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Up close, the first looks better, as it isn't solid at that distance. That new square doesn't do it for me, though I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it just feels too dark for the rest of the look. The outfit is one where white linen would work just fine.

 

You might consider taking all this to Noodle's Good Natured Advice Thread (Building a Better Business Wardrobe). Frank, snark-free advice from a lot of quarters, generally trying to look at the big picture or your wardrobe rather than a fit-by-fit approach.

 

I strongly caution getting a bunch of suits from a tailor at once. I'm sure the folks at Liverano will say the same. Reason being, after each iteration, a tailor can sort of step back, look at his work, an determine where improvement can be made. Certain things can only be done (well) at the outset of making a garment, so that improvement occurs with the next commission.

 

You also might check out B&Tailor (I'm biased here). I've been very happy with them (working with them directly) and @tchoy, probably one of the best tailored folks around here, has been using their Australia based fitter for a while. Their cut, similar in some respects to that of Liverano, may work well with your body type.


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I am planning to get a bunch of suits made at Liverano this year so hopefully that will be the real solution in the end smile.gif

I'm pretty sure that'll do the trick...by pretty sure I mean 100%.
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Up close, the first looks better, as it isn't solid at that distance. That new square doesn't do it for me, though I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it just feels too dark for the rest of the look. The outfit where white linen would work just fine.

You might consider taking all this to Noodle's Good Natured Advice Thread (Building a Better Business Wardrobe). Frank, snark-free advice from a lot of quarters, generally trying to look at the big picture or your wardrobe rather than a fit-by-fit approach.

I strongly caution getting a bunch of suits from a tailor at once. I'm sure the folks at Liverano will say the same. Reason being, after each iteration, a tailor can sort of step back, look at his work, an determine where improvement can be made. Certain things can only be done (well) at the outset of making a garment, so that improvement occurs with the next commission.

You also might check out B&Tailor (I'm biased here). I've been very happy with them (working with them directly) and @tchoy
, probably one of the best tailored folks around here, has been using their Australia based fitter for a while. Their cut, similar in some respects to that of Liverano, may work well with your body type.

Thanks for all of those suggestions. I have posted to Noodle's thread as advised. I was planning to stay in Italy for a month or so so I could certainly get one suit done first while considering all options at the same time. Thanks also for the suggestion of B&T - it wouldn't be too big a stretch for me to fly to Australia for fittings if necessary (it's a lot closer than South Korea though I love SK and have been twice already).
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@YRR92 Hmmm I see what you mean, but I find the that the DB shows less shirt, so I assumed it to be less loud? I have a tie in the vein of what you're describing and ill try it next but it's black and white, I thought the navy would have gone better (but agree 100% bout the white square!). Also the adelaides are Tricker's Belgrave, soft chisel toe, not as round as they look (most likely lens prob, next to my AE's theyre sleek as hell but that doesnt mean much) I have the C&J connaught which is on a slimmer last but its more tan and I thought it would be too much. Really appreciate the feedback icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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@YRR92 Hmmm I see what you mean, but I find the that the DB shows less shirt, so I assumed it to be less loud? I have a tie in the vein of what you're describing and ill try it next but it's black and white, I thought the navy would have gone better (but agree 100% bout the white square!). Also the adelaides are Tricker's Belgrave, soft chisel toe, not as round as they look (most likely lens prob, next to my AE's theyre sleek as hell but that doesnt mean much) I have the C&J connaught which is on a slimmer last but its more tan and I thought it would be too much. Really appreciate the feedback icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


No problem.

 

The DB covering the shirt is helpful, it does make it less bold, but it does push it further in that '80s direction. Again, I don't think that's bad, by any means, but worth taking in to account.

 

I think a fairly simple navy "neat" tie is a staple worth having.

 

I think the shoes you have on are a better choice than a too-light shoe on a sharper last. And I think the shoes you have would be fine with a less-aggressive shirt, too.

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Happy new year!


Breaking in my new Carmina string loafer:

 

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Happy new year!


Breaking in my new Carmina string loafer:

 

 

 

Ha! Are those bedroom slippers? Not sure who in their right mind would get a pair of string loafers!

 

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Just kidding. These are mine which are about a month old now :)

 

 

Congrats on your beautiful new shoes - wear them in good health. Carmina has a special way with suede.

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^^ Maybe not bedroom slippers but I'd keep them in the box till the spring.  They strike me as a 100% summer shoe, even in the darker suede.

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Today, I expect, will be a very low-key day at the office (or at least I hope so), hence the casual attire.

Sports jacket, shirt, suede waistcoat, cotton trousers, shoes, overcoat and cap - BB
PS - Robert Talbott
Scarf - Johnstons of Elgin


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New Years! Cross post from black tie thread. Polo MTM blue tux, Sam Hober tie, RLPL ribbed silk cummerbund


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^^ excellent! Wish I had black tie opportunities around this time of the year (or any other time of the year, in fact!)

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New Years! Cross post from black tie thread. Polo MTM blue tux, Sam Hober tie, RLPL ribbed silk cummerbund
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Very nice! Love the midnight blue.

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New Years! Cross post from black tie thread. Polo MTM blue tux, Sam Hober tie, RLPL ribbed silk cummerbund


Very spiffy, Foxx. The best shoulder fit of all your jackets.
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Ah - what a great succinct way to put it! Perfect thanks smile.gif

My pleasure.
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Sorry for pestering on this - does this configuration work better?
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Sorry, but I dont think so. Just the wrong color-way and vibe. It looks very jarring with the ensemble.
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jfrater, you might look at finding jackets with more open quarters. This might have a slight balancing effect against your large than average chest and the drape of the jacket. Also, maybe avoid jackets that have drape. And I suspect striped jackets make the bowing at the chest work.

 

@Betelgeuse, what's your drop again?

 

Depends on the brand but I use a 44 or 46 jacket and 32 waist trouser. :D

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