Fit Check: Grey Sharkskin Suit

I’ve been getting requests from readers to do fit breakdowns of my custom commissions – things like the design details and the changes I make to the pattern as I update my fit.

I figure, if I enjoy watching Full Day of Eating videos on fitness channels, then it’s not completely out of left field for people to want to see the details of some of my own orders.

So this post is the first in a series I’ll be calling “Fit Check” I don’t order new stuff in regularly, but when I do, I’ll be sure to give you a full breakdown of what I’ve done and how it turned out.

Click here to watch the YouTube video: Fit Check Grey Sharkskin Suit

Click here to watch the YouTube video: Fit Check Grey Sharkskin Suit

Here’s a full breakdown of the customizations.

General

  • VBC mid grey sharkskin cloth
  • Price: $1877 for three-piece, $1445 for two-piece

Jacket

  • Full canvas interior construction
  • Light shoulder construction
  • Half lined
  • Single-breasted
  • Two button configuration
  • Notch lapels of 10.5cm/4.25in at their widest
  • Five, overlapping sleeve buttons
  • Pick stitching with a 2mm offset
  • Two straight, flapped pockets on the hip
  • Barqueta breast pocket
  • Flower loop behind lapel
  • Side vents
  • Grey and black horn buttons
  • Navy lining
  • Blue paisley piping
  • blue stripe sleeve lining

Trousers

  • Single, outward-facing pleat
  • Tabbed rear pockets
  • 5cm/2in cuffs
  • Without belt loops
  • Side adjusters
  • Buttons for braces
  • Zipper front
  • Flapped watch pocket
  • Pick stitching with 2mm offset

Vest

  • Single-breasted
  • Six buttons
  • Notch lapels
  • Navy lining
  • Back same as lining
  • Two hip pockets
  • One breast pocket
  • Pick stitching with 2mm offset

All of my custom suits are made by Beckett & Robb. If you’re interested in picking up something similar, reach out and we’ll get you taken care of.

Meet The Author


Tanner is the founder and primary author of Masculine Style. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and two kids, and helps run Beckett & Robb - a men's clothing company built around custom suits and shirts.
  • CHINEDU EZEMENARI

    In the video, the label said that it was a Guabello cloth, which is a mill in Biella. However in your breakdown, you have the cloth as VBC. Can you clarify the cloth?

    • Good catch. My navy is VBC, but this one is Guabello.