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Posts by J. Cogburn

Congrats on your weight loss! I've been there. Every ten pounds you lose reduces your suit size by one (on average). You can lose about 2 1/2 suit sizes before your garment is worthless. Within that range, however, a good tailor can keep you looking OK. My advice is don't spend money on suits during your weight loss. Your garments will only last 2-3 months. Keep one charcoal grey and one navy blue from some place like J.A. Banks in your closet at all times .... But...
I have worn RL, Lacoste, Kent Wang, and Olebar Brown. The OLs are the best in class - by a mile! If you can swallow spending $250 for a polo (and I say you should; spend whatever it takes and that you can afford to ave the best of whatever you wear), then get the OLs - now.
Several years ago, I lost 75 pounds and had to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch. I live in Washington, DC and am happy to have a “white collar,” non-profit job that requires a suit four days a week (no need for one on “Casual Friday”). I do a fair amount of business travel and since I may get called-on to do a TV appearance with only a few hours notice, I need to dress accordingly. Hence, I’ve had a chance to do in real life what so many of you fantasize about on this...
Seems to me that if you plan on wearing a sweater under your hypothesized tweed odd jacket, you should account for that when you're first measured for the thing. How many of you guys do that? I constantly find that coats tailored without that consideration never work very well if at all with sweaters. But ... If you're going to wear that " sweater-ized coat" without a sweater, it may well be Ryan-esque on you. My problem is that I am only likely to wear a sweater under...
Nice interview. All that I might add is that Will is a devotee of "rock-of-eye" cutting. That always impresses me. I've commissioned a number of garments from Will over the past few years: a midnight blue double-breasted dinner jacket (Lessers), a black mohair, single-button peak lapel suit (Dormeuil Tonik), a double-breasted marine blue chalk stripe (Anglia); a Cambridge grey three-button suit (Lessers Superfine Tropical); a light Prince of Wales three-button suit with...
No, I understand the distinction. In fact, the aforementioned Die, Workwear! post specifically notes that Rubinacci likes the 3/2 roll and had a wrack of them waiting for customers for further work.I agree with you Chris.Agreed. The "hard three" is what I commission and what I wear.
Perhaps. I'm 6' ft tall - right at your line of demarcation - with long limbs and am reasonably slender.
Yesterday at "Die, Workwear!", this caught my eye: "Rubinacci only makes coats with one or three  buttons. Mariano, the current proprietor of the house, is adamantly against two-button designs. To him, a three-button achieves a closer fit and looks more elegant, and single button is just practical. But a two-button? It does neither. You’ll never find a two-button Rubinacci jacket because he refuses to make them". This reminded me of a similar riff by Hardy Amies in "The...
Just to wrap this little mystery story up, said sweater was purchased at Malo in Aspen. What a tremendous store!
And what is "TSE"?
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