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Better Than Suitsupply? Pini Parma Review & Suit Try On Haul

December 9, 2019

What’s up, guys? I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re
watching He Spoke Style, and today, very excited to share this with you, a review
and try-on of Pini Parma. So, obviously, the biggest question I’m going to answer in
this video is the one in the title. If you’ve seen my Suitsupply, review you
know that there are many things that I love about the brand, but there are also
some things that really kind of turn me off. I’ve been looking for some
high-quality, sort of price-equivalent, alternatives to Suitsupply for a while,
so I was very excited to learn about Pini Parma and to also give them a try.
So, table of contents for this video. First, I’m going to talk a little bit
about the brand. Next, I’ll show you each of the items that I have. Then, I’ll try
them on individually so you can see how they fit and hear my feedback for each
piece. After that, I’ll put a few outfits together just so you can see the pieces
styled. And then, finally, I will render the verdict and give you the answer to
the question that I know you want to know. This is going to be a good one.
Let’s get to it. So Pini Parma. Pini Parma is an Italian
brand. In previous videos, I’ve worn a couple of these pieces and a few of you
have commented that Pini Parma is a French brand. That is incorrect. They do
have a shop in Paris, but the brand is Italian. It was started in September of
2017 by Thomas Pini. Prior to launching Pini Parma, Thomas worked at Boggi Milano for
nine years. Boggi is kind of trendy in a similar vain to Suitsupply, in some ways,
and Thomas wanted to create something a little more niche and a little more
sartorial. So Pini Parma initially launched as an e-comm site and after that they did
a three-month pop-up in Paris that went so well that they eventually opened up a
permanent location there. Pini Parma strives to be sartorial ready-to-wear. So
you’re getting a lot of details in a ready-to-wear garment that you would
usually only find in bespoke clothing. Things like side adjusters or wider
waist bands with button closures or pleats or lapel widths and shapes. So
everything is made in Italy and the brand really kind of combines two of the
more famous Italian tailored clothing styles. We’re talking about the
Neapolitan style, or southern style, with a more northern style. And with that mix
you get the pattern of the northern style with the details
of the south. So you get kind of like a more universally wearable and less
flamboyant garment. Fabrics play a very big role in what Pina Parma produces and
Thomas spends a lot of time researching and sourcing some really great fabrics.
In addition to their ready-to-wear, they do do made-to-measure and made-to-order
as well. If you go on the website, you’ll see that there are two prices listed for
each piece. The first one is the price for European Union customers. And the
second is for non-EU customers, which includes, obviously, the United States.
Pina Parma ships worldwide in 48 hours via DHL Express. And in January of 2020,
they will actually be offering free shipping on orders over two hundred or
two hundred twenty euros. One thing to note is that you may have to pay duties
on what you order. I didn’t have to, but Thomas said that happens from time to time. So
that’s all I can tell you about that. There’s also a live chat on the website
from 8 a.m. to midnight Italian time. So that’s a little background on the brand,
now let me show you each of the items that I have here. First, we have a gray
stripe flannel suit. Shirts. A light blue button-up shirt. A denim button-up shirt.
And a Bordeaux-colored cotton flannel popover. Trousers. I have the taupe
flannel trousers from the Soragna collection. And also the blue houndstooth
flannel trousers also from the Soragna collection, which I’ll explain a little
bit more about when I get into trying them on. Next, a beige turtleneck in wool
and cashmere. A grey herringbone raglan coat. A pair of blue suede tassel loafers.
And a light gray flannel tie. Let’s try this stuff on. So starting with the pants
and up first we have the houndstooth flannel trousers. Actually, before we get
started, I should let you know that I am 5’9″ and weigh 152lbs. So these have a
higher rise. A single reverse pleat. Metal side adjusters and a wide extending tab
fastening belt with two button closures. These pants come unfinished and, as you
can see, I had my tailor finished them off with a two-inch cuff. I’m wearing a
size 46 and these are classified as a slim fit. For me, the sizing is pretty
much perfect. Through the leg, I have plenty of room to be
comfortable. The leg opening on the website says it’s seven inches, but I
measured it and it was around 6 and 3/4 inches. The silhouette is amazing. And
it’s honestly hard for me to believe that this is a ready-to-wear pair of
pants. Here are the taupe pair of trousers. They are exactly the same style and fit
as the previous pair so nothing really to add. I did mention that these are from
what Pina Parma calls the Soragna collection. And the Soragna collection
basically has all of those details that you would typically find in bespoke and
made-to-measure clothing but in a ready-to-wear garment. So, again, we’re
talking about things like the pleats, the side adjusters, and the waistband. Moving
on to the shirts now. And starting with this light blue cotton shirt. It has a
spread collar and a single button rounded cuff. The material is very nice.
It feels very high-quality and it’s very comfortable. So, honestly, I think I chose
the wrong size here. I’m always a little conservative when ordering online. I
don’t like my clothes to fit too tight. This is a size 15 and 1/2 neck. The
sleeves are just a touch too long. And I have some room in the body. Although I
could totally wear this shirt as is, I think sizing down to a size 15 neck
would result in a little bit better fit. Up next is the denim shirt. Same size, so
same feedback as and last one. With this one though, because it has a more casual
feel, I almost don’t mind having a little bit of extra room. What I really want to
point out and mention about this shirt is that how nice it feels for a
denim shirt. The shirt is extremely soft, which makes it very comfortable. And I
love this color for a denim shirt. Here, we have a flannel popover in a Bordeaux
color. So I wasn’t sure about how I was going to feel about this in terms of style
when I got it. But I have to say I really, really like it. As kind of an elevated
and sophisticated casual shirt, you really can’t beat it. This is the same
size as the previous two shirts, but in popover form, I think it fits just
perfectly. I have enough room to feel comfortable, but it still has a very nice
tailored look to it. And the fabric, once again, is exquisite. It’s very soft and
very comfortable to wear. Moving on to the turtleneck now. Beige color with a
cable weave pattern. Fabric is a mix of cashmere and wool. 30% cashmere. 70% wool.
I ordered this in a size small and I think the fit is absolutely perfect.
Fabric, again, very soft, as you’d expect with some cashmere in it. And it’s not
super thin, but it’s also not super thick either, which is nice, because it allows
you to wear it untucked, but it also gives you the ability to tuck it in your
trousers, if you like. Here is the suit. This is a striped grey flannel suit. The
jacket is two-button. Flap pockets. 3 and 3/4 inch notch lapel. Double vent. Half
canvas. Natural shoulders. The jacket is unlined. We have two inside
breast pockets–one on either side. And then a pen pocket on the inside on the
left. The trousers are, again, from the Soragna collection, so we have the single
pleat, the side adjusters, and the two button waistband. The jacket is a size 48
and the fit on me is phenomenal. The shoulders are perfect. I like the line of
the side of the body of the jacket. The back is very clean. You know, it’s so
refreshing that the jacket looks so well- tailored, but it’s not tight. Sleeve
length is good. Length of the jacket is great. It feels like the suit was made
for me. And, again, I am absolutely blown away that this is ready to wear a
garment. Next up is the grey herringbone raglan coat. Now, a raglan sleeve is a
sleeve that extends in one piece all the way down from the collar.
It has a wide notch lapel. Bellows in the back, which is a great sartorial touch.
And a waistband. Diagonal front welt pockets with button closures. Sleeve tabs.
And buttons up the front with a hidden placket. Very cool coat. Very versatile.
And lots of styling possibilities, especially with the belt. Here, we have a
simple light gray flannel tie. It actually has a bit more of a cashmere
feel to it. It’s an 8 centimeter tie. Unlined. Handmade. And stain and
water-resistant. Finally, a pair of dark blue suede tassel loafers. Leather lining.
Leather sole. Blake construction. They look and feel like a very well-made pair
of shoes, though I am unable to give any kind of feedback on them because the
size that I ordered, 42, which is my normal size,
is just slightly too large for my foot. Loafers, I’ll typically go a half-size
down, but unfortunately this time I didn’t. So those are the pieces that I
got, how they fit, and my feedback on each item. Next, let’s put a few outfits
together. Got to start with the suit. A grey flannel chalk stripe suit has been
on my wish list for quite some time. It’s timeless. It’s classic. It’s a suit that
anyone who’s serious about tailored clothing should have in their fall/
winter wardrobe. Now, a striped suit like this can be intimidating a little bit.
But when it comes to anything with a bolder statement pattern, the rule of
thumb is to keep the rest of the outfit simple. You hear me say this all the time.
So I paired it with the light blue shirt along with the light grey flannel tie
and a simple white pocket square. I feel like this has a little bit of an Italian
flavor, so I went with some double monk strap shoes. And what I consider to be
the perfect watch for this outfit, my Rolex Datejust. One final thing I want
to share is something funny that Thomas told me as I was interviewing him for this
review. And that’s related to the lapel width.
He said that in Italy, the size of the lapel is proportionate to the size of
the ego of the wearer. So, here, with a 3 and 3/4 inch lapel, I think it’s the
perfect width for the guy who’s confident, but not so overly confident
that it detracts from the clothing. Next, a simple casually elegant combo with
just the turtleneck, the taupe flannel trousers, and the raglan coat. One thing
that really strikes me about the entire Pini Parma collection, is that it plays
in this realm of the classic menswear color palette of blues, greys, and browns,
but somehow, all of the versions of those colors in the collection have a little
bit of a different feel, while still being classic. It’s unique. And it appears
very luxurious. Kind of reminds me of Brunello Cucinelli, in many ways, except
for the price tag. As I said, lots of options here in terms of styling the
coat because of the belt. You can tuck the belt into the pockets for a cleaner
look. Or give a simple knot in the front, keeping it open just slightly, for a more
sartorial appearance. And pulling the browns of the outfit
together with my Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle on the wrist, and
dark-brown double monks, once again. One final outfit here, showcasing the popover,
the blue houndstooth trousers, and repurposing the jacket from the suit.
This is what I would consider sort of a grown-up casual, or luxe casual, kind of
look. All basic elements, but with the fabrics and all of the particular
details of these garments, you have something that’s a little more elevated
than just the typical casual outfit. The popover has really grown on me,
especially this one in this color. My glasses are by Cubitts. On the wrist, is
the Rolex Explorer II. In my opinion, a very underrated watch. And then anchored
by a pair of white leather sneakers. It’s a sporty and elevated look. Great for
when you want to put something casual together with a little extra. So it
should be pretty obvious that I think Pina Parma is an absolutely exceptional
brand. The quality, the fit, and the details you get in a ready to wear
garment at that price point is absolutely outstanding. Still kind of
blows my mind that this is available as ready-to-wear clothing. And another thing
I love about Pina Parma is that the selection is not overwhelming. You have a
very curated selection of wardrobe essentials. And everything is very high
quality. And because Pini Parma deals in classic menswear staples, you are getting
a lot of versatility, which equates to a humungous bang for your buck. Now, is
Pini Parma better than Suitsupply? In my opinion, 100%, yes. Absolutely. No
question. Pini Parma is better than Suitsupply. Now, does Pini Parma have as wide a
variety of options and patterns as Suitsupply? No. Is Pina Parma as ubiquitous as
Suitsupply? Like can you find them in multiple cities throughout the US? No. Is
Pina Parma trendy like Suitsupply? No. But that’s a good thing. And in terms of
price, we’re talking pretty much in the same ballpark. So if you are looking for
high-quality, lots of attention to detail, amazing fabrics, sartorial details that
you rarely, if ever, see on ready-to-wear clothing, and if you value timeless,
classic menswear, that never goes out of style, then I would seriously encourage
you to consider Pina Parma. Well, there you have it.
I don’t know what else to say at this point other than leave your comments
down below. Lots to talk about. I told you this was going to be a good one.
Links to everything featured in this video are down below in the description.
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  • Reply James Pålsson December 3, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Man what a great fit you got. No need to look further

  • Reply Benjamin Kalt December 3, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I am happy you like the items and the tailoring details look phenomenal indeed. Bad for me: You often already ordered the lowest size possible and even on you the garments look quite 'comfortable'. For me as a very slim guy I doubt that I can order from them because everything will be baggy. 🙁

  • Reply Joakim Jystrand December 3, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Absolute killer video! Good job ??

  • Reply ernest harden December 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Bravo bravo again you have hit the mark on all points I believe I would look great in all of the outfits and all of the pieces of clothing have you ever thought about being a personal stylist I especially enjoyed the taupe trousers with the turtleneck and the grey coat can't say enough about the other outfits either Bellissimo

  • Reply Tenkterian December 3, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you so much for taking a deeper look at this particular brand. I've been curious about Pini Parma ever since Hugo Jacomet mentioned them on different occasions on Sartorial Talks and always wondered whether they are really as good as he claimed. With your trustworthy opinion backing that, I don't believe that I've any excuses left for not checking them out.
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Reply Arneldo Bumatay December 3, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Those are beautiful clothes. My only concern is the the width of the tie knot, seems out of proportion the width of the tie.

  • Reply crumbsnatcher74 December 3, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Beutiful pieces. I just checked out their site and the collection is very nicely put together. And price point is solid as well. The website shows soft unpadded shoulders, but didn't indicate if they are spalla camicia. Can you confirm if these are spalla camicia shoulders?

  • Reply Sebastian Lara December 3, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I don't really agree that it's far better than Suit Supply. Their jackets are significantly more expensive (about €500, whereas a SS jacket is €250-300), yet are short and have fairly high buttoning stances (which I'd expect from a trendy brand, not a sartorial one). I also had sizing issues with their shirts, which have baggy sleeves. I think their trousers are their best pieces now that they finally increased the rise.

  • Reply Philipp Mohr December 3, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Brian!
    As always, the video is wonderful!
    What do you mean by „unfinished“ when talking about the trousers?

  • Reply Edoardo Giordano December 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    As an Italian, I'm sure I will support the brand after such a warm recommendation from you. Thank you Brian!

  • Reply Seth Castellano December 3, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Always impressed.

  • Reply Lasse Hansen December 3, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Wow absolutely an amazing brand! Besides the fit on the shirts everything just looks superb ? definitely giving SuitSupply a run for their money.

  • Reply Stanislas December 3, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Nice suit, but the shirts are baggy. They just don’t fit.
    SuitSuppy is not trendy. It’s classic and average quality. Not too expensive but the fitting is not really good.

  • Reply David A. Quiroa December 3, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    What jeans are you wearing? Thanks

  • Reply exwife called December 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Killer format and I hope you continue with it! I usually prefer peak lapels but the ones on the suit look really good. Do you think the charcoal pin stripe suit is better fitted to the business environment rather than the usual situations ?

  • Reply Bartłomiej Kulpa December 3, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Very interesting video, Brian ??I will definitely check their website.

  • Reply Justin Nguonly December 3, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    I could have used this video a few weeks ago when I bought my suit from suit supply! Just kidding, I like what I got – double-breasted dark grey flannel suit. Thanks for the video though! I'll be sure to check out Pini!

  • Reply ESCO 78 December 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I’m 6’ 5” and wear a 48L. I don’t see long as an option. Appreciate any help.

  • Reply Gerry Gallagher December 3, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Great selection of clothing sir… I thought the coat, t-neck, and badge-trousers looked amazing thanks again for a super video Brian

  • Reply Go'Head Mr. Dingle December 3, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Good info, I'll check them out. The popover is a great look.

  • Reply willtotheiam 威廉 December 4, 2019 at 12:03 am

    What size did you order for the raglan coat?

  • Reply aPixelcoffee December 4, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Brian, thanks for your honest feedback. I love that you always keep an eye out for niche quality. Really liked the suit's fit, it flatters you a lot. Rare to find high rise pants off the rack; SuitSupply offers only a very limited amount of those, so points for Pini. Though all the extra back fabric of the shirts does bug me. I suspect sending them back/refunding would be complicated or pricy for you as a US costumer. Do you consider having them tailored?
    Funny enough, I own a suit virtually identical to that pinstriped one and indeed, it's not that easy to not have it look overpowering! I very much valued your styling inspo here.
    Favourite piece of all things Pini would be that knitted turtleneck. It captures your casual sophistication so well, and that's what I'm admiring you for. Keep on with all your great work. Love from Germany.

  • Reply kongmw December 4, 2019 at 1:03 am

    A problem I have with SuitSupply is that most of their trousers are too slim. I don't have massive thighs or calves but they still get caught on my socks. Maybe Pini offerings are less aggressive in that regard. But for Pini Parma to compete or beat SuitSupply, which has a very respectable physical presence in the States, Pini also needs to at least step up on the free return game. For an online only tailored clothing company, free return is very important in convincing customers to take a chance at its product. That and taking care of import duties.

  • Reply Kenneth Titley December 4, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Good job…..your appraisal is always fair….but then again you are a gentleman…..peace and love to all

  • Reply Noto Meincke December 4, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Always had some issues with the fit of the suitsupply trousers. Going to check out Pini Parma! Thanks for this recommendation and very well put together video! High quality as expected from you!

  • Reply Vladimir Riché December 4, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I follow them on IG but it's good to see them in video format on YouTube. The suit looks more like a Pinstripe than a Chalk Stripe IMO. I'll give them a look, great job!

  • Reply Philip E December 4, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Very nice quality, it’s a shame they don’t do a customisation on their shirts (at no charge) with collar, body & sleeve length. That is why I only order on-line from TM Lewin. 16.5in collar, slim fit & 33in sleeve. You can also include collar and cuff types. Non-iron & stretch fabrics in 100% cotton.

  • Reply Mr. Ku December 4, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Honest and informative. Very refreshing. Thanks, Brian!

  • Reply Edwin M. December 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

    The shirts are too big. The suit looks great on you. I do own the same denim shirt and a flannel trouser from Pini. Next on my list is the beige knitted jacket cardigan. Take care.

  • Reply A. S. December 4, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Brian, How do you think Pini stacks up agaonst Ring Jacket for off tjhe rack in regards to fit and finish?

  • Reply CJ Hinckley December 4, 2019 at 3:52 am

    This all looks great but would I be able to get a good fit as I am a person who finds a lot of trouble getting of the rack clothing. I have very broad shoulders, a slimmer waist, and very long arms.

  • Reply JumboJetPilot December 4, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Loafers are rough until you get a custom cordswained set. Then you can’t hardly go back to off-the-shelf! Who is your favorite top coat maker?

  • Reply suckgames December 4, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Hello Brain, thanks. You said that pini parma is better than suitsupply but you didn't really say why exactly. What is better? fabric? fit? price? style?

  • Reply mike wellington December 4, 2019 at 5:34 am

    I actually really like the fit of your undershirt t shirt shown with the pants, where did you get it?

  • Reply Will Levine December 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Great video, Brian. Everything always looks terrific on you.

  • Reply Jimmy Edmonds, Jr December 4, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Love the line will definitely look at ordering the denim shirt.

  • Reply Zuker Gill December 4, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Once again, great content.

  • Reply Pavel Dubšík December 4, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Better than Suitsupply? No way. Same price range? No way (2x more expensive is not the same range). Does it fits you? 🙂 NO way. Sorry Brian, you are totally wrong and I have the feeling you are sponsored by them.

  • Reply Jack Kim December 4, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Hi! I was wondering what size off the rack pants (us size) you wear, whether its rag and bone, jcrew or suit supply. Would you consider the size of the pants you got a W 30-31? Love your content by the way!

  • Reply Simon Moses December 4, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Hugo on Sartorial Talks did a video a while back on a few RTW and MTM brands that he recommended and Pini was one of them, as was walker slater. I have a tweed suit from Walker Slater and it's perfect for RTW, so you are the second person who has given Pini and thumbs up! I love the beige trousers in your video and will be looking to order them today if I have time. Pini is one of those new'ish companies that are under the radar but are just knocking it out of the park, to use a baseball analogy! Great video, love this format!

  • Reply Amr Soliman December 4, 2019 at 9:37 am

    In my humble opinion the shirts are a bit too large.

  • Reply DressedUp Guy December 4, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Damn… I wish you haven't blown the whistle on them, now they'll constantly be out of stock ?

  • Reply Sebastian Flynn December 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    The first two looks are just taken straight from pini parma the only change made was the shoes, you can do better than that.

  • Reply Amos Damon December 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Glad to see this review up… PiniParma has by far one of the best aesthetics and highest quality look-books for RTW menswear out there today. I'm constantly inspired by their styles, and hope to see them grow to a more accessible brand in the US.

  • Reply Nameless December 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Big fan of this, especially the pants and the jacket.

  • Reply Kevin S December 4, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Came here initially for the watches. Stayed for the clothing and style tips with the help of HSS. Just an average Joe trying to up his style game. Great content and thanks HSS!

  • Reply minonano December 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hey Brian great content as usual, also nice to hear Pimi gets the HSS seal of approval! I just started looking into Boggi and found their stuff to be very stylish, I can say the same for Pimi from what I've seen so far. The more casual shirts look great even in the larger size btw.

  • Reply alex godinez December 4, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    hi brian, alex from Los Angeles, I really like all the clothes you show us but I really like the best was the French loafers in Brown, Where idols French lovers from?

  • Reply bruccancer December 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    where is that black tshirt from? Fits well

  • Reply alex godinez December 4, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    hi Brian do you travel to LA, would like a meet up whenever you are in town Alex

  • Reply Joao Madeira December 4, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Very good review, well done.

  • Reply mike chavez December 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Great Video Brian! One question however. Where can I find that navy shirt you have on? I love how the buttons are all black not like most of the navy shirts out there which have white buttons.

  • Reply yeahwafflesgo December 4, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Great video. Definitely think Pini Parma is a cool alternative to SS.

    One question – do you think the button stance on the suit is a bit high?

    And what size is the suit?

  • Reply toobalkain December 4, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    not so sure about the bordeaux popover, something looks off. The guy on PP's website pulls it off, perhaps it's the beard, it makes the neck looks shorter and the whole look appears proportional, otherwise polos aren't the best possible choice for guys with long necks.

  • Reply toobalkain December 4, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thing about cashmere, it's not much softer than superfine merino, unless perhaps it's some super fancy Mongolian baby goat cashmere used in $1.000 sweaters and with merino being a tad more robust, it's usually a better choice if longevity of garment is a factor.

  • Reply Ari Harrison December 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Misleading title. Should be "Guy who hates Suitsupply talks about another brand he likes more". Just trolling love your videos.

  • Reply Vixcis December 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I m a big fan of both of these brands and I have many articles from both.
    So I can say that Pini Parma is greatly superior. Suit supply is manufactured in China whereas Pini Parma is manufactured in Italy. The price is different too but IMO Pini Parma is the best RTW brand on the market right now : my 4 blazers et 1 suit fit perfectly.

  • Reply monkeypawism December 4, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    It's nice. I don't think it needs much work, maybe a tad on the jacket but for a classic fit, it's nice. Sophisticated. The pants are great.

  • Reply Toivo Channel December 4, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    this is italian AND french !

  • Reply villegas24 December 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Nice outfits. Time to save up

  • Reply 14220129187432 December 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Better than Suitsupply? Yes, for OLD people. ???

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  • Reply Geoffrey December 4, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Pini Parma, they sure have some fantastic stuff. Recently ordered for a third time from them. Just note that their most interesting clothing often runs out of stock quite fast so be quick when the next summer stock comes in. I also think that their summer line up has so far been a bit more interesting than their winter line up, which could relate to their partly southern Italian heritage. Be careful when ordering pants with more than one pleat (more than one can make it look bulky, particularly if the fabric is flannel). I especially like Pini Parma for their trousers though, while I think Suit Supply still makes some fantastic (sport) jackets.

  • Reply Bees of St. Ambrose December 4, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I've had it with trendy ultra slim cuts of suitsupply!

  • Reply Vali Sechi December 4, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Awesome video as always! Everyone seems to rate this brand high and now you confirm it’s good. I’ve looked a few times on their website and I’m gonna act on a navy flannel double breasted jacket as an early Christmas present. About the comp with SS, yeah they are a little fashion forward in rtw form but what nobody talks about is their excellent mtm service. I’ve done 2 suits, one neapolitan inspired with natural spalla camicia shoulders, 3 roll 2, barchetta pochet, unlined etc. And a Tom Ford inspired one with wide curved peak lapels, roped shoulders, low buttoning point, milanese buttonhole etc. Just to test out the extremes. The level of customisation you get is imho unparalleled and the cost was around 650 euros for each

  • Reply Hani Shamseddeen December 4, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Stunning quality! I hadn't heard about Pini Parma before. Thanks for drawing attention to it

  • Reply Greg Billion December 5, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Do you wear a 48 IT for Suitsupply jackets too? Also, what is your typical neck size? I wear a 15.5 for most shirts, should I size down to a 15?

  • Reply Potato Sir December 5, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Love this video format and breakdown! My favorite video from you

  • Reply Saud Twair December 5, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Thomas Pini is a french guy tailor, who worked at Boggimilano

  • Reply Zack Zada December 5, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Tried ordering a suite and shirts. But can't seem to add anything to the cart. Their site seems to be broken.

  • Reply John Cheung December 5, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Love the pants

  • Reply Idris Fashan December 5, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Holy shit!!!! That suit! Dude, I’m in. ????

  • Reply Kyle DeBoor December 5, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Wow! THank you so much for the review! Will probably buy my first quality suit here. Would love your recommendation? Versatile and multiple uses. I'm a realtor who usually wears a navy blazer, ocbd, raw denim…5"9"/145 and short legs. By the way, love watching your videos as much as The Office, Stranger Things! Keep up the good work good sir!!

  • Reply Patrick Pang December 5, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Nice outfit. I am gonna get myself some.

  • Reply Anthony Johnson December 5, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Wow!!!! This was an incredible video. I can't thank you enough for the heads up on Pini Parma… Man, this was a good video.

  • Reply Olorin December 5, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Quick question. I can appreciate the suit fitting so well off the rack (it really did look good), but that’s very relative to body type. Do you have a broader chest/shoulders in proportion to the rest of your body (V) or are you more strait shaped? It’s hard to tell because you said you wear a 48, which would be pretty big for your height unless you’re talking European sizes.

  • Reply Mohammad Jafarnejad December 5, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Totally agree! Just got my first ordered items and they all look great. The trousers are fantastic!

  • Reply Michael Loschiavo December 5, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Sharp ?

  • Reply er asdef December 5, 2019 at 6:55 am

    None of them fits

  • Reply Andreas Fellini December 5, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Too bad, that you did not talk at all about any technical or sartorial details, although you mentioned "sartorial details" more than once. Canvas, shoulder construction, hand-work details? Website says the suits are half canvas (which makes them more expensive than Suitsupply, where you can get full canvas for almost the same price+ free returns etc). Would have been curious about those details.

  • Reply L.a. Paramino Sartorial life December 5, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Ohhhhhhhhhh snap. Suit supply ousted. this video is a big big alarm for suit supply! they have been on top of the game in the ready to wear for years now! but I’m excited to check out pini! excellent informative info for the sartorially inclined professionals and classic men’s enthusiasts such as myself. First the cybertruck and now pini Parma ………..great video! be on the look out for my channel soon!

  • Reply Christopher Crossley December 5, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Hi, as you're 5ft 9 do you find the 2 inch cuffs on the trousers make you look shorter?

  • Reply Gio Fenix December 5, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Can you do a bespoke suit vlog/ documentary where you show the whole process of having the suit made?

  • Reply Ben Jager December 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm


  • Reply kikker man December 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Like Hugo said

  • Reply Taylo Ren December 5, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    That grey flannel suit is amazing. Question: on the 'guess my size' on their website, I put in my stats, and it recommended an IT 48. I'm 5'6, 153 pounds and normally wear a 38S in US sizes. Judging by the fact that you're wearing a 48 in the video, do you think that jacket would be too long for a short fellow like myself?

  • Reply Anoni.mouse same December 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    A bit of a boxy cut to that jacket. I'd like to have a little more waste suppression and much lower upper button to look thinner and taller (and why not?)

  • Reply Mauriseph86 December 6, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Amazing video! you should do a collaboration with @kirbyallison

  • Reply mirto1000 December 6, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Great video

  • Reply daddyV88 December 6, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Perfect timing! I've been hearing about Pini Parma and Walker Slater a lot, and will check out both places when I visit Paris/London in a few weeks. I absolutely love the suit and the turtleneck. Thanks for the review, Brian!

  • Reply rnstyip December 6, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Hi Brian, thanks for the video. I'm based in Asia so RTW brands like Ring Jacket are far more accessible to me, albeit slightly pricier. How would you compare Pini Parma's offerings to Ring Jacket? Cheers.

  • Reply Tan Ke Yi December 6, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Stumbled upon this channel from the EDC video and instantly subscribed! Love your content, especially those with you trying on different styles. Btw I would love to see a video on belts if you can make one 🙂

  • Reply Kirill Pugin December 7, 2019 at 1:52 am

    What jacket size do you wear Brian? I was looking at size chart and they just way too short, for example US38 is only 28.7” long, for comparison S&M in Neo cut is 29.9” long…

  • Reply Leonardo Laviola December 7, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Very little justice made to a an extremely nice and interesting entry level sartorial brand. I would hope in a better size choice before reviewing cloths.

  • Reply aznlemonboy December 7, 2019 at 3:07 am

    What brand are the sneakers?

  • Reply John Phillips December 7, 2019 at 3:48 am

    The suit is the star of the show. The tie is a must buy in my opinion, sadly, sold out. I will be purchasing from them in the future. Thanks for bring something new to my attention.

  • Reply Paul Is December 7, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I like how their pants has a side adjuster!!!

  • Reply adamr63 December 7, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I just got two pairs of flannel trousers, nice cut, great fabric, their sizing tips and explanations are excellent, and the ordering was extremely simple and shipping was amazingly quick. I'll definitely order from them again, great value and service, and nice designs.

  • Reply Filip Kozik December 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I bought suit, shirt, tie and coat from Pini Parma this month and everything is outstanding! Highly recommend!

  • Reply Brice Boudouin December 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    It is a french brand of italian style clothes. You can see it in the terms and conditions pages.

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