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post #2821 of 2835
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

While esthetically very nice, It seems to me that the shape of the tip ( semisquare wide peak?) of your insole is perfect for a very, very comfortable wear.  Just my impression. I wonder if you shape them that way taking into account this reason?. 

In theory, a good bespoke shoemaker never does anything without reason. biggrin.gif

BTW...for the curious...I mentioned when I first posted these shoes that I was going to the big city to try on my first bespoke suit. Well, I have a crappy cell phone photo of the result.

I know that this probably isn't perfect and some alterations are even now being made, but this suit probably fits me better than any garment I have or ever have had. And that's saying a blt considering the pub growler I have tucked in my abdomen, the two deflated hot water bottles I have for a butt and my Quasimodo back and shoulders.

The suit is a beautiful fine lightweight wool in a deep dark heather (brown with a touch of dark, dark green) with a rust windowpane. I wouldn't be surprised of the jacket wasn't a bit long by today's standards but I think it's perfect for me. It's probably not to everyone's liking in terms of style but it's just mine--I love a three button classic suit with almost a early 20th century look--think Downton Abby or Boardwalk Empire. I don't think it will ever go totally out of style. [I've seen numerous lithographs from the Belle Epoque era and jackets did seem a bit longer than today.]
Anyway not bragging, just feeling pretty good about it.

Tada...!!!



edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 4/14/15 at 8:40pm
post #2822 of 2835
Tada indeed!

Would love to see a close up of the cloth one day, if possible?

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post #2823 of 2835
Looking very sharp sir!

Love the shoes too!!!
post #2824 of 2835
I really appreciate all the kind words...esp. about the shoes, but also about the suit.

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post #2825 of 2835

....and the beret aswell!!

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post #2826 of 2835
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

....and the beret aswell!!
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eight section linen newsboy

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post #2827 of 2835

Lovely suit - yes a touch long by the modern taste, but part of that is the phone pic angle, no doubt.  And definitely needs a touch off the sleeve length.  But that's a magnificent looking bit of cloth - congratulations!

 

Also, redundant as it might sound, my eyes are very much drawn to a beautiful pair of shoes.  Taking them mercifully far from your shirt and tie. ;)

post #2828 of 2835
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Lovely suit - yes a touch long by the modern taste, but part of that is the phone pic angle, no doubt.  And definitely needs a touch off the sleeve length.  But that's a magnificent looking bit of cloth - congratulations!

Also, redundant as it might sound, my eyes are very much drawn to a beautiful pair of shoes.  Taking them mercifully far from your shirt and tie. wink.gif

Thanks...I hammered the tailor about not getting the sleeves too short. I really hate it when I lift my arm up and the whole damn cuff slips out of the jacket sleeve. Better too long than too short, IMO.

I'm not sure what you mean about the shirt and tie--the tie is a hand screened silk from Taliesin (Frank LLoyd Wright) and the shirt is a cheap department store dress shirt from Bangladesh.

I'm thinking of a dark solid but I don't know what colour would look good. Since the suit has this subtle green cast, I'm thinking maybe a dark burgundy...more brown than red but not brown if you follow.

I might have said...this is my first bespoke suit and the only one I currently own--all the rest, years ago were OTR and really bad.

But I've always said that a man should have one good suit in his lifetime that he can get buried in and one kilt in the clan tartan to pass on....or vice versa.
post #2829 of 2835

I think a burgundy neat would look splendid, perhaps an ancient madder?  But I'd go for a plain shirt rather than contrast collar - too "city banker" for the country tones of the suit.  Light blue would set off the burgundy tie beautifully.  White would be fresh and safe - not SF's favourite, but who cares?  

post #2830 of 2835
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I think a burgundy neat would look splendid, perhaps an ancient madder?  But I'd go for a plain shirt rather than contrast collar - too "city banker" for the country tones of the suit.  Light blue would set off the burgundy tie beautifully.  White would be fresh and safe - not SF's favourite, but who cares?  

Not quite sure what an ancient madder would look like but it's the shirt I'm talking about replacing...I love the tie, although I do have a silk regimental tie for veteran's aid, and would be happy wit that too.

It's funny about the white contrasting collar though esp. in the historical context. If I'm shooting for a touch of that La Belle Epoch look, they all would have worn shirts with separate starched linen collars. In fact I have a number of shirts that are just band collar shirts and I love them--my favourite is a black silk with pin pleats---but I've gotten to fat or too bent over for the bands on the shirts to fit me comfortably And the collars are worse actually.
post #2831 of 2835
Some cuff should come out--not too much mind--when you lift your sleeve. It's all a matter of getting the proportions right.
post #2832 of 2835
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Tada indeed!

Would love to see a close up of the cloth one day, if possible?

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I replaced the image with a better one. If you enlarge it to "original size" and then magnify it, you might be able to get a pretty good sense of the fabric.
post #2833 of 2835
Suit looks good, trouser falls very nicely. I never thought a true 3 button would look good on short people (why I don't have real 3 button), but it does on you.
post #2834 of 2835
Apologies to everyone for side-tracking the thread...

As a way of returning to your regular programming, several people have remarked on the shoes I'm wearing in the photo of the suit, so even though they've already been posted, here they are again.

post #2835 of 2835

Very nice, those shoes look amazing!

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