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Thanks for the fit comments. I never considered myself "slope shouldered", since it sounds like something a physically weak person would have. I do, however, have well developed lats sitting on a very square shoulder. A bit of googling showed a bunch of old fit pictures of other muscular thin guys with exactly the same fit anomalies as I have. The forward canted shoulder is something else - I spent all day trying to figure out if it's posture or structure.

So what's everyone's take on a better RTW shoulder style for a sloped shoulder? It seems like a fully natural, more rounded, shoulder would produce less weird pulling.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


Youtube channel idea: Claghorn visits stores and trolls the SA's

-Suit Supply
-J Crew
-Banana Republic
-Charles Tyrwitt
-Zara

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Very. Very. Tempting. But I'm very much anti-troll. As much as I want to.

But BR, JC, and Zara...their SA's don't pretend to be knowledgable.

Whenever I take my dad to Brooks, the people he talks to generally seem decently knowledgable. Limited sample, as I've only heard SA's there talk suits once.

Good targets would be:

BB.
Jos A Banks
CT
SuSu
SFA/NM/Nordstroms

 

 

You guys realize that WE are the weird ones and the joke (trolling) would actually be on us, right? 

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Thread Starter 

How would the joke be on us?

 

a) we're self-aware.

b) we're the actors. Everyone else is passive. Who would be trolling us?

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Um. Salespeople are generally not very knowledgable about the clothes they sell. More knowledgable, on average, than the average Joe. Less knowledgable, on average, than the average hobbyist.

How is that possible when it's their job? If I were selling something, I'd make damn sure I read everything about it. You don't want to look like you don't know what you're talking about every day you're at work, and it doesn't seem like fun either.
Edited by Monkeyface - 5/29/15 at 3:52am
post #24710 of 37536
So the idiots who sold me three 48R suits knew what they were doing? They never bothered to ask me to size up. Wasn't it part of their job to sell a properly fitting suit? Them 48R suits made me look like a pair-man.
post #24711 of 37536
Um...that was like~ so~ racist#

I was like waiting for my train wheb like this white guy asked me if my wife is the one who makes those #Vietnamese# eggrolls# He told me that his wife has been telling him to look for an #Asian man at the train station who is her friend's husband. #weird. #racist. There arw like other Asians and I pointed them out but he said he was looking for a tall Asian#

Happened just now. Tgif#
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

How would the joke be on us?

 

a) we're self-aware.

b) we're the actors. Everyone else is passive. Who would be trolling us?

 

YHBT. YHL. HAND.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Um...that was like~ so~ racist#

I was like waiting for my train wheb like this white guy asked me if my wife is the one who makes those #Vietnamese# eggrolls# He told me that his wife has been telling him to look for an #Asian man at the train station who is her friend's husband. #weird. #racist. There arw like other Asians and I pointed them out but he said he was looking for a tall Asian#

Happened just now. Tgif#

At least he didn't say a tall Asian with a pear shaped body.
post #24714 of 37536
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

How would the joke be on us?

 

a) we're self-aware.

b) we're the actors. Everyone else is passive. Who would be trolling us?

 

Because what we consider "knowledge" about menswear, most guys would think is ridiculous.

post #24715 of 37536

Everyone is into something. We all have emptiness in us and we try to fill it with something. For some it could be cars and for us it is menswear. Most people wear suits everyday probably couldn't care any less about fit and all, at least it appears that way from the way they dress. If my wife is a good representative of the general people, then I am a nut job who cares way too much at very unimportant stuff when there are more important things in life.

 

#truth

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

So the idiots who sold me three 48R suits knew what they were doing?
Nope. They just knew more than you at the time (or, rather, banked on the fact you didn't know any better) And they were probably going for an aesthetic that was at odds with what is considered normal or acceptable on this forum.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Everyone is into something. We all have emptiness in us and we try to fill it with something. For some it could be cars and for us it is menswear. Most people wear suits everyday probably couldn't care any less about fit and all, at least it appears that way from the way they dress. If my wife is a good representative of the general people, then I am a nut job who cares way too much at very unimportant stuff when there are more important things in life.

#truth

OTOH, she buys purses at several $1000 a pop, so she obviously has some appreciation for the luxury market (which, tbh, suits >$1000 are a part of).
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Because what we consider "knowledge" about menswear, most guys would think is ridiculous.

You get specific enough, all trivia is ridiculous. And menswear knowledge is scarce more than trivia at times.

But "trolling" requires an actor.

For example. You. Now. :-)
post #24719 of 37536

Grenadine Garza or Fina weave? 

 

Specifically, seeking navy blue staple tie.  I have the wide pointed silk knit from the knottery for more casual occasions (see below). 

Image 1

 

 

 

This will be for business occasions.  also, I have rough hands, so worried about snagging and durability, if that is a factor in deciding between the two weaves.  thanks in advance.  Any reason not to order from Hober?

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

You get specific enough, all trivia is ridiculous. And menswear knowledge is scarce more than trivia at times.

But "trolling" requires an actor.

For example. You. Now. :-)

Ok, I don't think we have the same definition of a troll. I don't see a troll as an actor, just a provoking shit disturber whose goal is to rile people up. Maybe I just don't understand exactly how you plan on trolling the SAs....anywho, carry on trolling. Troll.
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