You will see me in this suit more often than others. I actually started with just the trousers for work and then later decided to grab the matching jacket. (Luckily, I didn’t have problems with the color of the fabric matching). I’m definitely not in love with the craftsmanship of this suit but it works well as a “beater” suit; i.e. I do not have to be too worried about it. Definitely a good value at $599 USD, so much so that I am actually thinking about picking up another one in grey.
The material of the suit, Lanificio Cerruti’s pure wool traveller, is very light and breathable. It is also unlined, which, in my opinion, keeps me cooler but the fully lined vs. half lined vs. unlined is a highly debatable issue. It has held up relatively well when traveling. Definitely not wrinkle free but close enough. I even wore it on a 10-hour flight to Amsterdam and got off the plane looking pretty sharp (if I may so myself).
The patch pockets definitely make it more casual, but they also make it easier to pair with other odd trousers and not look like a suit jacket. The pockets also come in handy when traveling for things like boarding passes, passports and those small liquor bottles they hand out on the plane!
As far as tailoring is concerned (generally one of my biggest complaints when it comes to SuitSupply), there really was not much needed. The pants were of course hemmed and I had the legs slimmed as well. Whatever tailor ended up with them did an okay job but they seemed more narrow through the leg than they did when originally pinned by the salesperson.
The surprising thing is that I did not have to have anything at all done to the jacket. It actually fit exceptionally well OTR. I only tried it on briefly in store but after getting it home and taking a closer look, I felt like it was pretty spot on. After the tailoring issue with the pants, I decided that if I did need some work done I would take it over to the tailor at Sid Mashburn as they have yet to disappoint.
Overall, I still feel it was a solid purchase and actually one I would make again. This is primarily because of the low price point and the quality (This is where SuitSupply shines). While there are certainly better “traveller” suits on the market, I won’t throw a fit if a flight attendant spills a drink on this one, or if some of that pink amoxicillin finds it way onto my trousers.