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Was the jacket length one of the alterations?
Long gorge, low pockets, looks like it was shortened, right?

That's what I'm seeing, too.
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Long gorge, low pockets, looks like it was shortened, right?

 

Yes, well-spotted, you two. Not by that much, but enough to change the balance a little. IRL, you really don't notice, but of course with a robo-pose, you do. I guess I could have the flaps of the pockets removed, which would draw less attention to the shortening - actually just tucking them in does the trick.

 

This is a general problem for me right now. I am gradually converting to having everything made bespoke but it takes time and money (or if you don't want it to take time, you have to have a lot more money). So in the meantime, rather than waste that money I need to save for bespoke, I buy the occasional second-hand pieces in decent fabrics that have a good general overall fit, and with some alterations will do for now, even if they are not perfect. That's life.


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Getting everything in shot is not straightforward.

 

 

 

 

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Long gorge, low pockets, looks like it was shortened, right?

Yes, well-spotted, you two. Not by that much, but enough to change the balance a little. IRL, you really don't notice, but of course with a robo-pose, you do. I guess I could have the flaps of the pockets removed, which would draw less attention to the shortening - actually just tucking them in does the trick.

This is a general problem for me right now. I am gradually converting to having everything made bespoke but it takes time and money (or if you don't want it to take time, you have to have a lot more money). So in the meantime, rather than waste that money I need to save for bespoke, I buy the occasional second-hand pieces in decent fabrics that have a good general overall fit, and with some alterations will do for now, even if they are not perfect. That's life.

I totally understand. Length is just the toughest dimension to alter. I had a couple of jackets shortened, and I think it just doesn't work out well. Maybe you can take half an inch, but much more and you get the balance issues. I've come to accept that I must pass on these, no matter how well it fits in other dimensions or how desirable the fabric and construction.
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I totally understand. Length is just the toughest dimension to alter. I had a couple of jackets shortened, and I think it just doesn't work out well. Maybe you can take half an inch, but much more and you get the balance issues. I've come to accept that I must pass on these, no matter how well it fits in other dimensions or how desirable the fabric and construction.

 

Yeah, thanks and I agree in general - this was one I bought last year as a 36R, I won't be doing that again. Since last year, I will only even look at 36S and even then I pay close attention to the actual measurements. But for everyday use, even though I know the problems, it will serve - and compared to 99% of other folks out there, it's still pretty damn sharp.

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It almost seem that Victor has posted just to taunt me on my altered second-hand suits... beautiful stuff as always. smile.gif

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Victor and RDiaz I like both your outfits of today, thank you a lot for sharing!
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Looks nice Diaz, I think the tie and the square color/patterns are fighting a bit with each other though.
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^ Yup that's what I thought, maybe I should just remake the puff and show a different colour and pattern, this square is interesting...

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Victor - That briefcase looks really interesting. Details?

RDiaz I like that tie, Drakes if I'm not mistaken? When I saw it on their website the pattern didnt really appeal to me, however I must revise my opinion after seeing your picture.
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Mid morning cuppa.
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RDiaz I like that tie, Drakes if I'm not mistaken? When I saw it on their website the pattern didnt really appeal to me, however I must revise my opinion after seeing your picture.

Yes it's from Drake's. I also didn't like their ancient madder patterns from last season when I saw them on their website, but there was a picture in a blog and they looked much better there. The untipped construction is nice, too.

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This is one of the best ensemble Victor. Oustanding combination top-down even the accessories. Your bag gets points too. Who makes your beautiful shoes?

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