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  1. Anthony_Eden

    Suit waistcoat fit: to eat or not to eat...

    Exactly so ;-) (Sorry English is not my first language so sometimes my messages are a bit convoluted :) I say that because I observed this morning that I had to loosen the cinch of my waistcoat (and usually it is the contrary because when out of closet, last time used was evening and I use to...
  2. Anthony_Eden

    Question on Alterations

    I would advise great caution, and to have a reliable tailor. I had an issue with too big a suit (bought it when I was less experienced, and kept it in closet because shoulders were 1 size too large) and had it retailored (length and shoulders). I don't know how to explain but all the proportions...
  3. Anthony_Eden

    Holy Grail of vintage suits

    By the way, those "saddle pockets" with or without the "Watteau folding" (I don't now if there is an English term for this middle pleat allowing more room too when Pocket is full) are quite a common tailoring practice in pre-WW2 uniforms, especially tropical tunics... I find that very practical...
  4. Anthony_Eden

    MAURICE L. ROTHSCHILD/HART SHAFFNER & MARX STYLEBOOK 1925-26

    Superb and highly interesting. The DB blue suit with wide shoulders and wide curved lapels seems to me quite 30ish for 25-26 and that there are always originality and frontrunners... Thx for sharing
  5. Anthony_Eden

    Reproduction Suits & Jackets?

    I know Magnolia http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/ is doing action back too, and I am longing for it (to get something a bit like Wooster at the countryside...). Has anyone try them to assess the quality and cut? Best,
  6. Anthony_Eden

    Ivory Dinner Jackets and When to Wear Them

    Thanks so much for the replies... I am now hesitating to buy a maroon/burgundy cummerbund :)
  7. Anthony_Eden

    Suit waistcoat fit: to eat or not to eat...

    Good morning ! Just a little update, I got my waistcoats back from the tailor, and I am quite happy with the alterations... On some waistcoats he added two stripes of fabric on the side, on one other, he could fnd some extra material (by letting out some more fabric of the back lining). So I...
  8. Anthony_Eden

    Ivory Dinner Jackets and When to Wear Them

    Hi, and in that case should always the tie and cummerbund match? For instance is black bow tie, off white linen hanky, and dark burgundy cummerbund possible for a normal black tie outfit ? (just out of curiosity because I like the burgundy colour)...
  9. Anthony_Eden

    Getting your stripes in order.

    Here is the horror picture show ! Arghhhhhhhhhh, as the Monty Python's would say.
  10. Anthony_Eden

    Getting your stripes in order.

    Nooooooooooooooooo, it doesn't match on my 2 flannel double breasted chalkstripe suits... I never realised it until now. I should have kept far from this forum, now it starts to annoy me ;-)
  11. Anthony_Eden

    Do you own a Tux?

    Thanks Edward and all for your advices: I asked my tailor if it was possible to transform the notched to peak lapels, but he said he would be too costly and complex, so I will just keep it that way and reserve it for home parties, or "creative black tie" or so !
  12. Anthony_Eden

    Ivory Dinner Jackets and When to Wear Them

    I remember Sean Connery had a nice white SB one is Goldfinger and it fitted quite well... My main trouble with the ivory/cream dinner jacket is really of more practical nature: it can get stained very easily at a buffet or party! Otherwise, I am quite fond of it, and had one DB once, that I sold...
  13. Anthony_Eden

    Suit waistcoat fit: to eat or not to eat...

    Hi, a little update here : I went to my tailor and he told me i put on some weight and that +2cm at waist was needed. He didn't wand to add the striped fabric on each side, and suggested for 50 EUR to recut the whole back of each waistcoat. What do you think about that?
  14. Anthony_Eden

    Suit without a tie...

    Also imo the suit without a tie wrk much better if the suit is not an archetypal business suit like a navy striped one or equivalent. A nice tweed, flannel brown or green suit with checks would for instance work much better without a tie due to its less formal nature... I would say that a...
  15. Anthony_Eden

    has blocked his full cut trousers in his bicycle.

    has blocked his full cut trousers in his bicycle.
  16. Anthony_Eden

    Do you own a Tux?

    What a beautiful 30's ensemble!!! Congratulations. And the detached wing high collar fits especially nicely. I am asking myself a question... I have a midnight blue velvet jacket, SB, notched lapels, jetted pockets, that I sometimes wear with the rest of a vintage 30's dinner suit (waistcoat...
  17. Anthony_Eden

    Why the change from natural waist?

    We are all finished as lovers and Don Giovanni ;-) From modern ladies eyes (and beautiful ones) I read in a terrible article from current Esquire, the following : - Eva Longoria says "Men should never wear high waisted pants", - Carla Bruni "What should a man never wear? bow ties" - Helena...
  18. Anthony_Eden

    Suit without a tie...

    Hi there, I don't think that the tie is obsolete at all yet... Of course it depends on context, but in my trade (government officials), even casual Friday does not exist, and it tie is both a kind of accepted uniform, or a mark of rank/seniority. When uncomfy, people drop the jacket or loosen...
  19. Anthony_Eden

    Suit waistcoat fit: to eat or not to eat...

    Good Lord, I have to find such a wife ;-) I am the one sewing the lost buttons but I must confess that my sewing talents stop there!
  20. Anthony_Eden

    Do you own a Tux?

    Actually it was quite funny to be mistaken for the pianist ;-)

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