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Originally Posted by smittycl View Post
 

Sleeves a bit uneven. I have the same issue and get my tailor to adjust accordingly.


It was only from hanging out on SF that I realised one of my arms hangs slightly lower than the other.

 

I have now had all my jacket sleeves adjusted to account for this minor asymmetry. It's amazing how noticeably this small adjustment improves the overall impression of a "good fit".

 

My alterations tailor is now totally on side with this concept, but a recent purchase of mine from the Canali boutique had the sales guy a bit nonplussed.

 

- Pin it 1cm higher on the right, and 2cm higher on the left, thanks.

- Really?

- Just do it.

- But we will have to move the button up on that side, sir.

- So be it.

 

[much shaking of head and surreptitious gnashing of teeth ensues]

 

[pause]

 

- Very good, sir.

 

Result: perfection.

post #40532 of 45009

I'm fast closing in on that point where I relegate JC's choices to personal idiosyncrasy and cease commenting on them. However, before that happens I would like to comment on what I consider to be the negative affects of SF. It's not surprising that such an enclosed society as this forum would tend to make people start to look like one another. Some of us are more susceptible to this than others. However, this tendency toward "SF approved", which tends to favor the average proportioned man, is wrong for men on the extremes of proportion. My point in this is to say that I have had the feeling recently that JC's older fits look better than his more recent ones. In looking at some of his older pics I find this confirmed. Observe, from 2015...


 

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Looking at these pics it is difficult to tell he is short, and indeed I commented to him once that I was surprised to learn his actual height because he concealed it with structured shoulders, cuff less trousers, shorter jackets, etc. While tending toward the SF norm can be beneficial for many, in this case it has produced a slightly negative affect recently, and I'd have preferred he stick to the proportions of his older fits, posted above. In any case, that's my piece, I'll leave JC alone now.

post #40533 of 45009
Gents...

Been a while. One from last week, out for dinner with the wife smile.gif





post #40534 of 45009
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

It's not wool trousers with a linen jacket the is the issue. It's THOSE wool trousers with a linen jacket.
Ah, I missed this. Carry on, then. smile.gif
post #40535 of 45009
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Just read through your Despos thread. Glad you got a chance to go to Grace (they got their 3rd Mich. star, if you didn't know), it's truly a spectacular dining experience. More spectacular, though, was your description of the process you had with Chris Despos. I plan on seeing him sometime in the next year as well. Many thanks for the inspiration.

CM: Glad you enjoyed the thread! Grace was truly fantastic. The best 2-3 star restaurant I have been to (I did hear they finally got their 3rd star... much deserved). Not to say I am an expert, by any means. But it beat Daniel out of the water "culinarily" speaking. Next up, I am going to Osteria Francescana this coming May. Grace is really the one to beat in my opinion. Just amazing. I can see some inspiration from Alinea. But the food feels a bit less frou-frou.

In any event, I should be visiting Chris again in the not-to-distant future. Need to finally suck it up and book a flight. So the story will be continuing. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Cox: You young whippersnapper, you. That is most certainly the naynay. Sometimes I forget how long I have been around this forum, in some way or another.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/67666/the-rubinacci-thread#post_1100356

Another thing I think we have to remember. Nay's suit is likely in excess of $5k. There is only so much that one can do with MTM, even extensive MTM.
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post #40537 of 45009

Hi fellas - been a while.

 

Had some fun at an event this past weekend. Got to wear one of my favourite summer suits. It's a very lightweight, unlined linen/hemp blend that is just amazingly comfortable to wear. The shirt and the square here are 100% linen as well. Excuse all the wrinkles, these pictures were taken at the end of the day and wrinkles are to be expected with this fabric anyways!

 


 

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Details

Shades: Randolph Engineering

Suit/shirt: Eidos

Square: Tino Cosma

Shoes: Christian Kimber x Eidos 

post #40538 of 45009
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CM: Glad you enjoyed the thread! Grace was truly fantastic. The best 2-3 star restaurant I have been to (I did hear they finally got their 3rd star... much deserved). Not to say I am an expert, by any means. But it beat Daniel out of the water "culinarily" speaking. Next up, I am going to Osteria Francescana this coming May. Grace is really the one to beat in my opinion. Just amazing. I can see some inspiration from Alinea. But the food feels a bit less frou-frou.

In any event, I should be visiting Chris again in the not-to-distant future. Need to finally suck it up and book a flight. So the story will be continuing. If you have any questions, please let me know!

 

I haven't been to Alinea yet because of the closure for renovations, but it is next on the list! I can't wait to compare the two. Next time you come to Chicago I recommend Blackbird if you haven't been there already. It's not on the level of Grace and Alinea, but the food is excellent and a little more of a casual feel than them. Osteria Francescana was one of the places I would have wanted to go to if I were able to make the Italy trip with my wife. Unfortunately other responsibilities called. Do let me know how it is.

post #40539 of 45009
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Originally Posted by OzWino View Post

I like the shoes @Brovsko. Where are they from, and do you recall what the colour is called? Im looking for some Adelaide's in an oak colour, and they look pretty close.

thanks. the shoes are from Septieme Largeur, the Joffre model on 224 last in Old Brown Vocalou to be exact. I like to polish my dark brown shoes with a medium brown (or even scotch) polish as I find it gives off a nice golden luster over time. I'm quite happy with the patina these have developed.

post #40540 of 45009
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Originally Posted by smittycl View Post
 

 

Now I want contrasting lapels, too. Curse you, StyleForum!

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It's hard to tell from just that one image, but the fit of the jacket looks okay. Sleeves seem fine, fit across the shoulders looks okay. You seem to be leaning slightly to your left, which makes it hard to tell much more, for me. The shirt you have on under that jacket is a disaster, though. And the trousers, too. They just don't work at all with the jacket. I assume that you're simply wearing those items while you took a picture of the jacket.

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Edited by Caustic Man - 8/9/16 at 9:01am
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Great CBD look and fit. Bring the waist in a bit, maybe? I don't know what it is about ticket pockets but I love them.

post #40544 of 45009
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 


It was only from hanging out on SF that I realised one of my arms hangs slightly lower than the other.

 

I have now had all my jacket sleeves adjusted to account for this minor asymmetry. It's amazing how noticeably this small adjustment improves the overall impression of a "good fit".

 

My alterations tailor is now totally on side with this concept, but a recent purchase of mine from the Canali boutique had the sales guy a bit nonplussed.

 

- Pin it 1cm higher on the right, and 2cm higher on the left, thanks.

- Really?

- Just do it.

- But we will have to move the button up on that side, sir.

- So be it.

 

[much shaking of head and surreptitious gnashing of teeth ensues]

 

[pause]

 

- Very good, sir.

 

Result: perfection.

Had the exact same issue although my tailor caught it early. I thought he was being absurd (my neophyte days) until I looked it up. I usually end up buying suits and sport coats on sale and taking them to my guy as free tailoring never seems to be included in the sale price. Now he doesn't even ask and just makes the adjustment.

post #40545 of 45009
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Great colour matching with the ps. Nicely done.
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