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post #17536 of 33196
for a menswear store, for OTR suits, what is considered a full size run? even sizes 38-48 in S, R, L? beef it up with more in certain sizes?
how about for shoes? whole and half sizes 7-13 in C, D, E?
what is comparable for shirts?
anyone with experience care to comment?
post #17537 of 33196

I have a college career fair to attend monday and I'm not sure if I should wear this suit or not:

 

http://www.kgstores.com/shop/pd_lineage-medium-gray-suit_11153_10053_59654_-1_59653_300000215__MEN?cm_vc=63128

It's not an interview. You just get to meet and network with employers.

 

This suit fits me nice.I have another suit that is a darker gray and 2-buttons, but it's bigger on me.

The light gray is a 36R and the dark one is 38R.

I'm afraid I might look funny walking around with the bigger one. However, I probably would be ok going to an interview. I think.

 

Is this medium gray suit too casual even for a career fair? (Both suits I have cuff pants I don't know if that makes a difference)

 

Thank you.

post #17538 of 33196
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Originally Posted by tospfc View Post

I have a college career fair to attend monday and I'm not sure if I should wear this suit or not:
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It's not an interview. You just get to meet and network with employers.

It'll do just fine.

True, even at a meet-and-greet career fair type event a certain amount of attention should be placed on what you're wearing, but it's not something to stress over, assuming one possesses a modicum of common sense. You're talking about a grey suit. It presumably fits properly, it'll hopefully be clean, and your shoes will be appropriate and in good condition. Match it to an unremarkable, relatively conservative shirt and tie, and you'll be able to put the whole "Is what I'm wearing okay?" question away, and focus on the actual point of the event.
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Michael
post #17539 of 33196
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post

for a menswear store, for OTR suits, what is considered a full size run? even sizes 38-48 in S, R, L?
It depends. Some suit lines come in more limited size ranges than do others. Some do not come in Short. Some extend all the way up to a size 56 (or beyond). And so on. It just depends.
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beef it up with more in certain sizes?
Certainly, the retailer will want to carry more suits in some sizes, than in others. Size 42R probably outsells size 38S or 48L, by a very significant margin. So it would be quite foolish of a retailer to choose to carry the same quantity of every size. (This is a basic business principle, which applies to how much of which items a supermarket stocks and displays, and how many of which models of car an automobile dealership keeps on his lot, quite as well as it does to which suits in which sizes a menswear store keeps in inventory.)
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how about for shoes? whole and half sizes 7-13 in C, D, E?
Again, it tends to vary. Some types of shoes are best represented in smaller sizes, and others in larger. Many shoe lines don't offer a choice of widths, while others go at least to EEE width. As for half sizes, once you get past size 12, it's common to only offer full-size steps, so something like a 12.5 - while not utterly unheard of - is somewhat uncommon.

And, of course, a retailer will tend to stock more shoes in sizes and styles which sell well, than in sizes and styles which tend to take forever to sell. (See above, re suits, supermarkets, and cars.)
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what is comparable for shirts?
And for the third time - it depends.

In sport shirts, S-M-L-XL are more or less standard, with XXL less common but not rare. Yet some lines will stop at L or go up to XXXL, and others may extend down to XS.

In dress shirts, neck sizes of around 14.5 - 17.5 inches are probably the "meaty part" of the bell curve, but plenty of shirt lines extend down smaller than 14.5", and plenty go up to 19" (or sometimes more). The neck sizes are typically given in half inch increments.

In sleeve length, 32" to 37" probably fits the lion's share of men, although it's not impossible to find both shorter and longer than these lengths, if need be. All too often, the sleeve lengths are no longer given in single inch increments, but in the interest of reducing inventory expenses may be found in two inch increments, such as 32/33, 34/35, 36/37, etc.
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anyone with experience care to comment?
My experience comes simply from buying my clothes, and not from any time spent as an "industry insider."
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Michael
post #17540 of 33196

I understand that Prada's suits are made by Belvest. But I'm wondering if it's just the high end expensive suits that are made by Belvest.

Does anyone have information on this? 

post #17541 of 33196
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

Perfect, and actually pretty close to what I meant as charcoal, they should serve you well.

Yeah, those are a darker medium gray, and a nice choice. Charcoal is barely removed from black.

This is charcoal:
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post #17542 of 33196
Just had sleeves on a jacket shortened (raised by the armpit) and now there's a lot of bunching/puckering at the shoulder seam and it causes the sleeve to look really weird. It's a relaxed wool unlined blazer (Engineered Garments), so there's some unevenness to begin with, but it looks weird now. Is this unavoidable b/c of the challenges in shortening sleeves from the seam (tapering in the sleeve, etc), or was it bad tailoring that could possibly be fixed?
post #17543 of 33196

can anyone refer me to an e-tailer etc to find a dark bitter chocolate brown sock ?

it may sound boring, but it's what i need.

post #17544 of 33196

Hello! Been lurking for a bit, I'm in need of help.

 

Long story short: Bought AE Strands from Nordstrom, AE fit guide gave me 11 W8, went with 11.5 D. They are too tight. Wore them 3 times hoping they'd stretch enough, but I actually got a blister on my pinky. outside of the US so can't try them on at a store.

 

Pictures for reference.

 

  1. What size should I be going for? I'm thinking 11.5 EE. Is the point where my toe ends normal? Should I go down to 11?
  2. Think I got a shot at exchanging them If I pay for shipping?
  3. I also bought Park Aves, except they're still being processed since I asked them to get me 11.5 E instead once I got these. How do they fit compared to the Strands? I know they're the same last, but I've read they fit differently. Should I get the same size?

 

I appreciate the help everybody. I've contacted both AE and Nordstrom and am awaiting their response.

 

 

post #17545 of 33196

An AE representative suggested I try EEE for width, but said nothing about Length. Should I stay at 11.5 or go down to 11? I have a feeling I can get away downsizing but I really have no idea.

post #17546 of 33196
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Originally Posted by cidr View Post

An AE representative suggested I try EEE for width, but said nothing about Length. Should I stay at 11.5 or go down to 11? I have a feeling I can get away downsizing but I really have no idea.

You could try taking them to a cobbler and having them stretched.

 

Also, Nordstrom has a very generous return policy. You could try taking them back.

post #17547 of 33196

Hi all I've been lurking for a while but haven't officially posted. I was hoping for some opinions about this bag. If anyone can jump in and tell me what they think I'd appreciate it.

 

I've been thinking about getting this bag to carry my iPad, work papers, etc. But I'm not sure if its too formal, too expensive for what it is, etc. I wear a lot of black leather. Thanks.

 

http://www.chapmanbags.com/men/shop-by-collection/reiver/reiver-despatch.html

post #17548 of 33196
^ I personally hate those narrow shoulder bags. In fact any back with a strap I find very immature looking. I would just get a portfolio case, or proper single gusset brief.
post #17549 of 33196

What Glasses is Henry Holland wearing in this picture?

Hi, I'm interested in glasses like these worn on Henry Holland 

 

I know the style is Retro half wayfarer but I can't find any just like these.

 

 

The closes I've found are the sunglasses Ray bans but I can only find these in gold: 

 

 

 

 

 
Please help! rolleyes.gif
post #17550 of 33196
Those look like Ray-Ban Clubmasters
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