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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Don't be discouraged of course.


Oh I won't be, I appreciate it more than anything. Thanks.

 

edit: Forgot to say that DerekS' jacket looks very good and I love it paired with the shirt and PS. Really great.

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

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.

 

What do you mean "was". lol8[1].gif  Accepted by some, others like to remind me of their objections regularly.  And it's all good.  I wouldn't post at all if I wasn't prepared to take some (often justified!) beatings.  I could just wear a grey suit, light blue shirt, knitted tie and shiny AS captoes every day, but there's not much point in posting it.  It's all good.

 

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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. ; )
 

 

Well said, broness.  I apologise if I've caused any offence (other than with my socks, obviously). I'm not bashing on my Turkish brutha; one impish observation seems to have opened a can of worms I did not intend.  Let's move on.  And what a way to move on - that really looks like they're walking the talk they talked, and frankly I was sceptical.  Great suit, Stich, congrats.

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

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

 

And what a way to contribute to a discussion...er...no.  The thing is, honey, none of our opinions matter unless someone values them.  You have a lovely day now.

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How can you tell if a jacket is too big without seeing the underlying body?

With RTW, I usually have to get my jackets a bit wide in the shoulders because otherwise they won't fit my hips; if that results in a too big chest it's not a problem because my tailor takes in the chest below the armpits. So I end up getting a jacket that fits rather well and with some shoulder extension, which I prefer.

 

Ernie, your jacket seems to have too wide shoulders but I doubt sizing down would be much of a difference in that respect. It seems to be rather unstructured so you would likely get that "droopy" shoulder look even if you size down. A size smaller could be too small in the chest/hips, which is worse than too big.

 

The biggest problem I see with your jacket is that it's too long, and not just in the sleeves. However, if a size smaller will fit well at the chest and hips, by all means size down. We can't tell from your pic! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

How can you tell if a jacket is too big without seeing the underlying body?

With RTW, I usually have to get my jackets a bit wide in the shoulders because otherwise they won't fit my hips; if that results in a too big chest it's not a problem because my tailor takes in the chest below the armpits. So I end up getting a jacket that fits rather well and with some shoulder extension, which I prefer.

 

Ernie, your jacket seems to have too wide shoulders but I doubt sizing down would be much of a difference in that respect. It seems to be rather unstructured so you would likely get that "droopy" shoulder look even if you size down. A size smaller could be too small in the chest/hips, which is worse than too big.

 

The biggest problem I see with your jacket is that it's too long, and not just in the sleeves.

Thanks for the insight. The sleeves and body are too long, shoulders are droopy as you pointed out, and the chest is way too big on him. It's not a far off guess to say it's too big. But you could be right (probably are)

 

Could the shoulders also be some weird padding? 

 

Either way, I think trying down one size in that maker couldn't hurt, if it's local.

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IS, great suit!
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Thanks for the insight. The sleeves and body are too long, shoulders are droopy as you pointed out, and the chest is way too big on him. It's not a far off guess to say it's too big. But you could be right (probably are)

 

Could the shoulders also be some weird padding? 

 

Either way, I think trying down one size in that maker couldn't hurt, if it's local.

Yup, I just edited the post to add that if a size down will fit, by all means do it smile.gif

However, with RTW I always prefer some chest and back ease, even if it won't look perfect; because after all the garment was not made to fit me, and if it's too lean and close fitting I might be completely unable to move...

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Good point, Jesus..er..Sr Diaz: there is very much a fashion for short, close fitting jackets at the moment, but I also believe it's an impractical (and temporary) fad.  Clothes should always be comfortable, and getting the balance between shape and comfort seems to me the mark of a good tailor.  (And before anyone else says it, I haven't yet found one!)

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There's nothing wrong with close fitting clothes per se, but they need to be made to fit. That means custom, or you need to be extremely lucky and find RTW brands that look like they were made for you. Otherwise it's better to get something that is a bit (just a bit) looser. My tailor used to take in the chest of my RTW jackets to "fit"; then I would not be able to move in them anymore, because the armholes were low and not cut to fit me, so the extra room was actually needed.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Well said, broness.  I apologise if I've caused any offence (other than with my socks, obviously). I'm not bashing on my Turkish brutha; one impish observation seems to have opened a can of worms I did not intend.  Let's move on.  And what a way to move on - that really looks like they're walking the talk they talked, and frankly I was sceptical.  Great suit, Stich, congrats.
And what a way to contribute to a discussion...er...no.  The thing is, honey, none of our opinions matter unless someone values them.  You have a lovely day now.

no apology needed my dood!

and thanks! you have a lovely day as well.
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IS, great suit!

thanks, man. i cant wait to wear it with my new shibumi tie when it arrives. it will be a perfect match methinks. fistbump.gif
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Thanks for the input men, and the discussion following. I think the chest fits fine, it's a relaxed fit that I have no problem with and I don't tend to think it looks billowy. It was an ebay thrift that cost me fairly little, Hackett linen and cotton I believe. Most likely I wont wear it, the shoulders present an obstacle in that there will be too much alteration needed together with sleeves & body.

 

I purchased 2 SC's on the bay for quite little. This one and one SR pane/check in wool, they were both advertised as 42R but the SR one fits very much better in all aspects mentioned as flawed in the fit I posted. I've learned a lesson though, keep to your exact measurements as I did on the SR rather than your "size" -- what I relied on for the Hackett. Progress, gentlemen.

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As mcarthur might say, wear your good-looking suit in good health, stitchy.

mimo, I have no inherent objection to colorful socks. I don't post pics of them here because I'm not interested in hearing anyone's thoughts about them when I wear them. Your shoelaces, however...
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Mimo, I am sorry to say that no shoe, nor any color sock can improve the look of your chode feet. I am sorry. Perhaps you should resort to a horseshoe?
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thanks, SB! indeed he would say that. it is an age old jewish phrase to issue upon ones buying new clothing.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no apology needed my dood!

and thanks! you have a lovely day as well.
thanks, man. i cant wait to wear it with my new shibumi tie when it arrives. it will be a perfect match methinks. fistbump.gif

My thoughts exactly icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Just checked the tracking, should be there any day now.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

As mcarthur might say, wear your good-looking suit in good health, stitchy.
 

You forgot to say "nephew". smile.gif

+1 on that btw, suit looks great.

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