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post #10486 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

Are there very many places to shop for Alden shoes in various sizes and widths? I've heard of the Alden shop in San Fransisco, but are there stores like that on the east coast?

Alden has stores in both NY and Boston. A lot of independent shoe stores also carry Alden, for example Sherman Bros. in Philadelphia.
post #10487 of 33197

is it worth buying a white dress shirt from zegna?? or is there other brands that are a better bang for the buck.i just noticed i have so many casual shirts but no dress shirts.

post #10488 of 33197
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Alden has stores in both NY and Boston. A lot of independent shoe stores also carry Alden, for example Sherman Bros. in Philadelphia.

I don't think there is a Boston Alden store, though several other shops carry at least a few models.
post #10489 of 33197
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Originally Posted by RicPac View Post

is it worth buying a white dress shirt from zegna?? or is there other brands that are a better bang for the buck.i just noticed i have so many casual shirts but no dress shirts.

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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post

I don't think there is a Boston Alden store, though several other shops carry at least a few models.

I just googled and I was mistaken. Good catch.
post #10490 of 33197

Hi Everyone,

 

Just  a quick question:

 

What color would you call this? Yoox calls it deep purple, but googling that will get you nothing, for obvious reasons:

 

[see here for a larger image: http://i56.tinypic.com/351cn47.jpg]

Thanks a lot :)deep_purple.jpg

post #10491 of 33197
Ok, so I have a suit question.

I have to wear a suit to an internship each day and since I mainly hang out on the other side of the forum I had to go out and buy a few. No problem there. However, with the winter months coming up I'll have to wear something heavier than just a suit jacket. The thing is I don't own any coats that really fit over a suit jacket, nor do I want to spend any more money on clothing specifically for this temporary stint. I have a Canada Goose bomber that I generally wear, but like I said, won't work unless I don't have my jacket on due to it being too bulky under there and the jacket getting wrinkled and what not. What options do I have then? Just carry the suit on my arm? Toss it in a bag...gently? My commute is just a 30 minute walk, or 20 minute bus ride when the weather really doesn't suit my short stroll to work.

Thanks in advanced.
post #10492 of 33197
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post

I don't think there is a Boston Alden store, though several other shops carry at least a few models.

Thanks guys! I'll be sure to stop by when I'm in New York.

Is there a good place to shop for Aldens in various widths in Washington DC?
post #10493 of 33197
Any thoughts on CT Chinos?
post #10494 of 33197
I have a question:

My chest size measurement is 37" snug (37.5' makes it a little loose).

Most sites seems to suggest that your chest measurement is your suit/tuxedo size. So does that means I have to go with 37L or perhaps 38L?

I've tried on a 38L in a store the other day, but the jacket was too short for my taste, and it didn't fit well overall, and also, most of my 40L seems to fit just fine (except for the fact that they are way too baggy usually by a good 4-5").

(I am 6' 3" barefoot and around 6' 5" with dress shoes on and I weigh 173 lb and fluctuates between 170-175 with a 34" waist).

So I guess my question again is: should your chest measurement generally corresponds to your suit size? I've also read that suits are generally tailored with an additional 2" to the chest. That is; a 40L has a chest measurement of 42", so how truthful is this?.

and in the below video, is the guy's chest 36"? his jacket seems to fit perfectly in his chest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4l4khCUnIM&feature=related

Please answer, I ready need to know this.

Thanks.
post #10495 of 33197
Traditionally, yes, your chest measurement was your coat size. But the slim fit fad has made that less reliable. Whereas I take a 38 in a traditional cut, sometimes I find myself considering a 40 or, in the more extreme stuff, up to a 42.
post #10496 of 33197

But dont you find the trousers size too big ?

 

I find all the slim fit Italian suits ridiculous. A 52 size has a P2P measurement of 21.5 and a trouser waist of 37". 

post #10497 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Juba View Post

I have a question:
My chest size measurement is 37" snug (37.5' makes it a little loose).
Most sites seems to suggest that your chest measurement is your suit/tuxedo size. So does that means I have to go with 37L or perhaps 38L?


So I guess my question again is: should your chest measurement generally corresponds to your suit size? I've also read that suits are generally tailored with an additional 2" to the chest. That is; a 40L has a chest measurement of 42", so how truthful is this?.
.

The tape measure shouldn't be so tight it digs into you. Really if you're an odd number with the tape measure tight just round up to the even 38. Not mentioned by Doc is your shoulders matter. Some brands are cut narrow. Some are cut wide. You need to try them on and see how they fit you.

I'd say over the years 2 inches of extra space wouldn't be considered that big. Personally I like my summer jackets that will be worn with nothing but a thin shirt to fit closer then a winter jacket that might be worn with a sweater.

You could try this

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2007/05/fit-of-suit.html
post #10498 of 33197
Going to my first wedding as an adult, it's "Vintage Formal" and will be outside in the mild heat. I'm a broke ass student and most of my clothes are streetwear but this is what I have:

vintage made in usa rayban wayfarers
white J crew dress shirt that has been tailored
black skinny silk tie with a tie bar from Thetiebar.com
charcoal dress pants pleated from H & M tailored
pair of black Allen Edmonds
(I'm not wearing a jacket because its in Florida and no one else will be)

secretly though this is my outfit for most of my business meetings but I have been told it looks good and that I resemble James Dean in it, which is vintage? My only worries is resembling a blues brother with wayfareres and a black tie, but my pants are charcoal and im not wearing a hat so whoever says that is an idiot.

Quick question; my tie is a bit long I think, it lands about where the button of my pants are. Can you have a tie tailored? What is the right length for a tie? I was also just thinking about getting a silk knit tie, or a chambray tie? y/n?

Can this be wedding wear?
post #10499 of 33197
I have to go to a formal for my girlfriend's sorority, she said it's really more semi formal than anything and a shirt and tie would suffice.

Would this shirt, navy pants, and brown shoes look too uniformish?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=306&Product_Code=ME00092&default_color=LIGHT%20BLUE#

I'd want to add a bit more color with the tie too, so if anyone has a suggestion on a tie that'll be great too.

Thanks
post #10500 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

Thanks guys! I'll be sure to stop by when I'm in New York.
Is there a good place to shop for Aldens in various widths in Washington DC?

Alden has a DC store:
921 F Street Northwest
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