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post #16606 of 33125
Originally Posted by JakeGittes

Can a suit jacket be successfully converted to a waistcoat? I mean, can it be dissasembled and pieces of it be taken for the front part of a waiscoat, to which would be added the appropriate material for the back panel?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

I've never heard of it being done. I would think that the jacket's breast pocket would be an obstacle in converting it to a vest.

I had thought of that, but I think it could be solved by having the waistcoat (vest) made with breast pockets, too.

The fact is that I have two let's say identical suit jackets (long story, but related to a failed online MTM comission, where they so messed up the original specifications that they sent me another one... and failed to do it right, nonetheless, although the second one is wearable after some alteration). So I am considering turning the first jacket into a waiscoat, and have a 3-p suit.

Would that be feasible?
post #16607 of 33125
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Originally Posted by JakeGittes View Post

The fact is that I have two let's say identical suit jackets (long story, but related to a failed online MTM comission, where they so messed up the original specifications that they sent me another one... and failed to do it right, nonetheless, although the second one is wearable after some alteration). So I am considering turning the first jacket into a waiscoat, and have a 3-p suit.

Would that be feasible?

Honestly, I think you would need to ask that question of whatever tailor you were considering for the job. Even if it were physically possible, I would imagine that few of them would be particularly enthusiastic about it. Frankly, unless the jacket's fabric is stunningly expensive, the amount of labor involved in salvaging the fabric from the jacket will exceed the value of the fabric.
post #16608 of 33125
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Originally Posted by JakeGittes View Post

Originally Posted by JakeGittes
Can a suit jacket be successfully converted to a waistcoat? I mean, can it be dissasembled and pieces of it be taken for the front part of a waiscoat, to which would be added the appropriate material for the back panel?
Thanks!
I had thought of that, but I think it could be solved by having the waistcoat (vest) made with breast pockets, too.
The fact is that I have two let's say identical suit jackets (long story, but related to a failed online MTM comission, where they so messed up the original specifications that they sent me another one... and failed to do it right, nonetheless, although the second one is wearable after some alteration). So I am considering turning the first jacket into a waiscoat, and have a 3-p suit.
Would that be feasible?

The stance wouldn't be high enough, plus the buttons wouldn't line up as well as them being too big as vest buttons are smaller. Also the pockets and such just wouldn't work.
post #16609 of 33125
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Originally Posted by marf View Post

Can someone critique the selection and fit of this outfit for a noob?  

Would there have been a better option for pants other than black?  How is the pattern matching/contrast?

Sorry for the bad fluorescent light...I tried to color correct.
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There is no pink in this tie (bad cell phone image)  Shirt is white w/blue and tan check.

Frankly, the fit of your jacket and trousers is much better than that of the average noob. There is certainly lots of room for improvement in the coordination among your jacket, shirt, tie, and trousers. There are vanishingly few occasions where black odd trousers are not inferior to a number of other color choices. I would suggest that you browse through the threads I mentioned in post #16615 to see some more sophisticated combinations.
post #16610 of 33125

Place to buy relatively inexpensive, toned down blackwatch trousers with a modern fit? Thanks

post #16611 of 33125

Could someone post some pictures of trench coats in "cream" color?

 

I would like to know if it looks good when wearing white shirts.

 

Thanks.

post #16612 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Namehere2 View Post

I'm looking to buy a pair of light-olive chino pants, something in the style of -> http://www.ralphlauren.com/graphics/product_images/pPOLO2-13235397_standard_v360x480.jpg. My budget is not big enough to buy those on the picture though..

Anyonee has got any websites that sell similar chinos?


try jcrew.com  they have chinos in an olive colour that may suit you.

post #16613 of 33125

does it make a material difference how polish/wax/cream are applied to shoes?

 

horsehair dauber brush, sponge applicator, or cotton rag shirt?

post #16614 of 33125

Quick question:

 

-all things considered - style, price, durability, quality of leather and construction, cachet, desirability, etc.....which one to choose?

 

1.Church's custom grade Charles II, from their Royals line, in 002 last?

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=4&shoeid=3980

 

or

 

2.Carmina 922c in the Rain last?

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/web/hom/coleccion_modelo.php?lang=eng&dist=h&id_col=17&id_mod=57

 

I am looking to purchase either in black.

 

Thanks in advance!
 

post #16615 of 33125
I'm continuing on building my work wardrobe. The dress is business casual and I'm in the market for a new black pair of shoes. Would these be too formal for business casual, or would they do fine?

http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford
post #16616 of 33125

Which shoe should I wear for my interviews (environmental science in seattle area).

 

700

 

suit color:

700

 

700

post #16617 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Koaxke View Post

I'm continuing on building my work wardrobe. The dress is business casual and I'm in the market for a new black pair of shoes. Would these be too formal for business casual, or would they do fine?

http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford

Those are definitely suit shoes.
post #16618 of 33125
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Those are definitely suit shoes.

That's what I thought confused.gif. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction then?
post #16619 of 33125
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

does it make a material difference how polish/wax/cream are applied to shoes?

horsehair dauber brush, sponge applicator, or cotton rag shirt?

Cream and waxes have different characteristics and purposes and are applied differently. There are lots of threads on that topic in the MC forum such as this one:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_40
post #16620 of 33125
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post


Cream and waxes have different characteristics and purposes and are applied differently. There are lots of threads on that topic in the MC forum such as this one:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_40


yea, those megathreads can be overwhelming :/

 

was hoping for a quick answer.  thanks anyways

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