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HotDoc

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Found this among the MTO suit fabrics. How do you think mocklino trousers would look? I guess my question is what do you guys think is the better blazer suit material: traditional fresco or mocklino?
Would be a poor choice for a suit. The fabric is textured and would wear itself through w walking or get shiny. I have a MTM jacket in Navy mockleno, it's great, but I wouldn't want pants in the same material. If you're doing a blazersuit traditional fresco is better, though honestly, I am starting to agree with others that traditional fresco is really ideal as suiting rather than for an odd jacket.
Agreed. I have both. I wouldn't make a trouser with Mocklino. While I concur that Fresco is more ideal as suiting, I think it is quite nice as a DB blazer with contrasting buttons.
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Ageed on the oxford. Purchased 4 at once and sleeves all became too short after one launder. Unwearable now.
It’s so hit or miss. I had two different oxfords put in the same wash with one coming out as unwearable while the other is perfect. Very frustrating!
 

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Thanks all for the comments. I'll give my shirt a wash and dry and hopefully it doesn't shrink too much. Can anyone also help me with the fitting of this suit? It's a 38R contemporary - I think the front looks good but the back needs work. Do you guys think it's something a tailor can fix or should I size down? I've tried the 38R slim and it doesn't really work for me, a bit tight...

 

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Thanks all for the comments. I'll give my shirt a wash and dry and hopefully it doesn't shrink too much. Can anyone also help me with the fitting of this suit? It's a 38R contemporary - I think the front looks good but the back needs work. Do you guys think it's something a tailor can fix or should I size down? I've tried the 38R slim and it doesn't really work for me, a bit tight...

Have you tried 36R contemporary? I am also planning to purchase my first suit from Spier once lockdown is over. (as I am based in Toronto)

I've seen some folks mention in this thread that they can either wear 38R Slim or 36R Contemporary. I am sure more experienced forum members will chime in, but I am also curious to know. Btw, congrats on your new purchase.
 

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Thomas Mason made to measure no shrinkage and denim shirt made to measure no shrinkage. Cold wash and hang dry.
 

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Hello. I'm quite new to classic menswear and this s&m item is one of my first sport coats that I've bought. It is a mid blue check in an unlined cotton. I am truly blown away by the fit and quality of this item for an online otr sale product. My friend who is a tailor honestly said that it probably doesn't need any additional alternations. Please forgive the atrocious photo quality and dirty mirror lol.



Since it's summer here, I paired it with a light blue and white striped one piece collar shirt, some cream chinos and some brown suede dress shoes.


And here is the jacket. I wear a 36s slim.

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Thanks all for the comments. I'll give my shirt a wash and dry and hopefully it doesn't shrink too much. Can anyone also help me with the fitting of this suit? It's a 38R contemporary - I think the front looks good but the back needs work. Do you guys think it's something a tailor can fix or should I size down? I've tried the 38R slim and it doesn't really work for me, a bit tight...

Sleeve pitch is definitely wrong, which might be causing most of the issue. It looks like it *might* be a bit big in the shoulder too, but sorta hard to separate that from the sleeve pitch issue
 

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Thanks all for the comments. I'll give my shirt a wash and dry and hopefully it doesn't shrink too much. Can anyone also help me with the fitting of this suit? It's a 38R contemporary - I think the front looks good but the back needs work. Do you guys think it's something a tailor can fix or should I size down? I've tried the 38R slim and it doesn't really work for me, a bit tight...

The Front, Shot The Front... :fonz:
 

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@spiermackay @SpierTeam My antivirus registers suspicious activity on the pages of site. Literal translation
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so if your waist is 2 inches above your belly button, where do you, personally where your pants?

I realize that if we go by that metric by jackets are really close to my natural waist but then my pants sit 3-5” below!
Trousers that I intend to wear with a jacket or waist covering of some kind are worn at my natural waist. This allows me to either forego a belt or use side-adjusters when I choose. Some others, like summer trousers, are worn somewhat below this. Jeans are certainly lower.

Incidentally, the reason many modern, pleated trousers don't look good is that they aren't sitting at the proper height. They should hang like this:

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- where the pleated area goes over and around the hips, and is cinched at the waist. The top is covered by the jacket, and the overall effect should be neither voluminous nor slouchy.

The ideally-proportioned man should be able to have his trouser waist, sitting precisely at the natural waist, and the buttoning point on a single-breasted jacket be at the same spot. This is obviously adjustable slightly in length of both jacket and trouser rise in order to achieve the illusion of the same effect, but the proportion should look the same on different bodily frames when compared. If you are after a different sort of look than idealized proportions, that's another story.
 

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I purposely size up for the oxford shirts. I'm going to roll the dice ordering regular size for the denim shirt.
I purchased my regular size and a size up. If the size up works after a wash and dry I'm going to stick to that size for now.
 

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You don't need to shorten a shirt from the shoulder. You can:

  1. remove the cuff and sleeve placket,
  2. trim to length,
  3. expand the slit upward equal length as was trimmed,
  4. reattach pieces (in reverse order)
A lazy tailor will just cut the sleeve without removing the packet and reattach the cuff, which looks terrible unless you never remove your jacket. But the process above is only slightly more work.
So basically it would likely cost more than $30? Again, it would be cheaper to go MTO.
 

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