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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

re: Ring

A member here...I think @sprout2...was talking about setting up a proxy service for Japanese brands. Might be worth it to duck the upcharge from KoC and Armoury.


This might be something I would be interested in but I'd have to get an idea of how much I could save off of The Armory's prices. The simple fact is that I wouldn't buy one of those jackets starting at $1000 because at that price I'd start to wonder why I didn't do bespoke.

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

I just realized that this thread started around 18 months ago and the recent recommendation for Noodles is a navy jacket and some gray trousers? What has he been purchasing all this time? haha. 

By the way, what's a good casual open weave light blue/ navy jacket? Preferably with texture and light brown buttons.  

18 months for Noodles summed up:

(1) Get rid of a lot of ties that do not go with navy suit / get new ties
(2) Return several suits he paid way too much for at NM that never fit him
(3) Buy Formosa suits
(4) Have picnic attack
(5) Try on a bunch of stuff from SuitSupply and other places wearing jeans and untucked shirt and provide photos that made fit advice tough
(6) Picnic attack deciding between Formosa and SuitSupply and how to balance discretionary budget limitations
(7) Try to wear odd trouser, shirt and tie with no jacket so he wouldn't wear out Formosa suits; also wore crappy beater suits that did not fit him and slowly died
(8) Realized a Formosa he thought did not fit in fact did and it was sitting in his closet for a month for no reason.
(9) Contemplated odd jacket and trouser looks; still needs more suits

Also, Noodles got married, had some weight fluctuation and has seen the cost of many Formosas go to nice purses for his wife.
post #25788 of 37396

You forgot to include his patented ninja edits.

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Hey, at least warn us of the imminent spoilers, I was still reading the book!

But now that you've ruined it, how does it end? Oh, never mind, his wife leaves with a fireman, of course.

 

 

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18 months for Noodles summed up:
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(1) Get rid of a lot of ties that do not go with navy suit / get new ties
(2) Return several suits he paid way too much for at NM that never fit him
(3) Buy Formosa suits
(4) Have picnic attack
(5) Try on a bunch of stuff from SuitSupply and other places wearing jeans and untucked shirt and provide photos that made fit advice tough
(6) Picnic attack deciding between Formosa and SuitSupply and how to balance discretionary budget limitations
(7) Try to wear odd trouser, shirt and tie with no jacket so he wouldn't wear out Formosa suits; also wore crappy beater suits that did not fit him and slowly died
(8) Realized a Formosa he thought did not fit in fact did and it was sitting in his closet for a month for no reason.
(9) Contemplated odd jacket and trouser looks; still needs more suits

Also, Noodles got married, had some weight fluctuation and has seen the cost of many Formosas go to nice purses for his wife.

 

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Missing 2 trips to Korea while managing to avoid a reasonably priced bespoke tailor. BnT
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Never gets old.

 

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I think Noods is the only person Ive ever seen for whom that chart is actually very spot on. 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I think Noods is the only person Ive ever seen for whom that chart is actually very spot on. 

Just need about 50 more data points for "buy something, then return"
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Thread Starter 
He misses a lot of the crucial points. He never defended his choices if I recall. He won't go near a goodwill. Also, I'm not positive, but I think he's planning to rob me.
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I wonder if he ever gets tired of us talking about him. Hmmm. 

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Originally Posted by inno View Post
 

I was looking at that one, but I was wary about it being fully lined. I thought it might defeat the purpose of going for a lightweight, part-cotton suit. How does it do, warmth-wise?

 

Two other things I wondered: is there much texture to it, or does it look like a worsted? And are the Hudson shoulders padded more heavily than the Havana?

 

I have neither of these, but do have a suit in either cut.  The Hudson I find more comfortable, but that will vary depending on your shape.  But more usefully, three other differences:

 

- The cloth itself matters as much as the half lining/full lining, so don't be put off - try it if you like it.  A fully-lined suit that sits and breathes better will be better than a half lined suit that clings when you're warm.

 

- The Hudson is one further notch down in formality with its patch breast pocket, but how much you feel that distinction is up to you.  It's not a business suit.  But maybe you don't need one.  Or maybe like me you wear all sorts of weird shit for business because you can rely on inherent manly presence and awesomeness (and because everyone else dresses like they came to fix the air conditioning.  Cheaply.)

 

- Regarding the shoulders, the Hudson has light, soft padding while the Havana has none.  Depending on the shape of your shoulders, you might find that the former gives a stronger silhouette.  But that light padding is extremely subtle and flexible, and a perfect balance between a natural look and a masculine shape.

 

Best of luck.  I will probably order more of both, but Hudson is possibly my favourite.

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Edited by The Noodles - 6/18/15 at 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

He misses a lot of the crucial points. He never defended his choices if I recall. He won't go near a goodwill. Also, I'm not positive, but I think he's planning to rob me.

 

"Stalk well-regarded member of Styleforum, rob him" would be an excellent addition to the chart.

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Luxeswap is considerably easier.  Especially as you can't really pick a guy half your size.

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Thread Starter 
One of my first threads involved a "which member would you most like to rob" poll
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