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

  1. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    My ideal suit would start with the subtly windowpaned fabric seen here:
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    The jacket would be a bit longer than is fashionable, the notch lapels would be slightly larger than is fashionable, and the jacket would be slim throughout but have lightly structured shoulders. I'd choose a 3-roll-2.5 with patch pockets.
    The trousers would have buttons for braces and side adjusters, no belt loops. They'd have minimal break and would taper to a 7.5" leg opening.

    The overall silhouette would be similar to the one shown here:
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    I would wear it to take my wife out to celebrate winning a free suit!
     


  2. Jonny Foy

    Jonny Foy Member

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    Here goes:

    Single breasted three piece suit with single breasted waistcoat in a very light weight tweed.

    Cloth would be a medium brown herringbone with merlot and gold overcheck.

    Flap pockets slightly angled (no ticket pocket!)

    Something like this but with the base replaced with medium brown, the white replaced with gold, the darker blue replaced with merlot

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    Notch lapels on the wider side at 3.75"

    Contrast stitching in merlot on the boutonierre

    Almost unstructured shoulder, but with one or maybe two ultrathin pads, and a natural, unbroken line from shoulder to upper arm

    A bit of a fuller cut body but, to avoid a boxy appearance, combine with open quarters and the higher armholes and narrower sleeves associated with a slim cut suit

    Classic length on the jacket hem, about 32"

    Slightly higher button stance on this SB, with lowest button coming in at about 1.25-1.5" above waistband

    Dark brown 100% buffalo horn buttons


    Pants would be flat front, no cuff, with the slightest break at the hem, and hem would have a very subtle angle so that the heel hangs a fraction lower than the front. Side fasteners and buttons for braces. Like the jacket, pants would be a bit more full cut than the current fashion, only very slightly tapered, with an 8.5" leg opening.



    Ultimately something approximating below but with the fabric specs mentioned above, the shoulders less structured, the jacket a bit less suppressed in the waist, and the pants a bit less tapered:

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    Occasion is for wearing the first day of class, winter quarter, to scare my students. Tweed is to college students in Northern California as garlic is to vampires.
     
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  3. Jonny Foy

    Jonny Foy Member

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    And if there's enough suiting cabbage left over, silk-lined tweed boxer shorts. Maybe.
     
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  4. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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    Pretty interesting to see what everyone's come up with. I hope mine gets made [​IMG]
     
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  5. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    1. The suit I'd get is inspired by Michael Caine's three-piece navy suit in Get Carter. Whilst Caine's suit is mohair, I'd rather go with a more basic navy serge. Here is how I'd describe the cut of the suit I want (not an exact copy):

    Jacket:
    - Natural shoulders with roped sleeve heads
    - 1-button front, with the button placed down at the waist
    - Suppressed waist
    - Slanted pockets
    - 12" double vents
    - lapels 3.25" wide
    - flared link-button cuffs (see image below)

    Trousers:
    - Single forward pleats
    - Slanted pockets
    - One rear pocket on the right
    - Extended waistband with square end and hook and eye closure (no visible button)
    - Side adjusters with a slide buckle

    Waistcoat:
    - 6 buttons with the bottom one not able to fasten
    - Four welt pockets

    Other details:
    - dark brown horn buttons

    I shouldn't have to say this, but I'd like a suit that fits properly. That means the jacket isn't a size too small and covers my behind, and the trousers sit at my waist and I can sit down in them without having to remove the items from my pockets.

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    And for the cuffs:

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    3. The suit would be for going to the theatre, concerts, opera, fancy dinners, weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. I would also sometimes wear the jacket on it's own for less important occasions.
     


  6. Alex-ModaR

    Alex-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi everyone, thank you again for all the submissions. Very interesting to see what everyone is thinking.
    I wanted to thank all those that have submitted and in an effort to get you to try our clothes I'm offering a 20% discount coupon.
    Please use STYLE20 at checkout to gives us a try thanks!
     


  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    My try...

    Inspiration:

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    Navy blue flannel

    Peak lapel
    Double-breasted
    Besom-flap hip pockets
    4 button cuff (working)
    Double vented

    Twin-pleated trousers
    Ticket pocket to waistband
    Button fly
    Buttons for braces
    Waist adjuster to the back
    R/H rear pocket
    2" turn-up / cuff

    To wear whenever the fancy takes me!
     


  8. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for submitting Jonny Foy!

    Interesting choice of fabric, color and cut indeed.
     


  9. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Just want to put it out there guys that there's less than 10 days left before the contest ends, would love to see more submissions and see some discussion rolling!
     


  10. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Have to admit this is the first time I've seen flared-linked cuff buttons definitely and interesting touch to add.
    For the pants style, how wide do you like your pant legs to be at the opening? Do you prefer a tapered style or more straight-legged. We will try our hardest to make sure whoever wins has the fit that they desire, but something "fitting" is all relative depending on each person's personal preference. :)
     


  11. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    I've had regular suits converted to a link-cuff, but they're a little tight. The flare is necessary to make the sleeve wider at the end so the whole sleeve isn't too wide. I was deciding between that and a gauntlet (turnback) cuff, but I couldn't decide how many buttons I'd want on a gauntlet cuff so I went with the link button. There's a lot more to consider with a cuff than the number of buttons on it!

    And so you know, the link-button cuff has a button on both sides and it essentially looks like a double-sided cuff link. Cyril Castle was the only tailor I know of who did this, and I've only seen it on his suits from the 1970s. It went well with the flared trousers of the era, but I definitely don't want those.

    I like my trouser legs to be tapered, down to 8.5" and with 1.75" turnups. The leg is still wide enough to have turn-ups and fit over the top of the shoe without a guardsman slant. And the bottoms aren't so narrow that they make me look top heavy.
     
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  12. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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  13. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Indeed! Hoping to see more designs in the last nine days before the competition ends :)

    Will post a few more photos soon.
     


  14. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey guys here are a few shirts that we made recently this week for some clients as well as some cuff styles that we offer!

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  15. Alex-ModaR

    Alex-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi everyone just wanted to let you all know that we will be announcing the winner later this week so make sure you put in your submission. Thanks!
     
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