PS: Googled. So they are in fact IDS made, probably in Bandung (not Jakarta), now to find an outlet in Jakarta...
Keep you posted.
This thread is unbelievable.
That's pretty much the doctor's prescription; welcome in! :)
As modelled by the splendid Mr Braddock. It is at the casual end for a staple, this is true, but it is also very nice indeed.
You are a long-term project. After the suits we will work on your mind and then raise your children. Fear not.
Do not do that! Impulse kopping of labels you've heard are great (even if they ARE great!) but don't necessarily fit you, is where we started. Put stuff on. Then buy it if it fits. Don't buy it, then put it on regardless of whether it fits.
I agree - because he can walk right into SS in Washington, as he has, find a fit that suits him, and get it tailored too if need be. Then he knows exactly where he can stack up some reasonably priced decent suits with minimal worry. I don't know how the Formosa would fit Noodles, but I do know that dropping $2k on an un-tested suit because it looks good on someone else is extremely foolish.
I meant to quote MF too. Now that Noodles appears to have found a cut that looks decent on him, it's a great reference point and you can't argue with the price.
(His fiance is nearer to me than to him at the moment).
And Rudals. SS would be a good place to experiment. Pottery Barn is an excellent analogy. SS has solid construction (half canvassed) and generally uses good fabrics. And it consistently looks good when worn correctly.