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post #2926 of 37395
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

L2BR

 

Honestly, it's too short (forgetting everything else). Wears like the 29 inch in you pics a few posts ago. The vent is gaping a bit, button stance too high for your current tastes (which are appropriate). Shoulders aren't as clean as they could be (see Rudals 38 Isaia versus his 40 Zegna). Not a fan of the elbow patches but you'll be seeing those for a while (really popular last few years in Europe).

 

I say return. This is the thing about YOOX, a crapshoot. My two cents.

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Also @luv2breformed, it could just be my eye, but the buttoning point seems far too high.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

L2B, due to your posterior, err on the side of long for your jacket lengths. It might be possible for a tailor to let it out at the back to decrease the vent gaping.

 

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Send the jacket back, for sure.

-Too short
-Too tight in the torso

 

Dang, I thought it looked kinda nice. Glad I consulted you guys before I snipped the tags.

 

My thoughts were as follows:

 

1. The buttoning stance is too high for my preference, it's about 3 inches above my navel however the quarters are closed enough that I don't see my belt so I'm ok with it.

 

2. I always get vent gaping. ALWAYS. Whenever I get jackets my tailor needs to do 2 alterations almost every time. Lengthen sleeves, and let out material in the side seams (on a center vent).  I guess I'm just used to it. =/

 

3. My right shoulder is always messed up. I bet I have a sloping shoulder or something, but no matter what whenever I get a jacket the right shoulder looks jacked.

 

4. I don't mind the length. It covers my rear, but I can see what Clags is saying about the vent gaping accentuating it . . . Just measured the length and sure enough it's 29". That puts me off it a bit more.

 

I'll send 'er back, but I'm getting kinda frustrated trying to find a staple patch pocket navy blazer. Thanks for the help guys!

post #2927 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Yes he does.Also, do people buy Isaia lapel pins? Like....to pretend they're wearing Isaia?
I hate people.

OH HAI!!!! they are fucking awesome and i want one. does that surprise you?

up until now i would never pay for one tho. but i am reconsidering if only to give you grief.

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l2b - biggest issue with that for me is the super closed quarters.
post #2928 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post



Also, do people buy Isaia lapel pins? Like....to pretend they're wearing Isaia?

I hate people.

I hear that, but then Is it really any better to wear an Isaia pin on a forrealz Isaia suit? On an abstract level it's a cute little coral thingie, but at the end of the day it's a luxury clothing logo, albeit one less recognized by the general public. Anybody remember the guy here who used to wear Ferrari themed clothing? Would it be any worse if he wore that crap and didn't own a Ferrari? Not an apples to apples comparison I'll grant you, but an image of that guy just popped into my head and I thought it would be a fun mention.
post #2929 of 37395
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

I hear that, but then Is it really any better to wear an Isaia pin on a forrealz Isaia suit? On an abstract level it's a cute little coral thingie, but at the end of the day it's a luxury clothing logo, albeit one less recognized by the general public. Anybody remember the guy here who used to wear Ferrari themed clothing? Would it be any worse if he wore that crap and didn't own a Ferrari? Not an apples to apples comparison I'll grant you, but an image of that guy just popped into my head and I thought it would be a fun mention.

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His presence is missed.
post #2930 of 37395
^ Didn't he die? Or was that kitonbrioni?
post #2931 of 37395
If I remember correctly Kitonbrioni was the one who had cancer, right? I don't think PTWilliams died. At least, I hope he didn't.
post #2932 of 37395
The later.
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Last thing I can find on the subject is this.
post #2934 of 37395
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


They're a big fucking deal on fleabay.

I like the look of them too. Cool color. Less frilly than a felt flower lapel decoration. And certainly cooler than a flagpin

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Cool ties..

post #2935 of 37395
Good to see JRD back active on this thread.

Just made an appointment, finally, with Mr. Field Tailoring and will have my recent acquisition fitted to me. I will also talk to him about the whole bespoke process and if he could "guide" me. The turnaround time is 3 weeks.

Good thing I have access to a great tailor. I found out that my old tailor was a two-faced crook who borrowed $200k from my friend's dad and never paid him back. I only found this out when I took the friend to that tailor and...the dad was very pissed when he found out. He said, "Get your suit and come out immediately!" Plus he would turn me away if the alterations easnt gonna make him much money.
post #2936 of 37395
Have you dealt with Mr. Field before?
post #2937 of 37395
will is the man. great tailor and a great dude.
post #2938 of 37395

first time at Mr. Field.

post #2939 of 37395
Stitch recommends, which is a good sign.

I'm generally an advocate of integrating bespoke pieces into your wardrobe (though I fully admit that RTW has its place). In your case specifically, you have a need of something that could be totally boss if bespoken.
post #2940 of 37395

I believe he is well respected in the DC region and on SF. Here's an interview with Mr. Field done some time ago if anyone cares.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/308386/an-interview-with-william-p-field-ii-of-field-english-custom-tailors

 

 

I just hope I can get as much fat off from my mid section. Lord help me. 

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