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New suit.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alias, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    [​IMG] This is the suit in all its glory. I like how it fits. The trousers need a bit of work at the bottoms. Long story short: My calves protrude to the sides, very hard to correct with trousers' cut since I like them cut on the narrow side. It doesn't bother me that much, though; at least the wrinkling isn't around the knees. And here's a closeup of the shoulder: [​IMG] Slight concave shape courtesy of handmade padding. Handwork is great. Here, padstitching: [​IMG] Here's the visible handwork around the armhole: [​IMG] And here's something new to me: handwork along the side back seam. [​IMG] I'm going to another trouser fitting tomorrow. Any suggestions on improving the line are greatly appreciated.
     


  2. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    are the sleeves a bit short?
     


  3. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Nah, it's my shirt sleeves. I got them longish because I was expecting them to shrink, but they haven't yet.
     


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    Walter Senior member

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    And the tailor is?
     


  5. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    His last name is Min, can't remember his first name. His shop is here in Seoul at the Intercontinental, on the edge of the COEX mall.
     


  6. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    How much is this costing you in $US?

    From the pic, it looks fantastic.
     


  7. uppercase

    uppercase Senior member

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    I like that suit.

    The silhouette is very attractive; also like the drape of the trousers. I suppose the only way to correct for your bowed leg shape would be to have the trousers cut wider . But I think that the present slim leg cut is very becoming. Nice tie/shirt combo as well.

    Your shirt sleeve length looks fine; your coat sleeves are shortish but then again, I have seen that much cuff showing on very stylish gentlemen.

    I think you've got a winner.
     


  8. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    This is true. The model on the Kiton site shows almost his entire cuff.
     


  9. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    It cost $1,200 US. It's made of the top-grade domestic fabric which is in fact very good; SK has a good textile industry which is unfortunately losing ground to the Chinese.

    I'm afraid of having my trousers cut wider. I think that would make me look even shorter. Anyways, tomorrow I'll discuss the alternatives with the tailor.
     


  10. uriahheep

    uriahheep Senior member

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    Looks really nice, Alias. I like the shoulder...angular, but not really roped like most, which are markedly raised above the shoulder line at the top of the armhole.
    The handwork along the seams is something I noticed on my RTW Borrelli sportcoat...and promptly removed. It's pick stitching similar to that done along the edges of lapels.
    The first pic you posted, particularly your stance and maybe a slight angle of the camera, reminds me of a picture I saw of David Bowie wearing a surprisingly fairly traditional suit by Alexander McQueen.
    Congrats on your new acquisition.
     


  11. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    I agree that the silhouette of the trousers looks great.  The narrower cut matches the proportion of your upper body.  I'd be interested in seeing what they look like from the side should you have the opportunity for more pictures.

    dan
     


  12. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I noticed that people in South Korea (at least men who are on TV) usually dress in very sharp custom made suits. I can tell most of those suits are made out of high twist fabrics.

    I also thinks that wearing suits on non business occasions (such as date, outing, etc .. ) are well accepted in SK than Canada.

    I do not know about USA, but here in Canada, if I wear a sharp suit on a non business occasion, people look at you as 'not one of them'. I really do not get this .. This is why I am getting frustrated to go out with my buddy. These guys are all about jeans and T-shirts. I am usually forced to dress down to 'fit' in.
     


  13. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Hell yes, that's why I love this city. I mean, you still get guys swimming in sack suits, but still.

    Suits seem mandatory for just about every man here. These days everyone's getting into the "English style," so fit is improving. It's not a bad thing to look sharp, even in jeans. Just pay attention to your hair, skin and teeth.

    The general level of dress formality is pretty high, yeah.

    Nothing unusual for a big city.
     


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    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Lengthen the sleeves. They are clearly too short. The shirt sleeves look fine.
     


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    philosophe Senior member

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    The shoulder is beautiful, but the sleeves definitely look too short. Lengthen them and the overall proportions will look better.
     


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