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Boom!
AppleMark

Oh my God that coat...

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Some hotel room fit pics, slightly rumpled after a day of travel and meetings;

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I need to find a tailor that can do "NO BREAK!!" properly. I either end up with flood pants or a 3/4 break.

I felt like this went together when I put it on, but once I had some coffee i realized it was probably a bit


Samuelsohn coat - thrifted
PRL suit - bought from thrift thread
Canali tie - thrifted
AE shoes - thrifted
Omega - thirfted
post #229 of 628

Lovely fit, @Towers.  I know what you mean about the tailoring on the pants.  I have had three pairs of pants done this year, one with no break, two with slight break.  One was done by my tailor (who is really, really great), one from Brooks Bros, and one from a store run by an utterly clueless woman.  In each case, I had to argue a little, being told that's not how most guys are wearing them, but it also took a very long time pinning them, to get them right. My tailor, and his staff, were great, and happy to work with me until it was how I wanted it (helped that my dad was buying an in-house MTM jacket and pants at the same time, I'm sure).  Brooks Bros' tailor was also courteous, and just wanted to make sure I realized little details like showing a bit of sock wen I walked, etc., but ultimately was happy that they had got it the way I wanted it.  Both of those cases, it was still a real pain.  The last one was a nightmare; I literally had to argue with her about every alteration I wanted, and, unrelated to the alterations debacle (the tailor effed up my jacket and I had to have him fix his shoddy work) she told me that she "did not agree" that peak lapels are more formal than notches.  Granted, hers is more of a men's fashion store, and fine if that's your niche, but come ON lady. [/rant]

 

Anyway, I think the root cause is that, most men, currently, seem to like their pant legs to billow around the ankles.  As a result, tailors do not do many pairs with little, or no break, so they are just out of practice at it.

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Anyway, I think the root cause is that, most men, currently, seem to like their pant legs to billow around the ankles.  As a result, tailors do not do many pairs with little, or no break, so they are just out of practice at it.

Chicken or the egg? I think most men wear them like that because their tailor tells them 'this is how it's done', probably because it's easier (as you experienced with all of the extra pinning, etc.) and most guys, igents aside, don't give a shit.
post #231 of 628
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Chicken or the egg? I think most men wear them like that because their tailor tells them 'this is how it's done', probably because it's easier (as you experienced with all of the extra pinning, etc.) and most guys, igents aside, don't give a shit.

 

Perhaps that's true.  The pair I had done by my tailor, quite easily the best tailor of the three, was where it went the smoothest, and their main concern was making sure I understood how it would look.  I don't think they had any trouble executing it there, but he, and his staff, are particularly skilled.  Quite surprising to find him in Vancouver, really.

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Casual friday;
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HF flight coat - traded for
BB salicloth duffle - TJX'ed
Canali jacket - thrifted
Canali shirt - thrifted
Samuelsohn pants - FULL RETAIL (they were a christmas present)
AE shoes - thrifted
post #233 of 628
Took my cyclocross bike out for only the third time since I built it back up last summer... Such a nice day for it. Honestly, you can't beat short sleeves in January...

ALl thrifted or steep discount (except the bike's frame).

Davis Double jersey (I've done the event, just not the year the jersey is from), ChampSys bib shorts, DeFeet Mondrian socks, Shimano MTB shoes. Bike is custom steel with SRAM Force group.



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Jealous. Someone broke into my porch and stole my cross bike this summer, I don't think I'll be able to put another one together for a while.

This is what i call 'the [probably too old to be] going to a concert on a sunday night' fit.



Gloverall Dolomite
Gustin Japan Coarse
LE
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post #235 of 628

Almost all thrifted

 

 

Suit - recent Brioni thrifted by me ($30, second only to my Kiton suit in thrift worthiness)

Tie - Kiton ethrift from ebay

Shirt - (Not thrifted)

Belt - Bosca yellow tag clearance at Marshalls

Shoes - AE thrifted by me

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^^Nice. That Brioni is :slayer:

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Hammer that is a :worship: worthy suit! Love the lapels and the tie!

Today's rig is almost completely thrifted!

 

BB OCBD - thrift

LL Bean Norwegian Sweater - thrift

UK Waxed Cotton Coat - thrift 

J&M Cashmere Lined Gloves $20 Outlet

RRL Cords - e-thrift $16

Wool Scarf - thrift

Sorel Duck Boots - thrift

Hat bought locally

post #238 of 628
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Almost all thrifted

 

 

Suit - recent Brioni thrifted by me ($30, second only to my Kiton suit in thrift worthiness)

Tie - Kiton ethrift from ebay

Shirt - (Not thrifted)

Belt - Bosca yellow tag clearance at Marshalls

Shoes - AE thrifted by me

THRIFT FIT LIKE A BOSS!!!

post #239 of 628
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Hammer that is a :worship: worthy suit! Love the lapels and the tie!

Today's rig is almost completely thrifted!

 

BB OCBD - thrift

LL Bean Norwegian Sweater - thrift

UK Waxed Cotton Coat - thrift 

J&M Cashmere Lined Gloves $20 Outlet

RRL Cords - e-thrift $16

Wool Scarf - thrift

Sorel Duck Boots - thrift

Hat bought locally

 

 

RRL Cords - e-thrift $16

^How??

post #240 of 628

Random thrifted raglan
Patrick Malin green long scarf, made in Ireland
all in under ten bucks
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