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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    Are you in. Mexico, DeSense? That sounds familiar. :lol:
     
  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    @TweedyProf

    I'm not sure why the fina has silk lining and the other one doesn't. May have something to do with the more delicate nature of the fina

    But neither is untipped.


    this is an untipped tie

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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't tell from pics. They self tipped the blue then? Anyway look nice. Worth price?
     
  4. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Stitchie,
    Is the 2nd one sharkskin Formosa???
    Are they cut like Zegna Milano?
    Please do a review for me for I just might pull the trigger.
     
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  5. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    FUDGE, they're all out of stock.
    I wonder if I can do 50 Regular in their size...errrr 40 Regular.
    They do have that size in stock.
    For Zegna milanos, I wear a 38R. 40R is too big.
    Arggggg
     
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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Damn that sucks dude. I told you it was gonna happen! That grey was in stock in 38R a couple hours ago.

    The DB and the Tuxedo are still available
     
  7. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...that freaking sucks. I'll check back in tomorrow morning to see if anybody changed their minds.
     
  8. in stitches

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    sucks that you missed out, and i cant say whether or not you should have robokopped, but i will tell you this. stop being a retard. :)

    seriously, forget about the zegna milano fit for a minute. as long as you are buying RTW/OTR there will pretty much be no perfect suit. not for every voluptuous curve if your body. you NEED a good tailor. and as you are in DC, and are not super hard pressed for cash, you have the expert mr. william fields at your disposal.

    the point is, that the formosa for example, is a fantastic cut for a suit, much more towards what you should be probably be looking for than what you are seeing at NM. you take a suit like that, you bring it to will, maybe he nips the waist, or lets it out, or fiddles with a shoulder, or does a few things to the pants... whatever. point is, they are all relatively minor adjustments. as opposed to many of the suits you are trying, they will never be what you want. you cant really fix a skinny lapel or super high buttoning point or low rise pants or an insanely boxy cut.

    you need to step a lil bit away from what you are comfortable with. as long as you are stuck in what you are holding onto, you will unlikely move on. and thats fine. just dont expect these NM suits to be anything other than what they are.

    <3

    anyhow, to answer your question, they are very much not boxy cut, im just fat.
     
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  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    :embar: was i too harsh? :(
     
  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    No, spoken with tough love. Sometimes the truth hurts. :nodding:
     
  12. Rudals

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    Stitchie,
    I think you are misunderstanding me when I reference the Milano cut. That isnt what I want but it was something that I liked and knowing that you know Zegnas, I thought I use the Milano as a reference in trying to figure out how the Formosa is cut.
     
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  13. DeSense

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    In Jakarta, BG. I could tell you long stories about my custom/s experience here.
     
  14. in stitches

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    I am teh sorry I misunderstood, Rudals. Honestly, I have a bunch of jackets from Zegna, all different cuts. And I am not expert enough to know their nuanced.

    They pretty much all needed adjustments in someway before they were right for me. And now I love them all!
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Desense, have you had any experience with Jalan Swirijaya? They run about 375USD here and have some of the best fitting lasts for my foot. How much do they run in Indonesia?
     
  16. DeSense

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    Have to say I have never seen that brand name over here. And I have looked around a lot. Are you certain they are actually made in IDS and it's not just a marketing name? This, plus the name could also be Malaysian (same artificial bahasa roots). Let's do some research. ;)

    PS: Googled. So they are in fact IDS made, probably in Bandung (not Jakarta), now to find an outlet in Jakarta...
    Keep you posted.
     
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  17. Monkeyface

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    I'd say some of their cuts, such as the lazio, sienna or la spalla are a hell of a lot nicer than those zegnas. They'd also be perfect for your body type. Most fabrics are from very reputable mills, s120/s130/s140 and have lots of surface interest, not those shiny zegna fabrics. All of the cheaper suits are half canvassed, while the more expensive line is fully canvassed and has a lot of handmade details. Lots of people on here wear it, clarinet player, timotune, steffenbp, myself, etc.

    Starting at $459, you can see them as a suitschool. Try a couple of different cuts and fabrics, see what looks good on you and what doesn't in the comfort of your own home, and return for free what doesn't suit you.

    It'd be good for you to get a little outside of your NM comfort zone.
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    If you can, they are excellent shoes. Probably not on par with AE in terms of durability (the soles aren't quite as good) but are better than they in finishing and design as well as QC.
     
  19. mimo

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    That's pretty much the doctor's prescription; welcome in! :)

    As modelled by the splendid Mr Braddock. It is at the casual end for a staple, this is true, but it is also very nice indeed.

    You are a long-term project. After the suits we will work on your mind and then raise your children. Fear not.


    Do not do that! Impulse kopping of labels you've heard are great (even if they ARE great!) but don't necessarily fit you, is where we started. Put stuff on. Then buy it if it fits. Don't buy it, then put it on regardless of whether it fits.
     
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  20. DeSense

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    I'm so with you in all this, mimo. 《big thumbs》
    Exception possibly suitsupply. Given their logistics and nice looking stuff, I'd give that a go for suits/scs.

    As for that nmwa formosa. It looks great but the low quarters are very open IRL compared to look on the site. If one likes it, fine.
     
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