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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Is that the new Formosa Noods?
     
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  2. venividivicibj

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    why is a midget taking your pictures?
     
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  3. sprout2

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    Ninja photo edit spotted

    I think noodles needs some shoulder extension, as this is a recurring problem.
     
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  4. The Noodles

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    Sigh...the camera was aimed at my crotch. Retake or just go home and ask Mrs. Noodles to take it.
    Yes, this is the new Formosa. I am glad that there is no puddle in my trousers.

    So all my suits need shoulders extended?! [​IMG]
     
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  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    There's already some extension there and the sleeve falls straight down without touching your upper arm - so I would not recommend extending much more than that.

    You need a better photo angle more than you need further extension IMO. Take photos closer to chest/head level and step back more (you can crop later - but taking pics too close distort everything)
     
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    As I read this, I suddenly understood how to explain StyleForum to my fiance'...

    Well played. [​IMG]
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Everyone chip in for a selfie stick for noodles
     
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    Ahh, it's a Neapolitan cut. I see, now. Sorry, I misspoke. I think you need more shoulder padding.
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He'll just pee on it.

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    Agree with gdl about angle. The angle you use there distorts your hips, making them wider. Either that, or you are pelvic thrusting.

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    I'm curious what Noodles would like like in a traditionally cut British suit.
     
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  10. The Noodles

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    GOING HOME IMMEDIATELY TO GET MRS. NOODLES TO TAKE A GOOD PHOTO! [​IMG]
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just pull a roycru
     
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  12. Academic2

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    Me too. It's the first thing that comes to mind when there's this kind of shoulder/hip disproportion (aka 'pear shape').

    Of course it's my preferred look anyway, so I'm hardly impartial.

    Cheers,

    Ac

    Edit: I'm talking city, not country suit.
     
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  13. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Any good British RTW with wide lapels?
     
  14. Monkeyface

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    Nothing that's affordable. Huntsman RTW looks great, but we're talking 2000 quid for a jacket. If anything knows of a good brand I'm willing to go and check it out for you guys (and myself of course).

    Ede's & Ravenscroft and Gieves & Hawkes are more affordable, but I'm not a big fan of their price/quality ratio, and a lot of their stuff has slim lapels and shorter jackets.
     
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  15. kulata

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    But those don't really have wide lapels even though the prices are insane.

    How is the quality of the current Chester Barrie? It used to be great RTW
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got a new Huntsman DB RTW on B&S for less than 500, two years ago or so. Old school B&S deal, right there. It didn't fit the member, he wasn't going to be returning to UK anytime soon to return it, so he put it up on B&S for pennies on the dollar (shillings on the pound?) It's a pretty impressive jacket.

    I hear that back in the day, everyone sold at a loss without much concern. That's what I hear.
     
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  17. Monkeyface

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    Yeah, they're at the narrower end of the spectrum atm, but it's not too bad:
    [​IMG]


    Chester Barrie seems to be more reasonably priced, and has wider lapels. They're half-canvassed with hand padded lapels. Still a very small collection. I like this brown jacket (which is made in Italy), and this teal suit is kinda cool. I'll go check it out tomorrow or this weekend.
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    http://www.chesterbarrie.co.uk/tail...-blazers/uxbridge-melange-flannel-jacket.html
    [​IMG]

    http://www.chesterbarrie.co.uk/tail...its/elverton-semi-plain-three-piece-suit.html

    I really wish this overcoat were navy instead of black, because it's pretty bad ass. Apparently they have the Shetland coat in navy as well, but it's getting a little pricier at 1250.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. The Noodles

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    So no rtw British suits out there?!

    Don't make me get a bespoke from Field!
     
  19. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    ^Those look like short jackets especially the brown one. The end of the sleeves line up with the bottom of the jacket. That can't be a good look.

    The older ones have more classic proportions like this

    [​IMG]

    Maybe one should look at D'avenza since they have the same pedigree (even though Italian) and the company still maintains it's high quality and cut
     
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  20. Monkeyface

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    They have long sizes as well. I'll go check it out. D'avenza is very nice, as is the old Chester Barrie.
     

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