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I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.

Site says 130 Euros..what am I doing wrong?!

Um, conducting business in euros?
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Site says 130 Euros..what am I doing wrong?!

I'm on their new US website, where everything is in terms of dollars 

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I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.

I have a bad habit of reading too fast and skipped over the 'belts'sand thought Skoak was selling Carmina shoes for $105. So disappointed.
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On that note, I was curious to know how many people wear OTC socks and in what situations. Is it more a formal wear thing or do people wear them with chinos/linen as well?

For me, jeans get half socks because there's no risk of my jeans riding up over the ankle and exposing leg.

In warm weather when I'm wearing thin cotton khakis or chinos, I wear super short socks that aren't visible at all.

When I'm wearing dress pants or a suit, I wear only OTC. I think a 4-inch strip of exposed hairy man leg between dress socks and dress trousers is unforgivable.
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So I am about to start rebuilding my wardrobe and have a question.

Can someone speak to how Brunello Cucineli jackets fits compared to say...a Zegna or a Fxrxmxsx?

I am considering this one below and will likely stop by the store to try it on.

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Can someone speak to how Brunello Cucineli jackets fits compared to say...a Zegna or a Fxrxmxsx?

 

Certainly, Cuccinelli would be one of the most expensive ways to acquire a full canvas jacket. In my experience, they are too short. If you look at the image, you see that the sleeves are roughly the length of the jacket itself. That is a clear sign of a non-classical length. I have also had bad quality experience with a pair of C. trousers, so I will firmly stay away from that brand.

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My impression of BC is that it is remarkably over-priced. For as much as their suits cost I could simply go bespoke with a highly reputable tailor.

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Cucinelli is very cool soft pieces but if you had issue fitting pieces with little to no padding then you will hate cucinelli.

I agree with above also, the jackets are cut really short and the pants slim. The jackets fit me decently well but for the $3500-$5000 I can get Ring which fits and feels about the same at less than half the cost.
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Certainly, Cuccinelli would be one of the most expensive ways to acquire a full canvas jacket. In my experience, they are too short. If you look at the image, you see that the sleeves are roughly the length of the jacket itself. That is a clear sign of a non-classical length. I have also had bad quality experience with a pair of C. trousers, so I will firmly stay away from that brand.

+1 to this.

Short jacket, but nice soft construction. Also, for the same price you can get three Formosa suits.
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Certainly, Cuccinelli would be one of the most expensive ways to acquire a full canvas jacket. In my experience, they are too short. If you look at the image, you see that the sleeves are roughly the length of the jacket itself. That is a clear sign of a non-classical length. I have also had bad quality experience with a pair of C. trousers, so I will firmly stay away from that brand.

Thank you.

I was going to wait but the jacket in the picture did look way too short and wondered if it was just the model.

I guess I will stick with Tom Ford.

 

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Cucinelli is very cool soft pieces but if you had issue fitting pieces with little to no padding then you will hate cucinelli.

I agree with above also, the jackets are cut really short and the pants slim. The jackets fit me decently well but for the $3500-$5000 I can get Ring which fits and feels about the same at less than half the cost.
I have never tried Ring but if Cucinelli is even less padded then I am cross that off the list.
Thanks, Justin.
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My impression of BC is that it is remarkably over-priced. For as much as their suits cost I could simply go bespoke with a highly reputable tailor.

 

Agree. Also, why your trousers looking a bit roomy nowadays in WAYWRN? Did you decide to change or is it just me? 

 

To bespoke or to not bespoke.

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It's just you. I have actually been going slimmer this last year.

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Do you have any TF yet?

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Maybe I'm missing something, but wasn't Formosa too pricey to do a complete wardrobe overhaul?

 

Also, I may be opening a whole giant can of worms, but what it is you dislike about Formosa? From what I've seen, they look to fit you very well.

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Noodles had a little sizing variation, adjusted one anyway before complaining, said some silly things, put it behind him.  I think that's a fair summary.  Let's leave canned worms lie.

 

Noodles, my dear fellow.  Turn away from the shiny things a minute, and try this: find a good size for you.  The jacket with the best shoulder width, the jacket with the best chest dimensions pit to pit, the jacket with the best length.  Those three basics, in jackets you already own.  They might not even be the same jacket.  If you're lucky, one jacket or suit will be just right.  Take those three measurements - oh, I forgot the best sleeve length, but let's assume they're mostly all adjusted anyway, so measure that too.  Then take your favourite trousers, check the front and rear rise, real waist size, thigh, knee and ankle width.  Maybe all of these things are in one perfect suit you love, but I suspect not.  So just put all those measurements together.  The actual measurement of the thing that fits you best in that area.  

 

Now go and find some suits that size.  Whether they're from Tom Ford, Suit Supply or Honest Spoo's Used Suit Mart.  Even from one maker, some will fit well and some won't.  But if you start with your own ideal dimensions rather than the brand you think you want, you might end up finding a consistently good fit with one maker.  Or resign yourself to just trying shit on.  Which isn't a bad thing.

 

Good luck, Noodles. x

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^ I think he finds the joy in looking, not finding.
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