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I like the look too, but I'm not a hater re drape cuts, Rubinacci, etc. It's just that the only really good bespoke tailor in DC is William Field and this is what he does. I decided it's worth staying local because (a) it's convenient, (b) his price point is south of what I'd get in New York, (c) I don't have the patience for the touring tailors and waiting a year or more for a suit, (d) I really like Will, and (e) I want to work with the same guy over the long haul. So ... it's good enough for me.

My plan is two bespoke commissions a year after the black tonik suit is delivered by his Fieldness (it's for nights out guys, so calm down), so in a few years, the closet will move from RLBL to ... this.

Mike, you will be pleased!



Black tonik (or is it tonic??). that should actually be cool. Small lapels? Sheen?

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By the way, it's perhaps worth noting that a friend of mine from London who used to be a senior editor at The Economist was recently on a panel with me and afterwards brought up my suit. "I must say that you are looking extremely British - far more British than most all the Brits I've ever known!" I took it as a very positive comment.

I would too.

Mike
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By the way, it's perhaps worth noting that a friend of mine from London who used to be a senior editor at The Economist was recently on a panel with me and afterwards brought up my suit. "I must say that you are looking extremely British - far more British than most all the Brits I've ever known!" I took it as a very positive comment.

I think even the Italians could concede this was a compliment!
-TTO
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Black tonik (or is it tonic??). that should actually be cool. Small lapels? Sheen? I would too.
1-button, peak lapels, jetted pockets, unvented. The idea is to have something like a dinner jacket save for the fact that it has no silk facing or piping on the trousers. It's 90% mohair, 10% wool, so it has sheen. But it's a cool sheen - not mobster-ish (I hope). Will thinks its the most gorgeous cloth known to man. We'll soon find out. It can be dressed up or down depending upon the situation. I've very excited about it. Oddly enough, this British friend of mine recognizes a good suit and a good look when he sees it, knows the rules, but still dresses like a bum. I seem to run into that a fair bit. Not sure how to explain it. It's what I call "The Flusser Paradox."
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Props to harvey_birdman, who takes the prize for technological gimmickry away from NOBD!
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Props to harvey_birdman, who takes the prize for technological gimmickry away from NOBD!

Yeah, that was pretty awesome. It would take me days to figure out how to set that sort of thing up though. Nothing personal, but you guys aren't worth that kind of time and energy!
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This outfit is killer. I love the coordination and the fit in general. One thing I'm not a fan of is the pant length. I know in this day and age that many like to show their shoes off but these seem to be showing ankle too even when you're standing. Too short IMO.

Thanks; guess I'll answer for everyone but the trousers might look slightly shorter than they are in the pic. They kiss the top of my shoes and though plenty of shoe shows when standing straight, there's not a bit of ankle or socks showing.

Even with that I know it's a little too short for many, but with beefy cuffs I prefer very little to no break as vox does.
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Although I do appreciate the attempt I was lost by your choice of footwear with this fit. I think it could have benefited from a nice brown Italian cut anything.

Bucks and seersucker is a classic combination. Perhaps not to your taste, but legit in terms of established standards, whatever that might mean!
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birdman with the videos killed it
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Props to harvey_birdman, who takes the prize for technological gimmickry away from NOBD!

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This is very good - individual, but everything works together. Like the overcoat too.

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Oddly enough, this British friend of mine recognizes a good suit and a good look when he sees it, knows the rules, but still dresses like a bum. I seem to run into that a fair bit. Not sure how to explain it. It's what I call "The Flusser Paradox."
This comment struck a chord with me. I have a couple of colleagues, one in particular, who are a bit like this - noticing clothes, commenting in a way that clearly betrays some knowledge of fit and combination... yet still wearing the same mundane, rather crappy outfits every day themselves.

Maybe they just picked different expensive hobbies.
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It's what I call "The Flusser Paradox."

This.
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Awesome, Harvey.
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So many "right click-save" actions from Friday - unbelievable!! Thanks for pulling your 'gold' out gents - serves as so much inspiration when I go clothes shopping again.... Although you make it very hard for me to take a copy of one of these posts to the tailor and say "I want one of these"...



Have a great weekend everyone....
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