Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    What size is that jacket?
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I suspect it will be on the short side, but acceptable, which is crazy considering that I've had to shorten many of my L jackets from a few years ago.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    If Murl's 6'3" and the two of you wear the same size in Formosa, you have to be fairly tall yourself, no? Are you 6'0?


    52RIT/42R U.S.
     
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  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Very Close. I also have a torso that is longer than an average man.

    I believe Murl found 50R size to be too short. He definitely overshadowed me.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    @Claghorn is this Hober the wool herringbone? I'm considering purchasing it and curious how accurate the color is.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yep, it was in the acceptable range, but it looked off to me....I'm all legs. I get 50L in Formosa now.

    Just grabbed this beauty off the porch:

    [​IMG]
     
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    MDeKelver Senior member

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    I'm travelling so it'll be a while until photos. I'll do photos as well as videos because my photos always end up being unnaturally stiff. Apparently I'm just no good at standing straight but relaxed.

    On shoes, I must have the most ridiculous collection if 20 pairs but not a single pair of oxfords. I just wear my single monks instead. I think I'll get a pair of black punch hole captors and full brogue burgundy at some point, good choice?

    I want the CJ Chadwick and a bunch of their suede shoes though!
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Tell me more. I have that tie in blue and burgundy and absolutely love them. I've held off on the green one because I've been worred about the red/green Christmas effect, but your picture looks much better than the swatch I've got.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    No Christmas effect about this time whatsoever. It's just pure awesomeness.
     
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    I can see that. Congrats! Now I wait for the fabric to be restocked.
     
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    Thanks Murls!

    You are right. I tend to get excited and compromise. With this one it was the fabric description and that I don't have a gingham shirt and always wanted one. I've never bought an EP shirt, but tried them on in-store and the fit is better than most of the shirts I have, but shirts are probably an area where I shouldn't compromise anymore.

    Unfortunately, I am still at the point where I'm rarely entirely happy with a clothing purchase. It's been an expensive bit of trial & error, and I'm still trying to find what works for me. This thread has become my first read and is helping me to reevaluate. You guys have been great! I just need to keep myself from repeating past mistakes. Thanks again!
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    No problem. Even my best fitting OTR shirts have have minor issues, but that's what you get with RTW....it wasn't made for you. If the EP issues don't really bother you the overall fit is pretty good, then by all means, grab one of the price is right. I definitely wouldn't buy a bunch because I have done that before, only to find something soon after that fit much better...expensive mistakes. If your in So Cal, you have the option of going bespoke with Ascot Chang in BH.
     
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    Ascot Chang is in BH? I always thought they were in SFO. Great to know! I have admired a lot of their stuff. At first I thought of trying Hemrajani since they're office is local as well, but ended up going with Proper Cloth. I ordered my first shirt almost a year ago, but didn't make any modifications. My second shirt should have arrived today, but was delayed till next week. I'm hoping the fit will spot on as the last one was a bit blousy. I was planning to try out Luxire once I got the PC fit down, but now I might just go to Ascot Chang as there are other items I'd like to get from them in the future. Thanks for the tip and the advice! I'm going to pass on the EP shirt and put that money towards something that will keep me on the right track.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is, and that's a pretty accurate picture of its color.
     

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