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Quote: Originally Posted by amplifiedheat To the contrary, it's not subjective at all. A single-breasted suit should button at the waist, which the narrowest part of the torso. (Finding the waist is a bit more complicated for overweight men.) If your waist is higher than average, it requires a higher button stance. If it is lower than average, it requires a lower button stance. Naturally, the waistband of the trousers should sit at the waist. This is the...
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenHero The blue label shirts are mostly shit anyway in my opinion. Don't get me started on that stupid polo player. I don't think any of the dress shirts have the polo player on them. Only the button-downs.
Quote: Originally Posted by EZETHATSME Agreed on the stiching. Slight hijack - what do you feel is the best build for a higher (or lower) button stance? Realize it's a bit subjective, just curious. EZ The fastening button should be at the waist, which is around the halfway point from top to bottom. A person with a higher waist can wear a higher button stance.
Quote: Originally Posted by eHaberdasher New model later this year with button stance 1" lower. 2" lower is way too low... we toyed around with it and finalized the model - going into production later this Spring/Summer. And again - I don't think the pick-stitching is nearly that noticeable in reality - any others who have purchased/seen the garment agree or disagree? I've edited the picture to see what it would look like with a button...
Quote: Originally Posted by mainy would be better without the pick stitching all over it I agree. The pick stitching is too noticeable. It looks alright, but it would look much better if the button stance were an inch or 2 lower. Most people aren't built for the high button stance that the Benjamin suits have.
Quote: Originally Posted by pabloj New & Lingwood +1. They don't have many on their website, only one or two IIRC. You could call them and see what else they have. But they get the style right and they are well-made. Many of the online tailors don't get the style right and cut them square. Bond's cuffs are all curves. I submitted my own design to moderntailor.com to rectify this, and now they have added the proper turnback cuff to their...
Quote: Originally Posted by viator So where do these fit on the formality continuum? It seems they'd be more formal than a barrel cuff, but less formal than French cuffs, but some other threads indicate these are a casual style. Some sources say that they were designed for Sean Connery for Dr. No. Connery wore them only with his suits and blazers in that movie. The same goes for From Russia With Love and Diamonds Are Forever. In Thunderball,...
Quote: Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs I would definitely go with navy thread. +1. I use navy thread myself.
If you want colour down the middle of your shirt I suggest you wear a tie.
I have a vintage WWII peacoat with 6 buttons to show plus 2 under the collar to button up all the way, for a total of 8.
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