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post #25546 of 37489
I hear ya.

Do your recs for the shirts change after reviewing my current shirts? Ellesbc also posted some patterns from luxire that look nice.


Currently have two pants (grey and charcoal) and the shirts above. I plan to get more pants that fit well in this order : mid gray, light gray, light brown/gray mix, gray flannel, brown flannel, tan/cream
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I never thought I'd say this but maybe you should hire a "menswear consultant"

 

either that or I am going to start sending you a bill

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to answer your question though, you have a bunch of patterns. I would honestly just say to get four plain white shirts and four plain light blue shirts before you do anything else. This is pretty basic advice that you'll find all over the internet but I can also say that I personally disregarded it when I first started dressing for business and I wish I hadn't. 

 

that's a 0.1

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I just met a friend for the first fitting on his first suit commission. I convinced him to add .5" to the lapels, jacket length, and button stance - also to bring the waist up a bit on the trews. I feel accomplished.
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I hear ya.

Do your recs for the shirts change after reviewing my current shirts? Ellesbc also posted some patterns from luxire that look nice.


Currently have two pants (grey and charcoal) and the shirts above. I plan to get more pants that fit well in this order : mid gray, light gray, light brown/gray mix, gray flannel, brown flannel, tan/cream

Do you have a pattern from Luxire that fits well? If no, don't buy 5 shirts. But one at a time.
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and moreover, Luxire may not be the right choice. Proper Cloth is much better for the novice MTM dress shirt customer. Far fewer ways to go wrong by your own doing with the more limited options that PC provides.

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If you really know what you want and exactly how you want it, go to Luxire. If you aren't sure/are overwhelmed easily/aren't experienced, proper cloth might be better.
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If you really know what you want and exactly how you want it, go to Luxire. 

 

He doesn't. He is asking us about every single aspect of every single purchase he intends to make.

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If you really know what you want and exactly how you want it, go to Luxire. 

He doesn't. He is asking us about every single aspect of every single purchase he intends to make.

That's normal behavior in this thread.
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If you really know what you want and exactly how you want it, go to Luxire. 

He doesn't. He is asking us about every single aspect of every single purchase he intends to make.

That's normal behavior in this thread.

 

Indeed.  And in part that's what the thread is for.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Handrolled-Large-Weave-Grenadine-Ties.html

ET is having a great sale, and I've wanted a purple tie for a while. Is this purple grenadine TOO purple? Recommendations on how to pair?
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I think international moves would turn me into a minimalist.

Impossible with a wife.

Difficult, but not impossible. The purge will not be denied.
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I just met a friend for the first fitting on his first suit commission. I convinced him to add .5" to the lapels, jacket length, and button stance - also to bring the waist up a bit on the trews. I feel accomplished.

 

:thumbs-up: Who's making the suit?

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thumbs-up.gif  Who's making the suit?

Spoon. Probably not a favorite for those with more discerning tastes, and I haven't seen any of their jackets come out looking fantastic, so I might have steered him elsewhere if I had known he was doing it prior to him telling me it was already in process.

But I use them for shirts and slacks to what I consider good results, especially for the price. So hopefully a little extra guidance will make it all work out well! He just did a medium grey worsted.

And I started the engine on my pair of oatmeal flannels!
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http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Handrolled-Large-Weave-Grenadine-Ties.html

ET is having a great sale, and I've wanted a purple tie for a while. Is this purple grenadine TOO purple? Recommendations on how to pair?

 

Not entirely convinced it's a "great" sale. Seems they've reduced their Drake's ties from stratospherically overpriced down to level-par.

 

I bought three Drake's ties from the Henry Buck's sale in Melbourne a few months ago for (currency-converted) prices around the £55-60 mark. HB are an official Drake's stockist.

 

http://www.henrybucks.com.au

 

I advise you to join their mailing list and stay alert for their winter sale - surely just around the corner. Usually the in-store sale runs for a few days and then any remaining bargains will go up online. I'm sure they ship internationally.

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