Originally Posted by DerekS
well stated. theres 2 VERY different styles...one wont make the other. I absolutely love rubinaccis stuff, but a part of me will always want the dramatic tom ford styling.
I do not think we should even bother trying to compare suits - one always forget that some styles are more appropriate for certain people than others.
Both you and Spoo have the ideal physique for a Tom Ford suit, it would be a no brainer that Tom Ford should bubble above the surface as a first / second choice suit (money allowing of course).
Many people cannot carry off Tom Ford style with success. I am one of those to be quite frank. The Tom Ford suits I have (complete with batwing lapels) I put down to bad purchases because my build and looks are much more suited to the fuller more traditional cuts of Rubinacci, Brioni etc. I keep trying to wear those TF suits, but every time my wife throws a fit and says I do not look a picture of handsomeness in them - they take away rather than accentuate my features. For you and Spoo, Tom Ford etc is a good choice. For me, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Brioni, Kiton cut and design their suits in a manner that enhances my looks. I do love Tom Ford's styling and fashion forwardness, but to jump into that bandwagon and carry them off as well as you could, I would have to somehow alter my DNA
Originally Posted by miran
I'm a suit size US 46 (Euro 56)....I live in Canada....Does Tom Ford carry anything larger than Euro 52? I can't seem to find it...or is the online selection for Tom Ford suits and coats limited?
If you are true to size US 46, you will need to drastically size up. I am that size, and the two TF suits I have are size Euro 60 and Euro 58, with the 58 being slightly too small for me.