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post #1846 of 3933
Gunclub is nice, do you have better shots? Why no pics wearing that stuff? Let's see how it fits.
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From Right to Left,
Navy SB Lesser Tropical 8/9
Gray DB Lesser Flannel 13 oz, 30648
Dark blue sharkskin SB Smith's Botany 13 oz, 3816
Gray SB Lesser GB 11 oz, 30166
Blue SB Dormeiul Tonik 90% Mohair - 10% Wool, around 10 oz
Gunclub check SB Carlo Barbera for Lesser 8/9 oz.

Those look great.

Might I suggest:


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post #1848 of 3933
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Those look great.
Might I suggest:
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Ironically 3pictured are from the Hanger Project. I only just ran out.
post #1849 of 3933
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Mina can certainly do that suit. She insists upon flap pockets for suits smile.gif
But, be sure to allow sufficient time with her travel schedule. Make it clear when you need it. My last suit needed a few extra adjustments and has taken longer than usual to receive.
IMO I would choose a navy fabric over grey for a wedding. It always seems to photograph better offering more contrast against a white wedding dress. I also think it will look more timeless years from now when you pull out your wedding pics. But, I'm sure there are some beautiful grey wedding suit fabric options. Especially if you stay on the darker charcoal side of grey.
Herringbone is usually a bit more heavy fabric and weave. Do you want a heavier fabric for a wedding suit? If so, fine. But if not, be sure to specify that you want to see lightweight options. We don't want you breaking a sweat on your big day smile.gif
Congratulations on your wedding!

Thanks for the warm wishes and your advice! I am excited to be meeting with Mina and Dino later today (assuming my flight back to Boston is not delayed). Unfortunately, Dino seems skeptical that the suit will be completed in time for the wedding but I may still go ahead and commission something else from them. The more I look around, the more I am amazed by the sweet price/quality spot that NSM appears to hit (especially with the weak euro).

In response to your particular points, I am erring towards grey due to the fact that I already have a blue suit and am looking for some versatility. Furthermore, we are not having a white wedding and this suit will rather be worn at a dinner reception post wedding so I should have some leeway (might have to wear a tie that complements her outfit shog[1].gif)

If they convince me that the suit will not be ready in time does anyone else have a recommendation for a wedding suit around the $2000 mark (feel free to PM in order to avoid moving off-topic)

Thanks!
KJ
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

263
From Right to Left,
Navy SB Lesser Tropical 8/9
Gray DB Lesser Flannel 13 oz, 30648
Dark blue sharkskin SB Smith's Botany 13 oz, 3816
Gray SB Lesser GB 11 oz, 30166
Blue SB Dormeiul Tonik 90% Mohair - 10% Wool, around 10 oz
Gunclub check SB Carlo Barbera for Lesser 8/9 oz.

Hope you have insurance on those
post #1851 of 3933
Picked up two new suits in Lumb's Golden Bale, two new odd jackets in the old summer weight Carlo Barbera for Lesser, a few pairs of pants in Minnis fresco for the summer, and a necktie.

Other stuff still pending for the Sepember visit.

I ordered some new things as well.
post #1852 of 3933
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If they convince me that the suit will not be ready in time does anyone else have a recommendation for a wedding suit around the $2000 mark (feel free to PM in order to avoid moving off-topic)
Thanks!
KJ

If sack suits have any appeal, I would go to the Andover Shop for Southwick MTM. I think they're terrific, although some don't. Not that there aren't other good bespoke-caliber tailors at the $2,000 price point, but I don't think any have been identified on online fora, other than some London, off-Row tailors. Another Boston-area MTM option is Drinkwater's. Have you tried on ready to wear suits?
Edited by The Thin Man - 6/10/12 at 11:09am
post #1853 of 3933
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If they convince me that the suit will not be ready in time does anyone else have a recommendation for a wedding suit around the $2000 mark (feel free to PM in order to avoid moving off-topic)
Thanks!
KJ

I'd definitely trust them if they say it won't be ready in time. At the very least, don't be counting on it. Have another suit ready to go. It's somewhat unpredictable how many fittings the first suit will take to get right. I'm sure they would have to either deliver to you a suit they didn't think was finished, or leave you without a suit on your wedding day.
post #1854 of 3933
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Picked up two new suits in Lumb's Golden Bale, two new odd jackets in the old summer weight Carlo Barbera for Lesser, a few pairs of pants in Minnis fresco for the summer, and a necktie.

Other stuff still pending for the Sepember visit.

I ordered some new things as well.

The mind reels...
post #1855 of 3933
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Picked up two new suits in Lumb's Golden Bale, two new odd jackets in the old summer weight Carlo Barbera for Lesser, a few pairs of pants in Minnis fresco for the summer, and a necktie.

Other stuff still pending for the Sepember visit.

I ordered some new things as well.

The mind reels...

Playa!!!
post #1856 of 3933
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

If sack suits have any appeal, I would go to the Andover Shop for Southwick MTM. I think they're terrific, although some don't. Not that there aren't other good bespoke-caliber tailors at the $2,000 price point, but I don't think any have been identified on online fora, other than some London, off-Row tailors. Another Boston-area MTM option is Drinkwater's. Have you tried on ready to wear suits?

You might look into SF-affiliate Winston Tailors (Chipp II) in New York.
Their House Style is in the same Ivy tradition as the Andover Shop,
but broader and more adventurous. For example, I have natural shoulder
side-vented, nipped waisted jackets from them that date from the 80s.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/winston-tailors-new-york
post #1857 of 3933
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Playa!!!

Wut! Wut!
post #1858 of 3933
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Playa!!!

Wut! Wut!

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post #1859 of 3933
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If sack suits have any appeal, I would go to the Andover Shop for Southwick MTM. I think they're terrific, although some don't. Not that there aren't other good bespoke-caliber tailors at the $2,000 price point, but I don't think any have been identified on online fora, other than some London, off-Row tailors. Another Boston-area MTM option is Drinkwater's. Have you tried on ready to wear suits?
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You might look into SF-affiliate Winston Tailors (Chipp II) in New York.
Their House Style is in the same Ivy tradition as the Andover Shop,
but broader and more adventurous. For example, I have natural shoulder
side-vented, nipped waisted jackets from them that date from the 80s.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/winston-tailors-new-york

Andover Shop and Winston Tailors are not bad thoughts, but they are odd thoughts in this Napolisumisura thread.

If KayJay85 wants an NSM suit, he should get an NSM suit. It is an entirely different creature from a half-canvassed Southwick Douglas MTM sack, and also different from Winston's full bespoke offerings.

If KayJay85 wants an NSM suit, but it cannot be made, fitted, and delivered in time for his wedding, he should get something off the rack and be done with worries as far as the wedding goes. If his resources allow, he could then continue to do what is needed to finish out the NSM suit that he wanted in the first place.
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www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=playa

You're on a roll today.
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