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post #3406 of 3926
I went to the wrong hotel (didn't recheck my email this morning, duh) for my appointment. They are booked the rest of the day. No pents for me.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I went to the wrong hotel (didn't recheck my email this morning, duh) for my appointment. They are booked the rest of the day. No pents for me.

That sucks. I'm surprised that you couldn't just go there and choose the fabrics and have them make something up according to your previous specifications. It's not like they need to retake your measurements and advise you all over again.
post #3408 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I went to the wrong hotel (didn't recheck my email this morning, duh) for my appointment. They are booked the rest of the day. No pents for me.

Too bad. I am shocked by how booked they have been. I am trying to figure out a way to invest long in red pixels.

Can't you just tell them what you want and ask them to send you swatches or photos of swatches?
post #3409 of 3926
Brilliant!!
post #3410 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

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I'm not sure what this proves. This looks just as bad as the pa-fucked NSM shoulders. That other tailors repeat the "feature" doesn't mean it's not an error--in fact, it strongly implies that NSM did not purposefully create a new sort of shoulder line, as some have suggested.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

You mean if I asked them to fix something I cannot see but someone on the Internet said I should fix? It seems that Foo brought up 2 issues. First, is the shoulder contour, which on me follows the curves of my trapezius. Nothing I can do unless I change the shape of my trapezius or add padding to the shoulder to straighten the line. Second is the sleeve head. My coats with a camica shoulder look a little Sciamatish. I've been getting my more recent coats with regular shoulder instead.

I'm just "someone on the Internet?" Come on now. I thought we had something special together.

Your trapezius has got nothing to do with it. A natural, unpadded shoulder ought to fall down after your trapezius. There is just no intrinsic reason for the cloth to climb upward on its own. So, you could have the most ridiculously pronounced trapezius (trapezii?) on earth, and yet, it would not explain your jacket's shoulder line curving upward toward your shoulder points. Your own shoulders don't curve upward (if they did, I assume that would reflect a significant medical condition worthy of professional attention). Thus, I'm betting you will find one of two things: (1) open space caused by an armscye cut too large and high, or (2) excess wadding.

You are a doctor, no? Well, I suggest a simply diagnostic. Feel the upturned portion of your NSM jacket shoulders, near the armscye. Better yet, have your spouse do it. Is there a bit of open space over your own shoulders?

. . . . .

Out of curiosity--how many of the NSM-defenders in this thread have ever spotted a significant error missed by your tailor? How many have spotted what you think is an error, but then been told it isn't?
post #3411 of 3926
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Anyone getting fun things on their NYC visit?

I got my first fitting of a DB suit in the LL mocha linen, and put in an order for a navy pinstripe DB from the Lesser 8/9 oz. (31360). I was initially going to go with a similar fabric from the Minnis Fresco book (0558) but have heard so many good things about the Lesser that I wanted to give it a shot, and besides wanted to make this suit from a slightly more formal cloth. Both are pretty standard in terms of details - 6x2 button stance, peak lapels, trousers with one reverse pleat and cuffs with buttons for suspenders.

Mina and Dino had a pretty comprehensive range of Lesser fabric with them - 8/9 oz., 13 oz., 16 oz., and Golden Bale (maybe some other books as well.)
Edited by tim_horton - 5/29/13 at 6:25pm
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They had the LL linen, or did you supply that?
post #3413 of 3926
I supplied it.
post #3414 of 3926
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm not sure what this proves.

That Despos intentionally makes the same shoulder. And he was one of the authorities you seemed to think believed the NSM shoulder to be a mistake.
post #3415 of 3926
Did anyone ask about the glue inside? I can't believe I forgot to ask about that. The shoulder stuff really doesn't bother me - I have only seen very few examples (in still photos), don't have it on mine and I am sure they would fix it if I did. But the glue is a real issue. There is no evidence of that in anything they have made for me and it is, quite frankly, very surprsing. I would love to know the explanation. I am sure there is a story of some kind.
post #3416 of 3926
Good decision on the LL mocha, I have a DB suit in that from Mina myself.
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The pa-fucked shoulder line analysis was based on two presumptions: the upturn was not intentional and a natural shoulder line was the intended shoulder line. Well, the upturn may be intentional and the natural shoulder line may not be the intended shoulder line.

Perhaps, the intended shoulder line was exactly the fusion of both the upturn and the natural line, a "natural pagoda". Earlier on this thread, the natural pagoda shoulder line was, actually, thought to be a house style characteristic and, while there's no word from NSM regarding it as error, we should treat it as that, in my opinion.

Regarding the inconsistency between the jacket's shoulder line saw on this thread. That could be a photography artifact or, as with all tailors, they simply don't use the same shoulder line for all customers and for all jackets.

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Paging Despos...
post #3419 of 3926
Surprised no one has posted fit pics from the visits.
post #3420 of 3926
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Good decision on the LL mocha, I have a DB suit in that from Mina myself.

I remember. I was going to go SB but my last NSM was a a DB suit - my first DB - and it came out so nice I went the same way with this commission. I feel like making all future commissions DB.
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