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Off-the-rack, yes. Let's hope that is not a trend in custom tailoring. By the way, an underlying theme in the first post is that possibly a duplicate pair of suit pants is treated somewhat like a spare tire, which often is noticeably different from a regular tire.
If a chunky sweater, generally yes, good addition to the recommendations. But not something fine like merino wool or cashmere. Maybe a half-zip cotton sweater. Edit: it might be one of the rare daytime situations where a gray dress shirt makes sense.
A white dress shirt probably would look jarring with steel-toe boots and too formal compared to peers. A textured button-front shirt, such as chambray or corduroy (but probably not denim), that fits well ought to be okay. Rustic patterns in smooth fabrics also are likely compatible.
Some European* breeds of rabbit are huge. Maybe that's why there seems to little or no use of American rabbits for fur. *or long-established in Europe It's also possible that higher-quality, pricier rabbit fur is mostly reserved for non-hat purposes.
No black! Side vents probably could be called timeless. The cut is more than just the waistline (waist suppression). It's also things like jacket length (one brand might deliberately be shorter than another in the same size), lapel width, and shoulder padding (e.g., soft). Unfortunately, without pictures, it would be very difficult to predict which shoulder style would be best. Long enough to cover the butt by maybe 1.5 inches is the key thing re jacket length for the...
Yes. The problem with the latter suggestion is that it can be hard to know the tailor is uncomfortable. It's not like many businesspeople want to turn away customers.Also, perhaps a problem in the recent Solito adventure is the customer's body type. Even when measurements are correct and done in person, some people are harder to fit correctly in bespoke. Maybe body-builders most of all. Any tailors want to confess?
That brings to mind the issue that too many people post bespoke or MTM disasters in threads like this (but not this one specifically), and often that could have been avoided had they asked knowledgeable people beforehand for advice in planning their items. Though who would want to be held responsible for a bad outcome? Maybe it's time for a "How to not have a tailoring disaster" kind of article.
That's acutely right, as long as the tie is matte (shiny might force a split in attention between the tie and shirt). The brown tie in the first post doesn't look shiny and therefore ought to be okay.
Hate for female stylists/consultants/whatever who 'help' men probably is justified. Very few come to mind who plausibly do good work for men. And personal shopping is easily abused as a money-grab. Anyway, it would be nice to get back to discussing the subject of the thread, Solito.
No, because the customer almost definitely is going to view the suit (or, in the fallacious example, sport coat) right away and likely would notice. He might not even look at the second pair of pants for a while. Someone in another thread implied his tailor allowed him to order a duplicate pair of pants after the fact, without the tailor stating that it's probably from a different roll. Anyone else?
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