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

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    Cashmere and wool blend coat, claw collar shirt, hand rolled silk tie, vintage boater
     
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  2. Roen

    Roen New in Town

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    Updated pictures. This suit is from Empire International Tailors in HK. Both suit and shirt were commissioned and paid for. Measured by the salesman in the morning, first basted fitting was done in the afternoon. Picked up the suit three days later. At the time, did not know what to look for in a good fitting suit.

    Had the suit and shirt pressed, so any wrinkling should be solely due to fit. Pictures are overexposed to show as much detail as possible. The first four pictures are with the shirt and trousers alone, the fifth picture shows the tightness of the trousers around the thighs, and the last four are the full suit buttoned up.

    Shirt pics:
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    Fit feedback welcome! Please tear into every little detail if you will.
     
  3. Roen

    Roen New in Town

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    Updated pictures. This suit is from Simpson Sin Tailor in HK. Both suit and shirt were commissioned and paid for. Measured by the salesman in the morning, first basted fitting was done in the afternoon. Picked up the suit three days later. At the time, did not know what to look for in a good fitting suit.

    Had the suit and shirt pressed, so any wrinkling should be solely due to fit. Pictures are overexposed to show as much detail as possible. The first four pictures are with the shirt and trousers alone, the fifth picture shows the tightness of the trousers around the thighs, and the last four are the full suit buttoned up.

    Shirt pics:
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    Trouser while seated pic:
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    Suit pics:
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    Fit feedback welcome! Please tear into every little detail if you will.
     
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  4. Sleeve of the coats (jackets) should be shorter, having about 1-2cm of shirt cuff showing. The first coat seems a bit tight on the back, much better on the lower pciture. Shoulders should be more sloping, less padding especially on a bigger man lije yourself (wide shoulders, exposing the tip of the shoulder crown too mcuh IMO).

    That said over all, especially omn the lower pciture, good fit. I like higher rise trousers but not sure if it fits your overall look so maybe longer trousers hemn, touching the shoes on the front and hovering down at the back (trouser hem should alwasy be diagonal, lower in the back). I will gladly tear into the shoes: Sorry mate but they are real, real bad with an elegant suit like that. Sorry but I guess the suit don't look all that bad (and the shirt, looks nice), but those shoes ...

    Very very important is the quality of the cloth, and also the suit construction (do you know if the coat is canvassed, half canvass or glued? Probably glued as getting a jacket canvassed takes hoours of specialised work)

    Enjoy it :)
     
  5. Roen

    Roen New in Town

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    Both suits are partially canvassed, the first suit being more canvassed that the second.

    I hear you about the shoes, need to get some oxfords pronto.
     
  6. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

  7. Roen

    Roen New in Town

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    ASCOT CHANG SUIT

    This suit is from Ascot Chang, IFC Mall location. Both suit and shirt were commissioned and paid for. Measured by the salesman in the morning, first basted fitting was 4 days later, with a full basted jacket (instead of half sleeves like at other places). Suit was received 5 weeks after order through the post.

    Had the suit pressed, so any suit wrinkling should be solely due to fit. Shirt was laundered at home and dried in the machine, but no ironing was done. Pictures are overexposed to show as much detail as possible. The first four pictures are with the shirt and trousers alone, the fifth and sixth picture shows the tightness of the trousers around the thighs, and the last four are the full suit buttoned up.

    Shirt pics:
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    Trouser while seated pics:
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    Suit pics:
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    Fit feedback welcome! Please tear into every little detail if you will.
     
  8. Much better - really nice. If you get half inch of shirt cuff showing (the jacket sleeve slightyl shorter) then you are tip tops! Trouser hem is perfect IMO and shoes are much better.

    Dark grey suit (or blakc or plain blue) are too elegant to wear with tan shoes, I'd suggest plain black oxford or darby. The shoes you wear in the picture are quite thick soled so probably better with a tweed jacket or flannel or such.

    Bototm line is shirt and suit fit very well, well done :)
     
  9. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

    No offence, and I am no expert, but I would not be seen in public in a suit that fit like that. A properly fitted suit should not bulge or wrinkle owing to fit.

    Just my two (Canadian) cents' worth (and we no longer use pennies...).
     
  10. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus One of the Regulars

    To my eye, the fit of the coat is not too bad to be honest. The only problem is that trousers are deadly tight, there is virtually no ease in the seat and in the thighs so I cannot imagine the feeling of those traps when seated.
     
  11. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

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  12. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall A-List Customer

    Beautiful donegal tweed, Michael. Hard to say on the age, especially without seeing the inside of the coat, the labels/union label and the closure method on the trousers. Based on width of the trouser hems, button point, lapel shape, shoulder expression, and coat length, I'd guess 1940s. I used to have a suit in a brown flecky donegal that looked like this, even down to the jetted pockets. They pop up pretty frequently on the Internet. I gather these were pretty popular suits for leisurewear, and the generic details make them hard to date.
     
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  13. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    My only double breasted suit.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. Great suits Michael, especially the tweed. Like a suit of armour! And the colour is very vibrant.
     
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  15. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

    I love that lapels on the tweed suit. I wouldn't mind finding one in my size!
     
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  16. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

    Thanks for the info Patrick. My feeling was for the 1940s too, but I am not at all expert in dating suit styles. There are no labels in the suit, neither makers or union. I talked to the seller again today and he told me that they came from an estate and passed on some second hand information. They belonged to a man whose habit was to have his daughter pick out fabrics for him and then sent those on to his tailor and had the suits made up. He had a couple of other examples that were tailor labeled and dated to the early 1960s. So whether this was an earlier example of that collaboration between daughter, father and tailor, or if it was made up at a later date in the style of the 1940s is unknown. I found it an interesting tale in any case.

    I have not managed any photos of the interior yet, as I was wearing it again today.
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    I will say that whatever it's age and provenance it is certain to become a favorite winter suit.

    Thank you sir. It is a heavy tweed and I really like the drape of it. I was wearing it outdoors today while it was in the upper 50s F and was in danger of overheating. And I got so many compliments on it that I lost count of them.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  17. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

    This is the first one I've found locally, after years of searching. I don't look much on the internet, because all that I found there were above my budget in any case. So it was an extraordinary stroke that the only one I've found fits me as well as this does. I believe that if two more colorways of this sort of tweed would show up here I would retire from the game and consider myself well provisioned in winter clothing for life. Ha ha.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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  18. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    This is a Jos A Bank suit I picked up for $99
    on clearance. I bought the hat because the ribbon matched it so well.

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  19. MondoFW

    MondoFW New in Town

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    Michael, your suits and outfit choices are wonderful. Love the fedora-DB suit combo you've got going in a couple of the photos, good stuff.
     
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  20. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

    Thanks MondoFW. Some days things work out, some days not. I seldom know which is which. ha ha.

    Today a Portuguese made 4 button 1 DB in a heavy herringbone wool
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    Milano Trajes branded. No idea how old it is, but a comfortable winter suit.
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    Michael
     
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