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post #24826 of 37392

Oh, I've had it done both ways. 

post #24827 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

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)

Entry level is exactly what I want

This one: http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/3290_mid_brown_herringbone___woollinen_model_2_sportcoat ?

Also scouring the BS section for something in 39-40R!
Edited by GuP - 5/31/15 at 12:10pm
post #24828 of 37392

Agree that supplying jackets with finished working buttonholes is retarded.

 

I've bought a number of items from SuitSupply and am now very cautious. I walk away from any jacket whose sleeves are too long or short. (Too long is probably worse than too short.) Especially if the fabric has a pattern.

post #24829 of 37392
Thread Starter 
That's the one I had in mind. Their newer models lowered the button points and made a few other tweaks to make the jackets more attractive.

On a different note, Henry Carter's having a sale and you can get that solid slubby brown tie for under 60USD right now. I'm good on brown (almost 20 ties, 5-6 which are solid brown of some sort), or I'd jump on one of them.

Speaking of brown ties, I want to thank @The Noodles for this:



Mr and Mrs Noodles will be in town for about a week in September. Which means Mrs. Claghorn and Mrs. Noodles will be spending time together. If you guys don't here from Noodles or me after that, you'll know why.
post #24830 of 37392
Clag - what stubby tie under 60?

This: http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/chocolate-shantung-silk/ ?

Is that versatile? I rarely wear ties, so want something that can be rocked with a lot of outfits.


Spier and Mackay are in canada shit. Might be a pain in the ass if the jacket doesn't fit well and returns are required etc etc
post #24831 of 37392
Thread Starter 
Those prices are in Australian Dollars. Convert to USD they drop below 60.

Very versatile if you wear a lot of odd jackets, less so with suits. The most versatile tie, in my opinion, of the HC sale is the olive neat. I just really love that brown tie.

I've done a return with S&M. Was pretty straightforward.
post #24832 of 37392
Gray pants, blue/brown blazer, brown/burgundy shoes, olive neat or the stubby dark brown tie?
post #24833 of 37392
Thread Starter 
Can't go wrong with either. The SM jacket is light enough for the brown tie.

Olive neat is more formal and the brown more casual. I'd let that dictate your decision between the two.
post #24834 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

That's the one I had in mind. Their newer models lowered the button points and made a few other tweaks to make the jackets more attractive.

On a different note, Henry Carter's having a sale and you can get that solid slubby brown tie for under 60USD right now. I'm good on brown (almost 20 ties, 5-6 which are solid brown of some sort), or I'd jump on one of them.

Speaking of brown ties, I want to thank @The Noodles for this:



Mr and Mrs Noodles will be in town for about a week in September. Which means Mrs. Claghorn and Mrs. Noodles will be spending time together. If you guys don't here from Noodles or me after that, you'll know why.
Looking very "clagssy" there, Clags.
Enjoy it!
post #24835 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

That's the one I had in mind. Their newer models lowered the button points and made a few other tweaks to make the jackets more attractive.

On a different note, Henry Carter's having a sale and you can get that solid slubby brown tie for under 60USD right now. I'm good on brown (almost 20 ties, 5-6 which are solid brown of some sort), or I'd jump on one of them.

Speaking of brown ties, I want to thank @The Noodles for this:



Mr and Mrs Noodles will be in town for about a week in September. Which means Mrs. Claghorn and Mrs. Noodles will be spending time together. If you guys don't here from Noodles or me after that, you'll know why.

I'm glad the tie ended up with someone who will give it good use. Sorry it didn't work for you, Noodles!
post #24836 of 37392
Thread Starter 
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I'm glad the tie ended up with someone who will give it good use. Sorry it didn't work for you, Noodles!

I'll wear it with pride, Mr.Six!
post #24837 of 37392
Would that HC neat or the choc stubby brown be the first tie to get?
post #24838 of 37392
Thread Starter 
Is this your actual first tie? Then go olive. Just safer and easier to wear.
post #24839 of 37392
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Gray pants, blue/brown blazer, brown/burgundy shoes, olive neat or the stubby dark brown tie?
 

 

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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Would that HC neat or the choc stubby brown be the first tie to get?

 

"Slubby" referring to the texture/material(?) of the tie ... ask for a stubby tie and you may cause some confusion. Even worse you might end up with what you ask for.

post #24840 of 37392
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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. 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

 

After from sleuthing, it was either Despos or Manton who said 0.75" from center of button to sleeve end is the limit, so this goes along with that. Don't think I can take from shoulder as the windowpane is quite wide (3-4 inches) and it'll ruin the excellent pattern matching. 

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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.

 

 

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

Is sleeve pitch altered even if the sleeve isn't removed? I just need my forearms tapered/opening, not the upper (got turkey legs for arms).

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