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New Suit. Meat Enclosed. Lots of Pics.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tiger02, May 11, 2007.

  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

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    CBD today. Have at it, negative feedback preferred. I'm going to leave the pictures big.

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  2. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Well-Known Member

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    Are you pants giving you a wedgie, [​IMG] otherwise i ithink it looks pretty good, maybee a little tight along the top portion of your back (could be your posture though.) [​IMG]
     
  3. mafoofan

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    How high is the gorge? I can tell it's high, but given the angle of the photos, it could be high or really high. I would have preferred the button stance a tiny bit lower, but that's me.

    The pants seem to drape a little funny. In the first, straight-on photo, you can see a lot of extra fabric gathering around your left thigh. In the photo of your side profile, you can see some rippling too.

    Overall though, I like it. I think there is some distortion due to the angle of the photos, which might be exaggerating the things I commented on above. To my eye, the fit of the jacket is great. It doesn't appear stiff or tight at all. I just have a personal aversion to three-button jackets.

    Did you have this suit made in Naples?
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Are you pants giving you a wedgie, [​IMG] otherwise i ithink it looks pretty good, maybee a little tight along the top portion of your back (could be your posture though.) [​IMG]

    I don't think the back is tight at all--in fact there's lots of extra fabric, as you can see by the bunching near his underarms.
     
  5. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

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    This should help see the gorge height. I am short. They make me tall. [​IMG] edit: this is a bit lighter than IRL, but the color is correct.
     
  6. Manton

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    CBD today.

    Sigh. Looks like I'm going to have to do a tuturial on how to wear a blue shirt the CBD way.

    Your suit looks good, though. [​IMG]
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    This should help see the gorge height. I am short. They make me tall.

    I hear ya on that one. I had Rubinacci make my gorge high too, but admittedly not quite as high as yours. So, if you don't mind me asking again, who made this for you?
     
  8. tiger02

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    I hear ya on that one. I had Rubinacci make my gorge high too, but admittedly not quite as high as yours. So, if you don't mind me asking again, who made this for you?
    No worries. Will keep it in the dark for a little while, because I have suits on the way from multiple places and don't want previous knowledge to color people's opinions.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Sigh. Looks like I'm going to have to do a tuturial on how to wear a blue shirt the CBD way.

    You suit looks good, though. [​IMG]

    you grammer suck. The suit looks nice Tom. I like it a lot. The gorge is too high for my taste by a touch, but you are short [​IMG].
     
  10. tiger02

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    Sigh. Looks like I'm going to have to do a tuturial on how to wear a blue shirt the CBD way.

    You suit looks good, though. [​IMG]

    Thank your. It is indeed too spread to be true CBD. Such is life.
     
  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    No worries. Will keep it in the dark for a little while, because I have suits on the way from multiple places and don't want previous knowledge to color people's opinions.

    Oh, interesting: blind taste-test!

    You may be short, but you can't be nearly as short as me! If you don't mind me asking, if you wanted to make yourself seem taller, why three buttons and not two or one?
     
  12. edmorel

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    I really like the suit, especially the pants length and cuff diameter. I like the high gorge but I don't like it when it as at the shoulder line, yours might be 1/2 inch too high for me.

    You didn't ask, but I wouldn't piss on that tie if it was on fire [​IMG] (I won't even get into the crappy knot)
     
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    Generally good... something wonky with the back of the right sleeve, but could just be the one pic.
     
  14. Manton

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    This might be a useful exercise.

    A lot of BS gets written about "balance." Some claim that a "balanced" coat is exactly the same length, front and back. Hold a ruler parallel to the floor, and the bottom edges of the coat should meet that ruler all the way around.

    Hogwash. Look at Tom's coat:

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    The front is significantly longer than the back. Is the coat out of balance? No. Look how the back traces the curves of his back. The vents close properly. The vent "panel" (for lack of a better term) lies smoothly. That is balance. It means there is enough cloth, in the right places, to properly conform to his body. Yes, overall length is a part of balance. You need length to trace that curve. But where the coat ends up at the bottom is irrelevent. It is an aesthetic choice. This tailor (like a great many tailors) prefers the front to hang a bit lower than the back. That is not a balance issue.
     
  15. tiger02

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    Oh, interesting: blind taste-test!

    You may be short, but you can't be nearly as short as me! If you don't mind me asking, if you wanted to make yourself seem taller, why three buttons and not two or one?

    Maybe not, but chances are you're not nearly as poorly proportioned as I am! I wanted a 2.5 for this one. Next one will probably be 2.

    You didn't ask, but I wouldn't piss on that tie if it was on fire [​IMG] (I won't even get into the crappy knot)
    Just wait until I break out the purple version [​IMG] Actually the knot was an experiment. I wore it in a FIH with an extra wrap all day, but the tie is about two inches too long so I wanted to try something that would take up more length. It's some kind of weird variation of a Pratt.

    Generally good... something wonky with the back of the right sleeve, but could just be the one pic.
    Checked again and think it's just the pic, or how I was standing there. This was also at the end of a long day.
    This might be a useful exercise.
    I'm a Manton exercise! [​IMG]
     
  16. Augusto86

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    I like the high gorge, it looks good. How tall are you? I also like the lapel roll.

    One thing I can't see is pleats or not. And sleeves seem a little long.
     
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    I like the cut, you look great. The pant lenght and cuff size are perfect imo. Is this a dark or medium grey, almost appears charcoal to me? One thing I have noticed, it seems photos always show more wrinkles and issues than in real life. Maybe I am just imagining things, but it seems that way with my own pics.

    Nicely done. [​IMG]
     
  18. bob

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    The suit looks very nice. Would prefer less break in the trousers. Have you experimented with that? Its a personal preference anyway.
     
  19. Omegablogger

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    I think it looks great on you.

    Trousers look a little strange at the back and a little baggy in the front unmentionables area but maybe thats just your body [​IMG]
     
  20. Brian278

    Brian278 Well-Known Member

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    The entire jacket appears to be nearly flawless, very nice.

    Does anyone else think the substantial cuffs visually shortens his legs? I can appreciate a good cuff, but I think no cuffs or even a shorter cuff travelling a bit farther down the back of the shoe would add to the appearance of length that's so desired by us shorter folk.
     

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