Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Dang, I thought it looked kinda nice. Glad I consulted you guys before I snipped the tags.

    My thoughts were as follows:

    1. The buttoning stance is too high for my preference, it's about 3 inches above my navel however the quarters are closed enough that I don't see my belt so I'm ok with it.

    2. I always get vent gaping. ALWAYS. Whenever I get jackets my tailor needs to do 2 alterations almost every time. Lengthen sleeves, and let out material in the side seams (on a center vent). I guess I'm just used to it. =/

    3. My right shoulder is always messed up. I bet I have a sloping shoulder or something, but no matter what whenever I get a jacket the right shoulder looks jacked.

    4. I don't mind the length. It covers my rear, but I can see what Clags is saying about the vent gaping accentuating it . . . Just measured the length and sure enough it's 29". That puts me off it a bit more.

    I'll send 'er back, but I'm getting kinda frustrated trying to find a staple patch pocket navy blazer. Thanks for the help guys!
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    OH HAI!!!! they are fucking awesome and i want one. does that surprise you?

    up until now i would never pay for one tho. but i am reconsidering if only to give you grief.

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    l2b - biggest issue with that for me is the super closed quarters.
     


  3. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I hear that, but then Is it really any better to wear an Isaia pin on a forrealz Isaia suit? On an abstract level it's a cute little coral thingie, but at the end of the day it's a luxury clothing logo, albeit one less recognized by the general public. Anybody remember the guy here who used to wear Ferrari themed clothing? Would it be any worse if he wore that crap and didn't own a Ferrari? Not an apples to apples comparison I'll grant you, but an image of that guy just popped into my head and I thought it would be a fun mention.
     
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  4. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    [​IMG] His presence is missed.
     
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  6. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    If I remember correctly Kitonbrioni was the one who had cancer, right? I don't think PTWilliams died. At least, I hope he didn't.
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    The later.
     


  8. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Last thing I can find on the subject is this.
     


  9. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Cool ties..
     


  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Good to see JRD back active on this thread.

    Just made an appointment, finally, with Mr. Field Tailoring and will have my recent acquisition fitted to me. I will also talk to him about the whole bespoke process and if he could "guide" me. The turnaround time is 3 weeks.

    Good thing I have access to a great tailor. I found out that my old tailor was a two-faced crook who borrowed $200k from my friend's dad and never paid him back. I only found this out when I took the friend to that tailor and...the dad was very pissed when he found out. He said, "Get your suit and come out immediately!" Plus he would turn me away if the alterations easnt gonna make him much money.
     


  11. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Have you dealt with Mr. Field before?
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    will is the man. great tailor and a great dude.
     


  13. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    first time at Mr. Field.
     


  14. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Stitch recommends, which is a good sign.

    I'm generally an advocate of integrating bespoke pieces into your wardrobe (though I fully admit that RTW has its place). In your case specifically, you have a need of something that could be totally boss if bespoken.
     


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