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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    I must say....that is a nice look!
     
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  2. Caustic Man

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  3. Academic2

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    Yesterday (for the FC).

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    Academic2, the ambassador of 3 pieces suits! I am always pleased with yours fits! The collar is equally impressive and projects a image of 'I know what I'm doing'!
     
  5. Andy57

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    This is just superb. I find the fit of that jacket to be about as good as it can get.
     
  6. Andy57

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    As others have noted, for MTM with four(!) fittings, this is rather poor. There is something seriously wrong with the right sleeve. All that rippling and pulling at the top of the sleeve just shouldn't be there. The left sleeve is better but still not great. And there is pulling on the back of the jacket causing ripples from your right hip. A OTR jacket would look better than that. All those ripples detract from the look of the piece and it should be much cleaner (in the sense of fewer ripples and divots) than that. The pants might be a touch too long, too.

    In other notes, get some better shoes, preferably patent leather oxfords. Brooks Brothers has some on sale now for not much money. Lose the tie, seriously. Get a black bow tie and if you don't know how to tie it, learn: it's easy. Get a formal shirt. And make sure you have a waist covering, like a cummerbund. Again, Brooks makes a perfectly serviceable one.

    Good for you for getting your own tux. Wear it anytime after the clock says 6pm wherever you are. To paraphrase Jack Donaghy, we are not farmers. But you paid good money for that tuxedo and you have not gotten what you paid for. If it were mine, I would be disappointed and upset, and would expect the vendor to fix it.
     
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  7. justinkapur

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    Your combo is spectacular. When you get tired of your watch ill happily accept donations :)
    Same to most man. Up until last year I was posting some really terrible stuff and then completely changed and added smarter pieces. In the Noodles thread he mentioned Navy sportcoat and grey trousers as being boring and that was my mentality coming to the forum and its changed my mind. Its just perfection almost every time.
     
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  8. SYCSYC

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    Casual outfit I wore today for Paris Le Bourget International Air Show.

    Sun, terrace, champagne and attractive planes include

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    Thanks for all the thumbs recently gents, three 20(+) thumbed fits in a row! [​IMG]
     
  10. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I am still working with this client to fix his issues although posting pictures of his suits like this is not making it easy for me personally. At this stage he is putting his faith more in the opinions of anonymous SF members than he is the professional......if only the SF could collectively make him a suit......
     
  11. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I personally measured up, fitted and sent out the door 300 Bespoke suits for for forum members last year. I very rarely do MTM work and there are probably only 4 examples of my MTM work online. While I think my MTM is solid (and I have a lot of prior experience) it is always going to be a compromise fit wise especially when faced with unusual figurations. I no longer offer MTM as a service.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't speak as far as the feedback provided in terms of what needs to be done. I don't know his body type nor its idiosyncrasies, so I don't know how difficult he is to fit. I do know it is MTM, and that the expectations one has of MTM should not be the same that one has for bespoke. But I think it is fair to have higher expectations of MTM than of RTW. And I've seen him in Suit Supply, unaltered, and it looked better than either his tuxedo or his suit. It could be that the pattern they use for their RTW stuff is just more suitable or forgiving for his body shape than the pattern you used for your MTM venture.
     
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  13. justinkapur

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    Ring on maiden
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    Jack reacher!
     
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    Fair enough. The moderators will remove my post, if you ask them to, I have no doubt, as you are an affiliate vendor. And perhaps the problems with MTM are illustrated by this suit, which, if true, are good reasons to quit doing it. I also realize and appreciate the distinction between bespoke and MTM. But I have to say, given that all I have to go on are the photos your customer posted, I would not buy that jacket if it were ready-to-wear if it fit me the way it fits on him. And I certainly would not be satisfied if it were a bespoke commission.

    As for where he is putting his faith, we are proxies for people he'll meet out and about while wearing his tux. Do you really want people asking him where he rented it from?
     
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    Outdoor wedding in Lake Geneva.
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    Harrisons Moonbeam, Roda tie, Unknown japanese brand PS and new pair of Enzo Bonafè lazy mans.
     
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    Great colour combination!
    BTW, I have a feeling Ring can exist from your orders alone ;)
     
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    You have the right to defend yourself but I don't think any comments so far have been out of order or have crossed the 'personal' line. I'm sure both you and your client, along with us onlookers in the peanut gallery, are all hoping for a happy conclusion.

    And while I expect most readers have a working knowledge of the difference between MTM and full bespoke, this may be an opportunity for you to clarify, if you so desire, exactly what it is that you do. As stated, you've posted pictures of some fantastic looking suits but I for one am not entirely clear on your role. 300 suits a year is admirable, assuming a six day week that's about 1 per day. How much work do you yourself do on these suits? Are you the measurer, the tailor, the cutter, the director of operations, the public face, all of the above? You mentioned bespoke shirts once then said they were made in England (I think) so I've never had a full grasp on what you do.

    Anyway none of this is meant to be attacking you or your operation so I hope it doesn't come off that way - I'm sure we all wish you continued success.
     
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