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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I really wasn't going to purchase a TF suit... but just was pointing out that this seems like the only option.
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Yes, as for spending my money smarter, we are planning to put some wooden floors down (carpet no good for baby boy), get a nice car seat, diapers, sttoller, etc.

But my job requires that I dress up at least 3 to 4 times a week and I have been getting by with just 3 suits. Seems like Groundhog Day but I need to add more menswear.

My plan now is to visit the Paul Stuart store and go try some on and come back with some pictures.

...and thx for the congratulatory words.

Since this is the GNAT, I'll offer some of my own based on this comment, which I understand to be mostly tongue in cheek, or at the very least a reflection of The Noodle's forum persona and not necessarily something you genuinely believe.

Life is about making choices. Succeeding in life is generally about making good choices and responsible choices. I'd like to drive an Icon FJ45 and have my wife drive the vintage Porsche of her dreams. Instead, I drive a used Prius and she a used minivan. That way we are also able to feed the children we have, and clothe and shelter them.

It is possible to raise a child, boy or girl, in a carpeted domicile. It's been done before. It's also possible to look good in Hickey Freeman or thrifted Polo.

The idea that purchasing several Tom Ford suits is anybody's only option is absurd, even in this thread.

And although I don't have enough experience dressing in suit and tie on a daily basis, it seems to me that wearing a suit once a week is not likely to wear it out in a too short time span.
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"We" still haven't bought a suit for Noodles? Lolz
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Speaking as someone who has been to Derby the whole reason that people dress in bright colors is to joyously celebrate the return of warm weather. If warm weather has not returned then wear something weather appropriate and don't worry too much about wearing "Derby colors".

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Why doesn't noodles go the SuSu route with some tailoring?

This entire faux debacle is an exercise in analysis paralysis. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I really wasn't going to purchase a TF suit... but just was pointing out that this seems like the only option.

Yes, as for spending my money smarter, we are planning to put some wooden floors down (carpet no good for baby boy), get a nice car seat, diapers, sttoller, etc.

But my job requires that I dress up at least 3 to 4 times a week and I have been getting by with just 3 suits. Seems like Groundhog Day but I need to add more menswear.

My plan now is to visit the Paul Stuart store and go try some on and come back with some pictures.

...and thx for the congratulatory words.

At this point, you should know enough about menswear to find a few things in your price range that look good on you. You should also avoid excessive generalizations. You could find something in a soft Neapolitan style that looks amazing on you, even though you seem to think that you'd benefit from jackets with a bit more structure. Your current Neapolitan suits all look good on you, though the cut does flatter some others more. Try stuff on (and wear proper trousers, a shirt and tie when you do so you can actually realistically simulate how the jacket is going to fit: telling you this last part is indeed Groundhog Day). If you like the way it looks on you based on the more informed opinions you have from hanging out here and the value proposition is there, get it. Problem solved.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Why doesn't noodles go the SuSu route with some tailoring?


This entire faux debacle is an exercise in analysis paralysis. 

Because that would be logical and would solve his problems. SuitSupply MTO / MTM would be an option too. Once you have a jacket and cut that fits you well, making minor changes (or just getting to choose your fabric) should be easy.
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I don't understand what is wrong with suit supply. It seems to fit him well enough, and if not there are always MTM/altering options.

 

If you want better, just take a trip to hong kong ;)

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My experience might not translate perfectly for Noodles, but I'd recommend at least ordering the Kent Wang trial suit to see how you like it.  If it's not for you, it's not for you, and you're out a whole twenty bucks for shipping.  

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

My experience might not translate perfectly for Noodles, but I'd recommend at least ordering the Kent Wang trial suit to see how you like it.  If it's not for you, it's not for you, and you're out a whole twenty bucks for shipping.  

 

But that would also make sense and won't require paying an insane amount of money for something that gets ooh's and ahh's from passerby's.


I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm an immigrant to the US and I don't know what noodles' history here is (i.e. immigrated/born/whathaveyou), but one thing I've noticed with immigrant families is that many of them have to outwardly display new found wealth. I'm not sure if there is even more social pressure to do this in Korean families/culture, but it is definitely something I have noticed with immigrants more so than many people whose families have grown up here. 

Yes, anyone can be frugal or irresponsible with money, and I'm not suggesting that noodles is the latter, but I definitely sense an additional pressure to show off that one has 'made it' here when one's family has immigrated or has come from more humble origins.

 

I believe we might be feeding this beast, not sure if his wife is as well...

 

Or maybe I've just had the student mindset for so long that I don't ever see myself not living in squalor...

post #36115 of 37427
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I don't understand what is wrong with suit supply. It seems to fit him well enough, and if not there are always MTM/altering options.

 

If you want better, just take a trip to hong kong ;)

 

At the price, not much I suppose.  But it’s going to vary from person to person.

 

For me:

 

(1)  The model which fits me best after a few simple alterations ("Lazio," as it happens) has a lapel that’s a bit wider than I like.

(2)  The same model has a buttoning point a bit higher than I like.

(3)  The quality of the cloth seems pretty variable.

(4)  The functional sleeve buttons aren’t always positioned ideally.

(5)  You can’t get a second pair of trousers, which limits the useful life expectancy of the suit.

(6)  The trousers are too narrow and the rise too low.

 

Other people have other issues.

 

None of this is intended to discourage people from trying Suit Supply suits or jackets or buying them if they find them appropriate, it’s just to acknowledge the undeniable differences from one person to the next.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

My experience might not translate perfectly for Noodles, but I'd recommend at least ordering the Kent Wang trial suit to see how you like it.  If it's not for you, it's not for you, and you're out a whole twenty bucks for shipping.  

[...]  I don't know what noodles' history here is [...]

 

All of the relevant information can be found in this thread (supplemented, perhaps, by reading DressedWell).

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #36117 of 37427
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

My experience might not translate perfectly for Noodles, but I'd recommend at least ordering the Kent Wang trial suit to see how you like it.  If it's not for you, it's not for you, and you're out a whole twenty bucks for shipping.  

 

I had actually considered trying this until Wang made a number of anti-structure comments over on WAYWRN a few months back, all of which left me with the impression that his house style would not suit me.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Noodles, Tom Ford suits were mentioned in Captain America Civil War!
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'Murica, fuck yeah!
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I won't spoil the one liner but it was good
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