic suit. I will be buying more.
October 5, 2010