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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    That's OK Noodles. You did order a decent tie. Next, get Murlsquirl's. :)
     
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  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    You're all correct. The square was intended with the brown tie, since the pink it it coordinates with the pink design in the tie.


    Applying my laniceman translation function, "horrendous" becomes "not my preference but to each his own" in normal people intercourse, which I can understand and accept.

    And no, it's just one square. The dots are on the border.
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    ^ Thanks for the compliments, Mimo. The tie is Capelli and I got it from Steve at Gentlemansfootwear a while back.
     
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  4. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Happy belated new years, gents. After nearly 3 weeks of holiday time off, and recently single digit and below zero temps, today I put on a suit again. I have to admit, I kind of enjoyed the break from getting all gussied up.

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    Now back to the thousand or so posts I need to catch up on.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    sorry dood. top block looks ok, but i think your jacket is also on the tight side.


    yeah, that first guy sucks. pants are too baggy and too long. the best tailor knows what to do without you saying a word, the second best tailor needs your input but does exactly as you ask, the worst needs your input and yet still does what he/she wants and does a crappy job of it.

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    Murlsquirl - excellent

    fari - lighting makes it tough, but suit lacks shape, not flattering you and pants need a shortening imo.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps, but that is a vast improvement deserving of thumbs.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Not the best light for pics

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  9. Monkeyface

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    That's a huge improvement! The suit has much more shape, but it's a little too small in the waist, which can be seen from that X that's around your button. A way to remedy this would be to let out the jacket a bit, which shouldn't be too expensive. The lapels seem to be bowing as well, which indicates that your chest is too big, but it might also be caused by the fact that the waist is too narrow, as I've mentioned before. I don't know how stitchy can see that your pants are too long, as there's no full length pic. The shoes could use some polishing, they seem a little scuffed at the moment, but that's really nitpicking.

    Anyway, once you make these small changes you'll have an excellent suit!
     
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  10. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Did you sightsee in dress shoes? I move too fast for that when traveling and my feet would be killing me at the end of the day. Kudos to you.
     
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  11. faribeana88

    faribeana88 Well-Known Member

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    stitchy I think you may be referencing my older photos that I posted first.

    the newer suit is the second set of pics
     
  12. faribeana88

    faribeana88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments MF. I will say from the time I got the suit tailored to now, I did put on some weight due to lack of exercise but I'll wait to some of the weight comes off (which happens to be mainly around my waist) to see if I need to adjust it again but standing straight, the lapels lie flush against my chest so it may be due to the waist and the fact that i'm not completely in a relaxed position when taking the picture
     
  13. TweedyProf

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    Agreed. Do you feel better between the two? Your fit looks better now. You seem to be rather well built on top. Have you tried a slightly larger jacket, next size up?

    I like the tie (perhaps try a burgundy/wine/purple square...also I'm for dimples and four in hand...is that a windsor, can't quite tell?).

    http://www.asuitablewardrobe.net/sale/bird-print-wool-silk-pocket-squares.html
     
  14. faribeana88

    faribeana88 Well-Known Member

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    Half Windsor but I retied to incorporate a dimple...noticed that once I left the house.

    SS is a bit of a toughy because I am really built (ex football player) and there 44 is noticeably big in the shoulder but as I noted before I am carrying a little bit more weight that I normally due and I'm certain once it comes down to the size I was when I had the suit fitted, it should be fine.

    But I feel great now! I can honestly say when you have a suit that fits you, there is a certain level of added confidence that comes with it and I have you guys to thank! Once I joined SF, that was the last time I bought a GQ magazine and for good reason! [​IMG]
     
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    Well, you wouldn't have learned from me but from the folks I'm learning from too. I think you might look into shoulders in your next suit. As you have a muscular shoulder, you might need a larger armhole, but take a look in the tailor's tutorial thread, lots of good stuff there. Of course, this is just a suggestion.

    Among the things I have learned, focusing on basics and working slowly and methodically from there makes a dramatic difference. Looks like you're doing that.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i never meant to imply otherwise.


    dagnabit! that what i get for speed reading. second set is a HUGE improvement. :fonz:
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    I'm afraid the only solution will be going for MTM if you really want a suit to fit well OTR. SS offers MTM as well, at pretty reasonable prices.
     
  20. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On advice about adjustments, post here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/4260

    Despos, who by SF lights is one of the top tailors in the US, is active again in that thread. Some of the stuff he sees I can see once he points it out, some of it I can't, which is to say you'd have an expert eye (see his last comment on what looks to me a pretty decent jacket at the good taste thread). Ask him in the Tailor's thread about your shoulder and what needs to happen there (I'm curious if it's in part an arm hole issue). He'll offer pointers on the rest of your jacket too. Don't let it depress you though...it's food for thought so your next jacket can be better (other tailors there too).

    I've had one SS MTM done, long story. It came out ok but there are certain fashion forward elements they push (e.g. high button stance) that are hard to push them back on. You can control arm hole size, if that's the issue.
     
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