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I'm on a tight budget and bought some TM Lewin shirts. Most are fine but the white and blue oxfords are pretty rustly and crease really easily; does anybody have any good methods for softening them to be more like... oxford cloth? Will this happen gradually after washes and wears or is this just down to crappy fabric that'll always feel like I starched the whole shirt?
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I'm not really sure what my style is going to be. I just planned on venturing into a store, trying a bunch of stuff on and seeing what I like. Are there any items that you would specifically avoid?
Also, I see that you recommended Brooks Brothers. I'm not too familiar with them, but have seen that they offer some quality items. How does Jos. A Bank compare to them? I see that they have sales all the time, but I'm somewhat wary of them.

 

The prior answer on Jos A. Bank seems accurate. Generally, I've been most concerned with getting clothes that fit the best, and I haven't been as concerned with craftsmanship.

 

There's a lot to avoid, according to the standards of this forum. Some of them will depend on your figure though. Try to avoid dark/bright colored shirts; I bought a lot of these before realizing they look a lot worse than others (unless I'm at a bar or something perhaps). Avoid short sleeve dress shirts. I avoid pleated pants. You can read a lot about proper fit, too.

 

I think the mensware primer, new on this site, would be helpful for you too.

post #16473 of 33197
How often do MC'ers go to the tailors now? I mean for alterations. It seems that post members with (Let's just say 1K post) already know what fits, which labels fit them best; etc.

Actually questions is whether $15/per shirt for darting the back ("Double darts"?) is considered a rip-off or average. Total was $120 for 8 shirts. I hope it is worth it and the blousing in the back is minimized.
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How often do MC'ers go to the tailors now? I mean for alterations. It seems that post members with (Let's just say 1K post) already know what fits, which labels fit them best; etc.
Actually questions is whether $15/per shirt for darting the back ("Double darts"?) is considered a rip-off or average. Total was $120 for 8 shirts. I hope it is worth it and the blousing in the back is minimized.

That's pretty standard, it'll be totally worth the money when you see how much better they fit

post #16475 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

How often do MC'ers go to the tailors now? I mean for alterations. It seems that post members with (Let's just say 1K post) already know what fits, which labels fit them best; etc.
Actually questions is whether $15/per shirt for darting the back ("Double darts"?) is considered a rip-off or average. Total was $120 for 8 shirts. I hope it is worth it and the blousing in the back is minimized.

 

I think thats pretty good for alterations. Especially considering its 8 shirts. Most shirts I buy start at $125 although custom. It seems to be a great deal if they all fit you better now.

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Hey, i have a Shawl sweater, a cardigan and jacket and was wondering what you guys recommend would match color shirt or t-shirt would match with them Pics below. I have the jeans and shoes/sneakers part down, but not the top part. So any recommendations? Thanks

 

 

 

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I usually spend about $800-1200 on my suits. But for my wedding next year I want something special so I'm thinking going bespoke rather than m2m.

My question is what is the difference between a $2000 bespoke suit and a $12,000 bespoke suit? I understand some fabrics cost more than other etc.

But are their things besides the cloth that you get in a 12,000 vs 5000 vs 2000? thanks!

post #16478 of 33197
What's a good thread to ask opinions on Neimans Marcus's MTM program? Made to measure event is coming up, looking to get some sports coats made (possibly a suit) but need feedback information.
post #16479 of 33197
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I usually spend about $800-1200 on my suits. But for my wedding next year I want something special so I'm thinking going bespoke rather than m2m.

My question is what is the difference between a $2000 bespoke suit and a $12,000 bespoke suit? I understand some fabrics cost more than other etc.

But are their things besides the cloth that you get in a 12,000 vs 5000 vs 2000? thanks!

It's really about who makes the suit. You can get a great bespoke suit for around $4000-$6000 and you will choose your own quality, design and so on. The maker will follow you on the right lead :)

 

You have many good bespoke threads here on SF.

Here is one of them: http://www.styleforum.net/t/213100/official-franco-ercoles-bespoke-thread-brooklyn-manhattan/510#post_5645052

post #16480 of 33197
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thinking of buying these boots they are 210$ 
worth it? look nice on picture

http://i49.tinypic.com/mm372t.jpg

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Only if you're into the gangster look. Otherwise, a definite No.
nah im looking for something that is loose at the top 
similar to 
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That's more of a streetwear boot. You might get a more informed response if you asked your question in that forum.
post #16481 of 33197
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I recently picked up a pair of light colored Olebar Brown setters. Of course, I'm a complete idiot and stained them the first time I wore them. Does anyone have any tips for removing grease stains from nylon/polyamide?

Spot cleaning with dry cleaning fluid often works well on grease stains.
post #16482 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jbernard View Post

I usually spend about $800-1200 on my suits. But for my wedding next year I want something special so I'm thinking going bespoke rather than m2m.
My question is what is the difference between a $2000 bespoke suit and a $12,000 bespoke suit? I understand some fabrics cost more than other etc.
But are their things besides the cloth that you get in a 12,000 vs 5000 vs 2000? thanks!

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Originally Posted by jbernard View Post

I usually spend about $800-1200 on my suits. But for my wedding next year I want something special so I'm thinking going bespoke rather than m2m.
My question is what is the difference between a $2000 bespoke suit and a $12,000 bespoke suit? I understand some fabrics cost more than other etc.
But are their things besides the cloth that you get in a 12,000 vs 5000 vs 2000? thanks!
It's really about who makes the suit. You can get a great bespoke suit for around $4000-$6000 and you will choose your own quality, design and so on. The maker will follow you on the right lead smile.gif

You have many good bespoke threads here on SF.
Here is one of them: http://www.styleforum.net/t/213100/official-franco-ercoles-bespoke-thread-brooklyn-manhattan/510#post_5645052

I would generally agree with the above. You'll have a hard time finding too many people who have firsthand experience with suits at the $2k, $5k, and $12k marks. I certainly do not, but my take on it would be that since $5k +/- $1k will get you a suit from many of the well-respected tailors in NYC, London, or Italy, you would be looking at pretty significant diminishing returns on money that you spent above and beyond that mark.
post #16483 of 33197
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What's a good thread to ask opinions on Neimans Marcus's MTM program? Made to measure event is coming up, looking to get some sports coats made (possibly a suit) but need feedback information.

There's the thread below on that topic though it has little information. You could either post there or create a new thread for it.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/78749/mtm-through-neiman-marcus/0_40
post #16484 of 33197
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That's more of a streetwear boot. You might get a more informed response if you asked your question in that forum.

probably yes, but the streetwear dudes only buy it, when it is coming from an obscure brand and has a two thousand dollar price tag on it.
post #16485 of 33197
Hey guys, next week I gonna do the first try for the fit of a tailored suit that I order. Since this is my first time tailoring a suit (I used to buy OTR), I would like to ask what should I do there (like which part of the suit should I pay attention, what I should do if the tailor have different opinion than my..) ????
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