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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 1111post #16651 of 331978/9/12 at 10:05ampost #16652 of 331978/9/12 at 10:11amQuote:
Thanks. I was leaning towards having nothing done on this one other than the sleeves, and you just convinced me.post #16653 of 331978/9/12 at 11:08amQuote:
how does it fit bad?Quote:Originally Posted by dah328
Understood and I don't mean to sound harsh. I wish this kind of thing were presented to new members before entering the Men's Clothing forum. There's a long history of conventions attached to suits and men's tailored clothing in general. If you wish to be considered well-dressed in that context, you must learn and apply those conventions to your clothing. In some contexts, departure from those conventions is considered adventurous, individually expressive, or any number of other words (which are often euphemisms for questionable taste). As an example, were I to see you out at a restaurant for dinner with your pink square and pink socks, I would think that you were having a little bit of fun with your attire though it's not particularly to my taste. Were you to show up to a meeting at my firm in that same clothing, I would think that you were either not taking the meeting seriously or were hugely misinformed as to what constitutes acceptable business attire. That is to say, if you are only ever in contexts where you need not conform to the traditional conventions of men's attire, then feel free to wear whatever socks you like (or none at all). If you have any need or interest in learning about the conventions of men's tailored clothing, this is a good place to do it. The following threads have some good posts explaining different elements of it. In general, you will it to be a more understated than what you might find in a men's fashion magazine.
BTW, you are very much correct in your observation that GQ is for kids (or generally worthless, etc).
not harsh at all, actually helpful.
im not someone to get mad at advice, im asking for it so i will take it.
i will check out the links for sure.
one more thing, keep in mind im 29 years old and look maybe 25.
I do believe that a majority of the men in here are probably over 35 and dress accordingly.
I do not want to look like im 40. I dont want to look young and immature but I also dont want to look like my dad in a suit.
obviously age plays a big factor in fashion.
When I look at most of the suits here, I do think they are nice and well put together but I dont think a guy like me will look as good in a suit as most of the older men in here.
Do you understand where im coming from?
Edited by kobehobe - 8/9/12 at 11:19ampost #16654 of 331978/9/12 at 12:05pmpost #16655 of 331978/9/12 at 12:35pmWill a Jack Spade Canvas Day Bag hold a 15" Macbook Pro? Do they have a bag in $150-200 price range that will? Thanks
http://www.jackspade.com/messenger-bags/messenger-bags-for-men/nylon-canvas-day-bag/NYRU0049,default,pd.html?dwvar_NYRU0049_color=310&start=6&cgid=bags-messenger-bagspost #16656 of 331978/9/12 at 1:26pmQuote:Originally Posted by CrAz3D
new suit. it's from modainstyle. Waist is 34, but I normally measure 35-36. Can it come out that much? Also, I note that the sleeves need to be shortened, but wonder about taking in the sides. Thoughts?
Are you asking about the jacket or the trousers? In either case, it depends on how much material was left as a seam allowance. Two inches is about as much as you can hope to let out or take in the waist on trousers before you start throwing the balance and proportions of the trousers off. Letting that much out of a jacket waist is also likely to affect its overall silhouette.post #16657 of 331978/9/12 at 1:32pmpost #16658 of 331978/10/12 at 3:12am
I have a new medium grey Hickey Freeman suit that was unfinished and I had it hemmed, sleeves done, and altered a bit at a tailor. They added functional button holes for me in the sleeves, but the thread they used for button hole stitching is a very slightly different shade of grey than the other button holes. Is this a big fail, or are the sleeves far enough apart from the jacket and lapel button holes that it won't matter much? If you put the two button holes next to each other, you can see the difference, but since they usually aren't directly next to each other to compare, I'm hoping I can just swing it...post #16659 of 331978/10/12 at 9:59ampost #16660 of 331978/10/12 at 10:02amQuote:Originally Posted by vimkgt
I have a new medium grey Hickey Freeman suit that was unfinished and I had it hemmed, sleeves done, and altered a bit at a tailor. They added functional button holes for me in the sleeves, but the thread they used for button hole stitching is a very slightly different shade of grey than the other button holes. Is this a big fail, or are the sleeves far enough apart from the jacket and lapel button holes that it won't matter much? If you put the two button holes next to each other, you can see the difference, but since they usually aren't directly next to each other to compare, I'm hoping I can just swing it...
Sounds like you're okay but hard to say w/o pics.post #16661 of 331978/10/12 at 11:50amQuote:Originally Posted by marf
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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The tie is awful, maybe try a striped rep, or knit tie. Also I would go with mid gray or charcoal trousers.
OK, thanks for the honesty.Quote:Originally Posted by dah328
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.dah328, I am reviewing your links. Thanks!I should have asked specifically about the length of the jacket. I am 6'2" but have long legs, long arms and a short torso. To me, this jacket (Brooks Brothers 42L) feels a tad long.I will update a pic when I get a chance to try the suggestions.I am happy to be making progress.
Edited by marf - 8/10/12 at 12:19pmpost #16662 of 331978/10/12 at 12:21pmQuote:Originally Posted by Jbond4321
I am a recent college grad. and have 6 weddings to attend in the coming months earliest is in thee weeks. I only own one suit, Very buisness navy pinstripe. I make a teachers salary so not enough to spend major money. Maybe around $300 before alterations. I want to buy a charcoal suit to fit the needs for weddings funerals and other semi formal events. I have a nordstroms rack and mall with macy, dillards, jc penny to shop at, i refuse to go to the mwh. I am 6 ft 189 athletic build shoulders are pretty wide chest about 42 waist 32. Any suggestions on brand or specific suits or anything I am new to this.
The drop (chest-waist difference) is quite large. How did you find your current suit? At not far from that budget, you could look for Austin Reed and Oscar de la Renta, which make 8-inch drop suits, and then have them tailored (maybe for $100). Those brands probably cannot be found at the stores mentioned.post #16663 of 331978/10/12 at 12:21pmQuote:
Suggestions would depend on the shade of grey. Black chinos are not a strong option in any case IMHO. Nor are t-shirts, really.post #16664 of 331978/10/12 at 12:50pm
I'm considering pulling the trigger on this briefcase, it's a vintage 1990's Japanese made leather briefcase, and I guess the brand is "Freedom Ivy?" Can't find any information about it, but just from the seller's photos, the quality looks decent and has a nice patina you usually only see from vintage leather. Very plain and simple design, with expanding zipper to basically double the internal space.
Can anyone spot any issues? I don't have much experience with leather cases to tell much myself.post #16665 of 331978/10/12 at 1:52pm
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