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post #4261 of 6234
Got 3 extra slim fit shirts in the F&F sale. I think this is my go-to shirt now when on sale. The fit is great.
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Speaking of the ESF shirts, I've been wondering lately whether the sleeve length that I've been taking on my ESF shirts are an inch too long, or if my suit sleeve is a little too short and needs to be lengthened. Could you guys take a look at these images and tell me whether I should lengthen my suit sleeve, or take my ESF shirts in a shorter sleeve length? Thanks!

For reference, the suit is a BB Fitzgerald in navy.

From the front:
Cuff1.png

From the side:
Cuff2.png

How a suit looks:
Suit1.png
Edited by jslade - 5/9/13 at 3:28pm
post #4263 of 6234
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Speaking of the ESF shirts, I've been wondering lately whether the sleeve length that I've been taking on my ESF shirts are an inch too long, or if my suit sleeve is a little too short and needs to be lengthened. Could you guys take a look at these images and tell me whether I should lengthen my suit sleeve, or take my ESF shirts in a shorter sleeve length? Thanks!

For reference, the suit is a BB Fitzgerald in navy.

From the front:
Cuff1.png

From the side:
Cuff2.png

How a suit looks:
Suit1.png

If it were me, I'd definitely lengthen the suit sleeves a bit. As for the shirt, I'd go a bit longer as well, it looks they'd rise uncomfortably high when you raise your arms. Just my 2¢.
post #4264 of 6234
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


If it were me, I'd definitely lengthen the suit sleeves a bit. As for the shirt, I'd go a bit longer as well, it looks they'd rise uncomfortably high when you raise your arms. Just my 2¢.

 

Agreed on the jacket. Shirt might be a tad short but I don't know if I would bother having it altered.   

post #4265 of 6234
Thanks, guys. That's what I figured. About how much shirt cuff should be showing? I believe I've seen 1/8 of an inch thrown around, but that seems minuscule.
post #4266 of 6234
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

Agreed on the jacket. Shirt might be a tad short but I don't know if I would bother having it altered.   

+1. Just to clarify, I meant try a longer sleeve length next time and see how it works on you with the altered coat sleeve. I wouldn't attempt to alter the shirt sleeve and I wouldn't go with a shorter shirt sleeve.

Cheers!
post #4267 of 6234
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Thanks, guys. That's what I figured. About how much shirt cuff should be showing? I believe I've seen 1/8 of an inch thrown around, but that seems minuscule.

 

A quater of inch is sufficient. 1/8 seems too little and 1/2 of inch seems too much. I would also recommend lengthening the sleeves on the suit. 

post #4268 of 6234
Sounds great. Thanks for the thoughts, all! Really appreciate it. I'll take it to the tailor soon, then.
post #4269 of 6234
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Originally Posted by shadykay sf View Post

Holding out until the Corp. Discout...it's quite tough though!

 

 

May I ask when is the corp discount date?  Thanks!

post #4270 of 6234
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Speaking of the ESF shirts, I've been wondering lately whether the sleeve length that I've been taking on my ESF shirts are an inch too long, or if my suit sleeve is a little too short and needs to be lengthened. Could you guys take a look at these images and tell me whether I should lengthen my suit sleeve, or take my ESF shirts in a shorter sleeve length? Thanks!

One guide for shirt sleeve length is that with the gauntlet and cuff UNbuttoned, the shirt should just about reach to the web inside the base of your thumb. You don't show any pictures with the sleeve unbuttoned but based on the clean creased line showing on the picture taken from the side, the sleeve would fall a good bit short of the thumb web. Therefore I'd size up an inch on the sleeve length.

Has this shirt been laundered? Brooks's shirts always shrink, I find I lose about 1/2" in the collar and 3/4" in the sleeve.
post #4271 of 6234
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

If you know your sizing the suits are usually ~$300 from the outlet resellers like Steve smith here or collectme (I think?) on eBay

Can you elaborate? are these for 1818 suits?

post #4272 of 6234

Anyone have any thoughts/experience with the advantage chinos?  With the 25% discount, you can pick up two pair for 120.  Are they worth that?

post #4273 of 6234
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

Anyone have any thoughts/experience with the advantage chinos?  With the 25% discount, you can pick up two pair for 120.  Are they worth that?
I think so. I have 4 pairs of them in the Clark fit. The fabric is heavy, which I like.
post #4274 of 6234
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

Anyone have any thoughts/experience with the advantage chinos?  With the 25% discount, you can pick up two pair for 120.  Are they worth that?

I think they're a great value at that price. The quality is much better than others I've tried in the $80 to $100 range. I've picked up 6 pair of the Milanos over the past couple years and couldn't be happier. They've held up great and are very durable. I'd definitely recommend giving them a go.
post #4275 of 6234
Anyone have the Edward Green Burgundy loafers?
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