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Have you ever been completely happy with a sportscoat or business suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Nice suit. Goes well with the tattersall check shirt. Another classic photoshoot with El Baño Fotografía Estudio ®.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2013
  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    If I look good in it and there aren't any real issues, that qualifies as "good enough" for me. I don't think I'm 100% happy with anything I own, but absent spending 4 times what I spend now on MTM to upgrade to bespoke, I don't see me reaching the 100% satisfied hurdle, and even that would take a couple of bespoke commissions. Once I have a good fit and the particular details I like on a particular garment, I just can't make myself be self conscious about something that no normal person would ever notice or care about. Granted many normal people wouldn't care about more significant issues, but I think we hit diminishing marginal returns as we get into more hobbyist worries.
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    I have been 100% happy with most of the garments I have ordered from Chan. A couple of times they missed details I had specified, such as omitting ticket pockets on two jackets and putting flaps on the lower pockets of one jacket i had ordered with patch pockets. However, I might not have made myself clear enough in the latter case when I made my order with Patrick. Otherwise, almost total satisfaction, but I have the sense I may not be as exigent as some of the fellows here.
  4. razl

    razl Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    United States of America v4.0

    That's an aspect that makes the question difficult - time. There are plenty of things I was fully satisfied with at the time, but they lost favor as either I learned more (and dound them lacking as a result) or my tastes evolved (usually to more sophisticated versions). A recent example are plackets on dress shirts sans tie - its something I didn't consider a year ago, but now I do. That has caused me to suddenly have a deficit of shirts for non-tie wear (which is a majority of my time) even though I considered my stable of shirts a near perfect arrangement less than a year ago.
  5. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2005
    Menlo Park, CA

    Belvest model G 540 circa 2004
    Belvest Model G 335 circa 2010.
  6. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    Yes, an Isaia S Model.

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