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post #14161 of 33197

I have one suit right now, and I would like to get more, but I'm too nervous about getting something that doesn't fit. I don't think I have any clothes that properly fit me. I'm considering ordering one off of moderntailor.com, but I question if I would be better off getting something in a store. My current suit is black with light pinstripes, and I would like to get a light gray one like http://www.express.com/glenplaid-wool-blend-photographer-suit-jacket-43667-697/index.pro (I suspect this isn't good quality though).

 

So questions:

 

Does ModernTailor seem like a good choice?

 

How should the arms of a suit jacket look when you raise them in the air? I've seen examples in the fit forum of improper ones, but I haven't seen an example of a properly fitted one.

 

Thanks

post #14162 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

I have one suit right now, and I would like to get more, but I'm too nervous about getting something that doesn't fit. I don't think I have any clothes that properly fit me. I'm considering ordering one off of moderntailor.com, but I question if I would be better off getting something in a store. My current suit is black with light pinstripes, and I would like to get a light gray one like http://www.express.com/glenplaid-wool-blend-photographer-suit-jacket-43667-697/index.pro (I suspect this isn't good quality though).

So questions:

Does ModernTailor seem like a good choice?

How should the arms of a suit jacket look when you raise them in the air? I've seen examples in the fit forum of improper ones, but I haven't seen an example of a properly fitted one.

Thanks

As a noob myself, i have made it policy to always try a specific item on in store before i buy, even if i end up buying the item online. My understanding is that there is a lot of knowledge and experience that needs to be collected before one ventured into bespoke, or in this case, custom suits.

I have heard mixed reviews about Modern Tailor, but it might be due to the fact that most people can't measure themselves accurately.

Lastly, a high armhole is usually ideal, as it will allow you to move and rotate your arms around with minimal pulling on the suit. It also seems to be a detail that more moderately priced (and above) suits have.

Someone else can chime in more advice...
post #14163 of 33197

How much does the Corneliani CC sport collection blazer cost, from ... ?

post #14164 of 33197
I'm looking for suggestions for a lower to mid range company that makes gray blazers with slightly wider shoulders/chest. My measurements are 40 chest, 19 shoulder, and 34 waist. Thanks.
post #14165 of 33197

Quick opinion poll: Do my Red Wing Wabasha Chukka Boots look alright with shorts?  Is this a weird/strange look or not?

 

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post #14166 of 33197

Can anyone tell me what this knot is and how to tie it? Specifically, I would like to have the additional wrapped layer that peeks out from within the knot. Thanks. (pic from WAYWRN)

 

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post #14167 of 33197
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Originally Posted by setang View Post

Can anyone tell me what this knot is and how to tie it? Specifically, I would like to have the additional wrapped layer that peeks out from within the knot. Thanks. (pic from WAYWRN)

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Looks like a Prince Albert knot, essentially a 4 in hand wrapped around twice. Run the tie through the bottom fold of the knot, and your done...
post #14168 of 33197

I have a navy suit, but no traditional navy blazer with gold buttons.  If I was to replace the buttons on my navy suit jacket with gold buttons, could I wear it as a blazer as well as a suit jacket? 

post #14169 of 33197
It wouldn't work as a suit jacket.
post #14170 of 33197

A) orphan

B) look like "suit" from separates.

 

so no.

post #14171 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I have a navy suit, but no traditional navy blazer with gold buttons.  If I was to replace the buttons on my navy suit jacket with gold buttons, could I wear it as a blazer as well as a suit jacket? 


no suit jacket is more structured than a blazer.
post #14172 of 33197
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post


no suit jacket is more structured than a blazer.

not necessarily
post #14173 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

How do you tell the difference between Zegna tiers? For instance a pair of Ermenegildo Zegna label wool trousers for $400, but then a pair of cotton /cashmere chinos for $700. How can you tell the difference from regular Zegna and Couture?

Couture unless things have changed will show XXX on the label. If you do a search on Zegna labels the thread on labels should pop up.

But you're comparing different materials. Same tier but different materials can have much different prices. I assume the cotton/cashmere pants were Cashco. The wool could be anything from the basic up to one of the nicer more expensive brands.

In my experience cheapest to most expensive generally

Plain cotton
Linen
Wool
Cashmere

A cashmere jacket can easily be 1.5 to 2x the price of a cotton one.
post #14174 of 33197
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Originally Posted by setang View Post

Can anyone tell me what this knot is and how to tie it? Specifically, I would like to have the additional wrapped layer that peeks out from within the knot. Thanks. (pic from WAYWRN)

350x467px-LL-9fbcd22b_350x467px-LL-27590205_waywn3.jpeg

Double four in hand. Just do a four in hand and loop it around twice.
post #14175 of 33197

I have broad shoulders and a skinny waist. Can anyone recommend any good typical mall stores that have casual shirts/polos that would fit me?

 

For example, I like the clothes at A/X but while their Medium size shirts fit my shoulders great, I usually end up swimming in the torso and it looks like I'm wearing a barrel. On the other hand their Small size shirts fit my torso great, but the shoulders are too tight and make the shirt look too small up top. 

 

I would love to be able to buy shirts with the attributes of a Medium size in the shoulder area and a Small size down below.

 

I think this question gets asked all the time.

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