Edited by wakawaka - 1/11/14 at 2:04pm
Man, that thing looks GNARLY! Thanks for picking it up!
The burgundy dress belt is more matte than color 8, but hitting it with a little polish or conditioner could help it shine up a bit. It's a good match, not perfect, but we sell a ton of them to guys looking for a #8 belt.
Hey, so I am right to assume that Gitman is doing the shirting for you guys now going forward?
For the MTO, will they have access to some of the fabric you guys have had on hand...like the sunwashed chambrays?
And are they going to do the normal seasonal drops of shirts? When is that coming btw...?
They will be doing a good bit of it. I'm not 100% certain if we'll offer that exact chambray, but we'll have a ton of options. We'll have a lot more incoming than we did with just the Ashland line from Gitman Bros. Stay tuned.
You bet! Thanks for picking it up!
If a 42 Southwick jacket fit well with a little tailoring (waist suppression, bringing in the chest a touch, etc), I would say a large shirt would probably. If the 42 fits basically perfect OTR, I would go with an XL. I think it will yield a trim/tailored fit, but not be restrictive. Worst case scenario, you could have the shirt altered a bit if it were too small. However, I'm pretty sure it will be a damn good fit.
I think it depends on how much wider the shoulders are than what is ideal for you. I have a couple of the LBM 1911 SC's and they are both about an inch wider in the shoulders than what is ideal for me. But I think they look fine. However, any more than an inch or maybe 1.5", might be too much and as you say, might look droopy.
I do like the LBM 1911 blazers very much and recommend them.
LBM jackets, and unstructured as a whole, are meant to drape. The shoulder (and chest) measurements are a bit deceptive, as jackets of this nature don't fit like your Southwicks of the world. I would say that if you've owned any of our sportcoats in a 38, the 48 LBM should be a good fit for you. It sometimes depends on how your proportions run, but if you're a 38-39 jacket normally, the sizing should work well for you.
And I'll echo what others have said, once you start wearing these, a lot of other sportcoats will likely be put on the backburner. They're truly a unique, Italian product that is a joy to wear.
Thank you, sir! Those days are surely coming again soon!
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For those that don't normally venture outside this thread, but may be interested, I just finished my massive Tahoe New Years 13 post in WAYWT. Some Epaulet items are featured, including the barely visible blue OCBD shown above. And yes, there are plaid pants.
I can't offer a definite, but should be some time in the next 4-6 weeks. I believe we put in a reorder a couple of weeks ago.
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