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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 559post #8372 of 374977/3/14 at 7:33pmpost #8373 of 374977/3/14 at 7:36pmpost #8374 of 374977/3/14 at 7:42pmQuote:
De facto may be totally fine in the context it was used but still makes someone look like a massive tool. If they're fine with being a tool, then by all means ...
And since you're buying everyone jackets, put me down for a 40R.
Also, I like stirring the pot. I don't take my one liners very seriously. I encourage others to do likewise.post #8375 of 374977/3/14 at 7:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by Kira
I appreciate the kind words folks.
, that's pretty much it. I'm a 38R by nature, but I've purchased jackets in 40R and they fit me well. For example, I saw a vintage Dior jacket that was 40R, but fitted me perfectly.
In all seriousness, I do have a crappy camera phone. I can't promise that I'll post pictures of my outfits (as I don't like taking pictures), but I'll leave the option open.
This is the kind of thing that can get you in trouble around here. What you perceive as perfect, the Noodlemasters might take issue with. "I think" trumps "I know".
Leave your assumptions aside and allow the Noodlemasters to help guide you on your journey.post #8376 of 374977/3/14 at 7:49pmpost #8377 of 374977/3/14 at 7:54pmpost #8378 of 374977/3/14 at 8:10pmpost #8379 of 374977/3/14 at 8:11pm
Well, I compared the my size and the jacket's size. How did I do this? I measured myself. Since I'm still getting used into proportions, my measurements are probably skewed by an inch more or less. I believe what @AJL meant was that the word perfect is a subjective word; and that the more experienced users on the forum will likely see things I won't.post #8380 of 374977/3/14 at 8:18pmKira, you cannot tell from the measurements alone whether a jacket fits you or not. You have to try it on. Believe me, I've made that mistake too in the past. Inaccuracies in measuring aside, there are so many factors in the fit of a jacket that are not evident from the measurements (e.g. front /back balance, sleeve pitch, buttoning point) that you can never tell if it fits unless you've tried it. Which is of course one of the problems when buying online...post #8381 of 374977/3/14 at 8:26pm
@EliodA, I can't argue with that. Unfortunately, the nearest and most skilled tailors are about an hour drive from where I live. There's a Men's Warehouse store and another unknown haberdashery, but I'm avoiding those. Regarding the unknown menswear store, their shirts were made from brands I've never seen before; and it had polywool suits. Note, I only browsed for a few minutes.
I'm trying to challenge that dressing well while being frugal isn't a paradox.. But, I'm probably going to follow Manton's route and just go completely bespoke from head to toe. For the time being, I have to ignore those variables and focus on the general ones..post #8382 of 374977/3/14 at 8:54pmMy dear Kira, can you please stop being so pretentious? Going bespoke from head to toe... You're in college, right?
Besides, doing bespoke without a proper understanding of the basics regarding fit and proportion is bound to result in disappointment. Moreover, if you have reasonably normal proportions, there's no need for that anyway.
Just post a few pics here and ask for feedback. Nobody's going to grill you for poor quality phone pics. People are here willing to help you.post #8383 of 374977/3/14 at 8:55pmpost #8384 of 374977/3/14 at 8:58pmQuote:Originally Posted by Kira
, I can't argue with that. Unfortunately, the nearest and most skilled tailors are about an hour drive from where I live. There's a Men's Warehouse store and another unknown haberdashery, but I'm avoiding those. Regarding the unknown menswear store, their shirts were made from brands I've never seen before; and it had polywool suits. Note, I only browsed for a few minutes.
I'm trying to challenge that dressing well while being frugal isn't a paradox.. But, I'm probably going to follow Manton's route and just go completely bespoke from head to toe. For the time being, I have to ignore those variables and focus on the general ones..
You're all over the place. So you're going to go from a severely out of date and not nice looking DB jacket to full bespoke head to toe? A reality check is in order here.
Crawl before you walk.post #8385 of 374977/3/14 at 9:06pmQuote:
Yes. Let go of what you think you know, or what you think you've absorbed in 3 mos. here. You've barely scratched the surface.
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