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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Rudals, you like Daniel Craig/Bond a little too much.

I love me some James Bond, and as a kid, it was one of the first things that got me into tailored menswear, trying to figure out why Sean Connery's suits looked so great but most suits I saw didn't.

That said, the Daniel Craig clothing has been utter garbage ever since they left Brioni after Casino Royale. Even that one wasn't much for inspiration, but at least it fit him. Skyfall was particularly bad.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

Thank you for your detailed reply. Your original post did not come off as dismissive at all, if anything it was very helpful. Usually, I fret a little too much about precise measurements when shopping online, so it's good to know I can relax a little, as long as I can return the ordered item.

 

Looking forward on trying on a Formosa, assuming I don't spend my budget for clothes on something else in the meantime or on New York's many attractions, as every time I've been there I ended up spending it on restaurants and nightlife instead of clothing. I'll be in NY for a month this time though, so I'll make sure to save some extra for a Formosa. 

 

MF, FWIW my ideal measurement in the shoulders for the longest time was roughly 17.25 seam to seam, I also have a forward shoulders problem. I took a chance on a softer shouldered jacket that measured 18" seam to seam and IMO it fits very well. I've since branched out to 17"-18" in shoulder measurement for my purchases, taking shoulder construction into account and have been pleasantly surprised. YMMV ofc.

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

MF, FWIW my ideal measurement in the shoulders for the longest time was roughly 17.25 seam to seam, I also have a forward shoulders problem. I took a chance on a softer shouldered jacket that measured 18" seam to seam and IMO it fits very well. I've since branched out to 17"-18" in shoulder measurement for my purchases, taking shoulder construction into account and have been pleasantly surprised. YMMV ofc.

 

Thanks for the reply! So the softer the shoulder the smaller you can go, or does it work the opposite way?

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Thanks for the reply! So the softer the shoulder the smaller you can go, or does it work the opposite way?

You know in my experience I was able to go wider. I know somebody else said narrower. I suspect softer shoulder is just generally more forgiving?

Remember that the amount of fabric in the back and sleeve shape play major factors into shoulder divots as well and those are things that are difficult to determine with standard measurements.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

That said, the Daniel Craig clothing has been utter garbage ever since they left Brioni after Casino Royale. Even that one wasn't much for inspiration, but at least it fit him. Skyfall was particularly bad.


yeah but he adjusted his shirt cuff after a train demolished behind him. so yeah.
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London is definitely worth a visit, and Scotland is absolutely beautiful. I'm living on the Scottish coast at the moment, and I'm loving every second of it, despite the bad weather. Having said that, I'm looking forward to moving back to London again after the summer,


Monkeyface, are you in or near St. Andrews?  I seem to recall a fit from a ways back set there. 

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@Rudals, I'm happy to announce that your search for suits is OVER.

Forget Zegna Milanos
Forget Formosa and NMWA (sorry, @gdl203)
Forget Savile Row

This guy will sell you a Chinese fused replica of a Daniel Craig suit for $200!!!!


http://www.styleforum.net/t/205166/my-new-blog-about-james-bonds-suits/50_50#post_7089057


Simply amazing stuff.
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You have the nerve to suggest that DC has acceptable air quality? It's a fucking swamp, and the air is liquid!
DC's air is fine. Then again I live in Northern Virginia surrounded by trees, suicidal deers, and squirrels.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

@Rudals, I'm happy to announce that your search for suits is OVER.

Forget Zegna Milanos
Forget Formosa and NMWA (sorry, @gdl203)
Forget Savile Row

This guy will sell you a Chinese fused replica of a Daniel Craig suit for $200!!!!


http://www.styleforum.net/t/205166/my-new-blog-about-james-bonds-suits/50_50#post_7089057


Simply amazing stuff.
What makes you think I don't have this already...lol
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You have a midnight blue shawl tux?

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What makes you think I don't have this already...lol
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Pfffffff. I have that and I wear it to sleep.
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why a cymbal?
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its a high hat. WAYWT joke about my head gear in todays fit. smile.gif
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the famous davening hat?
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After the sizing issue with Vass wingtip scotchgrain shoe, I need a quick scotchgrain fix. (Still hoping to get those Vass relasted wider)

Thoughts on this Carmina? Don't know about the commando sole. You can see the treads the side. Nice thing about dainite is that the treads are invisible


http://epauletnewyork.com/products/alt-wien-semi-brogue-captoe-hand-burnished-brown-scotchgrain


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