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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

 

The iGent really is an embarrassing species, and one that is very easy to spot in the wild. An example (one of many) from Mina's suite:

 

Nervous guy attempting to act polished and confident: I want an 11oz. air force blue fabric (said with some authority)

Mina / Dino: A blue / navy? Sure, we have lots of those

Guy: No, no - an air force blue specifically!

Mina / Dino: Sorry, we don't know what that means. Can you please describe it?

Guy: Uh, uh, um - well, I thought you would know. I just know that I should want it.

 

 facepalm.gif

 


ha! any other stories. I'm sorry to have missed this.
post #1112 of 3933
^ Wait, you overhead that? Too funny!
post #1113 of 3933
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

^ Wait, you overhead that? Too funny!

ha +1. It is kind of interesting overhearing interactions with the other customers. They vary from excited and happy to be there to some that I was kind of like...if you dislike everything so much, why are you here?
post #1114 of 3933
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

 

The iGent really is an embarrassing species, and one that is very easy to spot in the wild. An example (one of many) from Mina's suite:

 

Nervous guy attempting to act polished and confident: I want an 11oz. air force blue fabric (said with some authority)

Mina / Dino: A blue / navy? Sure, we have lots of those

Guy: No, no - an air force blue specifically!

Mina / Dino: Sorry, we don't know what that means. Can you please describe it?

Guy: Uh, uh, um - well, I thought you would know. I just know that I should want it.

 

 facepalm.gif

 


You didn't jump in with - *cough* minnis 0520 *cough*? peepwall[1].gif

Actually I'm not sure if 0520 is best characterized as "air force blue" but seems to be the iGent color dujour.
post #1115 of 3933
^^ Not 11 oz. so no dice.
post #1116 of 3933
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

^^ Not 11 oz. so no dice.

True. 0520 is my best guess as to what the iGent was really looking for, assumming he is following SF group think.

Smiths finmersco or other similar cloths would fit the bill better on color and weight, but are less hyped.
post #1117 of 3933
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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777 View Post

I didn't take any photos, but a 3 seasons sport coat in a grey/black prince of wales. The sleeves and body were too short so photos wouldn't have been worth sharing. They'll be back in NYC 11/29 and that's when I have my next fitting. I'll definitely post pictures of the finished product though.

did she leave enough in the sleeve and shoulder to fix this? what about lengthening the jacket - was enough left to make the quarters right?

I think everything will need to be re-cut. I'm 6'1" with long arms and don't mind a shorter length jacket however this looked a size or two short length wise. The jacket was also a bit tight at the arm scythe, which Mina noted before I even thought to mention it. The shoulders and buttoning point she makered were good. She prefaced my fitting by noting the importance of latter with length being something easy to correct. They took extensive photos of me and even video, so I'm pretty confident the changes will be implemented correctly not to mention all the great pictures of finished products on the board.
post #1118 of 3933
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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777 View Post

I think everything will need to be re-cut. I'm 6'1" with long arms and don't mind a shorter length jacket however this looked a size or two short length wise. The jacket was also a bit tight at the arm scythe, which Mina noted before I even thought to mention it. The shoulders and buttoning point she makered were good. She prefaced my fitting by noting the importance of latter with length being something easy to correct. They took extensive photos of me and even video, so I'm pretty confident the changes will be implemented correctly not to mention all the great pictures of finished products on the board.

Did you specify anything to her at the first meeting or did she just take measurements and pictures?
post #1119 of 3933
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Did you specify anything to her at the first meeting or did she just take measurements and pictures?

How much should be specified at the first meeting?
post #1120 of 3933
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777 View Post

I think everything will need to be re-cut. I'm 6'1" with long arms and don't mind a shorter length jacket however this looked a size or two short length wise. The jacket was also a bit tight at the arm scythe, which Mina noted before I even thought to mention it. The shoulders and buttoning point she makered were good. She prefaced my fitting by noting the importance of latter with length being something easy to correct. They took extensive photos of me and even video, so I'm pretty confident the changes will be implemented correctly not to mention all the great pictures of finished products on the board.

Did you specify anything to her at the first meeting or did she just take measurements and pictures?

My first appointment in July(?) was just measurements and picking cloth.
post #1121 of 3933
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

 

The iGent really is an embarrassing species, and one that is very easy to spot in the wild. An example (one of many) from Mina's suite:

 

Nervous guy attempting to act polished and confident: I want an 11oz. air force blue fabric (said with some authority)

Mina / Dino: A blue / navy? Sure, we have lots of those

Guy: No, no - an air force blue specifically!

Mina / Dino: Sorry, we don't know what that means. Can you please describe it?

Guy: Uh, uh, um - well, I thought you would know. I just know that I should want it.

 

 facepalm.gif

 


This is hilarious, I saw some igents too when I saw Mina. I'm thinking about an old guy with a nasally voice lecturing them on why they need to carry Riva and Bonfanti.

It's interesting to compare the atmosphere and customers in the WW Chan suite vs. the NSM suite on their NYC tours. I spent over an hour looking through cloth books etc and saw 7-8 other customers come and go. All of them but the aforementioned igent were > 6'2", upper 20s or maybe early 30s, and thin. The Chan suite is generally much more mixed in terms of age and body type.
post #1122 of 3933
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Originally Posted by sellahi22 View Post

This is hilarious, I saw some igents too when I saw Mina. I'm thinking about an old guy with a nasally voice lecturing them on why they need to carry Riva and Bonfanti.
It's interesting to compare the atmosphere and customers in the WW Chan suite vs. the NSM suite on their NYC tours. I spent over an hour looking through cloth books etc and saw 7-8 other customers come and go. All of them but the aforementioned igent were > 6'2", upper 20s or maybe early 30s, and thin. The Chan suite is generally much more mixed in terms of age and body type.

Re: Mina, from what I've seen, her house style is more appropriate for thin guys, who tend to be younger.
Frankly, if I were still in that age group, and when I was, I was very trim, I probably wouldn't have considered NSM,
because of my build. The last time I was thin I was four years old.
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Originally Posted by sellahi22 View Post

I spent over an hour looking through cloth books etc and saw 7-8 other customers come and go. All of them but the aforementioned igent were > 6'2", upper 20s or maybe early 30s, and thin.

Well this eliminates me.
post #1124 of 3933
If mina is going to recut, is that at her expense, or yours?
post #1125 of 3933

what's mina's price range on the cappelli ties??


Edited by davesmith - 10/4/11 at 8:15am
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