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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    @Cao Cao those suits look good. I agree with @sugarbutch, upper leg on pants need some kind of alteration. they may be too baggy
     
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  2. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    Thx, JRD. I will go w/ the "don't do anything" advice on them Fromrosa suits. Move on.

    I plan to take full advantage of the "anything you want" card on my fast approaching birthday. And no, I am not spend that card on a suit supply suit.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a basted fitting in Korea should count.
     
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  4. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Some quick snaps from my first BnT fitting. Note my dear photographer was feeling lazy and took them sitting down, so the angles are distorted (ie jackets look too short)

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  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Looking good @sebastian mcfox. Please keep us updated and make sure to tell us about your experience with BnT. I'm getting married next yer and am contemplating getting my suit from BnT. Trying to choose between BnT, NSM, Corneliani or Belvest. From what I've seen, BnT's work is the most appealing to me.

    Edit: are you getting a suit + SC?
     
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  6. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Thanks Don

    Yes, I'm getting a blue hopsack suit and Drapers green green SC

    Considering this was the first fitting, I was very impressed with how well the basic structure of both jackets and the suit pants fit. When I tried the jackets on they looked slim in the mirror but provided absolute freedom of movement. I love the higher rise of BnT pants, it covers up the 'longer-torso, stumpy-legs' thing I have going
     
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  7. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Sounds good. How much time does the whole procedure take and how many fittings are required, if I may ask?
     
  8. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    It looks like there will be an initial consultation, two-three fittings, and a final collection, each about 4 weeks apart

    But note this is with BnT's Sydney rep, so mileage elsewhere may vary
     
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    Any more details you can share on the green Drapers fabric? I'm planning to commission another jacket from BnT this winter and I'm thinking of an S/S jacket in a dark green similar to yours, either in a linen or wool hopsack. Thanks.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Tis a good one this week.
     
  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Sure is. Get thinking, you're quick out of the traps!
     
  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I have ideas, but it's still early.
     
  14. Cleav

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    Oooh fate is tempted....

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  15. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    It's Drapers linen hopsack - I can't remember the exact fabric, but it's the same one used for the green linen SC on BnT's Tumblr. Joe knew immediately which fabric I was looking for
     
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    Green jacket looks outstanding, Sebastian McFox.

    Peanut gallery comment here: trousers look like they don't quite reach your shoes. Is that that look you're after?
     
  17. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    The pants will be lengthened and cuffed (going for a whispering break)
     
  18. heldentenor

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    Awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product. Nothing I've encountered on StyleForum since joining makes me happier than seeing many of our best dressed members showcase the possibilities of the green jacket. It's such a beautiful, versatile addition that, like brown and blue, looks good in cloth appropriate for every season, from hopsack linen to heavy tweed.
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm getting a brown jacket soon from Kent Wang (it'll be my fifth brown, for those who think I just own blue). After that, a green (my fourth green, for those who think I just own blue). Then I'll be getting another blue.

    Green is great. All three of mine are mossy, so I'll be looking for something a bit lighter
     
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  20. Koala-T

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    Would love to see both when you've got them.
     

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