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They both don't fit well at all. Look at all of the space around the collar. The gaping. Also the lapels look to be billowing out rather than falling straight down. I think you may have to try a different cut.
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Nasty collar gap on both.
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That is dissapointing to hear. A smaller size (36S instead of 38R) wouldn't make the difference? I will likely need to be a difference cut?

Well, I don't have time to make a trip to Santa Barbera any time soon. Can you give me any suggestions of what I sould do next in my search? (budget 500 - 750)

I don't need a suit right away, but I would like to get one. With my only option being bridal shops and MW nearby, I don't really want to keep buying online then returning them. How do I find the right suit for me?
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That is dissapointing to hear. A smaller size (36S instead of 38R) wouldn't make the difference? I will likely need to be a difference cut?
Well, I don't have time to make a trip to Santa Barbera any time soon. Can you give me any suggestions of what I sould do next in my search? (budget 500 - 750)
I don't need a suit right away, but I would like to get one. With my only option being bridal shops and MW nearby, I don't really want to keep buying online then returning them. How do I find the right suit for me?

It might make a difference a little bit, but looking at that giant collar gap and just how the chest is shaped I am leaning towards you needing a different cut. Remember what I said about straight across measurements? This is exactly what I am saying. A tailor cannot alter these issues you are having here.
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Alright, so, can you think of any suits that may better fit me? Or, am I going to have to just wait, and take a trip to try suits on?
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Alright, so, can you think of any suits that may better fit me? Or, am I going to have to just wait, and take a trip to try suits on?

You're going to have to bite the bullet, I am afraid.
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Alright, thanks again for the help. Looks like I'm going to have to learn what is the correct fit so I will know what to look for when the time comes.
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Is 35 % wool, 65 % viscosa, 120's suit good quality?

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Some people discuss how a collar should balance with ones face, but honestly I think a collar just needs balance in itself. Some degree of a spread collar will always look better than a point collar.
You are going to have a tough time finding a read to wear linen suit for $3-400 let alone MTM. Linen is a very expensive fabric even if the labor is cheap. I would look for used stuff.

Huh? H&M has linen suits right now for less than $100. The fit is pretty crappy, but they're pure linen. Old navy is selling linen and linen-cotton blend khakis again this year, I have a couple pairs of last years model and they're actually nice casual pants.

The fabric is not that expensive. Nice linens perhaps, but the basic grades seem to be only a bit more expensive than cotton.
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Is 35 % wool, 65 % viscosa, 120's suit good quality?

Absolutely not. At the very least, you want pure wool, not a wool blend.
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Absolutely not. At the very least, you want pure wool, not a wool blend.

Figured that, thanks. Then 55 % cashmerewool, 45 % polyester must be shit aswell?

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Figured that, thanks. Then 55 % cashmerewool, 45 % polyester must be shit aswell?

If it contains polyester, yes. Though the cashmere throws me- are you saying you've seen something that's a cashmere-poly blend? Because apart from some socks, I've never seen that. Cashmere is a much more expensive fiber, and since the primary objective of using polyester in suits is to make the fabric much cheaper, blending the poly with cashmere defeats the point.
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If it contains polyester, yes. Though the cashmere throws me- are you saying you've seen something that's a cashmere-poly blend? Because apart from some socks, I've never seen that. Cashmere is a much more expensive fiber, and since the primary objective of using polyester in suits is to make the fabric much cheaper, blending the poly with cashmere defeats the point.

Thanks alot, no it's a MTM suit and I can choose by fabrics. But I will skip the website and go with a Corneliani or something that is 100 % wool it's worth the money I think.

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A smaller size (36S instead of 38R) wouldn't make the difference?
Going by the jacket lengths of the two 38R suits you were wearing in those pictures, and by the fact that you're 5'11" tall and seem to be of fairly normal upper/lower body proportions, I have difficulty understanding just why the idea of shopping for a Short would even cross your mind.
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I will likely need to be a difference cut?
That'd be a possibility worth exploring, yes. A good alterations tailor can also be invaluable. (Not that starting out with the right cut, and having a good alterations tailor, are mutually exclusive things, of course.)
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How do I find the right suit for me?
You read lots about how a suit should be constructed, should look, and should fit. Then you go suit shopping, try on various suits, and judge how closely each one comes to measuring up (no pun intended). Also, based on what you've read, and thought about, and have come to understand, you'll know whether an area in which a given suit falls short of meeting your standards is something easily and inexpensively amenable to correction, or whether it's a shortcoming you'll just have to live with absent major suit surgery.

Since you say you don't have an urgent need for a new suit and it'll be a while before you can get to a city with a selection of menswear stores in any case, why not take your time and study some more about just what characterizes the sort of look, fit, and construction, you desire? Then when you do have an opportunity to do some suit shopping, you can go into it confidentially as an informed shopper.
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Michael
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Ok, I'm looking to get some leather shoes that I can wear with jeans, chinos, and maybe even trousers. I'm thinking wingtips? My budget is $200 pretty firm. Was looking at these: http://needsupply.com/mens/shoes/veblen-in-brandy.html

 

Is there a better option for my price range? Non-wingtip suggestions are welcomed. Was trying Loake but that was getting pricey. Def not trying to get used shoes this time around. 

 

Thanks. 

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