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post #17896 of 33328
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I only have one suit so I can't really compare from one to the other.I suspect the problem for me is the jacket sleeves are a bit too long (they go down to where my thumb starts as opposed to the suggestion of the bone bump on the pink side of the wrist) but the tailor at the place I bought the suit refuses to pull them in because he kept telling me they are fine. It's in the cleaner at the moment so I can't take a picture.

It could be OCD but it's not just 1.16 of an inch. It usually goes all the way inside the jacket sleeves

post #17897 of 33328
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Would be with these three trousers:
http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/classic-flannel-pants-medium-gray
http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/vbc-super-100s-winter-flannel-navy
http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/wool-twill-pants-brown
What do you say? Would a chambray or flannel shirt work with these? Obviously a blue chambray won't go with the navy pants.

I'd skip the hardcore flannels, but I would think that chambray would be fine with those. And a blue chambray would be perfectly fine with the navy- light blue with navy is an easy and common pairing. You've never worn a blue shirt with a navy suit before?
post #17898 of 33328
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Originally Posted by omacaco View Post

I only have one suit so I can't really compare from one to the other.I suspect the problem for me is the jacket sleeves are a bit too long (they go down to where my thumb starts as opposed to the suggestion of the bone bump on the pink side of the wrist) but the tailor at the place I bought the suit refuses to pull them in because he kept telling me they are fine. It's in the cleaner at the moment so I can't take a picture.
It could be OCD but it's not just 1.16 of an inch. It usually goes all the way inside the jacket sleeves

The jacket sleeves are way too long, and if you want the shirt to pop out, they'll have to be shorter. Simple really- if you want the shirt to come out of the cuffs, the length of the shirt sleeve, hanging as it naturally does inside a jacket, has to be greater than the length of the jacket sleeve. The guy you bought it from is wrong- sadly all too common at menswear retailers these days. When it's ready at the cleaners, have them shorten the sleeves for you, it's a normal alteration, and one cleaners usually managed to pull off just fine.
post #17899 of 33328
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I'd skip the hardcore flannels, but I would think that chambray would be fine with those. And a blue chambray would be perfectly fine with the navy- light blue with navy is an easy and common pairing. You've never worn a blue shirt with a navy suit before?

 

What's wrong with 'hardcore flannels'? The guy is in Toronto after all and probably needs something for those cold days.

post #17900 of 33328
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Winter is coming and I need a beanie to keep my head warm. So far I found these two:

http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/index.php/retail/accessories/gloves-hats-socks/rib-hat.html

http://www.brora.co.uk/Product/Product.aspx?WebShopCodeStr=A2&WebSegmentCodeStr=S1&WebCategoryCodeStr=D1&StyleCodeStr=DQ178&PT=1&PC=A2-S1-D1

Can anyone comment on the quality or recommend me something better?

Many thanks in advance!

bump

post #17901 of 33328
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Both look nice, but no experience with them. I personally wear a J. Press wool cap when it's that cold.
post #17902 of 33328
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You can get the Johnstons hats on Sierra Trading Post for a nice discount. No personal experience, but according to the reviews there they run small.
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Thanks, small is probably not good for my slightly bigger head.
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Is it possible to have a shirt be smaller in the waist than the chest without benig darted? I was talking with a guy at Spoon Tailor recently when ordering a shirt there for the first time, and he suggested I get my shirts darted.

 

e.g. The Brooks Brothers extra slim fit fit me quite well, except that they are a bit baggy around my waist. Is this unavoidable when constructing the shirt without having the side seams go diagonally/not straight down from under the arm?

 

This seems to make sense, but I thought I had read on here before that wasn't the case. Does it make sense to have bespoke shirts that still need darting?

post #17905 of 33328
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

What's wrong with 'hardcore flannels'? The guy is in Toronto after all and probably needs something for those cold days.

Nothing wrong with them, but they'd be a mismatch with those pants. You wear flannel shirts with jeans, heavy khakis, or something similarly substantial.
post #17906 of 33328
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Nothing wrong with them, but they'd be a mismatch with those pants. You wear flannel shirts with jeans, heavy khakis, or something similarly substantial.

 

Ah, got you.

post #17907 of 33328
I used to have a second power adapter for my MacBook Pro, but lost it in my recent move to a new house. Can anyone recommend a cheap, off-brand replacement that works, and that won't burn my house down?
post #17908 of 33328
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

Is it possible to have a shirt be smaller in the waist than the chest without benig darted? I was talking with a guy at Spoon Tailor recently when ordering a shirt there for the first time, and he suggested I get my shirts darted.

 

e.g. The Brooks Brothers extra slim fit fit me quite well, except that they are a bit baggy around my waist. Is this unavoidable when constructing the shirt without having the side seams go diagonally/not straight down from under the arm?

 

This seems to make sense, but I thought I had read on here before that wasn't the case. Does it make sense to have bespoke shirts that still need darting?

A decent tailor should be able to take the shirts in for you without adding darts. To do this properly, they will likely take in the side seams all the way down to the sleeve cuff. This should work well, provided you have a little extra room in the chest. Check with the tailor to see if they can take it in more at the waist than the chest, if that would cause an issue for you.

post #17909 of 33328
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

A decent tailor should be able to take the shirts in for you without adding darts. To do this properly, they will likely take in the side seams all the way down to the sleeve cuff. This should work well, provided you have a little extra room in the chest. Check with the tailor to see if they can take it in more at the waist than the chest, if that would cause an issue for you.

My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?

post #17910 of 33328
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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?

Just get MTM shirts. The price differential is miniscule and sometimes cheaper. Go check out the moderntailor.com thread.

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