Tom Ford Suit fit question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rahul, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    The shoulders and chest are prominent, but that's the Tom Ford aesthetic. For better opinions, use a dress shirt and tie.
     


  2. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Tom Ford, wonderful brand, but it is a YMMV brand.

    I hate to sound defeatist, but you aint gonna rock that Tom Ford aesthetic. No offense meant to you, but few can really rock it. Have a look at pics in the WAYWRN thread of Tom Ford suits with batwing peaks worked well. A guy called Spoo occasionally brings one out from time to time.

    Lucky for all of us that there exist so many lux brands. Why not try some others because at the end of the day, it is about looking good. I find Brioni offering horrifying fits for me, we all have some brands that just do not work out (or will take far too much tailoring to work out).

    The only way you could make that Tom Ford work is to go one size up (so it fits the waist region better) and then have a tailor completely suppress the shoulders and do a nip and tuck elsewhere. Overall investment would be $300 plus of tailoring just to make work. For my money, not worth it, move on.....

    Hope this helps. It is nice to own fine clothing, but only if you look like a million bucks in it. If the garment does not accentuate your good looks, then even the finest garment will be doing you a disservice.
     
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  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Klobber nailed this on the head.

    If you are set on TF (as I once was). MTM might provide you an alternative. There is a lot of shoulder work and waist work needed, even of you go up a size. Try many brands, at this price range there are many options.
     


  4. rahul

    rahul Well-Known Member

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    here it is in navy
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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Exactly, this.

    And, FWIW, this is mine :
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  6. rahul

    rahul Well-Known Member

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    That's not fair! :)
     


  7. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    :lol: I'm sure you're not the only one thinking this
     


  8. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Yup Spoo looks good in Tom Ford.
     


  9. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Klobber nailed it on the head. TF is hard to rock but when you can... you look like Spoo
     


  10. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. rahul

    rahul Well-Known Member

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    The perils of being short and fat............................. You both look awesome. Well done!
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    And, FWIW, this is mine :



    And here's mine
    [/quote ]Excellent examples of TF. :slayer:
     
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  13. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Tom Ford seems to favour those with plenty of height and a build on the slim side. It's a great cut, but unrelenting. I remember him stating on an interview that he isn't for everyman. Only for those who 'take care of themselves' so that Ford might take care of their style - and wallets.
     


  14. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    ding! ding! ding!
    
    spoo thats defintely your best suit (except maybe the zegna pow :devil:)
     


  15. rahul

    rahul Well-Known Member

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    I do take care of myself. That is not synonymous with "slim," yet i see how the confusion can arise. In fact, many equate "slim" with not taking care of yourself but be that as it may, height is definitely not on my side. I had commented to a friend that the suit made me feel like Napoleon! :D
    Do y'all prefer this Canali fit on me: [​IMG]
    Mind you this is a regular. I of course, would be a short.
     


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