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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    This suit is dope. Really.
    As far as Nii's comments: I think this suit's sleeves are trimmer, and the shoulders are a lil' more snug on the shoulders. I've had most of mine taken in - I did it once about 4 years ago, and it got addicting. Same with slimming my shirts. I can hardly pay rent anymore [​IMG]


    I do realize that I have many suits that are a bit big in the shoulders. It is rare for me to find a suit that fits correctly in the chest, and the shoulders at the same time. I have been giving serious thought to picking out what suits I feel like having shoulder reductions done to. I also find it interesting that both of Nii's faves, my FSC and this Sammy, were both MTM suits.

    I am already spending hundreds a month to work on new acquisitions. It is getting out of hand. [​IMG] This one only required a little work on the pants.

    Mike
     
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    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    +1000. That is totally me. Now, how much of your monthly budget goes to tailoring? [​IMG] I prolly spend 2-5 times the cost of the suit for alterations.

    Hah. It all depends. I seem to have some pretty average measurements for a 38r, so a lot of stuff fits me off the (thrift) rack. And many times, the previous owner already put some money into tailoring the body. Though recently, I have spend some money on taking in flared trou or tweaking a jacket's sleeves.

    Best recent example- got a 60s sack jacket, 100% cashmere, in a great 60s FU pattern, for $7.00. I then spend $70 on tailoring to get the sleeves and body right. But $77.00 for a perfectly fitting cashmere jacket is worth it to me.
     
  3. PandArts

    PandArts Well-Known Member

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    PandArts: Your tie is Out of This World, I'd love to have it. Maybe Someday...

    Don't Lament, I know it's Torture, but perhaps in One Hundred Years you'll Catch the Object that you Want...but I'm glad to see that you Speak My Language...
     
  4. Jawbreak

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    Autumn colors for Thursday

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  5. dmac

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    Thursday, still swamped.

    Samuelsohn flannel chalkstripe suit, Polo Regent shirt, vintage Elliot Gant tie, Cole-Hahn collections shoes.

    Have a good one,

    Mike



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    Mike that is a beautiful suit.
     
  6. bleachboy

    bleachboy Well-Known Member

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    Bleach Love that tie!

    Thanks! Somebody mentioned the burgundy I was wearing the other day, too. This is a brand new model (apparently) from Brooks Brothers, and they are really super nice tight knit wool. They have it in 11 colors. Link


    Congratulations, you have been assimilated. Personally, I would have gone with a blue oxford. However, this is all SF approved....as a matter of fact, this may be the tweed uniform. Your improvement has been vast, and quick.

    Thank you, sir!


    BB - you are a fast learner, which is good. Unfortunately, some things will still fit poorly, and will need either steady slow replacement, or major alterations by a tailor. the jacket and pants in your fit today are examples of that. you got the colors right, but the fit needs work.

    I know. Based on comments received a few days ago, I have gotten myself a YMCA membership and the plan is to work out all winter until my body looks good, then worry about going crazy with the alterations and/or replacements. Until then I have declared a moratorium on all new clothes. [​IMG]


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    Woo hoo!
     
  7. identity-x

    identity-x Well-Known Member

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    Sticking to the easy options today:

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    Robert Talbott tie??
     
  8. ndw

    ndw Well-Known Member

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    Small nitpick: sleeves are a bit long. All in all, though, your choices are great - would love to raid your closet [​IMG]


    Thanks, UC. Sleeves do appear a touch long. I do prefer my coat sleeves slightly longer than most on here, though, and generally go with a slightly longer shirt sleeve to accomodate. Today my shirt sleeves keep riding up no matter what I do. I find this is a common problem on many of my coats (shirts get stuck on the lining or something?) for which I have no solution except to accept it.
     
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    I will echo the praise for this suit. I think it's the way it fits in the shoulders and chest which really work for you. The coat collar really hugs your neck nicely too. Without peak lapels I think it'd be damn near perfect, but that's just my personal preference.
     
  10. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    Mike that is a beautiful suit.

    Thank you!

    I will echo the praise for this suit. I think it's the way it fits in the shoulders and chest which really work for you. The coat collar really hugs your neck nicely too. Without peak lapels I think it'd be damn near perfect, but that's just my personal preference.

    The peak lapels were the reason I got it! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the kinds words!

    Mike
     
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    Despite the closeness of the tie and PS colours, this is just right IMO. Very nice.
     
  12. Mr. Moo

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    Spoo, Mbreinen did a nice job today. oldogs color combos are always nice. Today, I am an urban cowboy. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmph. Needs more patterns. [​IMG]

    Congratulations, you have been assimilated.
    He's not assimilated until he complains of feeling naked without a pocket square. Come on, Mike; you know the rules.

    Based on comments received a few days ago, I have gotten myself a YMCA membership and the plan is to work out all winter until my body looks good, then worry about going crazy with the alterations and/or replacements. Until then I have declared a moratorium on all new clothes. [​IMG]
    It's inspiring to see a man launch himself into a plan for self improvement. Kudos, bb.
     
  14. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    Spoo, Mbreinen did a nice job today. oldogs color combos are always nice.

    Today, I am an urban cowboy.

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    I like the fit on these pants much better than many of yours, Moo. You really have slimmed down.

    Kudos to you!

    Mike
     
  15. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    He's not assimilated until he complains of feeling naked without a pocket square. Come on, Mike; you know the rules.


    LOL. I resemble that statement. I almost stuck a white TV fold in the pocket of an OCBD the other day...worn without a SC. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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    Very nice, Rob. A razor would do wonders though......[​IMG]
     
  18. MrDaniels

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    Mike that is a beautiful suit.

    +1
     
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    Lovely, NYR.
     
  20. NewYorkIslander

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    Very nice, Rob. A razor would do wonders though......[​IMG]

    LOL, Jeez, imagine if I held out for my raise from LAST YEAR! I'd look like Rip Van Ranger!

    Lovely, NYR.

    Thanks Ace!
     
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