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Thread Starter 

I did suggest to @GuP that he consider your Vass's.

 

The "Someone Should Buy This" thread is a good one. Helps push back the tide, as it were.

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*raises hand*

I have a couple of those I've been meaning to list as well ... both Eidos. And a Valstar already up.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I should add that I sweat a lot, so that is a data point.

Speaking of Fresco, I have a NSM fresco suit in Minnis 11oz, sz 34/36 I would like to move if anyone is interested.
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I think @StanleyVanBuren
is a 34/36. But he probably wouldn't benefit from the NSM cut.

I'm also a 34ish - I know nothing, of this NSM you speak of, John Snow.
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Thread Starter 

Napoli Su Misura. Traveling tailor, does pretty fine work for a good price, as far as I can tell. @UrbanComposition probably reps them best.

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The "Someone Should Buy This" thread is a good one. Helps push back the tide, as it were.

I found this particular "deal" on said thread. No disrespect to razl though. Just a risk you take.

No ideas on whether the wool can be revived or not?
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The "Someone Should Buy This" thread is a good one. Helps push back the tide, as it were.

I found this particular "deal" on said thread. No disrespect to razl though. Just a risk you take.

No ideas on whether the wool can be revived or not?

 

Have you tried giving it a good brushing with a good clothes brush?   

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I bet the suit looks just as good as your others at a normal angle, Noodles. Love that fresco.
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Noodles, you do not need to go bespoke, and given your budget, you should not be looking for $4,000 suits (I assume Field is in this range). You have found a brand that you like and that looks great on you for $2,000. If you like your clothes and look good in them, bespoke may get you something slightly better and you may enjoy the process, but it's not necessary. Hobbyists like us have a tendency to shoot for perfection and to get really immersed in the process, but a lot of what SF is / should be about is simply dressing well and enjoying it. You now have 4 Formosas, your wedding suit, maybe one beater left. Your suit wardrobe is in way better shape than it was before. If there are any off-the-rack Formosas when the F/W stuff arrives, you should try to scoop one up. Go to B&T when you are in South Korea next and have the time. Consider SuitSupply for a beater / BlazerSuit so that you have a navy sport coat to wear with grey pants. You're on the verge of having a great suit wardrobe. Once you have 7 or so suits that you really like (and if the B&T stuff isn't to your liking), consider bespoke for fun but realize it's a luxury and an experience to be enjoyed. In the meantime, keep stocking up patiently on stuff that looks good on you.
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As has been pointed out in the past, you can get Steed MTM for essentially the same price as Formosa.

This. Noodles, Steed is an option and a pleasure to work with. You will get a different style of suit MTM for the same price as Formosa basically (1200 British Pounds which is approximately $2,000 fully canvassed, less if you go half-canvassed). You obviously do not have to use them, but you can get good MTM for a price comparable to Formosa if you wanted to try another style.
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Have you tried giving it a good brushing with a good clothes brush?   

Cheers,

Ac

I have not but will tonight, thank you.

Edit: another excuse to use my wonderful Kent garment brush.
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To me, this is mind boggling. I am speaking broadly, but I feel like B&S used to be more about near mint items in the vein of "I bought this and it didn't work out/it has sat in my closet for 3 months, so I am cutting my losses." Now it seems like it is an adjunct to eBay, with professional sellers selling brand new product and amateurs selling soiled garments.

And regular people who buy to flip.
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It didn't fit the member

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It is what it is. Suit is great. Fit could be better and I will just work out to make it look better. I cannot stand looking like an effing PEAR!

Thanks Archi!

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What have you been eating? You gained weight?
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Thread Starter 

I think it's that this is the lightest of his Formosas and thus the silhouette is emphasized more. He wore a Formosa the other day that didn't have the same effect at all. Mrs. Noodles has commented that all his Formosas fit like that and it's just the lightness of this that makes it stand out (so she agrees with me, in other words, about the color. It actually frustrates Noodles how often his wife and I agree on things :nodding:).

 

But in the end:

It is still an excellent suit and Noodles should wear it without worry.

 

He should not have a picnic attack and sell it for pennies on the dollar.

 

 

@unbelragazzo

Naughty, naughty. Though I do have a story about Korean condoms you might be interested in.

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Can someone explain the point of a singlet worn as an undershirt?
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