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post #13906 of 30355

I have a taupe suit I was intending to wear to a rehearsal dinner in May. A friend of mine told me I couldn't wear that light of a color after dark. Is he right or is taupe dark enough to get away with?

post #13907 of 30355

Hello,

 

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

post #13908 of 30355
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

Hello,

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

I'm not too far off from that and you'll have a hard time finding something to fit OTR without alterations. My advice is to get to know a local tailor or seamstress who can make the alterations for you. I have a very nice older Polish lady down the street who I go to and am quite happy with her work.
post #13909 of 30355

 

 

I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week), but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe. I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 

post #13910 of 30355
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post



I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week), but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe. I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 

Look on the B&S forum on here.
post #13911 of 30355
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week)
At least in my book, an article of clothing you wear once or twice per week pretty much qualifies as something you wear fairly often.
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but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe.
Yup, that it will be.
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I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 
Well, I have no idea where you are or which stores there are near you (other than that there's a Nordstrom Rack and a J. Crew). That having been said, I've heard very good things about the Anderson-Little classic blue blazer, and it's under $200. 'Course, you'd have to order it at andersonlittle.com , and not pick it up at a local store today, but I suppose that'd be my recommendation.
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Michael
post #13912 of 30355
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Originally Posted by tomis View Post

Hello everyone I'm a new member and I need some shoe advice. I'm going on vacation to Hawaii in a few weeks and I've bought a pair of straight white jeans to wear with some light colored polos (pink, light blue) but I have no idea what type and color shoes to match these jeans. Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

How about some of the bright colored wingtips that are all over the place right now? Or bright car shoes? Or Sperry's? Or Tretorn's?
post #13913 of 30355
How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?
post #13914 of 30355
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?

On this forum? Probably about 90.

But Stu Bloom the dry cleaning expert says a good rule of thumb is the 7-7-7 rule. 7 in the closet, 7 in the hamper, and 7 at the cleaners.
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?


I'm new to the board and fashion. While I'm not too into a lot of the SF approved 'gear,' I have about 20 shirts and that number growing.

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7

post #13917 of 30355
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

Hello,

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

It's a decent drop, but should not be too much of a problem if you have the suit pants taken in. I am guessing 44 suits come with 36 waist pants. The question I would ask is are you certain you are a 44L. Try on a 42L and see how it feels. Most guys buy their suits too large as they think they should be roomy in the shoulders.
post #13918 of 30355
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

On this forum? Probably about 90.
But Stu Bloom the dry cleaning expert says a good rule of thumb is the 7-7-7 rule. 7 in the closet, 7 in the hamper, and 7 at the cleaners.

Agreed. It''s probably a lot higher here than average. I think 7 is probably more average for the rest of the non-SF world.
post #13919 of 30355

Hello everyone. Hope your all doing well. Quick question. I just has CEGO make me some custom shirts which came out amazing, and the shoulder to shoulder he used was 18.75...

Now OTR, RLBL fits me fantastic with very minimal alterations needed. If i buy OTR, and pick up a steal, i need to keep my tailor expense below 150 otherwise im better off going MTM IMHO...

Now, The RLBL suit which fits me very well is a 19 shoulder to shoulder. What is the acceptable tolerance allowed here for a suit jacket would you say? Dont look at any suits under 19? or 18.5 you think would be ok? How much does that quarter to half inch really matter? Better off getting a 19 shoulder chest? Maybe going up to a 44R? It is to my understanding the shoulder measurement is the most important. THANKS!!!

post #13920 of 30355
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Originally Posted by newintown23 View Post

Hello everyone. Hope your all doing well. Quick question. I just has CEGO make me some custom shirts which came out amazing, and the shoulder to shoulder he used was 18.75...
Now OTR, RLBL fits me fantastic with very minimal alterations needed. If i buy OTR, and pick up a steal, i need to keep my tailor expense below 150 otherwise im better off going MTM IMHO...
Now, The RLBL suit which fits me very well is a 19 shoulder to shoulder. What is the acceptable tolerance allowed here for a suit jacket would you say? Dont look at any suits under 19? or 18.5 you think would be ok? How much does that quarter to half inch really matter? Better off getting a 19 shoulder chest? Maybe going up to a 44R? It is to my understanding the shoulder measurement is the most important. THANKS!!!

Measuring a suit based on your shirt measurements is apples and oranges. It won't work. The best thing to do is try on suits to know your size. Remember suits are measured by their chest, not their shoulders. Also, straight measurements across a shirt, or a suit, or anything is meaningless. 2+2=4, but so does 3+1. There is much more to fit than just straight lines.
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