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This dude has to be a member here....knowing that a well-fitting suit is all that is needed for protection from the world...


https://gma.yahoo.com/video/man-braves-boston-blizzard-business-130446710.html
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Thanks for the kind words and thumbs on my last posts, y'all. Here's what I'm wearing today:

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http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/01/22/voa-orig-natpkg-martin-greenfield.cnn

Interesting (and sobering) short story about Martin Greenfield surviving Auschwitz and his first tailoring lesson. Check out Martin's socks! biggrin.gif

edit… Sure thing Stitchy.

Seeing that clip reminded me of my first MTM fitting, in 2003, at Brooks Bros., which Martin did, when Brooks did all their MTM work through his factory. I had never had a suit made to measure before, and I wanted a three-piece suit. There were no three-piece suits ready-made in house, so Martin took his own waistcoat off, and had me wear it, in order so that he could take the measurements for it. He was wearing a heavy gold pocket watch, which he handed to me, and said, "That is all I have left of my family." One doesn't expect a Holocaust story in the middle of one's suit fitting, but Martin is a master fitter, a master salesman and a fearless storyteller - all at once.

I note also that the waistcoat that Martin was wearing has pleats running from the bottom pockets towards the top pockets - a feature he insisted that I have on my suit as well. Although I've lost a good deal of weight since Martin made me that suit, I've had it refitted (two or three times) since it was made - it's rather a piece of history.
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Kind of frumpled at the end of a long day.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Thanks for the kind words and thumbs on my last posts, y'all. Here's what I'm wearing today:




Cool!
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Strong field today. Congrats on your good interview, Cleav.

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Why am I only finding out about this thread now?

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

I want to be Cleav when I grow up.

 

I'm sorry but you're to late. I already called dibs.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Strong field today. Congrats on your good interview, Cleav.

This. Solid day, gents.
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A not so solid day for me.  All patterns except for the shoes.  Not sure if the pants count.  The belt is black watch.  I should have gone without the tie, but I was trying to get a striped tie in for the challenge.  Too much in hindsight.  Sans tie, this would be my apres ski fit.  

 

 

 

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Another what I should have worn aka WISH WornTM.

 

No tie. (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

 

Another what I should have worn aka WISH WornTM.

 

 

:lol: Good one!
Nice fits too, both of them.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Thanks for the kind words and thumbs on my last posts, y'all. Here's what I'm wearing today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




I like what you're doing with colors. A few observations (YMMV, etc):
- there's a bit of tension for me between the silk in the tie and square (formal) and the (worsted?) trousers on the one hand and the oxford cloth and corduroy on the other. (Some would add the button collar to that side, but that's a whole debate for another day)
- For similar reasons, I've come not to prefer button collars on striped shirts, but that's probably a matter of personal taste, and the oxford weave probably makes it OK.
- The gauge of the stripes is right on the border of being a bit too close to, and having a nasty fistfight with, the wale of the corduroy.
- I might have also gone a hair lighter on the trou -- maybe an olive green flannel, or a melange mid-blue.
- I probably would have gone wingtip/longwing blutchers. The CTBs you chose are probably fine, but the cord there really calls for something a bit more casual.

Again, take it for what it's worth.
post #13963 of 44011
AAS - I saw your post and thought, "if only he didn't wear that tie." I'm glad you agree. Sans tie, I love it.
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

Something a bit different... 

 

 

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SF Family:
Hober
Yount
WvG
Meermin

 

 

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Kind of frumpled at the end of a long day.

Three of my favorite posters still keeping up their high standards!

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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

AAS - I saw your post and thought, "if only he didn't wear that tie." I'm glad you agree. Sans tie, I love it.

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