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post #23986 of 37439
Through a fabric mixup at Southwick, I'm now the owner of a Navy DB 6x2 linen suit with a welt breast pocket, open patch side pockets and white MOP buttons.

In keeping with their great customer service, Epaulet has offered to let me keep the suit at cost and is reordering it in the right fabric.

So, now that I have this, I'm wondering what I should do with it. I have a SB Navy linen suit with white MOP buttons which I like, but with the 6x2 the white is a bit much with the navy. Should I switch out the buttons to smoke mop or something else? Also, would removing the 2 top buttons be something to consider? I kinda like the idea of a 4x2 DB.

Thanks!
post #23987 of 37439
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Through a fabric mixup at Southwick, I'm now the owner of a Navy DB 6x2 linen suit with a welt breast pocket, open patch side pockets and white MOP buttons.

In keeping with their great customer service, Epaulet has offered to let me keep the suit at cost and is reordering it in the right fabric.

So, now that I have this, I'm wondering what I should do with it. I have a SB Navy linen suit with white MOP buttons which I like, but with the 6x2 the white is a bit much with the navy. Should I switch out the buttons to smoke mop or something else? Also, would removing the 2 top buttons be something to consider? I kinda like the idea of a 4x2 DB.

Thanks!

Pictures!

post #23988 of 37439
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

What I don't understand is why SAs treat people based on looks. Sometimes they even look down on customers who are dressed poorly. Why? The people who shop there probably make more money than them. No disrespect to good hard working SAs. 

 

2 gentlemen walk into the store. One dressed in a polo shirt, shorts, and flip flops. The other gentleman is in a full suit. The former is some rich exec and the latter is his driver. Bam!

That was funny as hell :bigstar:

post #23989 of 37439
Now these are nice looking trousers. BNT.



post #23990 of 37439

How can a tailor expect to attract customers with shots like this?

 

 

 


Edited by sebastian mcfox - 5/21/15 at 7:14pm
post #23991 of 37439
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Now these are nice looking trousers. BNT.



Seriously...Who are they made by? What do you think if there were to be fabric side tab adjusters added onto them(as opposed to the button ones? Maybe shorten the button tab of the waist  by 1". Imagine these with forward pleats instead! oh boy oh boy.

post #23992 of 37439
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

What I don't understand is why SAs treat people based on looks. Sometimes they even look down on customers who are dressed poorly. Why? The people who shop there probably make more money than them. No disrespect to good hard working SAs. 

 

2 gentlemen walk into the store. One dressed in a polo shirt, shorts, and flip flops. The other gentleman is in a full suit. The former is some rich exec and the latter is his driver. Bam!

 

A friend of mine is the manager of the Tiffany's in Greenwich, CT and she was telling me last week that Wang Jialin (one of the wealthiest Chinese billionaires) came in the store with 6 bodyguards and handed a salesperson his business card and started looking around...the salesrep didn't bother to look him up or anything and gave him no service...all while my friend was upstairs in her office unaware that he was downstairs...he left without saying another word and didn't purchase anything...

 

Later the salesperson gave my friend the manager his business card and when my friend looked him up...she called a meeting and chewed out every salesperson in the store...

 

Airhead...

post #23993 of 37439
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

How can a tailor expect to attract customers with shots like this?









My guess is that they think that they're dressed as their customers dress (or want to dress). They seem to be doing okay with this approach.
post #23994 of 37439
I actually dont hate the 2 looks in that last pic. Super non SF, and not how I would dress, but its spot on for the current in fashion GQ look. And I think its kinda cool in a way.
post #23995 of 37439

A tailor's sense of style is less important to me than how their clothes fit. I can dictate the styles I want to them. I can't make them better tailors.

post #23996 of 37439
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Through a fabric mixup at Southwick, I'm now the owner of a Navy DB 6x2 linen suit with a welt breast pocket, open patch side pockets and white MOP buttons.

In keeping with their great customer service, Epaulet has offered to let me keep the suit at cost and is reordering it in the right fabric.

So, now that I have this, I'm wondering what I should do with it. I have a SB Navy linen suit with white MOP buttons which I like, but with the 6x2 the white is a bit much with the navy. Should I switch out the buttons to smoke mop or something else? Also, would removing the 2 top buttons be something to consider? I kinda like the idea of a 4x2 DB.

Thanks!

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post #23997 of 37439
@ CM - A really good point in a vacuum. Lol imagine if we all lived in vacuum cleaners. But, often a tailor will impose his sense of style on his work, like a barber who decides to cut your hair how he likes it. So, it does kind of matter how much you agree on style, because it often creeps in in some way.
post #23998 of 37439

Let me put it to you this way, my tailor and I have a very different sense of style. It matters less that we dress similarly than that we understand one another. After going to him for some time I can walk into his shop and not have to say a word about what I want to have done to an item. He just goes to work. I give him feedback on how it feels, if it's too tight/loose etc. But he knows how I like things. I had a custom jacket made by him recently with very little feedback at all. As you might guess, it was spot on. This kind of relationship isn't built overnight. When I first started going to him there were misunderstandings, miscommunications, etc. But it's about building a rapport over time. His style matters very little in what he does for me because we have an understanding. I'm not trying to make it sound like I have found some magical unicorn, it's just a simple human business relationship based on the trust that has been generated by getting to know one another on a professional level.

post #23999 of 37439
Thread Starter 
I wish I dressed half as well as mine.
post #24000 of 37439
Thanks, man.

CM, sounds like you have a good situation going there.
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