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Is your primary concern that the welt stitching is so visible from the top?

 

Yep, the extremely big and visible stitches, and the fact that some holes don't have a thread in it. I'd say those are equally important to me.

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Yep, the extremely big and visible stitches, and the fact that some holes don't have a thread in it. I'd say those are equally important to me.
It's certainly not th best trimmed job I've ever seen. I'd take it back and tell them to clean it up.
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Gotcha. I don't know a ton about cobbling, but from the DWFII posts I've read, it seems that small, even stitches are hard to do. This is my concern about some sole work I want to get done. You really only find out how good someone is after they've had at your shoes.
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I've noticed on a number of more recently purchased SC's and outerwear items, the armholes are cut rather high and tight. This becomes quite evident when driving, for example, where movement feels a little restricted and slightly uncomfortable under the arms. Is it possible that over time the fabric and stitching around the arms will soften up or give a little, or am I relegated to being obsessively aware of this when wearing these items and/or leaving them in the closet more often than not? (none of the items in question has been worn more than a few times thus far).

update/minor epiphany: It dawned on me today that not only is the actual width of the armhole a factor, but also the width of the shoulders. The wider the shoulders the farther down the seam sits, and the lower the armhole drops below the underarm. Not exactly PhD material but there it is. I'm noticing this with shirts too (btw, has anyone noticed the difference in sizing with Port. Flannel shirts, between their BD and regular collared styles? The latter are trimmer in every respect, including the shoulder, which is causing me a bit of this underarm noise. This is based on a sample size of two of each style shirt). I like the look of nice trim shoulders, but not at the sacrifice of comfort.
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My kop rate is very slow but I'm steadily building my wardrobe thanks to this thread.
I appreciate all the input given to me a few months back.   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


This is awesome. Perfect selection.

Glad this thread got re-railed before it was moved to Business and Education.
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Yep, the extremely big and visible stitches, and the fact that some holes don't have a thread in it. I'd say those are equally important to me.

i would shoot b. nelson or DFII a pm. they're really helpful with this regards. 

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Can someone point me in the right direction for starting a casual/business casual wardrobe? (chinos, fitted button ups, ocbds, etc)

 

Would like to spend as little as possible without getting poor quality clothing. Thanks :)

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This is awesome. Perfect selection.

Glad this thread got re-railed before it was moved to Business and Education.
That was my fault. i asked for some advice about education and business and t spiraled from there.
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I was just messin around, no need to apologize. smile.gif

This thread offers good natured advice on all kinds of things.
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Can someone point me in the right direction for starting a casual/business casual wardrobe? (chinos, fitted button ups, ocbds, etc)

Would like to spend as little as possible without getting poor quality clothing. Thanks smile.gif

More information would help. How often do you plan to wear these clothes? Are you working in a specific industry? Do you know what your coworkers will be wearing? What is your actual maximum budget for shirts / trousers / etc. on a per item basis? What is your maximum total budget?
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I was just messin around, no need to apologize. smile.gif

This thread offers good natured advice on all kinds of things.

Noodles thread is a mix of clothing advice, general advice on life, picnic attacks, soap opera and reality TV. It truly is a remarkable achievement. Sometimes I feel I'm here to give advice. Other times I feel I'm catching up on the latest episode.
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Sooner or later, Bruce Jenner os going to be mentioned.

Then again, I only found out who he is two days ago.
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Noodles thread is a mix of clothing advice, general advice on life, picnic attacks, soap opera and reality TV. It truly is a remarkable achievement. Sometimes I feel I'm here to give advice. Other times I feel I'm catching up on the latest episode.

Picnic attacks... Sounds violent.
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Noodles thread is a mix of clothing advice, general advice on life, picnic attacks, soap opera and reality TV. It truly is a remarkable achievement. Sometimes I feel I'm here to give advice. Other times I feel I'm catching up on the latest episode.

You forgot plumbing.
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More information would help. How often do you plan to wear these clothes? Are you working in a specific industry? Do you know what your coworkers will be wearing? What is your actual maximum budget for shirts / trousers / etc. on a per item basis? What is your maximum total budget?

 

Thanks for letting me know, I'm starting this wardrobe essentially from scratch so sorry for any ignorance on my part.

 

 

Wear 3-5 times per week. Working in an IT building. Dress code is casual, co-workers wear from jeans and polo's to chinos and buttons ups/downs (have yet to see anyone in tie or sport coat, but that's probably because it's Florida and 93 degrees out).

 

No strict budget in mind, just looking for reasonably priced, quality clothing. As with most things, clothing has diminishing returns on cost, so I was hoping to get pointed towards that sweet spot on the curve. If I had to guess, I'd say $50-100per for a few shirts and $50-150per for a few trousers sounds reasonable, but this is what I'm mostly looking for advice on.

 

I've heard of Brooks Brothers, Land's End, and Charles Tyrwhitt (have a few of their dress shirts for use with my suit, but they seem a bit too formal for pairing with chinos) as places to watch for deals (looks like Land's End is doing a 25% promo currently). Also, was considering trying either itailor.com, mytailor.com, or moderntailor.com if you guys would recommend any of those.

 

I did just order some Allen Edmonds shoes/belts in merlot and tan if that helps at all.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to help. :inlove: 

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