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post #24811 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Because what we consider "knowledge" about menswear, most guys would think is ridiculous.

Late to the party, but Im going to agree with Murl.

For the most part, if an SA in a store can tell you where the chinos are, and where the suits are, and if they have any gingham checks this season, and if they can help you get what normal people consider the right size suit, meaning comfortable and not stupid tight or stupid baggy, and even combine items and put together a few nice looking fits based on what most people consider nice looking, they are doing a fine job.

When it comes to half inch differentials, and is the texture of that tie a country texture, so perhaps I should not wear it with this city shirt, thats not normal. Its not wrong, but its not anything most people considered required knowledge to look nice and presentable. Most people dont care about that and dont want to care.

Additionally, many SAs are very good at helping put together a look that would be in the height of fashion. Perhaps GQ/Esquire fashion, and not SF fashion, but its still means they know what they are doing. When we snicker and look down our noses at them because they are not subscribing to our timeless and classic superior menswear knowledge, it is us who have jumped the shark.
post #24812 of 37396
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Do u often wear combos? Or suits?

By combos do you mean odd trouser plus SC?
post #24813 of 37396
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post


Dark brown or light brown?

Only two shades of gray - well only two pants! One is medium gray and other is charcoal - didn't wear pants before - freeballing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

If SF has convinced you to wear pants, then all the rest is gravy.  

 

For jackets, I much prefer dark brown.  Lots of people wear lighter shades well, but dark brown is easier and probably more versatile.  

post #24814 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

By combos do you mean odd trouser plus SC?

Yes
post #24815 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

If SF has convinced you to wear pants, then all the rest is gravy.  

For jackets, I much prefer dark brown.  Lots of people wear lighter shades well, but dark brown is easier and probably more versatile.  

haha

dark brown it is...i will start looking
post #24816 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Additionally, many SAs are very good at helping put together a look that would be in the height of fashion. Perhaps GQ/Esquire fashion, and not SF fashion, but its still means they know what they are doing. When we snicker and look down our noses at them because they are not subscribing to our timeless and classic superior menswear knowledge, it is us who have jumped the shark.

+1

I was at Nordstrom recently and picked up a summer-y cotton/linen PS to wear with a tan linen suit. While checking me out the SA started telling me how 'fun' of a PS this was and how it'll look great with a navy blue or gray suit, and I just thought in my head "no". I politely nodded and agreed with him.
post #24817 of 37396
light brown herringbone for a SC - would that work?

looking to wear mostly sans tie
post #24818 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Dark or medium brown would be better than light. The affiliate vendor Spier & McKay has one that seems decent (I don't know your budget, so I just started entry level)
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Anyone have experience with shortening and tapering sleeves with working buttonholes? The suiting is a windowcheck, so pattern matching is an issue. What is "acceptable" length between cuff and the last button? 

 

Functional buttonholes on RTW is the stupidest trend ever. 

post #24820 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post
 

Anyone have experience with shortening and tapering sleeves with working buttonholes? The suiting is a windowcheck, so pattern matching is an issue. What is "acceptable" length between cuff and the last button? 

 

Functional buttonholes on RTW is the stupidest trend ever. 


As you might have guessed there is only so much you can do to shorten them. Shortening the sleeves from the shoulder is an option but some have said that throws off the balance of the sleeve. An acceptable length between he last button and the cuff is a matter of some personal preference. I think most would agree, however, that the button shouldn't be sitting at the end of the sleeve. Pattern matching shouldn't be an issue if it was constructed properly in the first place. Tapering sleeves is usually no problem, I've had it done many times.

post #24821 of 37396
Actually, pattern matching will be the #1 issue in taking the sleeve up from the sleevehead. The other is that reattaching the sleeve may change the sleeve pitch - either a risk or an opportunity, depending on how good the sleeve rotation already is for you.

Anywhere between 2 and 4.5 cm is acceptable distance from the sleeve end. 3-4 is usually standard
post #24822 of 37396

Tapering the sleeves once the buttonholes are cut means it has to be done on the 'wrong' side of the sleeves. This will alter the sleeve pitch, so be very careful with that.

post #24823 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

Tapering the sleeves once the buttonholes are cut means it has to be done on the 'wrong' side of the sleeves. This will alter the sleeve pitch, so be very careful with that.


What's the wrong side?

post #24824 of 37396
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Actually, pattern matching will be the #1 issue in taking the sleeve up from the sleevehead.

 

Not what I was referring to when I said it wouldn't be a problem, but point well taken. 

post #24825 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 


What's the wrong side?

 

The front seam: tapering along that seam will effectively reduce the pitch sleeve a bit.

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