Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    No shift in topic, people need to order that Formosa gun check! :bigstar:

    Oh, and NMWA has free shipping and free returns for the very reason above - to encourage seeing things in person and trying things on without commitment. So totally not an a-hole thing to do,

    Especially if it means you can get in on the gun check order

    But seriously, if your only hesitation is you feel guilty about taking advantage of their return policy, then you really should order one to try on at home.
     
  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    U no agree? [​IMG]

    Wrinkling seems too weak of a reason for a normative claim about linen and pattern.
     
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  3. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    Sophisticated patterns only appear with the wrinkling, of course.
     
  4. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Whats the curiosity of Rubinacci about?
     
  5. Rudals

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    Okay. Let's break this down. I have to take a close look at the fit.
    It's fresh out of the box with NO alteration.
    Break it down guys.
    (Ignore the short collar and the skinny tie and that Victoria's Secret bag and my coke bottles.)
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I would size up one. The shoulders sit nicely, but the chest looks a little tight, and the quarters are opening up a little more than ideal IMHO. Could stand to be a bit longer and lower buttoning point too.
     
  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Formosa!

    FIrst impressions

    1. Might be a tad short but it would be better to see full length shot (and you are shooting below the hip, so to speak, so distoring the apparent length perhaps).
    2. Quarters are a bit more open than I would prefer.
    3. Sleeves are just right.
    4. Not sure why there's a bit of bunching at the top button. Can you pull the jacket down and see if it goes away?
    5. Shoulders aren't bad.
    6. Oddly, wondering about button stance height, but again, probably distorted by the from below shot.

    You need side and back shot (balance, length, cleanness of back, sleeve pitch etc.). Full length shot to, to properly assess jacket length.

    But in general, I think pretty good since most of that was nit picking.
     
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I had the camera/phone at the crotch level.
     
  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    maybe shoot it straight at the top button? I agree with @unbelragazzo about it looking short/high stance, but again wondering if that's an artifact of the shooting angle. You went with a 40R right?
     
  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I went with 38R
    [​IMG]
    I can't wait for JRD to drop by and go off on my fit LOL
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Check out the way that Murl's falls straight down from the buttoning point and then the quarters start to open around the second button. Yours starts to open immediately after the middle button, which to me would indicate that it's a little tight there. It still looks nice overall, but really I think one size up would be perfect.
     
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  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I assume you used NMWA's detailed measurements, but given their return policy, I probably would have ordered the 40R too so you could compare. You might do that anyway and then return the one that fits less well.
     
  13. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, that is a ridiculously good fit for OTR. I think Murlsquirl need not buy any other make from here on out; only a matter for winning the lottery for him.
     
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  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Ugh...I agree.
    The length seems to be a tad bit short as well.
     
  15. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Rudals the cut works wonders on you but size up.
     

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