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I really like the first pair. That's a nice last, and the bevelled waist looks great. I'm not too crazy about the second one. The sleekness of the wholecut and the chunkiness of the Norwegian welt don't mix well in my eyes. But I can't deny the quality of the craftsmanship.
I've placed an order with ModernTailor and I've been really impressed with their customer service. The Live Help was especially helpful. I was interested in their claim that they could copy an style. I wanted a cocktail cuff, but done a certain way. They have a "portofino cuff" that looks like this: This style is typical of online shirtmakers, but I regret to say that I don't find it very elegant, especially how the corner of the cuff tends to fold back when it...
Avoid stripes for weddings, stripes are for the office. A solid grey in a herringbone weave has more interest than a plain weave and gives the appearance of subtle stripes. It's a classic for formal wear.
Flat fronts are the oldest style. Plain bottoms are more formal and cuffs came about in casual wear. Forward pleats (English style) are more traditional than reverse pleats (Italian style). Double pleats are more traditional than single pleats. More than 3 pleats are less traditional. Nowadays pleats and cuffs are seen as more traditional than flat fronts and plain bottoms.
I went into the White Plains store and asked them about certain style options. They were quite limited and could not offer me forward pleats, amongst other things.
Does anyone else think the shirt looks a bit short? Unless you wear your trousers up at your waist, I don't think the shirt would stay tucked in all day.
Quote: Originally Posted by aj_del OK, I dont have access to Edwin Deboise. But have you got anyuthing made by him and if so could you post some pics I wish I had a suit by DeBoise. Vox has shown us his many pieces from DeBoise. DeBoise can make very shapely suits with fewer darts, seams, fishes, etc. than any other tailor I've seen. His dart-less jackets are much shapelier than traditional sacks. I've seen examples of his one-piece backs that...
Quote: Originally Posted by miurasv Thanks for your reply, Matt S. Please excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by it isn't a good choice for business or dressier occasions? I'm not disagreeing with you but I wonder if you could expand on what you said. I agree plain colours are more versatile. I have blue and black Crombies too plus other overcoats. What kind of clothes do you think this goes with? The reason I ask is I now have 2 of them. One in a...
Quote: Originally Posted by Master-Classter As long as we're on the topic, could someone please explain what a "self backed" waistcoat is and why one would want/need that? I have a waistcoat from a 3 piece suit, it's pinstripe and silk backed, can I wear it with a different suit? Pinstriped waistcoats don't work well with other suits. It should be solid or checked.
These are casual trousers, so don't worry about keeping them perfectly pressed.
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