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Ring Jacket Japan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by conradwu, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    I have tried Ring Jacket (sports coat, didn't try suit, so don't know how the pant fits) at the Armoury at NYC, like the fit a lot, but will probably only stick with sports coat. I prefer more of a English look for suit. For reference I take the same size (36) as all my other suits (RLBL/RLPL/PRL/Paul Stuart/Paul Stuart PC/Isaia/E. Zegna/Gucci)
     
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    * Grey trousers
    * Indigo denim (wear a casual shirt and skip the tie)
    * White denim
    * White or cream corduroys

    I have a very similar SC, and that's how I tend to pair it.
     
  5. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    when you guys say grey you mean light or dark grey?
     
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    I prefer light gray for more contrast, but either.
     
  7. arneben

    arneben Well-Known Member

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    A heads up to Ring Fans, our jackets and suits are 30% off reg price for boxing day week... Check it out here.
     
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  8. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    I generally go light grey, but I see no reason you couldn't go dark.
     
  9. shrugged

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    Do Ring Jacket's have much material to be let out? I find I could use an extra half inch in the chest, and waist on the measurements posted here. Thank you.
     
  10. emiristol

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    Just measured --- about 3.25 cm. of extra material in the waist and a little more in the chest.
     
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  11. shrugged

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    Thanks so much, makes things much easier.
     
  12. guyver00

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    Thought I'd share (no, more like brag) that I have found 2 RJ's (1 suit and 1 Meister SC) early this year in a thrift shop in HK. Both are canvassed construction.

    RJ Meister SC, all wool, very thick and luxurious

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    3 piece suit, pants are at the seamstress being lengthened

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    Bought the 3 piece for $300 HKD. From research, seems like T. Nobukuni is Taishi Nobukuni, a fashion designer. Whereas Wild Life Tailor is a menswear shop that uses RJ for their MTM suits. On their website, it seems like a 3 piece runs at about ¥74,000. I was shocked by the 45% polyester content, but can't resist the price. Maybe the polyester is for Japan's heat and humidity?

    Left the SC because they want $2,000 HKD for it.

    http://wildlifetailor.adametrope.com/product/
     
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    Well, I read this thread then took a shot in the dark and ordered one off ebay. HERE! I imagine it will not fit like nearly everything I purchase like this, but maybe my tailor can help me out. Seems like a really good price for a staple piece.

    Wish me luck.

    Edit: I totally missed the fact that leatherfoot carries these, there store is only a few blocks away from me. [​IMG]
     
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    They fit a bit snug. I'm a US 40, but with a RJ 40 it felt like I was wearing a US 38, especially the shoulder area.
     
  16. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    what I heard is that the No. 172 is more generous than regular size 40.
     
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    I've only had experience with 184, the Italian soft shoulder model.
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here is a photo of the navy suit I ordered from the Khaki's of Carmel trunk show in San Francisco for Ring Jacket. Mr Sasamoto did all of the measurements. The fabric is a light weight fine twill Loro Piana. Mr Sasamoto really knows his stuff. The fit was excellent right out of the box.

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  19. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just heard that Khaki's of Carmel is planning another trunk show with Ring Jackets in San Francisco for March 24th with Mr Sasamoto from Ring Jacket.

    I'm thinking about getting a cotton olive/khaki suit. Either that or perhaps a dark tan or light brown corduroy with patch pockets , 3-2 roll.

    When I find out more specific details I will post them here.
     
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  20. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Ring suit on maiden voyage

    I also attended the last show and ordered 3 Sport Coats and Mr. Sasamoto did an incredible job. The fit was spot on.

    I cant wait to see what his new offerings will be.
     
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