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post #19906 of 37392

Oh god guys, you're going to give noodles a heart attack.

(Not that I disagree with you all or have an opinion at all (I don't))


Edited by ridethecliche - 3/3/15 at 8:29pm
post #19907 of 37392
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

lol the RLBL's lapels look more balanced on his frame than Formosa's wide ones. of course, there's more to fit than lapel width
What's the lapel width on those Formosa suits? I like mine to be 4.25"
post #19908 of 37392
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


What's the lapel width on those Formosa suits? I like mine to be 4.25"

 

Somewhere around there.  I'm staring at one of my jackets on the hanger, but I'm too lazy to get up and get a tape......

post #19909 of 37392
Y'all are nuts. Those Formosas look great on Noodles.
post #19910 of 37392
At this point I can't tell the difference between honest criticism of Noodles fit pics and trolling just to mess with his head.

Half kidding.
post #19911 of 37392

I just referred a new member over here that was looking for some "good natured advice".  You weirdos get your act together and get this thread back on track.

post #19912 of 37392
K lets talk plumbing then
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

K lets talk plumbing then

 

:brick:

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Oh god guys, you're going to give noodles a heart attack.

It's officially called picnic attack here. "What have you been doing? Not reading about it?" (phrase taken from a stupid Larry King commercial)
post #19915 of 37392
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Question for you all … Most of my shirts are BB broadcloth or poplin (don't really know the difference), or OCBD. I'm receiving my second order from Proper Cloth soon, a cotton/linen blue stripe with a soft spread collar and looking to make another order for a staple light blue dress shirt and a navy stripe dress shirt. Is there anything in particular I should be getting first fabric wise? Broadcloth, pinpoint, end-on-end, thread count, 2-ply? I've read so much on this subject that I'm completely undecided. Any advice would be great!!! Thanks!!!

 

I'm bumping this post from @macjedi which appeared on this thread a few weeks back and was not properly answered AFAIK.

 

Now I'm also thinking about placing an order with Proper Cloth. I just spent an hour or so measuring up all my favourite dress shirts very precisely and entering the results into my Proper Cloth profile. Now to select the fabric. For my first order I thought I'd start with a solid light blue fabric and the Milano II collar. Question is, which fabric? I don't work in the clothing industry and while I have a basic idea about the weaves, I actually don't know what broadcloth, end-on-end and pinpoint are.

 

What I do know is that my favourite shirts are quite lightweight have a very fine horizontal weave which I assume is poplin. Also, I sweat easily and need a fabric which breathes. (These two may be mutually exclusive for all I know.)

 

Also, is it a good idea to go for one of the more expensive fabrics? The four ranges are $0-100, $100-125, $125-150 and $150+. I thought I might try something from the $100-125 range, so my selection would be from Mercer light blue broadcloth PCF977, Mercer blue pinpoint PCF935 or Mercer light blue pinpoint PCF836. But Wikipedia tells me that pinpoint is a type of Oxford cloth, suited to more casual shirts.

 

Admittedly I am now confused.

post #19916 of 37392

Here's what I saved to my "favourites".

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I just referred a new member over here that was looking for some "good natured advice".  You weirdos get your act together and get this thread back on track.

Im not that new, jerk.
post #19918 of 37392
@Coxsackie A pinpoint or end-on-end is going to have slight texture and more visual interest than a broadcloth. I'm too lazy to pull up the shirt weave thread. Given what you wear, I'd personally not order a broadcloth.

Also I would go no placket and the default split-yoke (and maybe even soft one button cuff), but I do suppose those are personal choices.
post #19919 of 37392
Thanks for bumping that @Coxsackie! I'm still lost when it comes to shirting. Right now, I'm focused on acquiring items for my Italian/French Riviera trip. Thinking a chambray, madras, blue linen, white linen, and a dressier summer cloth.

For a good light blue dress shirt, I've heard great things about the Thomas mason pinpoint. There are also some recs in the comments of the blog post below.

http://fromsqualortoballer.com/post/108539787655/properclothromaspreadcollar

A couple things I've learned from my experience with proper cloth is to take advantage of the remake to dial in the fit, and that the shrinkage allowance can be a bit overboard, but ymmv.
post #19920 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


I think the issue is that he doesn't want to wear the Formosas so that they stay in pristine condition forever.

More like, Noodles bought a nice suit and wants his body to be in the best condition possible before taking it to the tailor. 

 

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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post
 

lol the RLBL's lapels look more balanced on his frame than Formosa's wide ones. of course, there's more to fit than lapel width

 

That's just one picture. That suit was sold because of the shoulder width, as well as it having everything slimmed down. Time and time again, people were downing that suit.

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