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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Desense, have you had any experience with Jalan Swirijaya? They run about 375USD here and have some of the best fitting lasts for my foot. How much do they run in Indonesia?
Have to say I have never seen that brand name over here. And I have looked around a lot. Are you certain they are actually made in IDS and it's not just a marketing name? This, plus the name could also be Malaysian (same artificial bahasa roots). Let's do some research. wink.gif

PS: Googled. So they are in fact IDS made, probably in Bandung (not Jakarta), now to find an outlet in Jakarta...
Keep you posted.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I am sorry but I think of  Suit Supply as...like Target. But MFace does bring up a good point. Why not try different things with minimal damage? Sounds like a plan!

I'd say some of their cuts, such as the lazio, sienna or la spalla are a hell of a lot nicer than those zegnas. They'd also be perfect for your body type. Most fabrics are from very reputable mills, s120/s130/s140 and have lots of surface interest, not those shiny zegna fabrics. All of the cheaper suits are half canvassed, while the more expensive line is fully canvassed and has a lot of handmade details. Lots of people on here wear it, clarinet player, timotune, steffenbp, myself, etc.

Starting at $459, you can see them as a suitschool. Try a couple of different cuts and fabrics, see what looks good on you and what doesn't in the comfort of your own home, and return for free what doesn't suit you.

It'd be good for you to get a little outside of your NM comfort zone.
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Thread Starter 
If you can, they are excellent shoes. Probably not on par with AE in terms of durability (the soles aren't quite as good) but are better than they in finishing and design as well as QC.
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This thread is unbelievable.

 

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

...as easy as possible and reveling more in details and fit ...boringly fundamental

 

That's pretty much the doctor's prescription; welcome in! :)

 

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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

This SC from Suit Supply?

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

I think we need projects. Like I was a project...maybe still am but we everyone pitched in and I accepted their suggestions and moved on.

We should focus on individuals and help them out with their needs. 

I would be distraught if this ever becomes a Ask a Q thread. 

 

You are a long-term project.  After the suits we will work on your mind and then raise your children. Fear not.

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


you need to find a flattering cut, quality material and craftsmanship, Yes

i would honestly give NMWA a shot with the formosas, you may really like it a lot. they are on mad sale, but no returns, so you might actually want to request to pay the regular price minus 10% SF discount to allow for returns (if they even allow that). you should check B&S and see if anything NWT (because i know thats your jam) fits the parameters (again, the no returns might be a non starter for you).

try sartorial.com. prices not cheap, but better than what you are used to, and well cut SF type stuff. same for shopthefinest and ehaberdasher. try howard yount and kent wang if you like. basically, anywhere that is not your local DC upscale department store. if you go the online route, and you are using a no return place, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS (and that might be past you right now). but, and i hate to say this too, fucking up is also part of the game for getting well fitting suits before you get your measurements right.

also, and i cant believe im just thinking this now, you could try edmorels Panta custom route. takes a few months, but you get excellent product and pretty much assurance that the fit will be awesome.

 
No.  Stick to places where you can try loads of stuff on in person.  .com is later. Physical addresses is now.

basically, once again, you need to bust out of your comfort zone. as they say, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. if what you are finding at NM is not working, you need to expand your horizons. Yes.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

NOODLES.
KOP.
THIS.
SUIT.
LE NOW!!!!

 

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.

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I'm so with you in all this, mimo. 《big thumbs》
Exception possibly suitsupply. Given their logistics and nice looking stuff, I'd give that a go for suits/scs.

As for that nmwa formosa. It looks great but the low quarters are very open IRL compared to look on the site. If one likes it, fine.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I'd say some of their cuts, such as the lazio, sienna or la spalla are a hell of a lot nicer than those zegnas. They'd also be perfect for your body type. Most fabrics are from very reputable mills, s120/s130/s140 and have lots of surface interest, not those shiny zegna fabrics. All of the cheaper suits are half canvassed, while the more expensive line is fully canvassed and has a lot of handmade details. Lots of people on here wear it, clarinet player, timotune, steffenbp, myself, etc.

Starting at $459, you can see them as a suitschool. Try a couple of different cuts and fabrics, see what looks good on you and what doesn't in the comfort of your own home, and return for free what doesn't suit you.

It'd be good for you to get a little outside of your NM comfort zone.

so much + 1
post #1462 of 37405
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

suitsupply. Given their logistics and nice looking stuff, I'd give that a go for suits/scs.

As for that nmwa formosa. It looks great but the low quarters are very open IRL compared to look on the site. If one likes it, fine.

 

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.

 

 

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Originally Posted by timotune View Post


so much + 1

 

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.

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even SS's MTM-programm would be much cheaper (and better imho) than overpriced Zegna stuff.
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Rudals. Go to Georgetown with your fiancé. Make a date of it. Try on all the fits. Explain to her why things work and don't, impress her with your growing expertise. Snap some pics. Have a nice lunch. Post here.

Not a bad Saturday AM. And you have the rest of the day.

Their MTM is good
If you have no major issues in terms of fitting. MF reports that their options have grown in terms of details. Ask about that.

I think Potterybarn is the better analogy than target, using furniture as the basis.
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I like Potterybarn.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Rudals. Have Mr. and Mrs. Claghorn go to Apgujeong with your fiancé. Make a date of it.

FTFY

 

(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.

post #1467 of 37405
People think I went to NM because I liked it. I just didnt know any better and since I wanted a quality suit but did not know how to buy one, I just went with the most expensive stuff thinking they are the good ones. I am now officially done with NM. So I will try the SS in Gtown and then go visit Mr. Fields while I am in Gtown...if he lets me in.
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She and her family just moved to Seoul. Say hello to her of you see her for me. She'll be here in April.
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I also recommend SS.

What about KW MTM?
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