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Thoughts on the Shearling boots and who the maker is?

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Shearling-Boot/633H,default,pd.html?dwvar_633H_Color=TAN&contentpos=9&cgid=0494

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Originally Posted by Cambel View Post

Question for those with experience with the Brooks Brother's OCBD: I wear the ESF OCBD in a 14.5 / 32 (the USA made ones). It fits well but is quite fitted, namely I can't fit an undershirt underneath. I would like to be able to wear an undershirt under the OCBD--would I be better off sizing up to a 15 in ESF or getting a Slim Fit in 14.5 for a little extra room in the body of the shirt?

I remember the website having more comprehensive shirt measurements before the re-do--which I would have consulted--but I couldn't find those when I looked.

Sounds too well fitted.

The shirts, esp. the OCBDs, shrink over their (otherwise long) lifetime. I launder cold, hang dry, and still they get smaller--more in the neck and sleeve length than chest. You can't be too fussy about the fit of your shirts without buying 50 new ones every year. What fits perfectly now, won't in three years, etc. When those shirt deals roll around, I will experiment and order different sizes. I'm usually a 16 or 16.5 in the OCBD but ordered a few 17s this year, because the oldest 16.5s need the button moved to wear a tie. If they are too big, maybe they won't be in a few years.

Button up your shirt. Can you get a finger or two in there? Is it comfortable? If so, don't size up in the neck. I'd try Slim Fit if the neck on the ESF is loose and you need more around the tits. If the neck is tight, size up that way for sure. Even if you are not going to wear a tie, the shirt is not going to fit so right around the neck if it won't close comfortably. The shirt should be smooth and flat between the top button and the top of the shoulders. All the time I see pulling as people are squeezing into too-small shirts they couldn't possibly button at the neck (and are cut too small for the top of their body).

Changing the sleeve length probably won't do anything to chest circumference.
post #3603 of 6430
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Sounds too well fitted.

Seriously. Its not a wetsuit. If you can't fit a t-shirt under your shirt (which is what, 1/8 in thick at best?) you are wearing your shirts much too tight.
post #3604 of 6430
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Damn, missed the sale and I was in need of a navy blazer.

When is the next big sale where I can get 20 to 30% off?

Are you subscribed to this thread? There was a lot of talk about this sale even before it hit.

The next one would probably be a Friends & Family or Corporate Day. Should be no later than May.
post #3605 of 6430
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Are you subscribed to this thread? There was a lot of talk about this sale even before it hit.

The next one would probably be a Friends & Family or Corporate Day. Should be no later than May.

 

Yeah, I noticed all the new posts but I was kinda ignoring this thread and spending some time in SW&D. Never again.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Are you subscribed to this thread? There was a lot of talk about this sale even before it hit.

The next one would probably be a Friends & Family or Corporate Day. Should be no later than May.

March is usually the first sale.

post #3607 of 6430
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

March is usually the first sale.
Thought there might be one before May, but didn't want to speculate.
post #3608 of 6430
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Originally Posted by billsayers View Post

If you like the fit of the ESF, I would avoid the Slim Fit. I own both in the same size (14.5/32) and there is much more room throughout (body, arms, etc...) on the Slim Fit.

Have you tried more fitted undershirts? I usually wear an undershirt (not always) and had good results sizing down on them.

Going for more fitted undershirts may do the trick. My current undershirts are admittedly not very fitted.
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Sounds too well fitted.

The shirts, esp. the OCBDs, shrink over their (otherwise long) lifetime. I launder cold, hang dry, and still they get smaller--more in the neck and sleeve length than chest. You can't be too fussy about the fit of your shirts without buying 50 new ones every year. What fits perfectly now, won't in three years, etc. When those shirt deals roll around, I will experiment and order different sizes. I'm usually a 16 or 16.5 in the OCBD but ordered a few 17s this year, because the oldest 16.5s need the button moved to wear a tie. If they are too big, maybe they won't be in a few years.

Button up your shirt. Can you get a finger or two in there? Is it comfortable? If so, don't size up in the neck. I'd try Slim Fit if the neck on the ESF is loose and you need more around the tits. If the neck is tight, size up that way for sure. Even if you are not going to wear a tie, the shirt is not going to fit so right around the neck if it won't close comfortably. The shirt should be smooth and flat between the top button and the top of the shoulders. All the time I see pulling as people are squeezing into too-small shirts they couldn't possibly button at the neck (and are cut too small for the top of their body).

Changing the sleeve length probably won't do anything to chest circumference.

This is very helpful and hits a lot of what is probably going on, namely gradual shrinkage over time. My non-iron shirts from BB don't have the same issues. I can button the OCBD at the neck and they pass the finger test, though I think they're too small in the shoulders. It sounds like Slim Fit may be the better option to account for shrinkage. I also find the armholes exceedingly high on the ESF. Part of it is that I like and dislike things about the ESF: armholes too high, sleeves to slim; but the body fits well and doesn't "blouse" up when tucked in like many other shirts I have had before.

Comparing a Slim Fit and ESF OCBD is the kind of thing I would love to do in store, but all the Brooks Brothers I have been too only stock non-iron offerings. It's too bad.
post #3609 of 6430

I just got my navy Fitzgerald in the mail after alterations.  I like the look, but has anyone noticed before that navy on the 1818s (or maybe just Fitz) is really really dark?  I thought it was just the lighting in the store, but the thing looks darn near black.  Definitely darker than the other navy suit I own and the nautical BB blazer I have.  I guess it could be described as midnight blue.

 

I'm fine with it, but I'm mildly worried of being in some businessy scenario where a purist thinks I'm inappropriately working a black suit.

post #3610 of 6430
No one who knows and cares enough to judge a man for wearing a black suit will confuse it for anything other than blue. But yes, it is dark.
post #3611 of 6430
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

No one who knows and cares enough to judge a man for wearing a black suit will confuse it for anything other than blue. But yes, it is dark.

Agreed. It is dark but it is unlikely anyone would think you're wearing a black suit.
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Does anyone know what kind of Brooks Brothers suit Nordstroms sells? Looks like they are 50% off right now. I'm guessing they are specially made for Nordstroms.
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Originally Posted by slam View Post

Does anyone know what kind of Brooks Brothers suit Nordstroms sells? Looks like they are 50% off right now. I'm guessing they are specially made for Nordstroms.

 

1818 rebranded a bit for sale at Nordstrom

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Originally Posted by TiberiasUSA View Post

1818 rebranded a bit for sale at Nordstrom

Interesting. I'm guessing they are all the Madison style since one says, "Madison wool". It would be cool if they were Fitzgerald.
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Originally Posted by slam View Post

Does anyone know what kind of Brooks Brothers suit Nordstroms sells? Looks like they are 50% off right now. I'm guessing they are specially made for Nordstroms.

Imported Madison. Full cut jacket, flat front pants.

A couple of models Nordstrom sells that are trimmer are the Hickey Freeman Beacon and the Samuelsohn (sold by Nordy's as JP Tilford) Gable.
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