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post #16 of 24
To make the discussion more concrete, here's a picture of a MTM Oxxford Crest. I don't find it boxy at all (I hate boxy-looking suits):

post #17 of 24
I have an Oxxford which is the "Laurent" cut. I have no idea how old it is. The thing that bugs me about it, is that it has low arm holes, which makes the jacket fit much differently than any other Oxxford that I have worn or tried on.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by weeks
I have an Oxxford which is the "Laurent" cut. I have no idea how old it is. The thing that bugs me about it, is that it has low arm holes, which makes the jacket fit much differently than any other Oxxford that I have worn or tried on.

This model, of which I also have a few, was Oxxford's 1980's response to Armani-mania. It features an ultra-low gorge, chisled shoulders and many of the jackets have no vent. I never wear mine.

To Big Brother, Big Sister, they should go.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
This model, of which I also have a few, was Oxxford's 1980's response to Armani-mania. It features an ultra-low gorge, chisled shoulders and many of the jackets have no vent. I never wear mine.

To Big Brother, Big Sister, they should go.


Sounds awful!

I personally have not met an Oxxford that I find attractive. They are beautifully made, but are way too frumpy (yes inluding the Radcliffe) for my taste.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I personally have not met an Oxxford that I find attractive. They are beautifully made, but are way too frumpy (yes inluding the Radcliffe) for my taste.

I'm offended sir!! I suggest our duel be done with umbrellas at noon tomorrow!!

Seriously, that's why I like the Crest. I think it's conservative without being positively dowdy.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by thinman
I'm offended sir!! I suggest our duel be done with umbrellas at noon tomorrow!!

Seriously, that's why I like the Crest. I think it's conservative without being positively dowdy.


I really should have added... on me. The shape of the Crest shoulders look terrible on me, but I think that your pciture looks great. We are definitely not the same body type.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by thinman
To make the discussion more concrete, here's a picture of a MTM Oxxford Crest. I don't find it boxy at all (I hate boxy-looking suits):


That's a good looking suit! Did you have to have much done to fit it?
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Sounds awful!

I personally have not met an Oxxford that I find attractive. They are beautifully made, but are way too frumpy (yes inluding the Radcliffe) for my taste.

IMO, they only really look good on someone who's not running for public office if you buy the size down long rather than the regular in your size. (Assuming you wear a regular.)

For a sportcoat, going a size down and regular gives you a classier variant of the current New York look.

(FWIW, I own two Oxxfords, both bought per the guidelines above.)
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by maxnharry
That's a good looking suit! Did you have to have much done to fit it?

Thanks maxnharry. It's MTM. I have a terrible time finding OTR suits that fit me. I'm 6'3", 160 lbs. and wear a 38L or 38XL jacket, have a 15" neck, 36" sleeves, 31" or 32" waist, 36" inseam....you get the idea.

iammatt, I find most other Oxxford suit models look terrible on me (frumpy is a good word), but I really like the roped shoulders on the Crest. I think they look good without being "in your face" like Brioni shoulders. In fact when I first saw the Crest model on a store mannequin, I did a 180 degree about-face, because I thought it was a Brioni. It was like no other Oxxford I'd seen and I decided I had to have one. Now I'm considering an Oxxford Crest navy blazer, when I can scrape together the cash...
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