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I'm going to go ahead and post pics of my first Chan suit in this thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drake, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Well-Known Member

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    From a fellow Chaniac: well done.
     
  2. poorsod

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    I hate it because it looks better than mine. [​IMG]

    I think my problem was that I chose 150's and it doesn't drape as well.

    You have a great suit. Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  3. Dragon

    Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Nice suit...the jacket length looks good on you too
     
  4. Mike C.

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    In respect to the broad shoulders, I've always thought that pagoda shoulders with roping can alleviate broadness.

    However, I like the silhouette.


    You're correct about the shoulders... with that much waist suppression the suit needs roped shoulders, here they are too boxy, like a Corneliani. I have yet to see a Chan suit that is well balanced.
     
  5. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful suit! On their website WW Chan quotes starting prices of $1300 and up for a two piece suit in their better fabrics. May I ask the approximate price on this suit?
     
  6. Kent Wang

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    Terrific. Also digging the silk knots.
     
  7. Joel_Cairo

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    I think it looks great. Yes, it is shorter than "rule of thumb" but who cares....the length looks good on you without being outrageously a bum-freezer. I also like the higher button stance. It's definitely a modern looking cut/fit that updates the typical business uniform with a splash of edginess.


    my thoughts exactly. The shorter length gives a nod to what Thom Brown & Michael Bastian & Raf Simons are doing, but the businessness (rather than shrunken fashionness) of the other elements (power-shoulders, no visible ankles) keeps the edginess to a tasteful splash. I like it alot.
     
  8. Holdfast

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    The jacket length and high waist are fine and actually look quite stylish, but the shoulders are a touch too wide to go with those other choices. 1/2" less either side and the whole suit would "mesh" better.

    YMMV of course. And it's still a good-looking suit! Congratulations, many happy wearings.
     
  9. otterhound

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    I love the shoulders. I think the suit looks great. Only thing I'd change is slightly longer sleeves.
     
  10. BrooklynMike

    BrooklynMike Well-Known Member

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    I like it, because its stylish without trying too hard. When I see someone in Thom Browne, the look seems to scream "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"
     
  11. MrDaniels

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    I think it's a great suit and a great outfit-it's amazing how much the pocket square wakes up the suit once you added it.
     
  12. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Drake,
    What did you ask for when you met with Patrick? Clearly, this isn't their house style...
     
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    I like the silhouette on this suit. Very nice.
     
  14. mrchapel

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    Everything fits you incredibly well! Question about the lack of a break in the trousers; is this something that is personal preference or was it Chan recommended?
     
  15. drake

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    LK: Do you think pagoda shoulders would help? I thought about that but thought it would draw even more attention to my shoulders.

    Renault78law: The silhouette is pretty basic: suppressed waist, flared skirt (and a heavy wool and canvas to go with it), roped shoulders (they are roped you just can't see it from my terrible pictures), opened up front quarters, high gorge, slightly shorter jacket, and low rise trousers.

    mrchapel: The break, I think I just told Patrick to give me the same amount of break as was on his trousers.

    A general comment, the shoulders are not as extreme as they look like in the picture in real life. The pictures were just taken from a little above knee height so the shoulders look all weird.
     
  16. itsstillmatt

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    LK: Do you think pagoda shoulders would help? I thought about that but thought it would draw even more attention to my shoulders.

    Renault78law: The silhouette is pretty basic: suppressed waist, flared skirt (and a heavy wool and canvas to go with it), roped shoulders (they are roped you just can't see it from my terrible pictures), opened up front quarters, high gorge, slightly shorter jacket, and low rise trousers.

    mrchapel: The break, I think I just told Patrick to give me the same amount of break as was on his trousers.

    A general comment, the shoulders are not as extreme as they look like in the picture in real life. The pictures were just taken from a little above knee height so the shoulders look all weird.

    If anything I think you need a softer shoulder and not a roped one. I think that roped shoulders look ridiculous nearly 100% of the time. The only exception I can remember is a suit that Thinman has from Oxxford.
     
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    If anything I think you need a softer shoulder and not a roped one...
    Agreed. I'd echo what many other posters have said. Overall, it is a very sharp suit. Nice looking. Appears to be well-made, and fits very well. But the length to my eye is so short that it's actually distracting, more than just a style point.

    I understand the whole Thom Browne look, and the trend that has followed. So if you're just wearing it for going-out OR if you work in an artsy environment, then I'm sure you'll pull it off with charm. But if you work in a serious business setting, 90% of the men (and most of the women, probably) will notice that it's at least an inch short. Maybe 2.
     
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    Agreed. I'd echo what many other posters have said. Overall, it is a very sharp suit. Nice looking. Appears to be well-made, and fits very well. But the length to my eye is so short that it's actually distracting, more than just a style point.

    I understand the whole Thom Browne look, and the trend that has followed. So if you're just wearing it for going-out OR if you work in an artsy environment, then I'm sure you'll pull it off with charm. But if you work in a serious business setting, 90% of the men (and most of the women, probably) will notice that it's at least an inch short. Maybe 2.


    I like the suit, too, for going out rather than business.

    (Thanks, iammatt)
     

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