what are my options for long gray tank tops that are good for layering? voidthebrand looks promising but I've never handled their stuff. americanapparel is meh but cheap
voidthebrand fabric is decent; it's a 50 cotton/50 modal blend. The shoulder straps are kinda wide, so it's almost a hybrid between a sleeveless t-shirt and a tank. They're plenty long, and unless you size up they tend to stack at the hips (which I like, but YMMV). The neck and sleeve seams are also a little wonky and don't necessarily lie flat, but not really in a bad way if that makes sense. They're on sale right now with free shipping, and CB14 gets you another 15% off.
If you don't mind a split hem, John Elliott + Co. mercer tanks are nice. You may want to size up one unless you want a fairly snug fit.
I think they only stock them during the summer, but my favorite tanks for layering purposes are probably the BDG tri-blend tanks from UO. They're plenty long and have a curved hem for dickflap (cockbib?) effect. Gotta size up on them. Quality is questionable, and you gotta check for flaws when they order them, but I like both the fit and fabric.
No, seam pressing has to do with how the sleevehead expresses itself. I don't think that's bobo's issue.
Anyway, this is getting to be the blind leading the blind. Bobo should just talk to an actual tailor, or use the tailors' thread on the CM side of the forum. I'd only suggest trying the coat on with a sweater or another jacket underneath beforehand. Also, consider the overall silhouette of the coat. A wider shoulder can give a nice silhouette, making the waist seem narrower than it is. If you narrower the shoulders, but don't have any room to pinch in the waist, you could end up looking like a tube.
Thanks! With a half thick sweater, the shoulders look pretty much similiar to the picture. I think I need to take it to a tailor, but its very helpful to have an idea about what, if any, can be done with it. Regarding the silhuette, im tall and wide shouldered as it is, so I dont want to exaggerate that, but rather want a softer/more "drapey" look. However, there is definitly room to pinch in the waist as it is now., the coat is pretty wide (and about knee length).