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If you don't mind the drive, Marios in Chestnut Hill is solid.  They have done handsewn buttonholes on a couple Formosas of mine. You do need to be fairly firm in your likes and dislikes...they tend to leave suit sleeves and pant legs long unless you say otherwise.  

 

Thanks for the response. Anyone else closer to the city.....preferably not rated at $$$$?

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Two new shirts coming!
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This reminds me, re last nights shirt collar/ Dom Draper conversation conversation in the other other thread, I live about 20 minutes from Spier and Mackay who do custom shirts. I should probably take advantage of that and stop in there soon to get measured for some MTO shirting.

 

And nice work GuP, they look like nice shirts.

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Ok folks, I have had some trouble finding suits that fit, particularly in the pants, which always are too slim through the seat -- pockets pulling, tight where it shouldn't be tight.

 

I am pretty slim otherwise - the 38r slim jackets fit me fine, especially Brooks Regent, and I have very thin ankles, so wider, traditional pants look like stovepipes. And the pants usually fit in the waist, I just have a big rear.  I have tried Suit Supply, Benjamin Sartorial, Brooks Fitzgerald, etc. Does anybody I have missed offer separates where I could order the 34 pants and have them taken in? Is my best shot to do MTM ? Would like to stay under $600. 

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Advice from tailors here is that find the best fitting pants in the seat and have the waist taken in by someone competent.
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Ok folks, I have had some trouble finding suits that fit, particularly in the pants, which always are too slim through the seat -- pockets pulling, tight where it shouldn't be tight.

I am pretty slim otherwise - the 38r slim jackets fit me fine, especially Brooks Regent, and I have very thin ankles, so wider, traditional pants look like stovepipes. And the pants usually fit in the waist, I just have a big rear.  I have tried Suit Supply, Benjamin Sartorial, Brooks Fitzgerald, etc. Does anybody I have missed offer separates where I could order the 34 pants and have them taken in? Is my best shot to do MTM ? Would like to stay under $600. 

Brooks Brothers "select" allows you to mix and match jacket and pant sizes in all their fits, while changing some of the details. The up charge is minimal, it's definitely worth looking at.
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bookbrother, are you experiencing these issues with traditionally proportioned, pleated pants?
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Pleats. That is another option.

BTW, try on the madison cut trouser at BB - it is very generous in the seat, but needs a taper from the knee down.
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Thanks for the replies, gents. I should look into the mix and match with Brooks Brothers - good idea. @sugarbutch yes, often I am experiencing the same issue with traditionally proportioned pants. I have an older model Peter Millar suit that had pretty full pleated pants and I had to take out the seat and crotch, and taper the legs, to make them fit. 

 

It is something I have to mind even when buying chinos or five pocket pants or jeans. Fuller-cut flat front pants with higher rise seem to work best - I just struggle to find a suit which pairs those trousers with a modern (but not slim) jacket. 

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So, looking at ties from NMWA, for discussion (in order of my inclinations)...with a few left out that I plan to buy at some point.

 

 

 

I have the blue/peach version of this one, which is awesome (I like the green, but too close so this one instead)

 

 

Here's its cousin

 

 

The ones below I can see working with the shepherd's check jacket pictured

 

A bit autumn so not sure about this knit for summer so probably will drop it from the list.

 

 

 

Like the asymmetric stripes here

 

 

The one I'm least certain about, but can imagine working in certain fits (e.g. certain browns). But it's hard for me to picture. The cranberry makes it less garish than full on red, but it is red...

 


There some greens that I like too.

 

Pick two, discuss pairings.

 

Edit: one green

 

 

Maybe I can enlist Greg's and Kyle's opinion @gdl203 @conceptual 4est 


Edited by TweedyProf - 7/1/15 at 12:16pm
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I personally picked all of those ties, so you already know how I feel about them.  

 

Two comments : (1) what's wrong with a silk knit tie for summer?? you should totally keep it in your list!  (2) if you have a tan, beige or light color suit or jacket, that first rust stripe tie will look great with it - see this customer photo :

 

 

I love that asymmetric stripe tie btw

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@gdl203 

 

I know you picked them! I need a top two, but that's unfair to ask of you. Great choices (so by association...). 

 

It's the color of the knit that I feel less summery, not the idea of a knit. So, it's on the fall list, if it survives that long.

 

I saw that pic in the gallery. I think I might like it better with a navy SC. But it's a lovely, lovely tie.

 

I suppose in a way, you have emphasized two in your post...

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Hey Greg, when you choose ties, are you choosing what you like, or are you choosing what you think we like, or both?

 

Just wondering how that process goes down.

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Hey Greg, when you choose ties, are you choosing what you like, or are you choosing what you think we like, or both?

 

Just wondering how that process goes down.

 

What he knows we will like: blue ties

What he likes: everything else

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DB, Unlined, Patch Pockets. Which swatch? I like both but I think the darker would get more use outside of summer
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For DB the navy one. For SB the lighter one.
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Hey Greg, when you choose ties, are you choosing what you like, or are you choosing what you think we like, or both?

Just wondering how that process goes down.
I just pick what I like. And I try to cover various color ranges.
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