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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    It is entirely absurd to try to instill 1/10" precision into looking at measurements on paper. That's lower than the manufacturing variance, that's lower than the human margin of error of measuring with a tape. We don't use lasers to measure our jackets here

    Wanting to be precise when trying something on is a different story. Everyone has a different personality with regards to this stuff. But on paper, it's just not rational.
     
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    RANT MORE!! but srsly there is not much more to say. i dont understand the millimetric obsession either.

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    also, thanks for the compliments, gents.
     
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    There's a difference between being demanding about fit and being demanding about measurements. If you're getting bespoke with multiple fittings, you can have the shoulders taken in a little bit at the fitting, and make other mini-adjustments to get the right fit. But being that precise on one of 4 or 5 measurements isn't going to be very helpful, both because of manufacturing variance and because the other differences that those 4 or 5 measurements don't explain are going to swamp whatever effect is made by a small difference in the shoulder width.
     
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    I think the 48 fits better. There's a rippling effect on the shoulders in the 50.
     
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    Just for fun, figured I would snap a pic of my casual friday shirt.

    People seem quite intrigued by it at work...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Embrace the glory of the linen wrinkle ! [​IMG]
     
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    Never. I'm way to OCD and doubt I will ever own linen anything.
     
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    Thanks G. The shirt is wearing in really nicely. Wearing it with some white "summer cords," and it looks surprisingly put together.


    Haha. Either you are a linen person, or you are not. In my opinion, the popover is a great vehicle to show-case the linen. It is such a beautiful fabric, that it really does benefit from a supremely simple design. Let the fabric shine.

    But I know people who also think I look like a homeless person.
     
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    On the whole, it has received surprisingly good reviews. I think people are somewhat perplexed by the idea of the popover... but they are coming around. I get away with murder when it comes to dressing at work...
     
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    Not even with shorts and espadrilles? Where is that awesome @Sotiris pic?
     
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    I might consider linen if I lived in Hawaii. Until then. I just can't do it. I'm with Murl, it's probably my OCD. Gotta get dat Fresco.
     
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    Oh hello.

     
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    Funny, I am fairly OCD about ironing and having crisp shirts and pants. I own a pants press and won't let anyone else iron my shirts (no dry cleaning!). Yet, I love linen and fully embrace the wrinkle when it comes to the casual vibe.
     
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    BTW, let's not lose our eye on the prize guys and get in your requests for this SC.
     
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    I am in on this - emailing Greg on this and the burgundy silk/linen check as well. Gonna be great.
     
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    im pretty much the same. i have the schneider valve jacket and an orlebar brown shirt that are cotton/linen blends, that is about all i can handle. and both a generally worn with more of a SWD vibe. the jacket gets some MC time, but because the blend is mostly cotton i can handle it.


    BAM that is the best one and the one im shooting for. waiting for pricing.
     
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    Ballpark not enough for a kopasaurus? :nest:


     
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    Second best! But the best is shatnez and so I suppose I could live with this one...
     
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    Nope....#1- I hate wrinkles. #2- I live on the CA coast so the weather is always mild (63-67f)...no real need for linen. #3- see #1.
     
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