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Quote: Originally Posted by mafoofan I'm not sure it qualifies as a horror story, but my freshman year roommate in college was a disaster. He was a pot smoker, and not merely an occasional one. He smoked everyday--a lot. I, on the other hand, was squeaky clean (f*ck, I've still never tried marijuana). In addition, he had very, very doting parents who liked to call him all the time, which including calling every morning around 7 to wish him a good day....
So an update- I called the tailor. As you suspected, I was not charged for the length being shortened. She said that taking in the sides as she did might have shortened the length. However, I called ralph lauren, and found out that the vents are now exactly 1" shorter as well. In addition, the suit jacket she worked on, which had the sides taken in, is of the original length, as are its vents. Could fixing the neck roll (which was only slight) have really made this an...
Quote: Originally Posted by Despos That's what I get paid to do. Really only the last sentence in my post is necessary. The rest is fluff. Thanks so much for your very helpful replies. I'll find out what happened and post an update.
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlestonBows I'd be inclined to agree with this, but a full inch is a fair bit of difference. Were you charged for a shortened jacket? I'm not sure yet if I was charged for being shortened. I actually did try it on, but I didn't notice the length because I wasn't expecting it to be different. I assumed that the neck roll might have affected the length, but as Charleston says, a whole inch seems like a drastic...
I just brought a new navy blazer home from the tailor, and noticed that it is an entire inch shorter than it was before I brought it there- I had the sides taken in, the sleeves shortened, and a neck-roll removed. I inspected the lining, and found this stitching used to attach it to the wool: Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is clearly not the type of stitching used for the bottom lining of a polo blue label jacket, yes? Then I looked at the lining more...
I know you said you're not crazy about garment bags, but check this one out: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...rment-Bag.html There's a current 20% off coupon as well. I bought one for the same purposes as you, and I found it to be far from bulky, yet able to accommodate a variety of needs, from when I need to pack suits to just random crap. It's also carry-on size.
Jil is made by Caruso as well, right? In terms of a lack of belt being unprofessional, I personally wouldn't worry about it. If it's an interview, your jacket isn't coming off, so no one will really notice anyway. Depending on how much you had to shorten the pants, you could also get creative and use some excess fabric to create 5 or 6 belt loops.
I've gotten several inquiries about the suit. I am in the middle of exams, but when they are done I will be able to get more detailed measurements and better pics, and then set up a proper sales thread. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I haven't looked into shipping costs yet (will probably only be domestic, though), so the price is still not set in stone. Thanks for everyone's interest.
I'm running an interest check for a 39R navy HF suit, 2 button, SB, center vent. The pattern is a very very dark stripe, making this an essentially solid navy suit. It measures out to a slim 40R- 42" chest, 39" waist, with 23" sleeves and about 1.5-2" of extra fabric to let out; it is about 31 inches long. The pants have a 30" inseam with about 2 inches of extra material to let out (they are cuffed) with a 32" waist. I can provide more detailed measurements if required....
Yes, this is the problem. I prefer them, but I find that others find them, uh, "questionable" in their appearance. That's what I don't quite understand- do any of your friends/girlfriends ever make similar remarks about the chelsea aesthetic? Not that it would prevent me from wearing them, but rather that I simply don't understand, and wonder if I must be experiencing a unique case.
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