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    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    I had considered getting second pair of pants, not done that yet.
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    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    any time I dive into a new interest - shoes, luggage, suits, watches, etc.... I do go down a rabbit hole. Thanks for the reassurance. I do have an older darker navy blazer in hopsack, that is on its last legs. I will consider a separate replacement later this year.
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    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    At the risk of reigniting the old blazersuit discussion, let me say as a newbie I don't understand everything. This is very close up bright outdoor sun photo of a navy jacket suit separate in Nailhead that I have, next to a high weave fabric from VBC designed specifically for sports...
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    In the end if you don't get a good fit with the remake, and its not worth tailoring to correct - they will accept it back and issue a refund. They are good about that.
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    Yes, and he went to their store in NYC (like I did) for a fitting. Two real misses. Something is wrong with their suit process.
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    Should slope, shoulder width adjustments. I had some similar issues and we could never get the fit right on my remakes.
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    Advice - Lapel Width on Suits

    You and I are close in size. I get MTM suits. My jacket size for most fittings is 52-54L. 4 inch lapels look very "normal" and not "wide" on me. 3.5" would work and be okay, but not as nice. One of my MTM companies who is a bit classic offers several lapel sizes with 3.5 standard. The...
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    In my experience their suits have lower armhole designs. The Bedford line was the worst. Allen line a bit better but still an issue. Attached photo is third remake with the Allen line. I have had much better fit success with a cheaper less liked MTM company which was surprising.
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    Thing is I flew to NY because I loved them so much for shirts, I wanted to get my suit measured there so I paid for a flight and hotel to do it. The fitting went well. I just don't understand how three different suits (with 2 different fit advice remakes) missed the mark so badly. Nearly all of...
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    Love PC shirts, but with their suit I have had three remakes with little success in getting a good fit.
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    VBC fabric line choices for "traveler" sports coats and suits.

    Thank you. I understand these are more commonly available and the ones most often promoted as Traveler blends. I will take a look. Right now I am considering Hall Madden in Chicago which offers both MTM and Bespoke. Bespoke is kind of out of my price range, but that may change in the next year...
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    VBC fabric line choices for "traveler" sports coats and suits.

    Additional followup .... When considering MTM suits and sport coats I have found a number of places that say they carry fabrics from "VBC" or "Drago" or "XYZ". However 90% of the time this means they carry a very limited selection from these fabric mills and NOT access to the full line. That...
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    Need inspiration for business casual style

    Style is very personal. I looked to many sources on youtube for inspiration on business casual and smart casual. Here is one channel I liked for his style. It may not be your choice. I don't know places in the EU, as what I buy I get from USA or Canada. Many folks like this place in Canada...
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    VBC fabric line choices for "traveler" sports coats and suits.

    Just to followup on this post in case anyone looks here in the future. Here is a video with a section on the supersonic line. In this book, near there are specific set of fabrics for blazers. There is also this link on the supersonic fabrics. Best wishes.
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    Getting my first bespoke item (sport coat)

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    Getting my first bespoke item (sport coat)

    I agree with you that plain Grey is much less versatile then navy.
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    Getting my first bespoke item (sport coat)

    I think 380gsm is more a cool weather weight particularly if canvased and fully lined. Also a solid no pattern for a sports jacket is a bit plain and hints of suit jacket, but the texture does support a sport coat. Something with a pattern and mid weight that kind of looks nice to me...
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    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    My shirts are either button down or hidden button down, no iron, with standup placket. I do really like the royal oxford shirts.
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    VBC fabric line choices for "traveler" sports coats and suits.

    I see there is a line of VBC material called "Supersonic" which appears to be wrinkle resistance/stain resistant. I am primarily looking for sports coats for planes, trains, business use etc. I may also order a suit or two. What fabric lines would be best to look at from VBC - or is Supersonic...
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    Why would you buy a NEW suit?

    Same reason I really can't buy OTR. I have a 14 inch drop. MTM is the only way for me. I can't afford Bespoke.

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