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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    If doodals is going MTM why not go KW? He gets sent a base suit and adjust measurements from there, also lapel with and button stance. He can post pics here and get advice/suggestions before getting his final suit.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm the first to champion spending money within the family, but I think the in person experience is essential here, so I throw my vote behind SS mtm over KW mtm.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Noodles, since you have money to burn with that huge NM refund (wasn't it like 3k?), why not go big with bespoke?

    (Chan, BNTailor, even NSM, etc)

    I'm a little hesitant to go with KW MTM because there's no human measuring you. You don't have the right sense of fit yet.
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Easing into bespoke is the way to go. There are reasons beyond financial ones that I waited this long to start going to tailors in the 2k range...I just wasn't ready.

    Speaking of, any concrete plans for that fabric you purchased?
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    This coat is a little generously cut, no?

    I don't see any shape to it.

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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a bit tight at the chest and waist actually. Can't wear it with thick ties or I get an X at the button.


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  7. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Nice idea of all the colors of tie
     
  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Clagmeister,

    Congrats on your first SUCCESSFUL thread. u see on the front page of SF that the thread you have created is now the 3rd most freaking active thread in SF. GOOD JOB ON CREATING SUCH A HELPFUL THREAD!!!
     
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  9. Rudals

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    Dang it that refund took forever to hit my checking account because I activated a new card and the refund was in No Man Walks Alone zone. Glad to finally get, and for your information, it is $4,000. I cant do $hit with it because my wedding has been pushed up 3 months and my wedding will be at end of next month.
     
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    Phaaaak! You still have enough time for the surgery?
     
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  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    You mean a tummy tuck????
     
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    that and the face lift (to drop 4 years, remember?). [​IMG]
     
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  14. Rudals

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    ...yall forgot botoxx!!!!!
     
  15. luv2breformed

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    I REALLY like that second one. I've got a rough idea of what to look for now. Thanks for the primer!
     
  16. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Top of the morning to you all~~~ Heeeeee ha!
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  17. Monkeyface

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    Looks great! Have you ever tried leaving the top button undone? Or having it repressed as a 3 roll 2? Might be a bit more flattering, but I am nitpicking atm.
     
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    Agree it's worth considering, but what it really comes down to is avoiding the extremes of fashion. That's pretty easy. Common sense tells you that a sportcoat that ends above your rear isn't for conservative business, now or in the future. But some guys might benefit from a slightly shorter coat, or they might look good in narrower lapels. It's something to consider, at least. But there's unending discussion here of finding RTW that's "timeless," and that's a false hope. It's antithetical to the business of RTW. What you're wearing either looks like what the shops are selling or it doesn't. That's frustrating for many guys, but there's nothing noble about abdicating your responsibility to determine your personal style. How many guys do you see posting here and at AA who end up looking dowdy or dated now out of fear they'll look dated in the future?

    In short, it's not that I don't think it's worth considering, but I think SF frets about it disproportionately, to the point it can paralyze the development of individual taste and style.
     
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  19. Rudals

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    I took pictures of both but the pic with the top button on looks more composed and crisp.
     
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