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post #2251 of 4380
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

I raised my armholes .5cm, and I'm 6'2" 180lbs. 

 

If ain't broke, don't fix it.  I think the jacket looks good, man.

 

Now start looking at fabrics for the wedding in October that you're going too.  I suggest a light grey DB... with roped shoulders.

 

Al:  what do you think of that alteration?  I'm your height, but 10 pounds heavier with a fairly muscular build.  Kent has suggested I raise the armholes as well and I'm curious how that worked out for you.

post #2252 of 4380
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Al:  what do you think of that alteration?  I'm your height, but 10 pounds heavier with a fairly muscular build.  Kent has suggested I raise the armholes as well and I'm curious how that worked out for you.

I like the change.  .5cm isn't that much of a alteration, so it's not such a big deal.  Also, it's not really a noticeable change, more of a "Fit" change (unlike sleeve length, that is totally noticeable). 

 

One thing I will recommend is that whatever shirts you wear with the suit has high enough armholes as well, or else you will be stuffing your shirt sleeves through little armholes.

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The shirts are from Luxire and the armholes are already too high. The next ones will have shorter sleeves and a lower armhole.

 

I mean the armhole is high. I have to tuck my undershirt sleeve in to it and it takes some time to make sure it's not bunched up - a silly problem to have. My fault, not theirs.

 

If I can raise the armholes .5cm or so, I'll consult Kent about it. The ratio of emails between us is 4:1 (I email him 4 times before he can respond once) so I'll wait a little bit :-D

 

I actually need an interview suit first as I am currently applying for other jobs. I'll probably get a suit that has slacks that I could use with a nice odd jacket that I could use for the wedding. I'm not much of a suit guy, I like odd jackets much much more. And a DB is too much for me. I may go peak lapels but I think I'd rather just go with wide notch lapels instead of standard or wide w/peak. I tried to photoshop this jacket with wide lapels to see how it would look on me and was unsuccessful.

 

Either way, Kents getting another order Tuesday for a full suit when I get my pants back from the tailors and can tell him what to change on the measurements.

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

The shirts are from Luxire and the armholes are already too high. The next ones will have shorter sleeves and a lower armhole.

 

I mean the armhole is high. I have to tuck my undershirt sleeve in to it and it takes some time to make sure it's not bunched up - a silly problem to have. My fault, not theirs.

 

If I can raise the armholes .5cm or so, I'll consult Kent about it. The ratio of emails between us is 4:1 (I email him 4 times before he can respond once) so I'll wait a little bit :-D

 

I actually need an interview suit first as I am currently applying for other jobs. I'll probably get a suit that has slacks that I could use with a nice odd jacket that I could use for the wedding. I'm not much of a suit guy, I like odd jackets much much more. And a DB is too much for me. I may go peak lapels but I think I'd rather just go with wide notch lapels instead of standard or wide w/peak. I tried to photoshop this jacket with wide lapels to see how it would look on me and was unsuccessful.

 

Either way, Kents getting another order Tuesday for a full suit when I get my pants back from the tailors and can tell him what to change on the measurements.

If you need an interview suit so that the trousers will double with an odd jacket, you could go dark grey.  Not so dark that it's charcoal, just a shade darker than mid grey (you can see pics of my mid-dark grey on this thread or in my profile photos).  mid-dark grey pants will go with basically any odd jacket, except a similarly colored jacket that doesn't match.

 

DO IT!!  thumbs-up.gif

post #2255 of 4380
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

If you need an interview suit so that the trousers will double with an odd jacket, you could go dark grey.  Not so dark that it's charcoal, just a shade darker than mid grey (you can see pics of my mid-dark grey on this thread or in my profile photos).  mid-dark grey pants will go with basically any odd jacket, except a similarly colored jacket that doesn't match.

 

DO IT!!  thumbs-up.gif

While this would certainly work, I wouldn't do it. Trousers tend to wear out faster than jackets anyway. If you start wearing them on their own, you are going to end up with worn-out pants and a suit jacket you can't wear because it doesn't match anything. I recommend just getting a separate pair of mid-gray pants. This also allows you to get mid gray instead of mid-to-dark gray, which I think works a bit better as odd pants.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

While this would certainly work, I wouldn't do it. Trousers tend to wear out faster than jackets anyway. If you start wearing them on their own, you are going to end up with worn-out pants and a suit jacket you can't wear because it doesn't match anything. I recommend just getting a separate pair of mid-gray pants. This also allows you to get mid gray instead of mid-to-dark gray, which I think works a bit better as odd pants.

This is solved by buying two pairs of pants with each suit purchase!!

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

This is solved by buying two pairs of pants with each suit purchase!!

 

I was just cautioning the poster about trying to use his suit pants as odd trousers too.

post #2258 of 4380
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

This is solved by buying two pairs of pants with each suit purchase!!

+1.

 

Ideally, that's what you do for suits you intend to keep for a long while.

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Are you dropping linen/cotton blended shirts?
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

The armholes are very high already. I haven't taken any pictures of them but I'd imagine they're pretty close to the same on all of the jackets. So Al, you can see on yours. They're pretty good where they are. Maybe since my arms are bent inwards it looks like they're low but you can see from the inside picture that they're reasonably high.

I think Super is trolling. If not, sorry.

Do what you want, but your sleeves are too long with your arms bent (which shortens them), so they'd be even longer with your arms straight. I don't like excess material hanging on me, but if you do, then that's fine. Carry on.

Here is a photo of Vox. If you don't see a difference, then that's fine. Ignorance is bliss.
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Are you dropping linen/cotton blended shirts?

In about one month I'll have linen/cotton shirts from SIC Tess. They produce the best linen/cotton in the world. I had to jump through some hoops to buy from them. $145

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Do what you want, but your sleeves are too long with your arms bent (which shortens them), so they'd be even longer with your arms straight. I don't like excess material hanging on me, but if you do, then that's fine. Carry on.
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Here is a photo of Vox. If you don't see a difference, then that's fine. Ignorance is bliss.

 

I definitely do see a difference. His are a little shorter than mine, but not by much at all. I do like the look of slightly longer sleeves than what Vox has, mine might be perfect. My shirt sleeves are way too long, which throws off the apparance of the sleeves I think.

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Kent:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/151480/kent-wang-affiliate-thread/1545#post_5955798

 

Any updates on this? Also, any plans to make more outerwear like an overcoat in general?

post #2264 of 4380
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post


Off topic, but those 2", nay 3"?, cuffs on tan trousers with black loafers turn the waist down into a "ahh, he's only a 3rd year SFer" for me. Yes, I know it's Vox and I'm a non-Neopolitan OTR peon, but I had to say it.

ps - one last niggle from the peanut gallery: Split-toe pennies? Weird.
Edited by razl - 4/21/13 at 7:46am
post #2265 of 4380
I like the cuffs, but the black loafers are not to my liking at all.
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