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Pictures of new suit -- comments welcome

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boston, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    I love the color. Don't have anything else to add save I'd rather wear my trousers a bit shorter and perhaps the coat just a tad shorter too.
     
  2. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    You're one of the first on this forum who actually show us a suit which fits (almost) right. I don't think you can go any better than that through RTW anyway.

    Don't bother listening to all these SR freaks :
    - I don't think the pants are too long : they are quite elongated and slim that way, which is good.
    - I don't think you need any more waist suppression.

    One thing however is bothering me : the shoulders are too wide.
    Narrower lapels + shoulders would have been better.

    And, of course, as many mentioned : the sleeves are a bit short + button the cuffs.

    Otherwise, very nice looking suit .

    .luc
     
  3. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Wear nicer shoes with that nice suit.

    The pockets make the suit noticeable, and a suit should not necessarily be noticed. What I mean is, one should not remember what you were wearing, just that you looked nice. With this suit, I will basically only remember the pockets.

    Oh, and the nice stitching.
     
  4. johnw86

    johnw86 Well-Known Member

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    The gorge looks fine to me...but then I'm probably more conservative than most of the other members.

    Also, I think given the fit of the jacket waist on your backside, more waist suppression would pull and create other problems.

    Looks like a great purchase. Enjoy.
     
  5. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    - I agree, the pants look long in that picture. I'll need to try them on again to see if they really are long, or if I just need to pull them up a little.

    - I also agree that the higher button and waist stance points towards a higher gorge. Something to bear in mind for the next time.

    - The shoulders actually fit very well. Not sure if they can get much narrower, but perhaps they could get softer.

    - I also thought it could do with some more waist suppression, but when I tweak the waist in it does not look any better.

    The suit feels very soft and drapes really nicely. The drape is new for me, but the wool has a soft hand.

    - boston
     
  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    Obviously you've never seen Ernest's collection of Lanvin suits.
     
  7. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    Well, last time I saw pictures of his suits, they were one size too small. But they were not Lanvin...

    .luc
     
  8. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Well-Known Member

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    Nice suit - some minor comments - your sleeve buttons are a little off, and your skirt is 'flaring' a bit too much I think. You may also want to consider a 2 button suit next time - I think you may look better.

    Otherwise - great suit. And please, please tighten that tie - it just detracts from the overall presentation.

    Panzer
     
  9. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Well-Known Member

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    Also it looks great from the back...
     
  10. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    One last note -- I had the lining be purple. my wife thought this was a dumb idea, but now agrees it looks great.

    -boston
     
  11. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Well-Known Member

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    Boston,

    is that a bespoke suit?
     
  12. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    You're one of the first on this forum who actually show us a suit which fits (almost) right.
    This is a rather absurd statement. I'd say that the vast majority of those who post pictures of themselves in a suit are wearing a very well fitting suit. If you are referring merely to those posts that ask, "Does this suit fit right?" or "What do you think about this suit?" than perhaps most of those suits don't fit perfectly well. But that's precisely why the member makes such a post.
     
  13. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    MilanoStyle:

    I'm not sure if I would say it was true bespoke. I am told that there is a pattern cut for me, but I have not seen it. While the collar is hand felled, there is also a fair amount of machine work on the garment. It is full canvas though, and the quality of the construction seems to be very good, but not "artisnal".

    I would consider it more MTM with *lots* of options and far more personal customization for fit than your standard, department store MTM. But true artisnal bespoke, made by 80 year old italians masters? No.

    -boston
     
  14. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    did you have multiple fittings?
     
  15. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    And what exactly is this thread ?

    For someone bold enough to ask here wether his suits fits or not, this is the best I've seen. Even if I compare it to what I have seen in the pictures/how are you dressed today threads, this one still ranks high for the best fitting modern looking suit.

    luc
     
  16. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    I could actually be a lot more critical or sarcastic, but I just don't want to. I'm not that much of an asshole.

    Luc
     
  17. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    Your statement was made with neither specific reference to a "how is this suit?" type of thread, nor with specific reference to "modern" suits. I was trying to defend the fit of those such as Cuffthis, Zjp3, myself, etc. who all have posted pictures of very well fitting suits.

    In any event, I wouldn't call this suit modern by any means. The coat at least t is very old school British IMO. The shape certainly isn't modern in the least, and hacking pockets -- while popular again today -- certainly are a detail that has been around for at least a century.
     
  18. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    JN3, let's leave it at that : your aesthetics and mine differ too vastly.

    luc
     
  19. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    JN3:

    For this suit I did not have multiple fittings, but this is not the first one I've had made from the pattern, and I've tweaked things each time.

    The first time, after measuring, I went straight to the forward fitting, and then the coat was done (although I brought it in several months later after the cloth had settled out for some minor adjustments). But I had no skeleton baste fitting, nor did I realy have a finish bar finish fitting.

    As for whether it is "modern looking" or not, I don't really think it is. Details like hacking pockets aside, I think the shoulders, drape, waist suppression, and skirt are pretty classic. My hope was to have a suit that would have been fine 20 years ago and will be fine 20 years from now. And yes, it looks English, but the English suit can certainly count as a classic cut.

    The gorge is lower than is normal today, so that may also disqualify it as "modern" looking. Certainly there is nothing about the jacket that screams "2005". In that respect, I agree with JN3, I suppose. While I am sure styleforum has many well dressed gentleman, I would like to see more pictures. The "reveal yourself" thread has as many t-shirts/shirts as suits.

    Finally, thank you, Luc, for your kind words. One thing I have learned about custom clothing is that discussion is fine, but you learn the most when you actually see the garment on a person (or ideally, your garment on your person). What is flattering for you, or not, what is trendy, or not, and what matters, or not, all become much clearer once the clothing has been made you and look at yourself in it in the mirror. Everytime I have something made, i learn more.

    This board has been educational to me, and I was hoping the pictures would be educational to others. Certainly I will take member's comments to heart the next time I get anything made (which sadly will not be anytime soon. I'm hoping to get some serious mileage out of this suit).

    -boston
     
  20. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that post, Boston. Again, I'd like to say that I really like the suit a lot. Though I think there are things to change for next time, that's the case with every suit.
     

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