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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    ok noodles, just for you
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    HAVE.
    I got the right size trousers. I didn't realize that I was trying to get into size 46 trousers.
    I will be picking up the hammed trousers this Friday from a local tailor shop. [​IMG]
     
  3. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    Same maker (Eidos Napoli), but ithe Bloomgdales model will be a slightly different cut (from memory, a bit shorter and with narrower lapels)
     
  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Departmental stores only sell slim suits. I no like it.
     
  5. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    @The Noodles

    this is just from Harrison of Edinburgh...


    harrisons frontier

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    harrisons oyster

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    harrisons fine classics

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    h lesser 9.5/10 oz

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    smiths antiqua

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    smiths gilt edge
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    smiths siena
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    smiths steadfast

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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    Not sure if the swatches above are closer to the blue plaid (2nd pic) or closer to the Samsung Galaxy (1st pic)
    I like the 4th swatch the most. Then 1st and 2nd

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    any u like?
     
  9. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    For $2500 all-in for a MTO Formosa you might as well go local bespoke or from a traveling tailor. That's a bit overpriced for RTW imho. It's about 2200 EUR atm, which would get you a very nice Italian bespoke suit, or a Steed semi-bespoke in a very, very expensive fabric.
     
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  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Nearest tailor, Field Tailor, starts at $4,000 last I checked.
     
  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing in the RTW market that's comparable...it's entirely handmade.
     
  12. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Use a traveling tailor. Steed visits Washington, and I'm sure many others do as well. Use the strong USD to your advantage.
     
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  13. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    Good option if traveling to europe. Can't one get NSM in that price range?
     
  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    huddersfield stuff

    minnis 0725
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    minnis 2543
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    hunt 34322
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    hunt 101015
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    hunt 105980
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    hunt 106104
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  15. Monkeyface

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    Yep. There are also plenty of cheaper tailors in Italy that are also very good. Plenty of options in the EUR 1200-2000 price range.
     
  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    @The Noodles, you should write to harrisons for free swatches. they send them quick

    info@harrisonsofedinburgh.com
     
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  17. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    I guess he doesn't have a lot of options available to him locally. But 2.5K USD is a lot to shell on RTW except the fit is flawless.

    I'd try one of those Panta suits if the price is less than 2.5k. I like variety
     
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  18. venividivicibj

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    What traveling tailors come to LA/SF other than Steed/NSM?


    BTW panta is 1800+ fabric cost
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    It's a hell of a lot. I'm sure there's also a wait involved if you MTO it, and judging by Stitchy's messed up sleeves errors do happen, which would add even more to the wait. I'm 100% certain you can find bespoke or very good MTM in that price range with some research, even in DC.

    If all else fails I'd just wait and go to B&Tailor next year. No need for instant gratification.
     
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  20. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Ugh...B&T would be perfect at this point. But I am not going back until next April or something. At that point, might as well just get 2 suits.

    I think there is one.
     
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