Regarding suit terminology:
1. What is the "drop" of a suit? (for example, a 40 drop 6)
2. What is the "roll" of a suit? (for example, the 3 roll 2 suits that were being discussed last night in another thread)
This is a total noob question, but I get different answers everywhere I ask so I'm going to ask the people who know. When wearing a white (dress) shirt, what is the rule for undershirts? Some say no undershirts because you can see the sleeves of the undershirt if one is not wearing a jacket. Some say to avoid this by either, not wearing an undershirt at all, or wearing a sleeveless shirt. Some say having the sleeves visible is just part of the look. Who is right?
Okay, I understand drop now, but I'm still confused about roll. If 3 roll 2 means that a 3-button suit should only be buttoned in the middle, what's a 3 roll 2.5? I saw that being mentioned just yesterday in reference to one of the characters in USA's "Suits".
Edit: Also, does anyone know of any reputable cobblers or tailors in the Washington, DC area? I'm looking to put sunken metal toe taps in some shoes, which I'll probably get done at Sky Valet (unless someone suggests something else), and I also need to have a shirt darted and a raincoat's sleeves taken in at the shoulders.
I'd appreciate some suit advice, primarily regarding colour.
I own one charcoal suit, for sombre occasions etc. (and a dinner suit, but that is neither here, nor there). I never wear suits at work (Navy, so always in uniform). Thus, any time I would wear suits the occasion will be social, so I don't need to strictly adhere to business demands. I don't want something trendy and soon to be out of date. I prefer to stick to very traditional styles, as I feel they always look refined and respectable.
I'm 20 years of age, quite fair skinned with dark red/brownish hair, thin and moderately tall.
What colour would you suggest for a single breasted (very possibly three piece) suit? I'm looking at a shade of grey (no pattern), not too light, and not too flat. This for instance appeals to my eye, but I welcome divergent views.
Also, any particular criticisms of a ventless italian styled suit?
Thank you for any opinions.
Hey guys, can anyone help me find a blazer similar to this one?
I've tried looking around for similar sports jackets but i just seem to only come across the generic tweed blazers, have had no luck finding anything remotely similar to this one. My budget is around £200.
Would really appreciate any help, thanks.