٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I think that the shoulders on the 48 look good, and that the sleeve length and the waist look good out of the box. Right now, I feel that Edouard would fit the size 50 jacket better if he was a few inches fatter (or conversely, if the suit were taken in through the body), and the sleeves taken up an inch and a half or so.
     
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    please to work on that between now and the 17th.


    those ASs look great. love the sole.
     
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    Yeah, what I am saying is I think the 50 will fit him better after tailoring than the 48 can out of the box, or with any adjustments. Ultimately, I think most people wear jackets too small to try to get them to fit the best without alteration, which makes sense, but then the jackets suffer other issues because of this. I think finding a jacket that fits easy in the chest is key, and essentially ignoring the baggy waist, (which will be nipped by a tailor) gives a much better fitting garment. Again, just my experience from watching what people buy and post in the alterations thread, and also what I would do years ago.
     
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    Agreed. I definitely think the 50 is a better fit where it counts, and as you said--the waist can be nipped easily. I don't think I've ever bought a jacket OTR that didn't need a nip in the waist.
     
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    The problem seems to be with the sleeve pitch and the shape of the back, which seems to show in both the 48 and the 50, and which would require similar adjustments. I like where the shoulders hit more on the 48, and the vents don't appear to be opening up.
     
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    Excellent shots of the fits. :slayer:

    I'll go home and take some measurements tonight with these in mind.
     
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    +1. exact comments was about to make. sleeves are also twerking a bit down their length.
     
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    I know what you're getting at. But I'd say that sleeve length is of absolutely zero importance when looking at this - you should make total abstraction of it when judging the fit. Sleeves are unfinished and therefore will be altered with 100% certainty.

    Clearly some people like their jackets to be Barena Venezia short while others prefer a more classic fit. It's impossible to substitute for personal preferences - we can look at fit with a somewhat objective eye and I'd say that both 48 and 50 here are acceptable objectively, with 50 being a slightly better fit (particularly at the shoulders and the way it drapes on the hips in a more flattering way). Beyond that, objectivity has limits and subjective preference comes into play - e.g. some like it short, others like it long; some like it very fitted, others like it comfortable. Same thing with shirts. There's no possible substitution of an objective measure in that subjective preference.
     
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    that was my plan!
     
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    To simplify the discussion, Malat, take a 50. Should work. If not, we're happy to exchange it [​IMG]

    (Malat is a little more athletic than me if you remember...~177 vs ~173).
     
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    I'm not sure whether I should be glad that the smallest size (UK 7.5?) seems too big for me. (I'm usually a US 8/ UK 7.) Already spent way too much on my wardrobe this season. That said, the wingtips are lovely... :drool:
     
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    It would be nice to get paid for the uggos.
     
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    Hard work is its own reward, young man.
     
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    I wanted to get the Alex Begg tartan cashmere scarf as birthday gift to myself. Unfortunately, it was sold out during the weekend. Lo and behold! I was surprised as to what my girlfriend got me! :slayer:

    [​IMG]

    Anyway, can anybody comment on the Buttero sneakers? How does it compare to Common Projects low achilles sneakers?

    Thanks!
     

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