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Had to take an ark to work this morning, 2 of each animal as well:




LBM and Floral Chambray from last spring.
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Hi All!

I could use some help figuring out what size adjustments I'd need for an MTO sportcoat. I purchased the stock Napoli Navy Hopsack in Size 36 to evaluate the fit.

I usually wear a size 36S. I think the 36 Napoli might be a bit big on me in the shoulder since it's unstructured, so maybe a 35 would be better?

Also, I'd appreciate some feedback on the length. I'm 5'5" - 5'6" and ideally would like my jackets on the shorter side, but this is never possible OTR. I think I'll go an inch shorter with the MTO option, but in general, is this length okay on me? I think most everything looks long on me, and perhaps it's just me and I need to get over it smile.gif

I'd appreciate any advice you may have.

Thanks so much! And, sorry, for the crappy fotos…


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Hi All!

I could use some help figuring out what size adjustments I'd need for an MTO sportcoat. I purchased the stock Napoli Navy Hopsack in Size 36 to evaluate the fit.

I usually wear a size 36S. I think the 36 Napoli might be a bit big on me in the shoulder since it's unstructured, so maybe a 35 would be better?

Also, I'd appreciate some feedback on the length. I'm 5'5" - 5'6" and ideally would like my jackets on the shorter side, but this is never possible OTR. I think I'll go an inch shorter with the MTO option, but in general, is this length okay on me? I think most everything looks long on me, and perhaps it's just me and I need to get over it smile.gif

I'd appreciate any advice you may have.

Thanks so much! And, sorry, for the crappy fotos…


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This length looks fine for a more conservative fit...I'm 5'9" and went with a shorter fit on the MTO seersucker (haven't gotten it yet, but I think its right as the 40R was just a little long and I'd rather it be a little short than a little long).

As far as the fit, it does look big, you have bunching in the back by your shoulders and even on the left side of your chest in the front.
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My 1 year old Carmina monks in action.

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Had my eyes on these before the restock, just pulled the trigger about 2 hours ago after this pic. Thanks for the reminder! 

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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Hi All!

I could use some help figuring out what size adjustments I'd need for an MTO sportcoat. I purchased the stock Napoli Navy Hopsack in Size 36 to evaluate the fit.


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Hey, I have similar problems because I'm a little shorter than you. I usually get a jacket that is slightly shorter than what you have. Not even for the length itself but also for the fact that the drop tends to be better positioned in that case. I also find a structured shoulder tends to make more sense at our size.

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I need some advice: I have a fundraiser event for work the evening of June 20th. I'm realizing that if I want to MTO something I better do it quick ..

What would you guys get in this case? The only warm weather suit I have is the Napoli duck canvas, which is really casual and a lighter shade of blue. Seems like much more of a daytime thing. And I so rarely wear suits, I'd like something I can wear less formally as well.

I'm thinking either the navy hopsack jacket with matching pants or ordering a grey version of that. Suggestions? Anything I'm missing?

Thanks.

We always recommend navy hopsack if you don't already own a navy wool sportcoat. You'll get a ton of wear out of it, and you can always pick up the trouser later if you want to make it into a full wool suit.
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Agreed. I don't think anything is more casual than duck canvas. I'm just waiting for someone to wear one and wash in the washer for the faded appeal.

Hmmm, I wouldn't recommend washing the duck canvas napoli sportcoats. The fabric itself will be fine, but I couldn't say what would happen to the interior construction and canvassing. The danger is that it shrinks while the fabric doesn't, and then your lapels are screwed up. I feel like it might work, but there's no way of really knowing. If you were to do it, then definitely wash it alone on the delicate setting and hang dry.
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First ship email on the Walt FF's just arrived biggrin.gif

Yup, Walt Factory Finds have shipped!

Rudy Factory Finds will arrive shortly, along with special order Rudy's.

And I just saw the Rivet Chino factory finds in person. And....



These are going to BLOW YOU GUYS AWAY. Seriously. I was stunned with how well they came out. We'll be able to ship them to you by early next week.
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Mike-

Any chance you guys will offer a super casual sport coat fabric, ala LBM, in the MTO program? I love the look of the LBMs but I just cannot get into the super short jacket style. Perhaps in the next FF offering?

Well, yes and no on that. LBM is a really specific product. It's made up in a neutral-colored fabric with really incredible soft construction, and then the whole thing is washed and garment dyed. This isn't something that Southwick or any US manufacturer can do (at this moment, at least), so one of their structured sportcoats will never have the exact casual vibe of LBM.

I have to say, LBM is pretty unique. When you go to Italy, these soft garment-washed jackets are a dime a dozen. But most of them are sloppy and look like vaguely sportcoat-shaped overshirts. LBM and Boglioli really nail it.
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Hi All!

I could use some help figuring out what size adjustments I'd need for an MTO sportcoat. I purchased the stock Napoli Navy Hopsack in Size 36 to evaluate the fit.

I usually wear a size 36S. I think the 36 Napoli might be a bit big on me in the shoulder since it's unstructured, so maybe a 35 would be better?

Also, I'd appreciate some feedback on the length. I'm 5'5" - 5'6" and ideally would like my jackets on the shorter side, but this is never possible OTR. I think I'll go an inch shorter with the MTO option, but in general, is this length okay on me? I think most everything looks long on me, and perhaps it's just me and I need to get over it smile.gif

I'd appreciate any advice you may have.

Thanks so much! And, sorry, for the crappy fotos…
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Thanks for giving the jacket a shot. Your fit in the body looks good. The shoulders are definitely big and hanging off a bit. And the length can come up an inch in both the body and the sleeves.

I wouldn't go down to a 35, as the 36 looks good around the body and from the side. I'd recommend getting the structured shoulder on your MTO, rather than the Napoli soft shoulder. Matt runs into this problem with the Napoli as well. If your body isn't "in the pattern" and your shoulders aren't filling out the shoulder of the jacket, then it can fit too large there, even if the shoulder seam is in the proper spot (as it looks on you, although a close up shot would be good to really evaluate it).

Southwick's constructed shoulder is really excellent. It's not too strong, and it's flattering for a lot of guys. I think that it would work great for you, and would make the jacket fit a lot better on top. With the MTO, you can still specify the smoke MOP buttons and open patch pockets if you like those details.
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While we are discussing jacket fit, I would like some thoughts on mine.  This is a 38 napoli.  Should I adjust the length of my future jackets with an MTO or would I be better off just ordering the stock 38?  Sometimes I feel like it is a hair too long, but I'm not a real good judge of these things.  Going in for alterations on Saturday.

 

What I notice so far is that it seems a little tight for the current shape of my gut.  Also, at least one of the sleeves is too long.  One of the sleeves might be OK as is.  Also, There is some bunching/rolling on the back under my neck, what causes this and what would be the proper way to correct it?  Also, the vent is pulling open.  I'm not sure how to fix this either.

 

Hopefully you can see these well enough with the light.  I was going to take some pictures in the sunlight today, but it started raining.

 

Thanks guys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Had my eyes on these before the restock, just pulled the trigger about 2 hours ago after this pic. Thanks for the reminder! 

You will enjoy these a LOT. They only get better with age. I smile everytime I wear these.
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almost decided on every detail on a navy hopsack sc.  

 

last question...what buttons would you guys get on it?

 

I'm leaning towards the medium horn, but it's sort of hard to decide...maybe partly because it doesn't really matter?

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Will there be Walt restocks anytime soon? I'm interested in the Navy Hopsack.
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Is there going to be another Rudy order going up anytime soon? I wasn't able to get anything last time, but I should be able to pick up a pair or two next time.
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

And I just saw the Rivet Chino factory finds in person. And....



These are going to BLOW YOU GUYS AWAY. Seriously. I was stunned with how well they came out. We'll be able to ship them to you by early next week.

sweet can't wait for my pair of FF rivets!
Edited by trig - 5/9/13 at 12:44pm
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Khaki Regiment Twill Walt today:


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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Well, yes and no on that. LBM is a really specific product. It's made up in a neutral-colored fabric with really incredible soft construction, and then the whole thing is washed and garment dyed. This isn't something that Southwick or any US manufacturer can do (at this moment, at least), so one of their structured sportcoats will never have the exact casual vibe of LBM.

So yes there will be some more casual fabrics (sanded canvas, steep twill perhaps) but no in that they will not have the same washed casual vibe?
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Happy birthday guys!
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