steven said upgrading your shoes is an easy way to spend 25k for a work wardobe which I found to be absurd if you're a sw guy and don't have 25k to waste on mc shoes to get by for work
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Random fashion thoughts - Page 5944post #89146 of 10905312/27/13 at 8:18pmpost #89147 of 10905312/27/13 at 8:42pmpost #89148 of 10905312/27/13 at 10:38pm
Looking forward to reading that, Teger. What I love is that they have this fully formed point-of-view right out of the gate. from pattern design, fabrics to their site design, photography, look book, etc. It's a distinctive look but seems like it could meld with other heritage stuff pretty well.
That can usually be fixed really easily by a tailor. I think it's just a matter of raising or lowering the collar. that bump can happen on any level suit -- just depends on the pattern and how you are built (shoulders/back shape, etc). I still think OTR suit + a little tailoring mojo is the best way to go.post #89149 of 10905312/27/13 at 11:08pmQuote:Originally Posted by cyc wid it
I don't really need super baller suits as it stands, but it irks me how I get that little ridge behind the back of the collar on just about every RTW brand I've tried on - plus I have to buy separates for drop, which limits my options. So far I just have a couple Epaulet suits for work and a Boglioli silk blend one for fun. I'll probably look to add something a step up or so (or hopefully find a brand that fits me a little better). Then I want to upgrade a couple of my shoes - I have the "essentials" already more or less, but some of them are of lesser quality. That should be plenty. Oh, and add a couple more nice shirts (although Kamakura would probably be enough) and ties. My tie game is pretty feeble.
have you considered simply sizing up?
I'm a measured 45, though have worn a 44 jacket for as long as I can remember and also regularly get the slight ridge beneath the collar and some dimpling at the shoulders despite seams falling where they should on OTR stuff. has been remedied of late by simply going up to a 46/56 assuming shoulder length is also accommodative.
tried on two jackets tonight, 54 fit through the chest, slight ridge at the base of the collar and slight dimpling at the shoulders. 56, no ridge, no dimpling, still works through the chest. just need to get the waist taken in a bit more.post #89150 of 10905312/27/13 at 11:19pmQuote:Originally Posted by Parker
That can usually be fixed really easily by a tailor. I think it's just a matter of raising or lowering the collar. that bump can happen on any level suit -- just depends on the pattern and how you are built (shoulders/back shape, etc). I still think OTR suit + a little tailoring mojo is the best way to go.
Where to find tailor I can trust to do this competently?post #89151 of 10905312/28/13 at 12:13ampost #89152 of 10905312/28/13 at 6:54amHow secured is the Opening Ceremony online store? I just tried checking out 2 times and both times there was an error saying my credit card has expired. Tried it once more and my order got through however I never got an email from them confirming my order. And now I just got a text from my bank saying to contact their Fraud Assist department regarding my credit card =/post #89153 of 10905312/28/13 at 7:06ampost #89154 of 10905312/28/13 at 11:06ampost #89155 of 10905312/28/13 at 11:24am
Yoox and Yoox sites (the corner) are hopeless for descriptions. The color for a Dries belt that I bought, according to Yoox, was "black". Yet, in the pictures, the color is clearly a very dark, black tinted brown, and on the box, the belt is clearly marked "DKBRN", which, in every naming system known, means "Dark Brown." I mean, I wanted it to be dark brown, instead of black (I have limited use for things that are a straight up black), but you'd hope that TheCorner would be able to read a label.post #89156 of 10905312/28/13 at 11:28ampost #89157 of 10905312/28/13 at 11:28ampost #89158 of 10905312/28/13 at 11:48ampost #89159 of 10905312/28/13 at 12:09pmQuote:Originally Posted by LA Guy
Yoox and Yoox sites (the corner) are hopeless for descriptions. The color for a Dries belt that I bought, according to Yoox, was "black". Yet, in the pictures, the color is clearly a very dark, black tinted brown, and on the box, the belt is clearly marked "DKBRN", which, in every naming system known, means "Dark Brown." I mean, I wanted it to be dark brown, instead of black (I have limited use for things that are a straight up black), but you'd hope that TheCorner would be able to read a label.
Apparently content people aren't worth hiring.post #89160 of 10905312/28/13 at 1:25pm
The little roll under the collar is usually because your posture is slightly more erect than the pattern of the suit.
Now here is the rub: most men stand more erect than normal when looking at themselves in the mirror or when being fitted by a tailor (which, anectodally, is why some old school bespoke tailors prefer to do fittings without a mirror). Also, turning your head to check your back may create the ripple.
So, in conclusion, you need to assess the back of your suit when in your most "normal" posture - walk around the room a little, shake your arms, then look at a 3-way mirror without changing your posture. If the collar roll is still there, have a semi-competent alteration tailor fix it.
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