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Org, outstanding three pattern mixup. There is some really good stuff in this thread today.

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Org, outstanding three pattern mixup. There is some really good stuff in this thread today.

thanks man! fistbump.gif
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axeman and big O, excellent.
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New and improved Panta tie featuring a much better knot than the prior attempt. Maiden voyage for my new Ercoles suit - Lesser 13oz herringbone.


I like all but one thing....why those shoe laces? They look like you took them from a pair of army green tennis shoes.
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Fair enough. Vass laces are crummy and broke, these are a replacement. They arent as bad IRL as in the picture but I agree they could be improved.
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Love them shoes! They are weird without being over the top. Something very tough to get right.

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Havent posted in a while, but I thought I'd record this tie's maiden voyage.

Samuelsohn SC

Zegna tie

CT shirt (with shy cuffs apparently)

PRL pants

Loake shoes

 

 

 

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No full-length today

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SeaJen, IMO that tie is too bold for the rest of the fit, which is fairly light in color. Pair it with darker trousers and a dark enough pocket square and it might be better.
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sb - this is great; love the pattern combination here.

 

stitchy - I like the concept, but both tie & suit are very fuzzy and the ?white ?poplin shirt seems a bit stark and flat against that dual combination. I think this would be a good situation to use a blue (or ecru) end-on-end or chambray or something like that. Or if (unless you're like me and don't like wearing ties with BD collars), a blue or white OCBD. Basically something with a small (not much, or it would overwhelm) texture in between the tie & jacket, to tie them together. I think I skirted close to the wind on this issue myself today, too, hopefully avoiding it by using a worsted jacket alongside the white flat shirt and fuzzy tie & trousers.

 

RDiaz - I've personally found it tricky to simultaneously prevent skirt flare while maintaining a trim waistline using MTM programmes, especially if you have a wider hips. I mentioned the unvented SBPL dinner jacket, but I also have a MTM double-vented DB tux that initially suffered from a bit more flare than I like. Letting the waist out helped minimise this (I think the tailor did a couple of other things too; they have their magical ways...) but it's still fractionally more flared than ideal. That was my last MTM project; I'd already been ordered bespoke beforehand, but have switched totally to it for jackets since then, largely because there's only so much sculpting and tweaking you can do within MTM, even taking the final tailoring into account. ymmv, of course; a lot of this depends on both your exact figure and the basic block modified by the MTM programme.

 

Orgetorix - looks very good in the full-length shot. Up close, I personally find the scale of the patterns a bit too close. I think this is exaggerated by the rectilinear nature of all the patterns (checked suit, grid layout tie, hairline shirt. I could be overanalysing it; from a distance it looks fine. *shrug*

 

SeaJen - the tie could be very nice with the right outfit; I'm not convinced this it. Shirt and tie feel both too busy in pattern, and not dark enough in colour, against it. I can imagine it being nice with an earthy, countryish type of fit though. Or alternatively, with a blue shirt and grey suit.

 

Axelman - If you'd described this outfit with words, I'd have thought the shoes would be horribly out of place. I still think they'd benefit from more formal laces, but the colour scheme through the look is so good (even working with the colour of the laces) that it actually works in my eyes. Perhaps a full-length shot might tell another story, but my instinct tells me you pulled it off, due to the obvious attention to detail and precision everywhere else. Nicely done!

 

(great looking new suit too, btw).

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RDiaz - I've personally found it tricky to simultaneously prevent skirt flare while maintaining a trim waistline using MTM programmes, especially if you have a wider hips. I mentioned the unvented SBPL dinner jacket, but I also have a MTM double-vented DB tux that initially suffered from a bit more flare than I like. Letting the waist out helped minimise this (I think the tailor did a couple of other things too; they have their magical ways...) but it's still fractionally more flared than ideal. That was my last MTM project; I'd already been ordered bespoke beforehand, but have switched totally to it for jackets since then, largely because there's only so much sculpting and tweaking you can do within MTM, even taking the final tailoring into account. ymmv, of course; a lot of this depends on both your exact figure and the basic block modified by the MTM programme.

 

 

The amount of flare I get in my latest MTM jacket is minimal (you've seen it, is that dark green windowpane you nominated for gdl's thread smile.gif), that's why I hope minor tweaks like jacket length and less suppressed waist, as you suggested, will help. I think I'm not really interested in keeping a trim waistline, as I think too much suppression accentuates wide hips. The jacket I'm wearing today has less suppression than I'm accustomed to, and I think it's very flattering; would be more so if it was a bit longer and had stronger shoulders.

 

My tailor charges €800 for a bespoke jacket with the most basic fabrics, and around €1000 for most Holland & Sherry fabrics. I know it isn't that much for bespoke, and to my advantage, he knows how to fit me already; but that price is more than I can afford... a MTM from H&S will set me back "only" €550-650, and from basic fabrics, €370. We're working on getting the best fit for my forward shoulders, and are getting there smile.gif


Edited by RDiaz - 1/14/13 at 10:37am
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If you can get a great fit from your maker's MTM programme, rock on, absolutely! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Can one combine four patterns, while staying relatively subtle…?



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