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Thanks. One of those serendipitous purchases. About $600 at SuitSupply, fit me like a glove straight off the rack. Always gets a lot of love on this board.

 

Why not get another one in a different cloth instead of embarking on an uncertain bespoke adventure? Or is it the fun of the bespoke process that's appealing to you?

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I have been trying to get a badass chalk stripe gmto going through formosa and nmwa....but seems everyone is too blind to realize how f'ing awesome chalk stripes are

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Why not get another one in a different cloth instead of embarking on an uncertain bespoke adventure? Or is it the fun of the bespoke process that's appealing to you?

 

Definitely the fun, and the prospect of taking things to the next level fit-wise. Most of my RTW jackets don't fit properly because of the issues I outlined in the Grad Lounge thread. Collar gap, X-lines at the button point, lapel bowing...nearly all my stuff has at least one or two of these issues, all caused by insufficient room across the chest.

 

I'm actually running an experiment now. I bought a reasonably priced Sartore suit in a gorgeous brown textured fabric, not sure whether it's a tweed or a flannel. Anyway I deliberately sized up a little and am spending a couple of C-notes getting it cut down to size - shoulders narrowed, waist suppressed etc. My alterations tailor is up to it, he's done excellent work for me before. Total cost will be around USD1K. If all goes well, I will have a suit with plenty of chest room. Should be able to post pics in a week or so.

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Definitely the fun, and the prospect of taking things to the next level fit-wise. Most of my RTW jackets don't fit properly because of the issues I outlined in the Grad Lounge thread. Collar gap, X-lines at the button point, lapel bowing...nearly all my stuff has at least one or two of these issues, all caused by insufficient room across the chest.

 

I'm actually running an experiment now. I bought a reasonably priced Sartore suit in a gorgeous brown textured fabric, not sure whether it's a tweed or a flannel. Anyway I deliberately sized up a little and am spending a couple of C-notes getting it cut down to size - shoulders narrowed, waist suppressed etc. My alterations tailor is up to it, he's done excellent work for me before. Total cost will be around USD1K. If all goes well, I will have a suit with plenty of chest room. Should be able to post pics in a week or so.

 

That sounds like an interesting experiment. But, wow, $1K... You must really trust your alterations tailor! :eek:

I hope it will turn out well for you and am looking forward to see the result here on WAYWRN.

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He's never failed me yet.

 

I should clarify, the suit was A$800 and the alterations are A$270. At current exchange rates, that's US$900 all up. 

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I have been trying to get a badass chalk stripe gmto going through formosa and nmwa....but seems everyone is too blind to realize how f'ing awesome chalk stripes are
We can easily take that g out of gmto, you know mwink[1].gif
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We can easily take that g out of gmto, you know mwink[1].gif

 

we will. i promise.

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@PCK1 those shoes are the bomb, love the apron and reptile accent! 

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WIWT

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heavy wool from a leading edge italian-influenced asian sartoria

donegal tweed woven by one of the top mills in england and cut by an internationally renowned bespoke operation

oxford cloth by a staple american firm that has seen much better days

wool challis cut and constructed by a neapolitan tie making genius

a whimsical sci-fi themed pocket square made by an up-and-coming female illustrator in Turkey

and an eccentric cowboy boot maker turned shoe artist

 

Love the shoes!!   DWF ?

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I have been trying to get a badass chalk stripe gmto going through formosa and nmwa....but seems everyone is too blind to realize how f'ing awesome chalk stripes are

They absolutely are! I especially love the wider striped ones (around 3cm wide). But I think you have to be big or tall to pull these off.
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Now that's a sublime suit (?) pattern.
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Been wearing a lot of warm outfits, so I decided to go with something cool today.
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SF Family:
Kent Wang (tie)

Not quite up to your high standards imo; especially the too fat tie knot.
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It's Friday, and a chance to wear something more relaxed. The Friday Challenge is to wear a bow tie, which I have, though I think that my official entry for this challenge will be what I wore Monday - Turnbull & Asser trumps Polo Ralph Lauren, in this case at least.

Sports jacket, shirt, trousers, PS - BB
Tie - PRL
Shoes - Crockett & Jones
Overcoat - Joseph Abboud
Cap - BB
Scarf - RLPL

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@PCK1 those shoes are the bomb, love the apron and reptile accent! 

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Love the shoes!!   DWF ?

 

 

Sirs, thank you. The shoes are not DWF, but Riccardo Bestetti.

 

I would love to have a pair of shoes made by DWF...especially after having seen emptym's bespoke chukka boots made by him...but I fear the waiting list (3 years +) is too long and the shoes may never be made.

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Now that's a sublime suit (?) pattern.

Thanks! Yes, it's a suit.
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Wasn't feeling a tailored look today.

Shirt jacket and denim - Eidos
Old thermal - Rugby
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