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wafflingwaffles

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Receiving my first Spier & Mackay suit wonders why I bother with bespoke when I can get great construction, great fabrics, and a great fit with the help of a trusted tailor for a total cost that is significantly less than bespoke (even HK bespoke, which is very good and still signifcantly cheaper than bespoke elsewhere at the Lee Baron level). I guess I'm lucky that the S&M blocks fit my body.

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From today, S&M SC, shirt and trousers.

Since you live in Mexico City, and I'm assuming you're Mexican, I'm wondering if you try and put some Mexican flavor into your fits. Or if you are more inspired by the Italian look we're all kind of inspired by and stick with that? Obviously your personal style enters into the discussion as well.
In other words, do you bring any aspects of Mexican style/culture/aesthetics to your fits?
 

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Anyone got the rust donegal? Any fit pics? And, what would you pair it with? Thanks 🙏
I can only comment on slim fit. It is just like last F/W wools. I was afraid they had changed to the much fuller slim I rcvd for the summer sondrio dark brown denim. I should have returned that one as the thighs were very, very full. It took a lot of work to get it wearable for my build.
I bought the rust donegal because I liked the color but not sure about the pairing options yet as it is still too hot here. Mainly sweaters pairings for me I bet.
 

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Since you live in Mexico City, and I'm assuming you're Mexican, I'm wondering if you try and put some Mexican flavor into your fits. Or if you are more inspired by the Italian look we're all kind of inspired by and stick with that? Obviously your personal style enters into the discussion as well.
In other words, do you bring any aspects of Mexican style/culture/aesthetics to your fits?
Thanks Mitch! Yeap, I'm Mexican. Answering to your question, I think it would be hard to put the Mexican flavor since, from my point of view, we don't have such items of tailoring, other than the traditional "charro" suit. Most Mexican tailors/tailored clothes are a mix of British and Spanish tailoring, which isn't bad but most of that influence is back from the 50's-60's. So boxy cuts and massively padded shoulders.

Will try to find something with some Mexican influence and see how it looks. :D
 

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Thanks Mitch! Yeap, I'm Mexican. Answering to your question, I think it would be hard to put the Mexican flavor since, from my point of view, we don't have such items of tailoring, other than the traditional "charro" suit. Most Mexican tailors/tailored clothes are a mix of British and Spanish tailoring, which isn't bad but most of that influence is back from the 50's-60's. So boxy cuts and massively padded shoulders.

Will try to find something with some Mexican influence and see how it looks. :D
Isn't thst the Aztec sun stone PS in your pocket? That's pretty Mexican in my book 😉
 

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Thanks. This is news to me. I always thought they turned it up.



Just watched the process on Youtube🤯
FYI, There are different ways of doing a cuff, but a true cuff is ideal for durability of the hem and longevity of the trousers themselves. A true cuff uses a regular stich for the hem (similar to chinos) as opposed to a blind stitch--since the hem won't be seen--making for a much more secure hold than a trouser without a cuff. The hem is longer than the desired inseam because the fabric is folded over itself and then sewn in place at the side seams (any cuttings to reduce length are discarded, NOT sewn onto the cuff). This means that the friction point between your pant leg and shoes or the ground actually occurs past your measured inseam at a length twice the width of the cuff. So if it begins to fray, you can easily release the hem, fold back the cloth, and have either a smaller cuff or an uncuffed hem put in with the frayed section either removed or folded inside the leg.
 

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I can only comment on slim fit. It is just like last F/W wools. I was afraid they had changed to the much fuller slim I rcvd for the summer sondrio dark brown denim. I should have returned that one as the thighs were very, very full. It took a lot of work to get it wearable for my build.
I bought the rust donegal because I liked the color but not sure about the pairing options yet as it is still too hot here. Mainly sweaters pairings for me I bet.
Thank you. I'll probably be getting the slim fit too.
Hmm that makes me curious of how much the fit have changed since I only tried the regular fit in linen from back in 2018 (I believe). No longer own it.
My only two other trousers from S&M is the high rise tobacco fresco & cream flannel in slim fit as well.
 

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