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post #16816 of 32485
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't wear a black jacket. That is horrible, man.

Hey man, I know its SF dogma to hate on black...but I don't see an issue with this. It is one of my best fitting jackets, and it is only being worn in the evening (in fact it is after 6 now and I still don't have it on) to an event.

If I had the same jacket in a different fabric, I might pick that...but at this point the lighting will be such that I couldn't tell if you were wearing black, navy, or charcoal.

edit: although at the same time, to the dude with the recruiting day events...don't wear a black suit because everyone else is...that's dumb. I mean if its your only suit, then go for it...although you could probably just not wear a suit. I've been to a bunch of those things in college and I doubt I would care if someone wasn't wearing a suit. Might even make you more memorable amongst the sea of bros in black suits.
Edited by otc - 8/16/12 at 4:26pm
post #16817 of 32485
I'm not sure if this question is more appropriate for this forum or the streetwear and denim forum, but I'll try here first. I'm having issues finding a decent pair of brown derbies to wear out on the weekends with a nice pair of dark denim. What would be some good companies to check out aside from Allen Edmonds (I didn't see anything that caught my eye there)?
post #16818 of 32485
That depends entirely upon your price range.
post #16819 of 32485
Tried on a pair of John Lobb's Newbury today. LOVED them to pieces. Couldn't believe the quality and feel.

That said, I sized down to an 8 (usually do 8.5) and still felt my heel slide the tiniest bit (not fully, but maybe a couple millimeters when I walked). Everywhere else felt right.

Is that a bad sign? I didn't purchase them, have them on hold, but I wonder if the heel should move not at all or a couple mms is okay?

A half size down more became uncomfortable.

I was wearing dress socks on a summer day.
post #16820 of 32485
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

That depends entirely upon your price range.

Ooops I could have sworn that I included that, but upon further inspection of my post it looks like I didn't. I'm willing to spend ~$300-350 tops.
post #16821 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Koaxke View Post

Ooops I could have sworn that I included that, but upon further inspection of my post it looks like I didn't. I'm willing to spend ~$300-350 tops.

This thread should provide you with some options.
post #16822 of 32485
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Originally Posted by periklis View Post

My University has two big career fairs every year and I am going to attend them both (one in fall and one in spring). Everyone is wearing black suits and I was wondering if I should wear one too. I read the 101 guide about interviews and it says that I shouldn’t wear a black suite in interviews; I imagine that the same applies to career fairs and information sessions. My problem is that if everyone wears a black suit and I wear a dark grey/light grey suit I will look a bit off. So, should I go with a grey suit or a black one?

 

Wear the dark grey suit. If you look different use it to your advantage. Be confident, like you have your thing going and you have something to offer, but not in a cocky way. I.E. be very nice and interested in what they say, direct eye contact and smile. You'll do great. Remember the point of job interview or fair is not to be the same as everyone else.

post #16823 of 32485

What belt brand is this.

Hi, i bought this belt a couple of years ago. It was quite expensive and i forgot the maker. I am trying to find some markings to determine the maker but I do not know the mark. I was hoping yall could help. Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #16824 of 32485
It appears to be Martin Dingman.
post #16825 of 32485

I want to buy some blazers/suit from online shops,

but I don't have any good measurements for a blazer/suit jacket that fits me well. 

But I have some measurements for well-fitted shirts.

 

The question is: How should the size of the blazer be, compared to shirts?

Should the blazer be some inches bigger than the shirt, or have the same measurements?

post #16826 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

 

The question is: How should the size of the blazer be, compared to shirts?

Should the blazer be some inches bigger than the shirt, or have the same measurements?

 

That's tough to say. Long story short, I wouldn't base the size of the blazer you get off of your shirt size. It is very simple, however, to get a measuring tape and measure your own body dimensions. There are tons of websites that show you exactly how to do this. Then you can take these measurements and ask a tailor what size might best fit you. Or better yet, have a tailor take the measurements for you. Keep in mind also that manufacturers vary widely on the measurements they use for their various sizes. For instance, one manufacturer making a jacket sized 40 Regular might be vastly different from another manufacturer who puts the same size on their garments.

post #16827 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

That's tough to say. Long story short, I wouldn't base the size of the blazer you get off of your shirt size. It is very simple, however, to get a measuring tape and measure your own body dimensions. There are tons of websites that show you exactly how to do this. Then you can take these measurements and ask a tailor what size might best fit you. Or better yet, have a tailor take the measurements for you. Keep in mind also that manufacturers vary widely on the measurements they use for their various sizes. For instance, one manufacturer making a jacket sized 40 Regular might be vastly different from another manufacturer who puts the same size on their garments.

Then how should I compare my breast size to a pit-to-pit measurement? I've seen a lot of sellers here at SF, that uses measurements right from the jacket and not around the sellers own body. 

It's really confuzing when I don't have a good jacket to compare the measurements for. 

 

Do the tailors take paid to take measurements for you? 

post #16828 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Then how should I compare my breast size to a pit-to-pit measurement? I've seen a lot of sellers here at SF, that uses measurements right from the jacket and not around the sellers own body. 

It's really confuzing when I don't have a good jacket to compare the measurements for. 

 

Do the tailors take paid to take measurements for you? 

Assuming you are talking about EBay or B&S, you can also go try on a variety of jackets and take note of the ones that fit you best.  Most manufacturers have the measurements for those jackets on-line or available upon request.  If you have two or three that fit you best, you can get a general sense of what your ideal measurements are in a jacket.

 

If you are talking about having someone make a new jacket for you, I would assume they will want a tailor to measure you and report your measurements.

post #16829 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Then how should I compare my breast size to a pit-to-pit measurement? I've seen a lot of sellers here at SF, that uses measurements right from the jacket and not around the sellers own body. 
It's really confuzing when I don't have a good jacket to compare the measurements for. 

Do the tailors take paid to take measurements for you? 

Double the pit-2-pit to get the total chest size of the coat. This should be between 2-6" larger than your actual chest size. 2" being a very slim fit, 3-4" being a standard fit and 6" being a relaxed fit.

Or just buy a size corresponding to your chest, i.e. if your chest is 36 inches you buy a size 36 (46EU). But sometimes you'll need to size up or down from this if the coat is cut particularly slim or large, which is why the pit-2-pit is a much more useful metric.

Make sure the shoulders are the right width too, which is even more important than getting the chest size right.
post #16830 of 32485
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Double the pit-2-pit to get the total chest size of the coat. This should be between 2-6" larger than your actual chest size. 2" being a very slim fit, 3-4" being a standard fit and 6" being a relaxed fit.
Or just buy a size corresponding to your chest, i.e. if your chest is 36 inches you buy a size 36 (46EU). But sometimes you'll need to size up or down from this if the coat is cut particularly slim or large, which is why the pit-2-pit is a much more useful metric.
Make sure the shoulders are the right width too, which is even more important than getting the chest size right.

I just measured my chest with a measure tape, and I have a 35,5'' chest, wich means that my size is 36 (46EU). But I have tried several 46 jackets, but none of them fits. 

The sleeves are always too long and the shoulders are also too wide, and 44 is very rare. I am 5'7'' and 120 lbs, and finding a suit is very difficult to me. 

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