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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Yeah I've given most of that a read in the past but some of the information there is contradictory or misleading, whilst you guys are usually pretty good.
     
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    Or the tailor used a cut that doesn't suit the wearers body.

    The silhouette of the suit isn't derived just from point measurements. For instance, how the fabric contours between the chest and waist and waist and hip measurements is going to have a very big effect on how well the suit looks.

    It isn't as easy as just pointing the finger at the consumer and saying "it is all your fault, you didn't use your measuring tape correctly".
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    If you re biz caz or 24/7 casual friday - in IT? then I'd say look seriously at Lands End. Go for their tailored fit. Everything else is American huge.
    They do an option in Tall I think - you can get shirts and chinos in your length at no extra cost and landed here cheaper than you'll get alterations done - well not quite - but almost with their frequent 30% off everything.

    In South Melb - looking for a good inexpensive suit - try Azzaro
     
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    And there lies the difficulty with getting online MTM 100% right all of the time. My opinion is that it's a combination of what Prof B. Bear has said about idiots and also what you've just added, Michael Sy.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    And sadly that combination increases the likelihood of absolute disasters.
     
  6. Prof. B. Bear

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    Cmon dude hit the gym and start bulking up. Looking aesthetic in clothing starts with having an aesthetic frame. If you're just after shirts I suggest Cottonwork (where I get all my shirts from). Apparently Luxire is good too. Lands End is OK for chinos but they're usually pretty baggy. Their shirts are super baggy. But if you manage to cop a few on sale for $20 then spend another $20 on tailoring they'd be worth while.


    Measurements are all the MTM operators have to go off of. I'm quite certain that the actual "cut" of the suit is standardised with the only thing changing being the amount of fabric used and the measurements of each point. If you get your measurements on point, your suit will be on point.

    I've yet to see otherwise. However for traditional MTM I'd agree with you.
     
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    Great, thanks for the tip. Do Lands End ship internationally or will it require an intermediary?

    Also, do you have experience with their Tall fit stuff? Does it literally just make the body longer, or is it bigger all round?
     
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    This doesn't help answer my question in the slightest.
     
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    Ship direct - can return locally for any reason = $10. Their tall iirc has longer sleeves and longer body - thats all. Check out their site.
     
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    If you provide the exact same set of measurements to two different MTM companies, I could bet my bottom dollar that you'll get two suits back that fit differently to each other.
     
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    Wow, I had no idea Lands End had a local return address. In fact, I didn't even know they would ship here. Thanks!
     
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    Yep, they've got a return address in Sydney, if memory serves me correctly. Much cheaper to pay postage to Sydney than to the US!
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

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    There is always J Crew chino shorts. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Has anyone taken the plunge and checked this new affiliate out?

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/319339/apolis-official-affiliate-thread

    They are an American company that prides itself on giving back to the community by impeccable 'social standards'. They have a very charitable and commuity oriented outlook, which personally, I quite like in a retailer. Nourishing the less fortunate. There full story is here: http://www.apolisglobal.com/about/

    Anyway, down to the business, their chinos look pretty good!
     
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    I took these for the Luxire thread, but they may as well serve as a promo for Henry Carter Neckwear + the great knot they tie (nothing to do with my own tie-tying skills)...

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