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post #6901 of 37395
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


Gorgeous suit, though not exactly CBD. Unless you're the CEO... wink.gif

Not the CEO, but I wonder if a Director can wear this...:lurk:

post #6902 of 37395
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I feel Noodles should put all his money in his wife's LV wallet for safe keeping until a new Formosa in his size. Doubtful anyone will support the idea of DB suits before you acquire the necessary SB suits.

She's already stashed couple of thousands in cash into her tin can box that she hides from me. I call it the black box. Once it goes in, you never see it again. 

post #6903 of 37395
Aren't you a professional man of numbers, Noodles? Why don't you go hunting on Fleabay for some good suit pickups? Use the chest, shoulder, and length measurements you know fit you. (18 to 18.5 shoulder, and 21.5 inch chest, no?)

Then you can get a NMWA Formosa in the fall.

But you need some cheaper, well fitting suits in the mean time. I'd imagine that your coworkers have noticed that none of your suits fit... What the heck have you been wearing now that you sold your well fitting grey Zegna?
post #6904 of 37395
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Aren't you a professional man of numbers, Noodles? Why don't you go hunting on Fleabay for some good suit pickups? Use the chest, shoulder, and length measurements you know fit you. (18 to 18.5 shoulder, and 21.5 inch chest, no?)

Then you can get a NMWA Formosa in the fall.

But you need some cheaper, well fitting suits in the mean time. I'd imagine that your coworkers have noticed that none of your suits fit... What the heck have you been wearing now that you sold your well fitting grey Zegna?

Please refer to WAYWRN to see what I wear everyday. 

 

The measurements on the grey Zegna that you sold me were used to purchase the NMWA suit. All the measurements were spot on. The shoulders, chest, and length. I don't understand why it fits so differently. I felt very comfortable in the grey suit 

 

JRD's Grey Suit - 40R (Click to show)

 

 

 

NMWA Plaid Suit - 38R (Click to show)
post #6905 of 37395
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Alright, I've really got all the ties I need so I'm willing to just keep one if I win the auction, and share the rest with you guys (of course with no profit). I'm mostly interested in the second one from the right: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Tell me which ones you're interested in and we'll divide them if I win. Also, are all of you US residents? If so, you can share the price for the shipping to the US and it will probably be next to nothing (i.e. I send them to one of you and he ships them to the rest).

I'm also interested in knowing what you're willing to spend so I know how high I should go.

 

What are the measurements?

post #6906 of 37395
^ I'm not following

The grye Zegna that fit you well measured something like 18.5 in the shoulder, 21.5 in the chest (doubled p2p = 43 inches

A Formosa 38R measures 18.1 in the shoulders and 41.7 in the chest ---- therefore, it was about 1.25 inches too small in the chest

A Formosa 40R measures 18.9 in the shoulder and 43.3 inches in the chest

Again, these metrics are just guidelines. Different brands will fit differently. Some might have more room in the front ("drape") or back of the jacket.

The NMWA/Zegna measurements explain why the 38R didn't fit you in the chest/waist, and the 40R fit

Thinking in terms of measurements will help you get into the best fitting jacket possible if you're buying on the internet
http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/prince-of-wales-single-breasted-suit-11oz-flannel.html
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

The measurements on the grey Zegna that you sold me were used to purchase the NMWA suit. All the measurements were spot on. The shoulders, chest, and length. I don't understand why it fits so differently. I felt very comfortable in the grey suit 
JRD's Grey Suit - 40R (Click to show)


NMWA Plaid Suit - 38R (Click to show)
post #6907 of 37395
@gdl203 does that sound about right?
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The only major difference that I see is in the chest. If so, what if I freaking cut down on the weight. Drop like 15 lbs?

 

Per NMWA website

NMWA  inch 
Chest         41.73
Length         30.31
Shoulder         18.11

 

 

 

Per the measurements you sent me

 
Grey Zegna  
Chest         42.50
Length         30.25
Shoulder         18.25
post #6909 of 37395
^ Still shows it was a half inch too tight biggrin.gif
post #6910 of 37395
Friends and foes of orange/rust ties, what say you to this (I believe) new offering from Shibum? http://www.shibumi-berlin.com/Ties/Linen-Tie-Rust-Hand-Rolled::259.html
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i bet clags approves
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I say you order two...one for me; one for you.
post #6913 of 37395
Then drop 15 lbs, become a stringbean, and stop wringing your hands on this thread about how your 38r's don't fit. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

The only major difference that I see is in the chest. If so, what if I freaking cut down on the weight. Drop like 15 lbs?
post #6914 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I say you order two...one for me; one for you.

Even tho I'm not a fran of orange ties, I would take a gifted orange Shibumi tie too biggrin.gif
post #6915 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

The only major difference that I see is in the chest. If so, what if I freaking cut down on the weight. Drop like 15 lbs?

 

Per NMWA website

NMWA  inch 
Chest         41.73
Length         30.31
Shoulder         18.11

 

 

 

Per the measurements you sent me

 
Grey Zegna  
Chest         42.50
Length         30.25
Shoulder         18.25

 

You're probably not that fat that it significantly affects your chest, as most men don't deposit their fat on their chest. 

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