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post #7231 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

Black and dark brown 3.25" wide knit ties with a pointed end from the knottery. I was inspired by B&Tailor's Liverano ties, but not willing to pay Liverano prices just yet. I won't wear the ties tied as long as they do either.

 

 

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Funny, I finally enjoyed my knit tie the other day, i.e. enjoyed wearing it for the airy quality of the weave. Made me think, however, that I should get a grenadine that is unlined for casual outfits. But I think a pointed knit is actually a nice way to go. Thanks for the idea.

post #7232 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I'm still looking for the perfect polo. I have some suitsupply cotton/cashmere ones that feel nice and soft and fit well, but the collar is too floppy. I've had Luxire copy an Eidos polo just from pictures, so I'm wondering how that will turn out. I would've bought an original one, but they don't have any stores in Europe.

Sunspel or Orlebar Brown.
post #7233 of 37396

Fit pics! Not the best, but it'll have to do. Nip it in the waist or not? I also have a more general question for future purchases/commissions: should I keep going for a natural shoulder/spalla camicia like this, or would a roped shoulder be more fitting for my physique?

 

post #7234 of 37396
That's you're second SP, right? They look very good on you. I wouldn't touch the waist on that. As for the shoulder, the soft looks great but I think the roped would as well.
post #7235 of 37396
^ I think it's okay as is; depends how much waist suppression you like and whether you can comfortably nip it without any pulling happening at the buttoning point. As far as the shoulder, the current jacket seems to suit you fine, though it would be interesting to see you in a jacket with a roped shoulder to compare.
post #7236 of 37396

I think there's a tendency to over-pinch the waist among the iGent sorority.  Leave it as it is, it looks fitted but also comfortable and masculine.  The shoulders look OK too - I think the only place shirt shoulders really fail is on someone who has a prominently long neck or whose shoulders drop at a steep angle.  Noodles might run into this problem.  In his case, a little padding to shape and straighten the shoulders isn't a bad thing.  In yours, I think you can probably get away with most things, and this looks pretty good.

post #7237 of 37396
Nice MF

I vote for not touching the waist. It is clearly suppressed to some degree at waist and I think anymore would over accentuate your waist, which when too extreme is to my eye effeminate. I think the lines are quite nice. Where are you picking these up?
post #7238 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

That's you're second SP, right? They look very good on you. I wouldn't touch the waist on that. As for the shoulder, the soft looks great but I think the roped would as well.

 

Yep, I think it's the same model/cut as the other one. Got this one for just $650, cheaper than some of my SuitSupply suits! The Italian seller had this one wrongly listed as tweed, which probably caused others to steer clear of it. 

 

I might just look for a roped shoulder on suits from now on, and save the spalla camicia for odd jackets. A natural shoulder does wear very comfortably though, and it does offer more ease of movement. Something I'll have to think about.

 

Thank you for all the replies, gents! I'll leave the suit as is.

post #7239 of 37396
Where did you pick that up MF? I think it looks great!
post #7240 of 37396
Monkeyface, I wouldn't touch the waist, and I like this shoulder on you.
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@Monkeyface:  that's a good question regarding shoulders.  Like you, I've got fairly prominent shoulders.  I"ve asked the same question and been told that I need to stay with natural shoulders as roped shoulders would accentuate my shoulders too much.  Yet, I've recently picked up a few E. Zegna jackets that have a roped shoulder with little padding and think they look better than the natural shoulders.  I'm curious to hear others' thoughts on the question you posed.

post #7242 of 37396
Second glance, looks really good actually. Reminds me of Murls Formosa pics. Need to press That lapel.
post #7243 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Where did you pick that up MF? I think it looks great!
I sent u a link to the same store on ebay Lol. biggrin.gif

Nice suit MF and the shoulders work on u, but I feel any shoulder will work on you
post #7244 of 37396
I knew I had seen it somewhere! Thanks!
post #7245 of 37396
I rarely post pics to this thread, but I thought I should submit this new jacket for comment. Almost completely unstructured (just some light fusible in the chest), 78/22 wool/cotton. You are seeing the shape of my shoulders in all their glory. smile.gif Pants are also new: Incotex chinolino.

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