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I can add two more to the list above: Maxim: (black label) I just found one of these in a beautiful fresco. Unlined, 3/2 roll, zero padding, patch pockets, fairly open quarters, killer drape - truly badass. I have it in a sports coat and am unsure if it ever came in a suit. Sirio (Black & Enrico label) This one's a total curveball. I just bought it as new/old deadstock with all hang tags intact in a 120s+ mid-blue birdseye fabric that shimmers, but it is quite different...
IIRC, he wears Attolini. Those lapels certainly look like it. If he is selling suits, I have no idea who might make them - why don't you email his shop?
That suit is completely legit, as is most of the Isaia stuff on FleaBay. Only stuff I get suspect about is when you see some claim like "Isaia for______" as they have done several sub-brands over the years, but have never been very big on white labeling. Some of it is older (e.g. mainline pieces with black labels), some of it is used, and prices are all over the road. Classic staples - solid navy or charcoal suits - tend to run at higher prices like the suit you used as...
I'm 6' and have them cuffed at 2" - generally shoot for 8.5 hem width and no break. Proportionally, this works out great - clean and balanced.
Here's your recipe for success: 44R Charcoal solid in 4 season weight Side vents Two or three/two roll button stance 3" - 3.5" lapel Canvassed not fused Pants can be either pleated or flat front Cuff the pants A good alterations tailor Wide wooden hanger Good clothes brush from someone like Kent That said, your timeline and expectations both overlook the inevitable reality that your body will change over two decades. I think 10 years is probably more realistic, but if...
FWIW, about 90+% of my tailored clothing is Isaia. I have close to a 10" drop and it is the one brand that really works for me with minimal alterations. I have been wearing it almost exclusively for the last decade or so, own almost all of the models below and/or have tried on the others over the years. Here's a few thoughts: - Tagged sizing often makes no sense. I am a solid 54/EU (44/US) sizing and know my measurements well, yet I have 52s, 54s, and 56s all with close...
If you know your measurements, then Fleabay is the way to go. You'll have to get a good fix on what kind of coat and details you want and you will have to hunt a bit, but the deals are there and you will wind up with better quality and a lower price. Case in point: The other day I stumbled across a killer "cavalry officer's overcoat" from Corneliani for Polo that was amazing and only $250 and I bought my camel hair Polo coat from the bay (NWT retailing for $1800) for...
Just saw this and remembered it from the first time around… I'll take a swing - a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold: 3 worsted 150s, hopsack, and linen with patch pockets -mid gray flannel pants: 3 pair, plus a pair of slightly lighter gray flannel jeans (surprisingly versatile!) and a pair in dark charcoal -decent, non-chino khakis: Yep, pile of incotexes in varying weights and shades of tan -at least...
C&J only goes up to a G and that's just in a few models. The 325 is one of their widest standard lasts in a non-G fitting
Second vote on the used Rolex Explorer route. Either the Explorer I or the II are the most "un-Rolex" watches in the lineup and are very versatile, easily going from jeans to the boardroom, and will hold value for a long time. I picked up a lightly used Explorer II a few years ago from a well-known seller on TimeZone. Had box, manual, papers everything and was around $3K - I thought it was brand new when I opened it. Rule of thumb in buying used is to "buy the buyer, not...
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