They both look excellent; I like the La Spalla a bit more just based off those two pictures. I'd stick with both as your go to suits.
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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 580post #8686 of 374977/12/14 at 6:13amThread Starterpost #8687 of 374977/12/14 at 6:21am
Formosa gives you a better shape.
1) sleeve pitch? -- Formosa is clean, SS is off
2) lapels? -- Formosa wide with that uniquely shaped gorge does wonders for a masculine frame
3) lapel roll? -- Formosa 3r2 with those hand-padded lapels
4) buttoning point? -- Formosa is lower creating a better V shape.
5) chest shape? -- Formosa appears to have almost bespoke-quality chest shaping with an already suppressed waist. It will never look as obviously like RTW with the sides taken in by an alterations tailor
6) overall length looks similar so tie (could be photo angle)
Wide lapels, lower button stance, better chest. Overall the Formosa gives you a more classic V shape.
I vote Formosa easily. As for the shoulders, don't think they are con rollino. Greg explained a while back (in the GT thread I think, following Stitches awesome POW suit) that he would not spec roping, and that the shoulder will settle over time.post #8688 of 374977/12/14 at 6:33amBoth of them look good, look different, fits you and a solid base for your wardrobe. It's not a zero sum game, you can get them all.
You need suits that are special and suits you can get down and dirty with, well that's my stand.
Wear the Formosa in good health man, it looks good.
Edited by kulata - 7/12/14 at 3:15pmpost #8689 of 374977/12/14 at 6:42ampost #8690 of 374977/12/14 at 6:49ampost #8691 of 374977/12/14 at 8:30amThey both look great, but I love me some Formosa. Also, the quarters of the Formosa are more open than they look in Noodles pic, here it is on me.
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Overall, you should definitely buy those La Spalla as some staple suits. You will have to pre-order Formosa or do MTO to get 50 jacket and 48 trou in the future. No biggie though, I just got in on a MTO. It just means you can't order right from the NMWA site and have it right away. It looks really, really good on you.post #8692 of 374977/12/14 at 9:36ampost #8693 of 374977/12/14 at 9:57amQuote:
10lbs shouldn't cause any major issues. Get a light grey La Spalla...nothing in Formosa's forecast in that fabric.post #8694 of 374977/12/14 at 11:32amWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by Cleav
As a result of this http://www.styleforum.net/t/387153/vintage-like-special-run-garza-to-be-made-by-patrizio-cappelli-3-colourways-already-good-to-go
Received these today, delighted.
New thread here http://www.styleforum.net/t/403427/recreating-a-david-evans-pattern-tie-to-be-made-by-cappelli
I'm in again.
Just if anyone's interested...
Planning to do a rerun on the burgundy special run garza. Please reply here if there's any interest :) http://www.styleforum.net/t/387153/vintage-like-special-run-garza-to-be-made-by-patrizio-cappelli-3-colourways-already-good-to-go/75#post_7249081post #8695 of 374977/12/14 at 3:31pm@ Noodles/Formosa- interesting the comments on the roped shoulder effect, which I too noticed. I just compared a side by side pic of me & Noodles in the same suit, and the roping is less pronounced on me (as it is on Murl above). I wonder if this due to slightly greater shoulder extension for Noodles than it is for either Murl or myself?post #8696 of 374977/12/14 at 3:42pmQuote:Originally Posted by AJL
@ Noodles/Formosa- interesting the comments on the roped shoulder effect, which I too noticed. I just compared a side by side pic of me & Noodles in the same suit, and the roping is less pronounced on me (as it is on Murl above). I wonder if this due to slightly greater shoulder extension for Noodles than it is for either Murl or myself?
Probably a good guess. I think they will settle with wear and look good either way.post #8697 of 374977/12/14 at 3:58pmpost #8698 of 374977/12/14 at 4:48pmpost #8699 of 374977/12/14 at 4:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by europrep
did i read correctly your optimal Formosa combo is the 50R jacket with 50 pants (the pants that come with the 48R suit from NMWA)?
Nope, the pants are tagged 48. They normally come from the 46. The only reason I was able to get them that way was because Greg had extras. Not the case anymore or in the future. MTO or pre-orders only.post #8700 of 374977/12/14 at 5:34pm
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