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post #4051 of 4214
So anyone think they got a definitive list of the order of navy fabric blueness?

As in, the new VBC 130 seems to be the most blue fabric he offers now. Next would be VBC 127 I guess. What's next down the line? A lot of the descriptions just say a fabric is more blue than the traditional.

Btw does anyone have pics of VBC 127 suits?
post #4052 of 4214
Thinking of having a blazer made with one of the VBC navies. I would likely put brown horn/tortoiseshell buttons on (I know... technically a sport coat). Which of the blue VBCs would y'all suggest?
post #4053 of 4214
Just FYI...no one really posts in this thread. If you want quick answers, email Jason. The VBC 130 is as vibrant navy as you can get without being considered royal blue. The VBC fabric is very soft BTW.
post #4054 of 4214
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Just FYI...no one really posts in this thread. If you want quick answers, email Jason. The VBC 130 is as vibrant navy as you can get without being considered royal blue. The VBC fabric is very soft BTW.

I'm aware. It was more a question of group opinion than one of expert advice (for that I would go to Jason).
post #4055 of 4214
You're going to get conservative answers here, probably something along the line of "a true midnight navy".

I'm not sure what you want the jacket to be used for, ie just wearing or to work. Even if it is to work, we still don't know your work ambiance.

I have a VBC 130 suit with light brown buttons and I like it. (The pictures posted are pictures of me). I also have a darker navy suit with dark brown buttons. I don't recall the code. Both are navy, but the difference in hue is obvious when both are put side to side. I can't comment on other shades since I have never seen them in person.
post #4056 of 4214
I am thinking more of a jeans and tan loafers blazer than a country club khakis and oxblood one, if you get my drift. My work environment will be business casual (interpret as you will), so a blazer is appropriate but I'd also like to wear it out in the evening. I'm thinking the midnight navy might be more appropriate.
post #4057 of 4214
If you want conservative, go with the midnight navy. Business casual is still loosely defined since it varies tremendously from firm to firm. My dress code is business casual and I wear anything from a suit to leather jacket and jeans.

Admittedly, the dark navy suit is probably the least worn out of the 8 or so TaT suits I have. It was the 2nd suit I got because it was a "staple" color. I prefer more interesting hue/patterns.
post #4058 of 4214
Does anyone have any experiences with the VBC 124? Was thinking of getting my second suit in a grey shade but not really sure which to get and the VBC 124 was the first shade of grey to catch my eye.
post #4059 of 4214
Any advice on ordering a conservative charcoal sharkskin with side tabs from TaT? I need it for a few months of interviewing next winter. I'd want to have a heavy weight fabric that falls nice and doesn't wrinkle. I'm assuming the sharkskin is 100% wool.

Also what type of fabric is this in the picture (charcoal sharkskin?)
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post #4060 of 4214
E-mail Jason. He will give you the right answer.
post #4061 of 4214
I purchased my first TaT suit for a wedding this month. I'm 5'10 and 165lbs. 38.25" chest.

Black Kid Mohair
2 Button House Cut with Non Functional Cuffs

The jacket is really slim which is big difference from my previous suit. I think I got the sleeves pretty much spot on, showing a little less than 1/2 inch of shirt. This is the best I can do as far as a picture goes, since no one is home. The inseam looks almost spot on too.

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post #4062 of 4214

Help!  It seems I have too much fabric...  Is that the only issue?  can it be fixed?  How?  Any other suggestions?  Also, Please excuse the jean pockets...

 

 

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post #4063 of 4214
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Originally Posted by mcc39817 View Post

Help!  It seems I have too much fabric...  Is that the only issue?  can it be fixed?  How?  Any other suggestions?  Also, Please excuse the jean pockets...


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This is easy. If I were the tailor, I would take in some fabric on the back shoulder area, and let out the back (around the waist) a little bit. Both these adjustments will happen on the back seam that runs down the middle of the back.
post #4064 of 4214
It's also hard to tell, but it looks like either your sleeves are a little too short, or your cuff is sitting well below the break of your wrist. Either way, this issue should be fixed as well.
post #4065 of 4214

you are both right on the money... Went to the tailor and he is taking care of the jacket no charge, since I'm a good customer and he didn't take care of it previously.

 

Also, I've come to realize EVERY shirt sleeve I have is an inch too long!  Never realized it before, as this is the first jacket I've had that is the proper length in the sleeve.  All my shirts when I'm standing are almost an inch too long, maybe 3/4 of an inch.

 

I'm pretty new to all of this, but reading this forum has been a HUGE help. :)

 

All that said, he is letting out the back a bit and taking the material out of the shoulders... Jason is correct in stating that shoulders are the HARDEST part.

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