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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agree with both Stitch and Mimo.

    On the other hand, we can't see anything in that picture. The jacket is mohair and has two sleeve buttons, the shirt is some sort of reddish stripe. That's pretty much it, so there is more at work than "labelking has demonstrated he knows how to skillfully execute the style of his choice." Given the quality of the picture, we can't determine how skillfully it's been executed. That being said, it didn't seem that people were drooling all over the fit; Mimo seems to be reacting more to the lack of disparagement rather than the thumbs--most of which probably derive from LK making a rare appearance (which, by all accounts, would be nice if he did more of) rather than the particular fit. I'd bet if he were to continue posting similar fits with a similar picture quality, the reaction would regress to the mean. If he were to then take fit pictures rather than lifestyle pictures (which do provide a refreshing break from all the fit pictures), there would be a pick up in approval as members respond to his execution.
     
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  2. mimo

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    I'm sorry, I still don't think that flies. Post it once and it's wrong, post it a hundred times and it's just your style? No. I still don't like SS's wearing a suit with no socks because I think it looks like he trod in something on teh way to work and his drying them off in the men's room. But he also wears some super cool stuff and I admire his individuality. Some of Tirailleur's stuff certainly isn't classic, and I'm not entirely sure all of it is menswear, but he's cool. Liking the individual, and even some elements of their style, doesn't mean you can't point to the emperor's new shiny clothes now and then. Hell, SB or PB will never accept coloured socks, or tire of reminding me, and I'm not accusing them of "hating".

    So I get where you're coming from that over time, we just get used to certain people's individuality and stop going on about this or that. People with strong individual styles like Tirailleur and TTO, for example, with their Tumblrs and blogs and whatnot, are dressing very deliberately that way - deliberately stamping an image designed to get noticed, and even promote a product. I guess LK can fall into that category too.

    But at the same time, some things are just nasty. I think TTO is inspirational. But if he wore a tight shiny suit and no tie I'd call him on that too. It's not because these things aren't in the traditional template - T's funny hats, Derek's nerd pocket squares and whatnot aren't either. Individual flourishes are what make it all interesting, and a light-hearted idiosyncracy or consciously obnoxious flourish are totally welcome. But when something is generally considered beyond the pale for one, it's only reasonable to call it for another. Or if not, then be a bit kinder to first timers who've seen such things all the time, and can't understand why everyone's being so rude.

    In conclusion: LK's back. "Fuck yeah", to quote DS. Tight silver suit, stripey shirt and no tie? Fuck no, from me anyway.

    Peace and love to all men. [​IMG]
     
  3. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Mimo was pilloried too, as I recall. The contrast stitch button-holes and odd colored laces on dress shoes. He continues to wear them and people accept that it is his choice. It's a little like criticizing Tibor for his retro style.

    To me it is a little like art appreciation. Much of Picasso's later works looked almost childish, but it is accepted because he demonstrated earlier that he knew what he was doing. Had another artist started out doing child-like art without any history, he would be pilloried. What people want to know is that you know the rules before you set out breaking them.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    These pretzels are making me thirsty!
     
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  5. in stitches

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    Well, I guess I could reply to you mimo, and we could bounce this back and forth for the rest of the day, but instead, I have something else to post. ; )

    A few weeks ago I received my first suit from Tiberias Clothing. I had to wait a for a clear, rainless day, to wear it, and that day was yesterday. YAY!

    Regarding the process, it was as easy and simple as could be. The website has a ton of fabrics to choose from, and is replete with all the options you could ask for when it comes to finishing and fit options. Pockets type and configurations, button preferences, lapel size, even what color felt you want under the collar. Its fully customizable.

    As far as getting your exact measurement, there are 3 options.

    1. Send in a suit that you want its measurements replicated.

    2. They will send you a try on that you can bring to your tailor to pin and mark, and then you send that back (they will give you a credit so you may pay your tailor for his or her time).

    3. Provide them your measurements and they will work off of that.

    I chose the last option. They have a very comprehensive list of measurements to provide to ensure that the fit will be correct. I would note though, that obviously this option will only work if you are 100% sure of your measurements. Dont guess. If you are unsure, either get measured, or choose a different option.

    As far as service is concerned, all my questions, and there were many of them, were answered in a friendly and timely manner, and the suit took a little under 2 months from the time I placed my order to the time I received the suit. Suffice it to say, I was very pleased with the service from start to finish.

    The finished suit is stunning. The fit is spot on, I dont need to take it for any adjustments. Even the sleeve and pants length is just what I wanted. I chose a Loro Piana super 130s navy twill and it is fantastic, like butter to the touch. The finishing is unreal. Pick stitching everywhere. Like, everywhere. I know some people may not like it, but I love that stuff. The smoked MoP buttons are amazing, and the kissing buttons on the sleeve are just dreamy. Added bonus, little rubber inserts around the inner waist band to keep your shirt in place! All in all, I could not be happier with the final product.

    But why trust me? Here, judge for yourself. : )

    Apologies for the lighting issues. Could not get ideal lighting for the life of me, indoors or outdoors.

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    Mimo has proven time and again that he cannot even see his own awful looks in the mirror so why does his opinion matter?
     
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    Those look like Mina shoulders. :devil:
     
  8. mrjester

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    Stitch -

    Can you do me a favor and tell me where it was made and what the lining is made out of? It looks great!

    Thanks!

    Actually, it's the exact same factory as Kent Wang. I can tell by the pictures. The lining looks better though.

    That and I'm a little saddened that Kent doesn't put labels on his jackets/trousers yet. At least a fabric label.
     
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    @estitchy: Suit looks very very good. Nice addition! [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Before you say anything, I do know the pic is crap. I also know the sleeves are too long (for now) and that the jacket is wrinkled.
    The sleeves and wrinkles are how they are because I just got it and I'm trying it on.

    I'm exceptionally new to wearing things like this. A year ago I wore ill-fitting jeans paired with overlarge sweaters/tshirts.
    I've been reading the forum quite a lot though and am learning.
     
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    It could look good in your size (it's not) but I would refrain from posting that kind of stuff until it's fitted for you.
     
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    and yet, they are not! :)
    no idea what the lining is made out of, sorry. ill check the label when i get home though. i believe you are correct about the factory, its in china. apparently warren buffet had good things to say about them. you reminded me, i did not get a pic of the tiberias label. ill do that too hopefully!
    thanks, B!
     
  13. Ernie

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    Well it's a 42R and my other jacket at the same size fits rather a lot better. I've stared at this now for a while and am noticing more that the shoulders are a bit wide on this jacket. Also that it might be a tad long. Will keep in mind not to post anything more until it's more fitted and finished.
     
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    Feel free to post in the tailors fit and feedback thread though. Don't be discouraged of course.
     
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    What service did you ask for? The base model, the medium or the full handmade (if I don't remember the names bad)?

    [​IMG] If those are made in China, I will have to pay a lot of duties if I buy one. [​IMG]
     
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    i went all out full handmade! :slayer:
     
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    Oh I won't be, I appreciate it more than anything. Thanks.

    edit: Forgot to say that DerekS' jacket looks very good and I love it paired with the shirt and PS. Really great.
     
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  18. mimo

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    What do you mean "was". [​IMG] Accepted by some, others like to remind me of their objections regularly. And it's all good. I wouldn't post at all if I wasn't prepared to take some (often justified!) beatings. I could just wear a grey suit, light blue shirt, knitted tie and shiny AS captoes every day, but there's not much point in posting it. It's all good.

    Well said, broness. I apologise if I've caused any offence (other than with my socks, obviously). I'm not bashing on my Turkish brutha; one impish observation seems to have opened a can of worms I did not intend. Let's move on. And what a way to move on - that really looks like they're walking the talk they talked, and frankly I was sceptical. Great suit, Stich, congrats.

    And what a way to contribute to a discussion...er...no. The thing is, honey, none of our opinions matter unless someone values them. You have a lovely day now.
     
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    How can you tell if a jacket is too big without seeing the underlying body?
    With RTW, I usually have to get my jackets a bit wide in the shoulders because otherwise they won't fit my hips; if that results in a too big chest it's not a problem because my tailor takes in the chest below the armpits. So I end up getting a jacket that fits rather well and with some shoulder extension, which I prefer.

    Ernie, your jacket seems to have too wide shoulders but I doubt sizing down would be much of a difference in that respect. It seems to be rather unstructured so you would likely get that "droopy" shoulder look even if you size down. A size smaller could be too small in the chest/hips, which is worse than too big.

    The biggest problem I see with your jacket is that it's too long, and not just in the sleeves. However, if a size smaller will fit well at the chest and hips, by all means size down. We can't tell from your pic! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the insight. The sleeves and body are too long, shoulders are droopy as you pointed out, and the chest is way too big on him. It's not a far off guess to say it's too big. But you could be right (probably are)

    Could the shoulders also be some weird padding?

    Either way, I think trying down one size in that maker couldn't hurt, if it's local.
     
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