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post #31 of 53

I am no tailor but what tailoring would you guys recommend on their jackets?  (besides the obvious that the sleeves are way too long)

 

I have 2 BR sport coats and they fit great, except for the fact that their sleeves are too long.  That is really the only tailoring I need to get on their jackets.

post #32 of 53

Then that's all you need. Simple as that.

post #33 of 53
Where did they find these "models"? I thought the BB models were ffffuuuu.gif but these guys are a whole new level.
post #34 of 53

printyra - I think the only real problem here is that whomever acted as stylist for the photo shoot didn't know anything about fitting suits. Maybe he or she thought they should fit like children's winter coats?

 

Each of those models is wearing a jacket at least one, possibly 2 or more sizes too big.

post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I think the problem is either that the models are super tiny or that they are wearing the wrong size jacket - either way it's a travesty and these pictures should never end up on their website. Here's a pic of a BR Tailored fit jacket, and the only thing my tailor did was nip the waist a tad.

 

This looks very nice.

post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by Patek 
Where did they find these "models"?

Perhaps they're ordinary men, they found on the streets of New York or something? "Hey mate, want to earn a few bucks? We're doing a photoshoot for Banana Republic"
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Originally Posted by Patek 
I thought the BB models were ffffuuuu.gif but these guys are a whole new level.

These guys just don't look like professional models to me, not like the perfection and almost waxwork looks we see in the Ralph Lauren catalog.
post #37 of 53

I imagine that's why they were going for. I think it's valid reasoning for choosing "every man" models, but it doesn't do a good job justifying the decision not to the jackets before taking pictures.

post #38 of 53

Banana Republic's jackets are actually good I have a blazer that has been a staple for many years.

post #39 of 53
In the market for a beater navy suit and got a 50%-off coupon in the mail yesterday.

Looks like I can pick up a BR Tailored Fit suit for ~300.

Worth it?
post #40 of 53

If you find something you like, I'd get it, though I wouldn't force anything. Still, I've never had anything from BR fall apart on me as far as suits/jackets go, but I think I'm the only one on SF.
 

For 300 and with some patience, you could find something better on eBay.

post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I think the problem is either that the models are super tiny or that they are wearing the wrong size jacket - either way it's a travesty and these pictures should never end up on their website. Here's a pic of a BR Tailored fit jacket, and the only thing my tailor did was nip the waist a tad.
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Arm hole almost extended all the way to the jacket waist...

 

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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

In the market for a beater navy suit and got a 50%-off coupon in the mail yesterday.
Looks like I can pick up a BR Tailored Fit suit for ~300.
Worth it?

 

No.  Too expensive.  You could probably find 2nd hand RLPL suits at around that price.  Thrifting is another very good option for beater suits.

 

p.s., Harberdash is having a sale of lbm 1911 suits and threedifferent is having a sale on boglioli items.

post #42 of 53
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All correct sleeve lengths. Bond's jacket is slightly tight but he probably has a lot of muscles. And like all gentlemen they do not show their shirtsleeves, it's vulgar. It's like some denizen of he 'hood showing a few inches of his boxer shorts.lol8[1].gif

post #43 of 53

I'm not a fan of showing shirt sleeves while standing...but did you just suggest that Stallone was a gentleman?
 

post #44 of 53
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I'm not a fan of showing shirt sleeves while standing...but did you just suggest that Stallone was a gentleman?
 

Few actors are but they are dressed by wardrobe and advisors who know what they are doing.  When Connery first played Bond he was not used to wearing those bespoke suits and not comfortable in them so the director made him sleep in them to get comfortable (of course they were pressed by wardrobe the next day) Fleming didn't even like Connery as Bond and viewed him as an untutored working class lout.

post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'm not a fan of showing shirt sleeves while standing...but did you just suggest that Stallone was a gentleman?
 

Few actors are but they are dressed by wardrobe and advisors who know what they are doing.  When Connery first played Bond he was not used to wearing those bespoke suits and not comfortable in them so the director made him sleep in them to get comfortable (of course they were pressed by wardrobe the next day) Fleming didn't even like Connery as Bond and viewed him as an untutored working class lout.

I guess if you showed like a tiny bit it wouldn't be too gauche but you never see cuffs when arms are by your sides. If you do it means the jacket sleeves are too short or the shirt is too long.Look at the sleeve length too. Too many inexperienced  boys are wearing sleeves that are too short today and it ruins the way the jacket hangs. Any movement will make it look like a mess too.

 

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