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Hyt123 - I'm okay with the fashion forward look because I mix it up.  I have some classic pieces, and a few more fashion forward pieces.  I also tend toward simple ensembles - If I have an aggressive fashion forward piece on, the rest of my outfit tends toward complementary but conservative contrasts.  Also I have multiple jackets (not as many as in the past due to an unfortunate incident with an angry ex-girlfriend and a pair of scissors, but I'm trying to consider this...
Okay maybe I'm retarded here, but this is a question I've always had.  Why do some shirts - such as the Eton slim fit I just purchased - have darts?   I have a 10 year old Yves St. Laurent shirt that is still a favorite of mine - I believe this is from when Tom Ford was designing for them.  It uses no darts and is beautifully tapered.  But every other damn slim fit shirt I have uses darts.   What's the point?  It's a cleaner look without them - just cut the shirt...
Also, I just noticed this:  
Thanks ballmouse - but here is a pic of the pants on my waist - I think they're too big actually and need to be taken in - I think I have lost an inch in the waist since I bought the suit:  
Got the pics working - thanks for the feedback cbbuff.  I'm excited about TAT because Alex will do the measuring in person, removing the human error component.  I'll check out Samuelsohn thanks.  What do you think about the salvagability of this Dolce suit?
So I stupidly spent $2,000 on an OTR Dolce & Gabanna suit at Nordstrom last fall when I needed something at the last minute to go to a wedding.  I'm an idiot, I know.  A little planning and I could've had 4 MTM suits that fit much better for the money.  And that actually is what I'm doing next - got a Thick as Thieves suit coming up, and I think I'm going to try an online MTM with local alterations next.   In any case - the question now is what to do with this Dolce...
Well I'm not a shill.  I ordered a J. Hilburn shirt from a style advisor in Los Angeles, and the status just today changed from "in process" to "complete."  Took a bit longer than I was hoping - order was completed on March 8th and a today on April 6th the order is finally complete with a shipping label.  I ordered a basic, $109 fabric - their second cheapest, I believe, to see how the fit comes out before ordering more.   My S.A. works as a team with her mother, and...
Well I was convinced Indochino was crap, but ProfBear, Titus and 1up have got some nice fits.  Question for 1up - how much lower than normal did you tell them to make the button stance?
I'm not a fabric expert, but bamboo being a sham - ok.  I called C-in2it's customer service line to inquire about the trophy shelf construction - why it's not on their website any longer.  The guy said they had manufacturing yield problems and issues with the seams, so they stopped producing it.  FYI here is a photo of what the trophy shelf looks like.  It makes total sense - why do women have bras which hold up their breasts and support them, but we have briefs that...
Hmm, their website is no longer referring to the "trophy shelf" nor do they seem to be making them out of bamboo fabric, which I liked.  Here is a link to a site still selling the original style I loved so much:   http://www.abcunderwear.com/cn2-racer-brief.html
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