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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alex-ModaR, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. facet

    facet Senior member

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    Thanks Chris. Yeah, I love the richness of that shade of blue.

    Good question, as I hadn't thought too much about that, I guess. I tend to just like standard contruction with a flat front, zip fly and clip closure, split V-back, lining to the knee, 10" rise, moderate tapering. Standard belt loops as I had purchased a suit before with side tabs and ended up not liking them. I do like that rubber lining in the waistband to prevent the shirt from slipping out and a couple things that my Benjamin suit trousers have are a belt keeper loop and fob pocket, which I've found to be pretty handy.

    Cheers
     


  2. Blackhood

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    Hi guys

    I work a great deal in the education sector, so on any given day I might be meeting with the 22 year old Student Union President in a hoody or the vice chancellor replete with knighthood and sceptre. As a result I need to tread a fine line between fashionable & cool, and formal.

    As a result I like an aggressive cut that would be acceptable in a fashion blog but that will not raise eyebrows from the old guard of Savile Row. With this in mind I take inspiration from both the likes of Huntsman and Tommy Nutter (though to be fair it is more E. Sexton than Mr Nutter in the final incarnation).

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  3. Alex-ModaR

    Alex-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks guys for all the posts.... hope to hear from more members! Please remember the contest ends Oct 26! On a separate note we want to get you guys into our clothes so you can see first hand what it's about so besides this contest we're thinking about offering some coupons that give significant discounts.... stay tuned!
     
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  4. kayhill

    kayhill Senior member

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    Hi Chris,

    Your site looks good and I dig that you're offering a well-constructed suit at an affordable price.

    As for what suit I would design:
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    Coat
    I would go with a two button, single breasted suit with a soft and light construction -- natural shoulders -- with the following specs:
    - light grey fabric (versatile and just a little bit casual)
    - straight flap pockets
    - notch lapels (3.5 inches so it matches your ties; personally dislike the trend of skinny lapels)
    - mid-brown buttons
    - double vents
    - functional boutonniere
    - functional sleeve buttons

    Pants
    - waist adjuster or 'waist tightener'; no belt loops
    - flat front (no pleats)
    - 2 inch cuff
    - no break so the pants end just at your shoes

    2.

    Overall it would look something like this:

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    3.
    For me a suit needs to be sharp enough to wear for work, but have a softness about it that lends itself to casual wear too. I think soft construction or Neapolitan style of tailoring allows for this. A light grey suit is versatile; it harmonises with most colours and can be dressed up or down quite easily. It is also quite forgiving against most skin tones.

    I would wear the suit around the office, wear the jacket with jeans on the weekend or add a pocket square and lapel pin for a fancy event like a wedding.
     


  5. catside

    catside Senior member

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    POW pattern, worsted wool, 3 piece with natural shoulders, lapel vest.

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    Will see regular rotation use, academic work.
     


  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Can I participate even if I'm in Mexico?
     


  7. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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    Hi Chris,
    I would love to design a conservative suit for business wear. I will add this to my regular rotation and wear it very frequently. I also wish for this suit to be wedding appropriate.
    1. Specs:
    1. I have always wanted a Navy Glenn Plaid suit in a durable Worsted
    2. 2 Button
    3. Single Breasted
    4. I love love love structured shoulders like those on Brioni coats(Pagoda if you can do that for this contest)
    5. Moderate roping
    6. mild-moderate amount of waist suppression
    7. Low buttoning point that is level with my navel - they segment my body better
    8. Clean chest
    9. 3.5-3.75" notch lapels that reach halfway between the collar and shoulder seam
    10. No pick stitching
    11. Shoulder-height lapel gorge
    12. Straight Lapels - No lapel belly
    13. Center vent
    14. Horn Buttons
    15. standard flap pockets(and standard height)
    16. Non-functioning cuffs; kissing buttons w/ no overlap
    17. Reinforced pockets - I use the exterior and interior pockets often. I actually bugs me when they remain basted shut
    18. Trousers with a long rise that settles near my navel so that the buttoning point and waistband are within 2" of each other when I wear the suit
    19. Side tab adjusters(thus no belt loops)
    20. single pleat
    21. No pick stitching on pockets
    22. No rear pockets
    23. 1.75” turn ups
    24. Half break
    25. Slightly fitted trousers - roomier than ones in pic(After much experimentation, I have found a 9" opening when laid flat with a slight taper to be perfect)
    26. 2nd pair of trousers
    2. Pics
    A swatch of the fabric for the suit

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    A picture I've attached depicts the silhouette, shoulders(except Pagoda if possible) and gorge(a tiny bit lower though) that the suit would have. The suit would be longer, with a proportionately lower buttoning point. The Tuxedo you made has a great buttoning stance; I would lengthen the coat 1" on this suit to keep things a bit more proportionate.. It also has perfectly open quarters just the way I like them. I love the Tom Ford attached - I'd just like less suppression
     
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  8. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Kayhill,

    Thanks for joining the competition! I love the reference photo you put and I agree with you that as I've learned more about suits and my passion for this item of clothing has grown, I really love the look of wide lapels over skinny. Skinny lapels definitely have their place in fashion and I think they look equally great on a suit that is tailored to match the style, but I love the way a wide lapel rolls on well made suit!

    Cuffed pants are so rare nowadays but a tailor-made pair of cuffed trousers I feel, really adds to overall aesthetic of the suit.
     


  9. robbersarb

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    As a student approaching his graduation I would love to have the perfect suit but being a traditional guy I like a 20s looking
    When describing it to myself I suddenly realised that it did already exist in the wardrobe of one Bertram Wilberforce Wooster!
    -Three piece suit
    -Strong padded shoulders with a fitted cut
    -Mid grey fabric
    -2 button
    -Wide peaked lapels falling just past the middle of the shoulder
    -8 button double breasted waistcoat with peaked lapels
    -English backed trousers, cut high for suspenders and with a cuff
    But, as a picture says a thousand words:

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    The suit the man on the left is wearing
    Regards,
    Tom
     


  10. kasakka

    kasakka Senior member

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    1. Specs

    • Air Force Blue color
    • 3 piece
    • Peak lapel jacket (medium width lapel, gorge height so that it doesn't escape to the shoulders but doesn't sit too low on the chest either)
    • Shawl lapel vest
    • Somewhat structured shoulders
    • Single button jacket with a fairly low buttoning point
    • Four button vest, again with buttons set fairly low to show more tie
    • Jacket pockets with flaps, jetted pockets on vest
    • Trousers with belt loops
    • In general the suit would have a fairly slim fit as I'm in a reasonably athletic shape.


    2. Pics

    Concept art:
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    Color similar to ol' Tom here:
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    3. Use

    This would be used as an everyday suit. I don't have a dress code at work but do like suits so I wear them for anything from work to evening out with friends. I also like my suits a bit out of the norm (no conservative business dress for me!) with more peacocky colors. The vest has a different lapel because at work I tend to take off my jacket so I think the shawl lapel would add some interest to an otherwise fairly simple vest.
     


  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1. I'd want either natural or bald shoulders with a little drape. Notch lapels at 3.25 inches. Patch hip with welted breast. Two button. Brown horn or MoP depending on the weight, color, or weave of the fabric. And I'd definitely be looking for either a medium blue in a subtle weave (like herringbone or small scale houndstooth) or a slightly darker blue with a large scale windowpane in a brown to rust or even dark red. Flat front trouser, probably uncuffed, with side adjusters.

    2. I have my staple suits for when I need to wear them, so when I want to wear them, I like to make sure that it's clear that I'm wearing the suit out of choice rather than necessity. For this reason, I'm trying to steer my suit wardrobe into a more casual direction. There isn't a particular look that I'm going after so much as a certain feeling I want to achieve. From the most recent two Friday Challenges:

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    3. I'd wear it when I feel like wearing it. I know it's not a great answer, but it's the truth. If I had to present a single factor that influences what I wear on any given tie, it's probably the tie. I find myself wanting to wear a certain tie and then I build around that. I suppose if I wanted this suit to get a lot of wear, I'd design it with my most frequently worn ties in mind [​IMG]

    Hugh Laurie. The man has earned the right to be called by his name. A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie was pure genius. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Alex-ModaR

    Alex-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Betelgeuse, please do participate in the competition! Moda Republic ships to over 40 countries worldwide for free and for the remaining ones that we don't have listed as a shipping destination you can ask us to add your country in (in some cases there may be a small surcharge but for the most part it will be for free).
     


  13. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Nice! I have something in mind (tomorrow I will use my new trousers for the first time, but not the style of jacket I would like) and I will post tomorow!

    Thanks!
     


  14. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Glenn Plaid is another favorite of mine. I appreciate how subtle the fabric is! I find it interesting you specifically listed that you don't want surgeon cuffs! I understand that a lot of people usually don't want surgeon cuffs on their first suit especially if it's being done over the internet, but is there another reason why you specifically requested no surgeon cuffs? Always good to learn more about other people's choices!

    It is indeed interesting to see how everyone on StyleForum heavily favors a wider lapel!
     
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  15. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey Kassaka, this is definitely an interesting suit design, combining the peak lapel jacket with a shawl collar vest! That blue is definitely a peacocky type blue. I agree the shawl collar vest would be a unique detail to add to the overall outfit. What other unique suits have you made in the past, would love it if you could share some other designs that you have actually had made!

    What is a medium lapel width to you? More details would be great. For the pants, cuff or no cuff?
     
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