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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Poplin that isn't too hard to iron :)
     
  2. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    On it...Let you know this week.

    Rick
     
  3. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hello Gents.

    We are planning our fall cut of trousers and just looking for feedback moving forward. We are planning to add a new "contemporary" cut of trouser, which is slightly larger through the seat/thigh of the trouser for those with more athletic legs and found the "slim" a bit too snug.

    As well, we are adding a split back waist, pleated waist curtain, 8 belt loops, Demi-Stitch Pockets.

    Any feedback to help improve the trousers is greatly appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    Rick
     
  4. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Very excited to hear about the new contemporary cut.
     
  5. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just got in some more essential building block fabrics in 70's, 80's and 120's....Online now.

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    All priced between $79 and $99 CAD.

    Enjoy!
    Rick
     
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  6. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    PM sent as the world doesn't need to know all my measurements. But in case anyone is interested, I am saying +1" to the rise, +0.5-1.0" to the thighs, keep it tapered from the knee to ankle.
     
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  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Excellent! Thank you.
     
  8. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just wanted to share some fall developments. This is just one of the great fabrics that will be making its way into our OTR Suit/Trouser Program.

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  9. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    For those who missed it last time around, we are running the 20% Off sale on trousers. Simply use code: PANTS to get the deal. Applies to both regular priced dress and casual trousers.
    http://www.spierandmackay.com/trousers


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  10. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Has anyone here purchased a suit yet? I have a wedding on August 15th and I might want to give Rick a try. This would be MTM of course
     
  11. grendel

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    Are your OCBD's non-iron (please say no)?
     
  12. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    No. :)

    None of our fabrics are treated or blended for "non-iron".
     
  13. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This is one of the OCBD's we have in development. Just thought we'd give you guys a peek.

    This one has a modern BD collar. Points are 3", compared to a traditional 3 3 /8" point. Spread is a bit wider as well at 4".

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  14. grendel

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    Why the changes? I like the higher collar and longer collar points.
     
  15. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This is just one of the ones we have in development. We still have a classic version in the pipeline as well. Not to worry.
     
  16. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    I think the obvious suggestion here is to look at the Kamakura OCBDs for inspiration. Of everything I've tried in the BD domain, it both looks and feels the best. It maintains well over time also.

    I assume there are perhaps hundreds here who would agree with the above.
     
  17. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the suggestion. We've heard their name being kicked about for some time now and thought about looking into their shirts. Do you mind, what in particular that stands out about their shirts? Cut? Collar Roll? Fabric? All of the above?

    Thanks!
    Rick
     
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  19. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That is our feeling as well. We're tinkering with different techniques to achieve a great roll that is natural at the same time. Most OCBD achieve the roll from the button placement forcing a roll to occur. We are working to achieve the roll in a more natural manner. Of course a classic sized collar helps as the points are longer. A lot of modern OCBD's have too short of a point to fully achieve a really great collar.

    Thanks for the input! We will def. be putting a long of focus on the collar.

    Rick
     
  20. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Senior member

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    Two things to me that are important for the perfect BD.

    -A good roll
    -Points long enough and spread wide enough so that it can still fit under a jacket.

    Nothing bothers me more than a BD that has a nice roll but doesnt have the tips properly hidden under the lapels

    I dont know if you are aware but a nice resource as far as collar go is the spreadsheet that has been done by people in the luxire thread. The barba, the mercer and the BD by Timo are all very nice.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...9ScVo3VkNlR2JRSU5tTFFOMlE&usp=drive_web#gid=0
     
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