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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I WANT A SOLID COLLECTION OF SUITS AND OTHER MENSWEAR AND STOP ACTING LIKE A LITTLE KID GOING THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
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I have something to add here, as (1) I have similarly somewhat underdeveloped shoulders as The Noodles; (2) I have experience with Tom Ford suits (and BTW I just sold mine to another esteemed SF contributor - he should be taking delivery today); I have experience with Brunello Cucinelli.

 

OK, let's start with Tom Ford. Beautifully made for TF by Zegna Couture, and cut for an athletic build, with plenty of chest drape, room for large trapezius muscles, a very narrow waist, and considerable shoulder padding (which may help Noods - it certainly worked for me). Generally featuring unusual and very high quality cloths. TF suits are crazy expensive but you can see where your money is going.

 

 

 

 
Brunello Cucinelli - made for them by Isaia (or so I was told). Very lightly structured, but expertly made - they tend to hold their structure well despite employing a very light canvas. My suit has a little bit of shoulder padding, and is half-canvassed (in other words, floating half-canvas at chest, a tiny piece of canvas in the quarters, and some fusing in other areas). Beautiful cloth. My jacket is certainly not too short, but the pants are flat-front, low-rise and cut very narrow in the leg. Definitely a "directional" look. I like it a lot, except for those narrow trouser legs.
 

 

 

 

Now here's the thing: both my TF suit and my BC suit were bought at a 50% discount off retail, at "outlet" stores. I would never pay full price for these two brands. Much better to go bespoke for that kind of dough.

 

Noodles, my recommendation is that you come to sunny Sydney for a visit. Bring your lovely wife, live it large in the harbour city for a few days, and get fitted for a B&T masterpiece by @incontro . You know you want to.

post #36048 of 37408
How much longer is the bet with EliodA on for?
post #36049 of 37408
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I WANT A SOLID COLLECTION OF SUITS AND OTHER MENSWEAR AND STOP ACTING LIKE A LITTLE KID GOING THROUGH ADOLESCENCE

You know Greg comes to DC for fittings? Just apologize and schedule something for July.
post #36050 of 37408
Is it that time of the year again already?
post #36051 of 37408
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

How much longer is the bet with EliodA on for?

 

That one's off. Another little kid got in the way :D

post #36052 of 37408
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I have something to add here, as (1) I have similarly somewhat underdeveloped shoulders as The Noodles; (2) I have experience with Tom Ford suits (and BTW I just sold mine to another esteemed SF contributor - he should be taking delivery today); I have experience with Brunello Cucinelli.

 

OK, let's start with Tom Ford. Beautifully made for TF by Zegna Couture, and cut for an athletic build, with plenty of chest drape, room for large trapezius muscles, a very narrow waist, and considerable shoulder padding (which may help Noods - it certainly worked for me). Generally featuring unusual and very high quality cloths. TF suits are crazy expensive but you can see where your money is going.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 
Brunello Cucinelli - made for them by Isaia (or so I was told). Very lightly structured, but expertly made - they tend to hold their structure well despite employing a very light canvas. My suit has a little bit of shoulder padding, and is half-canvassed (in other words, floating half-canvas at chest, a tiny piece of canvas in the quarters, and some fusing in other areas). Beautiful cloth. My jacket is certainly not too short, but the pants are flat-front, low-rise and cut very narrow in the leg. Definitely a "directional" look. I like it a lot, except for those narrow trouser legs.
 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Now here's the thing: both my TF suit and my BC suit were bought at a 50% discount off retail, at "outlet" stores. I would never pay full price for these two brands. Much better to go bespoke for that kind of dough.

 

Noodles, my recommendation is that you come to sunny Sydney for a visit. Bring your lovely wife, live it large in the harbour city for a few days, and get fitted for a B&T masterpiece by @incontro . You know you want to.

Thank you @Coxsackie for being the only person to take me seriously. I am like a punching bag here.

 

My obsession with TF has more to do with how well it fit me and helped improve the look of my narrow shoulders. I definitely cannot afford to buy one at full price but if there is one at 50%, I would jump on it. 

Clearly not the best picture but here's a TF.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

B&T would be impossible with our boy expected to be born in October. Our annual visit to Seoul has usually been in September but that isn't happening this year. If I do get a B&T, it will be in Seoul...hopefully.


Edited by The Noodles - 5/6/16 at 4:26am
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You live in DC, right?  Perhaps this is too obvious of a suggestion, but it seems like Paul Stuart would be an obvious place to find something high quality, traditionally styled, and reasonably priced.

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Originally Posted by emynd View Post
 

You live in DC, right?  Perhaps this is too obvious of a suggestion, but it seems like Paul Stuart would be an obvious place to find something high quality, traditionally styled, and reasonably priced.

It has been mentioned before and thanks for reminding me. I think I might as well stop by there before Neiman Marcus.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

It has been mentioned before and thanks for reminding me. I think I might as well stop by there before Neiman Marcus.

 

I did a Formosa Made-to-Measure suit at the recent NYC Trunk Show and with the Trunk Show 15% discount...the suit comes out to about $1775.00.

 

That is a fucking deal. 

post #36057 of 37408

Seems like someone is on a mission to turn me into the next Mr. Six and have me buy all the Formosas that exist out there.

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post #36059 of 37408
I liked the other gif better

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I wasnt sure if I was going to buy more jackets but Formosas are insanely good value and great fit, especially on you Noodles.
Also I've said this before but @Mr. Six looks so damn good in the Formosas
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