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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. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    IS, great suit!
     
  2. RDiaz

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    Yup, I just edited the post to add that if a size down will fit, by all means do it [​IMG]
    However, with RTW I always prefer some chest and back ease, even if it won't look perfect; because after all the garment was not made to fit me, and if it's too lean and close fitting I might be completely unable to move...
     
  3. mimo

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    Good point, Jesus..er..Sr Diaz: there is very much a fashion for short, close fitting jackets at the moment, but I also believe it's an impractical (and temporary) fad. Clothes should always be comfortable, and getting the balance between shape and comfort seems to me the mark of a good tailor. (And before anyone else says it, I haven't yet found one!)
     
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    There's nothing wrong with close fitting clothes per se, but they need to be made to fit. That means custom, or you need to be extremely lucky and find RTW brands that look like they were made for you. Otherwise it's better to get something that is a bit (just a bit) looser. My tailor used to take in the chest of my RTW jackets to "fit"; then I would not be able to move in them anymore, because the armholes were low and not cut to fit me, so the extra room was actually needed.
     
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  5. in stitches

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    no apology needed my dood!

    and thanks! you have a lovely day as well.


    thanks, man. i cant wait to wear it with my new shibumi tie when it arrives. it will be a perfect match methinks. :fistbump:
     
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    Thanks for the input men, and the discussion following. I think the chest fits fine, it's a relaxed fit that I have no problem with and I don't tend to think it looks billowy. It was an ebay thrift that cost me fairly little, Hackett linen and cotton I believe. Most likely I wont wear it, the shoulders present an obstacle in that there will be too much alteration needed together with sleeves & body.

    I purchased 2 SC's on the bay for quite little. This one and one SR pane/check in wool, they were both advertised as 42R but the SR one fits very much better in all aspects mentioned as flawed in the fit I posted. I've learned a lesson though, keep to your exact measurements as I did on the SR rather than your "size" -- what I relied on for the Hackett. Progress, gentlemen.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

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    As mcarthur might say, wear your good-looking suit in good health, stitchy.

    mimo, I have no inherent objection to colorful socks. I don't post pics of them here because I'm not interested in hearing anyone's thoughts about them when I wear them. Your shoelaces, however...
     
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    Mimo, I am sorry to say that no shoe, nor any color sock can improve the look of your chode feet. I am sorry. Perhaps you should resort to a horseshoe?
     
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    thanks, SB! indeed he would say that. it is an age old jewish phrase to issue upon ones buying new clothing.
     
  10. Sander

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    My thoughts exactly :slayer:

    Just checked the tracking, should be there any day now.
     
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    You forgot to say "nephew". [​IMG]
    +1 on that btw, suit looks great.
     
  12. CousinDonuts

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    Methinks you're overthinking it.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I debated including the "nephew" but it felt wrong, so I left it out.
     
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    That's a bit over the line, pB.

    BTW, there's a bartender at one of the locals here who looks like what I imagine you look like. He has the hair and everything, but he's more of a workwear than MC sort of fellow.
     
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    Mimo, knows I am messing with him. I know he can take it. ;)
     
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    Does he look like Charlie Sheen and Kyle Maclachlan had a baby? If so, then he probably does look like me.
     
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    There should be a thumbs down button along with the thumbs up
     
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    Nice looking suit. Does the Tiberias webpage improve once you are a member? It seems haphazardly set up as it is. How are the prices?
     
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    That is beautiful! Coincidentally, I am expecting my Tiberias suit to be delivered today. :)
     
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    Would also like to know the prices.
     
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