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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

And now mcobinad likes them too! My goodness the bit loafers, what ever shall we do?!?

LOL
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I went to a tailor to have 2 jackets altered so I could keep wearing them without having to stop working out. The place is owned by a Korean (I'm guessing) couple in their 60's and their english isn't perfect. Obviously, this doesn't make any difference to their quality of work, which is great, but it's important for context.


A guy walks in and wanted to have his shirt darted and had an armani shirt with him that he wanted them to make it fit like. No big deal. The tailor marks them up and the guy still wants them to fit closer and wants the front darted. Tailor exclaims, "that's for women. like a blouse,". I started cracking up. The guy looks at the tailor, and goes sure yeah just do it.

I was walking out when this happened, but almost walked back in to tell the guy to go and look up luxire for shirts. He spent half as much on alterations per shirt that he would have for a custom shirt.

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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

Mate, please give it a rest about the shoes. I lile them, other people like them and obviously AAS likes them.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

You know I can't let that go, AAS. Even if we look past the orphaned-suit-jacket aspect of it, there's a pretty bad incoherence with the tattersall vest. And then the scarf takes it even further in the direction of slick. Finally, leaving aside the incoherence, the vest is too light for the other elements. It's just out of place.

I bet you're wearing those damned shoes, too...

Um, no?
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

Mate, please give it a rest about the shoes. I lile them, other people like them and obviously AAS likes them.

I think Shugz was abducted by a pair of bit loafers as a child.  I think he's hated them ever since.  :violin:

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

I've never appreciated the city/country dichotomy.  I get its relation to British culture, but as an American it means little to me.  [...]

 

I think it means something to you.

 

While you’re right that the city/country distinction doesn’t carry quite the weight in the northeastern US that it once did—these days most people in Manhattan wouldn’t be bothered by a well-tailored brown suit if worn during the fall and winter, for example—it hasn’t disappeared entirely.  While few people here live the lifestyle of the British aristocracy which originally defined the distinction (an estate in the country and a flat in London and separate wardrobes in each), we still dress differently depending on what activity we’re dressing for.   So if you know that this weekend I’m either (1) going to hear the New York Philharmonic, or (2) going to Connecticut to visit a friend, you’ll know which one I’ve decided on if I tell you I’ll be wearing a Norfolk jacket for the occasion.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 5/10/14 at 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

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MTM HSM
Borrelli
Vanda
Rota
Bontoni

Maiden voyage for SC and shirt. I love the fit of the shirt


Very nice combination.....very elegant...compliments

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Originally Posted by jazzsol View Post

You are bursting out of your shirt.

 

 

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

About the shoes... I was in a horrible car accident last week and both my feet were severed from my legs.  I heard Clags had a similar accident.  He has taken to carrying his shoes in his hand to compensate.  I'm just going to keep it above the knee.  

 

Sorry to hear about that. You might like to get some stump-walking lessons from Oscar Pistorius. He could certainly use the extra cash flow.

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Originally Posted by mcobinad View Post

I agree that the shirt is quite a snug fit
You could always try this:





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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

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Yup, just mention you want feedback and people will be happy to give it.


Good point. I've always thought it was a given that people appreciate feedback and ultimately look for it, but I take for granted that it is something that shouldn't be expected as it is almost a gift to receive it. I truly appreciate any and all feedback I receive here, good, bad and ugly. I'm trying to improve and find what works best for me but still working within the boundaries of good taste and coherency. I could care less about thumbs but rather appreciate any advice you guys offer. So thank you! cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif  that is an awsm color for u IMO in stitches.  Oddly, I also think it's an awsm color for u SB.

thanks, pliny! i am very pleased with it.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

....So I'm trying to understand why some rule breaking fits work and why some don't.

I guess, with no shortage of irony, I'm trying to distil the principles behind rule breaking -....

if there were rules to it, it would cease to be rule breaking. its just something that either works or doesnt, based on a more than just the items being worn in a vacuum.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

(devil's advocate, whether you like or hate the shirt, would this have come up if I had taken a picture from farther away...?)

i like the shirt.

hard to say, perhaps from a great enough distance it would not have been distinguishable.
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Originally Posted by Anden View Post

I read this as a compliment. Thank you. Dressing for my bodytype and personality has always been a goal for me.

bam. this is a good way to go.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Shirt is too tight. Generally speaking, your jackets and shirts are too snug.

this
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

True enough, but I'm thinking more of the chest and waist. If he can't find suitable shirts off the rack, perhaps MTM.

he has a bentley, i am sure MTM is doable if need be.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Donuts: The close-up of the fabric on the SuitSupply site suggests that it's sufficiently textured to work as an odd jacket. Maybe more obviously non-suit buttons would help.

it is a fine odd jacket, and i never meant to say it wasnt, but its still not right with that shirt imo, unless he was wearing casual enough trou to pull it all together.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Outside compliments doesn't really fly on a hobbyist site, hell, people wear Ed Hardy and Affliction T-shirts and they get mad love in the real world. This is not the real world, it is a forum dedicated to improving one's personal styl

damnit this need to be pinned. no one here gives a poop about the compliments you get not on here. could not be more irrelevant.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

This dude is muscular and has a massive drop but look at the fit. No excessive pulling and clean lines
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that fit is money.
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I've never appreciated the city/country dichotomy.  I get its relation to British culture, but as an American it means little to me.  I am more interested in whether the colors and patterns look nice together, which I think they do.

You dont have to appreciate it, but you should take note of it because sometimes your fits are discordant and often its for this reason. like it or not, discordant formality (which is what the whole city/country idea is really about) will almost always detract from a fit.

as to your fit with the scarf, the whole thing was just too busy for me, and the jacket does look orphaned. maybe it wasnt, but it still looks like it was.
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I think Shugz was abducted by a pair of bit loafers as a child.  I think he's hated them ever since.  musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

i was not and i still rarely like bit loafers in your fits. i think they only dont bother me in you casual fits, but with a jacket and tie they almost always detract from your fits for me. : (
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Originally Posted by mcobinad View Post


I have just been murdered on this forum today for wearing a linen pink shirt with a protruding button. Bespoke, MTM, here I come !


I did very much like the shirt for its texture and color. Just not the fit. I think MTM for shirts is a good idea given your build. As far as suits, I think you can just size up and have your seamstress bring in the necessary parts. Or, given what you drive and your location (UK, right?), go bespoke.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

This dude is muscular and has a massive drop but look at the fit. No excessive pulling and clean lines

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@mcobinad

Supreme elegance, congratulations. Really. Who is the manufacturer of the fabric? I love it.

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I'm interested in the issue of patterns for odd jackets. Do the members consider this loud enough to qualify obviously as an odd jacket?

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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

I'm interested in the issue of patterns for odd jackets. Do the members consider this loud enough to qualify obviously as an odd jacket?
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I don't think it has to be loud to be an odd jacket - most gun check patterns aren't loud but you know they aren't part of a suit. Just needs to be distinct in some way - like a textured navy blazer with patch pockets also is far from loud, too.
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I got this tie last year from ASW. It looked great online, and then after I received it, I started agonizing over how to wear it. This is, I think, its first outing. It was sort of like jumping into cold water. Once I had it around my neck, it wasn't so bad.

 

 

 

 

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Kent Wang (square)

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