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Going to Mr. Ned for my first MTM suit, any tips?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by trouble, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. trouble

    trouble Member

    Jan 30, 2013
    Hey everyone,
    I'm heading to Mr. Ned tomorrow to get my first MTM suit. I was hoping to get some tips, and some feedback on what I ask for. Naturally, I will post pics here and in the tailoring thread so you can rip it to shreds learn from my experience.

    Here's what I think I am looking for:
    • Something gray, since I like it better than navy and will have plenty of opportunities to expand my wardrobe later.
    • Two buttons, besomed pockets, no cuffs on the pants, and no ticket pocket (since I'm average height and need longer-looking lines.)
    • A flattering but not too tight fit. I work out enough that I don't want something shapeless, but I'm not dumb enough to think I deserve something skin-tight. Is this specific enough?
    • Adjustable waistband pants - someone (AAAC maybe?) said pants should just fit, so you shouldn't wear a belt. I agree.
    • SB jacket and plain front pants - I find DB and pleats too complex.
    • Working cuffs - tasteful flaunting is so necessary.

    Any advice on how to adjust what I ask for or tips on the process in general would be very helpful.

    Also, people have mentioned getting the hand stitching on the lapels; what does that add?



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