Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Again, apologies for the rant, but alterations have got to be the must frustrating process of menswear. I've been thinking about doing basic alterations myself for a while now, and I might just start doing it. It won't be cost effective, but I enjoy sewing as a way of clearing the mind, and it'll save me from getting angry at tailors. Let's hope this one will be reasonable enough to fix the issue.
     
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  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Noodles, I am interested in the tie. Please PM me with a pic, price etc.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    y'all need to back off that tie you hyenas!
     
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    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Is it that brown Drake's with two-tone light blue flowers? Bidding war here we go.
     
  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I feel your pain. I just paid $110 to take in a jacket from the sides and take up the sleeves .25". All that money and it still didn't turn out how I would like...40miles away too. The most frustrating part is that it was MTM, but to be fair, it was the first try.
     
  6. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    That darn suit I posted today, I paid $200 lol
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cut and fit of this suit is insane. Absolutely nuts. A lot of tailors don't wear their own stuff all that well, for whatever reason. This isn't the case for Changwoo, who probably wears his father's/brother's cut better than anyone else.
     
  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I wish he was standing straight so I could get a better idea of the trousers, but yeah, I saw that on Tumblr and it is very nice.
     
  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Here's a true Noodle's moment, brought to you by none other than me!

    I have decided to put the Zegna suit up for sale.
    Regardless of fit, I believe the color of the suit does not go well with my complexion.
    Also, I look like 아저씨 per my wife.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are one. But I agree about the color, and suits are a long term investment. Building a suit wardrobe is a long haul sort of endeavor. Nothing wrong with saying "this isn't good enough for me...I don't like it." That suit does fit better than your others. But I don't think the cut is flattering (a different issue than fit). Is that the one you got from JRD?
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Its pretty cool, but that would not work for most body types. Le sigh.

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    I hate having to tailor stuff. I have a really good tailor, she does great work and does what I ask, and still, Im almost never 100% happy with the outcome.

    I think its just the nature of limits of RTW and its the main reason I think that custom/full bespoke is my end game.

    Go ahead, cream your pants, Clags.
     
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  12. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    This. Noodles, I think with your physique you would benefit from a cut with a bit more structured, maybe even slightly extended shoulders. With the very slim fitting suits you have posted so far, because of your narrow shoulders, your hips seem wide and your head quite large. As an added benefit, a fuller chest will allow you to have a more defined waist suppression, which I gather is a look that you are keen to have?
    Just my 2 cents....
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ALL BODY TYPES ARE SKINNY KOREAN BODY TYPES!!!

    Agreed.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Lol but no.
     
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    How will you cope when you no longer have easy access to great stuff like that? I hit re-blog immediately, it's just amazing.

    I've been discovering a lot of Korean tailors on tumblr lately and the latest is this pant maker
    http://diegoju.tumblr.com/
     

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