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Picked up this navy Loro Piana suit on Ebay. Does it look dated?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamspace, May 2, 2013.

  1. dreamspace

    dreamspace Well-Known Member

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    Made by Isaia, paid 100$ for it... so what the heck, Thought I'd give it a try.
    The lapels measure 4" at the widest point, and pants are pleated. Does the lapel width + lower button stance make it look dated? Haven't had any alterations done to it yet, anything that needs to be tailored (from the pictures)?


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  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    That looks damn good. The button stance is spot on. The lapels are a little wide for my taste, but they're not bad by any stretch. That's a good buy.
     
  3. gambit50

    gambit50 Well-Known Member

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    $100, you did very well. What size? Did they state it was LP and Isaia or you just know from researching now?

    Honestly, that is a pretty amazing RTW from ebay fit. Hell, that looks better than many of the expensive bespoke and MTM jobs you see around SF. I think sleeves could use a nip though that might go for shirt sleeves, too. And maybe a touch of tug near the top button. But the back and upper sleeves are almost totally clean which is quite incredible.

    And I'm sure there will be plenty of haters telling you about the bit of wrinkling here and there but don't pay it any mind.
    Right now, it looks very good. I have plenty of hate, myself. I don't go on about the great suits around the forum but you are looking good, mate.

    Maybe lapels are a bit wide but still within reason. And certainly not enough to ditch it.

    Excellent job. Wear it well.
     
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  4. LeviMay

    LeviMay Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, man, solid kop.
     
  5. MZhammer

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    Killer look, I like a wider lapel myself but that thing looks tailor made for you And you got it for $100? How did you manage to sneak that under the radar?
     
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  6. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    Looks good, just get it pressed (sleeves)
     
  7. dreamspace

    dreamspace Well-Known Member

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    All right, thanks! Bought it off a ebay-seller ("drjeans") that always flips over high-end suiting and coats damn cheap.
    Did some research, and compared labels/dates + work details.
    Even found some Turnbull & Asser business cards in the inside jacket pocket.
     
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  8. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The wider lapels don't bother me. Just avoid skinny ties and small collars.
     
  9. GBR

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    Desperately dated. Demonstrates that you need to buy a new suit to replace it.
     
  10. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    That looks great. The lapels look great--I personally prefer a wider lapel anyways.
     
  11. P-K-L

    P-K-L Well-Known Member

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    Button stance, lapel width etc look fine; it seems to me that the upper back could be a bit tight. In case this is true, one could possibly let out the centre seam a bit in case there is enough allowance.
     
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    Looks great, well done.

    The collar looks a bit loose in the second to last and last photos.
     
  13. Ankor

    Ankor Well-Known Member

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    Dated? This suit is great. Great suits never look dated.

    Fit is good as well so for the price it is a steal.
     
  14. Kiwi Man

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    Good buy.... I wish I was as lucky as you!
     
  15. kasakka

    kasakka Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer a bit lower gorge and slightly narrower lapels but otherwise it looks excellent! The button stance is perfect, I wish it was like that on new jackets instead of the shitty high stances everything seems to have nowadays.
     
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    The suit looks fantastic, seriously. The fit is perfect, and it doesn't look dated at all. Enjoy your suit.
     
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  17. Flyswatter

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    Somewhat old thread, I know, but I just stumbled upon it and have to add to the comments above... damn, what a great looking suit! And for $100 off eBay?! A steal. I would have believed you if you'd said it was a $1000 MTM commission.
     
  18. comrade

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    Wider lapels denote gravitas.
    Narrow lapels and skinny ties work best with acne.
     
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    Wider lapels denote gravitas.
    Narrow lapels and skinny ties work best with acne.
     
  20. Flyswatter

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    +1. I love wide lapels. 4.5" on all my latest MTM suits.
     

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