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post #211 of 224
Its always great to find oneself posted as an example of a bad suit. I agree though, the shoulders of my chan aren't as soft as I was hoping.

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Originally Posted by sellahi22 View Post
...Second, I don't think the Brittain or teddieriley photos are actually "soft shoulder." I remember the threads with the those photos from when I was searching this board for Chan opinions, and I remember that both of them ordered something with a bit less padding than their house style, but not quite a "soft shoulder" as voxsartoria explains it in his above post (i.e. in contrast to a BB shoulder). These are different from Chan's soft "neapolitan shoulder" option, which isn't Neapolitan in the sense that there is no Spalla Camicia, but is in fact properly soft. One thing I've read about Chan is that if you are going to deviate from their house style (i.e., pants w/o break, shorter jacket, soft shoulder, etc) you need to be very clear, because otherwise they will only apply a marginal change to their house style (maybe thinking that you are a noob you doesn't know how to communicate properly).

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Sella, brittain specifically said he asked for "very soft" shoulders in the thread where he showed fitting pictures of the same jacket.

Foo is right, I asked for a very soft shoulder and specifically used the word "neopolitan". I guess I wasn't vocal enough, so next time I'll be even more clear. My main complaint with my shoulders is that they arent symmetrical- my right shoulder has a bit of a bump on it that the left does not. Also, the fabric has small wrinkles at the shoulders, as if there is too much fabric for it to lie smooth- you can also see that in the picture below. Even though my arms are bent in that photo, the wrinkles are always there, regardless of how Im standing. It looks very similar to window tint when it is first applied, before the bubbles and creases have been smoothed out. I broke my steamer, but its been to the cleaners once and they are still there.

In all, Im still pretty happy with Chan and will use them again. For a first suit, I think they did a pretty decent job. Sure, there are things I'll address next time, but its still better than most, if not all, of my other suits.

post #212 of 224
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Moderators, is there a good reason why Moo has survived this long? This kind of racist garbage belongs in the dump.

cheer up, emo Foo. 12.5/28 shirt come soon.
post #213 of 224
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Originally Posted by brittain View Post
Its always great to find oneself posted as an example of a bad suit. I agree though, the shoulders of my chan aren't as soft as I was hoping.





Foo is right, I asked for a very soft shoulder and specifically used the word "neopolitan". I guess I wasn't vocal enough, so next time I'll be even more clear. My main complaint with my shoulders is that they arent symmetrical- my right shoulder has a bit of a bump on it that the left does not. Also, the fabric has small wrinkles at the shoulders, as if there is too much fabric for it to lie smooth- you can also see that in the picture below. Even though my arms are bent in that photo, the wrinkles are always there, regardless of how Im standing. It looks very similar to window tint when it is first applied, before the bubbles and creases have been smoothed out. I broke my steamer, but its been to the cleaners once and they are still there.

In all, Im still pretty happy with Chan and will use them again. For a first suit, I think they did a pretty decent job. Sure, there are things I'll address next time, but its still better than most, if not all, of my other suits.


I think that looks excellent.
post #214 of 224
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Originally Posted by brittain View Post
Its always great to find oneself posted as an example of a bad suit. I agree though, the shoulders of my chan aren't as soft as I was hoping. Foo is right, I asked for a very soft shoulder and specifically used the word "neopolitan". I guess I wasn't vocal enough, so next time I'll be even more clear. My main complaint with my shoulders is that they arent symmetrical- my right shoulder has a bit of a bump on it that the left does not. Also, the fabric has small wrinkles at the shoulders, as if there is too much fabric for it to lie smooth- you can also see that in the picture below. Even though my arms are bent in that photo, the wrinkles are always there, regardless of how Im standing. It looks very similar to window tint when it is first applied, before the bubbles and creases have been smoothed out. I broke my steamer, but its been to the cleaners once and they are still there. In all, Im still pretty happy with Chan and will use them again. For a first suit, I think they did a pretty decent job. Sure, there are things I'll address next time, but its still better than most, if not all, of my other suits.
<igent> oh man, i dunno about taht fit. sleeve pitch looks to be 1/16" off. hmm... that pant leg is breaking funny on the left (foo's right) leg. what is that i spot? no tie dimple? for shame, it would have made the outfit for sure. no, no... it could not overcome the carelessness with which you've left your PS 1/32" too far out of the pocket. there are strange wrinkles everywhere as if you were... walking or moving in some sort of non-static fashion. also, are those double monks with a suit? oh my, such brazen discord shant be tolerated. finally, that ticket pocket is astoundingly out of place, and are those 2.001" cuffs? about .001" too large IMHO of course. LOVE THE ACCESSORY!!!!!! </igent>
post #215 of 224
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
How about we all talk about Chan again for a bit? I must say that I was surprised to read on the website that Patrick Chu has been at Chan since 1986. I wouldn't have pegged him over 35 years old, but clearly he must be. It's comforting to know Patrick has such dedication to tailoring and to Chan itself.

Patrick is in his mid-40s, somebody once posted here.
post #216 of 224
Did anyone think this threak wouldn't turn out this way after say, page 2?
post #217 of 224
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
IMHO, its a good price point and paired with good taste (e.g. - Parker, Vintage Gent) it can produce great results.

Wow, thanks!
post #218 of 224
Why did Phat Guido leave? Seems rather excessive to replace all his pics with the truth is out there too.
post #219 of 224
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
Why did Phat Guido leave? Seems rather excessive to replace all his pics with the truth is out there too.

What do you mean leave?
post #220 of 224
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
What do you mean leave?

he hasn't posted in a while and he's apparently deleted all his pics.
post #221 of 224
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
It's nothing short of a cop-out to call someone out for shortcomings you aren't willing to describe. I don't want to spend time imagining your shortcomings, so I don't--I certainly don't divert discussion to focus on them.

I am not sure that that's correct; I only said that lee_44106 does not need to know you personally in order to conclude that you have certain shortcomings, as you have posted more personal views/approaches here and in other places than one may learn from you in real life. I think you were assuming that I have some views on point as well. That is not incorrect, but again, I am not sure why you would care. If you feel strongly, I may pm you some, but I am certainly not going to engage in (some further) public bashing of your online person.

Also, for what it's worth, I do think that his comment added value to the discussion. At the very least, it clarified that Whnay was commenting in jest.
post #222 of 224
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
Nope. Probably chalk it up to the fact that despite having your pattern, there will always be differences in the way the suit turns out (as I've learned by my 4th commission, which I haven't got to posting because Chan is still fixing issues with it). I'm glad the waist suppression turned out that way, though.

Very nice.
post #223 of 224
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
+1. That was 'I. Gentantithesis' informative, yet devoid of all the signature gibberish.

When I speak Gibberish, it is to reply in the native tongue of the member to whom I am replying.

To do otherwise would be uncouth.


- B
post #224 of 224
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
When I speak Gibberish, it is to reply in the native tongue of the member to whom I am replying.

To do otherwise would be uncouth.


- B

I meant to write 'yet devoid of all his (I. Gentantithesis') signature gibberish.' What did you mean? Intentional unintentional slip?
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