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East Sicily Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by UrbanComposition, May 27, 2016.

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I like the tobacco fresco with light brown/oatmeal/off-white pents. (These might look grey-ish, depending on your screen but they're in the family described.)

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    The 3-piece idea sounds good, but I'd stick with a suit and not try to use a jacket in that shade as a sport coat. The color sounds nice but like suiting to me.
     
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  2. Thin White Duke

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    @UC yeah the way your lapels roll right now looks great, totally get the 'three dimensional' look you're describing - I prefer this over the hard-rolled to two Mr Six version posted below yours.

    @Mr Six, but don't be mad, yours is still a classy look. Again it might be my phone but the strides look gray to me in that pic. I do agree that off white / oatmeal strides would be a good suggestion to shake things up. I just got the lower budget version of this rig - SS suit in brown (tobacco-ish!) linen. It has patch pockets so fits the blazersuit description much beloved on SS and I already have some off white linen strides I can pair the jacket with, but brown is new to me so I love looking at these pics to get inspiration for what I might wear with it. Is there something up with your shoulders or did you go for camica and it just hasn't settled yet?

    I'm also curious what shoes you wore. I saw pics of Vox in brown suit with chilli shoes and UC has burgundy in his pic. I have chili captoes, #8 shell longwings, burgundy punch caps and burgundy Chelseas any of which would work but I reckon the chili captoes and the Chelseas will be the best options.

    Anyway thanks to you both for sharing great pics and inspirations! Should get mine back from being tweaked at the tailor not week so looking forward to trying it out.
     
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  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I prefer 3/2 but it's a matter of taste. I wore mid-brown derbys there. I wouldn't do burgundy with off-white/light brown/oatmeal trousers. Snuff suede would be good too. I like burgundy/oxblood with the tobacco fresco pents.
     
  4. bry2000

    bry2000 Well-Known Member

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    Black shoes look really good with suits in the brown family.
     
  5. Murlsquirl

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    Fantabulous. I like my tobacco with snuff and burgundy. UC's StC are perfect.
     
  6. Thin White Duke

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    Yeah good call. With the full suit I could choose burgundy but if worn with cream strides you're right chilli or snuff would be better. I have snuff suede punch caps. Can't wait to get it back now.
     
  7. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Picture is out of focus, sleeves are wonky, and it was the end of an entire day being in this suit. Oh well; here it is anyway, for posterity.
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  8. chobochobo

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    Looks good. More importantly, how does it feel?
     
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    While not tight, it does feel very close to the back. I still have plenty of mobility. I was very aware of it at first, but by the end of the day I had forgotten about it. Next time I'll ask for slight shoulder extension and a touch more room in the upper back.
    The more I wear it, the more I prefer the drape of Arrigo's jackets. I asked Palmisciano if he knew about drape (drappeggio, piega, etc) and he replied that if I'd like more room in the chest he'd be happy to do so. Not sure if he had never heard of it, or if he simply equates drape with roominess.
     
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  10. chobochobo

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    Oh, that reminds me, Arrigo and his wife paid particular attention to the armholes which were cut pretty high.
     
  11. Murlsquirl

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  12. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to robo-pose, but here's a shot of the jacket from Palmisciano that had zero fittings, based solely on measurements and fittings from the brown fresco jacket.
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  13. chobochobo

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    Looks great. Though the upper chest gives the impression that it could be snug if you inhaled too deeply. Shoulders seem a bit less 'relaxed'?
     
  14. UrbanComposition

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    Chest has far less drape than Arrigo's. It's not tight, but it is very lean. I prefer somewhere in between the two.
     
  15. Anden

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    Very very nice!
     
  16. chobochobo

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    What fabric is it ?
     
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    You down with LGB
    (Yeah you know me)
     
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