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New Oxxford MTM suit - from bad to good

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    The shirt is Ascot Chang
     
  2. Kasper

    Kasper Well-Known Member

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    And the suit!

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    The length of the jacket sleeves look good. I think this pattern would look good with a solid ecru shirt. Do you think a lining like this is formal enough for a business environment?
     
  3. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    Well, looks much better than many Oxxfords I have seen. Love the lining btw, excellent choice!

    + 1 on both counts, and I'm no fan of Oxxford's look.
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    In a business environment, nobody will ever see your lining. The only person who sees it is me when I take the coat on and off.
     
  5. darkoak

    darkoak Well-Known Member

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    Nice suit, zjpj. I agree that the pockets look low. Who took the initial measurements for you? One of the salesmen or a tailor?
     
  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Nice suit, zjpj. I agree that the pockets look low. Who took the initial measurements for you? One of the salesmen or a tailor?
    a tailor
     
  7. jml90

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    That lining of off da heezy fo sheezy mah neezy.....
    Wow I'm entirely too white to say that.
     
  8. Jovan

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    Good suit, but I don't think it's 6-months-for-MTM good at their asking price.
     
  9. jrandyv

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    For a somewhat different perspective; I have 4 Oxxford suits, mostly from Wilkes in SF. All bought on sale, at least 40% off with original prices around $3500 and price paid around $2000. All had a reasonable amount of alterations done by the store's tailors and fit well. (I am a nearly perfect 46L although an Oxxford Crest took a goodly amount of tailoring) I just received and am pleased with, a Oxxford sport coat bought sight unseen working with a Bergdorf's sales person which I'll have let out a little and buttons done here in Portland at Mario's.
    Without any MTM or bespoke experience I am more that satisfied with the Oxxford's I have and plan to add six more sport coats in the coming years.
     
  10. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Suit looks good on you. Do the back pockets not have buttons on Oxxfords?
     
  11. Demeter

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    That looks great, z!

    I agree with the pockets, but overall, it's a great cut.
     
  12. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    That is what I worry about with the travelling tailors, including the ones from SR. Having that second basted fitting makes life so much easier.

    If there's a problem and you want the clothes faster, you just get on an airplane. I understand that people have been known to do that for fittings. [​IMG]

    In my experience, you rarely see bespoke clothes in six months. With a perfected pattern I can get a forward fitting in four months and have clothes in seven if nothing goes wrong. If there's more than the most trivial adjustment, add two or three more months.

    I have settled into a pattern where I order spring clothes in the fall and expect them the following summer. I'll order winter clothes in the spring and get them the following winter.
     
  13. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Nice suit Zack. I also love the choice of lining. Your right shoulder does look a bit lower in the picture. The length looks absolutly perfect, if your Borrelli hits at the same place as this oxford does then i would leave it alone. Whos the shirt maker, T&A?

    Also, the sleeves shouldn't look so rumpled.

    The fabric looks beautiful.
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Also, the sleeves shouldn't look so rumpled.

    The fabric looks beautiful.

    Well, some fabrics tend to rumple a bit in the sleeves. I can't think of an flannel suit that I have ever seen that doesn'trumple a bit through the elbows, but I can't tell what fabric this is anyway. The suit looks nice to me. As an aside, everybody here who gives a lot of critiques tends to also post some pictures of their own clothing. You know, it adds a little gravitas to the opinions. Maybe you could post something of you, or perhaps some of your clients to show us what you do like. That would be more helpful than constantly advising besom pockets and nitpicking.
     

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