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post #12106 of 33127
If a suit jacket had too much taken in the waist is it still possible to let some material out?
post #12107 of 33127
I am thinking about splurging on some AE Daltons, and just need some general advice on how they should fit. I have limited experience with dress shoe fit.

I have some AE Strands, which supposedly have a similar fit, however I feel like they have some room to spare in the toe. How much room should there be up front?

Sorry for noobing it up. Any advice is much appreciated!
post #12108 of 33127

I just found this tuxedo in my house.  It's a size too big for me, but I'm hoping to either keep it and wait a few years until I fill out or bring it to a tailor (or possible bespoke tailor) and have them cut it to size.  What does everyone else think?

 

I'd hate to see it go to waist.  

 

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post #12109 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Harbin View Post

If a suit jacket had too much taken in the waist is it still possible to let some material out?

Should be, unless the tailor did something dumb and removed all the extra fabric.
post #12110 of 33127
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Thanks, brah. I also have a few of their shirts that I really love. Great collar on them. I was in the running for a SC on eBay but alas was outbid. cloud.gif

I picked up a few of those shirts, too, and they are really sweet, supposedly made by the same factory as T&A. Nobody seems to know where the sports and SCs come from, but quality is supposed to be very good.
post #12111 of 33127
I have some really cool vintage silk scarves I came across from YSL, Hermes, Givenchy, etc.... I was wondering how ok is it to have them cut down and rolled to become pocket squares? Good idea or no?
post #12112 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I have some really cool vintage silk scarves I came across from YSL, Hermes, Givenchy, etc.... I was wondering how ok is it to have them cut down and rolled to become pocket squares? Good idea or no?

I'm planning to do that. All the pocket hankies around here are cotton and very conservative, so scarves look like a good resource to mine. I'm just waiting until I see something that really sends me.
post #12113 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Poindexter View Post

I'm planning to do that. All the pocket hankies around here are cotton and very conservative, so scarves look like a good resource to mine. I'm just waiting until I see something that really sends me.

that's the thing, the scarves are all very nice silk... so seeing as I can't wear them as actual scarves w/o looking like a fruitcake, I liked the idea of repurposing them into something useful.
post #12114 of 33127
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

Anyone know where I can get a proxy for these shoes? Apparently only sold in Amsterdam and Tokyo:

 

http://www.redwingamsterdam.com/red-wing-shoes-2940-7-classic-round-oro-russet

 

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post #12115 of 33127
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I'm hoping to either keep it and wait a few years until I fill out
It's usually not worth holding onto a clothing item for years, in the hope that it may someday fit.
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or bring it to a tailor (or possible bespoke tailor) and have them cut it to size.
If it needs significant alterations - and cutting a tuxedo down to size is a pretty significant job - the expense might well be prohibitive. I mean, it's usually easier and cheaper to just sell the too large item, add some money to whatever you get for it, and buy yourself a tuxedo that fits.

I'm assuming it doesn't have some major sentimental value to you.
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I'd hate to see it go to waist.
It probably won't go to waste if you sell it to someone whom it will fit.
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Michael
post #12116 of 33127
Entry level questions: Any recommended brands (around 100) that offer a drainpipe style flat front/slim fit trouser? What size leg opening would best compliment dress boots (e.g. chelsea boots)?
post #12117 of 33127
Got my first bowie today and am learning how to tie it. It has two sides (pretty cool) and I am curious about something.

Imagine the sides are red (A) and black (B). When you get to the last step where you bring the long end behind the bowshape you've made from the shorter end and pass it through the loop, what side is facing forward? You know how a bowtie is actually two batwing shapes, one in front of the other? Say I have red showing, what color is showing on the batwing behind the primary one? Is it black or red?

Thanks.
post #12118 of 33127
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

Got my first bowie today and am learning how to tie it. It has two sides (pretty cool) and I am curious about something.

Imagine the sides are red (A) and black (B). When you get to the last step where you bring the long end behind the bowshape you've made from the shorter end and pass it through the loop, what side is facing forward? You know how a bowtie is actually two batwing shapes, one in front of the other? Say I have red showing, what color is showing on the batwing behind the primary one? Is it black or red?

Thanks.

I guess you could tie it either way. I suppose you would normally have the same colour facing forward on both ends, you could have them in two different colours for a different effect.
post #12119 of 33127
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

Got my first bowie today and am learning how to tie it. It has two sides (pretty cool) and I am curious about something.
Imagine the sides are red (A) and black (B). When you get to the last step where you bring the long end behind the bowshape you've made from the shorter end and pass it through the loop, what side is facing forward? You know how a bowtie is actually two batwing shapes, one in front of the other? Say I have red showing, what color is showing on the batwing behind the primary one? Is it black or red?
Thanks.

On the front part, the outside of the loop will be red. On the back part, the outside of the loop will be black.

This is assuming you tie it the normal way and don't put any kind of twist into it.
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post #12120 of 33127
I'm thinking about giving Indochino a try, and trying to deciding on a pattern. Is this subtle charcoal plaid pattern versatile enough for a go-to any occasion suit? Would I be better off without the plaid?

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