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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Got my B&Tailor measure-up tomorrow afternoon. I'm all a-quiver.
     


  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Awesome...erm darnit, some of you are really going to up quality of fits at the WAYWRN posts at this rate beyond my feeble abilities to keep up.

    Post pics on fabrics you're interested in!
     


  3. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is the most "catch 'em all" thread in SF MC right now, so I'll post this here. I'm making a jacket, as some may have seen in other threads. I'm currently training on doing Milanese buttonholes. On the right is my first try and on the left is my second try, what do you guys think?

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  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I think I should send you my jackets for more training. :D

    Great job. Simply awesome
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    EFV AWESOME :slayer:
     


  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    That's an incredible improvement. Ethan from the armoury has been posting buttonhole pictures on instagram for a while now, and it took him considerably longer to make a decent one. It must take a lot of patience, even an expert takes about an hour per buttonhole: http://therakeonline.com/atelier-lu...ke-suits-handcrafted-luxury/a-stitch-in-time/
     
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  7. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you!

    I have also followed his progress. But he mainly seems to be doing regular buttonholes, which I find slightly harder to get right (might just be me though).

    Edit. Also, thanks for that very interesting article!
     
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  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice, EFV. Is that on practice cloth or in an actual jacket?

    MF, interesting article. Browne is a dapper dresser, but that is one thin tie!
     


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    How are Zegna belts?
     


  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Practice cloth. I don't want to spoil a jacket until it's perfected (or at least decent).


    My guess: Over priced for what you get. If you want good leather products, go to someone making exclusively leather products and you'll get most bang for the buck. With that said, they look really nice.
     


  11. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    You can make custom belts via equus. Probably a lot cheaper and similar/better quality. Look on the side----->
     


  12. jssdc

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    I'll second this. I've got a couple from equus with a couple more on the way and they're best I've found in terms of price/quality at ~$100 each. Only drawback that I can see is that the buckle selection is a bit small and geared more towards conservative/traditional (which is fine for me as that's what I'm looking for), or if you're looking for calf or exotic instead of bridle leather (again not a problem for me as I still don't understand why someone would favor calf over bridle and I don't like exotics).
     


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    Greg - thanks for this input (which I don't find pedantic at all), I was wondering about this. There was actually an old thread discussing the distinction between plain weave and hopsack but I'm afraid I didn't get much out of it as most of the pic links were dead. I put the fabric I linked to above side-by-side on a slide with fresco #0505 and they're really similar weaves. I suppose "hopsack" is a term that's easier to market than "plain weave" if you don't have brand like fresco.
     


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    Nice! Your improvement from bottome to top is impressive. There's a thread by JeffreyD where he discusses it all in detail - u prob know it - and I thin he indicates that the make of the gimp is key
     


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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've got crap gimp, but I'm meeting a friend on Tuesday after work who's got some of the good stuff. Looking forward to using it.
     


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