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Forgive me, as you are always well dressed and I enjoy your posts immensely, but the pattern matching on that suit jacket is pretty poor. Did they try to alter the sleeves from the shoulder?
Very observant of you. New & Lingwood make all their RTW suits with working button holes, which means that if the sleeves need to be shortened by any significant amount, they are done from the shoulder, which I am sure is what was done with this suit, as my arms are always a bit short for N & L's standard sleeve length.

I looking at the photos again, the pattern matching (or lack thereof) doesn't bother me - it seems to be consistent, horizontally, and certainly looks better than if they hadn't adjusted the sleeves for me.
 

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Textures: hopsack jacket, flannel trousers, oxford shirt, madder tie, wool/silk square, braided leather belt
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Ezra Paul jacket
Spier & Mackay trousers
Kamakura shirt
Vintage Robert Talbott tie
Olof 1982 square
Vintage L.L. Bean belt
Hamilton Khaki Field automatic watch w/ Crown&Buckle "night + harvest" chevron strap
 

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Very observant of you. New & Lingwood make all their RTW suits with working button holes, which means that if the sleeves need to be shortened by any significant amount, they are done from the shoulder, which I am sure is what was done with this suit, as my arms are always a bit short for N & L's standard sleeve length.

I looking at the photos again, the pattern matching (or lack thereof) doesn't bother me - it seems to be consistent, horizontally, and certainly looks better than if they hadn't adjusted the sleeves for me.
I didnt realize this was RTW, so that makes perfect sense. As someone with relatively short arms, I feel your pain. Before I started my MTM company, I was always doing math in my head before buying anything with working buttonholes on the sleeves.

As an aside, I have been meaning to tell you for some time that you remind me immensely of my friend. You favor each other both in appearance and style, so I always think of him when I see your posts.
 

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shortening sleeves from the shoulder is not unlike shortening trouser legs from the crotch seam
When one has working button holes already cut into the sleeve end (and the suit in question was RTW), shortening the sleeve from the shoulder was the only available method of alteration.
 

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I didnt realize this was RTW, so that makes perfect sense. As someone with relatively short arms, I feel your pain. Before I started my MTM company, I was always doing math in my head before buying anything with working buttonholes on the sleeves.

As an aside, I have been meaning to tell you for some time that you remind me immensely of my friend. You favor each other both in appearance and style, so I always think of him when I see your posts.
When I buy from New & Lingwood, I am always torn between getting a suit in their regular cut, and one in their short size. The short suits, the sleeves are the right length without fail, but the button stance I find a bit high for my tastes. The regulars normally need sleeve shortening, but the button stance is more to my liking. I have to do the mental calculus in my head to anticipate whether or not the resulting alterations will be to my liking or not.

It was very kind of you to mention my resemblance to your friend - it would seem that seeing photos of me reminds you of him, and that the memories are fond, I am more than happy to provide such positive cues to your recollections. :)
 

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Today's theme is dissonance. Given it is a beautiful winter day I wanted a fit contrasting spring/winter. And to screw up with OCD members, I will borrow the idea from @psb and share my Dedegumo watch, which features a counter-clockwise movement (it takes some time getting used to it). And count me in on @chocsosa's four-pattern bingo.

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Haven’t worn a true blazer in years...
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Blazer: The Rake x VBC
Shirt: Cavour
Trousers: Spier & Mackay
Oxfords: Carmina
 

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