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Italian CBD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    well, I'm not advocating not spending 3 figures on shirts :lookaround:
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    my panta shirt is the ish!

    but yeah, im not a stickler for shirt fit like i am with pants and jackets. as long as its comfy, long enough, not too tight and not too billowy and has a sechsay collar, im happy.
     
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  3. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    +1 on this, though I think this trend is finally dying, or at least less full-blown.

    On the fullness/slimness, I expect age and/or body type are a factor for those who care/don't.

    For someone with a fit build, excess baggyness is a failure to showcase one's strengths (an objective in the same way that good tailoring ought to conceal or downplay weaknesses).
     
  4. cgo

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    Agree (although I won't consider that photos to be skin tight)
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Have you walked into a Suit Supply lately?

    Spread collars everywhere.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has the pendulum begun to swing in the other direction? I see no issue with the prevalence of spread collars. In fact, I think it is a good thing.
     
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  7. archetypal_yuppie

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    I'm not sure what Suit Supply is... My tailored clothing universe is fairly small (PS/Saks/BG mostly).

    I just feel like I see fewer super spread collars now than a few years ago. They were ubiquitous at Brooks Brothers for a while, not sure now (because Brooks Brothers sucks ass so I don't go in there).
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, so those super cutaway collars.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't understand why so many big label RTW brands still haven't gotten it right. Skimpy collars regardless of whatever the current trend is. Essentially if you want a great shirt without going bespoke, or online MTM you need to go to the Italians.
     
  10. Cantabrigian

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    FWIW, I think shirts might be the most interesting item of mens clothing.

    It's really a test of skill for the pattern maker, for the obvious reasons. It's certainly true that, in practice, most end up being too baggy or too tight.

    Nothing (not even a bad jacket) adds a stone faster than a poorly cut shirt. But when it's done well, I don't know if there's anything that makes a guy look better.
     
  11. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Anybody on here that swears by MTM or bespoke shirts rather then OTR?
     
  12. NickInTO

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    Me, but I have a 14.25" neck and 6'8" arm span. Just started ordering some shirts from Luxire and love them.
     
  13. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Nick, I'm assuming from your moniker that you are from Toronto Canada? I am as well. I have a shirt guy already, but I'm not keen on using him again as I find his shirts to be mediocre at best. Can you reccomend a good quality local maker?
     
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    A well cut coat with the canvas and shaping are better at hiding flaws and emphasizing strengths. :teach:

    If you wear a coat all the time, deficiencies with the body of the shirt only come up when you are wearing coats with thin fabrics. With some of my summer weight coats, wrinkles in the shirt show up through coat. That doesn't happen with my winter weight coats.
     
  15. archetypal_yuppie

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    +1, I have a few older (MTM) shirts remaining that are not quite right (a bit too baggy), and I look worse, and I feel worse when I wear them. I feel disheveled.




    I do. Got a very good but not perfect fit MTM from La Rukico in midtown (very nice cloths though). Recently switched to CEGO and Carl absolutely nailed the fit (paper pattern). Look great, feel great. I could never go back to OTR (or LR for that matter).

    When one or two minor things are not how you want them, it can be annoying. If you have the cash and access, why not fix them?
     
  16. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    My only beef with MTM shirts are that the collar styles are always pretty blah.
     
  17. MGD83

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    Not to mention the last ones I ordered and had made as button downs, the collars were too stiff for my liking.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, they should be an easy fix.
     
  19. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Yes I was thinking to set them on fire :) in all seriousness, how could I make them less stiff patrick?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dunno, with wash and wearings they should soften up in time.
     
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