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Yes. I do like brown.

 

Suit: Eidos

Shirt: Emma Willis

Tie: Shibumi

PS: Vanda

Shoes: Edward Green

Hat: Bugatti

Cuffs: Sonia Spencer

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DT: Is that the Eidos 3 piece that No Man Walks Alone was selling last year?
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Excellent @Cleav are the shoes Dovers?

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DT: Is that the Eidos 3 piece that No Man Walks Alone was selling last year?

 

I dont know. I didn't get it from NMWA, but I guess it could be the same model. It's made from a wool/cashmere fabric from Loro Piana.

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Excellent @Cleav
 are the shoes Dovers?

Thank you Eric

Yes, 'deadly' nightshade on 606 last
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@Cleav @Mr Knightley and @upr_crust in the same room? There was some serious sartorial awesomeness going on there!

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I would like to add that, historically, pocket squares had no inherent formality implied in them. Indeed, a visible pocket square was a faux pas with formal wear, or "full dress" as it is sometimes known. It is common today to see white linen PSs in traditional black tie fits but it is also true that what we know as black tie was once thought of as too casual to be worn in the company of women. The white PS thus retains its inherent informality despite the fact that it is often seen in formal settings.

 

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[In the spirit of recent calls for more critique]: BLEAP, I really like the consonance of your fit today except for the white linen pocket square.  Not only does it occupy a different and more formal space in terms of its sartorial associations, but it's also a crisp, cool, dry texture when everything else you are wearing projects warmth and softness. 

 

I point this out only because of how well I think the other pieces work together.  BLEAP's outfits consistently rank among my favorites, and this one is no exception. 

 

 

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So you think it's a principle that if everything else is warm and soft, it's wrong to have an accent piece that's cool and crisp? I interpret the function of accent pieces differently; they're accents. I'm also not sure how a smooth blue shirt projects warmth and softness.

 

 

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Without accounting for every possible exception or possible implementation, yes, I do.  The blue shirt works because it's neutral, not because it's crisp.  I can't tell what cloth BLEAP is wearing, but oxford cloth with its warmth and softness would be far preferable in that fit to a really crisp super 150s poplin.  The "crisper" the shirt, the less it coheres. 

 

Pocket squares as accent pieces gets trickier, but the principle still holds, I think.  Something with visible texture would be less at home with black oxfords, white broadcloth, and navy pinstripes than white linen, just as white linen seems incongruous with tweed.

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@DiplomaticTies  That's a very nice suit.

 

How does Eidos compare to other brands in that price range in your opinion?

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Today:

 

 

 

I'm also starting a new project with my first MTM suit in progress as I'm getting married in July.

The tailor will be Michael Ohnona.

I'm going for a dark grey peak lapels single breasted suit that I want to be able to wear at work afterwards, with a lighter grey checked waistcoat.

 

Here are the cloth samples:

 


Edited by SYCSYC - 2/8/16 at 12:15pm
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Originally Posted by ReddyMade View Post
 

@DiplomaticTies  That's a very nice suit.

 

How does Eidos compare to other brands in that price range in your opinion?

 

Difficult question. Especially now when so many brands have different lines. There is a lot to choose from and Eidos have quite a large spectrum themselves. My go to brand in that price range is Caruso because they have a cut that suits me and they also have a remarkably high (and even) standard. For me there are few brands that can match Caruso in terms of value for money.

 

But that said I am very happy with the Eidos stuff I have. Always great fabrics, usually with a little bit of an edge. In my experience you have to move up in price range quite a lot to get stuff that is a noticeable improvement over Eidos (I'm thinking about brands in the segment slightly below Kiton and Attolini, such as Isaia, Orazio Luciano, Stile Latino, Cucinelli etc).

 

I've seen other posts in this thread with Eidos stuff, I'm sure others have views on this as well.

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Which model/color EGs are those?
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As much as I like the texture of a grenadine here I think a different colour would have worked better. Next time!

 

 

 

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As much as I like the texture of a grenadine here I think a different colour would have worked better. Next time!

 

 

 

 

Nope, navy is perfect.

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Which model/color EGs are those?


They are Malverns on the 82 last. The color is "chameleon".

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Nope, navy is perfect.


I'm inclined to agree. Nothing wrong with navy.

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