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Cotton: No
Wool: Yes.
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Thank you, Steve.
 

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I need to build a suitable wardrobe for the spring/summer.

How are these Brooks Brothers driver shoes? How are drivers different than penny loafers?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=525&Product_Id=1444393&Parent_Id=522&default_color=COGNAC&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#

Need some linen shirts to wear with jeans and shorts as well. Will Brooks Brothers be a good option? Any other recommendations for the spring/summer will be greatly appreciated.
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Drivers are going to have a sole that turns up and covers part of the heel (the part you would normally rest on the floor board of your car while driving).  Personally, I'd go a little adventurous if I were going for the driver, like these...

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF77117_1_40000000001_-1

 

but that's just me.
 

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Originally Posted by tuckered View Post

 

Hi styleforum, been reading a while, decided to post with something I couldn't come up with an answer on.

 

My height is between 5'7" and 5'8", which seems to be the cutoff point for a Short or Regular suit jacket, generally speaking. I have short arms, however, and find that when dealing with function sleeve buttons, a short jacket is much better fit. However, I know a suit should "cover your ass" so to speak, and sometimes the Short jackets don't do that.

 

I bought a suit online in a 38R, as opposed to 38S. I'm curious/concerned however if this suit jacket is too long. I know the informal rule of cupping your hands around the bottom edge, but with my short arms, that's not always a good sign. I also know the rule of measuring from collar bottom to jacket bottom: this coat is 31". My "Dressing the Man" size should be 30", but with different proportions on people I know this isn't always doable.

 

So my question is, does my suit jacket fit? I've provided pictures. I'm not concerned about sleeve length, as there are non functional buttons that can easily be moved, and the pants are unfinished at the moment, so that's why they're baggy. Both pants and sleeves are rolled up/tucked in for now. I'm mainly concerned about the length. I have a great tailor and I can have things like sleeve circumference and taking in at the waist done great. My main concern is on the length, as that's not so easily tailored. Here's the photos. I've upped the brightness etc. to easier see the coat's edge:

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you are a 36s. i'm 5' 7.75" and i'm a 36s.
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Yey or ney on these shoes? AE Hinsdale. Looking for a brown wingtip that is versatile. FWIW, I have tried on some c&j and peal shoes and the narrower widths of those lasts kill my feet which are rather wide. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help guys

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^^^^ What do you want to wear those with?

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

^^^^ What do you want to wear those with?

chinos, odd trousers and sportcoats. tropical wool and linen in summer, flannel or cord in winter. Not suits.

Thanks!
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chinos, odd trousers and sportcoats. tropical wool and linen in summer, flannel or cord in winter. Not suits. Thanks!
with your SC collection, I vote yey..I like the color, it looks like instant patina and character..
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^^^^ I think you're in good shape.  Make sure you like the fit.

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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

Yey or ney on these shoes? AE Hinsdale. Looking for a brown wingtip that is versatile. FWIW, I have tried on some c&j and peal shoes and the narrower widths of those lasts kill my feet which are rather wide. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help guys

 

I have wide feet and I find that the Vass U last or Edward Green's 888 last in E width are good choices if you are looking for a nicer shape.

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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

Yey or ney on these shoes? AE Hinsdale. Looking for a brown wingtip that is versatile. FWIW, I have tried on some c&j and peal shoes and the narrower widths of those lasts kill my feet which are rather wide. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help guys
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Yay, those look nice.
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Originally Posted by pascoa341 View Post

Hi there, new here to styleforum. I need a new suit for weddings and general business wear. I do not feel very comfortable in the very slick salesperson suits that you tend to get dressed in if you go into your local suitshop (At least here in the North West UK) As I mentioned I am a NOOB, but I do know that I want something different from the standard suit. I'd like it to be slightly more sporty (should be wearable without a tie) and preferably in a bit of a funky slim fit (secretly I love 70s suits, but I don't think I could away with this anymore). What are good places to buy a decent suit in the Northwest of England (I live in Cumbria) that have styles that are a bit 'out there' and that can dress you up decently? Price range is more or less up to £400/ £500 so probably off the peg. Thanks!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by hyt123 View Post

Make an excuse to go to London and visit Suit Supply while you're there.

 

 

Any other recommendations? Is there an alternative to Suit Supply up North (or in the Midlands even)?


Edited by pascoa341 - 4/29/12 at 5:34am
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How many shoes do you have in rotation?

 

I work in a business casual tech start-up environment and wear 2 shoes in my rotation, a pair of 

mocs and a pair of Eastland leather shoes. I'm wondering I shoes get another pair to add to the rotatioin.

 

 

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A few, related questions:

 

How much do most people here expect to pay for an acceptable quality suit?

 

I have one black suit right now, and I would like another. It seems like I have a couple options that I can find something that resembles fitting me: Express, Banana Republic, or Macys (Bar III suit) for $300-500. Everyone on here seems to think their suits are terrible though.

 

What are some acceptable options?

 

ModernTailor for $300+ seems prone to failure but at least I could get something that fits for a low price if it works, and I've seen several links to SuitSupply. I'm really nervous to buy a suit online given that I've never found one that I thought fit in person even.

 

Brooks Brothers doesn't seem to have anything close to fitting me, and it costs $1k. This suit seems to be the closest fit/size wise, but the minimum size is 7 too large.

 

Should I be a 36L?

 

I think perhaps the reason I cannot find any suits that fit me in person is because I should be a 36L. 38s always seem too large, despite a lot of salespeople telling me they aren't (the suit hits the wall before my shoulder [a test that I read on this site]).

 

These are the measurements that I've put into ModernTailor to try a shirt (haven't gotten it yet to see if it fits): Neck 15; Chest 36; Waist 33; Hips 41; Shoulder 16.75; Sleeves 25.5 (I wouldn't be surprised if this is too short); Armhole 21; Wrists 7

 

 

 

I feel like I should just give up trying to buy/wear any suits/blazers given the extremely high difficulty in getting anything that looks reasonable.

 

Thanks for any feedback.

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