OK your work is CBD.
What do wear when you're off the clock?
JRD is good. I was thinking the same thing. That's a Torino.
Then I said to myself, wow this looks good, then I realized it's already in my effing closet!Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I put Rudals at 5'10 or 5'11. He was a bit taller than me (178cm).
Rudals, what exactly are your thoughts on SS mtm? I know that you are a perfectionist; you come from a people who built an exact replica of the archery field in London, complete with announcers announcing in English, just so their archery team could practice for the 2012 Olympics. I do think, regardless of what anyone else here says, that you'll eventually be looking into bespoke. This isn't true for everyone, but I do think this is true for you. You aren't ready yet, though with the right guidance, you would get a result you'd be quite happy with.
The best way to get yourself ready is to dip your toe in.
So, what are your thoughts on SS mtm? Think of this suit as your practice field.
My thoughts on SS mtm? I really can't say BUT I don't want to blow money on something average. I say that with no disrespect and I am only basing it off of their prices.
If I am shelling out $3k~$4k on a RTW suit that is ill fitting, why not try bespoke?
If I walked into Mr. Fields' tomorrow, how bad of a suit do you think I will walk out with 3 months later?
I doubt that they will be totally clueless as to what to do with me.
They have the experience of working with people and I think they will ask the right questions to figure out what I want.
If I realize that I am not ready because I can't do my part in helping them figure out what kind of suit I want, then I'll just walk out and go back to the drawing board.
I think going in for just a consultation will not hurt a bit.
What do I want though? It is bespoke and they'll make based on what I say.
- Wide notch lapels or peak lapels
- Double vent
- Low button stance
- 2 button jacket
- Top quality fabric but mid Supers (Avoid shine)
- 100% wool
- Trim fit
I am very certain I haven't even scratched the surface with what I specified above but I think it is worth a try at Mr. Fields'.
And for goodness sake's, give me 1 more inch so I can say that I am 6 ft tall! I measure myself every time I walk out of 7-11 against the height ruler on their doors because that's very accurate.
How much is the SS mtm? You should be concerned with value for dollar when you are talking about "blow[ing] money on something average." I own nothing from SS, but I understand that it's a pretty solid value. Cutting your teeth on SS mtm is more about the experience than it is about the final product (which I am willing to bet dollars to donuts you'll like more than any of your existing stuff). With that under your belt, you'll be a lot more calm and collected when you walk into Field's (and when you walk out three months later, you'll love that suit more than everything else in your wardrobe combined). I've hopped around four tailors trying to find the right one. I had kept one for about 5 jackets and a few suits before the most recent move (I want natural shoulders from now on), but I still got butterflies when picking out the fabric and getting measured for the first time by them.
Visiting Fields may not be a bad idea. But before you go in, have you looked at any pictures of his work?