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Does anyone else have problems with the seat of their linen trousers stretching after a days wear? And the knees, as well? I understand the wrinkles, it adds good character. But the stretching is hard to deal with. 

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The knees on my linen trousers bag somewhat, even though they are rather full - but I don't see it as a problem. When it is enough to bother me, it usually goes away with a good pressing. I don't expect perfect drape on my linens anyways...

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Does anyone else have problems with the seat of their linen trousers stretching after a days wear? And the knees, as well? I understand the wrinkles, it adds good character. But the stretching is hard to deal with. 

I'm wondering if that might have something to do with whether or not the suit is lined. For example, my linen suit is lined and I don't have those issues...as far as I know smile.gif
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Oh I never judge a comment based on typos unless they're so bad I can't make heads or tails of it smile.gif
I think you make some valid points and I appreciate your honesty.

Also thank you for your assessment of where I've ended up and yes it is a shame that I don't have more opportunities to wear suits, formally or casually but if one arises and I have the moment's foresight to snap a pic I'll certainly post it here smile.gif

I think that it's awesome that you managed to stretch such a small stipend to include bettering your wardrobe and as my salary increased I did tuck a few bucks away here and there to build my own.

Thanks, being a family man is my biggest success to date right before buying that linen suit two years ago lol8[1].gif
 

You sound like a very down to earth guy, hats off. We need more of you in this thread, please stick around. And please do wear a suit once in a while, if only just for the heck of it. It can be great fun!

 

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Does anyone else have problems with the seat of their linen trousers stretching after a days wear? And the knees, as well? I understand the wrinkles, it adds good character. But the stretching is hard to deal with. 

I only have wool/linen trousers, but yes, the knees stretch slightly. I haven't had a problem with the seat so far though. I think it's part of the charm, don't wear linen if you can't appreciate a wrinkle here and there.

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in honor of the friday challenge i went ahead and made a fit gif. its my first attempt at that, and i am reasonably pleased with the result.

boring stills also included.





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in honor of the friday challenge i went ahead and made a fit gif. its my first attempt at that, and i am reasonably pleased with the result.

boring stills also included.
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Love the gif, hate the hat. It's way too hipster for you. I think a nice classic panama hat would suit you much better. Grey and tan is a combination that works much better the other way around. I would've preferred slightly lighter than navy trousers here. Anyway, this is by no means a bad fit, just nitpicking, but that's what we do around here, right?

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You sound like a very down to earth guy, hats off. We need more of you in this thread, please stick around. And please do wear a suit once in a while, if only just for the heck of it. It can be great fun!

Thanks I do try to be and I plan on sticking around for a while at any rate and I'll do my best to try that once in while but when you work in an environment where the norm is jeans a t-shirts a guy wearing a suit just seems way too out of place confused.gif

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in honor of the friday challenge i went ahead and made a fit gif. its my first attempt at that, and i am reasonably pleased with the result.

boring stills also included.






I dig the hat. I have a similar raffia one by Scala but I don't think the crow is quite as tall.
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Thanks I do try to be and I plan on sticking around for a while at any rate and I'll do my best to try that once in while but when you work in an environment where the norm is jeans a t-shirts a guy wearing a suit just seems way too out of place confused.gif
I dig the hat. I have a similar raffia one by Scala but I don't think the crow is quite as tall.

I understand the sentiment for a professional setting, but surely you could wear whatever you like when you're not working? 

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Unless certain RTW suits fit you perfectly. I've been to a lot of tailors on savile row wearing a suitsupply suit, asking them what they would improve. The only thing most of them suggested is slightly wider lapels and trousers, but by less than half an inch or so. I can live with that. That's why I've decide not to go for MTM or bespoke, it's simply not worth the money at the moment. Perhaps later on, when my body changes, or when I earn so much money that I don't care. Whichever comes first wink.gif

i wasnt speaking specifically about your fits at all. but ill some thoughts to points i think yorue missing.

about suitsupply...i love em..fit great. glad to hear the tailors wouldnt change much. but youre missing the point i made earlier...theyre off the rack, and EVERYONE is shaped different. I bet the saville row tailors would change a lot on a SS jacket if they saw don cologne in a copenhagen fit.

so, in a nutshell, sure you can look great in OTR, i doubt ill ever go bespoke. But by saying you can learn all you need to know to post a perfect fit in less than a year....just proves that you have a long way to go. no hate, i love your fits...but thats a fact nobody can argue with.foo.gif
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Love the gif, hate the hat. It's way too hipster for you. I think a nice classic panama hat would suit you much better. Grey and tan is a combination that works much better the other way around. I would've preferred slightly lighter than navy trousers here. Anyway, this is by no means a bad fit, just nitpicking, but that's what we do around here, right?

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hat was for the challenge lol, but i dig it. i think a panama would be off for the fit. also, i dont have one. tongue.gif

i am not teh fran of nitpicking, but yes, it is what is done around here.
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I dig the hat. I have a similar raffia one by Scala but I don't think the crow is quite as tall.

thanks, P! cheers.gif
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"oh fuck...did i just step in dog shit??"
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"oh fuck...did i just step in dog shit??"

Or...

"G'day, Mr. Ant. Time to squash you now."
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hat was for the challenge lol, but i dig it. i think a panama would be off for the fit. also, i dont have one. tongue.gif

i am not teh fran of nitpicking, but yes, it is what is done around here.
thanks, P! cheers.gif

Sorry the pic is so small...only one I have of the hat I was talking about so here it is for whatever it's worth smile.gif

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Dat gif needs MOAR SPEEDZ

 

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i wasnt speaking specifically about your fits at all. but ill some thoughts to points i think yorue missing.

about suitsupply...i love em..fit great. glad to hear the tailors wouldnt change much. but youre missing the point i made earlier...theyre off the rack, and EVERYONE is shaped different. I bet the saville row tailors would change a lot on a SS jacket if they saw don cologne in a copenhagen fit.

so, in a nutshell, sure you can look great in OTR, i doubt ill ever go bespoke. But by saying you can learn all you need to know to post a perfect fit in less than a year....just proves that you have a long way to go. no hate, i love your fits...but thats a fact nobody can argue with.foo.gif

Sure, I'll concede that point. My fits won't be perfect until I go bespoke and get everything exactly the way I like it. But, you can post a pretty good fit in, let's say, half a year. Get a navy suit and a grey suit that fit right, a couple of grenadines and nice sevenfold ties with simple patterns, some light blue MTM shirts, simple black captoes, a white and cream square, and you'll look great all week long. There's arguably nothing to improve to those fits. 

 

People (myself included) only start fucking up when they try to deviate from the rules.

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