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I've just discovered Joseph's Custom Menswear and Tailoring in Downtown (555 West B Street). Awesome suits and other ready to wear and probably the best tailor in the City. Tell him Joe sent you and see if you'll get a discount!!!!
You're probably right. I know these jackets are shorter than the rest in my closet and I'm definitely not used to them yet. These pics are the first time I've worn either of them. I'm also contemplating taking the sleeves up just a touch, it might give the impression that the jacket is actually longer than it is, but that might be a little nit picky.Thanks for your input flyswatter
Here are two new suits from Howard Yount. One DB and one single, in navy linen. Let me know what you aficionados think of the fit. I'm starting to have a feeling the jackets could be taken in an 1.5 inches in the waist and about a half inch in each sleeve. I'm also noticing something going on in the back of the DB jacket. Any feedback would be appreciated, as I'm on the fence for the DB jacket, and I'm also (sadly) thinking about switching tailors/alteration to...
Not too sure if someone mentioned this yet, but atlantic-pacific.blogspot or something similar to that has one of THE best dressed females I've ever seen as of late. Check her out.
I've had a similar idea recently. Having a classy brick and mortar location, designed to look like a great retail menswear store (Brooks Brothers stores, Zegna Stores, Hugo Boss, etc). Then hand pick suits, shoes, shirts and accessories from trusted purveyors on eBay. Many sellers have inventories of Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brooks Brothers, Turnbull and Asser, Drakes, and the list goes on. Would it be viable for example, to purchase a brand new Zegna suit for 800...
I just got my swatches in from Sam Hober, and I'm incredibly excited to place an order once I get down to 2-4 swatches. It's tough 'cause I love them all, but I'm fairly certain I'll be sticking to variations on the Garza Grossa weave, in darker, somber colors. Hey, David, I have an idea for you. Make as many variations on grenadine neckwear as possible (more rep stripes, argyles, polka/pin dot, sutherland stripes, foulards, if that's even possible, etc) , corner the...
Achilles, I'll try to post a pic this weekend. and Joshuadown, I agree, I'm a muscular/big guy all over, and I think that the shoulders fit well because of the lack of structure or padding and I enjoy the slimming fit of the jacket, but as I said, we'll see about the trousers after I post some pics here this weekend- Then you can all ridicule my tailoring and my fat stomach. Should be good.
I too am torn between the two makers. I have an Isaia suit (Base V) that I got from eBay that i really like. Probably the best fitting jacket I have ever owned, and literally feels like a sweatshirt. I have always had problems with jackets fitting properly in the shoulders (divots) and neck. 58 base v is absolutely incredible. EXCEPT the trousers are tight in the thighs and butt/crotch , and it doesn't look like enough cloth to let out so that they fit more...
I have a few Cole Haans that might work well, I was just worried about the overall aesthetic from trouser to shoe. I usually never have to worry because I wear Brooks Brothers suits and they look good with Allen Edmonds longwings. I was just worried about the cut of the suit compared to the shape of the shoe and last. It seems like Italian shoes have a longer vamp and smaller overall sole and I was just wondering if keeping the "italian aesthetic" was important from...
So I just got a deal on a Isaia suit from eBay and it is currently at the tailors getting some final alterations before wearing. It's charcoal grey with a light lavender pinstripe, slightly roped shoulders and plain front trousers. Needless to say I'm pretty pumped. Except for one thing. All I own are 2 AE longwings (Black calf and Bergundy Cordovan) and a full strap loafer, and a few Cole Haans that I hardly ever wear. I'd hate to ruin the look of this suit by...
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