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4 buttons with a lowish stance and a shawl collar would be a bit unusual but very wearable. This thing looks like what you'd get if you asked someone who didn't know much about tailoring to draw from memory using a crayon what a double breasted jacket looks like. The rounded front quarter is just the *chef's kiss* on what was already a total waste of energy and raw materials. Designers from actual fast fashion brands that turn the blood of children and endangered animals into polyester trash and CO2 are probably looking and going, "Uh...yea no......and also, ewww what the fuck....."

I know we're generally against fast fashion here but here me out: let's try a thing called even faster fashion where we just all chip in the funds, stack all the codes we can cobble together, buy the entire stock from the warehouse, and dump them straight into the ocean. We can probably write it off as a tax deduction, even. For the greater good of humanity.
Keep This Up, And I'll Be Able To Get This For $50, Maybe (2) Then I Can Change The Buttons (horn) On 1... :crackup:
 

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I haven't seen anything written here yet about di fabio's "super comfort" hopsack fabric listed in the made-to-order sportcoat section. Despite concerns about the "stetch" in the fabric, I placed an order a few months back and just received the blazer. The fabric turns out to be wonderful. It feels light, but substantial enough to drape nicely. It is not unusually stretchy (which I feared), just comfortable. The color reads as a nice navy (not the darkest of navies, but clearly a navy). I'm very pleased, and I'd recommend the fabric to others looking for a nice navy jacket that can be worn year round (at least in SF) and could be worn casually or for work.

 

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I haven't seen anything written here yet about di fabio's "super comfort" hopsack fabric listed in the made-to-order sportcoat section. Despite concerns about the "stetch" in the fabric, I placed an order a few months back and just received the blazer. The fabric turns out to be wonderful. It feels light, but substantial enough to drape nicely. It is not unusually stretchy (which I feared), just comfortable. The color reads as a nice navy (not the darkest of navies, but clearly a navy). I'm very pleased, and I'd recommend the fabric to others looking for a nice navy jacket that can be worn year round (at least in SF) and could be worn casually or for work.

Do you mind posting some pics of it in real life?
 

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Anyone know why the shorts disappeared from website?? Figured they would be a part of the summer sale
 

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4 buttons with a lowish stance and a shawl collar would be a bit unusual but very wearable. This thing looks like what you'd get if you asked someone who didn't know much about tailoring to draw from memory using a crayon what a double breasted jacket looks like. The rounded front quarter is just the *chef's kiss* on what was already a total waste of energy and raw materials. Designers from actual fast fashion brands that turn the blood of children and endangered animals into polyester trash and CO2 are probably looking and going, "Uh...yea no......and also, ewww what the fuck....."

I know we're generally against fast fashion here but here me out: let's try a thing called even faster fashion where we just all chip in the funds, stack all the codes we can cobble together, buy the entire stock from the warehouse, and dump them straight into the ocean. We can probably write it off as a tax deduction, even. For the greater good of humanity.
I'm with you, mate. I feel like the ocean should have plenty of space for those equally hideous zip down vests as well. If anyone in this thread has actually bought one of those things, I want you to sit in the corner for a week and think about what you've done.
 

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Looks like MTO ordered now have a delivery date towards the end of December. Makes sense, since I've been waiting over 2 months for my previous MTO orders which still haven't arrived. I wish I had the opportunity to order fall/winter suits/jackets, but I'm leaving NYC in December and it may not be feasible to order S&M to Finland (with taxes and customs duties) :freeze:
 

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Looks like MTO ordered now have a delivery date towards the end of December. Makes sense, since I've been waiting over 2 months for my previous MTO orders which still haven't arrived. I wish I had the opportunity to order fall/winter suits/jackets, but I'm leaving NYC in December and it may not be feasible to order S&M to Finland (with taxes and customs duties) :freeze:
They may as well not even update with FW fabrics at this point.
 

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does anyone know if we're expecting the full-canvas mto promotion anytime soon? I know it's mto season for shoes (Carmina and TLB are having mto promotions) but can't remember the schedule S&M works with.
 

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Do you mind posting some pics of it in real life?
Here are a couple of quick pictures of the jacket hanging. I'm not sure the color is entirely accurate -- it's a richer navy in real life, with a nice subtle sheen to it. I like the color a lot. I'm also including a close up of the fabric. I was expecting a chunkier hopsack, but the weave of the jacket is pretty tight, which I prefer (and allows it to be used for more formal events too). As an aside, the color on the close-up is entirely off -- much too light and muted.
 

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They may as well not even update with FW fabrics at this point.
I’ve become pretty disappointed with the MTO program. I found a local guy to me who is starting out his own thing. Just got my first suit from him. Pretty happy to be honest
 

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I’ve become pretty disappointed with the MTO program. I found a local guy to me who is starting out his own thing. Just got my first suit from him. Pretty happy to be honest
What were your expectations and/or reason for disappointment? Unless their cuts fit you pretty well OTR to begin with, an online MTO service won't be able to work miracles. MTO works very well for minor stuff like sleeve and jacket length, shoulder width and waist adjustments. Not much else really. Not quite fair to compare an online MTO service to what I'm assuming is an in-person MTM service.

I think the suit in your pics looks reasonably good, although it has some issues that would bother me personally. The buttoning point and trouser height especially. Not a fan of some of the style details either, but obviously that's very subjective.
 
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What were your expectations and/or reason for disappointment? Unless their cuts fit you pretty well OTR to begin with, an online MTO service won't be able to work miracles. MTO works very well for minor stuff like sleeve and jacket length, shoulder width and waist adjustments. Not much else really. Not quite fair to compare an online MTO service to what I'm assuming is an in-person MTM service.

I think the suit in your pics looks reasonably good, although it has some issues that would bother me personally. The buttoning point and trouser height especially. Not a fan of some of the style details either, but obviously that's very subjective.
It’s actually pretty fair to compare since I’ve had Spier MTO suits so I have an idea what I’m talking about.

I don’t expect everyone to like the “fit” of MY SUIT. That’s why it’s mine. Just as I don’t like the fit of some of the fits I see here with pleats, cuffs, oversized jackets, old man looks.That’s why we are all individuals with our own tastes.
 

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It’s actually pretty fair to compare since I’ve had Spier MTO suits so I have an idea what I’m talking about.

I don’t expect everyone to like the “fit” of MY SUIT. That’s why it’s mine. Just as I don’t like the fit of some of the fits I see here with pleats, cuffs, oversized jackets, old man looks.That’s why we are all individuals with our own tastes.
I think you misunderstood my point about the unfair comparison. I was saying that you can't compare online MTO to in-person MTM as they're quite different things. You can customize the fit far more with MTM than MTO, at (usually) greater cost. Things like quality and consistency are obviously fair to compare, depending on their respective price points. It wasn't clear if your disappointment was due to fit or other aspects. Hence my question, which you didn't really answer.

Things like cuffs and pleats don't have anything to do with fit obviously. They're style details. Like I said, style details are indeed highly subjective. I mentioned the high buttoning point and the low trouser rise because they significantly impact your overall silhouette and makes you look shorter and stockier than you probably are. The jacket doesn't seem to drape very cleanly over your chest either, but it's hard to be sure from just a couple of head-on shots with the jacket unbuttoned.

Not sure what the purpose of posting boring platitudes about "individual tastes" is, though.
 

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