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4th suit i've bought from S&M in the past month goddamn these sale-on-sales discounts with their amazing value.

Bought a medium gray (https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/medium-gray--f2410451-2112-f1h1-fw19) but didn't pick up the warm gray (https://www.spierandmackay.com/product/warm-gray-10005-00148-2112-f1h1-fw19) because my experience with S&M's photos tells me that in person the warm gray is actually quite light. hope I don't regret this.
I have the Warm Gray trousers as a separate. I find it is a slightly lighter medium gray yes, but it has brownish undertones.
 

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Does anyone have a real life picture of this cloth? How do you think it compare with the brown glen check with green overcheck?
I have that in my watch list as well. @Burzan has the swatches from M&E and has pre-ordered the brown and green overcheck. I've asked him if he could provide a pic with the M&E swatch over the brown and green check jacket once it arrives.
 

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I've been considering commissioning a jacket in Moon's lambswool tweed in a darker grey herringbone once the next full canvas promo goes up. Anyone have experience with the cloth? I"m looking for a soft kind of tweed, nothing like Harris tweed
 

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So, I just got in my first S&M suit. I ordered it custom so that it would be extra special. I am loving the fabric. The Pants fit me like a glove. But the jacket, to my extreme dismay, is a bit too small in the waist. The shoulders are perfect. The length is perfect. Without even wearing a tie, I can just barely get it buttoned. I ordered a 48R, and throughout my whole life, I have never had a 48R be tight on my waist. If anything, they tend to need a little waist suppression. In keeping with that, I ordered the suit with about 1 inch off the waist. I now regret this decision.

That all being said, does anyone know how much fabric reserve might be available in one of their suit jackets? Obviously, I cannot return this because it is custom. Could I send it back to them to be corrected, if so how long would y'all think the turnaround would be.

And yes, I am currently cursing my hubris for stepping straight into custom.
I don’t know how much, but there should be enough to let it out a little bit. You might shoot S&M a message to see how much, but a tailor should be able to deconstruct it enough fairly easily to tell you.

Another point for S&M: I brought some suits to an alterations tailor who's been in this business for 30+ years and he said that the jackets were "really well made, especially in the inside" (I'm guessing he meant the construction/canvassing in particular). This guy once told me that I shouldn't really spend time differentiating between suits under ~US$1.2K because from his perspective the differences in quality were marginal (jake's on him I can't afford multiple US$1.2K suits) so it's really high praise from him.

He did kinda shit on the inconsistency in the pants' make though, especially in how pants that were all ostensibly the contemp. 30 would have different back rise lengths.
my tailor does very well regarded bespoke and has made the same comments about the quality of S&M construction and fabrics, they’ve been shocked when I’ve told them the pricing.

Yeh I was about to ask the same thing. There is small button with no button hole. My other cardigan has something similar with that has buttonhole for windy days. I'm wondering if this is defect or QC issue.
Nvm, found the loop LOL. Completely not noticeable. At least now I know it has its use.

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It has use, but it’s completely useless for me lol

Yeah, but the question is whether I'm suave enough to pull it off 😂
I’ve told people for years that my sense of style is an utter lack of give a damn- it’s how I justify loud colors and patterns lol.

actually swapped out for gun club post-photo. The power has been out for 4 days so don’t @ me for wrinkly jeans.
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What jeans are those? Looks kind of like Wranglers?
 

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I don’t know how much, but there should be enough to let it out a little bit. You might shoot S&M a message to see how much, but a tailor should be able to deconstruct it enough fairly easily to tell you.



my tailor does very well regarded bespoke and has made the same comments about the quality of S&M construction and fabrics, they’ve been shocked when I’ve told them the pricing.




It has use, but it’s completely useless for me lol



I’ve told people for years that my sense of style is an utter lack of give a damn- it’s how I justify loud colors and patterns lol.



What jeans are those? Looks kind of like Wranglers?
Thanks. Someone gave this suit to me as a gift and expects me to wear it to an event on New Years Eve, so I am kind of freaking out about it.
 

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