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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. jtorres94

    jtorres94 Distinguished Member

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    We had Fresco in 2018 so I thought 2019 was linen, but I'm not 100%
     

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    all S&M, less shoes.

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    Nice outfit but skip that bowtie in combination with your shirt. A light bowtie/tie on a darker shirt just does not work in my opinion.
     

  4. teaegg

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    I wear a 40R for both slim and contemporary. I can't really tell the difference except sleeves seem bigger. My chest measures 40 and waist, 32.
     

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    Thanks - I can see your point. I've been moving towards less loud combos, but I recognize the shirt/tie combo is still loud. I was using the tie in this case to pull out the gold in the shirt.
     

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    I'm just waiting for the MTO program so I can get that tobacco fresco from last season..
     

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    Drago. Medium blue is more unique compared to the navies that you already have plenty of.
     

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    +1 Drago. I personally don't like the color of the VBC Navy flannel, which I owned and returned before purchasing the Drago. The VBC has a purplish tint to it IMO and for a staple navy coat I really wanted something that was more of a dark navy.
     

  9. oucheebooboo

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    Thank you for the suggestions. Please forgive my naivete (or actual ignorance). While I DO know how to send a PM I have no idea how to "tag him"? (He definitely should be "it" at this stage. Actually, he MAY have seen this, as I heard from the company today....unfortunately, just one day after the return deadline has passed....Hmmm....)

    Hopefully there's still hope for me, or you all will see a few nice "sold out" items on the B&S forum soon. All with tags and unworn.
     

  10. Thepreppygoon

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    Really wish I’d gotten this suit but to date I still can’t figure out when I’d wear it (not that it’s much of an option for me now) but out of curiosity, what occasions have you worn it to? Feel free to throw in details about age and work formality levels if you like. Also this is an open question for anyone wearing the number of great casual suits on offer at S&M.
     

  11. Patrick R

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    I just picked it up from the tailor on Monday, so today was the first day I wore it. I am a lawyer, a founder of multiple startups, and a professor and I'm 43 years old. Today I had meetings via Skype with a startup in Qatar, I managed my associates and employees in my office, went to another law firm to meet with the CEO and CFO about merging practices, and then came home and played Fortnite with my 6 year old.

    Unless you work in a CBD environment (and who does?), you can wear it anywhere.
     

  12. oucheebooboo

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    Not sure I understand the implied distinctions in your reference to measurements vs sizing, but I currently have in my possession a 38 slim and contemporary in blue flannel that I'm deciding between.

    While I am the poster child for all that is lithe, lissom, and sylplike, my tailor and I decided that we both prefer contemporary on me. (I've previously always worn slim from S&M. My faves for cut would be the new Neos.)

    Not a great deal of difference when looking at measurements only. The fuller chest, waist, trimness of arm and armscye is where you notice it most (with a bit more length). I am also long of torso, and bony of chest; yet, still increasingly prefer a bit of drape and fullness that the contemporary provides.
     

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    Why not CBD if you're the boss?
     

  14. Ezio

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    I'm 29, manage my family company, don't wear it at work since I'm dealing with building material distribution and construction firms pretty regularly.

    I've worn it to date night, networking events/evening functions at the art gallery or hotels, weddings, architect/designer/clientcmeets, stuff that. Anything dressy, outside of the office or site visits.

    I've got the olive cord suit and the Donegal light grey suit.

    SM casual suits are pretty versatile, at least on the west coast where things aren't that formal anyway.
     

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    I have both. They serve different purposes.

    The Drago is lighter, both in color and in weight. It can probably be worn well into the spring and can start in early fall. Because of the shade of blue, it is less formal. I swapped the buttons for light brown horn and actually really love the look now.

    The vbc is darker and heavier. I have the suit but wear it as a blazer too. I know some have said it has a purple hue but mine does not. It's not neo styled, which to me is a negative, but I needed a Navy winter suit.

    For more formal needs, the vbc is better. If you have cold winter's, the vbc is better unless you layer cardigans in which case the drago will work (I don't, so in Boston I prefer the vbc right now with these frigid temps). That said, I greatly prefer the neo style and thus the drago.
     

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