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post #13786 of 33197
I would like to buy jackets from the B&S section or eBay and alter them.

My tailor told me that for my jacket the chest has to be 38" to 39" and the shoulders should be 18".

All the jackets I have looked at have either 39" chest with 17" shoulder or a 40" chest with 18" shoulder.

Is bespoke my only option or is there way for me to buy used jackets?
post #13787 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mockingbird View Post

I would like to buy jackets from the B&S section or eBay and alter them.
My tailor told me that for my jacket the chest has to be 38" to 39" and the shoulders should be 18".
All the jackets I have looked at have either 39" chest with 17" shoulder or a 40" chest with 18" shoulder.
Is bespoke my only option or is there way for me to buy used jackets?

Get a 40 with an 18 and have the tailor take in the chest.
post #13788 of 33197
Good quality, slim fitting OCBD shirts one does not have to necessarily tuck in?
post #13789 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jays978 View Post

Good quality, slim fitting OCBD shirts one does not have to necessarily tuck in?

I like these, slim fit, decent quality, and a bit shorter than a BB, or regular LL Bean, so they still look ok untucked.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/65174?feat=505939-GN3
post #13790 of 33197
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

So opening a package for a new OCBD, I accidentally clip the pocket with my knife (it's really sharp). What to do about this? Can I just try some Krazy Glue on it:
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You could remove the pocket since you haven't worn the shirt yet. After a wash you shouldn't be able to tell there was a pocket. Not so standard for an OCBD maybe, but better than crazy glue or just doing nothing. (Or returning it and blaming the company tongue.gif)
post #13791 of 33197
That's a great idea too, thanks!
post #13792 of 33197

 

 

Couple of newbie questions relating to clothes washing:

 

1. I recently got a merino wool cardigan from Brooks Brothers. I noticed recently that it says

to 'dry clean only' and it also says not to iron. I haven't washed it yet, but I have ironed it multiple

times. It's wool, so I probably shouldn't throw it into a washer or dryer, but would it be fine just

to hand clean it in a basket with a small amount of detergent? I really don't take anything to

the dry cleaners, so I'd like to avoid just taking  one article of clothing. Also, what would be  

wrong with ironing a merino wool cardigan sweater?

 

2. I recently got a pair of chino pants from Kai-aakmann. They are a korean (?) company and

their tags are in korean so I'm not sure what to do with them for washing and cleaning. Would

you suggest just the usual, machine wash cold and then hang dry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

post #13793 of 33197
I think you're fine on #1, but not sure so let someone else chime in.

The wash instructions on the pants should have pictures in conjunction with the Korean. These pictures tell you how to wash the garment, google what the different symbols mean if needed.
post #13794 of 33197

Go to a Korean drycleaner and ask.

post #13795 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Lazytiki View Post

I have been hired at a large law firm as a summer student, they have a relaxed dress code in the summer (pants and dress shirt). How many pairs of pants and shirts will I need to get through a week of work? I also plan to purchase a decent pair of shoes, what is the safest and most versatile choice?
Thank you

Best to have at least 2 pairs of shoes and do not wear on consecutive days.
post #13796 of 33197
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post



Couple of newbie questions relating to clothes washing:

1. I recently got a merino wool cardigan from Brooks Brothers. I noticed recently that it says
to 'dry clean only' and it also says not to iron. I haven't washed it yet, but I have ironed it multiple
times. It's wool, so I probably shouldn't throw it into a washer or dryer, but would it be fine just
to hand clean it in a basket with a small amount of detergent? I really don't take anything to
the dry cleaners, so I'd like to avoid just taking  one article of clothing. Also, what would be  
wrong with ironing a merino wool cardigan sweater?

2. I recently got a pair of chino pants from Kai-aakmann. They are a korean (?) company and

their tags are in korean so I'm not sure what to do with 
them for washing and cleaning. Would

you suggest just the usual, machine wash cold and then hang dry?









Thanks

Post pic of said tag
Although the name throws me off
I can read it for you if it is in korean
post #13797 of 33197
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post



Couple of newbie questions relating to clothes washing:

1. I recently got a merino wool cardigan from Brooks Brothers. I noticed recently that it says
to 'dry clean only' and it also says not to iron. I haven't washed it yet, but I have ironed it multiple
times. It's wool, so I probably shouldn't throw it into a washer or dryer, but would it be fine just
to hand clean it in a basket with a small amount of detergent? I really don't take anything to
the dry cleaners, so I'd like to avoid just taking  one article of clothing. Also, what would be  
wrong with ironing a merino wool cardigan sweater?

Ironing on low heat (somewhere around the wool setting) should be okay. Press; don't move the iron around, and I'd probably use a press cloth. I also wouldn't do much while it's wet.

You shouldn't need to iron though; if you've washed it, just lie it out flat in the shape you want and let it dry. Flip it after a day and do the same.
post #13798 of 33197

Im attending a college formal thats a little relaxed so a tux isn't necessary.  I was planning on going with a solid navy suit, the only place i'm gonna be able to shop at is Dillards because I have credit there, I have about 300$ cash and 300$ Dillards credit.  I went today to try on suits and I knew what fit well but I really didn't know what was quality and what wasnt.  My question is what brands are acceptable and what should I be looking for in a suits that are <500$?? Thanks

post #13799 of 33197

My mother recently passed away and in her things I found a few of my late fathers ties that I guess she really liked.

 

They are Countess Mara and aside from what I can find on the web I admit I don't know much about the brand.

 

They are very luxe...superb hand and although not 7 fold are weighty in just the right way and knot up perfectly for me.

 

Anyone know anything fun about the brand?

 

TIA.

post #13800 of 33197

 

So I got another pair of nicer chino's and it says not to iron, though I allready ironed them three times. Haven't washed yet, but what do you suggest for keeping pants I can't iron in crisp shape (no creases and such). After hand washing I'll lay them flat on a towel, but I always find that clothes need to be ironed afterwords. 

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