What I am wearing today (4 June 2012)

Today I am wearing a dark brown, peaked-lapel, 2-button suit; a white spread-collar shirt with french cuffs; a yellow-orange and white striped silk tie; a white linen pocket square; a pair of dark brown cap-toed oxford shoes; and a 1940 vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, Cavalry, manual winding, wristwatch.

If I may critique my own ensemble, it seems that the sleeve length of the shirt is a tad short. The rule is that a small part of the shirt’s sleeve must be visible under the suit’s sleeve (not more than half an inch). As you can see, this is not case in the photograph below. Unfortunately, cotton shrinks and a perfectly good shirt may become unwearable due to shrinkage over time.


2 thoughts on “What I am wearing today (4 June 2012)

  1. I noticed that most of your suits have working buttons in sleeves, which makes me think these are tailor made rather than off the rack. Then again rear shoulders are not really sculpted. They don’t appear as fused and seem to be canvas-constructed (lapels are perfectly-curved as opposed to dreadfully creased). I was wondering who’s your tailor? Do Bangladeshi tailors know how to construct a suit from canvas (or even half canvas, half fused)? I don’t have a clue about you but this many saville row suits would cost you a fortune (Jinnah had 200 saville row suits but the guy never lost a lawsuit in his career). And if your tailor is from Bangladesh, I’d be tempted to pay a visit.

    1. Thank you very much for your comment. Before 1990, all suits made by Bangladeshi tailors were using canvas construction. Fused suits came along with the advent of the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh. Only a few of my suits have full canvas construction. It’s very hard to get the right materials in Bangladesh for a full canvas construction. Many of my suits use both fusing as well as canvas (half-canvas), while some are half-lined, etc. These suits are not from Seville Row but made by my tailor in Bangladesh. I had to waste a number of suits in training my tailor to suit my taste of suits.

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