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My first time a few pairs ago. I don't plan on paying someone again.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Found this place called Turnball and Asser or something.$190 for this.
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That's a houndstooth pattern rather than shepherd's check. I like both.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

My first time a few pairs ago. I don't plan on paying someone again.


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Noodles, I have no words.
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Always good to see a EG Dover too FTW nod[1].gif

Thank you, sir.
post #23571 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

No, too far from my office. They serve sesame fried cats there???

I went to Sammy Lee. I hope he's good. I will flip out if he effs up my trousers.

 

Quite a review on YELP.

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Dude if you mean the shop at 7th and Pennsylvania SE how did you walk there that took you away from "civilized areas", unless you mean that the evidence of extreme wealth concentration presented by all of the multi-million dollar rowhomes is something that decent societies would not tolerate?

 

If it is the same, btw, then I've used this shop before (I lived in Lincoln Park for 10 years) and I would trust Mr. Lee with hemming trousers, but probably not much beyond that.

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Lol. It look3d shady to me. Yes, we are talk8ng about the same place. That area scares me.SE
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Forget linen.  It's fun, but wrinkles like a mutha and always looks a bit casual.  It's not all that sharp in a businessy colour either, though I've been there.

 

I think you're on the right track with Suit Supply: check your measurements carefully, and don't use the size advisor unless you want to look like a stuffed sausage.  It sounds like we're a similar size; I'd go a Euro 56, which is US 44 almost exactly.  Most of the SS suits have quite slim legs (which you will probably need taking up by your tailor, by the way), so perhaps try a more conservative cut to start?  I'd suggest the Livorno, which as well as being very comfortable, is also the cheapest: they have a lightweight wool in plain navy that would fit your purpose perfectly.

 

If you want to be summery, then wear light tan shoes and a peach linen tie.  But for your shirt, stay with a light cotton poplin, and your suit go for a summer weight wool or wool/silk mix.  Plain navy is always the correct suit to be wearing, whether it's a wedding or a wake.  

Suit Supply Navy Napoli cut suit arrived yesterday, everything seems to fit well. I think I need the cuffs taken up a 1/2" and the pants need to be taken up a few inches (maybe with 1.75" cuffs?). Not sure why I am tilted like that, 22 years in the National Guard should have taught me to stand up straight :confused:

 

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Leaving my job in the next few... GONE!

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Where to? Don't leave Boston!

I am at a conference now and I am quite underdressed. I saw business casual so no tie and no jacket. But everyone is in a freaking suit.
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"Business casual" is a trap.  Best roll that burgundy tie out tomorrow to re-assert yourself.

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Business casual is such crap. Some people wear "dressy jeans" whatever the f*k that is and a polo. Some people wear a trousers and a blazer.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Business casual is such crap. Some people wear "dressy jeans" whatever the f*k that is and a polo. Some people wear a trousers and a blazer.

I remember when my former employer banned jeans from "business casual" - people almost shit themselves with fury.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Where to? Don't leave Boston!

I am at a conference now and I am quite underdressed. I saw business casual so no tie and no jacket. But everyone is in a freaking suit.

Leaving Boston tomorrow!
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Leaving Boston tomorrow!

Moving to Worchester right? Congrats but sorry at the same time....that area sucks.
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