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Originally Posted by John Grady Cole View Post


Epaulet appears to be rolling out a $600 suit that could fit your needs, more information here.

$600 isn't top of the line, of course, but generally Epaulet will give you decent bang for your buck.

Too bad they won't offer a short length. I'm really glad to see more competition in the $500-$750 range.
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Originally Posted by Nikolaus View Post
 

 

One of my favorite ties; for dark shirts. 

just to get an idea what we're dealing with :)) as far as my personal tastes go :D 

@sprout  @caustic man 

now I know why there was no advice for my wardrobe!! you've jumped the calendar!  scandal! 

as for the right year, we're in the year 2.830; from the foundation of the City of Rome; the Church inserted the birth of Christ (good 500 years later). 

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Thread Starter 
I am not sure what is going on here, but I speak for many, I think, in good naturedly suggesting you cease wearing that tie.

I'm on mobile, but I will provide elaboration in a bit
post #36469 of 37408

Here it's year 28.

According to the Chinese calendar it would be year 4714.

Your tie appears to be stuck in the 1950s.

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Here it's year 28.

According to the Chinese calendar it would be year 4714.

Your tie appears to be stuck in the 1950s.

1950? what??? be careful with jokes, I have a bucket of hot wax here and you might find a lot less feathers on you (after a depilation)

well, at least the tie is a classic piece :D I can wear if the next cold war erupts, and only the Lord knows, it's getting worse with the Russians. 

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At least not with a dark shirt...
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(Also, third of Ramadhan, 1437. What's the hurry?)
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

At least not with a dark shirt...

more info,... :D 

 

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(Also, third of Ramadhan, 1437. What's the hurry?)

We are not certain if we passed the Millenium bug or not; all the computers will freeze and the humanity will hit stone on stone, like in the Flintstones age. 

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With twins in tow, I ran into a Brooks Brothers store and (very) quickly tried on a few blazers and sports coats. First, the Fitzgerald blazer in my normal size seemed like a good fit, but I wasn't a fan of the skinny lapels. Then I grabbed a Madison, and had to size down from a 42S to a 41S, but the sport coat fit was pretty spot-on (at least compared to what I've found in my limited time hunting). Are there any other mid-range makers that are known to fit similar to the Madison sport coat cut? I tend to scour for deals on eBay and online stores, so having some names to look out for would be helpful.

 

Also, I couldn't seem to find the exact garments measurements anywhere. Would anybody happen to know where I can find the standard measurements for the Madison jackets?

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

With twins in tow, I ran into a Brooks Brothers store and (very) quickly tried on a few blazers and sports coats. First, the Fitzgerald blazer in my normal size seemed like a good fit, but I wasn't a fan of the skinny lapels. Then I grabbed a Madison, and had to size down from a 42S to a 41S, but the sport coat fit was pretty spot-on (at least compared to what I've found in my limited time hunting). Are there any other mid-range makers that are known to fit similar to the Madison sport coat cut? I tend to scour for deals on eBay and online stores, so having some names to look out for would be helpful.

 

Also, I couldn't seem to find the exact garments measurements anywhere. Would anybody happen to know where I can find the standard measurements for the Madison jackets?

 

I've never heard the words "spot-on" in used in the context of describing the Madison cut.  Before you buy, I suggest you post some pictures as the Madison is cut like a tent with really low arm holes.  Did you try on Regent?

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I too like BB's Madison fit. I have found that Hart Schaffner & Marx offers a similar fit, as well as Peter Millar, though they will be a bit pricier.

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Here's a photo. I have a chino suit of theirs that fits me very well, so I'm more concerned about the value and level of formality than about fit.


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Originally Posted by Nikolaus View Post

Posting a few pics would help a lot. 
Don't concentrate that much on a brand; you have to see how the cut fits your body biggrin.gif 
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

 

I've never heard the words "spot-on" in used in the context of describing the Madison cut.  Before you buy, I suggest you post some pictures as the Madison is cut like a tent with really low arm holes.  Did you try on Regent?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

I too like BB's Madison fit. I have found that Hart Schaffner & Marx offers a similar fit, as well as Peter Millar, though they will be a bit pricier.

 

 

I've not read great things about that cut either. Who knows, maybe in my rush to get in and out before my kids started tearing the place apart, I am confusing the piece I was wearing. I didn't have time to grab anything from the Regent line, although I read about it after I got home and it sounds appealing, especially with the larger drop. Anyway, I'm going to head back solo when I can and I'll take some pics then.

 

@Caustic Man , I tried a few Hart Schaffner sport coats I found at Saks in the past, but the consensus here was that they were all returns. 

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You can only wear that tie with black or deep blood red shirts.

Also, if you live in the matrix.
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@flvinny521 The Madison fit is fine. It's just their fullest cut. Obviously you will have to get it tailored, like almost every other piece of OTR clothing in the world, however the loose hanging drape is something I look for. As for HSM, the only question I would ask is did you like the fit? Forget the rhetoric and focus on good fabrics, finding the fit you want, and quality construction. Here is one of my Madison fit SCs. It's a 40R with the waist taken in a bit. I'm 6-1 170 lbs. Relaxed, yes. Tent-like, no.

 

 

ETA: One of my HSM jackets to show the similarity of fit:

 

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