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The rtw Formosa's look like the are bespoke. I've seen a customer of Greg's put the jacket on for the first time and it looked better than any jacket I had ever seen. If a rtw cut works for your body there is in fact no need for bespoke unless you're looking for something particular. I just wish I could fit into one those Formosa suits shog[1].gif.

 

I popped in to Greg's warehouse and tried on a Formosa suit. It didn't fit me at all. I tried on a second one. Just as bad. I tried on a third one. Utter magic. Brilliant. Instant kop, and budget be damned.

 

They certainly are beautifully made. But that experience has taught me that buying suits online might be risky.

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Is there a dedicated thread to discuss the optimal t-shirt to wear when exercising?
I have tried various contenders but still not reached that golden ratio of ergonomics, quality, and ubiquity (not something I have to go to Nepal to find).
What sort of exercise? Anything but cotton if you are breaking a sweat anyway.
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What sort of exercise? Anything but cotton if you are breaking a sweat anyway.

 

A recommendation for *gasp* synthetics on SF?

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What sort of exercise? Anything but cotton if you are breaking a sweat anyway.

 

No crazy ironman lifting helicopters or anything, just light aerobic exercise. Not majorly sweat inducing.

Biggest problem is nothing is ever available in XS. Only thing I've liked so far that fits is Veilance merino t-shirt, but I don't think it's a permanent collection.

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Merino is good, especially in winter which I guess you guys are in now, but it's a pain in the ass to constantly wash everytime unlike say a merino knit. It's summer here so pretty much breathable polyester for me. Easy to wear, easy to wash and not too precious. The mens Lululemon stuff is very good I reckon.
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Have you tried UnderArmour compression t-shirts @sprout2 ?? I have those and Nike compression t-shirts and they are wonderful for everything (lifting weights, plyometrics, bodyweight exercises, aerobics, etc.). 

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Merino is good, especially in winter which I guess you guys are in now, but it's a pain in the ass to constantly wash everytime unlike say a merino knit. It's summer here so pretty much breathable polyester for me. Easy to wear, easy to wash and not too precious. The mens Lululemon stuff is very good I reckon.

I heard that the problem with merino is durability. Can you comment on that? Many thanks,

I saw the other day a 50 merino/50 polyester shirt, but it was on the 'camper/camping section' rather than in the sports section so I am not sure if they can be used when doing extreme exercise (by extreme I mean long distance/high intensity). My main issue is that I sweat profusely so the polyester ones only last me a season.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Merino is good, especially in winter which I guess you guys are in now, but it's a pain in the ass to constantly wash everytime unlike say a merino knit. It's summer here so pretty much breathable polyester for me. Easy to wear, easy to wash and not too precious. The mens Lululemon stuff is very good I reckon.

 

How is merino supposed to be washed?

I liked the feel and movement.

 

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Have you tried UnderArmour compression t-shirts @sprout2 ?? I have those and Nike compression t-shirts and they are wonderful for everything (lifting weights, plyometrics, bodyweight exercises, aerobics, etc.). 

 

Haven't tried. No muscles here to compress. Will look into it.

 

I guess primarily I'm looking for something that feels barely there. I have running shorts from Iffley Road, and they are made in some kind of space-age Italian nylon fabric that is super slinky. Looking for something nice like that for shirt. Not necessarily performance, just comfort.

 

Looked at Lululemon, no XS. Maybe this will have to wait until I go back to Asia...FML

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

What do you guys think is the most versatile/wearable spring/summer tie. I have a few in mind, but I'm interested in what you guys think.

Green or tobacco silk knit.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

I popped in to Greg's warehouse and tried on a Formosa suit. It didn't fit me at all. I tried on a second one. Just as bad. I tried on a third one. Utter magic. Brilliant. Instant kop, and budget be damned.

 

They certainly are beautifully made. But that experience has taught me that buying suits online might be risky.

 

I was under the impression the formosas offered at NMWA were all of the same cut? Was the 3rd suit cut differently? Thanks. 

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Merino is good, especially in winter which I guess you guys are in now, but it's a pain in the ass to constantly wash everytime unlike say a merino knit. It's summer here so pretty much breathable polyester for me. Easy to wear, easy to wash and not too precious. The mens Lululemon stuff is very good I reckon.

Why not cotton? (JW because I've always used cotton) and doesn't merino keep you really warm?

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Originally Posted by fllick View Post
 

 

I was under the impression the formosas offered at NMWA were all of the same cut? Was the 3rd suit cut differently? Thanks. 

some have different shoulder styles, and the third one he tried IIRC was also linen, so it might have draped differently. 

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Originally Posted by fllick View Post
 

 

I was under the impression the formosas offered at NMWA were all of the same cut? Was the 3rd suit cut differently? Thanks. 

 

Apparently Formosa measurements can be somewhat inconsistent. Much to the frustration of a certain member here, who's been whining about that in the past for pages long on this thread...

 

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Why not cotton? (JW because I've always used cotton) and doesn't merino keep you really warm?

 

Merino wicks away moisture, whereas cotton absorbs it. Not nice when you're sweating from exercising. That being said, I prefer synthetics for sports wear. Yes, it gets smelly, but you have to wash it anyway.

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Thread Starter 

I think it's alright for a suit or jacket to vary in measurements within reason. I imagine this has always been the case, but since until recently, the majority of people bought clothes in person, it probably wasn't an issue. That's probably why places like SuSu and NMWA offer free returns.

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

 

How is merino supposed to be washed?

I liked the feel and movement.

 

 

Haven't tried. No muscles here to compress. Will look into it.

 

I guess primarily I'm looking for something that feels barely there. I have running shorts from Iffley Road, and they are made in some kind of space-age Italian nylon fabric that is super slinky. Looking for something nice like that for shirt. Not necessarily performance, just comfort.

 

Looked at Lululemon, no XS. Maybe this will have to wait until I go back to Asia...FML

Plain white v necks, iffy quality. Just treat them as beaters and be done with them when they go the shit.

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