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Got my slate blue check suit in today (went with contemporary fit). Blue is more pronounced than online images show, in a good way though. Loving the look of it and subtlety of the pattern. Will take better pictures tomorrow when there's some natural light.

Some quick fit pics. Unbuttoned for first two, buttoned for last. Would appreciate guidance on where adjustments should be made. Upon first glance, the sleeves probably need to be shortened some.
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I think you need to size down or try the slim.
 

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35.5 if like earlier styles.
Thanks! Makes it tough to justify a shirt that I won't be wearing any time soon. Don't wanna be going out to shorten the sleeves.
 

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I am contemplating a linen suit for the occasional cocktail/garden party’s in a post-pandemic era.

Interested in hearing your thoughts on color. I have narrowed it down to these three Minnis Irish linen fabrics. It will be single breasted neo.

I have a light (Northern European) complexion and medium brown hair.

Which one would you chose? Thanks!
 

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Hi all, does anyone have any real life pictures of the navy or rust donagal polocoat?
 

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Thanks for the picture, great coat! Do you have more pics in daylight? Are there any donegal specks visible or is it plain navy?
 

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Got my padded vest a week ago and notice it attracts lint like crazy. Anyone else have a similar experience or have any tips to deal with it?
 

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Can anyone comment on the quality of the shoes? They seem like great deals if there is a Black Friday sale
 

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I am contemplating a linen suit for the occasional cocktail/garden party’s in a post-pandemic era.
Which one would you chose? Thanks!
Would do cream or taupe. Consider a double breasted if it's really for such a limited range, could be fun!!
 

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Before we get into casting aspersions on taste, can we realise that people are talking about different tailoring, not different end results?

We all buy different sizes and cuts and have different bodies. When I say ‘baggy’ you are thinking of how your suits fit and you say they are not baggy. But maybe I have smaller arms and they fit looser than yours.

Look at @FlyingHorker picture above. That’s fine - I would not tailor them. But that is not how mine look, so I do tailor them.

It’s possible we’re all looking for a similar end result, but some sizes/cuts/body shapes take tailoring to get there and others do not.
Not trying to cast any aspersions, just noting that there seem to be two quite different schools of thought on how to judge fit of a tailored jacket. You write that "maybe I have smaller arms and they fit looser than yours." My point is that (in my opinion, of course YMMV) in a well-fitting jacket, one should not be able to see the outline of your upper arm in the fabric of the jacket sleeve. You could literally have a stick for an arm or a normal-sized arm and I wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the jacket, because there shouldn't be any deformation of the fabric by your arm (when your arm/sleeve are at rest). Now, you might prefer the silhouette of the jacket sleeve to be narrower because that's how you like it to look. But my point is that you should not base your decision on whether the jacket sleeve feels loose but rather on whether the silhouette of the jacket sleeve looks proportional to your body.

Note that your comment on FlyingHorker's jacket is not based on how his arm feels in the sleeve (because how could you know that) but rather whether it looks proportional.
 
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Not trying to cast any aspersions, just noting that there seem to be two quite different schools of thought on the silhouette of a tailored jacket. You write that "maybe I have smaller arms and they fit looser than yours." My point is that (in my opinion, of course YMMV) in a well-fitting jacket, one should not be able to see the outline of your upper arm in the fabric of the jacket sleeve. You could literally have a stick for an arm or a normal-sized arm and I wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the jacket, because there shouldn't be any deformation of the fabric by your arm (when your arm/sleeve are at rest). Now, you might prefer the silhouette of the jacket sleeve to be narrower because that's how you like it to look. But my point is that you should not base your decision on whether the jacket sleeve feels loose but rather on whether the silhouette of the jacket sleeve looks proportional to your body.

Note that your comment on FlyingHorker's jacket is not based on how his arm feels in the sleeve (because how could you know that) but rather whether it looks proportional.
Easy solution to this argument, just go to the tailor to remove the sleeves all together. Who needs them
 

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Save money: just go to the gym until you have bigger gunzZz. Lifehack!
I know you're joking, but I actually have pretty big arms and a big chest

Never seen a suit have that much extra fabric at the arms

If I can't find a better deal this week during any other sales, I guess I will keep and tailor
 

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