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post #151 of 162
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think a couple of things that are easy to underestimate when one is just starting to build a bespoke wardrobe is the improvement of fit over time and even subtle stylistic changes that can throw a wrench into your plans. For example each suit I have commissioned has gotten a little bit better, this leads to me not caring as much for my older garments. Sure when I first got them, I'm hootin' and hollerin' that it's the bee's knees and fit and feel cannot be surpassed. Then you get the next one and realize that your previous suit had some tug, or pull, or rub somewhere that you never felt before because you now don't feel it in the new suit. If you are a nut job like me this makes me hate wearing that first suit now. Sure this tapers off after a while, but it translates into stylistic things as well. I went from flat front pants to forward pleats. Now I prefer forward pleats, but have all of these flat front suits in my closet. Next, I wanted to try raising the rise, wow! This is insanely comfortable and looks great, well I have 20 other suits that don't feel this great and now I want to replace all of them! It is an evolution process and cannot simply boil down to a list of colors of suits that you plan to get and dollar values that must be saved to buy them. Let me tell you, it doesn't end.

Yours must be a frustrating existence. wink.gif
post #152 of 162
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

+1 good post.

. I'm curious about the Foo quote.


Pliny, read the 2nd and 3rd page of the thread and you'll see it. I think it reads better in the context of the pages.

Rob
post #153 of 162
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think a couple of things that are easy to underestimate when one is just starting to build a bespoke wardrobe is the improvement of fit over time and even subtle stylistic changes that can throw a wrench into your plans. For example each suit I have commissioned has gotten a little bit better, this leads to me not caring as much for my older garments. Sure when I first got them, I'm hootin' and hollerin' that it's the bee's knees and fit and feel cannot be surpassed. Then you get the next one and realize that your previous suit had some tug, or pull, or rub somewhere that you never felt before because you now don't feel it in the new suit. If you are a nut job like me this makes me hate wearing that first suit now. Sure this tapers off after a while, but it translates into stylistic things as well. I went from flat front pants to forward pleats. Now I prefer forward pleats, but have all of these flat front suits in my closet. Next, I wanted to try raising the rise, wow! This is insanely comfortable and looks great, well I have 20 other suits that don't feel this great and now I want to replace all of them! It is an evolution process and cannot simply boil down to a list of colors of suits that you plan to get and dollar values that must be saved to buy them. Let me tell you, it doesn't end.


That hasn't been my experience both in the fitting (e.g. I'm wearing a year 1 suit today to go to a client meeting) nor for the styling. While I can understand the styling changes, I think a tailor should be able to nail fit from the first suit. The biggest challenge is my gut seems to want to keep growing.

Rob
post #154 of 162
There's always room for improvement. Like I said, you don't think there's room for improvement, until you feel it.
post #155 of 162
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Originally Posted by rob View Post

That hasn't been my experience both in the fitting (e.g. I'm wearing a year 1 suit today to go to a client meeting) nor for the styling. While I can understand the styling changes, I think a tailor should be able to nail fit from the first suit. The biggest challenge is my gut seems to want to keep growing.

Rob

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post #156 of 162
He's kidding himself.
post #157 of 162
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He's kidding himself.


About my gut?
post #158 of 162
This thread seems dead but here is my wardrobe with strictly business suits only.
Please note that I am a junior level employee at a management consulting firm so no DBs are well accepted.

Summer (comfortable in 23-28 degrees celsius)
1. H&S Cape Horn Navy: 8oz
2. Minnis Fresco Oxford Grey: 8/9oz
3. Minnis Fresco Navy Chalk Stripe: 8/9oz

Spring/Fall (comfortable in 18-23 degrees celsius)
4. VBC Perrenial Dark Grey: 8/9z
5. LL Brisa Navy: 13ozDrapers
6. Hobart Mid-Grey Sharkskin: 11oz
7. LL Piuma RAF PoW: 11oz (3 piece)

Winter (comfortable in 13-18 degrees celsius)
8. LL R&T Silver Grey: 17oz (3 piece)
9. LL Mistral RAF: 18oz
10. LL Agnelli Tweed: 14oz (3 piece)

I use winter suits mainly on days I dont have to meet clients and that is why they are quite informal. When I do meet them, I usually wear a conservative 3 season suit such as No. 4 and 5, and put on an overcoat on top of it.
post #159 of 162

@yasu10s   really nice, very envious.

 

Mine are all solids (but for one POW) and as u can see, the climate here is pretty warm.  My fav suits are a light brown twill, a lite grey Fresco, and a navy birdseye - all comfortable and low key.

 

Warm weather

1. Lite Grey (511)  Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB

2. Lt Brown twill Carlo Barbera for H Lesser 10 oz SB

3. Light Tan Herrinbone Gladson 8.5oz SB

4. Mid-Grey Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB

5. Navy Minnis Fresco ~10oz SB

6. Dk Brown Fresco (Slewfoot) ~9oz SB

7. Mid-Grey plain weave H Lesser 9.5oz SB

 

 

Cooler

8. Mid-Grey Dormeuil Tonik ~11 oz SB

9. Grey POW (blue deco) Huddersfield generic 10oz SB

10. Navy Birdseye in Harrisons Oyster 13oz SB

post #160 of 162
@Pliny
That's great!
I would also like to have a brown suit as well but perhaps too informal for my work environment.

I am thinking about building a non-work suit wardrobe along with my work suit one:

Summer:
DB Minnis Rangoon Light Navy 8/9oz
LL Linen Blue 14oz

Winter:
DB Minnis Flannel Mid-Grey 13/14oz

Perhaps on top of the above I can add brown.
post #161 of 162
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Originally Posted by Ezio View Post

You've clearly not watched Hannibal!




And burgundy really hides the invariable blood stains quite well. biggrin.gif
post #162 of 162

Suits (no seasonality as I live in a tropical climate)

 

1. vbc perennial sb navy suit 8/9oz

2. H.lesser 11oz sb navy birdseye

3. H.lesser lumbs golden bale 11oz db suit

4. H.lesser 11oz sb dark grey sharskin

5. Harrisons fine classics 11/12oz mid grey sharkskin

6. Harrisons frontier mide grey POW 10oz sb suit

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