Were it me, and depending on the weather, I'd probably go with either dark jeans or tan five-pocket pants, a light blue shirt and an off white cotton/linen jacket I have. For shoes I'd do driving loafers w/o socks.
Amen. There are only two ways in which I would recommend adding a vest:1. SS has a MTM program which allows one to add a vest. Perhaps use the program for your tux, or if the OTR tux fits see about a MTM vest in the same fabric.2. Just go with a silk vest, which are often shown for tuxedos. Plenty of options from many retailers.
Thanks. Will give them a call tomorrow when they open. Do you know if they can do quick turn-arounds? Got a new suit I want to wear for a wedding this weekend. All that has to be done are shorten sleeves a tiny bit, hem trousers and do working buttonholes (I could even wait on these in theory). Later, I'll do more (replace loops with side tabs, add brace buttons, a few nips and tucks) but just need it to be wearable for the moment.
A few months ago I was directed to Golden Needle in Gold Coast/River North and they were great. However wouldn't mind something a little closer. Anyone have any Lincoln Park / Lakeview tailors to recommend? Nothing too complicated, just hemming pants, shortening jacket sleeves and installing working cuff buttons.
Thanks, but I think I'm going to go with option one, the exchange. Eventually (when I don't have an event within a week) I want to have the belt loops removed and brace buttons put in, so for that reason I wouldn't actually mind the trousers fitting a bit larger in the top block.
So I got my suit in the mail today. Ordered a 50L and the jacket is perfect, but the trousers are too tight in the top block. So I have three options and would like your opinion on which you think would be best:1. Return in favor of a 52L (different color, but still one I like) and take in jacket.2. Have a tailor try and let the trousers out (not sure if there's enough material; had trouble closing them and most of the pulling is at the seat.3. Look into swapping just...
I went with a 40L because its length measured only about .25in longer than my RLBL 40R, which is about as short as I go. I rarely wear suits outside of business functions and wanted to go with a slightly more conservative approach.
I'm 6'1 so would probably go with a long. Looks like it's only about an inch difference anyways. I usually find myself buying regulars for casual sport coats and longs for suits. Is there any difference in the pant rise between a regular and a long? Also, do the trousers have the typical two inches to let out if needed?
Thanks. I actually think I'd be OK with the stock trousers on the 50; I just realized that RL uses a 7in drop, while you guys seem to use a 6, so really the trousers are an inch bigger. So at this point it's just a question of whether to do 50r in medium grey or 50l in navy. Have to measure one of my own suits to see which measurement it corresponds to.One other thing that might be relevant: How much material is there to let out in the seat of the trousers?