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post #16 of 22
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Do you guys believe having a modern made suit will be out of style in a few years?

 

I have some Z Zegna and hugo boss that I believe are modern fit. I'm confused if I should get a golden fleece and have it cut more modern only to be out of style in a few years.

 

However I don't want to be the 26 year old looking like grandpa in my new suit either.

 

Thoughts on this? 

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by 2themoon View Post

Do you guys believe having a modern made suit will be out of style in a few years?

 

I have some Z Zegna and hugo boss that I believe are modern fit. I'm confused if I should get a golden fleece and have it cut more modern only to be out of style in a few years.

 

However I don't want to be the 26 year old looking like grandpa in my new suit either.

 

Thoughts on this? 

What do you mean by "modern made?"...pictures?

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by 2themoon View Post

Do you guys believe having a modern made suit will be out of style in a few years?

I have some Z Zegna and hugo boss that I believe are modern fit. I'm confused if I should get a golden fleece and have it cut more modern only to be out of style in a few years.

However I don't want to be the 26 year old looking like grandpa in my new suit either.

Thoughts on this? 

When people say "modern" I think they mean that if you get something styled in the current fashion, which is very short and tight fitting with very narrow lapels (e.g. J. Crew's Ludlow suits), it is likely to go out of fashion. By comparison, the BB Fitzgerald is fairly slim fitting, with what you might call "contemporary" styling, but not so extreme. It is therefore less likely to go out of fashion so quickly.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by 2themoon View Post

Do you guys believe having a modern made suit will be out of style in a few years?

I have some Z Zegna and hugo boss that I believe are modern fit. I'm confused if I should get a golden fleece and have it cut more modern only to be out of style in a few years.

However I don't want to be the 26 year old looking like grandpa in my new suit either.

Thoughts on this? 

That's what Style Forum is for. Check out the various threads and get an idea what is youthful without being
faddish. You really have to make up your own mind. Some of the stuff Cary Grant wore 75 years ago would
still look current today. Some would look dated. " Classical Style" is a slippery concept but the educated
eye knows it when it sees it. BTW, I did Brooks Brothers MTM over 20 years ago. Diifferent store, different owners.
It was in Chicago. I got a full refund. In other words, they screwed it up. I didn't veer far from a standard model,
but it was beyond the competence of whomever measured me or how it was handled at the factory.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post


That's what Style Forum is for. Check out the various threads and get an idea what is youthful without being
faddish. You really have to make up your own mind. Some of the stuff Cary Grant wore 75 years ago would
still look current today. Some would look dated. " Classical Style" is a slippery concept but the educated
eye knows it when it sees it. BTW, I did Brooks Brothers MTM over 20 years ago. Diifferent store, different owners.
It was in Chicago. I got a full refund. In other words, they screwed it up. I didn't veer far from a standard model,
but it was beyond the competence of whomever measured me or how it was handled at the factory.

Correction:

 

Styleforum is for the "lawlz."...nothing more....nothing less.

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by pendragon View Post


When people say "modern" I think they mean that if you get something styled in the current fashion, which is very short and tight fitting with very narrow lapels (e.g. J. Crew's Ludlow suits), it is likely to go out of fashion. By comparison, the BB Fitzgerald is fairly slim fitting, with what you might call "contemporary" styling, but not so extreme. It is therefore less likely to go out of fashion so quickly.

 

What questions would you have for the salesmen/fitter/tailor before I start?

 

Thanks 

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by bigbergers View Post

Made to measure suits really need precise measurements or it will look like a disaster.

I'd like to expand on what I know you are trying to state here.

The measurement process is critical to the final outcome of a good suit, but not just the measurements alone. During measuring, the skilled person should be taking notes on the clients figuration. Without the ability to notice the particulars of a body, and particularly without the skill to articulate this to the person (or machine) that might be cutting the suit, the measurements are superfluous. If measuring is off a bit, a suit can be lengthened, shortened, reduced, enlarged or whatever. If the balance is off, then the suit is probably fit only for the trash can.

So, as you state, the measuring process and the person who takes these measurements needs to be precise, and to understand the nuances of a mans body in order for the final product to be satisfactory.

When going to have a MTM suit made, my recommendation is that you go to someone who has some skin in the game. In other words, a salesman at a store will get paid if your suit fits or not!!

now, before I'm jumped on for this statement, I do know this is not true of all salesmen.

Leonard
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