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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Outstanding suit Big Man and great, as always, to see posts from you.

    I have two small (and unsolicited) suggestion. One is that the trousers are a touch too long (the big break on your left leg along with the puddling at the shoe adversely effects the drape of the leg - the right leg is not as bad but still a pretty big break - the difference is either that they aren't evenly tailored or you have them hitched on your waste at different levels). Since I'm already deep into the unsolicited (but sincerely well meaning) world, if there's material, a cuff might help as it would add weight at the bottom which can be needed to help lightweight material drape properly. So I'd shorten and add a cuff if possible.

    My other modest suggestions is you might want to shorten the sleeves of the suit jacket so that a little shirt cuff (1/4") shows as that gives a nice crisp and classic look to the outfit. Even if you are wearing a short-sleeve shirt now, just eyeballing it, the suit's sleeves are on the long side.

    But those are just very tiny quibbles (and the easiest of all alterations) in a suit that overall looks fantastic on you. The shoulders and overall fit are great. Enjoy and wear it in good health.
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  2. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Points well taken. I'll try and make corrections as noted. Thanks.
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  3. Max30

    Max30 New in Town

    Hello Sirs,

    It’s too hot here in Spain so I’m wearing a Massimo Dutti Linen jacket, Ralph Lauren Chinos, collarless white shirt with pale blue stripes and a vintage Christies Panama hat. Shoes can not be seen but they are a pair of classic brown Derby shoes. Temperatures here are arriving to 40 ºC but I feel quite comfortable wit linen and cotton. I would like a more classical trousers and jacket but I’m still building my wardrobe and I have to wait until next summer.

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  4. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

    It's all a matter of taste of course, but the sleeves and trousers are loooong!

  5. Michael A

    Michael A My Mail is Forwarded Here

    The Duke of Windsor suit is great. Too bad I didn't have a spare 40 thousand laying around or I would have gotten it. I believe Deansgate was a New Orleans based company that started manufacturing in the late 19th century. I think making mostly seersucker and linen hot weather suits. So the construction on this one may be a tip of the hat to that heritage or it may just be Ivy influenced with the 3/2 sack construction and natural shoulder look.

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    My version of the Jazz suit, claw collar shirt and vintage 1930's tie and 1929 boater - have a great weekend everyone
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  7. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    The Boater really works with this look!

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  8. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    Today I wear a William Hunt Saville Row, one button, peak lapel w/ slant cut pockets. I got this off eBay for a song. The waist coat was $40!! The hat is a Dobbs stingy brim.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. thanks - it's more for props as far as I'm concerned as I never like to look 'too vintage' but rather look smart and contemporary with a hint to vintage, if you know what I mean.
  10. I like the jacket and the hot weather theme, which includes the collarless shirt. I live in Cuba and have been wanting something like this. Many bash the collarless shirt but it works when one has to dress well in hot temps
  11. This one looks really good.
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    A hint to the 1920s with a dash of mid century and the 60's, shaken (not stirred) and out I go. Sunglasses are vintage Rayban
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  13. Excellent Claudio, I like the way there is a consistency across your looks even though you are incorporating elements from different eras.
  14. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars


    Just got this 3 Piece J Press, lovely natural shoulder, 3/2 roll and raised seams. Only issue is the nap of the trousers doesn't seem to have quite the same texture. This is unrecognisable unless really under a flash or a bright source of light. Any tips on restoring this if its possible?
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  15. Thank you Metatron :)
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    Wool-linen blend coat (part of a 2 piece suit), blue buckle back trousers, tab collar shirt, silk tie and square, flat cap on top and oxblood brogues on bottom :)
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  17. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    I like those slacks and have a similar pair. Very nice look!

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  18. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    Today I wear my only Double Breasted suit in the closet. Gray flannel in a year round weight. The shirt is French cuffed. I always let the tie make the statement and I believe this bright yellow bit does just that. Yellow silk pocket square. The lapel pin is from 101st Airborne days and is for the 506th Infantry.Completing the look is my Dobb's stingy brim in black.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    Today I wear a light blue Summer weight number from Jos. A. Bank which was less than $100 on sale when I bought it. It is a Slim Fit or Athletic cut. The shirt is French Cuff. The tie and pocket square pink. The lapel pin is once again from my 101st Airborne Div days and is the 502nd Infantry. [​IMG]Completing the look is a Custom Fedora 5X Beaver fur Stetson.[​IMG]

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