Oxxford clothes discussion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Inside brace buttons. Â No belt loops. Â As for the rear waistband, I don't know. Â Probably, as you described, the typical Oxxford specification.
     


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    Clarinetplayer, hopefully you have received your Oxxford suit by now. Mind to write a little review?
     


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    I will try.

    It took nearly four months, but the suit was finished at last in mid January.  Well, for starters, there is no comparison to anything in my closet to it.  I have a wonderful MTM Hickey Freeman DB suit (with vest) and a British cut custom made suit which I certainly enjoy.  But the Oxxford is just on a higher level in terms of construction, fit, and quality.

    My Oxxford is a super 130s wool, charcoal gray with a very faint blue window pane.  The pattern is so subtle that one really has to get close to see it.  But it is an unexpected surprise which I think is neat. DB, side vents, vest with lapels, inward pleats in the trousers, no belt loops, working sleeve buttons, ticket pocket on the coat, watch pocket in the trousers.

    Wearing the coat and vest--everything buttoned up--is like wearing nothing at all.  It so light.  The shape and fit of the coat has a nice hourglass contour.  I have a very average build--39 chest, 33 waist.  The fit of the coat is very flattering.  The side vents have a nice drape.  The armpits of the sleeves are so comfortable--complete freedom of the arm.  Again, I am not aware of wearing a coat.

    The legs of the trousers seem just a bit slim compared to some other suit trousers I've had.  And I like it--a very clean look.  I am glad that I selected the inward pleat rather than the commonly seen reverse pleat.

    I have worn this suit in all kinds of situations, and the thing impresses me the most is that it never shows a wrinkle.  It looks band box neat at the end of the day.

    I enjoy wearing British spread collar shirts, and this suit is the perfect match.  I've been ordering Robert Talbott MTM shirts.  I really should try Jantzen.  The dark charcoal gray goes with just about every color--white, blue, purple solids and patterned shirts.

    I feel that I am spoiled.  And, now, I want another Oxxford.  Better start saving my quarters.  (To get this suit, I decided to put off purchase of a new car this year.  And a few other items.)  I would have never taken the plunge to order this suit were it not for the wonderful report provided by "The Foxx" some months ago.
     


  4. clarinetplayer

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    In my lengthy post, I failed to mention the importance of the local tailor. There were a few things that my tailor did not like about the Oxxford suit. These were small details that I would never have noticed. So it was sent back. A fussy tailor is worth his weight in gold. I am very fortunate.
     


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    Thanks for taking time to write, clarinetplayer. Just curious, you mentioned that the fabric is super 130s but it is highly wrinkle resistant. Do you know what mill is this fabric from? Also, are the construction specs differ significantly from their RTW suits?

    And how many fittings did you go through with them?
     


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    the suit sounds great. will you be able to snap some photos, and get them developed on a CDROM at target or walmart, perhaps, so that we all can see this great suit?
     


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  8. clarinetplayer

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    Sorry, I do not know what mill the fabric comes from nor do I really know what construction specifications are different between the suit I have and a RTW model. I'm sure others more knowing than I could explain. All I do know is that I have never had such a fine fitting suit.

    After the suit was first available to try on, I had three fittings.
     


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    A year later, and with some prompting from THE FOXX, here are some pics. Â Hope they send correctly. Â The vest has lapels. Trying to show the surgeon's buttonholes on the sleeves. The color of the suit is actually a dark gray with very faint blue windowpane squares. Â The picture makes it look more blue than it really is. Â The shirt is a light blue Talbott with an English spread collar.
     
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    Dang it. Must have done something wrong. My pic in "members show thyselves" came out OK. Hmmmmm.... Sorry.
     


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    I like it. By the look of it, the fabric is indeed exquisite. What model is the jacket? The width of the lapels makes it look like a '30s throw-back, which certainly isn't a bad thing in my book.
     


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    Originally Posted by clarinetplayer,02 Oct. 2004, 7:53
    A year later, and with some prompting from THE FOXX, here are some pics.
    I like it. By the look of it, the fabric is indeed exquisite. What model is the jacket? The width of the lapels makes it look like a '30s throw-back, which certainly isn't a bad thing in my book.
    I cannot remember what the name of the model is. Â I chose one of the standard models in the book. Â The fabric is very fine and soft. Â I'm not sure what caused the white "flecks" to appear in one photo. Â And the vest shot makes the vest looks rather crumpled by the way I'm sitting.
     


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    I absolutely love it. How comfortable is it to play in?

    koji
     


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