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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

So, I just looked up the cost of a HB blazer on Nordstrom and they run $219-$450. So I don't agree with you on the price. If you get one on the low side of these numbers it would be a very good deal.

I don't think 99% of the population knows or cares if a jacket is fused or not and most of all couldn't tell the difference. I certainly can't see a difference just looking at someone wearing a HB suit.


A well tailored, properly fused jacket with quality fabric will look better than a poorly tailored, low quality cloth jacket that is canvased.

Where can you buy a low-quality RTW fully-canvassed jacket in 2015?
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Originally Posted by turkoftheplains View Post


Where can you buy a low-quality RTW fully-canvassed jacket in 2015?


Surely not RTW, but the worst traveling tailor/tourist/online custom can have entertaining fit issues that far exceed what is possible with RTW.

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Originally Posted by turkoftheplains View Post

Where can you buy a low-quality RTW fully-canvassed jacket in 2015?

It will look better if you just wear a shirt and tie.
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

It will look better if you just wear a shirt and tie.
Ah, but for me only the shoddiest craftsmanship will do. I want nothing less than total, unflinching ham-fisted ass-headed incompetence in my tailoring.
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Originally Posted by turkoftheplains View Post


Ah, but for me only the shoddiest craftsmanship will do. I want nothing less than total, unflinching ham-fisted ass-headed incompetence in my tailoring.

 

You can let me make you a jacket then. :D

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Speaking of affordable RTW, I have to say the flannel stuff Suit Supply has really hit the mark. I especially like that they are quite wearable as separates, the styling's good, with the patch pockets making it quite versatile, lapels not too thin. I do find though that every salesperson I met here tried to get me to make it slimmer/shorter, and make me wear a smaller size than appropriate, but, well, aside from that.

 

The cashmere jacket and overcoat, so far, also seems really good value. There's basically no other way to get 100% cashmere at that price new, and I assume there isn't some huge quality issue, maybe there will be, but it drapes well, and feels really nice, for what it costs, seems like quite a bargain, but I'll be careful and see how it holds, in case I have to ear my words.

 

It's a pity that Havana fits me really poorly, because I like some of those designs more. I also think they have some pretty trashy materials/designs, but I guess that's how it goes. I also think the stylized way they photoshop their pictures make their suits look worse. The way they style it also makes it really hard to see how it'd look like on a model. Would be much better if they just showed the suits and jackets on a person in a plainish shirt. If they have the budget do that and a more complicated outfit, but honestly, a lot of their stupid ties and vests and shit really distracts from trying to see how it looks.

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I have flannel from SS. Like it a lot.

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Me too.

 

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

I have my first fitting with BnT this weekend - will take some snaps fing02%5B1%5D.gif

Please do 😀
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for those of you who havent seen, SW&D is doing a pretty amazing challenge this week

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/510213/sw-d-pumpkin-spice-challenge-october-18-nov-4/0_50

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

You write like a junkie, who has started out with booze and grass, dabbled with coke, and now is seriously contemplating heroin. Sartorial splendor can be so addictive . . .
I think mine can be turned into a TV show...can be a comedy or a documentary on a mental person. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

My first suit was MWH.

The only way Caocao gets BnT is if he wires me the money right now and I then pass it on to Changjin with the explicit instructions to not allow Caocao a refund and to refuse all communication not concerning fabric or fittings.

The. Only. Way.
^nice tie clags
Someone give me credit for actually flying out to Seoul! And bonus pts for calling bnt to inquire. Like I told Clag, I had some things that came up that prevented me (or just a poor excuse). But basically, when I mentioned fabrics like H&S and the likes, my price shot up to 3,000 USD. But I know they have nice fabric in stock.

Coming in 2016 - New BnT Suit for Noodles
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Ain't gonna happen.
I was going to agree but I remembered switching from a 38R to a 40R, which many predicted was never going to happen.
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post


Coming in 2016 - New BnT Suit for Noodles

I was going to agree but I remembered switching from a 38R to a 40R, which many predicted was never going to happen.

I think we're talking about another degree of difficulty here. But anyway, why not make a bet? I'll buy you a nice tie to go with that suit, if you indeed manage to get a BnT suit before the end of next year. If not, you buy me a tie. Deal?
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I think we're talking about another degree of difficulty here. But anyway, why not make a bet? I'll buy you a nice tie to go with that suit, if you indeed manage to get a BnT suit before the end of next year. If not, you buy me a tie. Deal?

He is never going to BnT. You can save your cash.

I gave up on Noodles
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I think we're talking about another degree of difficulty here. But anyway, why not make a bet? I'll buy you a nice tie to go with that suit, if you indeed manage to get a BnT suit before the end of next year. If not, you buy me a tie. Deal?
Deal. Does MTM suit count too?
How much (excluding shipping and tax) should the limit be on the tie? $150?

@kulata
I understand. But I switched from 38 to 40 to buying those (blank) suits, of which I own four. It can happen. I blame myself.
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Deal. Does MTM suit count too?
How much (excluding shipping and tax) should the limit be on the tie? $150?

No easy way out, only the real deal of course. Come on, man, they're from your home country. You would offend them if you'd go the US MTM route.
The limit is what you are willing to spend. I'll be happy with any tie, even if it's from Jos A Banks or so. It will be my trophy. smile.gif
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