Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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  2. EliodA

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    Fantastic suit, but ehmmm, perhaps stating the obvious: why not wear your first Formosa for a while to see if it really is what you want before committing to another one?
     


  3. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I think 11 oz is on the light side for flannel, but not 3 season. I think 8-9 oz is 3 season and 6-7 oz is for summer. Also, the breathability of the fabric may be more important than the weight. There are 9 oz linen and flannel fabrics.
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Very good advice there.
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    All great feedback. Thanks all.
    I guess I will let the first Formosa settle in but the sharkskin grey Formosa seems like a nice option.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Problem is, you couldn't get them if you wanted to. They don't have your size now and even when the restock comes in, the 50R comes with 52 tagged pants...you have 48. Your options are limited to pre-season orders and MTO. Wear the one you have and get in on a MTO when your ready. Greg said he will be offering single MTO option soon, at a higher cost of course.
     
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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Good to know, Murl.
    I will jump on that MTO.
    Thx
     


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    Noodles, when you are posting fit critique pictures or going shopping, you really should put on a proper dress shirt (and, gasp, a tie). It does make a difference in how a jacket appears to fit. After all, why evaluate the fit of something in a setting that you will never wear it in.
     


  9. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    ^ This.
     


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    Thanks, both of you. If there is no pattern --- or if the pattern allows it or can be made to match --- shouldn't a bit of both (a bit from the shoulder and a bit below the buttons) be ideal to get the proportions right? (Assuming one is willing to pay for it, obviously.)

    Don't worry. Everybody can have a bad day.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

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    Channeling Noel Coward?
     


  12. EliodA

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    Mine wasn't made of polyester ;)
     


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    The shoulder expression is a defining feature of a tailor-made jacket. If you like the way your jacket shoulder looks, don't let an alteration tailor redo it entirely. Re-attaching the shoulder can also create whole new issues, especially sleeve pitch.

    Altering from the shoulder should be a last resort kind of thing - I personally would recommend to simply never do it at all in a nice handmade shoulder.

    If you hate the shoulder, of course feel free to have someone redo it.
     


  14. in stitches

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    mine still hangs in my closet gathering dust.


    where we live, id say 2 season plus. meaning, depending on how suck ass the weather is, you could get a little bit of spring weather out of it, but not much.
     


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    I burned mine lol.
     


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