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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks!

    And that's the plan! So now send me some of that plaid pants material!

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    "denim" suits are trending hard right now.
     
  2. forex

    forex Senior member

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    It's here:

    [​IMG]

    Go.


    I like it Trini. However, I agree with with greg on the shoulder extension, maybe it is the pictures but seems a little top heavy. Also, are you going to try 3 button or going to stick to 2 button?
    Those lapels must be like 5"[​IMG]
     
  3. GusW

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    This is one of the best threads on SF. So many beautiful patterns and colors.
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "denim" suits are trending hard right now.

    You mean wool but similar to denim in color and the twill? (I hope so, otherwise I think of something with 8" lapels worn by The Ohio Players in the 70's. [​IMG] )
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    You mean wool but similar to denim in color and the twill?

    This one:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like it Trini. However, I agree with with greg on the shoulder extension, maybe it is the pictures but seems a little top heavy. Also, are you going to try 3 button or going to stick to 2 button?
    Those lapels must be like 5"[​IMG]


    The buttons look too close together.
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The buttons look too close together.

    Agreed.
     
  8. jamesbond

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    It's here:

    [​IMG]

    Go.


    Not a fan Trini, I liked your RL stuff much better. I remember you posting a pin-striped number with zero padding that I liked a lot.
     
  9. TheTukker

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    Looks a bit too Hulkhogan-ish to me and makes you look quite top-heavy - but I understand that some people like and seek these proportions.

    The buttons look too close together.

    I agree with these comments that the shoulders are a bit too extended for my taste and the buttons look a bit close together, but not problematic. Really dig the width of the lapels; does that match the width of the cuffs? And have you already identified the tailor?
     
  10. TRINI

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    I agree with these comments that the shoulders are a bit too extended for my taste and the buttons look a bit close together, but not problematic. Really dig the width of the lapels; does that match the width of the cuffs? And have you already identified the tailor?

    Cheers. He's a local guy I'm testing out.

    The buttons are about 1/2" too close so that will be corrected on the next commission.

    I'll probably have the shoulders in a bit and go 1/2" shorter on the jacket length as well.

    The cuffs are 2".
     
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    I think that the jacket length is fine,it doesn't make you look short or anything. More importanly,how does it feel compared to your RTW stuff?
     
  12. TRINI

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    I think that the jacket length is fine,it doesn't make you look short or anything. More importanly,how does it feel compared to your RTW stuff?

    It feels good. I can feel it hugging my neck especially.

    Also, one of the biggest pluses for me is the back balance. A lot of my RTW had back balance issues where the vents splay open. It'd drive me crazy and I'd spend $$$$ to have the jackets taken up at the neck to correct.
     
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    I'd like to see a 3 to 2.5 with seksy roll,I think that would compliment those lapels. What are the prices like?
     
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    +1 on the lapels. All your adjustments should make the suit stellar. What's the lead time?
     
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    You know that if you take the shoulders in, you'll have to reign in that lapel width a little, right? Otherwise the lapels will cover 80% of your chest and will look out of proportion. They already look quite wide but will even moreso when shoulders are narrower.
     
  16. Manton

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    I like it Trini. Agree about toning it down a hair. Slightly less shoulder and spread the buttons out.
     
  17. edmorel

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    You know that if you take the shoulders in, you'll have to reign in that lapel width a little, right? Otherwise the lapels will cover 80% of your chest and will look out of proportion. They already look quite wide but will even moreso when shoulders are narrower.

    I like lapels that cover 100% of the chest.
     
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    ^[​IMG] Ed. I like it Trini. As everyone said, from your snapshot it looks a little wide on top especially with the narrow trou, but seems like a great start with the new tailor. I quite like the armscye shape and the bit of extension/droop. Boss combo with the tie and suede loafers, too.
     
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