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My brothers and I possess a variety of TOJ and Falcon jackets (too many) and based on my experience the "veiny" lamb leather is of much higher quality than the smoother leather. The veiny characteristics of lambskin leather typically means there is more of the leather's natural character, corrected grain leather for example is extremely smooth with very few (if any) surface characteristics, but it is an inferior quality of leather. Speaking more specifically about the...
Is there a 50% off outerwear sale this spring/summer? I feel like I read that in the past, but I am not sure if that is a real thing or not.
I am built similarly to you (6' 4", ~205 lbs) and I pretty much buy all my suits off Ebay. You can get top tier suits there with a huge discount over retail. The trick is that you have to be careful and know your measurements. Also, you need to know what can reasonably altered and what can not. Every suit I have ever bought has been taken in at the waist, and let out across the back near the collar. My advice: 1. Look on Ebay for a suit you like (gray, charcoal,...
Your neck size in proportion to your sleeve does seem atypical, but I can't say for certain. I order most of my shirts these days from Luxire (http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts). There you can pick all your measurements. Start with something cheap like their trial shirt: http://custom.luxire.com/products/luxire-fit-test-trial-shirt or maybe just a cheaper option: http://custom.luxire.com/collections/dress-shirts/products/classic-blue-oxford. I might...
I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I'll give it a go: I am ordering a pair of bespoke shoes and have a couple options, was trying to decide between black museum calf and the St Crispin black baby calf from AA crack. Is there an appreciable difference in quality between the two or am I splitting hairs at this point?
Yes, those particular shoes are great.
You could get a peacoat. It's like the most appropriate item in the world for nearly everything. For a suit though, I'd personally wear an overcoat.
You can wear it just fine. I wear an overcoat with a dress shirt and a sweater all the time. That said, I am not huge fan of the coat itself. It seems like some sort of shortened overcoat/trench coat hybrid that doesn't really "work" in my eyes. I think you would be better off buying a either an overcoat or trench coat. If you want something shorter, I'd get a peacoat.
Has anyone ever purchased the officers coat or seen it in person? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Golden-Fleece%C2%AE-Officer's-Coat/ML00184,default,pd.html?dwvar_ML00184_Color=NAVY&contentpos=1&cgid= I can't find any images of the coat in real life. If It goes on heavy discount it could become tempting...
1. Slim fit has always been less common. It is always easier to find something in a "regular" fit over a slim.2. Conversely, it is possible that the slim fit items sold better and thus, there are fewer left in stock.
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