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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. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur 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.)
     


  2. mrchapel

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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.
     


  3. luk-cha

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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!
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. 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]
     


  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Kiton K Suit in Cashmere Flannel with grey smoke buttons

    Or

    Anderson & Sheppard 150s bespoke suit

    Paired with GJ Cleverly shoes in Dark Oak full bespoke

    Kiton Custom Shirt in Riva cloth

    Tie by Kiton, Seven Fold

    Belt by Martin Dingman

    Pantherella Sea Island cotton socks

    Wallet by April in Paris (going from what I see on the site)
     


  7. Lucky Strike

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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!
    I have been expecting you, mr. Bond.
     


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    Surprised you didn't say that about my choices in accessories, Lucky. [​IMG]
     


  9. Lucky Strike

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    Surprised you didn't say that about my choices in accessories, Lucky. [​IMG]
    Heh, now that I read it again, so am I. Just read something about the Bond wardrobe in the novels on a site that was linked to from AAAC. Fleming seemingly had a fetish for Sea Island cotton.
     


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    I'd get it just for the sake of having a shirt made of Sea Island cotton. I think stuff like that is beyond my palate's appreciation.
     


  11. luk-cha

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    wait untill xmas or your birthday and treat yourself they're NICE!!!! but out of all the bonds i do think that connery's bond was the best dressed and brosnon bond was definatly the coolest
     


  12. Cantabrigian

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    Also, soft construction applied to shirtmaking sounds nice to me.

    Would that simply amount to a not so closely fitting shirt which is generally what MTM results in...
     


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    No, as in the collar and cuffs not being so stiff as some shirtmakers tend to make them.
     


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

    If money's no object, I'd be running straight to AK for shirts - if he'd have me!
     


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    If money's no object, I'd be running straight to AK for shirts - if he'd have me!


    Ditto on AK

    And Raphael for suits.
     


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