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post #2536 of 13589
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

The smallest one generally finds in RTW — 14.5. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

lol. and judging by the way the tops or your collar, by your neck, almost overlap, i imagine that even 14.5 is a tad large. you ever try MTM or something?

again, no hate, im a fan of your fits, just a small and pointless nitpick that would usually annoy me if i was reading someone else post it. frown.gif
post #2537 of 13589
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

I hate them with suits - however, I understand it's a very classic American business look, so it might be fine there. I love to wear them with sportcoats and casual ties though.

An abiding memory of a trip to NYC nearly 20 years ago is having breakfast on a work day early in a diner in Chelsea and seeing a man there with his suit jacket off before he went to work wearing silk patterned braces [suspenders], white OCBD with monogrammed pocket and cuffs, bold (maybe Brooks No1) American repp tie, and big clumpy highly shined longwings (AE or Alden, I guess, maybe Florsheim's in those days). With the possible exception of the tie (I appear to collect them even if I don't wear them that often here), all anathema to my London sensibilities. But in the context of NYC, completely appropriate and acceptable, even laudable. Context is (almost) everything.
post #2538 of 13589
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

Not classic or sedate, but I believe this is a tasteful casual rig. Tie is forest green wool.

I plan on shamelessly copying this look tomorrow, swapping a forest green grenadine for the tie. Thank you for the inspiration.
post #2539 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Well, this could be a blazer and not a suit.
I personally don't like BD shirt and ties

Are all your tieless fits with BD shirts? Your collars are always standing up nicely, didn't know if that was due to the bespoke jackets/shirts or something else (hopefully not those magnetic collar stays smile.gif )
post #2540 of 13589
No, definitely no magnetic collars for me... Most are BD but not all. If the collar is cut properly, with a high enough band, the right length points and the right interlining, it will stay up as long as I'm wearing my jacket - it is pretty much physically impossible for my custom shirt collars to slip down under the jacket's lapels like some RTW shirts used to do.
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LEVOOSH (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

Not classic or sedate, but I believe this is a tasteful casual rig. Tie is forest green wool.

I will persist in my apparently heterodox views and say that while I like this, wider spaced stripes would be better IMHO.
post #2542 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

No, definitely no magnetic collars for me... Most are BD but not all. If the collar is cut properly, with a high enough band, the right length points and the right interlining, it will stay up as long as I'm wearing my jacket - it is pretty much physically impossible for my custom shirt collars to slip down under the jacket's lapels like some RTW shirts used to do.

oh look, its MR FANCY PANTS COLLARS!

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post #2543 of 13589
I meant to post this earlier....since my earlier attempt with this suit was roundly discredited, here is try #2. Better?

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post


This is very nice IMHO. I feel like I may have asked you this before about that suit, but what's the fabric?
post #2546 of 13589
Thread Starter 
fabric is a woodehouse, tip top find from years ago
post #2547 of 13589
It's birdseye? Or sharkskin? Or nailhead?
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a nailhead like pattern called crows foot
post #2549 of 13589
Manton - love suit, shirt and tie. Don't love the square with them, something of a cool vs warm vibe. Were you wearing black shoes ?
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dark brown
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