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If I recall, your trip worked out very well for you (though I don't know how you managed to spend time with gianni cerruti without kicking him in the shin for dressing like a clown and stealing the money of a number of SF members...might have been before your time).

I met Gianni and Marta in Milan last year and they seemed quite reasonable. I paid cash up front. Got my ties 2-3 months later. No hitch. You do have to see the swatches in person because I don't think everything he carries is vintage. Most of life is not black and white, there is lots of gray.

I think people have to realize the Internet magnifies ideas, both the good and the bad. That's why you see some things being over hyped. That's why people get pilloried on Twitter for stupid mistakes. It all part of the same process.
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Vietnam has better coffee than Naples.

 

You really think so? I like the Vietnamese coffee ritual but tastewise it's not comparable to Neapolitan caffe, IMO

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Suits picked up. Her only comment was that stitching is not consistent, and is obvious that it is hand made. She expressed difficulty in even simple alteration because it is hand made and it is like everything is a moving part. You change one part the other parts change.
post #20839 of 37497
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Suits picked up. Her only comment was that stitching is not consistent, and is obvious that it is hand made. She expressed difficulty in even simple alteration because it is hand made and it is like everything is a moving part. You change one part the other parts change.
Noodles where did you go? About to pick up my Formosa from Fields, but need to find somewhere else for some more modest alterations
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Noodles where did you go? About to pick up my Formosa from Fields, but need to find somewhere else for some more modest alterations
She's located in West Springfield, Va in an area called Orange Hunt or something. PM me if you want to know. She is very good. She will be more than just a good alternative.$40 to $45 on basica alteration with 3 day turnaround.
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Noodles:

1) Post photos.
2) How goes the wardrobe acquisition plan?
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Hey guys - looking to get some wardrobe feedback.  A little color - I have been on styleforum for about the past 2 years and have been participating for about a year.  I first came to the forum because of my interest in shoes.  From there I started moving around between the different threads, different AV's, and you guys know the rest.  I have been able to pick up some great stuff in the past 2 years but I am now at the point where I want to refine my wardrobe and round it out.  I am definitely set on shoes, trousers, and pretty much ties.  I also think I have a pretty good rotation of sport coats.  My absolute worst hole right now is shirts.  I am kind of difficult to fit otr and this is where I need some advice.  I have a ton of shirts from BB ESF and they need to be tailored.  Rather than spend the money to take them in I would rather go the mto route.  I have read good things about luxire and proper cloth.  My shirting mto forays in the past from other companies have mostly been a bust - fabric not the greatest, incorrect measurements etc.  I am wondering if you guys might provide some direction and feedback?  I am willing to spend around $100 per shirt or more initially and then once I can dial in a fit where I am happy I would like to outfit all of my shirting needs.  I am in my late 20's, work for a boutique accounting firm, most of my time is client facing but I can basically wear whatever I want.  Is it preferable to try luxire and send in my measurements?  Go to proper cloth in person and get measured?  Would another company be better? What say you all?  Thanks in advance.

post #20843 of 37497
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Originally Posted by NewYawker View Post

Hey guys - looking to get some wardrobe feedback.  A little color - I have been on styleforum for about the past 2 years and have been participating for about a year.  I first came to the forum because of my interest in shoes.  From there I started moving around between the different threads, different AV's, and you guys know the rest.  I have been able to pick up some great stuff in the past 2 years but I am now at the point where I want to refine my wardrobe and round it out.  I am definitely set on shoes, trousers, and pretty much ties.  I also think I have a pretty good rotation of sport coats.  My absolute worst hole right now is shirts.  I am kind of difficult to fit otr and this is where I need some advice.  I have a ton of shirts from BB ESF and they need to be tailored.  Rather than spend the money to take them in I would rather go the mto route.  I have read good things about luxire and proper cloth.  My shirting mto forays in the past from other companies have mostly been a bust - fabric not the greatest, incorrect measurements etc.  I am wondering if you guys might provide some direction and feedback?  I am willing to spend around $100 per shirt or more initially and then once I can dial in a fit where I am happy I would like to outfit all of my shirting needs.  I am in my late 20's, work for a boutique accounting firm, most of my time is client facing but I can basically wear whatever I want.  Is it preferable to try luxire and send in my measurements?  Go to proper cloth in person and get measured?  Would another company be better? What say you all?  Thanks in advance.
I've heard great things about luxire, but if you are going to use them make sure you send in a sample shirt. They are not super great at the measurement route, but they can copy a current garment extremely well. I haven't tried Propper cloth, so maybe someone else can speak to that.
post #20844 of 37497
I'd recommend having a BB shirt tailored so that it fits you well and then sending it in to Luxire for replication. Much better than sending in measurements.
Edit: beaten to it by aglose
post #20845 of 37497
I had zero problems measuring a well fitting shirt when using Luxire. Sure I had to tweak some things with the next order or two but you get that anywhere.

That being said I'm also a big fan of PC and would recommend them first mainly due to a great and easy to use web site. Their model of taking body measurements and setting shirt measurements based off of that works pretty well and you can still check and tweak settings vs a well fitting shirt you have at home. Plus they'll remake your first shirt for free without the need to send back to India on your own dime for the same service.

Just my take.
post #20846 of 37497

Thanks for the feedback so far guys.  I'm thinking of having one BB shirt tailored and seeing how it comes out.  Then maybe using those measurements as a basis.  I do not currently have a shirt that fits really well that I would want to replicate.  My preference for proper cloth is that I can go in to the store and be measured.  I think that interaction will help me in taking the measurements. 

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Another question on the shirts - it seems like most of you guys go with a spread, semi spread, or cutaway collar?  What is the decision making process there?  Difference between a shirt with a suit and a shirt with a sportcoat odd trouser combo?  One thing right now I think absolutely detracts from my outfit is the collar.  I don't think the standard point collar is very flattering to my face or works well with what I'm usually wearing.

post #20848 of 37497
Roma spread from PC is probably their best option right now. Their soft ivy BD is also good if you want BD collars.
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Another very happy PC customer here.
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^^ - Thanks guys.  I will check out the roma spread and bd options.  Will search through those related AV threads as well.

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