Saman Amel – The Toscana Suit
I wanted to create one of the most usable suits for spring and summer. I decided to trust Saman Amel to craft this for me, and today the time has finally come where I will be able to show you the end result.
I have talked about Saman Amel earlier here on To Quote, in the first article I visited the old atelier and talked about the history and the products. In the second article, I made a full review for one of my shirts that I ordered through them.
For today’s post, we will take a look at the end result for my first, but not the last, su misura suit from the brand. Su misura at Saman Amel means that Saman himself measures the clients body measurements. Body measurements will ensure better conditions for the end results compared to the more common made to measure service, where you try on an existing garment and change the measurements according to how the garment fits. Body measurements do however put higher demands on the person who is taking your measurements, and this is because of the complexity without seeing an actual garment on the person.
My order was made in the end of February and I decided to go for the Toscano line. The Toscana line is Saman Amel’s most popular choice and have a high amount of hand finished details. Pricing starts at 13.000 SEK and is a good choice between the more affordable Business line, and Napoli line. Business starts at 9.500 SEK and Napoli at 20.000 SEK. The main differences between the types of suiting are the level of handwork, a higher price means more and detailed handwork.
When it comes to fabric, I decided to go for a middle grey fresco fabric from Drapers, a classic and versatile color for spring and summer. For the jacket, I picked the brand widest lapels, the clean Neapolitan shoulders without any shirring and flap pockets. The trousers ended up with a high waist, one single reverse pleats, slanted pockets and 5 cm cuffs. The total price for the suit ended up at 16.000 SEK.
The first fitting took place in the middle of April, which means that the delivery time was spot on as the company state a delivery time at 6 to 8 weeks. During the first fitting, a few alterations were done for the neck which is entirely normal. Some excess fabric in the neck was adjusted, lengthening of the arms were done and the thigh area on the trousers were made a bit larger.
The second fitting was scheduled in the beginning of May where all the alterations were done. The adjustments were in order and suit was brought home, ready to be worn the day after at the office.
Today, I have worn the suit for nearly a month and I think it is high time to make a review for it. The service from Saman Amel is absolutely one of the best that I have experienced during my career and I would even call them a role model for other companies. During all my contact with them, they have always hold onto their promises and delivery times are exactly as promised. The measurements are done with finesse and few have succeeded this good on the first try.
This my friends is worth every penny.