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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Based on these pics, this suit might be my favorite NSM suit in this thread. The details are sort of hard to discern in the photos, but this doesn't look like a lot of the other NSM stuff posted here. Did you let them do their thing or did you give them particular instructions?

The jacket looks longer than what mina usually does
post #3002 of 3961
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Based on these pics, this suit might be my favorite NSM suit in this thread. The details are sort of hard to discern in the photos, but this doesn't look like a lot of the other NSM stuff posted here. Did you let them do their thing or did you give them particular instructions?

I requested a little more conservative fit (slightly longer jacket than house style and perhaps a little fuller fit).
post #3003 of 3961
Very nice, but the trousers are too short, you see all of the shoe! bigstar[1].gif
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Obviously, you are unaware of the peak of sartorial splendor. Showing sock with a 10cm cuff is the pinnacle of SF(and elsewhere) approved pant length.
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Has no one of the customers inquired directly with NSM concerning the shoulder question - ought to be more interesting than much of the more or less qualified debate here! peepwall[1].gifbigstar[1].gif
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Why would you want a definitive answer when you can speculate and argue without one and thus never be proven wrong?
Then again, many people do not accept anything as 'proof' against their stand so perhaps this does not matter.
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Has no one of the customers inquired directly with NSM concerning the shoulder question - ought to be more interesting than much of the more or less qualified debate here! peepwall[1].gifbigstar[1].gif

Cantabrigian is correct in his assessment though there is some variability from coat to coat. Some coats accentuate the angle between the trapezius and acromion. The wadding can accentuate the extended shoulder. All these variables can be a little different, even on the same coat. For me all these issues are quite minor and I am content. After all, perfect is the enemy of good enough.
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Actually the trousers have a slight brake, which might not show due to the lack of quality in the pictures. I wore red socks when the pictures were taken, at least I don't see any hint of red peaking out below the pants.
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The suit looks very good MrChris, congratulations! I saw it hanging in the hotel room also yesterday, great fabric!
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The one thing I can't wrap my arms around is why, if the shoulder is indeed misshapen, commenters who are obviously knowledgeable continue to patronize NSM. These commenters include Manton, Vox, Will and many others (notably, Will had three tailors in his rotation - NSM has replaced two of them.) One obvious explanation is "Well, for 2 grand, it's good enough." I'm not satisfied by this explanation, though, because each of the three commenters I've mentioned has the resources to patronize far more expensive tailors/brands - for instance, Vox has more than a few Attolini's, which go for $6k+ (given his mockery of sale-hunting, I'm assuming he's not bidding on Attolini's all day on eBay.) In addition, these commenters are knowledgeable enough that they would abandon a tailoring house entirely (in a second) if they felt that the work was questionable - they do not. What this leaves us with, to my mind, is the last possibility - that it is a problem only noticeable to the very few people out there who have the expertise to spot it as a problem in the first place. This, to me, seems like the answer.
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Very nice, but the trousers are too short, you see all of the shoe! bigstar[1].gif

All of my trousers are cut to this length! To quote Teh Master:



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There are many schools on trouser length. In America they are often worn so that the pant leg tumbles over the shoes.
Many Europeans now wear them quite short. You even show a little sock.
What can I say? Perhaps we Europeans are secretly afraid of flash floods. The picture at right shows, quite literally, where I stand. I call this the Mid-Atlantic Solution since it is halfway between Europe and America.
The pants just breaking lightly on the shoe. I do not want to see your socks, but I do want to see your shoes.
post #3012 of 3961
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

The one thing I can't wrap my arms around is why, if the shoulder is indeed misshapen, commenters who are obviously knowledgeable continue to patronize NSM. These commenters include Manton, Vox, Will and many others (notably, Will had three tailors in his rotation - NSM has replaced two of them.) One obvious explanation is "Well, for 2 grand, it's good enough." I'm not satisfied by this explanation, though, because each of the three commenters I've mentioned has the resources to patronize far more expensive tailors/brands - for instance, Vox has more than a few Attolini's, which go for $6k+ (given his mockery of sale-hunting, I'm assuming he's not bidding on Attolini's all day on eBay.) In addition, these commenters are knowledgeable enough that they would abandon a tailoring house entirely (in a second) if they felt that the work was questionable - they do not. What this leaves us with, to my mind, is the last possibility - that it is a problem only noticeable to the very few people out there who have the expertise to spot it as a problem in the first place. This, to me, seems like the answer.

 

Not just Attolinis, a Steed 2pc is about $7.000 and he seems to have "a few" of those...

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I don't want to pass as pedantic, but the explanation that Barbera provided is incomplete, in my opinion.

Saying that your trousers are just slightly touching your shoes is to say nothing, because the effect will vary much depending on the leg opening. For example, you could don trousers that would not break and still have it covering the whole shoe, as a wide leg opening will provide; and you could also have a full break at the length of the picture above, if the leg opening is narrow enough.

In my opinion, the problem with the trousers that originated this discussion is the leg opening, not the length.

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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Not just Attolinis, a Steed 2pc is about $7.000 and he seems to have "a few" of those...
Your price is a bit off. Standard pricing is about half that.
post #3015 of 3961
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Your price is a bit off. Standard pricing is about half that.

I was curious about that as well, figured $5,000 was the average on the Row. What is the average for Mina?
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