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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It looks like he is being choked by a huge knot the size of an apple.

You work at E!SPN?
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

More and more. I'm getting a bit tired of mtm/bespoke. I know that may sound strange (or blasé)
on this forum and considering how much I've enjoyed choosing fabrics, buttons, details etcetera
in the past. And I'm happy with the MTM suits and bespoke shirts that I currently have (I don't have
bespoke suits or jackets). But I think I can get a decent fit OTR, and decent is good enough for me.
Getting the right fit on clothes is a PITA; I don't enjoy that process of tweaking and tweaking to get a
perfect (or really good) fit at all.
But ask me again in a couple of years. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is fascinating. often times i begin to wonder if all the effort towards "perfection" (if that is even possible) is worth it, and maybe i should be satisfied with good enough. i always end up saying yes.
but ask me again in a couple of years. smile.gif

But is it all about the perfection? Look at NOBD's latest post Donegal suit, go try and buy some 3/2 patch pocket suits, or some fresco or flannel fabric suits. I can't find them easily.
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

CBD today:


V. good. But blue pinstripes are really not CBD.
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

But is it all about the perfection? Look at NOBD's latest post Donegal suit, go try and buy some 3/2 patch pocket suits, or some fresco or flannel fabric suits. I can't find them easily.

True, JP. I love the picking of fabrics and details part of MTM. I think all of my Caruso suits are hard or perhaps impossible to find OTR.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

swedish+chef.jpg

 

(Yes, I know Holland ain't in Scandinavia)

 

Strangely enough, I who am swedish and don't have any education in dutch, actually understands pretty much of what their writing. The languages (written) are quite similar and the culture as well I believe. 


Edited by point1 - 10/14/12 at 6:05am
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NIce combos sugarbutch. Are you double wrapping those tie knots? They seem a bit larger than I'd expect.
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

But is it all about the perfection? Look at NOBD's latest post Donegal suit, go try and buy some 3/2 patch pocket suits, or some fresco or flannel fabric suits. I can't find them easily.

this is a good point. forgot about that.
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Right now I'm still at the stage where when I put on my RTW stuff it annoys me slightly. Of course some of my bespoke things still annoy me slightly too but...slightly less. And I think I have it close to dialed in now on bespoke, at least with Mina. Having put in the time effort and expense to get there it seems to make sense to take advantage and get things that fit me the way I like.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Right now I'm still at the stage where when I put on my RTW stuff it annoys me slightly. Of course some of my bespoke things still annoy me slightly too but...slightly less. And I think I have it close to dialed in now on bespoke, at least with Mina. Having put in the time effort and expense to get there it seems to make sense to take advantage and get things that fit me the way I like.

How many garments did you get from her?
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I'd  appreciate your comments on which tie/PS, if any, works.

 

Up first is a  flat silk  7 fold and a shot silk Hober PS (kind of coarse, like raw silk, but with a sheen)  furnishing the brown fresco.  Shirt is creamy to light yellow.

 

 

 

 

Second is a grenadine grossa with a raw silk print in light greens, browns and yellows.

 

 

 

More contrast here with a  burgundy  grozza square

 

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Pliny - I'd say the last one. Although I do think a pale blue shirt would be ideal. Acasually folded off-white linen pocket square perhaps also ideal. Glad you're getting some good use out of the fresco!
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Pliny - I'd say the last one. Although I do think a pale blue shirt would be ideal. Acasually folded off-white linen pocket square perhaps also ideal. Glad you're getting some good use out of the fresco!

Or pale pink maybe.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Pliny - I'd say the last one. Although I do think a pale blue shirt would be ideal. Acasually folded off-white linen pocket square perhaps also ideal. Glad you're getting some good use out of the fresco!

 

 absolutely loving that fresco  so much i will be getting more: the texture as much as the color of it.  Your blue + brown and off-white would be very much the kind of look you go for yourself no?   I'll try it.

 

 

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Or pale pink maybe.

 

thanks, yean pink and brown can work -  Vox combineda brown SC and pink BD recently on his Tublr - with a black wool tie and i think a pale PS 

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

How many garments did you get from her?

As of right now in my closet, I have 3 odd jackets, 2 odd trousers, 2 shirts, and 1 suit. 4 suits and 3 odd jackets are in various stages of completion. Really all of the things that bother me about earlier commissions are things that I got wrong during the fittings rather than things that Mina got wrong. It takes a little bit to learn how to envision something as a final product that you're wearing every day when you're looking at it in a mirror in the fitting stage for a few minutes. Sometimes it takes wearing something a few times before you realize you wish you had done something slightly differently. But even from the first commissions, particularly in the chest and shoulders, the fit is far superior to anything RTW I have.
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