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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior Member

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    I feel like the blue and green would look very nice from far away - resolve to a rich, textured-yet-solid jacket, but I didn't like them close up when viewing the original image. The close-up matters, because it's what I see on my arms all day.

    For some reason I find the checkerboard pattern (not sure of what to call this weave) a little annoying. It lacks the spontanaety of the donegal, where you never know which colours will turn up where. It also lacks the actual pattern statement found in other busy patterns like herringbone, houndstooth or shepard's check.

    That said, I'm not in the market for winter coats (have 5 already) and tend to like obnoxiously loud FU jackets, so take my opinion for what it's worth.

    I would be really tempted by a navy or green donegal. There was a pic a while back on the forums where braddock (I think) was wearing an AMAZING green donegal. Will see if I could find it.
     
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  2. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Still looking. To find a good quality one is the trick.

    I'm looking for Donegal. There were just sent from the distributor for me to take a look. These were the only ones that I even considered from the rest of the bunch. They are scratchy, the way Tweed should feel and have a good weight and hand to them. But not overwhelmingly great. The blue and green are actually quite nice in person though as far as colours go.
     


  3. scatterbrain

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    Here's the green. It's less green than I remembered...

    [​IMG]
     


  4. scatterbrain

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    Awww yisss! Sooo nice.
     
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    Thanks! I do know good synthetics are rare.
     


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    Rick, do you have a picture of a french cuff shirt that you sell? Also, for MTM, can you do a rounded french cuff?
     


  7. spiermackay

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    Just noticed that the model 2 slim fits stop at size 40. Will these be expanded to size 42?
     


  9. spiermackay

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    Not in the short term. Because of how the Slim and Contemporary are graded and they use slightly different grading rules, the 42 was almost an intersecting size and there was hardly a 1.5 cm difference in the waist and chest between the two. So essentially, the 42 contemporary fit nearly the same as the 42 Slim. That said, we are always tinkering with the grade and may get to a point where it makes sense.
     


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    Interesting. Great explanation. Once the full canvas are ready I'll try one in a 42.
     


  11. spiermackay

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    We're really excited for them. We have a feeling they will be a big hit.
     


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    Is the Solid Navy Model 2 Blazer a 3 season blazer?
     


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    Also on the fabric front, is it possible to source anything by Alumo? The Thomas Mason fabrics you have are great, but an alumo fabric by luxire is the most comfortable shirt I own.
     


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    Is anyone able to post a decent picture of how an OCBD should fit around the shoulders, specifically near the shoulder blades. I got my first MTM and love it and just want to make sure (after I wash and press) that the shoulders don't have too much fabric! As it stands I think it is ok but there was a tiny bit of excess so hopefully it was from it being folded and after I've pressed it will be better. This is important because I want to make sure my future MTM measurements are spot on.
     


  15. spiermackay

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    I don't think I saw the shirt on you personally. I know I spoke to you after. If you want, I'm in the shop all day today if you want to swing by and I can take another look. That said, my staff is well trained to spot any oddities of fit and suggest alterations and adjustments.

    Rick
     


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