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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    yeah, unless there was a specific need, less than 2 hours drive i doubt id take a train.
     
  2. Dewi

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    MARTA is set up to mirror the spoke-and-wheel design of the interstates and arterials into the city, and thus is made to go in and out of the city. Not around it, or within it.

    I think the article is well worth the read again, if you can find it. I enjoyed it, and it re-explained a lot about how and why transportation is so buggered in this city/state.
     
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    Real men ride motorcycles.

    Or bicycles. Or whatever.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :laugh:
     
  5. aravenel

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    Sigh. I'll be moving from NYC to Atlanta in a year or so, and all this MARTA talk depresses me.

    I'm excited that I will have a car again (mostly to be able to get out of the city...), but I will definitely miss the subway, as much as I bitch about the MTA.
     
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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    On the bright side, assuming we're still here, you'll get to hang out with cool ass dudes like Dewi and me. Glass is always half full.

    That reminds me, ATL is due for a meat up...
     
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    :cheers:

    I need to have a chat with my bartender. He always lets the glass get empty first.
     
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    Ha, true! Definitely going to need some suggestions for a new tailor when the time comes...
     
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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    THAT is a bit of an issue...

    From an alterations standpoint, Mashburn is one of the best I've seen/used. However, they do bespoke on an EXTREMELY limited basis (they only do true bespoke for one customer at press time) and it is crazy expensive (like top-shelf Napoli expensive). There's Bosco and Atlanta Custom, but they are both more expensive than it's worth. And no traveling tailors of note. As weird as it sounds, for good bespoke options your closest bet is either Nashville or DC.

    The dudes here who really spend the cash are usually in Europe or NYC or DC enough that they see their tailors there. That, unfortunately, leaves us pretty dry.
     
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    Yeah, I need to check out Mashburn on one of my trips to Atlanta to visit the in-laws. Didn't know they did alterations--that's good to know. Have heard good stuff about their in-house suits, but I worry that it's too fashion forward (why they put ticket pockets on everything I will never understand)... I understand they have a MTM program that may be worth looking into.

    I'm not that much of a high roller, so true bespoke isn't too much of a worry for me at the moment.
     
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    For the price ($800 for SCs and around $1,000 for suits), Mashburn is a great place for OTR. The ticket pocket thing is slightly off-putting and every time I'm in there I make a comment about how much better a patch-pocket offering would be every once in a while. Alas, I am no #menswear insider, so what do I know? Honestly, though, their 42S fits me almost perfectly with some minor collar adjustments.

    I will say that the MTM program is a lot less of a deal. With their "updated" process/order, you're looking at roughly $1,200 for a MTM sport coat. At that price it's only a little more for a true bespoke jacket from one of the traveling tailors (granted, the cost of flying/driving to see them isn't in there, but still). I've talked to multiple members who have said if you're going to spend close to $1,500 on a SC, you might as well go bespoke.

    In any event, if you haven't been I'd highly recommend stopping in. The shop is awesome and the sales staff are really passionate about what they sell. It's also a great place to grab a free afternoon beer or bourbon.
     
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    Disappointing to hear about the MTM. I'm a pretty short guy, so ticket pockets are a double no-no for me, and I agree that for that kind of money, there are much better options. Still, will have to check them out next time I'm in town.
     
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    Honestly, I like the posts where Will complains about some petty nuisance. He remains charming.

     
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    People on this forum seem to have an unusually tough time buying wallets.
     
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    :foo:
     

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