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Oxxford cut and styling.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MilanoStyle, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 11, 2006
    The wild and the pure.
    I'm offended sir!! I suggest our duel be done with umbrellas at noon tomorrow!!

    Seriously, that's why I like the Crest. I think it's conservative without being positively dowdy.

    I really should have added... on me. The shape of the Crest shoulders look terrible on me, but I think that your pciture looks great. We are definitely not the same body type.
  2. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

    Feb 26, 2005
    To make the discussion more concrete, here's a picture of a MTM Oxxford Crest. I don't find it boxy at all (I hate boxy-looking suits):


    That's a good looking suit! Did you have to have much done to fit it?
  3. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Sounds awful!

    I personally have not met an Oxxford that I find attractive. They are beautifully made, but are way too frumpy (yes inluding the Radcliffe) for my taste.

    IMO, they only really look good on someone who's not running for public office if you buy the size down long rather than the regular in your size. (Assuming you wear a regular.)

    For a sportcoat, going a size down and regular gives you a classier variant of the current New York look.

    (FWIW, I own two Oxxfords, both bought per the guidelines above.)
  4. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Jan 24, 2005
    That's a good looking suit! Did you have to have much done to fit it?

    Thanks maxnharry. It's MTM. I have a terrible time finding OTR suits that fit me. I'm 6'3", 160 lbs. and wear a 38L or 38XL jacket, have a 15" neck, 36" sleeves, 31" or 32" waist, 36" inseam....you get the idea.

    iammatt, I find most other Oxxford suit models look terrible on me (frumpy is a good word), but I really like the roped shoulders on the Crest. I think they look good without being "in your face" like Brioni shoulders. In fact when I first saw the Crest model on a store mannequin, I did a 180 degree about-face, because I thought it was a Brioni. It was like no other Oxxford I'd seen and I decided I had to have one. Now I'm considering an Oxxford Crest navy blazer, when I can scrape together the cash...

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