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The Shooman

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Andy should have saved his money and paid the big bucks for a top tailor. They can transform bodies like that. None of those tailors above were able to transform him, so none of those suits are worth the price. Get a few suits, but get the best tailor to make them, especially when you are a big bloke.
 

Halberstram

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Andy should have saved his money and paid the big bucks for a top tailor. They can transform bodies like that. None of those tailors above were able to transform him, so none of those suits are worth the price. Get a few suits, but get the best tailor to make them, especially when you are a big bloke.
These suits look like nothing I would ever want to visit a tailor for.
 

Sammy Ambrose

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Andy should have saved his money and paid the big bucks for a top tailor. They can transform bodies like that. None of those tailors above were able to transform him, so none of those suits are worth the price. Get a few suits, but get the best tailor to make them, especially when you are a big bloke.
Some of the suits are not too bad. At least he isn't mutton dressed as lamb. As a human being I found him okay. I took the mickey out of Pags once and he sorted it out. The same when Manton had to learn s lesson.
 
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Pimpernel Smith

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Some of the suits are not too bad. At least he isn't mutton dressed as lamb. As a human being I found him okay. I took the mickey out of Pags once and he sorted it out. The same when Manton had to learn s lesson.
He had a very good looking wife as I remember. Is she still around?
 

florisgreen

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Here something for the numerous fans of Mr Crompton: different looks, some with elements in common, from the most casual to the dressiest, as intended to be worn in different situations.

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Well, an unbiased observation would recognize a sober and pleasant style in each of these styles. I would never wear the first three, as I never wear
T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, but even those ones are good and he looks comfortable. As a small flaw, I'd say that the turn-up on the jeans is too small, better none or a higher one.
My personal favourites are the fourth and the fifth, as I find that the button-down shirt (that I don't like) looks better without a tie, even though the knit one here is surely suitable.
 
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Mattrick

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I don't dislike Crompton like most here do, and those are solid styles. I agree about his turnups. They are timid and reserved just as he is.
 

formby002

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Here you are, if you prefer: Mr Attanasio sockless in a solaro suit.

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Here the description:

Jacket details: Solaro fabric by Caccioppoli; wide peak lapels; unstructured shoulder, three ironed in two; three patch pockets; three buttons spaced on the sleeve
Pants details: side buttoning; without loops; two front pleats; flap of 5 cm
Bespoke suit by Fabio Sodano // Santillo shirt // Giorgio Ricciardi tie // N.H. Tailoring // The Bespoke Dudes by Kador 1962 glasses // Bow Tie loafers

To me, even though not a bad outfit, there are some details I would wish different: the peak lapel doesn't suit well with the relaxed look, especially accentuated by the patch pockets (even the brest one); the trousers are too slim and too low rise, especially in contrast with the volume given by the double pleats; those sleeve buttons look rather odd so much distanced. The shirt is too bland, but it's my taste, can't say it's bad.

The solaro is a great fabric, here the original:

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Fabio Attanasio seems to be a fan, here another (better to me) example:

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Solaro wears hot.
 

fxh

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Turnup on jeans for me never more than 1". Old School Mod Look.

Except for one pair of still new ish dark blue denim where I've gone really all workwear flamboyant and the cuffs are turned over twice and nearly 2" high!!!!!!!!!!
 

formby002

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Turnup on jeans for me never more than 1". Old School Mod Look.

Except for one pair of still new ish dark blue denim where I've gone really all workwear flamboyant and the cuffs are turned over twice and nearly 2" high!!!!!!!!!!
Outrageous self-indulgence...
 

florisgreen

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Turnup on jeans for me never more than 1". Old School Mod Look.

Except for one pair of still new ish dark blue denim where I've gone really all workwear flamboyant and the cuffs are turned over twice and nearly 2" high!!!!!!!!!!
I surely prefer you version.
 

Dropbear

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Turnup on jeans for me never more than 1". Old School Mod Look.

Except for one pair of still new ish dark blue denim where I've gone really all workwear flamboyant and the cuffs are turned over twice and nearly 2" high!!!!!!!!!!
For low shoes and ankle boots, I’d agree- just barely enough turn-up to glimpse the selvedge line.

For taller boots I think you can get away with more - though I still prefer a smaller cuff. I have a pair that are currently at 2”, folded four times. Once I wash them I’ll be able to decide how much hemming they need.
 

florisgreen

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For low shoes and ankle boots, I’d agree- just barely enough turn-up to glimpse the selvedge line.

For taller boots I think you can get away with more - though I still prefer a smaller cuff. I have a pair that are currently at 2”, folded four times. Once I wash them I’ll be able to decide how much hemming they need.
I think that 2 inches or 5/6cm is the right measure.
 

Lumpen

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Turnup on jeans for me never more than 1". Old School Mod Look.

Except for one pair of still new ish dark blue denim where I've gone really all workwear flamboyant and the cuffs are turned over twice and nearly 2" high!!!!!!!!!!


There are way of turning the cuffs and on each leg that means ghey sexual preferences, as you know.
 

Pimpernel Smith

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There are way of turning the cuffs and on each leg that means ghey sexual preferences, as you know.
That's a bit like sporting red pants and suede shoes in London. It either meant you were gay, or had been an officer in the Scots Guards, in most cases, both.
 

Journeyman

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That's how men of his era dress when it comes to tailored clothing. Don't forget that the default US and Canadian dress shirt is the billowy kind.

The crazy thing is that on multiple occasions when I was younger, I was told that I should go up a size in my suits so that I "had room to move". The size I was wearing was absolutely fine, and fit my shoulders and chest perfectly and the next size up would have made me look like Andy Gilchrist above - but salespeople kept on telling me that I needed room to move.

I always wondered why - what was I going to do in my suit that meant that I needed room to move? This wasn't the early 20th century, where men would go down the mines in a tattered jacket and trousers. It wasn't as though I was going to swing a pickaxe while wearing a suit jacket - the most I was going to do was to attempt to make a dramatic gesture while standing in a courtroom.

Then, ironically, all of a sudden the shrunken look came into vogue and I was being told that I needed to go down a size and to hem my trousers two inches shorter!

Look at the end of the sleeve by the wrist on that last photo

The same suit salespeople who kept on telling me that I needed "room to move" also told me that my jacket sleeves should come down to my thumb joint. My thumb joint!!!

When I mentioned that I was sure that it should come to the wrist bone, I was told that I was wrong, and that the sleeves would be too short and would pull up too much as I was moving around (again, swinging my pickaxe when I'm down the mine!).
 
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