As promised, pictures of my outfits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mt_spiffy, Apr 3, 2008.

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    Why is this thread getting so much attention? It's not like it's uncommon for white trash to dress poorly. I don't know anything about OP but from the way he dresses, little about him can change being white trash.

    This is uncalled for. I may not agree with his clothing choices, but this guy has been nothing but polite in his responses.

    Grow up.
     


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    I LOL'd at the last pic. Wonderful, tasteful shot laying down on the couch.
     


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    Seriously, what's with the white trash comments?

    The quality of some people on this forum...
     


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    A serious question: do you own any suits with pleated backs, and if so do you find them more useful/comfortable for playing music? As a bassist I wave my arms around in a large range of motion, especially when playing arco, and I was thinking a pleated back could be useful. I figure I could get the jacket fitted more closely elsewhere if I had some spare mobility in the back.
     


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    A serious question: do you own any suits with pleated backs, and if so do you find them more useful/comfortable for playing music? As a bassist I wave my arms around in a large range of motion, especially when playing arco, and I was thinking a pleated back could be useful. I figure I could get the jacket fitted more closely elsewhere if I had some spare mobility in the back.
    I think you will find that high armholes on a suit will give you greater mobility. A pleated or "action" back will also provide greater mobility although this feature is more commonly found in vintage clothing.
     


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    Why is this thread getting so much attention? It's not like it's uncommon for white trash to dress poorly. I don't know anything about OP but from the way he dresses, little about him can change being white trash.
    Mt_spiffy has been nothing but a gentleman on this forum. Many of us may be amused by his clothing but he has certainly earned our respect. He seems to be a good sport and a good guy. This is totally uncalled for.
     


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    I think you will find that high armholes on a suit will give you greater mobility. A pleated or "action" back will also provide greater mobility although this feature is more commonly found in vintage clothing.
    Higher armholes definitely do help; I've noticed pleated backs on some of those 4-button "ESPN analyst style" suits, though.
     


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    I like the pleated back from a fashion perspective, but it does nothing to help with mobility that I've noticed.

    I am, measured by my tailor, a 43L. I usually buy my suits in a 44L which causes them to run a bit big (which has been discussed at length here). This way I can play comfortably, however the guitar strap does cause them to bunch up slightly in the front. A contributing factor is that I have broad shoulders, but my chest and waist are small. I have the waists taken in, but there's only so much that can be done with the chest. I would really need MTM to have a suit jacket that fit comfortably and looked perfectly tailored with the guitar strap attached.

    As you alluded to, it is the shoulders and arms that are the biggest issue for ability to play comfortably.
     


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    DISCLAIMER: I work in the music industry, so my style, perception, and budget are probably drastically different than the majority here!
    I always chuckle when I see this. I work in the fashion industry, doesn't mean I listen to music that makes me look like a clown.
     


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    1. I can't believe this thread is back

    2. I dig that tweed. Nice find, Monsieur Spiffy
     


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    I like the pleated back from a fashion perspective, but it does nothing to help with mobility that I've noticed.
    Thank you. I might play a much larger instrument but that's a useful bit of information.
     


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    You play electric or upright bass?

    BTW today I saw a suit with THREE back pleats.
     


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    Have you considered buying only extra long ties? Unless you already do. You tie these uber massive knots but it looks like as a consequence your tie doesn't go more than halfway down your chest, which may also explain that top button only thing.
     


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    I like the pleated back from a fashion perspective, but it does nothing to help with mobility that I've noticed.

    I am, measured by my tailor, a 43L. I usually buy my suits in a 44L which causes them to run a bit big (which has been discussed at length here). This way I can play comfortably, however the guitar strap does cause them to bunch up slightly in the front. A contributing factor is that I have broad shoulders, but my chest and waist are small. I have the waists taken in, but there's only so much that can be done with the chest. I would really need MTM to have a suit jacket that fit comfortably and looked perfectly tailored with the guitar strap attached.

    As you alluded to, it is the shoulders and arms that are the biggest issue for ability to play comfortably.

    You have a tailor? [​IMG]
     


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