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Vox.

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I just assumed that the stalker would pick a member who was approximately the same size, but good point.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

ABSOLUTELY JACK$#!T.
I got rid of 4 of these suits. (1 black RLBL suit - not pictured) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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It could just be the pictures but the second suit looked to have a flattering fit. A little heavy on the shoulders.
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@The Noodles
Mr Six already posted where that reference originated. The famous Acrid Sheep SF lifecycle. No hate, bro.
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(Btw I didn't mean you were intentionally hurting Greg with your returns, just that you should know your size, and what sizes fit vs what doesn't for Formosa by now)

So I have two navy formosas (one the mystique nailhead, and one blue plaid POW)




Turns out they are very close in color, and the POW comes off looking a bit like the nailhead (minus the faint over check).

I am currently thinking about selling the nailhead because the overall color tone is too close to each other. Should I keep both even though they're very close? Or continue selling the nailhead.
Edited by venividivicibj - 6/18/15 at 1:01pm
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So, I just had my first fitting for my MTM suitsupply BlazerSuit, and I must say it turned out much better than I had expected! I chose a navy fresco like fabric made by Ariston. It was one of their more expensive fabrics, so the suit totalled €830 ($940), which isn't bad for fully canvassed MTM! I believe VBC fabric suits are around €600. Seeing as the fabric has quite an open weave, I had the suit half lined and chose light weight canvas.

 

The jacket has natural (not pleated, because they can mess those up) shoulders, a nice full chest with some drape, wide 3r2 lapels, buttoning point at my waist, and 2 hip patch pockets. The trousers have a high rise (about as high as the middle jacket button), side adjusters and forward pleats, and have a relatively full cut, especially compared to their crazy tight RTW ones. 

 

I think success depends on how well you know what you want. Don't let them push you into super skinny and tight, but just explain how you'd like your suit to look like. They were all quite excited in the shop to make a suit like this, which means the overly tight look is probably not something they choose themselves, but is most likely company policy they have to adhere to.

 

I'm going back for my final fitting next week, so I'll post some pics when it's done.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

(Btw I didn't mean you were intentionally hurting Greg with your returns, just that you should know your size, and what sizes fit vs what doesn't for Formosa by now)

 

If a business offers free shipping and returns you should be able to use it without feeling bad about it. He still gets your money in his account for however long the refund period is. If Noodles went by the measurements (as sizes can different between brands) and they turned out to be a bit too tight and returns them he shouldn't feel bad about 'hurting' Greg. That's what the whole free shipping/returns is for!

 

Too bad they don't fit Noodles, what brand are you going to try next for your odd trousers?

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Thread Starter 

Looking forward to seeing how it fits!

 

Still waiting on KW, but if that doesn't work out, SuSu is my next MTM option. I'm only returning to Korea every other year, so BnT is going to be nothing more than an occasional purchase from here on out. Though I remember hearing about an MTM program. I wonder if I might be able to get on that with them just modifying the MTM pattern based on my pattern.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Looking forward to seeing how it fits!

 

Still waiting on KW, but if that doesn't work out, SuSu is my next MTM option. I'm only returning to Korea every other year, so BnT is going to be nothing more than an occasional purchase from here on out. Though I remember hearing about an MTM program. I wonder if I might be able to get on that with them just modifying the MTM pattern based on my pattern.

 

I'd stick with BnT, and I'd see the every other year thing as a blessing. You'll save so much money, and you can really think about your next purchase and do some wardrobe planning (although for you that'll be quite easy: blue, blue, blue, etc.).

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(Btw I didn't mean you were intentionally hurting Greg with your returns, just that you should know your size, and what sizes fit vs what doesn't for Formosa by now)

So I have two navy formosas (one the mystique nailhead, and one blue plaid POW)




Turns out they are very close in color, and the POW comes off looking a bit like the nailhead (minus the faint over check).

I am currently thinking about selling the nailhead because the overall color tone is too close to each other. Should I keep both even though they're very close? Or continue selling the nailhead.

 

Just as a point of reference, I'd think about it in terms of weight and weave. I was wearing the Formosa birdseye yesterday, which is about the same weight as the checked one. It was a warm day here and I thought about whether the nailhead would be more comfortable, even though it's similar to the birdseye in color and texture. I haven't decided yet, but I am considering it. The lighter weight and more open weave might have been a bit more comfortable. But I'm also weighing that against other suit priorities.

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I need some help. What kind of buttons would you guys put on a medium brown SC?
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MOP for contrast?
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That's what I was thinking but I can't decide if I should go MOP or SMOP. Perhaps there is another option I'm not thinking of too.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

I'd stick with BnT, and I'd see the every other year thing as a blessing. You'll save so much money, and you can really think about your next purchase and do some wardrobe planning (although for you that'll be quite easy: blue, blue, blue, etc.).


Except I have no interest in a minimalist wardrobe. My goal for the next few years is going to be 5 suits or jackets every two years. Two non BnT a year with a BnT every other year. Though I will not be like Noodles. If I am in Korea, I will be getting a BnT. After a few years, I'll probably drop the five down to three.

 

Get smoked or brown MoP. I'm getting brown MoP on my (moss green) KW.

 

And wife is taking a very hard line on blue jackets. I'm not allowed any for the next four purchases.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I need some help. What kind of buttons would you guys put on a medium brown SC?

 

Darker brown. Something like this:

 

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