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post #17686 of 33133

That picture was taken with a relatively poor quality camera, my apologies, are these better?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would not have trouble picking up another tie if neither seem to match the suit of course...

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Just tried to post additional pictures but I get a message reading that the post is being held for moderator approval. Is this because of the number of pictures in the the reply or possibly the time between posts?

 

Maybe this will work...

 

post #17688 of 33133
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Originally Posted by strangedream View Post

Can somebody elaborate on bias pipes with some images to compare bias and not-bias (?) pipes.

 

While reading over this thread, there was some discussion about bias pipes came up. Despos explained them in the following, but I am still confused.

These are images from the original thread:

When cloth is cut on the bias, as I understand it, the "grain" is diagonal rather than than vertical.  So, a pinstripe would be diagonal, not vertical.  Most ties are cut on the bias, if that helps you visualize it.  In the top picture you posted, the piping is cut ont he bias, which you can see because the stripes are diagonal, not vertical.

post #17689 of 33133

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

 

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

 

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

 

Thank you!

post #17690 of 33133
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

Thank you!
the easy trick is to run the box pleat all the way down like a band of outsiders shirt.

it is not hard to turn a box pleat into side pleats.
post #17691 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Nickolas View Post


 


The gray will probably give you a washed out look. Definite downsides to both ties. Don't suppose borrowing/buying another tie is an option?

I like the collar on the white shirt.

post #17692 of 33133

Buying another tie is absolutely an option, buying another suit on the other hand is not as easy... what would you suggest?

post #17693 of 33133
I purchased a Navy blazer from Brooks Brothers in Loro Piana fabric. It's the classic navy blue with gold buttons. I'm not too big on the gold buttons and I was thinking of changing them to something along the lines of:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-otfoFssQKn0/TZq83RFc6KI/AAAAAAAAABk/oEu15v9EPTc/s1600/7108.jpg

Would I be committing a male style fashion faux pas if I did actually change the buttons?
post #17694 of 33133
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Originally Posted by Nickolas View Post

Buying another tie is absolutely an option, buying another suit on the other hand is not as easy... what would you suggest?

A solid navy tie will do the trick.
post #17695 of 33133
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

Thank you!

Have it taken in from the sides. Not quite as easy and cheap as darts, but the better option for anything beyond a minor adjustment, and works perfectly fine with any pleats.
post #17696 of 33133

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

 

edit: I should mention I'm in Canada :)


Edited by gooter - 10/1/12 at 7:50am
post #17697 of 33133
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Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

 

Metal gives a good look generally, but might not be ideal for shirts worn casually (without a tie). I know some people that bend them a bit. Not sure where you are from, but you could try TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt, Brooks Brothers, or eHaberdasher (linked on the right side of the page).

post #17698 of 33133
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

edit: I should mention I'm in Canada smile.gif

I use Wurkin Stiffs. Metal collar stays with magnets to hold your collars down. Here's a link: http://www.wurkinstiffs.com
post #17699 of 33133
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

edit: I should mention I'm in Canada smile.gif

I bought mine from Gilt Group and they are from Jan Leslie. They are about $20 for 6 pairs and are made of brass or stainless steel depending on which ones you get.

http://www.janleslie.com/taxonomy/term/19
post #17700 of 33133

I know this camera takes pretty bad quality pictures but how do these options look?

That is NOT the same suit as before but the other pinstripe suit I will be wearing is at the tailor. I thought this suit jacket was closer to the other grey suit when I put it in the picture but now that I compare the other picture it looks much lighter. So I apologize for throwing it off with that light grey, try to imagine the darker suit from before...

 

 

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