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post #14971 of 16570
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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post

Who is the go-to workhorse MTM shirt maker these days? Used to go with Modern Tailor, but would love to know if there are better options out there. Will be shopping in the $50-$100/shirt range.
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Originally Posted by zombie View Post

White OCBD with a navy suit + tie too informal for a semi-formal wedding on a (projected) sunny day at 4:00 PM? Ceremony will be outside on a farm. Or stick with a dress shirt?
I also agree that most won't notice, but if it was semi-formal I would go with a non-buttondown collared shirt.
post #14972 of 16570
Brand recommendations for jeans under $200 non-raw and selvedge. I'd like to add a pair of selvedge jeans that won't fade as my go to "dressy" jean.

I have all of these raw selvedge jeans, but once they start to fade they lose their dressiness.
post #14973 of 16570
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Originally Posted by Dboudro View Post
 

Does Zara have any specific articles of clothing that tend to be decent quality? I love their style (and I'm a student so its on the higher end of what I can afford), yet the quality is awful.  All of the pieces I've purchased there have deteriorated and I feel like I can't shop there anymore.

 

no first-hand experience, but apparently the tees are decent. they were brought up recently in RFT:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/131495/random-fashion-thoughts/92790

post #14974 of 16570
Thats solid advice, thanks.  I definitely like how Zara goes a bit deeper into the trends, but realize I should probably get out of the habit of chasing trends.  Just made my first uniqlo order.
 
 @Benjaminba Interesting, I've never seen the black tag before--but that seems like a sad attempt of them responding to probably many complaints of quality.  They send me an already written template response when I emailed them.  Guess they get that a lot.
 
@J BAILEY thanks man, checking out that thread now!
post #14975 of 16570

What do you think of the quality of Diesel Jeans?

post #14976 of 16570

You guys probably answer a lot of questions about leather jackets but...


When lifting your arms to the side, is it normal to have all the material there 'wing' out so to speak? Or is that a sign that the armholes weren't cut high enough?

 

I.e. you want the armholes to be cut as close to your pits as possible, or no?

 

Edit: This is for a cafe racer style jacket.


Edited by ridethecliche - 3/14/14 at 4:54am
post #14977 of 16570

Need to buy a handful of shirts. Please help me figure out the right size RTW shirt to buy. Also advise on how to instruct tailor.

 

The shirt below is a Brooks Bros OCBD Extra-Slim fit 16" neck, 34" sleeve. What do you think about the fit? How should I improve it?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

post #14978 of 16570

You could maybe go a bit slimmer, but your biggest problem is that the color yellow looks awful with your skin tone. Are these for work?

post #14979 of 16570

Thanks KingJulien! Go slimmer means have tailor take in? Or try different brand, as this is BB's extra-slim.

 

The shirts will be for work. With grey trousers. And will be ironed (and pinpoint or broadcloth or something less casual). Before buying a few shirts I want to be sure I'm getting the best size. With grey wool trousers.

 

Thanks for the pointer on yellow. What colors do you recommend? Blue I'm guessing? Others?

post #14980 of 16570

Hi, a couple questions for this board.

 

I just moved to Dallas after two years working in London. While I was over there, I really started appreciating the Jermyn Street cut and fit of their suits, shirts, and trousers. I wasn't buying anything super pricey, almost exclusively bought from Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin during sales. Before I was in the UK, I tended to buy from Joseph Bank...which I'd avoid heavily now, understanding how much I appreciate the tailoring and fit of the English brands I bought from.

 

I really liked my TM Lewin suits, but probably they are wearing out already (which is semi-understandable given how often I wore them given the business environment there was to wear a suit every day). Whilst I still buy my shirts from Tyrwhitt (my sizing is pretty easy and consistent, so I know I'll be happy buying online), I wouldn't want to buy a suit online. 

 

So my question is, what national brands or Dallas specific stores would have the same sort of style/fit/tailoring that you can find in London? I'm specifically looking for suits in a management consulting environment, although not a particularly flashy environment. I'm someone who is happy to wait until something is on a good sale, as for price range I'd really prefer to keep it to $500 or under, although for the right quality I would go above. I'd also consider a bespoke suit option if it came highly recommended.

 

Second thought - what's a good place to get dress shoes of a slightly more European style? e.g. a more pointed toe, etc.

post #14981 of 16570
For those of you who have taken a pair of raws in to get them hemmed: did you keep the original hem or get a new one made? I just watched a couple of videos detailing both processes, and unless I misunderstood them, the only way to keep a solid Selvedge line in the final product is to construct a new hem. I really want to keep the selvedge id intact so that I can cuff the jeans, but I also think keeping the original hem would be dope. Any advice is appreciated.
post #14982 of 16570
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Originally Posted by brodad View Post

For those of you who have taken a pair of raws in to get them hemmed: did you keep the original hem or get a new one made? I just watched a couple of videos detailing both processes, and unless I misunderstood them, the only way to keep a solid Selvedge line in the final product is to construct a new hem. I really want to keep the selvedge id intact so that I can cuff the jeans, but I also think keeping the original hem would be dope. Any advice is appreciated.

 

Just get a new hem.  Keeping the original looks dumb. You'll still have the selvedge, the only difference is the type of stitch used to hem the jeans.

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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post
 

Thanks KingJulien! Go slimmer means have tailor take in? Or try different brand, as this is BB's extra-slim.

 

The shirts will be for work. With grey trousers. And will be ironed (and pinpoint or broadcloth or something less casual). Before buying a few shirts I want to be sure I'm getting the best size. With grey wool trousers.

 

Thanks for the pointer on yellow. What colors do you recommend? Blue I'm guessing? Others?

 

I personally would prefer to buy shirts that fit off the rack rather than pay another ~$20+ per shirt to have them tailored.  Uniqlo has broadcloth shirts that will be slimmer. Blue is safe, or white, or light grey.

post #14983 of 16570

Does anyone know where I can get something like the J Crew plaque belt but in #8 or burgundy?  I probably can't afford shell, just want something about 1" wide no holes.

 

Thanks!

 

post #14984 of 16570

Does anyone ever buy the converse shoes from buyconverseshoe.com??

 

I'm trying to buy rare converse shoes and I found the website "buyconverseshoe.com" there are lots of converse with kinda cheap price.   Do you think this is fake website or authentic?   im so confused.

post #14985 of 16570
Hi all,

Right now I have a classic navy blazer that I wear year-round and a corduroy (brown) jacket I wear in the fall/early winter.
I'm looking to get a summer blazer that will be versatile for business casual/dress.

I like the sage blazer here: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Hopsack-Blazer/MM00344,default,pd.html?dwvar_MM00344_Color=GREY&contentpos=1&cgid=0218




Would you consider this versatile re: pant/shirt combos? I think the following would work well and these are items I already own:

1. Khaki pants, white or blue shirt
2. Navy pants, white shirt
3. Stone pants, blue shirt

As for shoes, my best guess is brown, especially a dark brown, would be best. I have a pair of chili AE Lasalle's but I don't think that works, thoughts?

Thanks
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