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post #121 of 1879
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(T4phage @ 13 July 2004, 08:55) By the way, is that the suit you got mtm from Oger?
Yes, it's the first from a series of (so far) three suits and one blazer. All Zegna m-t-m. Not too bad I think. For those interested, the shirt is a french cuffed Thomas Pink and the tie is a Drake's. MtB Edited to answer Stuart8's question (see below)
Have you seen/tried their neapolitan MTM suits? I don't think it is that great, because of the "stiffness" of the chest/shoulder presentation - you loose the "ease" and comfort that the Neapolitans are so famous for. I have a similar Drake tie, but mine is more silver/blue.
post #122 of 1879
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Have you seen/tried their neapolitan MTM suits?  I don't think it is that great, because of the "stiffness" of the chest/shoulder presentation - you loose the "ease" and comfort that the Neapolitans are so famous for.
You mean their "Oger Amsterdam"-line, right? No, I haven't. For that first m-t-m I thought about Isaïa, Borrelli and Zegna. Zegna best 'fit' my financial possibilities then and I liked the end result. Enough to go back for more. The problem is, since then I've stumbled across AskAndy's and this board. So, I must do all I can to restrain myself from ordering one suit (or shirt or pair of shoes) after another and perhaps even from better makers (I'm thinking Borrelli here). All in good time (this october... ). I just had a call my second Maffeis shirt is waiting for me at their store... I just might drop by Oger's this evening.
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I have a similar Drake tie, but mine is more silver/blue.
That tie of yours should look very nice. It's a small weave-pattern, right? Mine is done in blue and red, but from a distance looks solid, well, lavender. I have a pair of lavender Charvet silk cufflinks which combines very nice with this tie. MtB
post #123 of 1879
Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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You mean their "Oger Amsterdam"-line, right? No, I haven't. For that first m-t-m I thought about Isaïa, Borrelli and Zegna. Zegna best 'fit' my financial possibilities then and I liked the end result. Enough to go back for more. The problem is, since then I've stumbled across AskAndy's and this board. So, I must do all I can to restrain myself from ordering one suit (or shirt or pair of shoes) after another and perhaps even from better makers (I'm thinking Borrelli here). All in good time (this october... ). I just had a call my second Maffeis shirt is waiting for me at their store... I just might drop by Oger's this evening.
How did the fitting for your shirt go? Did they improve on some of the faults last time? As for the Oger branded mtm suits, just trying to give you a heads up, because I think it is an anomaly, neapolitan touches but STIFF.
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That tie of yours should look very nice. It's a small weave-pattern, right? Mine is done in blue and red, but from a distance looks solid, well, lavender. I have a pair of lavender Charvet silk cufflinks which combines very nice with this tie.
Yes, that is right - up close mine is dark blue and silver, but from afar, it looks silvery lavendery bluey.
post #124 of 1879
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How did the fitting for your shirt go?  Did they improve on some of the faults last time?
The shirt is fantastic. At least, I think so. What a difference a few centimetres (slightly wider shoulders and chest, and longer sleeves) can make. I'm glad you, and others, kept me going after I received my first shirt.
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Yes, that is right - up close mine is dark blue and silver, but from afar, it looks silvery lavendery bluey.
That is some tie. MtB
post #125 of 1879
Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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The shirt is fantastic. At least, I think so. What a difference a few centimetres (slightly wider shoulders and chest, and longer sleeves) can make. I'm glad you, and others, kept me going after I received my first shirt.
What colour/fabric/collar/cuff combination did you end up with? I'm glad that the shirt turned out great for you - but remember how dangerous a slope you are on: first mtm Maffeis, then Borrelli, then..... Bespoke...
post #126 of 1879
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What colour/fabric/collar/cuff combination did you end up with?
The fabric is a fine pink check on a white ground. The pink stripes are about 1 mm wide and spaced about 2 mm apart. The pink stripes are also lined with a thin blue line. From a distance the shirt has an almost solid purplish hue. Only when you get closer... all the details reveal themselves. This was an unexpected yet welcome side-effect.
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...remember how dangerous a slope you are on: first mtm Maffeis, then Borrelli, then..... Bespoke...  
AAAAAHHHH. Don't scare my creditcard like that. But seriously, who knows. It'll all be in good time   . MtB
post #127 of 1879
Please either post a pic here or finish this conversation in a PM or regular thread. Or, you guys can meet up since you're both in Amsterdam.
post #128 of 1879
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Please either post a pic here or finish this conversation in a PM or regular thread.  Or, you guys can meet up since you're both in Amsterdam.
Yes. Pictures. I'm going to have to take a picture of me wearing my C&J Handgrades along with a grey solid suit I recently picked up, my third one. (My last one will be black.)
post #129 of 1879
Here's my ugly mug... The suit's by Kilgour French Stanbury. The shirt and tie are nothing special, nor are the frames. Comments welcome. Regards, Huntsman
post #130 of 1879
You look great. Have you considered spread collared shirts? Some people say that tall and narrow facial-featured men should wear them, while men with broad faces should wear narrow pointed ones.
post #131 of 1879
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You look great. Have you considered spread collared shirts?
I second both of Alias' remarks. In addition to his remarks, I notice (judging from the picture) you seem to have a rather long neck. Spread collars could perhaps visually shorten your neck a bit (or at least de-emphasise it's length...). Great look overall though. MtB
post #132 of 1879
Try frames that sit a little lower on, and draw less attention to, your nose. And I think that a semi-spread collar shirt would look good too. Otherwise, good look. And great suit.
post #133 of 1879
Well done Sir. I see you bear some resemblance to your Avatar
post #134 of 1879
Thanks, Gentlemen, OK, I really must get a spread or a semi-spread collared shirt (and French cuffed, certainement. ) . Have never worn them and so was a a touch unsure of the trial, so thanks for the encouragement. Looking to Improve -- I never noticed about my neck, probably because it was the same one I always had, LOL. Hmph, interesting, though. LA Guy, will do on the frames. Good idea, as I do have rather a pronounced schnoz. At least one can always put a good spin on that if it comes up in conversation.... A Harris: True, Sir, true. Thanks. And yes I really, really enjoy that suit -- it's been my favorite for quite some time. Thanks for the comments. With my regards, Huntsman Edited to fix an errant emoticon and capitalization error.
post #135 of 1879
Here's a more recent picture than the one I use as my avatar. I'm just arriving at a New Year's Eve event at a favorite restaurant (and didn't even get a chance to get my coat off before somebody snapped this shot): I wish the tie came out better; it's a really beautiful Lanvin, and it's one of my favorites...
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