Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Jacket looks good on Marzotto IMHO. Personally I don't like square shoulders. Maybe it's just because mine are sloped. But anyway I don't feel like it's a defect that needs to be corrected. The pinstripe jacket I don't like that much.
     
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  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Dang Kulata,you look fine in that pic.
    I cannot zoom in and cant see but what makes it ur ideal suit?
     


  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Umbrellio,
    Can u elabriate on this sloped vs structured shoulder?
     


  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Proportions seem right, correct length, lapel width, buttoning point, skirt, the right taper, waist suppression and soft shoulders with a little structure.

    But most importantly, that's the silhouette I am after in a suit.
     
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  5. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Sloped shoulders are an anatomical feature, not a feature of a jacket
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But they can be a reason to go with one style of jacket shoulder over another.

    If I do go back to my MTM tailor, I'll be asking for lower patch pockets. Will probably keep the button stance the same.


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    On a different note, J Press is having an excellent sale for ties. I think JRD may have mentioned them in terms of stripes, but they also have an excellent selection of neats available at 40% off, putting them at <$45
     




  7. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Is there any way someone can provide pictures of squared shoulders that are aesthetically appealing and pictures of ones that aren't. I have sloped shoulders and my structured garments don't have squared shoulders. They look fairly nice.
     


  8. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    I like the look of the shoulders on the the light blue one. I am no expert but I think the MTM fits way to good to be spending that much more for bespoke.
     


  9. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Clags... I love how the B&T look, if your MTM tailor could do something like that, I would not see a problem to going back to MTM.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    perfectly reasonable. if the BnT price is a stretch for you, is see no reason to keep most of your purchases to MTM and only go BnT on occasion. if the price is not a stretch, then the fact that BnT is more expensive would not for me be reason to back away, assuming you like their work better.

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    jr - great looking check SC a few pages back.
     


  11. Rudals

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    These girls all went to the same plastic surgeons?
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  12. sugarbutch

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    It may be that I have lower standards than some here, but I don't see the BnT as 3x better than your MTM. It's just different. Also, the suits are in different fabrics, right? I think the material differences may be contributing to the differences called out.

    Unbel is right about the pockets.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    All of this.
     


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    SeaJen Senior member

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    Certainly would not be worth the 3x price difference to me either.
     


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