Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!


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snaye
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11036 posts since 24/10/02

9 Sep 2008 23:02
Its a very minimal store so most of the stock is kept in the back, so you have to speak to the guys in there and they bring out whatever it is you need. I did see one but it didnt look that heavy or warm but they may have more out the back and I was in there for a suit so wasnt paying much attention to the other stock. However they are very friendly and helpful I was dealt with by a guy called Petter and he new exactly the kind of fit/style i was after so may be worth popping in to ask. Not sure what sizes they go down to I had a 36/46 suit altered so they may go a smaller.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

10 Sep 2008 01:02
Bollocks.

snaye wrote: His exact words where 'You dont know what your talking about, I do'
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

13 Sep 2008 18:51
is making a jacket shorter a difficult/expensive procedure?
Rirawin
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9581 posts since 17/7/05

13 Sep 2008 18:55
Difficult no, expensive yes.
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

18 Sep 2008 17:14
i bought an armani suit for £4.00 from a carboot. i took it to a seamstress, and the bitch refused to taper the legs. Im not really used to wearing suits/ maybe the trousers are supposed to be baggy, but i just cant deal legs flapping about when i walk.

its not an unreasonable request is it?

would you have to do it from both seams to make sure the front crease remains central?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Sep 2008 17:39
just go to a different tailor, you just picked a freak.
Mookie_blaylock
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1674 posts since 19/7/06

18 Sep 2008 18:15
andydavidleeroth wrote: i bought an armani suit for £4.00 from a carboot. i took it to a seamstress, and the bitch refused to taper the legs. Im not really used to wearing suits/ maybe the trousers are supposed to be baggy, but i just cant deal legs flapping about when i walk.

its not an unreasonable request is it?

Well in some cases tapering may just not be possible OR a real pain in the arse, depending on the fit of the original trouser and the one you have in mind.
If the original fit is far too baggy, tapering may be tricky without opening the waistband seam. I'd suggest you take it to a good tailor otherwise you may end up having a jodphur-like fit.

andydavidleeroth wrote: would you have to do it from both seams to make sure the front crease remains central?
yes, otherwise it would be unbalanced



tom
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2119 posts since 9/10/04

18 Sep 2008 21:03
I have some tailoring coming up soon, so I would like to know what do you look for in a modern suit cut and details etc all help appreciated thanks Tom
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

18 Sep 2008 21:11
Me personally i want a well cut suit that defines my shoulder line & nips in at the waist to give me 'V' shape.

Trousers are usually straight leg, ideally no belt loops but fasteners at each side. No rear pockets would be cool.

Jacket ought to have a mobile phone pocket on the left side of the suit for ease of use.Double vents are a must for us uncommon sized cunts. Nice coloured lining always perks you up Smiling
Dee
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12066 posts since 22/11/07

18 Sep 2008 21:32
single button with cutaway or 2 button for less cut at the bottom, slim lapel, double vent, four+ working button cuff, plain bright lining (cream?), plain 3 pocket design. Trousers flat fronted as San suggest with side adjusters without belt loops, however I would like jet pockets on rear, slight taper slim silhouette. Sort of style for some possible inspiration: Band of Outsiders, Zegna etc.
Strummer
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2179 posts since 24/7/04

23 Sep 2008 21:20
High arm holes. I've always found it difficult to find a suit with the arms cut properly.
Rirawin
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9581 posts since 17/7/05

23 Sep 2008 21:24
Short length on the jacket for those midgets out there… functioning cuffs and slim trousers with a slight taper. Quality of materials is very important for me too.
tom
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2119 posts since 9/10/04

23 Sep 2008 21:30
Thanks guys, what do you mean by high armholes? what colours and textures are you feeling at the moment, also what where do you think the waist line should fall?
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

23 Sep 2008 21:41
you mean the hemline?
tradition dictates that (like a good lawyer) it should cover your ass.
i have always felt more comfortable with much higher hems, but it is a bit of a trend at the moment.
with suits, if you are spending a reasonable wedge, should really stick to something closer to a classic style.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

23 Sep 2008 21:42
if you want a slim silhouette, you will need the arms cut quite high into the pit (a standard fit will be lower. (look at some old mod pics from the 60's).

grey's and blues are safest. black's a bit limiting. there are myriad shades, so think about your skin tone, rather than what you like or what looks good on the rack.

waist depends on your body shape, weight, height etc. on the hip is popular right now but that doesn't mean it'll work for you. try on a load and see what works.
Strummer
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2179 posts since 24/7/04

23 Sep 2008 21:45
tom wrote: Thanks guys, what do you mean by high armholes?

You'll have to excuse the shit description but I mean the arms should be cut higher up the jacket so that they don't start wide at the top and then taper in to the waist. Its where a lot of more modern, slim cut suits fall down IMO.
Dee
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12066 posts since 22/11/07

23 Sep 2008 21:46
A mid weight 100% wool would be good if you are going for a dark plain, tweeds are good for autumn/winter and offer a little texture.

By waistline do you mean bottom of the jacket? If so take the line from your crotch (however it all depends on your build) but generally it should fall just over the arse. I would avoid the short jacket as this is a fashion cut and will date very quickly.
andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

23 Sep 2008 21:59
you know he's not buying a suit?
denisovich
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996 posts since 14/6/05

27 Sep 2008 18:38
for anyone still looking for a suit and not able to find what they're after..

i get mine tailor made here http://www.suitsupply.co.uk/ vigo street, off regent st.

shit name, very good suits. they also do bespoke shirts if you're into that.

very nice slim fit, two button suit. Its not the full bespoke but its a better fit than anywhere else i've seen for the money. and i know my suits.

MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

28 Sep 2008 10:50
How did the suit purchase go in the end snaye? Did you buy another one too? Pics would be cool.