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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vero_group, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    (T4phage @ 13 July 2004, 08:55) By the way, is that the suit you got mtm from Oger?
    Yes, it's the first from a series of (so far) three suits and one blazer. All Zegna m-t-m. Not too bad I think. [​IMG] For those interested, the shirt is a french cuffed Thomas Pink and the tie is a Drake's. MtB Edited to answer Stuart8's question (see below)
    Have you seen/tried their neapolitan MTM suits? I don't think it is that great, because of the "stiffness" of the chest/shoulder presentation - you loose the "ease" and comfort that the Neapolitans are so famous for. I have a similar Drake tie, but mine is more silver/blue.
     


  2. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    You mean their "Oger Amsterdam"-line, right? No, I haven't. For that first m-t-m I thought about Isaïa, Borrelli and Zegna. Zegna best 'fit' my financial possibilities then and I liked the end result. Enough to go back for more. The problem is, since then I've stumbled across AskAndy's and this board. So, I must do all I can to restrain myself from ordering one suit (or shirt or pair of shoes) after another and perhaps even from better makers (I'm thinking Borrelli here). All in good time (this october... [​IMG] ). I just had a call my second Maffeis shirt is waiting for me at their store... I just might drop by Oger's this evening.
    That tie of yours should look very nice. It's a small weave-pattern, right? Mine is done in blue and red, but from a distance looks solid, well, lavender. I have a pair of lavender Charvet silk cufflinks which combines very nice with this tie. MtB
     


  3. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
    How did the fitting for your shirt go? Did they improve on some of the faults last time?

    As for the Oger branded mtm suits, just trying to give you a heads up, because I think it is an anomaly, neapolitan touches but STIFF.

    Yes, that is right - up close mine is dark blue and silver, but from afar, it looks silvery lavendery bluey.
     


  4. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    The shirt is fantastic. At least, I think so. What a difference a few centimetres (slightly wider shoulders and chest, and longer sleeves) can make. I'm glad you, and others, kept me going after I received my first shirt.
    That is some tie. [​IMG] MtB
     


  5. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
    What colour/fabric/collar/cuff combination did you end up with? I'm glad that the shirt turned out great for you - but remember how dangerous a slope you are on: first mtm Maffeis, then Borrelli, then..... Bespoke... [​IMG]
     


  6. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    The fabric is a fine pink check on a white ground. The pink stripes are about 1 mm wide and spaced about 2 mm apart. The pink stripes are also lined with a thin blue line. From a distance the shirt has an almost solid purplish hue. Only when you get closer... all the details reveal themselves. This was an unexpected yet welcome side-effect.
    [​IMG] AAAAAHHHH. Don't scare my creditcard like that. [​IMG] But seriously, who knows. It'll all be in good time  [​IMG] . MtB
     


  7. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Please either post a pic here or finish this conversation in a PM or regular thread. Or, you guys can meet up since you're both in Amsterdam.
     


  8. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Yes. Pictures.

    I'm going to have to take a picture of me wearing my C&J Handgrades along with a grey solid suit I recently picked up, my third one. (My last one will be black.)
     


  9. Huntsman

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    Here's my ugly mug... [​IMG] The suit's by Kilgour French Stanbury. The shirt and tie are nothing special, nor are the frames. Comments welcome. Regards, Huntsman
     


  10. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    You look great.

    Have you considered spread collared shirts? Some people say that tall and narrow facial-featured men should wear them, while men with broad faces should wear narrow pointed ones.
     


  11. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    I second both of Alias' remarks.

    In addition to his remarks, I notice (judging from the picture) you seem to have a rather long neck. Spread collars could perhaps visually shorten your neck a bit (or at least de-emphasise it's length...). Great look overall though.

    MtB
     


  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Try frames that sit a little lower on, and draw less attention to, your nose. And I think that a semi-spread collar shirt would look good too. Otherwise, good look. And great suit.
     


  13. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well done Sir. I see you bear some resemblance to your Avatar [​IMG]
     


  14. Huntsman

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    Thanks, Gentlemen,

    OK, I really must get a spread or a semi-spread collared shirt (and French cuffed, certainement. ) . Have never worn them and so was a a touch unsure of the trial, so thanks for the encouragement.

    Looking to Improve -- I never noticed about my neck, probably because it was the same one I always had, LOL. Hmph, interesting, though.

    LA Guy, will do on the frames. Good idea, as I do have rather a pronounced schnoz. At least one can always put a good spin on that if it comes up in conversation....

    A Harris: True, Sir, true. Thanks.

    And yes I really, really enjoy that suit -- it's been my favorite for quite some time.

    Thanks for the comments. With my regards,
    Huntsman


    Edited to fix an errant emoticon and capitalization error.
     


  15. JFK

    JFK Well-Known Member

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    Here's a more recent picture than the one I use as my avatar. I'm just arriving at a New Year's Eve event at a favorite restaurant (and didn't even get a chance to get my coat off before somebody snapped this shot): [​IMG] I wish the tie came out better; it's a really beautiful Lanvin, and it's one of my favorites...
     


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