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post #2926 of 4274
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Originally Posted by emb1980 View Post

Fit pics of my finished suit.  Your thoughts and comments are appreciated!
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Jacket


Adjust sleeve pitch back -1 cm


Erect posture +1 cm


Lower collar -1 cm 


Front Chest +1 cm


Raise right shoulder angle +1 cm 


Sleeve length +1 cm right + 1.5 cm left 


Jacket length +2 cm. 


Button stance -2.5 cm


Half lined


Soft shoulder




Trousers

Seat +1.5 cm 


Rise +2 cm


Inseam 32"







Pretty good fit! I'd be happy with that. I would have gone with a lighter color charcoal (also wouldn't wear brown shoes with a charcoal that dark) and would cuff the trousers, but those are stylistic preferences only. smile.gif
post #2927 of 4274
Anyone had a suit made up in TR7122? Right column: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8230/8570682271_5e1c8b7d42_o.jpg

Curious to know if it has any sheen at all. I'm a big fan of pick-and-pick when it has a matte finish... not so much when it's shiny.
post #2928 of 4274
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Pretty good fit! I'd be happy with that. I would have gone with a lighter color charcoal (also wouldn't wear brown shoes with a charcoal that dark) and would cuff the trousers, but those are stylistic preferences only. smile.gif

You raise a good point on how dark KW's charcoal fabric is. Has anyone found a slightly lighter alternative?
post #2929 of 4274
Anyone here have a review of that crocodile leather wallet on the site? Seems like a decent price for a full croc wallet.
post #2930 of 4274
In real life, it isn't darker than a typical charcoal. It is quite nice, though I can see why others might prefer mid-gray. A few if the Aristons struck me as nice alternatives, if you are looking for slightly lighter with some surface texture
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

You raise a good point on how dark KW's charcoal fabric is. Has anyone found a slightly lighter alternative?
post #2931 of 4274
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Here are my 2 suits side by side. As noted before, suit 2 has a little less waist suppression and wee bit longer length. It also has the standard shoulder and no changes to the shoulder angle.

 

Both are good, but for some reason the waist supression in number 1 really wins out for me. I think it has a more commanding presence. I also prefer the shoulders in #1. I think it has more V, but you also have more of a natural "V" than Flyswatter and I have.

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


...I was really drawn to the silhouette and shoulders on Phat Guido's jackets:



I think softly padded jackets look great on sloping shoulders. My predilection toward soft, narrower shoulders probably developed out of a loathing for the heavily-padded, built-up "football player" look that I got so often from OTR jackets. I have big shoulders as is and definitely do not need the extra padding. I see your point on extending them slightly, however, and may consider that as I refine my measurements on future MTM.
I'll take that as a compliment. If only I had has wardrobe! worship.gif

 

I agree with the love of soft shoulders, but only for guys with wide and high square shoulders. I think when people have really low shoulders (like above or in the pic I inserted below), a more structured shoulder is better. I think when a person's shoulders are extremely sloped, an unpadded shoulder makes the person look pencil-neck-ey.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Whoa whoa whoa

 

Do iammatt and mafoofan have the same fabric from Rubinacci?

 

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6076/tdx003ey8.jpg

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7528/brownjacketmafoofan.jpg

 

If this is the same fabric, I thought it was interesting how much overall size affects how we perceive fabric. Even considering lighting conditions, etc, the patttern looks much smaller (and more subdued) on the larger dude than on Mafooman's smaller frame. I prefer it on Mafooman.

 

On the topic of wider shoulders, less waist, more V, is this more like what you mean? 

 

 

Flyswatter and I have extremely similar builds. both his and my jackets have 19" shoulders. He has more upper body muscle than I do (chest/shoulders). I am 5'10.5", and was 195-197 when this pic was taken. My traps are extremely dominant, so my shoulders are sloped.The shoulders on this jacket extend slightly past my natural shoulders. They are more structured, which usually looks bad on me, but I like these. The camera was a little low on this pic - around waist height.

 

Yes, yes. I know. The sleeves (and jacket length) are both too long.

post #2932 of 4274
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

You raise a good point on how dark KW's charcoal fabric is. Has anyone found a slightly lighter alternative?

Nothing in the basic fabrics from what I've seen, unfortunately, but several from Ariston: 0002, 0003, (on the left) and 0019. Also, 101037. All fall somewhere between "mid gray" and "dark charcoal" in my mind.

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Originally Posted by johnnynorman3 View Post

In real life, it isn't darker than a typical charcoal. It is quite nice, though I can see why others might prefer mid-gray. A few if the Aristons struck me as nice alternatives, if you are looking for slightly lighter with some surface texture

I've seen it in real life (pretty sure we all have, unless you skipped the trial suit) and it's pretty dang dark. Looks black unless right next to something that actually is black. I gravitate toward somewhat lighter colors, though, because I have a very light complexion.
post #2933 of 4274
It's pretty hard to see/differentiate the swatches just from the group pictures.

Would be really helpful to see it full scale as a jacket/an upclose individual pic (yes I know some are on the website, but 90% of the fabrics are just swatches all stuck together)
post #2934 of 4274
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

It's pretty hard to see/differentiate the swatches just from the group pictures.

Would be really helpful to see it full scale as a jacket/an upclose individual pic (yes I know some are on the website, but 90% of the fabrics are just swatches all stuck together)

Actually, I'd argue the contrary. Seeing pictures of the fabric books, as opposed to an individual swatch, is more helpful to me. This allows you to compare a fabric vis-à-vis the others; it gives the fabric context.

Of course, pictures in various lighting conditions of an entire suit/jacket made up in a particular fabric is best, but not always possible. And you can always ask Kent to send you the swatch book if you're still unsure.
post #2935 of 4274
I've found the best way to use the swatch book is to compare the swatches with jackets you already own. Just looking at the swatches only always misleads me into thinking a fabric is darker than it really is. If I had not done this with my navy suit, I would have selected a fabric that would have been lighter than what I wanted.
post #2936 of 4274
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Actually, I'd argue the contrary. Seeing pictures of the fabric books, as opposed to an individual swatch, is more helpful to me. This allows you to compare a fabric vis-à-vis the others; it gives the fabric context.

This actually is helpful, the only problem is sometimes its hard to extrapolate from a swatch to the whole suit. Kind if like when you're looking at paint for a house, and the dollop of paint looks good, but then when it's an entire wall, you realize it's not a soft blue anymore and more of a royal blue, or that pinstripe suit now might now look a little too busy. Too late. Haha
post #2937 of 4274
Bit of a noob question, but what is this strip long of fabric for that came in a little plastic bag stuffed in the back of my KW suit trousers?

post #2938 of 4274
you can use it to line the hem of your trousers to stop them getting frayed by your shoes
post #2939 of 4274
Yeah both of my KW suits have that sewn into the hem
post #2940 of 4274
Aha, that makes sense. I had suspected this is what it was for but figured it was more to add a bit of weight to the hem for better drape. I guess that's a positive of having it sewn in as well.
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