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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mdancel

    mdancel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input on KW.

    Seems like going the MTM route is good for me since I'm having trouble finding pants that fit with my jacket size.

    While I was in the US last week in addition to my OTR search I got measured for MTM at SuitSupply but I don't have a lot of confidence in what the Sales Associate did and recommended especially after posting my OTR SuitSupply fits.

    Seems like KW will keep me out of trouble and keep me in a SF approved fit? Now to figure out which Navy to start off with. Any specific inputs on that?
     
  2. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Ask Kent on that one as well. He will give you an A-grade fit (not meaning the best, meaning the cheapest). The blazer I'm wearing is an A-grade navy nailhead. It's great fabric, just not a fancy namebrand.
     
  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Thanks for the information on Kent Wang, guys.

    Sadly, I've confirmed with them that the only 'trial suit' they offer is charcoal. I already have a worsted charcoal suit which is in good shape, so I couldn't justify buying another.

    Oh well.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Well....don't keep it! Try it on, send it back, pick a fabric, and have it made with some minor tweaks.
     
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  5. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Why would they have another trial suit? It's a trial. You send it back.
     
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  6. Isolation

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    Whoa, one of the armoury guys/founders is from my high school. Didn't realize.
     
  7. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Yearbook picture. Please.
     
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  8. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I could try that, I suppose. I’d want to check first with Wang to be sure they understood that I know in advance that I would be returning it and that that’s OK with them.

    Given what everyone has said, I’d first want to check out the measurements on their off-the-rack suit to see if it’s close enough to make this even possible. Also to determine that they've got cloth I would want.

    There’s no urgency here. I wear only suits for work, and have enough in my rotation for present purposes, but they’re all at different points in their lifespans, so in a certain sense I’m always researching. It’s a bit like buying a car: you know that at some point you’ll need a new one but you don’t want to wait until your current one dies before educating yourself on what’s available. If nothing else it keeps me from making impulse purchases, a not infrequent topic on this thread.

    What initially caught my attention was that Wang got the Claghorn seal of approval, which isn’t common for online MTM.

    Barring an unforeseen need to replace a staple suit, my next two suits will probably just be things I want but don’t really need: a navy or medium blue birdseye and a light or medium gray sharkskin (sorry in_stitiches …).

    So again, just researching. Thanks for all the information, folks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I think you're missing the purpose of a trial suit. I.e. to assess fit.
     
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  10. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Let's rephrase. Here is the actual process.

    You order trial suit
    You get trial suit
    You take pics of you in trial suit for Kent to assess.
    Kent tells you to send suit to him or someone else. You pay for that shipping.
    You pick fabric out
    You get suit in that fabric.
     
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  11. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Got it. Thanks, guys.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  12. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    which? mark?
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My wife and my most serious (ex) girlfriend had dinner. This isn't the first time they've hung out. They are sitting in the living room. They just finished discussing my penis. And now they are discussing periods.

    Do I leave the room?
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I bet that was a short conversation....get it?


    You leave the country.
     
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  15. Pliny

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    depends if there's a lot of sniggering and laughter. Or worse, commiseration
     
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  16. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Stand your ground @Claghorn ! Think this: what would Orwell do?
     
  17. mktitsworth

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    Put them in a dystopian allegory?
     
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  18. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Dammit, you beat me to it.
     
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  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Alright, I'm bored.
     
  20. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My fiancé hangs out quite a lot with one of my exes. Me and that particular ex were together almost 15 years ago now, so it's never really been weird.
     

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