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So I purchased the Brooks Brothers tweed sport coat shown below from ebay. Though it's marked as a 41R (which I usually fit well in) it is longer than my other BB coats. Granted I don't have a fit pic yet but I can say that with my hands at my sides in a relaxed cupped C position the jacket touches my finger tips. I prefer my jackets to reach the end of my thumb. What is the viability of having the jacket shortened a bit (3/4 of an inch?)? Is this a practical alteration?...
Avoid business casual. It's the nemesis to a well dressed man. You're going to have a lot of missteps, it's inevitable. I would read the "whnay good taste" thread to learn a lot about dressing well. A few quick tips: Skip the crummy shoes and get quality shoes that fit well. Allen Edmonds quality should suffice. You will feel a drastic difference in quality over something like Cole Haan's and it will save you money and anguish in the long run. Always get the longer...
I doubt it's as simple as you may suspect. Though it's a completely different garment I wanted to get a different collar applied to my Barbour Liddesdale jacket. My tailor said it was more complicated than it appeared at first blush and it'd cost $60-80 which is half the cost of the jacket. I declined. I'd imagine a tux would be quite a bit more expensive.
Sebago's designed by Ronnie Fieg may be your best bet. They take about a week of wear to break in. I usually put duct tape surreptitiously on the back of my heel until they're comfortable for regular wear. http://shop.ronniefieg.com/collections/rf-x-sebago-men http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0070/9152/products/DSC_6766_1024x1024.jpg?1969
The vast majority of the time when I see a lighter SC with darker pants it looks like that person just strolled out of Joseph A. Banks. In my opinion it's rarely executed well. sugarbutch - I was referring to the slogan in your avatar. I thought without the beard you might be more cheery? Unless your slogan is meant to be taken in a more intimately descriptive anatomical manner in which case I am shocked and appalled!
^de-bearded? Do have a more graceful demeanor until it grows back? It looks good overall but the lapels are a bit slim on that suit. Also, do you have your pocket flaps all stuffed in or are they welt pockets?
You could save it and make it work for a streetwear type shirt if you dabble in that style. I can't imagine it working too well in a professional setting without standing out for all of the wrong reasons.
If you do your diligence and are patient then you could probably find that watch or something similar on WatchUSeek or EBay. I bought a gently used Hamilton X Wind from WUS for something like $650. They retail for quite a bit more than that. The model you posted might not be as common to find. I would suggest searching for the similar looking Jazzmaster which is more abundant. I also purchased a Jazzmaster Open Heart on ebay for something like $600.00. It's my favorite...
I miss when this thread had more scathing critiques by Foo and others quite a few months ago. (I haven't been lurking in a while). What happened to the general consensus that sport coats should be darker than trousers? Caustic, it seems all of your coats from the last few dozen pages that I viewed are all lighter than your trousers which makes the outfit look discordant to my eye. Also the color combinations are all over the place.
To answer your question self-striped suiting is generally looked down upon on these forums which is what you have. The lapels are way too slim. As a general rule they should land about halfway of the distance to the shoulder. In that particular picture the jacket is too pinched in the torso which is causing an "X" creasing effect at the buttoning point which indicates poor fit. Lastly the jacket is too short and it looks like it was made for a child. It should cover the...
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