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post #13066 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

Are there any shop recommendations?
The forum search was of no help.

since you're going for pocket squares you don't need much fabric so I would recommend finding a local fabric store and looking for remnants or perhaps from a local tailor or seamstress... online here are a few to get you started.

http://www.fabric.com/
http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/apparel.aspx
http://www.joann.com/joann/home/home.jsp

btw... are you learning how to do the hand rolled edge as well?? if so that's cool and good luck!
post #13067 of 33197

Should have checked for this thread's existence first:

 

I bought this suit:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270913741782

 

backup: http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn303/txmpepper/Backofsuit.jpg

 

The first picture of the back of the suit(and the one below it) shows felt running under the collar. I sent the suit to a tailor so I can't be sure right now, but I think it stops at the notch in the lapel. What can I do to permanently hide it? Some people said pressing it would be sufficient. Any other ideas/confirmation?

 

post #13068 of 33197
post #13069 of 33197
Does anyone have any idea where one can purchase (online), a pink V-neck cardigan?

Like the one this guy is wearing.

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post #13070 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

since you're going for pocket squares you don't need much fabric so I would recommend finding a local fabric store and looking for remnants or perhaps from a local tailor or seamstress... online here are a few to get you started.
http://www.fabric.com/
http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/apparel.aspx
http://www.joann.com/joann/home/home.jsp
btw... are you learning how to do the hand rolled edge as well?? if so that's cool and good luck!

Thanks for the links.

Learning to hand roll the edges is the plan, let's see how it goes though.
post #13071 of 33197

Hi, new to the forum and I've got a question relating to US size measurements relating jackets.

 

As I live in Sweden I go by the EU measurements, and normally a size 50 jacket suits my shoulders perfectly, but may require some sleeve and waist alterning (I'm rather short but with wide shoulders). So I've come across the Selling section of this forum and there're some really interesting items for sale, but as I live quite far away i'd prefer not to ship any items back. Basically what I'm wondering is what the abbrevation next to the jacket sizes stand for, i.e. 40R?

post #13072 of 33197
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Originally Posted by edenfaell View Post

Hi, new to the forum and I've got a question relating to US size measurements relating jackets.

As I live in Sweden I go by the EU measurements, and normally a size 50 jacket suits my shoulders perfectly, but may require some sleeve and waist alterning (I'm rather short but with wide shoulders). So I've come across the Selling section of this forum and there're some really interesting items for sale, but as I live quite far away i'd prefer not to ship any items back. Basically what I'm wondering is what the abbrevation next to the jacket sizes stand for, i.e. 40R?

You have to subtract 10 to get the US size. A EU size 50 is the same as a US size 40. The R refers to the length of the jacket and sleeves, R stands for regular, L for long and S for short.
post #13073 of 33197

Hey, I'm looking for a second opinion on a suit I found on eBay.  It's gray with a pattern of small white stitches.  Here's a picture (http://i.imgur.com/XXRpW.jpg) & here's a closeup of the pattern (http://i.imgur.com/tTCyA.jpg).

 

I don't wear suits much, but I know I'm going to a wedding soon.  Ideally I would wear a conservative charcoal gray suit, but at the moment all I have in my closet is a business-like blue pinstripe suit.  Does the eBay suit look appropriate for a wedding?  or are the white stitches too much like pinstripes?  Thanks for any advice.

post #13074 of 33197
^^ My opinion is: that suit is ugly. Please don't buy it.
post #13075 of 33197
I wouldn't have it even if it was free.
post #13076 of 33197

I don't know where is the best place to ask this question.  Is there a "rate my wardrobe" section?  Or a place where folks can smack talk someone's wardrobe just before they embark on changing it after reading the forum?  Maybe this is a first.  This is my "before" snapshot which will hopefully be followed by (in one year or so) and "after" snapshot that will be very different.  If the mods that be decide this would fit elsewhere, please feel free to move it to the appropriate thread (thanks!).  

 

Here is my "before" wardrobe.  Please let me know if you feel any of these suits is worth keeping or if it is all poor quality sack clothing fit for Goodwill (pleated = double pleats):

 

1) JAB, Super 110, brand new never worn or tailored, brown with pinstripe, Signature Collection 100% Merino Wool, Gordon, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated

2) JAB nested tuxedo, black, pant leg has stripe down the side, 2-button, single breasted, 100% wool, Model 510B, single vent, never worn and not yet tailored

3) Claiborne for Elder Beerman, dark brown, 3-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, well worn, circa 2003, average lapels

4) Jones New York, Classic, 3-button , single vent, single breasted, light gray with light blue/white very thin pinstripe, modern cut, Cashmere Worsted, circa 2003, well worn

5) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, dark charcoal with light and wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, circa 2003, well worn

6) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy with wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn

7) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn

8) Austin Reed (SSSSSS across inside right pocket), navy blue pinstripe, 2-button, single vent, wide lapel, flat front (inside jacket pocket has tab stating "Issued by Authority of Amalgamated Clothing"?), mid-1980's, purchased at Goodwill

9) Hart Schaffner & Marx, Racquet Club, 2-button, single vent, gray with thin light blue pinstripe, circa 1982, Goodwill

10) John Weitz,100% pure wool, 3-piece, light gray with thin pinstripe, flat front, single vent, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill

11) Christian Dior, "Tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx", Raleighs, 100% pure virgin wool, tan solid, flat front, 2-button, single vent, circa 1983, Goodwill

12) Woodward & Lothrop, brown with very thin gold/blue pinstripe, 3-piece, single vent, flat front, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill

 

My guess is the first 2 are worth keeping and tailoring (maybe 8, 9, 12?), the rest are worth less than $50 and can be sent back to Goodwill.  Am I wrong?  Anything here worth salvaging?  Use would be occasional weekend outing, company party/event, church, night on the town, etc.  

 

Please any comments will be helpful.  I am starting from square one here, though I am "over the hill" at this point.

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, pans, flame and/or criticisms!

 

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post #13077 of 33197
^ JAB is not well liked on this forum, you might be surprised on what you hear. My guess, all might be goodwill worthy. Pics of some of the older stuff would help...
post #13078 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Sharkb8 View Post

I don't know where is the best place to ask this question.  Is there a "rate my wardrobe" section?  Or a place where folks can smack talk someone's wardrobe just before they embark on changing it after reading the forum?  Maybe this is a first.  This is my "before" snapshot which will hopefully be followed by (in one year or so) and "after" snapshot that will be very different.  If the mods that be decide this would fit elsewhere, please feel free to move it to the appropriate thread (thanks!).  

Here is my "before" wardrobe.  Please let me know if you feel any of these suits is worth keeping or if it is all poor quality sack clothing fit for Goodwill (pleated = double pleats):

1) JAB, Super 110, brand new never worn or tailored, brown with pinstripe, Signature Collection 100% Merino Wool, Gordon, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated
2) JAB nested tuxedo, black, pant leg has stripe down the side, 2-button, single breasted, 100% wool, Model 510B, single vent, never worn and not yet tailored
3) Claiborne for Elder Beerman, dark brown, 3-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, well worn, circa 2003, average lapels
4) Jones New York, Classic, 3-button , single vent, single breasted, light gray with light blue/white very thin pinstripe, modern cut, Cashmere Worsted, circa 2003, well worn
5) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, dark charcoal with light and wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, circa 2003, well worn
6) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy with wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn
7) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn
8) Austin Reed (SSSSSS across inside right pocket), navy blue pinstripe, 2-button, single vent, wide lapel, flat front (inside jacket pocket has tab stating "Issued by Authority of Amalgamated Clothing"?), mid-1980's, purchased at Goodwill
9) Hart Schaffner & Marx, Racquet Club, 2-button, single vent, gray with thin light blue pinstripe, circa 1982, Goodwill
10) John Weitz,100% pure wool, 3-piece, light gray with thin pinstripe, flat front, single vent, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill
11) Christian Dior, "Tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx", Raleighs, 100% pure virgin wool, tan solid, flat front, 2-button, single vent, circa 1983, Goodwill
12) Woodward & Lothrop, brown with very thin gold/blue pinstripe, 3-piece, single vent, flat front, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill

My guess is the first 2 are worth keeping and tailoring (maybe 8, 9, 12?), the rest are worth less than $50 and can be sent back to Goodwill.  Am I wrong?  Anything here worth salvaging?  Use would be occasional weekend outing, company party/event, church, night on the town, etc.  

Please any comments will be helpful.  I am starting from square one here, though I am "over the hill" at this point.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, pans, flame and/or criticisms!

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To goodwill with the lot of it.
post #13079 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Sharkb8 View Post

I don't know where is the best place to ask this question.  Is there a "rate my wardrobe" section?   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Or a place where folks can smack talk someone's wardrobe just before they embark on changing it after reading the forum?  Maybe this is a first.  This is my "before" snapshot which will hopefully be followed by (in one year or so) and "after" snapshot that will be very different.  If the mods that be decide this would fit elsewhere, please feel free to move it to the appropriate thread (thanks!).  

Here is my "before" wardrobe.  Please let me know if you feel any of these suits is worth keeping or if it is all poor quality sack clothing fit for Goodwill (pleated = double pleats):

1) JAB, Super 110, brand new never worn or tailored, brown with pinstripe, Signature Collection 100% Merino Wool, Gordon, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated
2) JAB nested tuxedo, black, pant leg has stripe down the side, 2-button, single breasted, 100% wool, Model 510B, single vent, never worn and not yet tailored
3) Claiborne for Elder Beerman, dark brown, 3-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, well worn, circa 2003, average lapels
4) Jones New York, Classic, 3-button , single vent, single breasted, light gray with light blue/white very thin pinstripe, modern cut, Cashmere Worsted, circa 2003, well worn
5) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, dark charcoal with light and wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, pleated, single vent, circa 2003, well worn
6) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy with wide pinstripe, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn
7) Evan Picone (Elder Beerman), 100% wool, navy, 3.5" lapel, 2-button, single breasted, single vent, pleated, circa 2003, well worn
8) Austin Reed (SSSSSS across inside right pocket), navy blue pinstripe, 2-button, single vent, wide lapel, flat front (inside jacket pocket has tab stating "Issued by Authority of Amalgamated Clothing"?), mid-1980's, purchased at Goodwill
9) Hart Schaffner & Marx, Racquet Club, 2-button, single vent, gray with thin light blue pinstripe, circa 1982, Goodwill
10) John Weitz,100% pure wool, 3-piece, light gray with thin pinstripe, flat front, single vent, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill
11) Christian Dior, "Tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx", Raleighs, 100% pure virgin wool, tan solid, flat front, 2-button, single vent, circa 1983, Goodwill
12) Woodward & Lothrop, brown with very thin gold/blue pinstripe, 3-piece, single vent, flat front, circa mid-1980s, Goodwill

My guess is the first 2 are worth keeping and tailoring (maybe 8, 9, 12?), the rest are worth less than $50 and can be sent back to Goodwill.  Am I wrong?  Anything here worth salvaging?  Use would be occasional weekend outing, company party/event, church, night on the town, etc.  

Please any comments will be helpful.  I am starting from square one here, though I am "over the hill" at this point.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, pans, flame and/or criticisms!
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Keep what fits you for now. As you get new and better stuff slowly donate what is not as good. Unless you're planning to buy everything up front you're going to need some of those suits to fill in on a daily basis. Definitely keep the JAB tuxedo until you get a new tuxedo.
post #13080 of 33197

Thanks Patrick and Harvey.  ... what I was afraid of.  Does mid-1980's count as vintage??  I guess not.  Yes, definitely keeping the tux and at least the JAB as the last to rotate out.  The mid-1980's jobs will probably go straight to Goodwill first thing to make room for new stuff.  I just bought a BB 346 last weekend on sale.  I know, I know, I have read what others have said about them.  But for under $300 I figured it wasn't a bad deal and should I be called up for an interview it could be a good fill in alternative to everything else I have right now, until I get something better.  (Note to self: The BB 346 for just under $300 was probably a good deal, but buying the no-iron $90 spread white shirt and matching suit vest for $140 was a dumb impulse.)

 

A follow-up question?  What about keeping the flat front pants from the older suits to wear as business casual attire?  Or will it be plainly obvious these suit pants are 30 years old from the cut and fabric style?

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