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post #181 of 263
I'm reading all of yachtie's comments and am nodding my head in agreement. I surmise he hasn't shopped at Chess King or International Male. Good on ya.
post #182 of 263
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post


No one is forced to take advice. :laugh.gif

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These kinds of threads are cyclical it seems. Every couple of months there seem to be these vigorous debates about what is good "value", what one should spend, what is "classic" style (or, "fashion")... The fault lines predictably appear between those who are "serious" about clothing (i.e. those who have their clothes made or are in the trade, like Yachtie, David and others) and those who are seeking simply to look good. I think there's basically a quantum leap that you make when you go from simply wanting to look good, to being interested in commissioning your own clothing. Until you've made that conceptual leap and found that interest/passion in clothing that (most) custom/bespoke clients have, I don't think there will be ever agreement between the two camps. Like Yachtie, I'm not looking for good value, nor am I trying to look fashionable... The "calculus" I go through when thinking about clothing has less to do with how much I earn, and more to do about the creative process. If I earned less, I would commission fewer garments, but I would not stop simply because custom/bespoke did not appear to provide me with good "value".
post #183 of 263
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post


Believe it.

My lapel width is based on my face and shoulders, as is my tie width. I get pleats becuuse I like them, I don't like skinny pegged pants so I don't order them to be cut that way. etc.

Yes it's a lounge suit, but it's porportional to me not to what ever is the rage this month.

To a "fashionista" trying forever to look "hip" , I'll bet it sounds bizarre.

+1

Who reads those fashion rags anyway? I haven't stepped into the men's wear section of the "mall" for years.
post #184 of 263
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post


Believe it.

My lapel width is based on my face and shoulders, as is my tie width. I get pleats becuuse I like them, I don't like skinny pegged pants so I don't order them to be cut that way. etc.

Yes it's a lounge suit, but it's porportional to me not to what ever is the rage this month.

To a "fashionista" trying forever to look "hip" , I'll bet it sounds bizarre.


Agree 100%...the suits I had made up in 1985 are no different than the one i have made up today...they are classics and designed to fit my particular body size/shape. I have no interest in what is "fashionable" yesterday, today, or tomorrow. A well made suit in a decent rotation can easily last 30 years or more, making the money spent on one a value proposition.
post #185 of 263
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post



Agree 100%...the suits I had made up in 1985 are no different than the one i have made up today...they are classics and designed to fit my particular body size/shape. I have no interest in what is "fashionable" yesterday, today, or tomorrow. A well made suit in a decent rotation can easily last 30 years or more, making the money spent on one a value proposition.

poast fit plz.
post #186 of 263
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Originally Posted by thenanyu View Post


poast fit plz.

I'll see if I can find a picture of a few of them...I actually gave away all of them (about thirty) when I semi retired in 1999...thought I would never wear them again but things change including my weight!!
post #187 of 263
This is turning into something I'd expect to find on the FNB forums--bunch of old people bitching without posting any fits. Also: LOL rich people!!!!1!!$!! rotflmao.gif
post #188 of 263
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post


This is styleforum dude, not a Rich Dad Poor Dad seminar at the Learning Annex so maybe you should lay off the pushing of property ownership.

Actually, I got to the upper class by shorting the balls off your mortgage in '08. So thanks for the sick suits I bought after my bonus.
Hahaha, wow. Dominated. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #189 of 263
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Originally Posted by benny View Post

Every man should own one great suit that can last him for years. It is better to invest in one or two good $1K/$2K suits than a dozen mediocre $500 suits. 


That depends entirely on how often you wear suits. If I had to wear a suit 5 days a week, that singular thousand dollar suit would be worn out in 2 years max. I would also have little variety in my clothing, and people would quickly notice that I'm wearing the same suit day in and day out. Same deal with 2 suits, to a lesser degree.

Some people wear suits for fun. Others do so while making a living every day. You buy what makes the most sense for you.
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Originally Posted by academe View Post


tounge.gif

These kinds of threads are cyclical it seems. Every couple of months there seem to be these vigorous debates about what is good "value", what one should spend, what is "classic" style (or, "fashion")... The fault lines predictably appear between those who are "serious" about clothing (i.e. those who have their clothes made or are in the trade, like Yachtie, David and others) and those who are seeking simply to look good. I think there's basically a quantum leap that you make when you go from simply wanting to look good, to being interested in commissioning your own clothing. Until you've made that conceptual leap and found that interest/passion in clothing that (most) custom/bespoke clients have, I don't think there will be ever agreement between the two camps. Like Yachtie, I'm not looking for good value, nor am I trying to look fashionable... The "calculus" I go through when thinking about clothing has less to do with how much I earn, and more to do about the creative process. If I earned less, I would commission fewer garments, but I would not stop simply because custom/bespoke did not appear to provide me with good "value".

And thats fine. You love clothes, the individuality of commissioning your own clothing, and the creative process. My love for clothes, like many others I'd assume, stems more from feeling good about wearing clothes that are good quality, fit well, and look good to me. The process behind it is of less importance. But to insinuate that a $500 suit is not acceptable for anyone is frankly ridiculous.
post #190 of 263
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post



Agree 100%...the suits I had made up in 1985 are no different than the one i have made up today...they are classics and designed to fit my particular body size/shape. I have no interest in what is "fashionable" yesterday, today, or tomorrow. A well made suit in a decent rotation can easily last 30 years or more, making the money spent on one a value proposition.

WOW, just wow:

The delusion of the human mind at work:
  • Giant lapels
  • Gorge at your chest
  • Padded shoulders
  • Long as fuck
  • Triple Pleats
  • Cuffed pants
  • Baggy as fuck

Yup, you look like a million bucks!
Keep it up!
post #191 of 263
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


WOW, just wow:

The delusion of the human mind at work:
  • Giant lapels
  • Gorge at your chest
  • Padded shoulders
  • Long as fuck
  • Triple Pleats
  • Cuffed pants
  • Baggy as fuck

Yup, you look like a million bucks!
Keep it up!


You know, you might want to follow the following advice from Mark Twain:

"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"
post #192 of 263
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post



You know, you might want to follow the following advice from Mark Twain:

"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"

+1
post #193 of 263
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


WOW, just wow:

The delusion of the human mind at work:
  • Giant lapels
  • Gorge at your chest
  • Padded shoulders
  • Long as fuck
  • Triple Pleats
  • Cuffed pants
  • Baggy as fuck

Yup, you look like a million bucks!
Keep it up!

Any evidence that these were the feature of mlongano's suits? Otherwise it is quite the delusion of the human mind at work.
post #194 of 263
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

  • Cuffed pants

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post #195 of 263
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post


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+1
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