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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


Thts's why I said, suits that fit well. You'll have to try a lot of brands to find what works for you, but that's why I said it'll take around 6 months. You can easily go by every shop and try on the different cuts, in order to find which work for you during that time, unless you have a weird body/are fat.

 

I don't think this is necessarily true, I think having a running back body type such as mine with broad chest and shoulders, small waist and large thighs and calfs can make this extremely difficult. For example my chest is a size 41 and I have a 34 waist, but in order to get pants that don't make me look like I am wearing jeggings I have to buy size 38 paints and tailor the waist. If you know an OTR maker who covers this please let me know as I have been looking for well over 6 months without luck.

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Don't know about you, but in my world having a wife and children doesn't leave a ton of spare time for easily going by every shop and trying on different cuts.

Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. Of course I'm speaking from my own experience, as that is all I have. I can imagine having a family means you're much busier. However, I'm working around 80-90 hours a week at the moment, so I'm pretty busy too, but I understand there's a difference. I guess it also depends on where you live. In London all the brands have shops in a couple of streets next to each other. So it would prob take you a full day to try every one of them, if you're dedicated, and no one said having a great style doesn't require dedication.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone. Of course I'm speaking from my own experience, as that is all I have. I can imagine having a family means you're much busier. However, I'm working around 80-90 hours a week at the moment, so I'm pretty busy too, but I understand there's a difference. I guess it also depends on where you live. In London all the brands have shops in a couple of streets next to each other. So it would prob take you a full day to try every one of them, if you're dedicated, and no one said having a great style doesn't require dedication.

90 hours a week huh? You sure about that? 

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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

90 hours a week huh? You sure about that? 

Yep, I'm in the office between 70 and 90 hours a week. 70 is pretty rare, 90 is pretty rare too, so 80 is about the average. It's very common in my sector, and a lot of people are working much more than I am. I have friends who easily hit 100 hours a week. It's nothing to be proud of, but unfortunately that's the reality. Again, I didn't mean to offend anyone, I was just speaking from my own experience.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Thts's why I said, suits that fit well. You'll have to try a lot of brands to find what works for you, but that's why I said it'll take around 6 months. You can easily go by every shop and try on the different cuts, in order to find which work for you during that time, unless you have a weird body/are fat.

I still think you're underestimating how difficult proper fit can be, it's not always so cut and dry and I don't think in 6 months you can just figure it out by trying on different brands. I think you can get a decent fit in that amount of time, but you'll only get a great one that quickly if you have way too much time on your hands, a ton of disposable income, or a lot of luck.

Speaking personally, when I truly started to care about buying better clothes, I was reading GQ right around the time when skinny lapels and shorter jackets were becoming fashionable, maybe '08 or '09, so I assumed that's what I needed to look good. Pretty quickly I biught a bunch of awful stuff, pants that were too tight, jackets that didnt cover my butt, etc. After many unsuccessful attempts, I slowly realized that kind of stuff didn't look good on me, and it took time to sell or donate old stuff, save up money, but new stuff, and try to put a new wardrobe together. And I didn't do this just once, I'm sure like many other people here I did that a few times....like Stitch said earlier he's in maybe stage 4 or 5 right now, can't remember the exact number but it was more than 2. Just recently, I FINALLY figured out what I really like, what actually looks good on me and works for my body type (tall and athletic - 6'4" 195 lbs). I'm sure there are a few tweaks I will continue to make as I get older, but for the most part I know what I want. Maybe it took me longer than some other people, but there's no point in trying to rush that kind of transformation.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I still think you're underestimating how difficult proper fit can be, it's not always so cut and dry and I don't think in 6 months you can just figure it out by trying on different brands. I think you can get a decent fit in that amount of time, but you'll only get a great one that quickly if you have way too much time on your hands, a ton of disposable income, or a lot of luck.

Speaking personally, when I truly started to care about buying better clothes, I was reading GQ right around the time when skinny lapels and shorter jackets were becoming fashionable, maybe '08 or '09, so I assumed that's what I needed to look good. Pretty quickly I biught a bunch of awful stuff, pants that were too tight, jackets that didnt cover my butt, etc. After many unsuccessful attempts, I slowly realized that kind of stuff didn't look good on me, and it took time to sell or donate old stuff, save up money, but new stuff, and try to put a new wardrobe together. And I didn't do this just once, I'm sure like many other people here I did that a few times....like Stitch said earlier he's in maybe stage 4 or 5 right now, can't remember the exact number but it was more than 2. Just recently, I FINALLY figured out what I really like, what actually looks good on me and works for my body type (tall and athletic - 6'4" 195 lbs). I'm sure there are a few tweaks I will continue to make as I get older, but for the most part I know what I want. Maybe it took me longer than some other people, but there's no point in trying to rush that kind of transformation.

I guess I was lucky in finding SF early on, and taking in all the information. I had a month or 2 of resistance against 'the rules', but then I accepted them, even embraced them. Wore a lot of simple navy blazer/grey trouser/light blue shirt/simple grenadine combinations, while sometimes intentionally breaking the rules, not being afraid of failing. You can learn a lot from analyzing why certain outfits work and why others don't, which we attempted in the no effs given thread that (ironically) failed so horribly.

Let me stress that I by no means dress very well every single day, but it's certainly doable to wear a great outfits, if you stay within the boundaries set by this forum, the so-called rules. I guess my rant was about adhering to the rules when starting out, as it makes things much easier. Surely that's something we can all agree on?
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^ I can get on board with that smile.gif
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Working outfit for todays nightshift

 

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DC, I find that I like your fits in the full-length shot, but then I get to the detail and see the pattern on the shirt and the whole thing falls apart. Those multi-stripes and checks aren't up to the standard of your suits IMO. That said, in the fit above, you've made it look about as good as it can.
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DB for nightshift? What kind of job is this?

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Originally Posted by conradwu View Post

DB for nightshift? What kind of job is this?


hitman? enforcer?

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I've wondered the same. Something in finance? Or maybe he's the only one working so the dress code is up to him.

In any case, nice suit, DC. I think the pants are cut well for you in this one.

In terms of peak lapels, is there any standard "where they should point?" These appear a little flatter than some, pointing to the tip of the shoulder. Just curious as I don't have anything with peaks but may someday.
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hitman? enforcer?

 

But those jobs that demand mobility, which wearing a DB will greatly hinder. 

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I believe DC has said he works for a hotel.
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So, case in point about being lucky, look what I thrifted today! A slightly lighter than navy Pal Zileri Abito Privato suit, I believe that's their MTM line. It was made for a certain Sebastian, and not only does he have the same taste as I do, he also has the exact same body as I do, as the suit fits me very well, all it needs is a good pressing. Uncanny much? The fabric is a gorgeous S130's Guabello weave, with a very intricate pattern, the sleeves have working button holes, and the buttons themselves are navy, a nice detail.

 

The trousers are slightly wider than I'm used to, but I think it works well here, what do you guys think?

 

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