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Edited by F. Corbera - 7/12/12 at 3:53am
post #1982 of 3961
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

FWIW, here I am, also in a patch pocket jacket suit (a.k.a., BlazerSuit) in the same Minnis 0520 (but not NsM):
Shoulders, hips, and leg are in one line.
I really do think that you're not standing naturally in your photographs. I can only guess, of course, and if I'm wrong, my apologies.
If I'm right, though, it would produce several of the artifacts people are suggesting require remedy.
Your old photos of that suit was part of my inspiration for this one, so thank you.

I guess I haven't found my 'natural robo pose' (as contradictionary as that sounds) and I may very well still be standing a bit too erect in the shots seen here (though it really was much worse in the first ones we took). But even when walking around and when focusing on standing naturally, there are issues with the lower back and the fronts (also confirmed by Butler and his experienced eye).

Apart from the stuff mentioned above, do you see anything that you think requires attention?
post #1983 of 3961
yeah, Kaplan looks a bit like you're "standing at attention". you'll have to adopt the Marcello slouch. ;-)

fwiw, the quarters on my nsm suits are a bit squarer than those on my sport coats. though I didn't ask for one way or the other.

color still looks great icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1984 of 3961
I couldnt see the second set of pictures while at work but expected a disaster based on the comments. Upon seeing the pictures, it really isnt that bad, particularly if it is a first commission - I certainly dont think my first NSM was any better. I agree that the quarters look overly square and closed, it is the most glaring issue and comes as a surprise to me because most Mina garments I have experienced have a very graceful concave shape from lapel roll to bottom of the quarters.
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Apart from the stuff mentioned above, do you see anything that you think requires attention?

Photographs are a good window on style, but rather treacherous as a modality to prescribe specific fit remedies unless you're a pro like Despos or practiced like Manton. I'm neither.

Let's take a look at the following sequence of photos:

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If you had only posted the last one, I think that the reactions would have not been as picky.

My advice is to wear the thing a few more times without thinking about things too much, and then maybe come back to any aspects you might want corrected or changed. The balance does look short in the front, which if true, is neither correct from a fit nor a stylistic perspective (in that a short back balance would be more typical for this style.)

And stop throwing your shoulders back and hips forward when you take photographs. smile.gif
post #1986 of 3961
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Photographs are a good window on style, but rather treacherous as a modality to prescribe specific fit remedies .unless you're a pro like Despos or practiced like Manton. I'm neither

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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

If you had only posted the last one, I think that the reactions would have not been as picky.

Confirmed:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234255/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iii/32625#post_5585723
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Photographs are a good window on style, but rather treacherous as a modality to prescribe specific fit remedies unless you're a pro like Despos or practiced like Manton. I'm neither.
Let's take a look at the following sequence of photos:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
480
583
350
If you had only posted the last one, I think that the reactions would have not been as picky.
My advice is to wear the thing a few more times without thinking about things too much, and then maybe come back to any aspects you might want corrected or changed. The balance does look short in the front, which if true, is neither correct from a fit nor a stylistic perspective (in that a short back balance would be more typical for this style.)
And stop throwing your shoulders back and hips forward when you take photographs. smile.gif

I'll certainly try. Thanks for the advice and insights smile.gif


Slightly more relaxed pose (Click to show)
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Edited by incontro - 7/14/12 at 4:15am
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NO suits, including bespoke, are perfect, its how are carry it with confidence IMO.

Yep.
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For any Canadians:

 

After drooling over these NSM creations for several months now, I essentially begged Mina and Dino to make an additional stop in the Great White North of Canada (Toronto). Although just a short flight from Boston or New York, I have avoided NSM as repeated trips are inconvenient and add considerably to overall cost. Despite the promise of multiple commissions and a full day as I know demand will be high (metropolitan population of 5.5 million, steady economy, more than our share of igents and forum goers), the offer was kindly rejected for now. 

 

From the email, I sensed they are working at capacity now and additional regular stops anywhere would inevitably result in delays and a sacrifice in quality for current customers. That reasoning, if true, is of course to be commended as many others have fallen victim to over-expansion with a worldwide internet audience. Also, Toronto is just a short trip from NY or Boston, and there are many other markets that would make more sense to enter. Oh well, can't fault me for trying!

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As a NY'er, I have to say I'm happy they turned down your request. I can tell that they running at full tilt right now, and any expansion to their travel schedule would easily be met with a decline in service to their existing customers.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

As a NY'er, I have to say I'm happy they turned down your request. I can tell that they running at full tilt right now, and any expansion to their travel schedule would easily be met with a decline in service to their existing customers.

+1, I come to NYC from DC to meet with them, which isn't terribly inconvenient and I love NYC, but they said the same thing when I asked them if they would ever consider coming to DC.
post #1995 of 3961
They must be busy. No response to pm's regarding placing an order.
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