I don't get the lowering of front and back rise- does it feel too high for you? It doesn't look too high at all.
Maki g them wide enough at thighs to let them fall to knee, as opposed to gripping the leg,may improve the bum bunch.
In regards to Luxire, even though you cant customise some aspects via the online form if you send them specifications of what you want they will virtually do anything for the same price.
In respect to the wiki I tend to agree with Oli's points, I guess on the other hand if you participate or keep an eye on the boards you see the same names pop up again and again, which are essentially tacit recommendations of the collective consensus.
I measured pants and adjusted; probably a little too aggressively.
The rise is a little off; the crotch is a tiny bit droopy (which isn't apparent in that photo). I'm guessing the back vs front rise thing is about balance?
I'm not going to alter the rise though when I get these tailored; just let out at the hips and thigh. I'll see how much of a difference that makes to the pants.
edit: Just put the pants on and did a test by pinching away some of the back rise -- had an immediate effect on the droopiness. Basically there's an excess of material that my behind is not filling out and hence the creases. Good eye, Romp!
Will see if the local tailor can do something about it at a reasonable cost, and I'll post up some post op photos.
My only concern there is I'd basically be saying 'give me a little less in the seat; I have a flat derriere'. Leaves it a little to their discretion, which may not turn out right. Haha.
I'm busy pulling an all nighter - I still don't rate it.
Consumers are overwhelmed by choice, even if in Australia most of it is shit. We'd be better off picking 1-2 brands with extensive online catalogues (I'd say Herringbone and MJ Bale) and recommending Suit Shop and P Johnson when the person is ready to dip their toes into M2M. Lets face it, thats not someone reading the styleforum wiki.
One of the things I like about putthison and the book 'fuck yeah meanswear' is theres a basic response of low, mid and high tier. I was able to get my head around options a lot faster rather than having to make constant inquiries.
Yeah points taken, if I can be bothered I'll consider making some changes. I didn't originally make it like this because some people are completely new to the menswear game, others just want to know whats on offer in Australia and people have a range of budgets.
I'd still say you're being a bit of a shithead though, because whilst there may be too much information, or poorly organised information, it's all there and it's still a heck of a lot better than twenty people separately posting responses or getting pissed off when someone asks "hey guys where can I buy a suit in oz?"
Depends on whether you're starting up or remaking your wardrobe. I'd argue the following would be the safest/most versatile choices:
Navy suit (solid or subtle weave)
Mid-grey suit (solid or subtle weave)
Light blue shirt (subtle weave)
White shirt (subtle weave)
Pink Shirt/or a blue stripe shirt
Navy tie (solid)
Burgundy tie (solid; maybe thin light blue stripes or light blue polka dots)
But sharpness is in the eye of the beholder.
No worries. I'm more than happy to talk through the measurements and how issues can be rectified; hopefully improve my next set of measurements.
Suits: one navy one dark-mid grey.
Shirts: white or pale blue.
Ties: Go to tie bar. get a black grenafaux. Get a navy granafaux.
Just to clarify, so I should be altering the rise measures, but keeping the inseam and outseam constant?