Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Silk, Apr 6, 2007.
is your brother tony bourdain? They were featured on his show recently.
No he's not but that show did encourage him to go there.
I am concurring to your assessment that a suit that is too tight won't be comfortable too wear.
In my view, Peter strength is more on slightly loose cut than skinny tight.
Everyone needs to make this mistake once.
This is the exact cut i'd like to replicate; high armholes, skinny arms, natural shoulders, etc.,
The waist isn't suppressed--hard to say for certain b/c it's unbuttoned and he's sitting--but the jacket appears to be cut along the natural lines of the torso--closely hugging the torso--this is what I had in mind when I said "cut to the bone." No fabric is draping, it's hugging.
Is it possible to achieve something like this with the aforementioned tailors? I'm not sure how to best communicate this vision...
I am sorry but that suit looks two size too small on him. I don't know if any decent tailor would let you walk out the door looking this.
This is obviously a matter of taste; the above suit fits him like a second skin--a very proportional, very confident cut--and is one I prefer. It's cut close to his frame while not appearing exaggerated (as most skinny/slim cuts do) and that's the skill of the tailor at work.
I cant really tell because of the way he is standing but it looks like he might not even be able to button that jacket.
Dunno about HK tailors but Steed does one that is cut close to the body but at the same time very comfortable.
Honestly, I'd be very surprised if that's a tailor's work. It's probably just an Armani (or some name brand) suit off-the-rack with a few alterations for a photoshoot.
That doesn't appear exaggerated to you?
I bet the back of the jacket is bunched and pinned or clamped to give the desired silhouette (and bunching of arm sleeves). Fashion shoots are as fake as plastic surgery.
Still, I prefer this look.
It's fine to prefer it. Just be forewarned about the comfort factor. Get one suit like this to start and see how it feels over the course of a few months. You can then tweak the next one to make it tight in some areas and while having drape in others so you can move freely.
Ive tried Empire Int'l Tailors recently as they had their Zegna Suit promotion. I was very satisfied with the service, and the quality of the suit was absolutely amazing. I was skeptical as ive heard nothing well about Hong Kong Tailors in General. in 2003 i bought a suit from a tailor in TST, it was rubbish.. I recommend Empire- walk in and look for "Nick".
Zegna? Do they offer or replicate the Zegna "suit-cut" or just Zegna fabric's but in their house cut (looking forward to a review from you)?
Zegna suit cuts are among my favorite:
WW Chan is extremely expensive.. my brother had a suit made from them, it was fabulous but really nothing that different from my suit..
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