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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    How do these suits compare to JCF Thompson's?
     
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  2. losrockets

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    Brown gun check is tremendous. I have it and the navy will be here soon.
     
  3. sans1886

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    Out of curiosity, are you talking about size or quality??
     
  4. Willj

    Willj Member

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    Are you guys getting any more of the
    Indigo Blue Puppytooth
    Slim fit suit in a size 38? Also, will there be any new suits released in the next few weeks? Thanks.
     
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  5. Geran Brown

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    Quality...sizing I believe would be very similar between the two.
     
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  6. losrockets

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    Quality is way better than the JCF Thompson. S&M is on par with SuitSupply.
     
  7. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    That's what I was hoping to hear. :)
     
  8. sans1886

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    Dude...they wouldn't even be on the same planet.
     
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    any idea when slim fit trousers will be restocked? looking for some in size 32, but many of the colors i would want are OOS (for example: Lt Gray Sharkskin or Black Core)
     
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    Awesome, got my order sorted out today so looking forward to finally picking it up.
     
  13. gbandi

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    any plans to add Tuxedos???
     
  14. linds_15

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    also in the market for a tuxedo, i've spoken to rick about it and they can custom order whatever you want from their inventory of fabric. i know he said they offer silk facings i can't remember if grossgrain is an option. the downtown shop had a mannequin with a tuxedo jacket at one point and i've seen some of the work commissioned for other customers, great stuff as always.
     
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    I've noticed on some of my newer shirts that the button placement seems to have changed. The second-from-top button is no longer halfway between the top and third buttons, but is now offset toward the collar.

    For me, this makes the second button less usable. I feel overly buttoned up when it's fastened, and unprofessional when it's left undone. It would have been perfect halfway between.

    Obviously, there's no problem when wearing a tie but I'm usually tie-less these days. I'm curious what the thinking was behind the move.
     
  16. Ebichuman

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    Oh boy, is this a revival of the great buttoning debate from a while back? :lurk:
     
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  17. gbandi

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    Thanks. I'll contact Rick. Any idea what price and what time frame it takes?
    Any comments on the styling? Lapels, vents etc
     
  18. redbeardedmike

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    You and I are in the minority on this. Most people prefer the offset so that is why S&M made the change and is sticking with it.
     
  19. MrGimpy

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    Okay, sounds like I missed the debate. I'll have to go back and look for it.

    I'm curious how most people wear their shirts for this to have an impact. If you wear it done up with a tie, or with two buttons undone, this change wouldn't seem to make a difference.

    But I'll leave it there. Not trying to rehash a debate that's already been closed.
     
  20. Burzan

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    I am not a big fan of the higher second button. When wearing shirts casually untucked I like 2 buttons undone and the change doesn't make much difference there as the third button is only slightly raised. Most of the time though I wear my shirts tucked in and the second button done up, like you I feel like I am over buttoned in the higher stance.

    Thankfully the oxfords will be keeping the normal button stance from what I recall seeing.
     
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