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Newc's Bespoke Adventure.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Newcomer, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. BlackYeti

    BlackYeti Well-Known Member

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    New account—not new to SF. Prefer real-life friends.

    Don't mean to be rude. I know Despos is a demi-god up'n here. You know I'm right about the sleeves at least, though, esp. considering they're bespoke.
     
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    What are you on about the sleeves? Who traffics in 1/8'' increments, much less on a grainy picture? You do realize that 1/8'' will move if you blow on it?
    Try making your comment, verbatim, to your favorite tailor and prepare to be shown the door.

    I think I might be falling into some kind of troll trap...
     


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    Don't feed the troll. Clearly been banned and now back under a new name
     


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    Considering Chris made the shirt too the left sleeve could actually be a touch shorter, I can see the shirt cuff on the right, but not the left.
     


  5. BlackYeti

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    If I wasn't trolling before, I certainly am now :)

     


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    A world of difference between 1/8 on a tie and on a cuff!
     


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    So when my tailor marked that up on my cuff at my last visit, I should have told him to stop and not go into such detail?
     


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    Honestly, I'd rather have a tie that's 1/8" too narrow than a shirt cuff that's 1/8" too short and, consequently, sometimes hides under the jacket. Shirts wrinkle more quickly than the jacket with wear and the sleeves ride up, so I tend to get mine tailored 1/8" longer than ideal. I don't think I was being out of line making the comment.
     
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    Here's the other way to make sure your shirt cuff always shows.

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    It's a stupid comment because it isn't a matter of the length of the short sleeve (or jacket sleeve), it is a matter of the lack of attention to a single detail when taking the photo. The shirtsleeve simply got hung up for whatever reason at the time of the photo.
     


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    Exactly.


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    It did make me steaming mad! What nerve! Next time I will call him dilettante, pull down his fabric books on the floor, and THEN storm out into the street.
     
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    First, there's no way to know for sure if it's hung up. The left shirt sleeve on the tux jacket is also hidden, suggesting that the tailoring could be the problem.

    Second, I'd argue that the right sleeve is also too short given the tendency of shirt sleeves to ride up with wear or, as you say, to get hung up in the jacket.

    You may not think peeking shirt sleeves are very important, Derek, but a lot of people do. Look at the stuff Tom Ford makes. His shirts sometimes hit the thumb knuckle.
     
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