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post #18601 of 37396

I like 3 and 4.

 

1 and 6 have some fit issues - shoulders and arms. I also dislike the colour of 1.

 

The very open quarters on 2 make you look a bit "hippy" (I mean anatomically, not culturally).

 

6 is actually really nice, except the shoulders are too wide. Maybe a good alterations tailor could fix this for you.

 

5 and 7 are ok but don't really grab me for some reason. 9 is better but Clags is right, the quarters are odd.

 

8 looks ok.

post #18602 of 37396

Having taken Monkeyface's critique on board, I've now made a few resolutions.

 

1. Sent three jackets and three suits to Spoo today. All top quality stuff, but either didn't fit right or didn't flatter my form.

 

2. No more impulse purchases of jackets or suits.

 

3. Appointment with incontro for next week. Not sure yet whether this will yield a jacket or a suit - most likely the latter.

 

4. Having nearly pulled the trigger on another G&G or a Vass, and much as I'd like to finally own a pair of the latter, I've stayed my hand and will instead fill the perceived gap in my shoe rack with a commission from Tianzi Shanghai. They have my measurements, and did a brilliant job last time, at about 20% of the RRP of a pair of Gaziani.

 

We declare these things to be self-evident, and hereby affix our solemn seal and oath, sworn in the name of the Great Chicken In The Sky.

post #18603 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Having taken Monkeyface's critique on board, I've now made a few resolutions.

1. Sent three jackets and three suits to Spoo today. All top quality stuff, but either didn't fit right or didn't flatter my form.

2. No more impulse purchases of jackets or suits.

3. Appointment with incontro for next week. Not sure yet whether this will yield a jacket or a suit - most likely the latter.

4. Having nearly pulled the trigger on another G&G or a Vass, and much as I'd like to finally own a pair of the latter, I've stayed my hand and will instead fill the perceived gap in my shoe rack with a commission from Tianzi Shanghai. They have my measurements, and did a brilliant job last time, at about 20% of the RRP of a pair of Gaziani.

We declare these things to be self-evident, and hereby affix our solemn seal and oath, sworn in the name of the Great Chicken In The Sky.

I usually swear by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but the great chicken in the sky will do for now.

Great choices!! Looking forward to seeing te results.
post #18604 of 37396

Thanks for all the feedback.  I knew the hip thing had gotten a bit worse later last year with some weight gain...seeing the pictures helps with the motivation get back to fighting weight.  

 

My shoulders tend to do better with a little structure in the jacket because they are uneven due to a college sports injury.  

 

I was originally thinking of sending #1 & #4 to Luxire as base pattern to replicate and I could make adjustments.  #4 as a sport coat and lower the buttoning point.  #1, loosen the waist measurement and possibly decrease shoulders slightly.  

 

#3 & #9, had no alterations besides sleeve length, so I will consider both going forward.  

 

Full shot of #1 & #3 (Click to show)

This was when I was a few pounds lighter.  

 

 

Brands for anyone curious (Click to show)
#1: Kiton
#2: Eidos
#3: Formosa
#4: Corneliani
#5: Andrew Lock MTM
#6: Logsdail MTM
#7: Nikky
#8: Canali Kei
#9: Canali mainline
post #18605 of 37396

The Formosa looks indeed fantastic in the full shot, Euro. Still, I think #4 (the Corneliani) would make a good base pattern too. Overall, I feel it has the most flattering proportions for your body type.

post #18606 of 37396
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The Formosa looks indeed fantastic in the full shot, Euro. Still, I think #4 (the Corneliani) would make a good base pattern too. Overall, I feel it has the most flattering proportions for your body type.

 

Thanks Eliod.  Full shot and a couple pounds lighter :)  

post #18607 of 37396
The Formosa needs bigger/more extended shoulder IMHO. In that pic it looks like your hips are wider than your shoulders. Perhaps a roped shoulder would suit you better?

The chest could be a bit bigger as well btw.
post #18608 of 37396

Plane ticket booked! 

Going to Seoul on March 27th!

:slayer: 

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Plane ticket booked! 
Going to Seoul on March 27th!
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BnT the 28th?
post #18610 of 37396
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BnT the 28th?

I wish. 

I will visit their shop, at the least. I really do want a suit from them. A bad@ss suit. I am not sure how my budget will work out though. I am hoping my annual bonus will cover it and then some. I have $2,000 budgeted to spend for the trip. We will stay at my wife's house so that budget is really for just food and shopping. I will be visiting Washington for shirts. You have you remind me how to fix my collar issues. I think their shirts are excellent. Let me know what you want me to pick up as we get close to March. 

post #18611 of 37396
I love the way that Formosa looks on euro. I think its pretty spot on.
post #18612 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

The Formosa needs bigger/more extended shoulder IMHO. In that pic it looks like your hips are wider than your shoulders. Perhaps a roped shoulder would suit you better?

The chest could be a bit bigger as well btw.

 

So of the two full body pics I posted above, your preference is for the Kiton?  It does have a more extended shoulder than the Formosa.  

post #18613 of 37396
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So of the two full body pics I posted above, your preference is for the Kiton?  It does have a more extended shoulder than the Formosa.  

I may be mistaken, but the first is the Kiton and the 2nd the Formosa, right?

I much prefer the Kiton jacket over the Formosa one, as it makes you look slimmer and more athletic, due to the wider shoulders.

I do prefer the trousers of the second one though. The kiton's are a bit too slim. Combine te jacket of the Kiton with trousers of the Formosa and you have'll a great suit.

The Formosa would look great on you with slightly more extended shoulders, and a more swelled chest. I suppose you could ask Luxire to make those changes, but I'd be very careful with how they interpret that. They might not know how to do it an give you a very structured shoulder instead.
post #18614 of 37396
I am taking mental notes on which ones Euro may be writing off so I may pester him later for sales. But probably just for SCs. I think our inseams may differ by a lot.

I also don't know why I chose to write it this way when you're in this thread. Super Bowl hangover excuse inserted here.
post #18615 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I may be mistaken, but the first is the Kiton and the 2nd the Formosa, right?

I much prefer the Kiton jacket over the Formosa one, as it makes you look slimmer and more athletic, due to the wider shoulders.

I do prefer the trousers of the second one though. The kiton's are a bit too slim. Combine te jacket of the Kiton with trousers of the Formosa and you have'll a great suit.

The Formosa would look great on you with slightly more extended shoulders, and a more swelled chest. I suppose you could ask Luxire to make those changes, but I'd be very careful with how they interpret that. They might not know how to do it an give you a very structured shoulder instead.

Correct, Kiton first and Formosa second. I wouldn't send Luxire Formosa - I may hold off on another Formosa until I can drop a bit of weight. I see what you are seeing but also believe an inch or so off the waist would make a world of difference.

I may send Luxire the Kiton. I think they should be able to replicate fairly close and I can provide some slight adjustments.

Thanks again.
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