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I found that sizing down in Formosa didn't produce awkward lapel bowing etc. that I might have expected. YMMV.
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Dude, you're right. Looks really great.
God damn it, I used to really like you.

Haha, thanks LD, appreciate it.
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I wouldn't even worry about altering the waist, it looks fine done up without the WC

By 'tighter' do you mean slimmer? Can you move around without feeling constricted?

Tighter I mean slimmer. Definitely don't feel constricted at all.

I may just ride it out for a little bit. I find that these things tend to break in after a little while. On the plus side, I don't even need the sleeves altered, which is always huge.

Do not feel constricted in any manner.

*Note, the biggest problem with the 50 for me was the way the collar sit. I could not get it to sit flush without moving it around. And that just drove me crazy. That is probably the biggest cause of my dissatisfaction with the 50.

Took another snap, and wow, really happy with the fit. Better angle here.


Edited by Newcomer - 1/5/16 at 5:38pm
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God damn it, I used to really like you.

: (
Maybe just the waistcoat with some jean shorts?
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And a mustache
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glorious Kanata bison

 

You look a lot like Kaz Miller in those aviator.

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I'd be hard pressed to say anything looks "wrong" with the 50 (in my mind, nothing does), but the 48 does look perfect, like it was made for you.

 

Note: while I would stand to potentially benefit of your choice to offload 50s, I'd keep everything lol.

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@Newcomer Looks great man but I'd urge you to give it a year before you sell off your 50's. The only thing worse than gaining 15 pounds back is realizing you sold everything that would have fit you. I love the way I look in 48 pants, but I love pizza too.
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@Newcomer, 48 Formosa looks great on you. I wouldn't liquidate the others right away, though. I seem to recall you having a linen Formosa, which might work in a more relaxed fit (take in pants, maybe slim the jacket a little). Plus for what you'd get for a used garment, some alterations might be a smarter use of funds.
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The 48 looks fantastic, @Newcomer - definitely made for you.

I agree with the sentiment about waiting a year to dump your 50s, though. You may find you prefer to keep a couple and/or alter them.

The pack of vultures (myself included) will still be here when/if you dump them nod[1].gif
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I'm also looking at the GRP knits, and your measurements are similar to mine. I'm 6'4", 195 lb, 41-42" chest, 26" arms, and I was trying to decide between 5 and 6, Would you advise a 5 for me as well?
Ended up going with a 6 in the black rollneck. Received it today and it's soo good. Contemplating picking up the ecru as well.
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Buttero high tops



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That looks great, Newc. Probably the best RTW can look. But it makes me appreciate what Chris has made for you even more. 

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I wish for a European storfront so I don't have to pay for customs and taxes :P 

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

I'd be hard pressed to say anything looks "wrong" with the 50 (in my mind, nothing does), but the 48 does look perfect, like it was made for you.

Note: while I would stand to potentially benefit of your choice to offload 50s, I'd keep everything lol.
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post

@Newcomer Looks great man but I'd urge you to give it a year before you sell off your 50's. The only thing worse than gaining 15 pounds back is realizing you sold everything that would have fit you. I love the way I look in 48 pants, but I love pizza too.
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@Newcomer, 48 Formosa looks great on you. I wouldn't liquidate the others right away, though. I seem to recall you having a linen Formosa, which might work in a more relaxed fit (take in pants, maybe slim the jacket a little). Plus for what you'd get for a used garment, some alterations might be a smarter use of funds.

I do have a linen Formosa, which would be missed.

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. And to expound, just a little bit. The offloading would be for two reasons: (i) the size 50s have not really fit well -- and therefore, have not really been worn as much as they would have otherwise -- for around a year now; and (ii) my "new" job (which I switched to about a year ago) requires me to dress uber-CBD, and my previous Formosa purchases were made when I worked in a creative / business casual environment. Thus, I am not wearing them because they don't fit very well, and because they are just not job appropriate. I can't justify holding onto a suit or sportcoat I wear once or twice a year when I am wearing conservative suits 6 times a week.

Crazy thing, with respect to the weight loss -- I started eating lunch about a year ago (before I would just kind of snack -- and I immediately dropped around fifteen pounds (over a month). I have fluctuated +/- one or two pounds since then, but by and large, just eating lunch and kickstarting my metabolism really changed my body shape. I have also cut back on cocktails, which was also probably a culprit.
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Originally Posted by Moirne View Post

The 48 looks fantastic, @Newcomer - definitely made for you.

I agree with the sentiment about waiting a year to dump your 50s, though. You may find you prefer to keep a couple and/or alter them.

The pack of vultures (myself included) will still be here when/if you dump them nod[1].gif

Thanks man! I may give them to the vultures though -- they need a better home smile.gif. I hate having anything in my closet that I don't wear more than a couple times a year.
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

That looks great, Newc. Probably the best RTW can look. But it makes me appreciate what Chris has made for you even more. 

Thanks Patrick. I certainly agree with your sentiments regarding Chris' work. The Formosa fits incredibly, incredibly well, but the suit Chris made for me fits flawlessly. With Chris, I am on a 1 garment every one-two years train. I would love to have a full closet of his stuff. But for logistical and monetary reasons, it will be a slow, slow build. But in a way, I do not mind that. I think there is a lot of value to slowly acquiring a bespoke wardrobe. It is nice how each new garment reflects how your own sartorial tastes have grown.

I also certainly like having a less expensive option to (a) fill in some gaps, and (b) commission some "fun" / "frou-frou" stuff. One thing that always drives me crazy is when people say the Formosa offerings are $2,200+. With standard discount, you are looking at $1,800 or less. With a sale, $1,400 - $1,600. If you are paying between $1,400 and $1,800 for a suit from Italy with the fabric that is used, you are getting a bargain.
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Nuke, nothing keeps you in shape better than getting rid off stuff that used to fit you when you were heavier. Every winter stuff starts to get a bit tight and it kicks my lazy ass back in to eating better and working out consistently. So I say screw the back up plan, ditch the size 50 stuff.

 

And as we talked about, I agree with Six on the alteration.

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