Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I agree 100%.
    My SS experiment is over. Maybe DC SS just has crap. I mean no disrespect to those who have great stuff from SS but it felt like the H&M for suits. Now I can say that I have been there and done that.
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Try ordering a couple suits (Napoli?) online and see what you think. Free shipping both ways so if it doesn't work out, no big deal. Worth a shot. I'm trying out Kent Wang MTM right now and should have my first suit in a week or so. I'll let you know how it works out. Prices are decent....$795+ depending on fabric. Probably gonna give Panta a try next based on Stitches recommendation.
     
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  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Let me how Kent Wang works out. Pix would be appreciated. :)
     


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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'll PM you to make sure you don't miss them in the KW and WAYWRN threads.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    Noodles idk why those jackets look weird. Maybe your shirts underneath too thick. Linen blends still look weird to me in general so it could just be the nature of them. Don't dismiss as yet. They're not the holy grail but they have good stuff when you find it. Their summer lineup doesn't do much for me but like I said it could be linen in general.
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Linen wool blends are the holy grail. Look at the subtle texture of them (especially the first one. The second one skews towards linen)

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    timotune Senior member

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    Rudals, I agree that all those SS jackets do not fit you well & I also do not like many suits/jackets of this spring/summer campaign.
    The ones worth looking at for you are the Jort & LaSpalla. They do have nice fabrics & great quality.
     


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    coldsalmon Senior member

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    Based on those pics, it looks like SS jackets just don't fit you well. SS fits me well off the rack so of course I love it for value, but that doesn't mean it will work for everyone.
     


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    kulata Senior member

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    The Havana jacket looks better than his usual stuff despite wearing jeans and that thick shirt underneath and he should have tried the Jort and La Spalla. I think he will better served with lightly padded jackets.

    And go pacman!
     
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    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Agreed, I have a couple wool/linen suits as well. They're the perfect blend for the summer. It wears cooler than wool, doesn't wrinkle as much as linen, and has some nice texture.
     


  11. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    RudLs I think those jackets are too small in the chest and waist. Note the bend in the lapels where you get a U and not V shape. There is also whiskering (made up that word but the X shape) at the button point. Also button stance too high. The shoulders here seem to me cleaner than some of your other stuff.

    Noticing this, one thing you could have done is sized up to get a more accurate fit. But you gave it a go. I would have talked to MTM as well.

    Wife taking pics? Continuing a nice SF tradition?
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals has a habit of refusing to try larger sizes. No idea why. A 38 in one maker may be a 42 in another.
     


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    kulata Senior member

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    Did you go for the John Lobb trunk show this weekend at Tailorable?
     


  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. I rely on @kulata for all my SoKo Sartorial Event News. He didn't give me the heads up this time though.
     


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    Only suit jacket that looks it's close to fitting you is the first one in grey windowpane. All it needs is nipping in the waist.

    I'm with claghorn. Seems you have a tendency to size down. You are not a 38R. You are a 40R.
     
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