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post #1471 of 1727
Been absent for a while. G&G bespoke - second fitting.
post #1472 of 1727
Friday Challenge - Untie Your Tie

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post #1473 of 1727
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

On the plus side, living in a city without bespoke tailors or traveling bespoke tailors is less expensive, which affords you the opportunity to spend more money on clothes. So there is that.

 

Is this a statistically proven association?

post #1474 of 1727
Third and final fitting with Piero Cisternino in Florence. He narrowed the sleeves 2cm, and after these photos I had him taper the end of the sleeves another 1cm.

His workshop is a mess but he does great work. The fit is great and the handwork very nice.

The fabric on both is very fine and as a result you see every pull and tug on the fabric, but the hand, and drape, is incredible. Used my own blue mother-of-pearl buttons.

Apologies for the poor photos (including my shoulder lean).

Scabal Super 130s in a light blue tick weave:






Scabal Super 150s & Mink tick weave:





Will wear with these Bontoni wholecuts:



Reward after at a nearby trattoria:


Edited by aph999 - 9/13/16 at 11:28am
post #1475 of 1727

Whilst I know this isn't the sort of post this thread is designed for I thought it the best place to ask the question.

In return for your time I will contribute to the thread in the intended manner as soon as the process is underway. 

I am well aware I may be overthinking this but please humour me.

Next week I am going to commission my first (and most likely only) pair of bespoke shoes - quarter brogue oxfords with seamless back and medallion in dark chocolate/maybe espresso. I am pretty unmoving from this combination as it is both a style and colour that I don’t currently own and will be fairly versatile for me.

As these are going to be my only pair of proper handmade shoes I have decided to increase my budget to include a proper handmade outfit as well - man maths has been hard at work here.

After much deliberation I have decided that the outfit I would get most use from would be a 2 piece tweed suit (like Mr. Craig’s character in the Golden Compass) but in an earthy charcoal colour. For reference I am a similar build to Daniel but paler with dark hair.

 

In my mind this is a good combination (and both the shoes and suit would go well with other items in my wardrobe) but I wonder whether tweed and oxfords are an ideal pairing? I would have thought Derbys or Bluchers would be more fitting with the ruggedness of tweed but would Oxfords actually be wrong?

As I say I know I am likely overthinking this but owing to the importance of these two purchases and the distinct lack of any SF-minded people to ask first-hand I would be grateful for any input at this stage.

Cheers.

post #1476 of 1727
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I think that's fine as long as the suit is not uber-casual.
post #1477 of 1727
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I think that's fine as long as the suit is not uber-casual.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

I don't find Daniel Craig's suit overly casual and possibly even less so in charcoal? I will also be ordering a couple of shirts at the same time, both plain (white and blue) and both double cuff.

 

My wallet hates this forum. :lol:

post #1478 of 1727
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 I don't find Daniel Craig's suit overly casual and possibly even less so in charcoal?

What would you consider casual if not a tweed suit?  I have had blue and dark brown tweed suits but not feeling charcoal tweed. Just doesn't sound right

post #1479 of 1727
Do you just want charcoal tweed, or charcoal donegal tweed? In any event, perhaps you should opt for flannel instead?

The incongruity of your combination is further exacerbated by a double cuff shirt. I think you are quickly heading to bespoke train wreck territory.

However, FWIW, I like your idea of quarter brogues in a rich chocolate color.
post #1480 of 1727
I don't think brown shoes will look very good with a charcoal suit (assuming you want to wear the two together)
post #1481 of 1727
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What would you consider casual if not a tweed suit?  I have had blue and dark brown tweed suits but not feeling charcoal tweed. Just doesn't sound right


Of course tweed is on the casual spectrum but the word "overly" was being carefully used. Personally I find fabrics prone to creasing to be more casual but I am asking for advice am glad of any input.

post #1482 of 1727
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Do you just want charcoal tweed, or charcoal donegal tweed? In any event, perhaps you should opt for flannel instead?

The incongruity of your combination is further exacerbated by a double cuff shirt. I think you are quickly heading to bespoke train wreck territory.

However, FWIW, I like your idea of quarter brogues in a rich chocolate color.

 

To be honest the shoes are the main purchase and the suit is an extra so I am not particularly set on anything at this stage though Donegal tweed looks to be more what I am after.

 

I will look at flannel as all I want really is a autumn/winter weight suit that is well made and charcoal(ish) is a colour that I feel suits me.

 

Thanks for the input.

post #1483 of 1727
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I don't think brown shoes will look very good with a charcoal suit (assuming you want to wear the two together)

 

Really? Ok, what colour would you suggest for dark chocolate/espresso?

 

I am grateful for people's input.

post #1484 of 1727
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Really? Ok, what colour would you suggest for dark chocolate/espresso?

I am grateful for people's input.

Any color besides charcoal or black.

I think you may be doing a mish-mash of things here -- tweed suit in a color you happen to like (charcoal) and then double cuff shirts and brown semi-brogues. Might be better to start with what clothes you want for a certain environment and go from there.
post #1485 of 1727
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Any color besides charcoal or black.

I think you may be doing a mish-mash of things here -- tweed suit in a color you happen to like (charcoal) and then double cuff shirts and brown semi-brogues. Might be better to start with what clothes you want for a certain environment and go from there.

 

I always wear double cuffs with a jacket so they are staying as are the shoes so that leaves the suit itself.

 

As regards colour for the suit I don't like blue with brown and brown is too matchy so maybe a lighter grey would be more suited?

 

I also thought tweed and brogueing were a good match?

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