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Nice tie. I myself seem to keep a bevy of orange ties. Something about them that makes an outfit POP. BTW... is that the double four in hand? If so... how long of a tie should one shoot for to accomplish such a fantastic knot?

Just measured it out for you, comes in at 60" even. I wear a size 16 shirt FWIW.

I was hoping for some opinions on fit. This is NOT the same suit I was wearing earlier. I just picked it up, and wanted some seasoned opinions as to whether this suit would benefit from alteration, or if I should simply return it. It's BNWT. No previous alterations.

My inexpert opinion is that the shoulders look right, but it's pinching above the waistline, which is most evident from behind. I honestly have no idea how complicated an alteration that would be. Other than that, I don't see anything wrong other than, of course, sleeve and pant length.

Thoughts?

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DG jacket
Borrelli shirt
Brioni pant
NM belt
Brioni socks
Brioni monkstraps
Hermes cologne
Omega watch
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With dark brown captoes
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what jacket model is this? is this what people talk about when they say "natural shoulder"?
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Cool sweater
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Originally Posted by wEstSidE View Post
what jacket model is this? is this what people talk about when they say "natural shoulder"?

I think this is the Polo II. I will check if you would like. To answer the other question, yes, this has a natural shoulder. Polo does this quite well.

Mike
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I was hoping for some opinions on fit. This is NOT the same suit I was wearing earlier. I just picked it up, and wanted some seasoned opinions as to whether this suit would benefit from alteration, or if I should simply return it. It's BNWT. No previous alterations.

My inexpert opinion is that the shoulders look right, but it's pinching above the waistline, which is most evident from behind. I honestly have no idea how complicated an alteration that would be. Other than that, I don't see anything wrong other than, of course, sleeve and pant length.

Thoughts?


Return it. It is terrible. Sorry, man.

Mike
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Return it. It is terrible. Sorry, man.

Mike

Don't sweat it. Could I ask why, though? The first suit I bought I think I did okay on, but it cost me quite a pretty penny, and I had a lot of help from the staff. The thing is, I can't build a wardrobe like that, I can't afford it.

I'd like to know where I went wrong here. I thought the shoulders were good, it didn't feel too tight around the chest or waist, and I figured the reason the pants were hanging so disgracefully was the fact that they were horribly pressed at the time of purchase.

I didn't see the bunching in the rear in-store, but I did at home. Again, I don't know if that's something that can be fixed when having it altered.

What am I missing?
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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
Don't sweat it. Could I ask why, though? The first suit I bought I think I did okay on, but it cost me quite a pretty penny, and I had a lot of help from the staff. The thing is, I can't build a wardrobe like that, I can't afford it.

I'd like to know where I went wrong here. I thought the shoulders were good, it didn't feel too tight around the chest or waist, and I figured the reason the pants were hanging so disgracefully was the fact that they were horribly pressed at the time of purchase.

I didn't see the bunching in the rear in-store, but I did at home. Again, I don't know if that's something that can be fixed when having it altered.

What am I missing?

It looks terrible and is too small.
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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
Don't sweat it. Could I ask why, though? The first suit I bought I think I did okay on, but it cost me quite a pretty penny, and I had a lot of help from the staff. The thing is, I can't build a wardrobe like that, I can't afford it.

I'd like to know where I went wrong here. I thought the shoulders were good, it didn't feel too tight around the chest or waist, and I figured the reason the pants were hanging so disgracefully was the fact that they were horribly pressed at the time of purchase.

I didn't see the bunching in the rear in-store, but I did at home. Again, I don't know if that's something that can be fixed when having it altered.

What am I missing?

I am not an expert, but I will tell you what I see.

What really draws my eyes is the quarters, which are very closed, except that open gap below the button. It looks like the jacket that Threadbearer had made that went so wrong.

The shoulders are ok, chest fits. But the lapels are very small and the buttoning point is pretty high

The waist is not fitting properly and it is pulling in back there, which is creating folds below the armpits.

The pants seem to have a low rise, and they are not working with your body type.

It just looks strange, it looks big and then at the same time, small. There is no real waist suppression, but the back is tight around the waist. It is also short, which throws off the balance.

It is just not flattering, man. I think you can do much better.

Mike
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I am not an expert, but I will tell you what I see.

What really draws my eyes is the quarters, which are very closed, except that open gap below the button. It looks like the jacket that Threadbearer had made that went so wrong.

The shoulders are ok, chest fits. But the lapels are very small and the buttoning point is pretty high

The waist is not fitting properly and it is pulling in back there, which is creating folds below the armpits.

The pants seem to have a low rise, and they are not working with your body type.

It just looks strange, it looks big and then at the same time, small. There is no real waist suppression, but the back is tight around the waist. It is also short, which throws off the balance.

It is just not flattering, man. I think you can do much better.

Mike


Thank you.
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I think this is the Polo II. I will check if you would like. To answer the other question, yes, this has a natural shoulder. Polo does this quite well.

Mike
thanks. i've heard that they do natural shoulder well, but you know what they say about seeing and believing. i have two jackets from them, both princeton models, but they are not nearly this natural looking. now i want a polo 1/2, just waiting to find the right one.
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EAP, it has a very bad balance problem, among other issues. The back is too long and the fronts too short, relative to your body shape and stance. This is not something that can be corrected with alterations.
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Originally Posted by wEstSidE View Post
thanks. i've heard that they do natural shoulder well, but you know what they say about seeing and believing. i have two jackets from them, both princeton models, but they are not nearly this natural looking. now i want a polo 1/2, just waiting to find the right one.

I will check for you in the morning and let you know. Most of the Corneliani Polo stuff I have has nice shoulders. I also have some older USA made Polos that have nice, but structured, shoulders.

I am a big fan of Polo.

Also, look at Old Dog's pics, he is a Polo guy.

Mike
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