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post #16 of 29
Also, you could get MTM suits by same manufacturers for slightly better price than Harry Rosen at Rego at the Exchange Tower. Cambridge (a division of Coppley, fused though), Samuelsohn, and Brioni.
post #17 of 29
FCS, which store did you attend. I specifically asked about fused and was told that what I was looking at was not fused. I was however told that there would indeed be a much better selection for the trunk sale.
post #18 of 29
Classic, the store that I visited was the one in Fairview Mall. The staff showed me a sample of the garment and that particular one was fused. It was also the same staff who suggested me to get Samuelsohn on the trunk sale. Earlier I also spoke to another staff at Bloor West and he told me that Coppley garments are fused and if customers requested fully canvassed MTM suits they would have to send it to Samuelsohn. The gentleman whom I spoke to at Bloor West is Simon Obadia (416 - 972 0556), a Morrocan Jew with French accent, and after a rather lengthy conversation I found him to be helpful and personable.
post #19 of 29
Thanks for the information FCS. Based on this will certainly double check. Also, since I will be in Toronto next week, will hopefully find time to visit the main store. Thanks again.
post #20 of 29
just to add on strellson, it is pretty well equal in quality and style to hugo boss strellson was started in switzerland by uwe and jochen holy, the grandsons of hugo boss, after they sold all their stake in hugo boss ag i believe they also continue to run their original store, holy's, in stuttgart as well
post #21 of 29
I'm suffering some memory loss at the moment: How much shirt collar is supposed to peek above the suit collar? I think I usually run a bit less than half an inch, around 1 centimeter maybe. What's the "proper" measurement?
post #22 of 29
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I'm suffering some memory loss at the moment: How much shirt collar is supposed to peek above the suit collar? I think I usually run a bit less than half an inch, around 1 centimeter maybe. What's the "proper" measurement?
In my opinion, more shirt collar should extend past the jacket than shirt cuff. For instance, if 1/2 inch of shirt cuff extends past the jacket sleeve, then the shirt collar should extend by 3/4 inch to 1 inch. Otherwise, I find it looks out of balance. Even when the shirt cuff extends only by 1/4 inch, I find it looks better to have 3/4 inch extend past the jacket collar, rather than 1/2 inch. bern
post #23 of 29
I agree. But what is the reason why shirts should show clearly above the collar?
post #24 of 29
To my eye, your neck looks too short if your shirt collar isn't peeking just the right amount over the suit collar. If your shirt collar is going way huge over the suit collar, you'd look like Ichabod Crane. I am neither short-necked nor Ichabod Crane, so I was interested in how much shirt should show. I think at least 1/2" would do it for me (thanks bern.)
post #25 of 29
Doesn't it also depend on the height of the collar on the shirt you are wearing? I'd think a lot more collar is going to show if you're wearing an English collar, with a height of 1-3/4" or more.
post #26 of 29
So if you are long-necked, then less of the collar should show? And you should avoid high-necked English collars?
post #27 of 29
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Doesn't it also depend on the height of the collar on the shirt you are wearing?  I'd think a lot more collar is going to show if you're wearing an English collar, with a height of 1-3/4" or more.
Yeah, that's what I was told. Fortunately for me, all my shirt collars are of fairly uniform height. I don't even want to go into high-collars, because I'm scared. friendlyone: Well, Thom Wolfe wears collars that hide his long neck. Alan Flusser recommends high collars if you're long-necked. I assume you get suits that have their collars a bit high also, so you don't look like a pinhead. Of course, I could be totally wrong, and that such suits aren't necessary.
post #28 of 29
IMHO - although every one of the suits and advice previously mentioned were dead on accurate and are incredibly nice, as a 1L interviewing, you do not want to appear too snotty or wealthy. Keep in mind that the majority of attorney's are not good dressers and are more accustomed to Brooks Brothers and Jos. A. Banks, rather than Cannali and Britoni (yes, there are huge exceptions, myself included in them). However, when we interview 1L's, we certainly expect navy suits, white shirts, red conservative ties, that are nice, but not overly expensive (again, you don't want your client thinking that you are over billing him just to get a nicer wardrobe). That being said, by all means, get your nice suits (once you are practicing, you can make your own rules). But for initial interviews, conservative pieces (both in price, label, and appearance) are highly recommended.
post #29 of 29
Originally posted by friendlyone:
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I agree. But what is the reason why shirts should show clearly above the collar?
Apart from the 'visual' reasons mentioned above, how about this one for an explanation? It's far easier (not to mention cheaper) to clean a shirt collar than a jacket collar... Not to imply anything about personal standards of cleanliness these days, but I can imagine standards being at a lower level in earlier times. And come to think of it, wasn't the cleaning issue the reason for separate collars? MtB
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