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@TweedyProf What is "true northern lights"?

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He's going to talk to the AV first, which I think is reasonable at this point.

I assumed he was being extorted, which was more entertaining.
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Interesting thread. I'd like to see this as a FC some day.

I agree - seems basic but isn't really. You can end up having a washed out, dull look pretty easily.

Also beats the hell out of dressing like food so there's that as an added bonus.
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Light colored SC with dark trousers (dark gray/brown/navy). So lighter gray brown or tan. Think of inverting the "usual" such as a navy SC with mid to lighter gray trousers. Make sense?
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I took some better pics of the MTM suit.

Suit is MTM by David Reeves.

Have posted in the WAYWRN thread, but will also cross post in here. Appreciate comments.
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My David Reeves MTM - looking for some feedback. Thanks gents




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Front is fine. It's the back/shoulders that are weird.

 

Too much cuff on one side, no cuff on the other? Might just be the pic though

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That right shoulder, from the back, looks really strange. It's hard to comment more than that, since your pictures look very dark on my monitor.
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Looks like you might (possibly, again kinda hard to see all the details in the photos) have an issue similar to the one that I deal with on every jacket:
My shoulders are A) very sloped (which isn't too big of a deal, and B) "pitch" forward, meaning that usually the front of my shoulders push forward into the sleevehead/seam, causing those nasty dimples or divots. There's some pretty helpful threads here explaining how this can be accounted for by a good tailor, but the only solution I've been able to afford (at least with RTW) is to size up to a 42/44 depending on model, and pay for the tailoring/alterations to get the rest passable.

Don't know if this is possibly part of your issue, but there is definitely an issue with the shoulder(s). I'll try and find the link and post it here in an edit for the shoulder divots.

edit: link: http://www.styleforum.net/t/151698/divot-terror
Edited by TexJake - 6/2/15 at 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Hard to tell anything about fit from those pics, but the jacket might be a bit tight. Is that a patterned shirt, glen plaid pattern? That won't get much love here.

I do think the color scheme is rather not spring/summer. It's dark, very gray. I'm fine with dark grey trousers, but really feel them to be a fall/winter look. So, your combination color and texture wise seems out of season (but would be fine in colder times). Maybe still cold where you are?

I'd also prefer more contrast between bottom and top (go with true northern lights, if wearing those trousers). My two cents.

Thanks. Cold wet dark day in NYC, so colors and textures weather appropriate. It is a glen plaid light blue shirt, didn't realize that was frowned upon. I dont see it as much different than a check blue, but clearly I am missing some context. Jacket does look tight, I agree, that may br my leaning back trying to take the photo.thanks again for your thoughts.
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What did David have to say, out of curiosity?

I find his bespoke work to be very good but I haven't seen any MTM shots before.
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Thanks. Cold wet dark day in NYC, so colors and textures weather appropriate. It is a glen plaid light blue shirt, didn't realize that was frowned upon. I dont see it as much different than a check blue, but clearly I am missing some context. Jacket does look tight, I agree, that may br my leaning back trying to take the photo.thanks again for your thoughts.

Nothing wrong with a glen plaid shirt, considering that you combine it with solids.
If you only want to wear stuff that nobody on SF frowns upon, you'll be wearing a navy patch pocket sc, light grey flannels and a brown grenadine every day. smile.gif

Edit: I'm looking forward to hear David Reeves' comments too. I like the bespoke stuff that he posts, but if this is what his MTM gets you...
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I can never forget that horrid three piece he (Reeves) posted early on. It was genuinely terrible.
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I can never forget that horrid three piece he (Reeves) posted early on. It was genuinely terrible.

How early? He's been posting some nice stuff for a while now.
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How early? He's been posting some nice stuff for a while now.

It was from around the time he showed up on the forums. I can't find it on my phone but it was posted here, torn to shreds, and referenced for a while.
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I have experience with both, but my Vanda is seven-fold while all my ET's are 3 fold an lined. Both (just comparing neats) are light and airy.

Thanks, Claghorn. Yes, that is what I meant. My Vandas are also 7-fold. I feel they are to light for my taste. Given my preference for heavier ties than Vanda's, would I be unsatisfied with ET's 3-folds as well? I'm looking at the 3x striped green and navy ties, which are 3-fold.

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