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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. James1051

    James1051 Distinguished Member

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    Really nice. Is that the VBC 'tooth?
     


  2. Patrick R

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    Thank you. It is.
     


  3. razl

    razl Stylish Dinosaur

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    One point I'll reiterate is since you're this close and armed with a lot of intel, take it to your tailor anyway. His in-person assessment should be better than us picking apart photos. Plus, even if it's a lost cause, the exercise will be a good one for future reference - both for you and for him for you. Lastly, if you've never worked with him on a jacket before, you should get a sense of his skill/ability/willingness - it's a nice way to make sure you're both on the same page for the next round before you get there.

    You're this close and were already going to take it by him, spend the time to do it - it'll pay dividends. Unless of course you've already spent a lot of time/examples with him and this wouldn't add any research.
     


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    nqtri Senior Member

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    Agreed. I find that anything other than chest level photo could make the jacket’s fit and length very deceiving. Like those photos I took in the elevator made the jackets appear long while the trousers skinny.
     


  5. nqtri

    nqtri Senior Member

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    Yup, exactly what I’m gonna do sir. It’s nice since the tailor’s and post office are all across the street from my office so I’ll do that on Monday. Get an assessment from the tailor then drop the suit at the PO.
     


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    Any advice here guys? I'm actually thinking I might just go down .5" for both now.

    Rick, the MTM cuff sizing is still not working so I'm just going to add this as a note on my order.
     


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    Word for the wise. If your shirt is already fitted fairly trim. Take things down in small increments. Order 1 and go from there
     


  8. exfalso

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    FYI, white poplin shirts have been restocked with multiple sleeve options (the options could be more neatly displayed, though).

    I guess things will roll in one at a time now?
     
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  9. razl

    razl Stylish Dinosaur

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    :fistbump:
     


  10. jermyzy

    jermyzy Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be adding one of the slub sportscoat to my wardrobe. Although I like the navy slub, I'm leaning towards the green as almost all of my sportscoats are already blue (except for the donegal tweed). I have no idea what colour shirts/pants would pair well with the green. Any suggestions?
     


  11. FlyingHorker

    FlyingHorker Senior Member

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    I think most things that pair well with navy would also work with green.

    Tan/khaki/light grey/mid grey pants.

    Ecru shirt would also work along with the usual pastel blues and the white. Pale pink should work as well.

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    From B&tailor, but same idea.
     


  12. Burzan

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    I got you. In addition to the @FlyingHorker suggestions you can easily wear navy trousers, dark and light wash denim, brown trousers. I’ve also worn my lavender and and lavender university stripe oxfords with it.

    The green slub rocks.

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  13. lh0628

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    I'm looking to order some tweed jackets (Donegal and Merino tweed), and I'm not sure about what size I should order. I wear 16 slim OCBDs and the fit is fairly spot on with a bit extra fabrics under the armpit.

    Suggestions on size and cut? 40/42R, slim/contemporary?
     


  14. colHolm

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    Here are some of takes on the green slub
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    Hi Rick,

    I sent two emails about a pair of your Navy Merino Tweed Trousers that completely tore apart at the seat during the second wear but have not received any response. Could you kindly have a look at my inquiry? Ref order #400000325.
     


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