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I received these four jackets as a gift and none of them fit.

 

I'm planning to have them altered to slim them down which I don't think should be too much trouble. However I do want the lapels narrowed on pretty much all of them. Some of them have lapel buttonholes but none of them are cut through.

 

How viable is it to alter those lapels and about how much should I expect to pay?

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I recently purchased a Coach briefcase and I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to remove the "handtags" that are on it (as indicated in the picture I've attached).  For what it's worth, I carry this to work at a conservative law firm in Manhattan.

 

Thanks

 

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post #13969 of 33197

Those coats look like they are from the 80s. The lapels are very low by today's standards. Casually I think they'd be cool. The image is Eddie Murphy from 48 Hrs. (1982), and he looks pretty cool.

 

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This is unless the photos are taken from an odd angle.
 

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Originally Posted by jinx17 View Post

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I received these four jackets as a gift and none of them fit.

 

I'm planning to have them altered to slim them down which I don't think should be too much trouble. However I do want the lapels narrowed on pretty much all of them. Some of them have lapel buttonholes but none of them are cut through.

 

How viable is it to alter those lapels and about how much should I expect to pay?



 

post #13970 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jinx17 View Post

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I received these four jackets as a gift and none of them fit.

 

I'm planning to have them altered to slim them down which I don't think should be too much trouble. However I do want the lapels narrowed on pretty much all of them. Some of them have lapel buttonholes but none of them are cut through.

 

How viable is it to alter those lapels and about how much should I expect to pay?


If the lapel button-holes aren't cut then it should be possible, but it will be an expensive alteration.

Also, they don't really look that wide to me...as mentioned above the gorge is low, but it's impossible to alter that.
post #13971 of 33197
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Can I get Brooks Brothers shirts tailored and expect a good outcome? I bought the slims, which are too wide in the waist and perfect in the chest. The extra slims take 3" off chest and 1" off waist(lol?) which is no good. Can a basic tailor chop 2-3 inches out of the waist, should I take it somewhere like Nordstrom and have their tailor do it?

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I don't see why you couldn't get a tailor to take in the waist of a BB shirt. I haven't done it personally, but don't see why there would be a problem.
post #13973 of 33197
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I don't see why you couldn't get a tailor to take in the waist of a BB shirt. I haven't done it personally, but don't see why there would be a problem.

Taking in a shirt is like Alterations 101.
post #13974 of 33197

Is it verboten to wear a cutaway collar without a tie?

post #13975 of 33197

Any advice on the order of suits to purchase?

 

I am 24, recently joined an audit/consulting firm, and attempting to build a suit collection.. Armed with the advice of those on SF, I purchased a 2B, slim, solid navy, w/ some texture, and notch lapel (this was bought from Wizard of Ahhs - I know, not the best, but I think after tailoring, it looks pretty good).  Including the navy suit mentioned, I have black, mid gray, and light gray suits (all are solids). 

 

As we approach wedding season, I am now wavering between a charcoal solid or pinstripe suit. Everyone on here seems to agree that a charcoal suit is a necessity but do I already have to many solids? I will require a suit 5-7 times per month for the purposes of work, church, and other semi formal functions.  If it helps, I'll be pairing these suits with a pair of Alden cap toes (black), 2 pairs of AE Park Avenues (black and dark brown), and AE Strands (Walnut). 

 

From those of you with suit collections, can you give me the order in which you would purchase your suits?  Thanks.

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Originally Posted by ghandis brosef View Post

Any advice on the order of suits to purchase?

I am 24, recently joined an audit/consulting firm, and attempting to build a suit collection.. Armed with the advice of those on SF, I purchased a 2B, slim, solid navy, w/ some texture, and notch lapel (this was bought from Wizard of Ahhs - I know, not the best, but I think after tailoring, it looks pretty good).  Including the navy suit mentioned, I have black, mid gray, and light gray suits (all are solids). 

As we approach wedding season, I am now wavering between a charcoal solid or pinstripe suit. Everyone on here seems to agree that a charcoal suit is a necessity but do I already have to many solids? I will require a suit 5-7 times per month for the purposes of work, church, and other semi formal functions.  If it helps, I'll be pairing these suits with a pair of Alden cap toes (black), 2 pairs of AE Park Avenues (black and dark brown), and AE Strands (Walnut). 

From those of you with suit collections, can you give me the order in which you would purchase your suits?  Thanks.

If I were you I would stick with a few more solids, but maybe add some texture like serge, herringbone, birdseye, fresco, flannel before going to pinstripes, or glen plaids. Have a bigger base first. Ignore your black suit, they aren't versatile at all for anything other than going out at night. Or, what you can do is start buying fewer, but better suits to add to your rotation and eventually replace your current solids. You defnitely need charcoal, and add a midnight navy, or a slightly lighter than navy. I would say once you have about 6 or 7 solids then go for stripes. You can do a lot with weave and texture, and remember you can never have too many solids.
post #13977 of 33197

I agree with Zero.  JCrew Ludlow suits are a great start.  I have two, one grey, one blue as my basics.  They still weren't fitted enough for me so I had my tailor adjust them slightly.  My other starter suits were Paul Smith, one navy windowpane and one glen plaid.  Invest in some great ties (different sizes) and shoes and you'll stand out of the crowd even with a basic suit. 

post #13978 of 33197
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Is it verboten to wear a cutaway collar without a tie?

No, I actually think they look great. But then again it depends on what you are wearing with it. Sportcoat it is ok, suit: always wear a tie.
post #13979 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, I actually think they look great. But then again it depends on what you are wearing with it. Sportcoat it is ok, suit: always wear a tie.


Looks like I'll be working at an agency this summer in DC. I'm guessing bizcas so it would be without a jacket. Anytime I would have to wear a suit I would have to wear a tie too so that's not an issue.

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



Looks like I'll be working at an agency this summer in DC. I'm guessing bizcas so it would be without a jacket. Anytime I would have to wear a suit I would have to wear a tie too so that's not an issue.

Always wear a jacket.

Short coats in the winter, no jacket in the summer. Damn man, what's with you!!!!!????

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