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post #346 of 389
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


I feel the market for cheap, fast-fashion style suits (insanely tight, short jacket, tiny lapels, etc) is growing as younger people think they look sharp and dressed up in them. Essentially club/going out gear.

This does not translate to bespoke or mtm tailors for the most part.

That is just the Disposable Age.

post #347 of 389

I got a mtm shirt from mytailor in this color accidentally.  Meaning their swatch showed a mint green vs what shipped to me, more resembling the below color shirt.  Not really my taste personally but I feel I may be stuck with it.  Is there any pant/jacket color that will soften the color of this shirt to make it wearable.  I was thinking a med grey.  But now reading this thread I'm afraid this shirt should just be burned or returned. 

 

said swatch:

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

I went to the wedding of a friend I grew up with this past summer and THREE guys were unintentionally wearing the same exact outfit - a black suit with a lime green shirt and a lime green tie. I kid you not!

At times I feel like I have exited the matrix and others are still stuck in it. When I start to feel guilty about how much I spend on clothes I can't help but think of the dire alternatives.

post #348 of 389

^ Why would you even want to settle for 'wearable'?  Unless budget is an issue, why not donate it to a charity shop and wear shirts you actually like?

 

(I wouldn't wear that colour myself, but am:foo: re. shirts.)

post #349 of 389
You could save it and make it work for a streetwear type shirt if you dabble in that style. I can't imagine it working too well in a professional setting without standing out for all of the wrong reasons.
post #350 of 389
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

I got a mtm shirt from mytailor in this color accidentally. Meaning their swatch showed a mint green vs what shipped to me, more resembling the below color shirt.

ALWAYS get swatches. Always.
post #351 of 389

Yeah this is my first mtm shirt.  The fit is outstanding (pats on back for measuring), but the color, yikes.  I want to like the shirt just because how well it fits and the fact that I paid $70 for it.  I've got a couple more mtm shirts in the pipeline from other companies so I may just use this as a learning lesson as noted above, to always get the swatches.  I wonder if I can save it for under sweaters :sly:

post #352 of 389
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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

But really, the only thing that matters is getting paid.

This.
post #353 of 389
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


I feel the market for cheap, fast-fashion style suits (insanely tight, short jacket, tiny lapels, etc) is growing as younger people think they look sharp and dressed up in them. Essentially club/going out gear.

This does not translate to bespoke or mtm tailors for the most part.

 

This reminds me of my wife's comment after seeing the men's suits in the most recent J. Crew catalog: "They really ought to use models who look good in suits."

post #354 of 389
If the color is wrong, don't wear it. Stick with tried and true colors that compliment your skin tone.
post #355 of 389
Afternoon folks,

Apologies but I haven't ahd time to read the whole thread and so I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet. I live in Scotland, a particularly drab and wet part of the world (not without beauty it must be said) but the weather here is permanently poor at best. This being the case many people my age (late 20-s to early 30's) have decided to wear shirt, tie and trousers but then some sort of anorak for functionality, it looks terrible! Nice coat and an umbrella and most of them would be fine!!
post #356 of 389

I'm afraid I don't know what an anorak is. :(

post #357 of 389
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I'm afraid I don't know what an anorak is. frown.gif

Zip up rainproof nylon hooded coat.
post #358 of 389
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Yeah this is my first mtm shirt.  The fit is outstanding (pats on back for measuring), but the color, yikes.  I want to like the shirt just because how well it fits and the fact that I paid $70 for it.  I've got a couple more mtm shirts in the pipeline from other companies so I may just use this as a learning lesson as noted above, to always get the swatches.  I wonder if I can save it for under sweaters sly.gif

This might sound unorthodox, but what I do when I sit on nice shirts in slightly "off" colors (it sometimes happens with blind buys) is that I bleach the dickens out of them until they take on a nice greige color. I then either use them as is -- greige goes well with autumnal tweeds -- or I re-dye them. If you choose the re-dyeing option, just remember that many shirtmakers use synthetic threads for the stitching, which means that the stitches will always retain their color no matter how much dye you apply.
post #359 of 389
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The liberals, clearly.

 

+1

post #360 of 389
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

You know what they say, women don't dress well for men. They dress well to impress other women. Same can be said for us I suppose.

 

Ironically, this doesn't apply to lesbians.

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