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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    The fuller sleeves and the minimal waist suppression on the Polo visually reduces the effect of his hips

    I think you have a preference for the classic British silhouette with clear, sharp and angled definitions. Noodles needs both
     
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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the chest of the Polo is more structured, which doesn't allow it to drape as much. It looks a little more "stuffed" to me, if that makes sense.
     
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  3. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Chest is definitely fuller in the Polo and it serves him well to be top heavy, but the draping may just be due to the fabric not really sure.
     
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  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I think we're over analyzing. It looks great, so keep it. You can sell this one only once you have 10 Formosas in your wardrobe.
     
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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stop talking Noodles into keeping the suit. He's selling it to me. :slayer:
     
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  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    How much are you selling it for, noodles?
     
  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    That's the word I was looking for when comparing the two suits. Thx!

     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    "Color and pattern because it makes me look old. "

    Wrong. Looks great and very crisp on you, to my eye. Miles better than the SuSu imo.

    Keep it and buy moar Formosa to satiate your insanity.
     
  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Sell it and buy moar formore0sa
     
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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As much as I have counseled Noodles to keep this suit, it occurs to me that he's doing exactly the thing everyone advises noobs to do: Buy exactly what you want instead of spending money on stuff that's 80-90% there for you.

    So, good job, Noodles? I guess?
     
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  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    SOLD to the gentleman from San Fran!
    End of discussion.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  14. Monkeyface

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    Suga, post a proper fitpic in this thread once you have it, just to show noodles what he's missing out on.
     
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  15. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Good shout that :lurk:
     
  16. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    This.
     
  17. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Well, I've done it again.
    1st time was with JRD's Zegna suit.
    Then today.
    If I really dislike something, I want it out of my hands asap and move on.
    But don't think that I am a stubborn SOB who won't listen and learn.
    I just personally didn't like it at this stage in my sartorial life.
     
  18. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ Noodles - I am going to once again offer the suggestion of trying Steed MTM (they will be in DC on Friday). I think their drape cut will achieve a lot of what you like about the Formosa and they should be able to work with you to create something you'd enjoy wearing. It could be a nice complement to Formosa and you'll have a wide range of fabrics to choose from (I suppose you would also have this with Formosa MTO too).
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    Their prices are pretty comparable to Formosa, seeing as they start at 1200GBP/1900USD. Might not be a bad idea at all. Just show up in your formosa, so they get an idea of what you like.
     
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  20. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Plus, Edwin and Matthew at Steed are great to work with. You could make an appointment to see what their MTM suits are like, get measured, and look at fabrics. The style is different from Formosa, and the prices are comparable, so it would a good alternative.
     
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