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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. lbrig

    lbrig Senior member

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    yes to box pleats
     
  2. scatterbrain

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    2 questions: 1) is the pricing still the same at 1095 for suit, add 100 for full canvas? 2) ever think of doing a run of off the rack run of fresco trousers? Your trousers fit me well enough that I could probably buy those instead of mtm.

    Edit: If I could save ~$100
     
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  3. dappercanadian

    dappercanadian Senior member

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    Add $150 for full canvas now
     
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  4. jlongmor

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    @spiermackay

    Quick question, Rick. I got one of the last tobacco brown wool-linen suits. I'm really impressed by the construction and fabric, but unfortunately it looks like the factory might have forgot to sew the button fly on (interior button and clasp were there) and there wasn't an extra button in my package.

    It's a small issue, but I'm wondering if you might be able to send me a button or advise me where to order one to give to my tailor?

    On the issue of pleats vs. no, I'd vote for a clean back.
     
  5. Darkside

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    Didn't mean to like that comment.

    If anything, keep a clean back on the slims and box pleat on the contemporary.

    Oxfords should have at least side pleats, but I am for keeping the box pleat. Not only is it traditional, it is functional.
     
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  6. GSG

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    IMy vote is for a box pleat with locker loop and an extra button on the back of the collar for a true oxford and casual shirts.
     
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  7. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    ^ No
     
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  8. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    In order of preference,
    1. Box pleat
    2. No pleats
    3. No shirts at all
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    998. Slim box pleat
    999. Create a black hole that swallows up the Earth
    1000. Side pleats

    Please don't put side pleats on an OCBD. Please don't make a slim box pleat. Cheers. :cheers:
     
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  10. dappercanadian

    dappercanadian Senior member

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    Yea, or:
    Slim - clean back
    Contemporary - box pleat

    I'm impartial really, but this way you can kind of appeal to both camps.
     
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    I wear contemporary fit, but would prefer a clean back. I don't agree that a box pleat is either visually interesting nor that it really provides that much extra freedom of movement. When it pops open it just looks bad. Having said that, I don't consider it a deal breaker. I wouldn't do side pleats, though.
     
  12. MrGimpy

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    Aren't you glad you opened this can of worms, Rick?

    My thinking is similar to the above by @Spex. But option 999 is starting to sound more appealing.
     
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  13. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Rick, you may want to create a poll to keep track of the responses.
     
  14. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I tried to figure that out before, but for the life of me, I have no idea to do that within this thread. Any ideas?
     
  15. varsityreds0123

    varsityreds0123 Senior member

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    Can anyone who has the dark brown birdseye suit comment on it?
     
  16. An Acute Style

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    Abstaining because the poll is flawed. Slim box pleat and side pleats shouldn't even be options.
     
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  17. bossman08

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    As ive stated before, I much prefer clean back, but I could maybe live with a box pleat on a true oxford shirt only...and in the contemporary fit. Box pleat on a slim is pointless, as is a 'slim box pleat', which would look off.

    The rest of the casual shirt options with button collar should absolutely have clean back. Cleaner look, less fabric and more versatile.
     
  18. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes. $1095 CAD for 2 piece. +$150 CAD for Full Canvas.

    I asked Minnis for bulk price on the cloth and it's still pretty costly. We would have to be about $275 CAD/pair. If there is enough interest in them, we could run them.
     
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    Naw. If I'm spending this much for fabric I would go custom for an extra $50 instead.Thanks.
     

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