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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 1140post #17086 of 331338/25/12 at 9:43ampost #17087 of 331338/25/12 at 10:23ampost #17088 of 331338/25/12 at 10:28amQuote:Originally Posted by jbernardQuote:Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique
If I order a suit online, how will I know how well it will fit? Seems like a crap shoot to me, even with measurements.
Also, I need to buy a suit now and have it alterable for when I gain a bit of muscle, should I be sizing up for this like one size or would that look ridiculous?
Suit noob here, come at me bros.
Also, if I get a dark gray suit (charcoal/gunmetal) would it look bad to wear a steel colored hat? Would I need to wear it with a medium gray suit to better match? Hat noob, too.
If you are buying an off-the-rack suit it is kind of a hit or miss. It would be best to do a made-to-measure such as blacklapel.com. But if you don't want to spend that much money, either go to a store and try on a few suits to see what size you want. Make sure the website you buy the suit from has a return policy.
For gaining muscle, it depends on how much you want/realistically expect to gain. Don't get a slim fit suit, as gaining inches will make this suit to small. If you get a tailored fit (please do not get traditional fit) you will be able to gain some weight, and you can get it taken out an inch or so.
Ugh, sites like blacklapel.com (really? black lapel?) contribute to the confusion. "Traditional" and "tailored" are not mutually exclusive.post #17089 of 331338/25/12 at 1:58pmI just bought a Jack Victor charcoal 2-button suit, fits great. $700 including tailoring; getting it brought in in the middle, getting the sleeves shortened, getting an inch off the waist and getting the pants hemmed with a slight break. Expensive but great customer service where I went and I need at least one nice suit. Not as slim as I want it but I realized that's because I'm not a slim dude, too much muscle hahaha.
Place I went gets shirts made too, so I'll probably get one made right now. It's only $165.
Thanks for the tips guys.post #17090 of 331338/25/12 at 3:38pmpost #17091 of 331338/26/12 at 1:41am
I'll likely start a thread for this after a point, but I'd just like to know whether anyone has any recommendations for new Fall/Winter trenchcoats that are currently available.
(I'm looking for a long beige/tan coat that's either slim-fitting or classic à la Alain Delon's piece in Le samourai: http://cdn.styleforum.net/8/85/85e0212c_le-samouraicc88-2.png and http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2007/7/2.jpg)
Please let me know if you have any ideas, guys.post #17092 of 331338/26/12 at 4:44ampost #17093 of 331338/26/12 at 9:05ampost #17094 of 331338/26/12 at 9:17ampost #17095 of 331338/26/12 at 9:20ampost #17096 of 331338/26/12 at 12:10pmQuote:Originally Posted by Caustic ManQuote:Originally Posted by aw82
My question is about a trouser wardrobe for a business casual or slightly dressier environment, where suits are only worn once a week or every other week. All the lists of essentials specify a pair of mid-grey wool, crisp khakis, and dark denim. Some also include chinos. Leaving out chinos, three pairs of pants doesn't seem adequate.
So the question is, do you have two pairs of each or do you supplement with other colors?
If you need more variety, or simply need more than three pairs of trousers to wear during the week, you can go with different textures of material or different patterns. Other colors are fine too, although if it is a conservative environment I would ensure that you don't go too wild. Think like olive wool trousers, brown chinos, even a pair of slim fitting pinstripe trousers. Be careful with that last one though as it can tend to look like you are wearing suit trousers that you lost the jacket for.
So I picked up a pair of light grey wool trousers. A bit lighter than I wanted but all I could find in my size at Nordstrom Rack (JB Britches flat fronts, $80). Interested in thoughts on the brand before I have them tailored.
I have another question about trousers...when people say khakis are essential, does this typically mean khaki colored wool or khaki chinos?post #17097 of 331338/26/12 at 2:04pmLooking for a versatile casual driver (prefer suede) to wear with shorts and chinos (or other cotton trousers), any suggestions on specific shoes, brands, or sites to look on? Does a suede make it more casual? Hoping for something in the $100-$150 price point, but willing to spend more if I really need to.
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Should I pick these "Wurkin Stiffs" collar stays for the perfect roll or do MC'ers have a better suggestion? Price is not really an issue but I do not need something like sterling silver etc. Just something that will work and give the ideal collar roll.
bumppost #17099 of 331338/26/12 at 3:08pmpost #17100 of 331338/26/12 at 4:23pm
I've been hunting watches for a while, but being a student and with the exchange rate as it is at the moment, my budget is seriously limited.
After loads of searching this forum and others, it seems that these are really not very durable. I really love the design, suits my style and my personality.
So after some deliberation I have been looking at the Seiko automatics. Far from the lovely slim Skagen, but perhaps a worthy contender? I hunted around on Amazon and found this baby on special.
Still a pretty fine looking time piece (bar the date, which seems hamfisted), but looking at the strap, I am guessing that I'd not be able to swap around much, if at all? Hopefully I am wrong.
Perhaps not a direct question, but can anyone share any opinions, knowledge or recommendations here? Once again, my budget is tight, and I'd max out at $100.
Thanks for your time :)
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