The Shoe Snob Blog

May 30, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

The difference between bespoke vs. non-bespoke is truly astounding. While I may not notice it as I am actually wearing the garments, I see it in this picture, as bad as it may be. The way in which the jacket sits on me, makes all of my RTW and MTM for matter, look like second-third rate rubbish. While I am being a little harsh here, I must admit that that saying, ‘once you go bespoke, you will never go back’ is truer than truer. Only that my next suit purchase, will most likely not be able to be bespoke, as this was kind of a lucky one off deal that I managed to stumble upon. Might just have to settle for another MTM. Nevertheless, if my pictures can be an example for all of you on the verge of plunging into the bespoke arena, just have a look at the archives, and see how much better this suit looks on me versus all of the rest…..

Shoes: J.FitzPatrick (prototypes for wear-testing)
Suit: Bespoke, cut by Chittleborough & Morgan
Shirt: Primark
Tie: Gieves & Hawkes

  • Beautiful shoes!

    Check my blog, I’d love to hear from you!
    http://gntstyle.wordpress.com/

  • David

    Beautiful shoes, but I think you really should try to avoid that tie knot and go for a four-in-hand instead.

  • OwenB

    I agree about the shoes, they are quite splendid.
    But I can’t agree about the tie knot. I think a four-in-hand would be too narrow with those lapels.
    I always try to wear a half Windsor as the asymmetric four-in-hand makes my OCD go nuts!!!!!!

  • Gntstyle – Thank you sir!! Checked out your blog, love that cream cotton suit with peak lapel and two inch turn-ups (cuffs)! Nice one!

    David – On a spread collar?? Usually the rules (which I don’t really follow anyway) state a full windsor…

    OwenB – Yea, the tie in general is really too narrow for these lapels, but I am more fussed about matching than getting the right width of tie….

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”