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post #16831 of 30506
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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 #16832 of 30506
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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. 

post #16833 of 30506
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

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. 

Sounds like you might want to consider Made-to-measure (MTM). There are several threads discussing the positives and negatives of various MTM vendors (including quality and price). You might also do a forum search for "size 34 suits"; I suspect there are other fellows similar to your size who may know of vendors who sell size 34 suits off the rack (OTR).
post #16834 of 30506
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Originally Posted by Londrestopo View Post

Bueno,

Good evening StyleForum,

This is my first post here having signed up a few minutes ago after being a long time browser who has some pressing issues with regards to a new fashion venture.

First of all I'm 5'11, I have quite long legs in relation to a shortish torso with a very front heavy chest.

I'm looking to find a casual style that suits me on a day to day basis without looking over the top.

The colors that suit me are Navy's, Grey's, Dark Reds and Creams.

Ideally I like how Chino's feel but I've never had confidence or found the right shoes to wear without being too formal.

With regards to shirts they don't really suit me with my short torso whilst I prefer sweatshirts, jumpers or polo-necks.

I'm looking for an old fashioned classic style without looking to out of date or too flash.

Regards

Hector

Some of that doesn't make sense, including the color claims, and it's too general and limited in information.

Re shirts, they can be shortened, to better fit the torso length.
post #16835 of 30506
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

This thread should provide you with some options.

I found two that I believe that I like. Would either of these be more suitable towards wearing on the weekend with some denim? I'm assuming the wingtips are more informal and better suited for wearing out on the town, but I just wanted to double check.

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/5016.php

or

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/5038.php (in brown)

or


http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/2607.php
Edited by Koaxke - 8/17/12 at 8:59pm
post #16836 of 30506

I just picked up some of the new F/W season PRL chinos, and I'm wondering if I could wear them with dressy shoes, considering the (lack of) break, and their casual look.

 

So:

1. Are they too short in the back?

2. If they're too short, could I wear them cuffed for more of a SW&D look, or should I avoid that?

3. (a) Are they simply too casual for these shoes?

 (b) If yes to (a), how about these same monks in snuff suede? (I just ordered that pair on Thursday) 

4. Does this color of shoes work with the color of these chinos (even if not the material)? I've been somewhat at a loss for picking pants to wear with these monks.

 

I love the fit in the waist/seat and through the legs of the chinos, and they look disgustingly good with boots, but I'm iffy on coupling them with the monks (or any similar low shoe). What do you boys think?

Navy chinos:

 

 

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Khaki chinos:

 

 

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post #16837 of 30506
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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?

You won't look at all off if you wear a charcoal solid or navy solid suit. Look at what CEOs, top politicians, newsreaders etc wear - navy or charcoal solids. 

 

Remember, good fit and appropriateness (as judged by the interviewer) is what matters at job interviews. The preferences of the other candidates who won't get the job are irrelevant. You should also concentrate on having a good quality pair of clean, well-polished black shoes, and a decent shirt and tie. 

post #16838 of 30506
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

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. 

Sleeves will always be too long, you're supposed to get them shortened. You do need the shoulders to fit right though. I have similar trouble finding coats that fit, my chest is about the same size as yours and it used to be smaller. You either need to hunt down size 34 (44EU) or go for MTM/bespoke. Most of my coats are MTM because it's virtually impossible to find RTW that fits. Exactly how wide are your shoulders? It should be possible to find size 36 with shoulders as narrow as 16.5" or less if you aim for very slim brands, though I have also seen size 36s with shoulders measuring 18" or more, which is ridiculously wide.
post #16839 of 30506
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

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.

Sounds like you have the right size.  New shoes often slip a little bit until they are broken in. 

post #16840 of 30506

Borrelli shirt purchased pre-owned. What is this thick "stitch" next the button 4 up from the bottom?

post #16841 of 30506
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Originally Posted by Koaxke View Post

I found two that I believe that I like. Would either of these be more suitable towards wearing on the weekend with some denim? I'm assuming the wingtips are more informal and better suited for wearing out on the town, but I just wanted to double check.

All should be suitably informal to wear with jeans, though the two derbies more so than the adelaide.
post #16842 of 30506

Any suggestions where I can find MOP buttons for dress shirts? I only need around 10-20.

post #16843 of 30506
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Originally Posted by scoredtx View Post

Borrelli shirt purchased pre-owned. What is this thick "stitch" next the button 4 up from the bottom?

 

It's the end of the portion of the placket that is pick stitched down.

post #16844 of 30506
Hoping to get some opinions on whether I should bother getting this jacket tailored. I bought a Scotch & Soda jacket online and the chest is really the only part that feels right. Jacket is not that loose around the waist, but i think maybe the jacket material/color makes it look "big". The sleeves are too long and I'm not sure if it'd be worth the money to have a tailor shorten these. There are 4 buttons and you can see the stitching for the button holes, but it's more for the look as the 2 components are just sewn together. Not a true button hole. Pics for reference

FYI - the pics of me in the jacket, the sleeves are rolled up



post #16845 of 30506
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Sleeves will always be too long, you're supposed to get them shortened. You do need the shoulders to fit right though. I have similar trouble finding coats that fit, my chest is about the same size as yours and it used to be smaller. You either need to hunt down size 34 (44EU) or go for MTM/bespoke. Most of my coats are MTM because it's virtually impossible to find RTW that fits. Exactly how wide are your shoulders? It should be possible to find size 36 with shoulders as narrow as 16.5" or less if you aim for very slim brands, though I have also seen size 36s with shoulders measuring 18" or more, which is ridiculously wide.

Finally someone in Men's Clothing section that have almost the same body type as me. I don't know how to measure my shoulders on body, but I did measure my best fitting shirt's shoulder and my shoulders, according to the shirt, are 16''. Seems like I can't find a coat that is wide enough for my shoulders. Are the shoulders the most important part when you're looking for a coat?

 

How tall and how much do you weigh?

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