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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.
Gunclub is nice, do you have better shots? Why no pics wearing that stuff? Let's see how it fits.
Those look great.
Might I suggest:
Ironically 3pictured are from the Hanger Project. I only just ran out.
Thanks for the warm wishes and your advice! I am excited to be meeting with Mina and Dino later today (assuming my flight back to Boston is not delayed). Unfortunately, Dino seems skeptical that the suit will be completed in time for the wedding but I may still go ahead and commission something else from them. The more I look around, the more I am amazed by the sweet price/quality spot that NSM appears to hit (especially with the weak euro).
In response to your particular points, I am erring towards grey due to the fact that I already have a blue suit and am looking for some versatility. Furthermore, we are not having a white wedding and this suit will rather be worn at a dinner reception post wedding so I should have some leeway (might have to wear a tie that complements her outfit )
If they convince me that the suit will not be ready in time does anyone else have a recommendation for a wedding suit around the $2000 mark (feel free to PM in order to avoid moving off-topic)
Hope you have insurance on those
Picked up two new suits in Lumb's Golden Bale, two new odd jackets in the old summer weight Carlo Barbera for Lesser, a few pairs of pants in Minnis fresco for the summer, and a necktie.
Other stuff still pending for the Sepember visit.
I ordered some new things as well.
If sack suits have any appeal, I would go to the Andover Shop for Southwick MTM. I think they're terrific, although some don't. Not that there aren't other good bespoke-caliber tailors at the $2,000 price point, but I don't think any have been identified on online fora, other than some London, off-Row tailors. Another Boston-area MTM option is Drinkwater's. Have you tried on ready to wear suits?
I'd definitely trust them if they say it won't be ready in time. At the very least, don't be counting on it. Have another suit ready to go. It's somewhat unpredictable how many fittings the first suit will take to get right. I'm sure they would have to either deliver to you a suit they didn't think was finished, or leave you without a suit on your wedding day.
The mind reels...
You might look into SF-affiliate Winston Tailors (Chipp II) in New York.
Their House Style is in the same Ivy tradition as the Andover Shop,
but broader and more adventurous. For example, I have natural shoulder
side-vented, nipped waisted jackets from them that date from the 80s.
Andover Shop and Winston Tailors are not bad thoughts, but they are odd thoughts in this Napolisumisura thread.
If KayJay85 wants an NSM suit, he should get an NSM suit. It is an entirely different creature from a half-canvassed Southwick Douglas MTM sack, and also different from Winston's full bespoke offerings.
If KayJay85 wants an NSM suit, but it cannot be made, fitted, and delivered in time for his wedding, he should get something off the rack and be done with worries as far as the wedding goes. If his resources allow, he could then continue to do what is needed to finish out the NSM suit that he wanted in the first place.
You're on a roll today.
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