Cotton Suits and Atelier Fugue

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Wrinkly, hefty, and slouchy cotton is one of my favorite materials of all time.  Having it made up as a suit is a no-brainer.

It’s full of character, it’s easy to wear, and in my opinion, better than linen. Read More

Vulture Suits Review: The Brown Double Breasted Suit

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This is a review of Vulture Suits and Ethan received a free suit in exchange for doing this review.

I think that double breasted suits are awesome.  Since they’re not that common to find while thrifting, I’ve found that the closest I can get to vintage/bespoke style ones are by going MTM and changing some of the customizations  to fit my needs!  I also don’t want to spend too much, since $300-500 is my usual limit on suits (including tailoring).  This is why I was pretty happy that Cecil from Vulture Suits approached me to do a review of their suits.  It was a great opportunity for me to test out another MTM DB option!

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A Second Try at Indochino : The Navy Blue DB Suit

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This review has been updated 9/8/17.

It’s been over a year since I’ve purchased an Made-to-Measure suit from Indochino.  Now I realized that there were many issues with my first suit made from them, even though I got measured by their own sales associates in their store.  The suit looked pretty good after tailoring (and  I did get another suit made from them) but I decided not to try them again until I had the money and desire for another suit.  Now that I’ve had sometime to learn more about fit, details, and my overall desired aesthetic, I thought I’d save up and give them other try!  I also realized that I had a gaping hole in my wardrobe: I didn’t own a plain, navy blue double breasted suit.  So I deleted my measurements, got measured by my friend Spencer, and bought a suit on Black Friday.  It’s basically a whole new review on Indochino.

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The Greatness of Going Double Breasted

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Worn by stylish gents of the 1930s-40s, the double breasted jacket is a garment that just screams “vintage”.  It’s still popular today among bespoke/classic menswear enthusiasts, but it still largely avoided by the mainstream menswear community.  It could be the fact that it’s pretty hard to find good ones out in the wild.  I’m here to tell you that this piece is worth the investment. It’s just so great.

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