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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



5 degrees warmer on average in DC than NYC. Besides, if I wore a jacket nobody would be able to see how great my tailored and darted Borrelli shirts fit!

Shirt alterations is like Tailoring 101. Trust me, nobody cares. A nice fitting suit jacket, or sportcoat is true art.
post #14012 of 33197

For pants, what is the difference between hem and taper?

 

For shirts, what is the difference between pulling in the sides, darting, and pinning?

 

Excuse my noob questions :)

post #14013 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

For pants, what is the difference between hem and taper?

For shirts, what is the difference between pulling in the sides, darting, and pinning?

Excuse my noob questions smile.gif

A hem is the stitch that is used to set the length of your pants. So your tailor will fold under the extra material and ask you how high/long you would like the pants before he/she stitches it. ALWAYS try to wear dress shoes when getting measured....

A taper is how "narrow" you would like your pants. So some people take a new pair of pants that fit well in the waist to their tailor to get the "leg" part narrowed a bit. Sometimes a style preference. Sometimes to have the pants fit better...
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No. And it'll look a hell of a lot better than a rented tux.
White shirt, spread collar. Tie in a darker shade of whatever color you like with a classic pattern.

 

Thank you very much for your input. The suit is not quite what I'd like to have but rather what I can afford right now, however I do like the cut. I left it at the store for "fitting"? (making the blazer tighter to the body and the sleeves of the pants the proper size). By the 18 this month ill have it back and take some photos in it to get comments ^^

 

As for the tie, I was thinking of matching the color of my so dress, too corny?

You mean, you're thinking of matching the tie to your date's dress? That's pretty standard at prom. You could also match your pocket square or socks or cufflinks (if you have a french cuff shirt) to your date's dress, which would certainly be original. Doing so would be kind of garish and would make your outfit look more casual that black socks/white PS/Mother-of-Pearl links, so you'll have to make that choice yourself.

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How can this be right?


Granted, I'm a noob, but I thought if I was a 39.5 chest, I should get a 40 blazer.  This Hilfiger chart says if I should be in a 38.  Worse, it says 38's cover up to 42in chests.  How can this be right?  Wouldn't that mean all Hilfiger blazers come large out of the box?  Anybody have experience with their blazers and can shed some light here?  Thanks!
 
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That's the measurement of the garment. A size 38 blazer will have a 42" chest. You would still wear a 40.

That's right. Generally, a size 40 jacket would measure 42-44" in the chest, depending on how slim the cut is. If your chest is 39.5" and you try to wear a jacket measuring 40" across the chest, it'd be too tight for comfort, obviously.
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What color buttons should I get to replace the metal silver ones?

The jacket is a DB gray tweed with hints of blue with patch pockets.
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I think dakish brown horn will work well.
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Does anyone have a schedule for Zegna Su Misura trunk shows this quarter?  I have been looking for this EVERYWHERE and it's impossible.

post #14019 of 33197

Sorry to bother everyone with stupid questions.

I recently bought a Gant shirt in hugger fit, size small. I am 6' and 155 pounds, about a 36" chest. It fits great in every way but the shoulders bother me. They seem to be rather smaller than all of my other shirts and I am wondering if they are too small or if all of my other shirts have been to big.

Basically, this boils down to the question as to how shoulders in shirts should fit. 


Here is the gant. Easy to see where the shoulder seem lies (sorry or corny self-taken photos in the bathroom mirror).

 

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Now here is how I thought shoulders are supposed to fit, as exhibited by an RL custom fit OCBD. Less slim overall, but still a pretty decent shirt. I added a line to show where the seems lies as it is less obvious.

 

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The shoulders on the gant just seem so narrow, which is a shame considering it is pretty superior in every other way.

Thanks

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Shoulders on the Gant are definitely too small. Second shirt looks much better on you. First one seems to emphasize the slope of your shoulder as well.
post #14021 of 33197

Is there a website where I can view different new outfits for me already put together?

 

I can pick tops, bottoms and shoes I like but can never ever put them together with accessories no matter how hard I try. I keep searching online for a website that has at least pics of outfits already together and maybe has a "here's where you can buy it" link

 

 

any websites like that?

 

 

thanks

post #14022 of 33197
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Originally Posted by wallofiron View Post

Is there a website where I can view different new outfits for me already put together?

I can pick tops, bottoms and shoes I like but can never ever put them together with accessories no matter how hard I try. I keep searching online for a website that has at least pics of outfits already together and maybe has a "here's where you can buy it" link


any websites like that?


thanks

Mr. Porter, Park & Bond, Tres Bien Shop, Arrow and Arrow,
post #14023 of 33197

This will probably be a stupid question but here I go..

I have a job interview this week, but it will likely be on a day that's raining. Would I potentially ruin my Cole Haan oxfords if I get them wet? I never had a pair of "good" dress shoes before so I'm not very aware of what could happen.

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This will probably be a stupid question but here I go..


I have a job interview this week, but it will likely be on a day that's raining. Would I potentially ruin my Cole Haan oxfords if I get them wet? I never had a pair of "good" dress shoes before so I'm not very aware of what could happen.

Cole Haan is not generally thought of as a "good" dress shoe, but simply getting them wet won't ruin any leather shoe so long as you aren't dunking them under water. If they get wet, simply wipe them off. If they get really soaked then take them off as soon as you can, stuff them with newspaper and allow them to dry for a while before inserting shoe trees. Apply leather conditioner and don't wear them again until they are completely dry.
post #14025 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bchin415 View Post

This will probably be a stupid question but here I go..


I have a job interview this week, but it will likely be on a day that's raining. Would I potentially ruin my Cole Haan oxfords if I get them wet? I never had a pair of "good" dress shoes before so I'm not very aware of what could happen.

What kind of soles are you looking at here? I would not worry for rubber, but leather will need to be dried off later.

On the leather you can use a leather water proof spray if you are really worried about it.
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