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post #13171 of 33195
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Originally Posted by toxicchill View Post

anyone know how joseph abboud fit?  what's their cut?  found this which seems like a good deal for a half canvas suit.  for reference i'm a 40R and HF are way too big on me.  Eurocuts fit me better.  

http://www.cladmen.com/on-sale/suits-and-jackets/grey-brown-2-button-ff.html

for the price it looks like a great deal. interestingly the new Abboud is the only stuff in this price range (that I know of) that I can get OTR that fits me acceptably well. I usually wear a 38R. I'm lean, athletic and have long arms and inseam and amazingly it is very, very close nearly all the time. In fact I got a navy blazer about two weeks ago and I think it will not require any tailoring at all which really shocked me.
post #13172 of 33195
Will this pocket square go with a navy suit and pink shirt at the races/social scenario?
http://www.mrporter.com/product/194438
post #13173 of 33195
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


I like Trafalgar stuff in general... very decent for the price. Just make sure you get the Made in USA stuff... I believe they've started outsourcing some shit to the place I shall not name.


Thanks, Kickels!

 

I'm buying second hand for approx 20USD, for daily casual use, and in a few paychecks I'll get a real pair and flog these on ebay for about what I paid for them in the first place. If they fall apart, I'll not be too sore over it. I'll check the label though

post #13174 of 33195

What's the collective opinion on the best route for basic suits? I'm starting basically from scratch and I'm pretty difficult to fit. Online made-to-measure is looking promising (just got a test shirt from Modern Tailor based on copious reading here and it seems like the right answer for my shirts) but searching through the archives I don't see nearly as much discussions of suits. I'm looking to purchase the following over the next couple months:

 

 - charcoal suit

 - black suit

 - tweed jacket

 

It seems like online MTM is likely to fit better but retail + alterations will let me get a better idea of the materials and a wider choice of materials & styling. I'd like to get it all done for under US$1000. Thoughts?

post #13175 of 33195
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Originally Posted by perspective View Post

What's the collective opinion on the best route for basic suits? I'm starting basically from scratch and I'm pretty difficult to fit. Online made-to-measure is looking promising (just got a test shirt from Modern Tailor based on copious reading here and it seems like the right answer for my shirts) but searching through the archives I don't see nearly as much discussions of suits. I'm looking to purchase the following over the next couple months:

 - charcoal suit
 - black suit
 - tweed jacket

It seems like online MTM is likely to fit better but retail + alterations will let me get a better idea of the materials and a wider choice of materials & styling. I'd like to get it all done for under US$1000. Thoughts?

If you don't have any suits yet then you don't know what your measurements are. How are you going to order MTM online without knowing your measurements? Buy something off the rack and have it altered, simple.

And don't buy a black suit. Get a navy.
post #13176 of 33195
Does Barker black made shoes in a wide width? If not the Stratton is the widest shoes correct?
post #13177 of 33195
Is a Rolex Datejust a respectable watch? I would like to buy it for my fiance for our wedding but it seems like from these forums, Panerai or Omegas are favored.
post #13178 of 33195
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Originally Posted by yls1983 View Post

Is a Rolex Datejust a respectable watch? I would like to buy it for my fiance for our wedding but it seems like from these forums, Panerai or Omegas are favored.

People will tell you they are indicative of cheesy guys or unoriginal followers. To which I cry hater. Rolex makes a very nice, simple and elegant watch (in the Datejust). While some might find them overpriced, they are internationally renowned for having great customer service, quality assurance and very high resale value no matter where you are in the world. I think it would make a very nice wedding gift and you shouldn't be worried about whether it's cool on SF or not.

Worst comes to worse, if he doesn't like it he can return it and y'all can make an activity out of searching for a new one.
post #13179 of 33195
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Originally Posted by yls1983 View Post

Is a Rolex Datejust a respectable watch? I would like to buy it for my fiance for our wedding but it seems like from these forums, Panerai or Omegas are favored.

Fairly or unfairly, there's a stigma attached to Rolex because so many people buy them for the wrong reasons. Think of them as the BMW of watches. BMW produces extremely well-made and brilliantly performing cars, and a handful of them are actually not all that vulgar in design, but there's a limit to how much one wants to have in common with an MBA taking his first Wall Street job after moving out of the frat house.
post #13180 of 33195
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

Fairly or unfairly, there's a stigma attached to Rolex because so many people buy them for the wrong reasons. Think of them as the BMW of watches. BMW produces extremely well-made and brilliantly performing cars, and a handful of them are actually not all that vulgar in design, but there's a limit to how much one wants to have in common with an MBA taking his first Wall Street job after moving out of the frat house.

He can have fun trying to tell his new wife he doesn't like his wedding present.

Back on point, I don't see anything wrong with getting him a Rolex. You're a pretty great fiancee.
post #13181 of 33195
Thanks for the responses!

I'll be honest...I actually already purchased it. I've recently been researching tuxes and learned on here that we wasted our money purchasing a full priced Hugo Boss tux...so then I started getting paranoid about the Rolex...
post #13182 of 33195
I must have missed something, but the OP of the Rolex question never specified if they were a he or she...

The Datejust is available for both men and women.
post #13183 of 33195

Are grey cavalry twill pants a suitable stand in for grey flannels with a tweed SC for a slightly more casual look or would it be too incongruous?

post #13184 of 33195
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

Fairly or unfairly, there's a stigma attached to Rolex because so many people buy them for the wrong reasons. Think of them as the BMW of watches. BMW produces extremely well-made and brilliantly performing cars, and a handful of them are actually not all that vulgar in design, but there's a limit to how much one wants to have in common with an MBA taking his first Wall Street job after moving out of the frat house.

Dunno if you've ever lived this lifestyle, but it's quite fun...
post #13185 of 33195
Sorry, I forgot to specify that I'm the bride and my fiance is the groom.
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