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post #1 of 62
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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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Welcome to the forum @Bengan.  You can find them...what are you looking to spend?

What I am looking for is a dark navy or charcoal grey fully canvassed suit in a high quality heavy worsted. I suppose this would set me back some $1,000 - $1,500? But I'd also be happy to consider buying a cheaper, fused suit as long as the fabric is what I'm looking for.

post #3 of 62

Hi,

 

Could anyone suggest a tailor (accessible in the UK) that can make a good quality neapolitan style sports jacket for under £1000? Something better than Suit Supply... 

 

I'm sure there are a few but would be keen to hear recommendations of ones with the best value or styles, for example.

 

Thanks!

post #4 of 62
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Originally Posted by Bengan View Post
 

What I am looking for is a dark navy or charcoal grey fully canvassed suit in a high quality heavy worsted. I suppose this would set me back some $1,000 - $1,500? But I'd also be happy to consider buying a cheaper, fused suit as long as the fabric is what I'm looking for.

 

@Bengan , how about something like this?  http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/steel-blue-herringbone-p-b-universal-suit-15-16-oz-wool.html.  You could also find a MTM suit maker that could make you a suit.  Even if the MTM maker doesn't offer the fabric, they usually do Cut Make Trim (CMT) where you purchase the fabric and then send it to them to have the suit made.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

@Bengan , how about something like this?  http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/clothing/suits/steel-blue-herringbone-p-b-universal-suit-15-16-oz-wool.html.  You could also find a MTM suit maker that could make you a suit.  Even if the MTM maker doesn't offer the fabric, they usually do Cut Make Trim (CMT) where you purchase the fabric and then send it to them to have the suit made.

It is indeed something like that I am looking for. There are only two problems with that particular suit: (i) I cannot return it if it does not fit and (ii) I don't like the button hole on the lapel. If you have any other ideas where I could find something similar, I would be extremely grateful. The only MTM options that are available where I live (Stockholm, Sweden) are the big Italian brands (Corneliani, Canali, Zegna, etc.). Do you think one of those would accomodate a request to have a suit made of your own fabric?

 

By the way, I really like the fact the No Man Walks Alone shop includes information about which fabric the suits they sell are made of. Why doesn't everyone do that?

post #6 of 62

Had a tailor say they purposely hem their jackets slightly higher in back. Is this for real?  My husband's jacket arrived 3/4 of an inch higher in the back vent than at the front.

 

Thanks,

 

Bothered Wife

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Had a tailor say they purposely hem their jackets slightly higher in back. Is this for real?  My husband's jacket arrived 3/4 of an inch higher in the back vent than at the front.

Thanks,

Bothered Wife

Hi @bkvl, the back of a jacket should look something like this

post #8 of 62
I was given a Ted Baker gift card for my birthday recently. Browsing the local store, I came across this which caught my eye. Any thoughts on it for a jeans/chinos match for a casual office environment or a fun evening out with my wife?

With their current sale, the gift card, and some other gift cash, I'd be into this jacket for about $100. The length is a bit longer on me, reaching my mid-fingers or so.

Thanks all...

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http://www.tedbaker.com/ca/Mens/Clothing/Blazers/HIKO-Paisley-wool-blend-blazer-Navy/p/121288-10-NAVY


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post #9 of 62
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Whoa, you must work in one hell of a casual office environment! To be honest, I have no idea what I would wear that with.
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I don't know if this is the website I'm looking for. I want to learn to dress and especially the faux pas because I've wasted so much on clothes that later I find out were a big mistake.

 

I want to learn to dress well but from a lot of content I've seen on this website it seems more like you guys are sharing about high-end products and showing off your wardrobe which is perfectly fine.

 

I just want to learn how to dress and I how to do it on a budget.

 

Can you guys point me in the right direction.

 

Thanks very much

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I don't know if this is the website I'm looking for. I want to learn to dress and especially the faux pas because I've wasted so much on clothes that later I find out were a big mistake.

 

I want to learn to dress well but from a lot of content I've seen on this website it seems more like you guys are sharing about high-end products and showing off your wardrobe which is perfectly fine.

 

I just want to learn how to dress and I how to do it on a budget.

 

Can you guys point me in the right direction.

 

Thanks very much

 

 

Welcome to the forum, @hi123.  You made it to the right place.  Check out this page and see if you are interested in any of the articles.  If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask here.   Best of luck. 

post #12 of 62
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Whoa, you must work in one hell of a casual office environment! To be honest, I have no idea what I would wear that with.

 

Engineering consulting company. There's a dress code of sorts written down somewhere, but it's difficult to find under all the dust on the shelf. You see it all here - chinos with frayed cuffs, middle management with short sleeve dress shirts and their mobile clipped to their belt, and what could best be described as a 2-for-1 sale on fabric which was made into a single suit. Rather grim.

post #13 of 62
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Originally Posted by RaggedyDandy View Post
 

 

Engineering consulting company. There's a dress code of sorts written down somewhere, but it's difficult to find under all the dust on the shelf. You see it all here - chinos with frayed cuffs, middle management with short sleeve dress shirts and their mobile clipped to their belt, and what could best be described as a 2-for-1 sale on fabric which was made into a single suit. Rather grim.


Interesting.  I suppose you could go all out and wear it with some cream trousers or white denim.

post #14 of 62
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Originally Posted by Bengan View Post
 

It is indeed something like that I am looking for. There are only two problems with that particular suit: (i) I cannot return it if it does not fit and (ii) I don't like the button hole on the lapel. If you have any other ideas where I could find something similar, I would be extremely grateful. The only MTM options that are available where I live (Stockholm, Sweden) are the big Italian brands (Corneliani, Canali, Zegna, etc.). Do you think one of those would accomodate a request to have a suit made of your own fabric?

 

By the way, I really like the fact the No Man Walks Alone shop includes information about which fabric the suits they sell are made of. Why doesn't everyone do that?

 

 

If you can/will spend the money, Robin Pettersson is a well respected bespoke tailor in Gothenburg and I believe he might also offer MTM.  

 

Most shops don't offer that level of information because most consumers don't care.  It's the ones that shop at places like NMWA that do.

post #15 of 62

Hey what about my question...

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