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post #12571 of 33197
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Awesome bag: http://www.copperriverbags.com/14%20Classic%20Business%20Bag.html
I'm thinking about getting this for my interviews/job. What do you guys think?


A) that is a cheap knockoff of the large Saddleback briefcase

 

B) that is very much not interview appropriate. The more buckles and hardware that is visible the less BC the bag. 

post #12572 of 33197
Quick tailoring question. I have a vest that is perfect except the thread or stitching around the button holes has come undone. Can a tailor restitch the holes?
post #12573 of 33197
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Originally Posted by indianshaft View Post

Quick tailoring question. I have a vest that is perfect except the thread or stitching around the button holes has come undone. Can a tailor restitch the holes?
some tailor shop has the buttonhole machine they can do it, for some shops doesn't have the machine, if someone's a real tailor, they can do it by hand. But price maybe expensive.
post #12574 of 33197
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

some tailor shop has the buttonhole machine they can do it, for some shops doesn't have the machine, if someone's a real tailor, they can do it by hand. But price maybe expensive.

it seems that all the button work on the cuff w/ the way it is split and everything just makes it more complicated. Isn't it easier just to shorten it from the shoulder? And shortening is easier in that respect so any decent tailor worth their salt should be able to do it. It would seem unnecessary to do it at the cuff and then have the additional problem of possibly hand sewing the buttonholes... unless I'm misunderstanding your problem here.
post #12575 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

it seems that all the button work on the cuff w/ the way it is split and everything just makes it more complicated. Isn't it easier just to shorten it from the shoulder? And shortening is easier in that respect so any decent tailor worth their salt should be able to do it. It would seem unnecessary to do it at the cuff and then have the additional problem of possibly hand sewing the buttonholes... unless I'm misunderstanding your problem here.


The question was about a vest and redoing frayed buttonholes not altering sleeves.

post #12576 of 33197
^ whoops... you're right, my bad. I meant this for andrewgreg re: his Lanvin SC.

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

it seems that all the button work on the cuff w/ the way it is split and everything just makes it more complicated. Isn't it easier just to shorten it from the shoulder? And shortening is easier in that respect so any decent tailor worth their salt should be able to do it. It would seem unnecessary to do it at the cuff and then have the additional problem of possibly hand sewing the buttonholes... unless I'm misunderstanding your problem here.
post #12577 of 33197
anyone know where i could get a custom made duffle coat?

or one made out of harris tweed?
post #12578 of 33197
thanks for everyone's responses to my suit question. I went to brooks brothers (fitzgerald) and a few others places to try on suits and it turns out I'm a 42L (I measure a 41) top with a 34 waist, and 19 shoulder, so most rtw suits don't fit, even after tailoring. Understanding this, I'll go to the 6-700 dollar range if it means I'll get a decent suit that fits. Any ideas on either rtw styles that would work or a suitable mtm place? (I'll try suitsupply if need be, despite some of the vitrol I hear) Again, I want something of slim but moderate style, I liked a 1500 dollar canali suit the guy at saks wanted me to try on, but of course that was way out of my range. Thanks again for everyone's help.
post #12579 of 33197
Shirt alteration question:

What can be done about a shirt that's too big in the shoulders? I've heard that shoulder alterations in general are a bad idea, but what about that puffy extra fabric behind the shoulder? I have some shirts that look fine from the front, but from the side you can see all this extra fabric puffing out in the back. Can a tailor do anything about that?
post #12580 of 33197

What are some jeans/pants colors that go well with these oakwood boots??

 

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post #12581 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ whoops... you're right, my bad. I meant this for andrewgreg re: his Lanvin SC.

lol. I found a good tailor, able to hand sew a buttonhole.
post #12582 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

Shirt alteration question:
What can be done about a shirt that's too big in the shoulders? I've heard that shoulder alterations in general are a bad idea, but what about that puffy extra fabric behind the shoulder? I have some shirts that look fine from the front, but from the side you can see all this extra fabric puffing out in the back. Can a tailor do anything about that?

You need some extra fabric back there so that you're able to move your arm freely. Ask a tailor for their opinion.
post #12583 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

Shirt alteration question:
What can be done about a shirt that's too big in the shoulders? I've heard that shoulder alterations in general are a bad idea, but what about that puffy extra fabric behind the shoulder? I have some shirts that look fine from the front, but from the side you can see all this extra fabric puffing out in the back. Can a tailor do anything about that?

Give to teh thrift.

Get a shirt that fits.
post #12584 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Isn't it easier just to shorten it from the shoulder?

Attaching the sleeve is probably the singularly most difficult part of making a coat. So no, it's probably not easier.
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

Shirt alteration question:
What can be done about a shirt that's too big in the shoulders? I've heard that shoulder alterations in general are a bad idea, but what about that puffy extra fabric behind the shoulder? I have some shirts that look fine from the front, but from the side you can see all this extra fabric puffing out in the back. Can a tailor do anything about that?

Shoulder alteration is not so difficult with a shirt as it is with a coat. Obviously they can't be let out, but reducing the shoulders shouldn't be a problem. It would involve partially opening the underarm and side seams, removing the sleeve, cutting back the shoulder, then reattaching the sleeve and resewing the side/underarm seams. Quite a lot of work but not awfully difficult.
post #12585 of 33197

Is it possible for a tailor to shorten the width of the shoulders on a dress shirt while still keeping the model?

 

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