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New SF member and not sure where to find the answer you're looking for?  Have a quick question that doesn't belong in a current thread?  Welcome, you found the right place.

 

This is a weekly thread where new users can ask quick questions and get a solid answer.  If a thread already exists that would be more helpful, we will point you in the right direction.  The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked.....so ask away! 

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Hi, I'm looking for a midrange suit cut for athletic body types. I have broad shoulders, a relatively small waist and big thighs. I guess I'm looking for an "English" cut, with little shoulder padding.

 

I have about £500 to spend, with a bit of wiggle room. Could someone recommend a brand that might fit my criteria? I was thinking of Austin Reed, but I'm a bit suspect of their seemingly eternal sales (i.e. their higher non-sale prices being some sort of a marketing ploy to make you think you're getting a £700 suit when in fact it is only a £250 suit).

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by atiwab View Post
 

Hi, I'm looking for a midrange suit cut for athletic body types. I have broad shoulders, a relatively small waist and big thighs. I guess I'm looking for an "English" cut, with little shoulder padding.

 

I have about £500 to spend, with a bit of wiggle room. Could someone recommend a brand that might fit my criteria? I was thinking of Austin Reed, but I'm a bit suspect of their seemingly eternal sales (i.e. their higher non-sale prices being some sort of a marketing ploy to make you think you're getting a £700 suit when in fact it is only a £250 suit).

 

Thanks!

 

Welcome to the forum, atiwab.  For that price, Suit Supply is your best option.  Check out the "Napoli" and "Lazio" cuts.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits

post #4 of 14

Hey all, 

 

Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

 

I am in the market for a pair of brown, whole cut shoes. The plain look is quite appealing to me but I haven't been able to find a pair online for a fair price. 

I did manage to find the following shoes in a brown, which are available in black at Nordstrom. I have no experience with "Dogen" shoes and was hoping to get some input from some of the more experienced members of this forum, if anyone has had any personal experience with these shoes.

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dogen-vitello-wholecut-oxford-men/3807829?cm_cat=tellapart&cm_ite=core&cm_pla=men:shoes:oxfords&cm_ven=display_rt


Alternatively, if you know of any other good pairs of whole cut brown shoes, I would be much appreciative of the input.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

post #5 of 14

After the success of my last Samuelsohn MTM, I've decided to replace a worn out navy suit with another Samuelsohn.  I plan to get an extra pair of pants, and I was thinking about getting one pair with cuffs and one without (both flat front).  How large a cuff should I get?  I'm 6'2" and 190lbs.  I wear a size 10.5 US.  I was thinking 2".  Thoughts?

 

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by BchBum11511 View Post

After the success of my last Samuelsohn MTM, I've decided to replace a worn out navy suit with another Samuelsohn.  I plan to get an extra pair of pants, and I was thinking about getting one pair with cuffs and one without (both flat front).  How large a cuff should I get?  I'm 6'2" and 190lbs.  I wear a size 10.5 US.  I was thinking 2".  Thoughts?

Cheers!


2" is fine for you. I'm 6'3" and get 1.75", but I'm odd in that department around here. Most will reccomend 2".
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by ialwayslose View Post

Hey all, 

Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

I am in the market for a pair of brown, whole cut shoes. The plain look is quite appealing to me but I haven't been able to find a pair online for a fair price. 


I did manage to find the following shoes in a brown, which are available in black at Nordstrom. I have no experience with "Dogen" shoes and was hoping to get some input from some of the more experienced members of this forum, if anyone has had any personal experience with these shoes.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dogen-vitello-wholecut-oxford-men/3807829?cm_cat=tellapart&cm_ite=core&cm_pla=men:shoes:oxfords&cm_ven=display_rt


Alternatively, if you know of any other good pairs of whole cut brown shoes, I would be much appreciative of the input.

Thanks for your help!


 

Welcome to the forum. If you're willing to pay that much, go with Carmina. Great shoes at a great price. Something like this http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/wholecut-oxford-calf-910. Plenty of info on Carmina here http://www.styleforum.net/t/241469/carmina-shoes-official-affiliate-thread
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Hello,

 

This will be my first post ever on this site. I'm hoping somebody can help me with a particular question I have. 

 

I'm currently in the market for a pair of penny loafers. Preferably suede. I'm willing to spend up to $350 maybe even stretching it to $400 if I'm in love. Ultimately, I'm looking to get the best quality for my money. Because there are so many mid-level brands out there, I have no idea on what is the best of the best. I originally looked into a pair of Gucci 1953  Horsebit loafers, but they were a bit outside of my price range and I have heard some rather unfortunate things about them in terms of quality. I've been perusing the BB line of loafers but don't know much as to their quality.

 

Any advice/recommendations would be great. Thanks again for the help. 

post #10 of 14
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Welcome to the forum, Ng.  I'm not an expert in that department, but there are a lot of guys in this thread that are

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by CMcCoy View Post
 

Hello,

 

This will be my first post ever on this site. I'm hoping somebody can help me with a particular question I have. 

 

I'm currently in the market for a pair of penny loafers. Preferably suede. I'm willing to spend up to $350 maybe even stretching it to $400 if I'm in love. Ultimately, I'm looking to get the best quality for my money. Because there are so many mid-level brands out there, I have no idea on what is the best of the best. I originally looked into a pair of Gucci 1953  Horsebit loafers, but they were a bit outside of my price range and I have heard some rather unfortunate things about them in terms of quality. I've been perusing the BB line of loafers but don't know much as to their quality.

 

Any advice/recommendations would be great. Thanks again for the help. 

 

Welcome to the forum, CMC.  Alden unlined pennies are pretty popular, but those will run you about $500.  Another moderator recently got these and was pretty impressed by them http://www.shipton.com/wilton-tobacco-suede-calf.html

post #12 of 14

hey all. i got a new suit and i think the pants need tailoring based on the seat and how the fabric is kind of draping across my skinny legs and also looks a bit off in the crotch. thoughts? what would i ask the tailor to do?

 

http://imgur.com/Tu8XMOS,TQH6hRw

 

http://imgur.com/Tu8XMOS,TQH6hRw#1

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by willos80 View Post
 

hey all. i got a new suit and i think the pants need tailoring based on the seat and how the fabric is kind of draping across my skinny legs and also looks a bit off in the crotch. thoughts? what would i ask the tailor to do?

 

http://imgur.com/Tu8XMOS,TQH6hRw

 

http://imgur.com/Tu8XMOS,TQH6hRw#1

 

Welcome to the forum, willos.  Try asking here in our Tailor's Fit Feedback thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions

post #14 of 14
Question about boot sizing... I plan to buy Chippewa service boots, do I go half or a full size down? I went half a size down with my Timberland boots and there's still room at the toe with minor heel slippage.

However for the Chippewa boots I heard they're best worn with an insole since they're uncomfortable, so not to go too low with the sizing since the insole and socks will take up space?
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