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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Do I have enough shirts??
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Not to get all Joan Crawford on you Noodles, but wire hangers?

WIRE HANGERS??????????
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

So Henry Poole bespoke? What year jf?  The gorge doesn't look contemporary to me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jfrater View Post

Yep - bespoke 1985.

 

Huh? I thought you said you were around 40. So either you had that suit made when you were 11, or it was made as a bespoke item for someone else...

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A semi-cutaway casual plaid is a strange beast, but apart from that all good. IMO

 

@jfrater  I was referring to the longevity of the styling of clothe and specifically suits in general (not a Poole customer).   It's a challenge to make stylistic selections that will pass muster in 20-40 yrs time. 

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@jfrater, FWIW nrs. 2, 4, 6, 7 & 10 for me.

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That's one of my favorite Clags fits.  The tonality, textures, and saturation level of each piece produces coherence and harmony.  If the checks in the shirt were any more saturated or the tie were a different color, I'm not sure this works.

 

jfrater, no quibbles with any of the tie advice provided so far.  I'm a huge fan of tie #2, but it's going to dominate any fit it's part of, so think carefully about its use. 

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Huh? I thought you said you were around 40. So either you had that suit made when you were 11, or it was made as a bespoke item for someone else...

Haha it was an eBay purchase smile.gif I was indeed 11 at the time of creation smile.gif
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Shirts.

 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Do I have enough shirts??

Consider a dedicated summer wardrobe to survive the humid DC summers. Shirts are not a bad place to start. I.e. Linen, cotton/linen, voile
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That's a damn lineup of shirts, Spandexter.

I'm still using plastic hangers. Been using them since I had a need for dress shirts and haven't seen the need to buy nice wooden hangers yet. Every time I think about it, I buy a tie instead.
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

That's one of my favorite Clags fits.  The tonality, textures, and saturation level of each piece produces coherence and harmony.  If the checks in the shirt were any more saturated or the tie were a different color, I'm not sure this works.

jfrater, no quibbles with any of the tie advice provided so far.  I'm a huge fan of tie #2, but it's going to dominate any fit it's part of, so think carefully about its use. 

Challenge set! I'll try it tomorrow smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Shirts.



That is just beautiful.
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Jfrat, 1,4,8,9 for me. All versatile and look nice. I think 2 and 3 are cool, but not easily worn, would not get rid of those, use them with care.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

@jfrater, FWIW nrs. 2, 4, 6, 7 & 10 for me.


Likewise.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Do I have enough shirts??
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Not to get all Joan Crawford on you Noodles, but wire hangers?

WIRE HANGERS??????????

Hmmm...I have nice fat cedars for my suits but I am guessing wooden hangers are appropriate for shirts?
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Shirts.


Very nice.
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Hi all, still trying to find a great fitting sportcoat.  I'm giving Luxire a shot for a shirt and pants, and if that works out I'm thinking of taking Clag's advice on having a jacket made.  Finding a 40L in my price range has been very elusive so far, so  MTM might be a good route.  Here's a couple fits I wore recently, wondering if any are close enough to use as a template:

 

40L in Eidos Tipo


Side and back (Click to show)


 

I'm thinking this is a little long? I measured it at 31".

 

 

 

Linen/Silk blend

Side and back (Click to show)

 

 

 

I'm thinking this is a little short, and I measured it at 30".  Does that mean a sweet spot for length is probably 30.5?  I'm also thinking I could loose a couple centimeters off the back and lower the button stance an inch.

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