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post #2776 of 3849
Here is a question. In my experience, NSM doesn't ship. You try it on there (NY visits) and if you like it, you take it, and if not they take it back and adjust it. On the few things where the sleeveheads had little uplift wings, what happened? Did no one notice? Did no one care? On the latter point, I can easily see someone liking the medtech shoulders. I know Foo doesn't and Jeffrey thinks it is poorly done, but the overall look is somewhat aggressive and, to be honest, less feminine looking than a "correct" pagoda shoulder. It would look weird to me - I never get anything like that and the trumpet shoulders are enough of a novelty- so I would certainly say something, but maybe others like it.
post #2777 of 3849

Vox is reading us.

 

Seems like this is the same jacket in that lake picture. The shoulder funkiness isn't there. So was it just the pose? confused.gif

 

post #2778 of 3849
I see the same hump on the left side as in the pic rags posted. Maybe Vox just has a goiter.
post #2779 of 3849
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Vox is reading us.

Seems like this is the same jacket in that lake picture. The shoulder funkiness isn't there. So was it just the pose? confused.gif


Interesting - I can see the wadding an inch in from the sleevehead, just like I described on mine. My suit is Sportex, so it is not visible.

And yes - the shoulder looks fine.
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Yes, there is a hump, but the shoulder doesn't seem to curve back up near the armscye, at least not as much.

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Thread Starter 
I'm with Mina and Dino next Friday/Saturday, and as I'm sufficiently curious about this shoulder issue will discuss with them and report back. I've noticed this aspect on a few of my jackets - primarily those of lighter weights - and while I caught the wonky shoulder line on that DB when posting the pic I have to say I've worn that suit 2-3 times since and never noticed it IRL. I actually forgot about it completely until going through the past 10 pages. It may very well have settled down or may still be there for all I know, but I'll hump it over to Naples as it could be an interesting case study. Could also be a total waste of time, so to be continued...

On a completely unrelated note, Mina delivered my first truly at-the-natural-waist pents in a light grey flannel. In retrospect, I only wish that all my suit trousers were at my natural waist... amazing what a difference 1-2cm can make (I'm only 3 years into bespoke, and not that much further with consistently wearing suits for that matter. Also, no experience with any other house for jackets). As far as I know, Mina does employ her own trouser-maker(s), and while I don't have any photographic or documented evidence of NSM employment, there have been numerous instances of on-the-spot tweaking at forwards and finals that I believe this to be the case. Not that I care one way or the other, as the fit and finish of the trousers are consistently outstanding (at least to me).

To pull the pin off another grenade, I'll put out there that her pents are superior in fit and finish to the 5-6 pairs I've had made up by Salvatore...
post #2782 of 3849
Med_tech, by natural waist, I assume you mean at your belly button?
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After the "will I look like an old man / Steve Urkel?" fears are gone, high-waisted pants are wonderful, aren't they... smile.gif

 

I'm assuming you actually mean above the bellybutton, which is where the natural waist is on most people.

 

Looking forward to Mina/Dino's comments on the shoulder issue...

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After the "will I look like an old man / Steve Urkel?" fears are gone, high-waisted pants are wonderful, aren't they... smile.gif
Yes, they really are. It took me four years to appreciate them, but I love them.
post #2785 of 3849
cary grant would be so proud.
post #2786 of 3849
I wear them at my natural waist, and every time I unbutton my coat, I wait for friends to gawk (yes, they do) about why I have my trousers pulled up so high. Sighs. High-waisted trousers are not a lady-magnet. That much is certain. Well, you can't have your cake and eat it.
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Vox is reading us.

.....

Indeed...
post #2788 of 3849
These last 5 pages are a reminder that StyleForvm is serious business.

When the time comes for me to begin the bespoke journey, one thing is clear. I will be hopelessly lost..
post #2789 of 3849
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I wear them at my natural waist, and every time I unbutton my coat, I wait for friends to gawk (yes, they do) about why I have my trousers pulled up so high. Sighs. High-waisted trousers are not a lady-magnet. That much is certain. Well, you can't have your cake and eat it.
Just tell them that a smaller pair doesn't cover all it should. That's why you have the pleats, also.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

These last 5 pages are a reminder that StyleForvm is serious business.

When the time comes for me to begin the bespoke journey, one thing is clear. I will be hopelessly lost..

as long as you have a good tailor that is part of the fun.
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