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IF Corneliani works, why don't you stick with it?http://www.hiltl.de/ should also be available in CHelse MTM ... if your legs deviate very much from the average this might be you only option
Your impression is wrong. Incotex is a well known dress trouser specialist and recommendable. Another less known specialist is Hiltl. There were also always nice dress trousers on display at Paul Stuart - not sure who makes them for Paul Stuart.
The gorge is a matter of personal taste. So it is up to you. Regarding the trousers you should simply ask Patrick about the saggy back and it he can fix it with These trousers or if it would get better e.g. with flat front trousers.
Navy suit: I like the jacket from all angles except for the very high gorge, but I guess you wanted it on purpose like that. Vest is also fine except the bunching on the front, but just pulling it down might do the trick here. Trousers look ok from the front but from the side and rear they seem to be too big for your butt and they are falling not clean.Grey suit: Jacket is good from the front (except for very high gorge and I like the 3.25 lapels of the navy suit better)....
Seven years ago when I transitioned from a grad school lab to business I was in need of dress shoes. As a novice to menswear I was close to buying a pair of glued corrected grain dress shoes (think Kenneth Cole or similar junk). Luckily I found this and another forum on the web and I learned that this might be a bad idea. So ultimately I decided to go for a pair of black AE PA's in the hope that all the talk about them lasting for years would be true. Today my Park...
I know that I am reviving and old, but interesting thread. My favorite blue for shirts is somewhere between ice and sky blue, i.e. clearly distinct from white / light grey, but still with an ice-ish feel to it as in the case of this shirt (fabric is Acorn Grasmere "plain sky") It goes well with navy, dark grey, medium grey and light grey suits as well as with shades of khaki / brown and, therefore, is extremely versatile - maybe the most versatile shirt color...
That was probably 5 or 6 years ago...
I only know the shop from the time Mario was still working. Back then he asked for around $2.5k for a two-piece made from a standard fabric (I think he had books from the usual Italian/British/Belgian suspects). However, somehow I never took the plunge...I liked Sid Mashburn's store a lot, but just like you I never felt comfortable with the middleman approach. I big drawback of most MTM programs is that you are measured by a sales guy (not a tailor) who forwards a few...
Having lived in Atlanta for several years I could not come up with any trustworthy bespoke tailor (not MTM programs) other than Mario Bosco. Are there any these days?
As I wrote there is still a material gap, but prices of tailors in my area have developed more moderately compared to Chan. When I started using Chan around 6 years ago, a local tailor would have charged a 200% premium over Chan for the same quality (individual pattern, same fabric, maybe a bit more handwork than Chan), now the premium is less than 100%.This is still too much to replace Chan completely with local work, but for the special pieces I am considering it mainly...
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