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The Tux is nice, but some detailings are not that traditional.

- No gallons
- double vents (traditionally it should be no vents)
- side tabs instead of suspender buttons

but I guess that makes sense since the general public won't care for these silly things.
The double vents I’m fine with, because I don’t know I’ve ever seen one without vents OTR. I know that’s the most traditional, but not make or break for me.

Was surprised at lack of cummerbund
Lack of them offering a cummerbund, or one being included? Because I wouldn’t expect one to be included.

Exactly. They are even labeled as the Mohair Tuxedo Trousers. I called but they were closed. I’ll give a shout tomorrow morning.
Honestly, I might prefer if it didn’t have the side adjusters- belt loops can be removed very easily, and I was probably going to add buttons for braces
 

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Lack of them offering a cummerbund, or one being included? Because I wouldn’t expect one to be included.
Both really. Option to buy one to go with the overall tux would be nice.

Who am I kidding though, I barely even wear a suit.
 

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I bought two of the linen BD collar shirts from this season (olive and light blue) during the recent sale and just tried them on. They are much bigger in the shoulders and longer in the sleeves than the 7-8 collared and OCBD shirts that I have in SM in the same size.

Did any of you guys experience this? Should I wash them with the expectation that they will shrink to the regular size or just return and size down? It’s a shame because they are beautiful in person!
 

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I bought two of the linen BD collar shirts from this season (olive and light blue) during the recent sale and just tried them on. They are much bigger in the shoulders and longer in the sleeves than the 7-8 collared and OCBD shirts that I have in SM in the same size.

Did any of you guys experience this? Should I wash them with the expectation that they will shrink to the regular size or just return and size down? It’s a shame because they are beautiful in person!
By now I think everyone should expect somewhat extreme sizing variations with SM products from season to season. I've had 1-2 sportjackets and pants that feel like 1 size smaller than tagged. But everything needs to be additionally altered anyway so I don't stress out.
 

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I don’t understand the hostility to requests. Maybe it’s simple default internet behavior, but no one is demanding anything of SM. If enough people want one particular thing, then it is worthwhile to SM to supply it. That’s what RTW is all about and the only way for SM to know something is worthwhile is if people request it. MTM is a great option for people living in Toronto, but the rest of us choose from RTW models.
 

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I don’t understand the hostility to requests. Maybe it’s simple default internet behavior, but no one is demanding anything of SM. If enough people want one particular thing, then it is worthwhile to SM to supply it. That’s what RTW is all about and the only way for SM to know something is worthwhile is if people request it. MTM is a great option for people living in Toronto, but the rest of us choose from RTW models.
I did not mean to come off as such. I'm saying, alot of these requests seem to be niche items. I"m sure if there is great demand for a double breasted suit/jacket. It will be obliged.

However, they're still a small company and their core business is general public. I'm local to them. I visit them quite often,and 99% of the time it's the average person walking in. I need a suit, grey or navy and bam they walk out. All other details are not asked.

That tells me SF is what 1%?

Edit, this is the Mississauga location and not Downtown
 

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I did not mean to come off as such. I'm saying, alot of these requests seem to be niche items. I"m sure if there is great demand for a double breasted suit/jacket. It will be obliged.

However, they're still a small company and their core business is general public. I'm local to them. I visit them quite often,and 99% of the time it's the average person walking in. I need a suit, grey or navy and bam they walk out. All other details are not asked.

That tells me SF is what 1%?

Edit, this is the Mississauga location and not Downtown
They told you they sell more offline than online?
 

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I am just going to leave this here and see myself out.

This is why I have to be careful of the group think. If you recall when this was initially discussed how many guys were super gung ho about a Neapolitan flannel Chalk stripe. That enthusiasm didn't translate into sales. It's a beautiful suit.
 

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They told you they sell more offline than online?
No. My point is as I'm in the store and I'm seeing the interaction with clients. None of the clients ask for specific details. Some say, I need a gray suit, I am a 40R . Sales persons shows them gray suits, while measuring them for alterations, I don't hear the client talk about things we talk about on SF.

There is no mention about peak lapel vs notch, high waist trousers etc. Most of the general public just care about a well fitting and decent quality item. They don't care about specific detail.
 

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I bought two of the linen BD collar shirts from this season (olive and light blue) during the recent sale and just tried them on. They are much bigger in the shoulders and longer in the sleeves than the 7-8 collared and OCBD shirts that I have in SM in the same size.

Did any of you guys experience this? Should I wash them with the expectation that they will shrink to the regular size or just return and size down? It’s a shame because they are beautiful in person!
My olive linen is somewhat bigger overall than other shirts. I did wash and even put in dryer. It shrunk some but not considerably. I am fine with it being a little loose since it is linen.
 

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