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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

 

We're back to the full suit then, but here are side and rear views. The trouser hem is currently 9.5 inches.

 

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Looking at the side view, I think it should be possible to taper those legs maybe 1.5" or so, perhaps even a bit more, without running into problems with your bowed legs. Why don't you take them to an alterations tailor and try it out? Tell them to leave enough fabric to let them out again if it doesn't work.

 

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I guess I'm not sure what a fuller sleeve would do appearance-wise though.

 

Giving you more 'body' without the weight lifting bit ;)

(Which is a bad idea anyway, if you already have bowed legs)

post #25637 of 37396
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I generally believe MTM to be the worst of all.

 

 

Online MTM, yes, I agree. But it is possible to get really good results with MTM, provided your body shape isn't too outlandish.

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I generally believe MTM to be the worst of all.

I agree that there is bad MTM, but I don't know that I'd say MTM is the worst of all. Most of the MTM issues I see occur with online MTM where someone is never fitted by an actual professional. If you are dealing with someone semi-competent, I think that you can have great success with MTM.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post
 

I generally believe MTM to be the worst of all.

 

 

Online MTM, yes, I agree. But it is possible to get really good results with MTM, provided your body shape isn't too outlandish.

 

Let me add some context. I had used in-person MTM a significant number of times over about a decade from several (5?) different professional operations. I'm 6'2", 185 lbs. and a pretty standard 42L with about a 6-7" drop. I don't have an outlandish body shape.

 

With RTW, I know exactly what I am getting and and, if it doesn't work, I return it.

 

With MTM there was always a promise/hope that the next piece was going to fit perfectly. It just never did. So I was paying more for no advantage. Maybe it is because my shape is so NOT outlandish, that there was no real benefit to MTM.

 

In any case, I finally commissioned some shirts and then suits from Chris Despos and the difference makes me so mad at myself for all of the false starts. The difference is astonishing.

 

So maybe my complaint about MTM is simply that there was no advantage because RTW fits me well enough and I would have liked MTM a lot more if I were a more difficult fit.

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Ok, the default Epaulet leg opening in my size is 7.5". These are at 9.5". I think based on all the advice I will ask my alterations tailor to take them in below the knee down to an 8.5" leg opening which should hopefully split the difference without splitting the baby. And yeah I'll ask him to leave the fabric in so I can have him reverse the process if I hate it.

 

I'll post results (at which point you can feel free to accuse me again of being too "attached" to this suit).

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see also



Style icon or not, I hate how those pants look on him. They might drape wonderfully but they make him look like a fat legged dwarf.
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Thread Starter 

Noodlers, y'all need to get up in this. The following neats are 40 pounds before VAT is deducted. Exquisite Trimmings:

 

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Yes those ties are giant. And no I didn't spoiler that shit. This is GNAT. Y'all only thought I started this thread to help Noodles. Those who know me knew I really just started it as a place to post giant pictures of neckties.

 

I particularly like that blue neat.

 

More from ET (45 pounds)

 

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Barney's Warehouse is having a father's day sale, and all their ties are 40% off, including some Bigi grenadines (not particularly attractive ones). The one tie that jumped out as decent at south of 50USD:

 

Uman Dash-Stripe Grenadine Neck Tie - - Barneys.com

Bit skinny and I know nothing of Uman.

 

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/uman-dash-stripe-grenadine-neck-tie-503596895.html

 

I'm sort of surprised that this is still in stock from Henry Carter (~60USD)

 

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/navy-cream-stripe-shantung-1.jpg


Edited by Claghorn - 6/15/15 at 8:18pm
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Not at all surprised. Neither am I sure why he's selling used neckties that are so obviously frayed... confused.gif
post #25643 of 37396
At least you're trying. : ) (to SVB)

And SB is trolling hard right now
post #25644 of 37396

I almost bought the green neat.....not sure why I didn't.  I could use it.

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Thread Starter 
Well. So. You should. Now.
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Not a huge fan of the red in that green neat. It's probably more subdued in person.

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You don't like christmas?

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Let's just say that I'm who Bill O'Reilly complains about every year.

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You're really 5'10?

You look about 6'5 there. How much do you weigh?
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

We're back to the full suit then, but here are side and rear views. The trouser hem is currently 9.5 inches.

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I like the trimmer fit. Is there a middle ground? The opening on those full ones looks enormous

veni wins. go MTM and get middle ground
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