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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I didn't. I think he was just referring to my comment that you should attempt to fix the wrinkling at the back of the sleeves. smile.gif

BTW, I think the wide lapels look fantastic on that jacket.

Thanks. Some shirts come tomorrow with the collar I like (the NOBD collar, if you follow the Luxire thread). I want to see how they look on this. If this requires a seriously firm fused collar, I probably won't get another one. But I do agree, they look good and would look great with a patterned jacket. Green windowpane KW jacket, wide lapels. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifdrool.gif

post #2852 of 4488
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

A blazer-suit is a great idea but not easy to pull off. I think taking the approach of a casual suit is the right one. There are a few dedicated threads on this. Search for "blazer suit" and see what comes up.

Thanks for the suggestion. Found these gems of threads from Manton:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/71198/the-amazing-blazer-suit/0_100

http://www.styleforum.net/t/119664/blazersuit-the-final-chapter/0_100

Guess my idea is SF approved after all. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif A "blazer suit" will definitely be my next acquisition.
post #2853 of 4488
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Thanks. Some shirts come tomorrow with the collar I like (the NOBD collar, if you follow the Luxire thread). I want to see how they look on this. If this requires a seriously firm fused collar, I probably won't get another one. But I do agree, they look good and would look great with a patterned jacket. Green windowpane KW jacket, wide lapels. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
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I do read the Luxire thread from time to time and am familiar with the highly coveted NOBD collar, lol. It's a nice collar, indeed. nod[1].gif
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I knew it was SF approved, just preference. I would definitely not get the 3PP though. Welt +2PP is the way to go for those I think. 3PP is reserved for seriously casual stuff in my mind. Like my linen jacket.

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I knew it was SF approved, just preference. I would definitely not get the 3PP though. Welt +2PP is the way to go for those I think. 3PP is reserved for seriously casual stuff in my mind. Like my linen jacket.

I concur. It will be just as I described several posts up. Patch side pockets, welt chest pocket. This is the most versatile configuration for the jacket of a "blazer suit", IMO. Also, Manton's jacket is a 3 button (3r2.5, it looks like) but mine would be a 2 button.

Jester, have you considered having a pair of trousers made up in the same fabric as your navy blazer?
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


I concur. It will be just as I described several posts up. Patch side pockets, welt chest pocket. This is the most versatile configuration for the jacket of a "blazer suit", IMO. Also, Manton's jacket is a 3 button (3r2.5, it looks like) but mine would be a 2 button.

Jester, have you considered having a pair of trousers made up in the same fabric as your navy blazer?

I have. But here's the fit pics for the pants.. Some of it can't be fixed by an MTM service. I have no suit and I'm OK without owning one for a while, until I know if this issue can be fixed after the pants are already made. 

 

Warning, it's pretty disturbing. Put down your food. Sit down. Then read spoiler.

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post #2857 of 4488
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I have. But here's the fit pics for the pants.. Some of it can't be fixed by an MTM service. I have no suit and I'm OK without owning one for a while, until I know if this issue can be fixed after the pants are already made. 

Warning, it's pretty disturbing. Put down your food. Sit down. Then read spoiler. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



























Oh, god! I don't feel well...
post #2858 of 4488
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post


Oh, god! I don't feel well...

Some people don't have the stomach for it.

post #2859 of 4488
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

A blazer-suit is a great idea but not easy to pull off. I think taking the approach of a casual suit is the right one. There are a few dedicated threads on this. Search for "blazer suit" and see what comes up.

 

Thanks for this. Seriously considering doing this instead of standard suit, since I don't have a solid navy separate jacket.

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I can tell you that's not an easy fix and Kent may not be able to completely remedy that. I have the same thing but on an extreme level (very extreme). I've been told it's caused by, "low flat seat and seem posterior pelvic tilt. The long back rise needs to be shortened. The seat angle needs to be deepened, and the trouser fork line needs to be shifted forward slightly." This was by OTCTailor. 

 

I'm working with another company to see if it's possible to remedy it online at all. I've tried to pull the rear panel up (which means lowering the waistband) and then lengthening the rear rise (so you don't get a wedgie). The process will be done in about a month through the other company. You can read about my dealings in the fit feedback thread.

Thanks. I'm following the the luxire/pinning adventure.  In my side profile pic, I would've guessed slight anterior tilt, rather than posterior. It's like I have too much upper butt (pocket flare and seat tightness) and not enough lower butt (nothing to hold the fabric off the back of my thighs).

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

...You have no idea. Read the "about pants" thread. I've read it all while at work on downtime. Intense stuff...

I read it too! That's what made me so paranoid about the drape at the back. 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I believe you're right, good sir. Might be suppressed by a better darted shirt or a fully lined jacket. Good call. Kent and I are emailing about it now but this looks pretty good to me.

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edit. Maybe now you can better see the bad pocket folds created by Zizzo Tailoring in Phoenix. I'm scared to take the jacket anywhere else...

Glad to help! smile.gif Those pics do look much better. In the same vein, I'm going to retake my fit pics with a better behaved shirt before emailing Kent.

 

I can see the pocket issue now that you mention it. I think it's something that only veteran SFers would notice. I've been lurking for a while and I didn't see it at first. At the same time, I would expect a quality tailor to meet those veteran SFer standards, particularly if you explicitly asked them to adjust the pockets to prevent this.

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

... Chest might be a tough tight, because it doesn't quite look like the lapels are laying completely flat... Front/back balance looks slightly, off, but not sure if it's enough to warrant attempting to correct it.
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Also, if you want to clean up the billowyness of that shirt, get a tailor to add darts. I'm a huge fan of darts on my dress shirts!

Thanks. Good catch about the chest. Agree on back chest. I'm unsure on balance, too. I think the puffy shirt is making it hard to tell. I'm retaking side profile pics in a t-shirt for this reason.

 

I think that the shirt is so bad it threw the jacket off a little. The material of the shirt is pretty stiff. Serious darts are needed to contain that craziness. It's like my tailoring bill never ends.

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post





Fantastic!



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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Trial KW suit.

I'm particularly curious about how to fix the line at the back of the pants.

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I can tell you that's not an easy fix and Kent may not be able to completely remedy that. I have the same thing but on an extreme level (very extreme). I've been told it's caused by, "low flat seat and seem posterior pelvic tilt. The long back rise needs to be shortened. The seat angle needs to be deepened, and the trouser fork line needs to be shifted forward slightly." This was by OTCTailor. 

Are you sure the pants aren't just wrinkled?

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw the problem on that massive pic set a few spots above. Maybe fix by doing a bunch of squats and building up a ghetto booty?
post #2861 of 4488
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


EDIT: Nevermind, just saw the problem on that massive pic set a few spots above. Maybe fix by doing a bunch of squats and building up a ghetto booty?

Dude you sound like my girlfriend.

 

She got all the booty in the relationship. She takes her pants to the tailors to let out the arse and hips. I take them there to take the arse and hips in. baldy[1].gif

post #2862 of 4488

I wish Kent Wang would make mid-top cuts of the sneaker white, and in different colors so I can stop looking at $400 Svenssons and CPs just for a basic silhouette T-T

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mrjester - I agree with the others I think the wide lapels look fantastic on that blazer. Welt + 2PP is also the perfect combo to dress up when needed and also sets it apart enough from a navy suit jacket. The fit is on point as well, definitely no major issues.

My grey suit is getting delivered today. Now I'll have my staple navy and staple grey covered, my next suit will be a little more fun. Or maybe I'll get a navy blazer as well. Haven't made up my mind yet. I have an awesome RLPL navy blazer, but it has standard pockets instead of patch, and the lapels aren't quite as wide as I would like. I might sell that to fund the purchase of a KW navy blazer.
post #2864 of 4488
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

mrjester - I agree with the others I think the wide lapels look fantastic on that blazer. Welt + 2PP is also the perfect combo to dress up when needed and also sets it apart enough from a navy suit jacket. The fit is on point as well, definitely no major issues.

My grey suit is getting delivered today. Now I'll have my staple navy and staple grey covered, my next suit will be a little more fun. Or maybe I'll get a navy blazer as well. Haven't made up my mind yet. I have an awesome RLPL navy blazer, but it has standard pockets instead of patch, and the lapels aren't quite as wide as I would like. I might sell that to fund the purchase of a KW navy blazer.

Thanks man. I love the look too. Working on getting the sleeves rotated and slimmed by a tailor though, hopefully that could happen. 

 

Getting some shirts in today, will take a picture to see if they look good with wide lapels. I love the wide lapels now but some times I think it draws too much attention from the shirt/tie/collar and drowns it out. 

 

I may also go with standard on business attire (meaning get another navy blazer) and wide on patterned (like the green windowpane I want).

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Ok looks pretty good.

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