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^Are you sure one was a Walt? It is 12.5"...no way I could do higher than that. 

I believe they measure differently than other retailers...down to the lower most aspect of the seat, rather than to the first seam.

Having said that, the rise seems to be in line with trousers I have from spier and mackay, suit supply, and eidos (all mid rise). I think for my next suit or odd trousers though, I will be looking for something higher/closer to my true waist.
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Barney's house brand boots on sale in cognac and black. 170 after 50% off.

 

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/barneys-new-york-medallion-cap-toe-boots-503437024.html#sz=229&pageviewchange=true&start=36

 

Anyone have any experience with these? Look rad. Fit tts?

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I believe they measure differently than other retailers...down to the lower most aspect of the seat, rather than to the first seam.

Having said that, the rise seems to be in line with trousers I have from spier and mackay, suit supply, and eidos (all mid rise). I think for my next suit or odd trousers though, I will be looking for something higher/closer to my true waist.


Gotcha. It hits my waist perfectly, but I can understand other body types needing higher.

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Too red?
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Nope.

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Hi all,

 

Noob here, so moderators please let me know if this is the appropriate place/thread for this. If not I will remove/shift my post as is desired. Anyways, I'm in the market for a summer suit and I'm considering multiple options. I'm a pretty small dude (34S) and have a hard time finding anything off the rack so my options can be rather limited. That aside, I'd like to keep the purchase at below $500 if possible but if not, I am willing to go up to $1k if the purchase is justified. My main contenders at the moment are Kent Wang and Suit Supply. Again, I'm really looking for the best bang for the buck and besides these two, I'm really not sure where else to go. 

 

I may be biased but I feel that the one suit I bought from SuSu seems to be mid quality at best (Napoli) but still second to none at it's price point. Kent Wang on the other hand is awesome but I'm really wondering if it's a good idea to spend upwards of +700 on summer suiting. I am under the impression that cotton/linen/lightweight wools are GENERALLY cheaper than their wool/silk/cashmere counterparts.

 

Any advice would be sincerely appreciated,

 

Thanks guys 

 

B

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^ Welcome to the thread @dRm0j0

I wouldn't spend that much on a cotton or linen suit. Better to go 100% lightweight wool
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^ Welcome to the thread @dRm0j0

I wouldn't spend that much on a cotton or linen suit. Better to go 100% lightweight wool

 

Thanks man, exactly my thoughts but Kent Wang doesn't offer fresco last time I checked which was like 3 weeks ago. Any recommendations? 

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You could do a CMT suit for a couple hundred more if you order your own cloth from Minnis

There might be some cheaper open-weave wool options out there besides Minnis too

Look around Qualityenglishfabric on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/usr/qualityenglishfabric?_trksid=p2047675.l2559


Here's a Panama weave for example

http://www.ebay.com/usr/qualityenglishfabric?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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Thread Starter 

I would absolutely spend that much on a linen suit. And have. But that's because I have many others.

 

Fresco is the best bet, and you can buy it directly from Huddersfield, have them ship it to Kent Wang's factory, and pay a small CMT charge.

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Lightweight wool is just as wearable and creases less. But that said, I bought a linen Havana from SuitSupply for about 300 bucks, so maybe do both?
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Too red?

 

No, it's fine.  And you really do need some burgundy in your life.  Especially as you're trying to affirm your alpha status at work: red-related colours are all about the power.  Blue is reliable, but they know are reliable.  Brown and green are soothing, though the latter can make you look sickly if the shade isn't right - go a little brighter in your case and avoid the olives.  They know you as mild, industrious, funny, fragile little Noodles, and you need to show your manly mettle: red those muthas, at least twice a week!

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@noodles, I think there is a rule somewhere that you should not be wearing your pants at the time you take an extreme close-up of your crotch.

 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I don't know anything about making ties but Capelli seems to cut sloppipy. Tell me it is just me.

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

 

It is just you.  Just.  You.

 

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I concur, Cappelli is fantastic

 

+1. Noodles, the Cappelli I bought off you is a thing of great beauty. (I'll feature it in a fit soon to prove this assertion.)

post #23430 of 37536
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Originally Posted by dRm0j0 View Post
 

 

Thanks man, exactly my thoughts but Kent Wang doesn't offer fresco last time I checked which was like 3 weeks ago. Any recommendations? 

 

I have three fresco suits from KW through CMT (they're perfect given where I live and how much I travel). When you factor in shipping and all of that they're slighly over $1k though, and you're not likely to have it until much later in the summer.  I really dig mine - I went with half-lined and chose the 10/11 oz weight so it hangs great.

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