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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    So your only suggestion is to go Formosa or Eidos mtm?
     
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member

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    No, that's only if his budget was/is 1500gbp for one suit. Definitely not going to work for an entire wardrobe.
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I would suggest taking that suit that fits well across the shoulders, and measuring the distance between the shoulder seams: so much easier when you can see a clear line, and you know it's the measurement that the maker/retailer is using, or should be.
     
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  4. The Noodles

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    Yup, that's what I figured.
    I wonder if @Cleav would know of any local options.

    I know bespoke is a big no no for people just starting off, but I wonder if that really is the only viable option.
     
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  5. Academic2

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  6. Murlsquirl

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    Yep, that would be ideal. Some don't even charge if they know they will be getting the business.
     
  7. velomatt

    velomatt Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious, do these bespoke or MTM suits come with 2 pairs of trousers? If not, you should order a second pair.

    The pants take the brunt of the abuse from regular wearing, and so it pays to get a second pair if you can. Also, cuts down on the wear/tear from laundering.
     
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  9. WeakMonday

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    Jake Beds... with 3000 pounds... I'd use whatever extra vacation money you have set aside to visit Italy, get two bespoke suits made in Naples, shirts in Naples or Florence and shoes you can buy once you have more money to spend (first paycheck). If you are feeling even more adventurous you could get the suits in Sicily (very little info) and then have enough left over for shoes. Make sure you contact the tailors ahead of time first wherever you go and DO NOT plan to do this in August.
     
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  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I don't think someone's first suit should be MTM...
     
  11. WeakMonday

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    Yea I'd just go right to bespoke [​IMG]
     
  12. Darkside

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    I just found out today that I will be spending the next four years (at least) in Boston. Any sartorial traditions there a newcomer should know about?

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. The Noodles

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    Ugh...lucky. I want to move to Boston*

    *Excludes cold weather months
     
  14. mdancel

    mdancel Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think about CT shirts for $29? I just ran across this link.

    www.ctshirts.com/deltasky

    I was thinking about this shirt and a pale blue solid.



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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    CT for $30 is a good deal. Not the best shirts in the world but perfectly serviceable.
     
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  16. Jake Beds

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    I had a mate measure for me and I came out at 18, blade to blade.

    To reiterate, my budget for the entire wardrobe is £2500.
     
  17. ridethecliche

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    Depends on the collar. The semi spread on mine is gawd awful.
     
  18. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Murl, if he was measured correctly can he not pursue Kent Wang or susu?
     
  19. kulata

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    You'll be better served picking up transient pieces at stores like TM Lewin to get you started
     
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  20. Jake Beds

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    is flying to Naples a real.option? Because if it is I will go, sounds fun.
     
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