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NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF JAN 11, 2016

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Murlsquirl, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. TheDon11

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    I think you posted this in the wrong thread.
     


  2. Daraven

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    No, I was replying to heldentenor's answer to my new members question...
     


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    Mr. Six Senior member

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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Kent Wang is an Affiliate Vendor of ours that has a MTM program a lot of members are happy with. You can check out his thread here on the forum or website for more info.

    The second question is hard to answer. In short, beposke should always result in a better fit than MTM. There are bespoke tailors that aren't so great and some real bad MTM out there. That said, good bespoke should always be better than good MTM. I'm saying all of this as a guy with some good MTM, but I'm not a bespoke customer at the moment. I really think you should stick around here for a while and do some research before you jump into rebuilding your wardrobe. Otherwise, you might waste even more money...we've all done it.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yep, pretty sure he is and I really like what I've seen from there MTM results. Stop changing your damn avatar! Confusing the hell out of me.
     


  6. Technica

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    Hello, new SF member here.

    I am looking for a nice pair of military style leather boots for this winter, and came across the Crockett and Jones Coniston boots which I really like.

    They are available in both navy and tan colours, and while I really love the navy, how versatile of a colour is navy for shoes? Is it too restrictive or can it be worn with many different outfits incl suit? Would the tan be more versatile?

    I normally wear very smart to work, a pair of nice chinos and button up shirt and overcoat/trench coat is my usual attire.

    Thanks!
     


  7. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Sure. If you don't mind buying from overseas, the current exchange rate means that both Henry Carter in Australia and Exquisite Trimmings in the UK are great deals. I have ties from both and recommend them highly. In the US, Conrad Wu and Kent Wang both sell solid staples for reasonable prices. Some of these brands offer discounts to StyleForum members, so check their respective affiliate threads to see how that works.
     


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    Thank you very much sir! Having a quick look around Exquisite Trimmings before bed time... somehow my brain instantly focuses on the blue ones though. Help!
     


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    heldentenor Senior member

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    This is a job for @Claghorn . He will likely tell you that a solid brown and a solid or neat patterned green should be high on your list if you have some navy already--advice that I wholeheartedly endorse.
     
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    Apparently it costs SEK 23,000, which is almost US$ 3,000. That's more than I am willing too spend, I'm afraid.

    A couple of hours of googling turned up two more shops that list fabric weights and sell suits made of 14 ounce cloth:

    http://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/city-suits
    http://www.pakeman.co.uk/category/110/Single_Breasted_Suits

    I'll probably go for the grey birdseye suit from Pakeman, Catto & Carter.
     


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    Brook Brothers just announced a 25% off MTM sale, which includes 1818 and Golden Fleece. I would like to know how the 1818 fabric compares to the barberis super 110s and whether I should consider the BB MTM over the local tailor.
     


  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    1818 is not a fabric, it is their main suit line. They have many...346 (outlet), Golden Fleece (their best stuff), etc. If you have a 1818 MTM suit made, you will be able to choose from dozens of fabrics; VBC included. I've seen some good results from BB MTM, but have no idea what it costs.
     


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    Thanks for your reply. Based on my research I cant go wrong with a MTM VBC super 110s 2x2 weave for $795 CAD ($560 USD). What would be the next tier fabric?
     


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    Hi guys I'm a style noob.

    Please help.

    What are the essentials?

    There are so many lists online and they are all so different. I know it's a very open ended questions and it depends on what I already have but I pretty much hate all my wardrobe.


    The first things I'm thinking of getting are:

    navy blazer

    new pair of jeans

    white dress shirt

    black cap-toe oxfords (BTW what is a second set of shoes I should get which are versatile and I can wear with different things and different occasions? I'm sure it has to be brown but I'm still not sure)

    reversible black/brown belt

    navy blue/grey v-neck jumper(sweater)


    1. Are any of these non-essential. Which would you remove and what would you add?

    2. What is the 1st type of trousers you would buy and the 2nd other than jeans?

    3. 2nd set of shoes that are versatile.


    Thanks so much guys :D
     


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