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post #16 of 29
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Hello, I thrifted these cap toe derby's, and they have the name "Augusto Marchiori" in them. A google search turns up nothing, does anyone know anything about them?

 

 

 

Welcome to the forum, @JasperMeyer.  Try asking here http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread or here http://www.styleforum.net/t/24109/hof-labels-heels-and-nail-patterns-secrets-to-id-the-maker

post #17 of 29

Hi,

 

Will be in London for a couple of days late December. I wanted to pick up a decent RTW-suit, modern/slim fitting but with a Brittish touch (I have mostly Italian suits currently). Price range 500-700 pounds, and I am looking for quality, not brands.

 

Any tips/pointers on where to go?

 

Best,

Fredrik

post #18 of 29
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Hi,

Will be in London for a couple of days late December. I wanted to pick up a decent RTW-suit, modern/slim fitting but with a Brittish touch (I have mostly Italian suits currently). Price range 500-700 pounds, and I am looking for quality, not brands.

Any tips/pointers on where to go?

Best,
Fredrik

Welcome to the forum, Fred. I just got back from London on Mondsy night. Just get on the London tube and get off on the Piccadilly Circus stop. You will find a ton of options. That price range will be a little tough though. Might want to stop by the Suit Supply shop. They have some nice stuff and a few cuts with a bit of structure to them. Cheers.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Welcome to the forum, Fred. I just got back from London on Mondsy night. Just get on the London tube and get off on the Piccadilly Circus stop. You will find a ton of options. That price range will be a little tough though. Might want to stop by the Suit Supply shop. They have some nice stuff and a few cuts with a bit of structure to them. Cheers.

Good advice that, get strolling around and you may get lucky nod[1].gif
post #20 of 29

Hi all,

 

I have a quick question that I want to post here, as I can't find too much on the internet about this. I have a problem with buying 40R otr suits and they are a bit "puffy" in the chest of the jacket when I button the jacket. I measure my shoulders and chest (right under the armpit across my chest, around my back, and back to the starting point). Both measurements are exactly what a 40R should be, but the chest isn't fitting right. I've had some alterations on older suits to no avail, but just bought some new ones that I want to get done right this time. Before I take them there, I wanted to get some input as to whether or not 40R is the right size in the first place? The shoulders fit pretty close to perfectly, which I've heard, is the starting point for how your jacket should fit. I tried to have as good as posture as possible when trying the jackets on, when I noticed the puff.

 

Guide I used to recently measure: http://www.suitupp.com/pages/suit_sizing

 

Thanks all,

Matt

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by mattcub3d View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I have a quick question that I want to post here, as I can't find too much on the internet about this. I have a problem with buying 40R otr suits and they are a bit "puffy" in the chest of the jacket when I button the jacket. I measure my shoulders and chest (right under the armpit across my chest, around my back, and back to the starting point). Both measurements are exactly what a 40R should be, but the chest isn't fitting right. I've had some alterations on older suits to no avail, but just bought some new ones that I want to get done right this time. Before I take them there, I wanted to get some input as to whether or not 40R is the right size in the first place? The shoulders fit pretty close to perfectly, which I've heard, is the starting point for how your jacket should fit. I tried to have as good as posture as possible when trying the jackets on, when I noticed the puff.

 

Guide I used to recently measure: http://www.suitupp.com/pages/suit_sizing

 

Thanks all,

Matt

 

Welcome to the forum, @mattcub3d.  It could be caused by a number of things really.  The waist could be too tight or it's possible that the cut of the jacket just doesn't work with your frame (accentuating a barrel chest).  If you can snap some decent pictures, post them here http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions and you'll get some feedback.

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Welcome to the forum, Fred. I just got back from London on Mondsy night. Just get on the London tube and get off on the Piccadilly Circus stop. You will find a ton of options. That price range will be a little tough though. Might want to stop by the Suit Supply shop. They have some nice stuff and a few cuts with a bit of structure to them. Cheers.

Thanks for the advice. Stumbled upon Ede and Ravenscroft as an alternative, any opinions?
post #23 of 29


I'll take some tonight! Thank you.

post #24 of 29

Good morning,

 

I hope i can post a question here as online research has not really brought me any clarity.

 

I am travelling to Thailand next week and the last times i was there got overwhelmed by the amount of tailor shops. I never bothered to go in as i expected to get ripped off and the weather there isn't really inviting to buy a suit to be honest.

 

Anyway, this time I am planning to see if i can get a tailored suit because I have the wedding my of my brother next year and hey those brides maids are not going to hit on themselves!

 

I have emailed a tailor that has very good reviews on trip advisor and  got a reply about the prices basicly starting at the lowest price for a polyester suit.

 

I was a bit surprised as i thought that any self respecting tailor wouldn't go near polyester. But my actual questions is about the blends in the list. At the moment i have only one suit and it was sold to me as 170s Cashmere (probably BS for the price i paid). It's a fine suit but because it's so nice i don't want to wear it all the time.

 

So i am looking apart from the wedding purpose for a way to get a decent suit that i can wear more often. Is a blend of wool and (assuming) polyester worth it?

I would prefer to go for the 100% wool option but this simply is not an option at the moment.

 

All advice would be greatly appreciated

 

Kasper

 

Suit prices 
Polyester Jkt pants 6000 thb + 2500 vest +2500 thb for extra trousers
 
50%wool Jkt pants 
8000 thb + 3000 vest+ 3000 thb for extra trousers
 
70%_80% wool Jkt pants +4000 vest + 4000 thb for extra trousers 
 
90-100% wool Jkt 
Pants 14000 thb + 5000 for vest + 5000 thb for extra trousers 
 
 
Shirts 
Regular cotton 1.500
Thb
Egyptian cotton 2,500 Thb
post #25 of 29
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Thanks for the advice. Stumbled upon Ede and Ravenscroft as an alternative, any opinions?

 

 

No personal experience, but I've heard good things.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kasperams View Post
 

Good morning,

 

I hope i can post a question here as online research has not really brought me any clarity.

 

I am travelling to Thailand next week and the last times i was there got overwhelmed by the amount of tailor shops. I never bothered to go in as i expected to get ripped off and the weather there isn't really inviting to buy a suit to be honest.

 

Anyway, this time I am planning to see if i can get a tailored suit because I have the wedding my of my brother next year and hey those brides maids are not going to hit on themselves!

 

I have emailed a tailor that has very good reviews on trip advisor and  got a reply about the prices basicly starting at the lowest price for a polyester suit.

 

I was a bit surprised as i thought that any self respecting tailor wouldn't go near polyester. But my actual questions is about the blends in the list. At the moment i have only one suit and it was sold to me as 170s Cashmere (probably BS for the price i paid). It's a fine suit but because it's so nice i don't want to wear it all the time.

 

So i am looking apart from the wedding purpose for a way to get a decent suit that i can wear more often. Is a blend of wool and (assuming) polyester worth it?

I would prefer to go for the 100% wool option but this simply is not an option at the moment.

 

All advice would be greatly appreciated

 

Kasper

 

Suit prices 
Polyester Jkt pants 6000 thb + 2500 vest +2500 thb for extra trousers
 
50%wool Jkt pants 
8000 thb + 3000 vest+ 3000 thb for extra trousers
 
70%_80% wool Jkt pants +4000 vest + 4000 thb for extra trousers 
 
90-100% wool Jkt 
Pants 14000 thb + 5000 for vest + 5000 thb for extra trousers 
 
 
Shirts 
Regular cotton 1.500
Thb
Egyptian cotton 2,500 Thb

 

 

Welcome to the forum, @Kasperams.   It's hard to offer any advice without seeing any of the tailors work.  Personally, I wouldn't go near anything less than 90% but if your fine with it being lower, you are the one that has to wear it.  I would check the place out in person and ask a lot of questions before you make your decision.  Cheers.

post #26 of 29

Hihi,

 

I'm hoping to find a near-lookalike (an exact match would be impossible) of some vintage suiting fabric. As in, share a picture and ask the membership for suggestions re: suppliers with something close to / evocative of the original. I'm not sure if that should go in the classifieds as a WTB, or in a classic menswear thread.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

- CM

post #27 of 29
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Hihi,

I'm hoping to find a near-lookalike (an exact match would be impossible) of some vintage suiting fabric. As in, share a picture and ask the membership for suggestions re: suppliers with something close to / evocative of the original. I'm not sure if that should go in the classifieds as a WTB, or in a classic menswear thread.

Thanks for your help!

- CM

Welcome to the forum. If you post the picture here, you should get some help http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread
post #28 of 29
Gah! Mispost! My apologies.
post #29 of 29
Aha. Larger pic uploaded to this url: https://goo.gl/photos/HhACp2xGWGu5NkWC8
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