Fitzgerald Two-Button 1818 Suit
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
Lasted less than a year
I bought two of these suits at the same time. I wore each of them once a week to the office and in less than a year the fabric had worn just below the elbows. I was told by my local store that they would have to be taken to be rewoven.
January 30, 2013
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
Great trim cut without looking too trendy slim.
January 13, 2012