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post #30541 of 37396
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

Are Boglioli's cotton blazers worth the money? I found one for about $300:


That's already pretty discounted.
post #30542 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

So insomnia gave me the chance to finally read through that Massdrop thread, and I'm surprised to see all these people talking excitedly about the wonderful madders that they're going to get. Don't they realize they're clearly just inque jette prints?



The white on the back of the tie is bad enough, but even the slightest run, pull or printing error will also reveal the white on the front.
That would be my concern.

well, I don't know that "ancient madder" and ink jet printing are exclusive (I'm not an expert on the matter). Ancient madder refers the the dyes which are used and the ties are typically printed on a gum twill silk, when screen printed the color go through the silk. There are cheap silks made this way as there are expensive silks made this way (same thing for ink jet). You'll find the likes of Kiton, Borrelli etc use these silks (and alot more that "hide it" by self tipping). These ties (which I described as "madder like" not ancient madder) have the attributes of madder ties, the chalky finish, the muted, saturated colors. If you don't like the back (its not as white as it seems in that pic, more light grey), that's your prerogative as a consumer but I assure you that there is no "white" bleeding through in the process that is used to print this silk. I've sold 50-60 of these ties and have yet to get one returned. If that did happen, I will gladly make things right.
post #30543 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


That's already pretty discounted.

Yeah, it's about 60% off MSRP. I'm happy with the price, I'm just curious about the overall value. Is that a good deal for one of their cotton jackets? Has anyone owned one?

post #30544 of 37396
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post
 

Yeah, it's about 60% off MSRP. I'm happy with the price, I'm just curious about the overall value. Is that a good deal for one of their cotton jackets? Has anyone owned one?

 

It entirely depends on whether it will fit you. They have a particular silhouette

post #30545 of 37396
Question for all the usual helpful posters who have been helping me rebuild my wordrobe through this thread. I'm in the market for a staple navy suit and a seasonal jacket.

I currently own a couple Suit Supply jackets that I'm fond of, but they may be too chopped in the tail, and going with a long size would be too slim. They have many cuts for suits that I could experiment with, but only a handful of jacket styles, all of which I'm worried will be a tad too short.

The other option I've been considering is going MTM through Kent Wang, specifically because it sounds like Kent himself helps advise the fitting process through pictures. However, despite my interest in menswear I've only owned three (poorly fitting) suits and a handful of jackets, meaning my hands-on-experience is still minimal. I've mostly learned what a proper fit is by lurking these boards.

So my question is, should I stick with Suit Supply as they are a reputable brand on these forums for my budget, and perhaps accept the jackets being 1/2 an inch too short? Or do I try MTM with KW (or a different brand, KW just seems to be fantastic for the price) and hope I don't screw up the process, and also deal with much more limited range of fabrics and patterns?

Any advice would be appreciated, as I'd like to begin purchasing pieces that don't need to be replaced after acquiring further knowledge.

Below are fit examples of me in my current jackets, so you can see if I'm overreacting to the jacket shortness or not.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



post #30546 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

 

It entirely depends on whether it will fit you. They have a particular silhouette

You're right; I've tried their jackets on in this size and they have fit me well. I think I'm going to go for it. Yoox accepts returns, so worst case scenario, I lose $7. I'm just tight on cash, but I need a new blazer. I want to make sure I get a decent value.

post #30547 of 37396
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post


well, I don't know that "ancient madder" and ink jet printing are exclusive (I'm not an expert on the matter). Ancient madder refers the the dyes which are used and the ties are typically printed on a gum twill silk, when screen printed the color go through the silk. There are cheap silks made this way as there are expensive silks made this way (same thing for ink jet). You'll find the likes of Kiton, Borrelli etc use these silks (and alot more that "hide it" by self tipping). These ties (which I described as "madder like" not ancient madder) have the attributes of madder ties, the chalky finish, the muted, saturated colors. If you don't like the back (its not as white as it seems in that pic, more light grey), that's your prerogative as a consumer but I assure you that there is no "white" bleeding through in the process that is used to print this silk. I've sold 50-60 of these ties and have yet to get one returned. If that did happen, I will gladly make things right.

 

Ed, sorry I didn't meant to accuse you of anything. In the opening post it is quite clear that you call it "madder like". I was referring to all the subsequent posters who are talking about those ties as if they are ancient skreen printed madders.

post #30548 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

Question for all the usual helpful posters who have been helping me rebuild my wordrobe through this thread. I'm in the market for a staple navy suit and a seasonal jacket.

I currently own a couple Suit Supply jackets that I'm fond of, but they may be too chopped in the tail, and going with a long size would be too slim. They have many cuts for suits that I could experiment with, but only a handful of jacket styles, all of which I'm worried will be a tad too short.

The other option I've been considering is going MTM through Kent Wang, specifically because it sounds like Kent himself helps advise the fitting process through pictures. However, despite my interest in menswear I've only owned three (poorly fitting) suits and a handful of jackets, meaning my hands-on-experience is still minimal. I've mostly learned what a proper fit is by lurking these boards.

So my question is, should I stick with Suit Supply as they are a reputable brand on these forums for my budget, and perhaps accept the jackets being 1/2 an inch too short? Or do I try MTM with KW (or a different brand, KW just seems to be fantastic for the price) and hope I don't screw up the process, and also deal with much more limited range of fabrics and patterns?

Any advice would be appreciated, as I'd like to begin purchasing pieces that don't need to be replaced after acquiring further knowledge.

Below are fit examples of me in my current jackets, so you can see if I'm overreacting to the jacket shortness or not.

FWIW, I voted for you in the linen challenge.
post #30549 of 37396
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

You're right; I've tried their jackets on in this size and they have fit me well. I think I'm going to go for it. Yoox accepts returns, so worst case scenario, I lose $7. I'm just tight on cash, but I need want a new blazer. I want to make sure I get a decent value.
SF members don't need new blazers. lol8[1].gif
post #30550 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


SF members don't need new blazers. lol8[1].gif

:lol: valid point

post #30551 of 37396

@CaptainTohm a few thoughts:

 

1. I hope these aren't example of a bad fit. These are, at the very least, more than adequate.

2. Don't be scared by Kent's MTM program. He makes it pretty dummy proof...just try the trial suit first.

3. You're really not limited by fabrics, as Kent will do CMT.

4. In regards to jacket length, this certainly wouldn't qualify as cropped in my book, at least as it has come to be named recently. Perhaps it is the slightest bit short, but certainly not to the point where you should be self conscious about it. Anyone who genuinely considers it an issue has far too much time on his hands.

 

It basically comes down to budget; if KW ends up being pricier than SS, ask yourself how much you value that little bit of extra fabrics at the back.

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SF kop culture mang
post #30553 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

Question for all the usual helpful posters who have been helping me rebuild my wordrobe through this thread. I'm in the market for a staple navy suit and a seasonal jacket.

I currently own a couple Suit Supply jackets that I'm fond of, but they may be too chopped in the tail, and going with a long size would be too slim. They have many cuts for suits that I could experiment with, but only a handful of jacket styles, all of which I'm worried will be a tad too short.

The other option I've been considering is going MTM through Kent Wang, specifically because it sounds like Kent himself helps advise the fitting process through pictures. However, despite my interest in menswear I've only owned three (poorly fitting) suits and a handful of jackets, meaning my hands-on-experience is still minimal. I've mostly learned what a proper fit is by lurking these boards.

So my question is, should I stick with Suit Supply as they are a reputable brand on these forums for my budget, and perhaps accept the jackets being 1/2 an inch too short? Or do I try MTM with KW (or a different brand, KW just seems to be fantastic for the price) and hope I don't screw up the process, and also deal with much more limited range of fabrics and patterns?

Any advice would be appreciated, as I'd like to begin purchasing pieces that don't need to be replaced after acquiring further knowledge.

Below are fit examples of me in my current jackets, so you can see if I'm overreacting to the jacket shortness or not. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Yeah, you look fine. I would say you look very good in your SS suits. Maybe not as good as others on this that wear MTM, but you look pretty good. Not sure what the upcharge is to get Kent Wang MTM, but my guess is that you're paying at most $600 for your SS suits? For $600, that's very good.

post #30554 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Ed, sorry I didn't meant to accuse you of anything. In the opening post it is quite clear that you call it "madder like". I was referring to all the subsequent posters who are talking about those ties as if they are ancient skreen printed madders.


I've followed that thread closely and don't remember anyone talking as if they were "ancient".
post #30555 of 37396
Good news for those that want to try NSM at a discount lol8[1].gif

NSM Announces MTM and SuSu MTM/Luxire's value proposition drops. Competition is great


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In Naples, “su misura” means bespoke, which has confused clients translating literally “to measure.” Up until now, Napolisumisura has offered only bespoke - every piece is cut from a pattern made just for that client; then loosely sewn together for a basted fitting; then adjusted until the client is happy with the finished garment.

Starting with our current trip, we will also offer made to measure. That is, we will take measurements; the client will choose a fabric and stylistic details; we will make the garment off of a standardized pattern that has been adjusted based on your measurements; then we will finish it directly. Our made to measure garments will be produced with the same quality and methods, but without fittings. This allows the client to have a beautiful finished product without the wait and expense of bespoke.

Prices for our made to measure garments are as follows:

Suits: 1,000 Euros plus cost of cloth

Jackets: 800 Euros plus cost of cloth

Trousers: 200 Euros plus cost of cloth

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Arrivederci.


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