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If Money was no object.... Create your own suit...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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    Pick and create your dream suit, shirt, tie, and shoes.


    Let's get cranking...
     
  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Suit: Huntsman bespoke, lightweight brown with narrow blue windowpane tweed, three-piece, three-button SB, double-vents, typical Huntsman military cut, hacking pockets with slightly trapezoid flaps, flatfronted trousers with tallish cuffs, no belt, no braces, just adjustable side tabs, and extra plus-fours with pleats. And working buttonholes, even if they don't normally do that.
    WWII silk escape map used for lining, and backing of waistcoat.

    Shirt: Hilditch cream broadcloth with slight spread collar, double cuffs, bespoke

    Tie: Burnt orange silk grenadine

    Shoes: Lobb Paris heavy mid-brown brogues, bespoke, chisel toe, my initials hidden discreetly in the toe medallion brogueing.
     
  3. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    uh, make that two, just drop the initials[​IMG]
     
  4. dusty

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    WWII silk escape map used for lining, and backing of waistcoat.

    Is that's what's being mimicked in those map-lined leather jackets you get at Wilson's?
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Is that's what's being mimicked in those map-lined leather jackets you get at Wilson's?
    Yes, but I want it made from original ones.
     
  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    [​IMG] "I wanna know where da gold at" [​IMG]
     
  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    "As long as the lady is paying for it, why not take the Vicuna?" From "Sunset Blvd."
     
  8. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Suit: Something three piece and classic by Thomas Mahon. Perhaps tweed or Prince of Wales check.

    Shirt: Mahon again. Sea Island cotton in white with spread collar, plain back, placket front, and rounded double cuff.

    Tie: Navy silk knit, narrow.

    Shoes: Bespoke Chelseas in black.
     
  9. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Bespoke lacks a lot of the elements makes clothes interesting. Yes one gets a desired fit and design. But it's the lack the discovery of a premade garment's fabric, texture, design, details, etc. What I'm looking for is something I that don't have now and have yet to experience.
     
  10. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    KB, almost nothing off-the-rack is quite what I want or fits me that great.
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    if money was no object, then i would have a suit created with the finest material , so silky, so luxurious, and that after one wear and dry clean, it would probably fall apart.
     
  12. Film Noir Buff

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    Super 120s navy with white chal stripes suit by Nino Corvato
    160s 2x2 white shirt by Paris Custom Shirts
    Black Edward green cap toes
    Solid burgundy necktie by Charvet


    Heeeeeey...wait a second...[​IMG]
     
  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I would have a whole slew of double-breasted suits made by Caraceni, Dege & Skinner and Camps Deluca.

    Formal clothes would be by Knize of Vienna, if only for that Loos store.

    Shirts by Lanvin bespoke circa 1930

    Shoes would have a bit of variety such as Corthay bespoke in multihues, and possibly some of the Japanese makers like Suzuki.
     
  14. whoopee

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    Bespoke lacks a lot of the elements makes clothes interesting. Yes one gets a desired fit and design. But it's the lack the discovery of a premade garment's fabric, texture, design, details, etc. What I'm looking for is something I that don't have now and have yet to experience.

    In bespoke the onus is on the commissioner to make it interesting.

    Some of your anti-bespoke comments really make me wonder.
     
  15. mrchapel

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    Bespoke lacks a lot of the elements makes clothes interesting. Yes one gets a desired fit and design. But it's the lack the discovery of a premade garment's fabric, texture, design, details, etc. What I'm looking for is something I that don't have now and have yet to experience.
    Interesting contradiction. You say that bespoke "lacks a lot of the elements makes clothes interesting" and "one gets a desired fit and design" and then go on to say that you're looking for something you "don't have now" and "have yet to experience". Hmm...isn't the very nature of bespoke to get a suit made for you, and with any construction you want. That includes fabric, fit, etc. If you wanted a suit that was constructed with wool and handwoven with a tuft of pig hair, you could do that. Where can you get that option in OTR suits? Additonally, I find it odd that you consistently: 1. Not answer the OP's question (actually something I see a lot of in your replies) 2. Bash bespoke when you clearly haven't experienced bespoke. Now, to answer the OP's question: Suit: Bespoke SB, peaked lapel, dark grey with light gray subtle pinstripe, working buttonholes, and english cut made by Poole & Co. Shirt: Bespoke from Thomas Mahon. Solid white, Sea Island cotton. French cuffs. Tie: Solid blue Brioni tie. Shoes: Cordovan Edward Green cap toe oxfords. EDIT: Typos.
     
  16. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see the references to Thomas Mahon shirts, but why? It's not as though Mahon makes them himself, and I've never seen anyone here gush about Rayner & Sturges. Are the shirts that good? I was under the impression they were essentially MTM. Am I off base?

    (Not trying to be dismissive, just genuinely curious why this is an "ultimate" shirt.)
     
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    I see the references to Thomas Mahon shirts, but why? It's not as though Mahon makes them himself, and I've never seen anyone here gush about Rayner & Sturges. Are the shirts that good? I was under the impression they were essentially MTM. Am I off base?

    (Not trying to be dismissive, just genuinely curious why this is an "ultimate" shirt.)


    For me, it has a lot to do with the fact that Thomas Mahon is relatively unknown beyond these fora. It's just an extra something that you won't find many wearing.
     
  18. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    for me i would daytime suit/ work suit go for something like the goldfinger suit in grey herring bone with a plain white hounds tooth shirt with wide spread cooar and a blood red and gold polka dot narrow tie.

    for the shirt and tie i'd go for T&A and for the suit kilgour.

    for night time it would be blact hopsack with peak lapal from spencer hart for the shir i would have a plain white sea island cotton with wide spread collor and and a black shadow striped tie again from T&A

    shoes for daytime would be G&G bespoke in antiqued olive green and for evening again G&G bespoke in black baby croc!
     
  19. Jovan

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    Well, the reason I'd get a Mahon shirt is because he sounds like he knows what he's doing with R&S. Also, soft construction applied to shirtmaking sounds nice to me.
     
  20. Tomasso

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    Thomas Mahon is relatively unknown beyond these fora. It's just an extra something that you won't find many wearing.

    Wouldn't you rather run with the herd, over at Charvet?[​IMG]
     

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