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I'm sorry, I still don't think that flies.  Post it once and it's wrong, post it a hundred times and it's just your style?  No.  I still don't like SS's wearing a suit with no socks because I think it looks like he trod in something on teh way to work and his drying them off in the men's room.   But he also wears some super cool stuff and I admire his individuality.  Some of Tirailleur's stuff certainly isn't classic, and I'm not entirely sure all of it is menswear, but he's cool.  Liking the individual, and even some elements of their style, doesn't mean you can't point to the emperor's new shiny clothes now and then.  Hell, SB or PB will never accept coloured socks, or tire of reminding me, and I'm not accusing them of "hating".

 

So I get where you're coming from that over time, we just get used to certain people's individuality and stop going on about this or that.  People with strong individual styles like Tirailleur and TTO, for example, with their Tumblrs and blogs and whatnot, are dressing  very deliberately that way - deliberately stamping an image designed to get noticed, and even promote a product.  I guess LK can fall into that category too.  

 

But at the same time, some things are just nasty.  I think TTO is inspirational.  But if he wore a tight shiny suit and no tie I'd call him on that too.  It's not because these things aren't in the traditional template - T's funny hats, Derek's nerd pocket squares and whatnot aren't either.  Individual flourishes are what make it all interesting, and a light-hearted idiosyncracy or consciously obnoxious flourish are totally welcome.  But when something is generally considered beyond the pale for one, it's only reasonable to call it for another.  Or if not, then be a bit kinder to first timers who've seen such things all the time, and can't understand why everyone's being so rude.

 

In conclusion:  LK's back. "Fuck yeah", to quote DS.  Tight silver suit, stripey shirt and no tie?  Fuck no, from me anyway. 

 

Peace and love to all men. smile.gif

post #54227 of 78724

Mimo was pilloried too, as I recall. The contrast stitch button-holes and odd colored laces on dress shoes. He continues to wear them and people accept that it is his choice. It's a little like criticizing Tibor for his retro style.

 

To me it is a little like art appreciation. Much of Picasso's later works looked almost childish, but it is accepted because he demonstrated earlier that he knew what he was doing. Had another artist started out doing child-like art without any history, he would be pilloried. What people want to know is that you know the rules before you set out breaking them.

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These pretzels are making me thirsty!
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Well, I guess I could reply to you mimo, and we could bounce this back and forth for the rest of the day, but instead, I have something else to post. ; )

A few weeks ago I received my first suit from Tiberias Clothing. I had to wait a for a clear, rainless day, to wear it, and that day was yesterday. YAY!

Regarding the process, it was as easy and simple as could be. The website has a ton of fabrics to choose from, and is replete with all the options you could ask for when it comes to finishing and fit options. Pockets type and configurations, button preferences, lapel size, even what color felt you want under the collar. Its fully customizable.

As far as getting your exact measurement, there are 3 options.

1. Send in a suit that you want its measurements replicated.

2. They will send you a try on that you can bring to your tailor to pin and mark, and then you send that back (they will give you a credit so you may pay your tailor for his or her time).

3. Provide them your measurements and they will work off of that.

I chose the last option. They have a very comprehensive list of measurements to provide to ensure that the fit will be correct. I would note though, that obviously this option will only work if you are 100% sure of your measurements. Dont guess. If you are unsure, either get measured, or choose a different option.

As far as service is concerned, all my questions, and there were many of them, were answered in a friendly and timely manner, and the suit took a little under 2 months from the time I placed my order to the time I received the suit. Suffice it to say, I was very pleased with the service from start to finish.

The finished suit is stunning. The fit is spot on, I dont need to take it for any adjustments. Even the sleeve and pants length is just what I wanted. I chose a Loro Piana super 130s navy twill and it is fantastic, like butter to the touch. The finishing is unreal. Pick stitching everywhere. Like, everywhere. I know some people may not like it, but I love that stuff. The smoked MoP buttons are amazing, and the kissing buttons on the sleeve are just dreamy. Added bonus, little rubber inserts around the inner waist band to keep your shirt in place! All in all, I could not be happier with the final product.

But why trust me? Here, judge for yourself. : )

Apologies for the lighting issues. Could not get ideal lighting for the life of me, indoors or outdoors.






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post #54230 of 78724

Mimo has proven time and again that he cannot even see his own awful looks in the mirror so why does his opinion matter?

post #54231 of 78724
Those look like Mina shoulders. devil.gif
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Stitch - 

 

Can you do me a favor and tell me where it was made and what the lining is made out of? It looks great!

 

Thanks!

 

Actually, it's the exact same factory as Kent Wang. I can tell by the pictures. The lining looks better though.

 

That and I'm a little saddened that Kent doesn't put labels on his jackets/trousers yet. At least a fabric label.

post #54233 of 78724

@estitchy: Suit looks very very good. Nice addition! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #54234 of 78724

 

Before you say anything, I do know the pic is crap. I also know the sleeves are too long (for now) and that the jacket is wrinkled.

The sleeves and wrinkles are how they are because I just got it and I'm trying it on.

 

I'm exceptionally new to wearing things like this. A year ago I wore ill-fitting jeans paired with overlarge sweaters/tshirts.

I've been reading the forum quite a lot though and am learning.

post #54235 of 78724

It could look good in your size (it's not) but I would refrain from posting that kind of stuff until it's fitted for you.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Those look like Mina shoulders. devil.gif

and yet, they are not! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Stitch - 
Can you do me a favor and tell me where it was made and what the lining is made out of? It looks great!
Thanks!
Actually, it's the exact same factory as Kent Wang. I can tell by the pictures. The lining looks better though.
That and I'm a little saddened that Kent doesn't put labels on his jackets/trousers yet. At least a fabric label.

no idea what the lining is made out of, sorry. ill check the label when i get home though.

i believe you are correct about the factory, its in china. apparently warren buffet had good things to say about them.

you reminded me, i did not get a pic of the tiberias label. ill do that too hopefully!
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@estitchy: Suit looks very very good. Nice addition! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

thanks, B!
post #54237 of 78724

Well it's a 42R and my other jacket at the same size fits rather a lot better. I've stared at this now for a while and am noticing more that the shoulders are a bit wide on this jacket. Also that it might be a tad long. Will keep in mind not to post anything more until it's more fitted and finished.

post #54238 of 78724

Feel free to post in the tailors fit and feedback thread though. Don't be discouraged of course.

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i believe you are correct about the factory, its in china. 
thanks, B!

 

What service did you ask for? The base model, the medium or the full handmade (if I don't remember the names bad)? 

 

ffffuuuu.gif If those are made in China, I will have to pay a lot of duties if I buy one. ffffuuuu.gif

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What service did you ask for? The base model, the medium or the full handmade (if I don't remember the names bad)? 

ffffuuuu.gif  If those are made in China, I will have to pay a lot of duties if I buy one. ffffuuuu.gif

i went all out full handmade! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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