Hey all, I've been lurking the forums for several months trying to absorb as much as possible. You guys are a fantastic resource and to say I've learned a lot from these forums would be an understatement. So I'm a relative newb to quality clothes. My typical suits in the past have been of the JAB variety. I guess I would say that I'm slowly trying to build a decent quality wardrobe. Actually, the thrift-bragging thread has gotten me into a few shops recently, which is the reason for this post. Below are two suits I picked up from a local thrift shop. There are no manufactures labels other than the tailor's (Sills, pictured below). The garments seem to be of great build quality, but that's where one of my questions on in: 1. Do the jackets immediately scream "too small"? If so, is there anything I could do to salvage them? 2. What would you consider the style of these jackets? The tailor tags have them produced in the early 80s. 3. What features on a jacket are indicative of quality? The button hole tailoring and surgeon's cuffs were my first sign. What else would one look for? Any other general constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. If it's of any help, I'm 6'2" at 185lbs. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. The learning process continues!
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8/14/10 at 10:49am