Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Based on the generous measurements of the suit, I don't blame you for initially going with the 38. That said, I agree with Unbel.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    True, it's folly to hope that you get as good a fit as Murl's, but I don't see any downside for Rudals getting a 40 instead. The 38 looks nice, but I think a 40 will be even better in every area.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks. Other than trying out NSM or Steed, it will be Formosa from here on out. I cant think of any reason for me to buy anything else. The grey flannel and MTO SC are coming soon.
     


  4. AJL

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    It's what I'm in the process of doing right now, only time's running short (I had them next day delivered) as Greg wants to lock the order in by end of week. Tick tick

    I think NMWA understands it's part of the upfront cost of doing business; once you've established your fit in a particular maker, no need to revisit the process.
     


  5. Monkeyface

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    Just picked up my midnight blue Sartoria Partenopea from the dry cleaners. This is the best I can do at the moment for a fit pic. I love the shoulders and the chest area, and the trousers are wide enough for my thighs, which is a relief compared to suitsupply. I went for a conservative break in the trousers, but I think I like it.

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  6. Mr. Six

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  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That looks fanfreakintastic, MF...now clean your room.
     
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  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If you're honestly considering buying either the item you're ordering or something from the same maker, then I see no issue with it at all. It's only a problem if somebody makes a bunch of orders and always returns everything, which is pretty rare. I know Greg wants long-term, happy customers whose friends ask them where they got their awesome clothes. If it takes a little bit of back and forth to get sizing right to make that happen, it's no problem. (full disclosure for those who don't already know, I write for the store's blog, so not completely unbiased...but then again I write for the store because I think it's so awesome, so it's somewhat of a chicken and egg situation)
     


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  10. AJL

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    All very instructive, and useful to see a side by side between Rudals and Murl. I agree with the assessment that Rudals needs to go up a size but wonder how he'll handle the additional shoulder length: from 18.1" to 18.9" (I can hear Greg poo-pooing this now). I suspect I will be in a similar boat as Rudals, having ordered both a 38 & a 40.

    Damn you Murl and your Two Size Perfection! (jk :p ...sorta :confused:)
     


  11. DeSense

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    Quote:Please stick with 38. It's enough that Murls and I and who nose else are competing over the 50(40)Rs. ;)
     


  12. Cleav

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    Second that ^
     


  13. jungleroller

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    I was thinking about doing this for the SC MTO but I didn't think it could happen in time :brick: or if he would consider doing it in the first place.
     


  14. Rudals

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    Yes, @Murlsquirl looks kick @ss in that suit and it is a very good comparison.

    My only reservation against going with the 40R at this point is exactly what @AJL has stated.

    I am also in the process of losing fat. About 10 lbs worth. (Yes, you should buy what fits you now and not what you will fit into).

    Let me give it some thought...but of course it won't hurt to try on the 40R.
     


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