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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Obviously there is no way that I will spend 5000 USD on that suit. But I kept on looking at the lapels and thought TF doesnt do narrow peak but seems like he does. Lapels aside, is the fit on this good? Much better than ( )? I am not sure why but it seems the pear effect is non-existent. How is the fit besides the lapels? Should I pursue this type of styling?
Thx RTC for the feedback and good to see you back(?)

 

Yeah, you could give padded and roped shoulders a try. Seems like it balances out the pear. Neapolitan styling isn't the perfect cut for everyone.

post #26927 of 37428
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Looking to be more efficient with closet storage. Does anyone use pant trolleys? Seems like an ideal solution because the trolley would fit in a section below my wive's dresses.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/woodlore-pant-trolley/118840

Like Noodles, I used the clamp system, but ran outta room. I switched to trolleys and use the clamp hangers to help de-wrinkle what I wore the previous day or two.

Here's a pic from a while back …
post #26928 of 37428
Yup. I was told to try Formosa suits on this thread but it looks like I went all in, instead of just trying one and moving onto other brands. If Zegna makes TF suits, I am guessing TF isn't a purely British style.

Here comes a picnic attack!
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You'll be hard pressed to find British RTW in the U.S. If you want stronger shoulders, best try Roman like Brioni or Zegna Roma. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Yup. I was told to try Formosa suits on this thread but it looks like I went all in, instead of just trying one and moving onto other brands. If Zegna makes TF suits, I am guessing TF isn't a purely British style.

Here comes a picnic attack!

From what I can tell, the TF looks good. So do the Formosa suits. They're just different. And the latter are half the cost of the former. There is nothing wrong with variety, but also nothing wrong with going all in on something that works. No need for picnic attacks. If you go to B and Tailor, they will give you something a bit different too. Have fun.
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Thread Starter 

I disagree with archibald here. Sort of. There isn't anything wrong in going all in with something that works. But it also isn't the wisest approach either, as it then precludes the purchase of anything that might work differently and/or better.

 

Fortunately, your "mistake" has left you with several very nice suits that do work for you. You've definitely no need to have a picnic attack. And you've also learned that Neapolitan shoulder types might not be the best (which is not to say bad) for you. Now we just need to wait for @gdl203 to start carrying jackets and suits with a British influence.

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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

You'll be hard pressed to find British RTW in the U.S. If you want stronger shoulders, best try Roman like Brioni or Zegna Roma. 

Or a bunch of Soutwick cuts, or a bunch of Samuelsohn cuts, or HF, or Brooks Brothers, or... you get the idea. Strong shoulders aren't hard to find.
post #26933 of 37428
Thread Starter 

I believe that Noodles recently tried on a HF that fit him well. Don't know what line it was. Hopefully a good one.

 

What about Oxxford?

post #26934 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I believe that Noodles recently tried on a HF that fit him well. Don't know what line it was. Hopefully a good one.

What about Oxxford?

Expensive, but good. They have a bunch of cuts ranging from "fat old man" to something more SF approved. You can get a MTM Samuelsohn for $500 less than a RTW Formosa on sale, after tailoring credits. There are a lot of good options out there.
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So Claghorn, we basically agree.
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Shoulders look good on you Noodles. Would help if you could go back sometime and take a shot while also wearing the pants to get a real idea of how the suit fits your frame vs your Formosas. I didn't really think the lapel looked narrow, Monkeyface, maybe just not the wide Neopolitan style we're used to seeing on here, or did you mean the peak itself seeming a little diminutive?


I'm not sure what all makes the Suit Supply York line "inspired" by British tailoring but did you ever try that while at SS? Charles Tyrwhitt sells suits but I think they're fused, definitely overpriced, and they don't seem to have the padded and roped shoulders that I think MF is right to recommend you consider. I don't know if something like Todd Snyder's White Label line "drape cut" (quotes because it's an approximation of what that phrase references) would help or worsen the hip/shoulder issue, but the line has those horrendous slim lapels so that's out anyway.


How about Southwick? I've got a piece from Epaulet I like quite a bit.

post #26937 of 37428
Picnic attack is in full swing!
All you can see are two pictures but I had a good look at the jacket, and was damn fine. Obviously, it is only a jacket and I am wearing an undershirt and a polo shirt. It is an unfair comparison but this surprised me. At first I thut "Oh shoot, TF looks so good. Did I blow money on the Formosa suits?!" But it is just different styling and wrong styling. If the general concensus is that both look nice then that's prob true. Maybe the fact that TF looked different took me by surprise.

Someone mentioned that STEED offers Brit style
post #26938 of 37428
Thread Starter 

On an unrelated note: LaMacrus Aldridge said he's taking a few days to mull over the various free agency offers he's received. Yet he was seen having lunch with Gregg Popovich today. 

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No such thing as a generic brit style

Steed creates a soft and draped garment, not exactly what you should move to from a formosa

Based on what's readily available try structured italian brands: D'avenza, St. Andrews, Pal Zileri Sartorial, Ravazzolo, Brioni, Corneliani, Canali
post #26940 of 37428
Steed is British Noodles, so yes. Keep in mind that not all British tailors are alike, though Saville Row tends to produce jackets with a bit more structure than Naples. Steed does a form of the drape cut, which has a bit more fabric in the chest area and at times some shoulder extension. This tends to be softer than something like Huntsman, which will be more structured and dramatic in appearance. There are also more middle of the road options. Each has its advantages and devotees.
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