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post #17926 of 33064
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

So I have begun my search for nice suits/SC on a budget and have been sifting through the buying and selling forum. 

 

I have my personal measurements from a Men's Warehouse (my buddy just got married), but I'm not sure how to interpret the numbers. What is the general rule about +/- your exact measurements? If I have a 39.5" chest (I'm guessing and don't actually recall the exact number) and normally wear a 40R; what is the largest I should go?

 

Unfortunately, I don't have a perfect suit yet so I don't have any other reference. Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Anyone have any experience with how measurements should compare?

post #17927 of 33064
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

Anyone have any experience with how measurements should compare?

If you are asking what the relationship should be between your chest measurement and the actual measurement of the jacket then that is a matter of personal preference. Typically it is in the range of 2 to 4 inches higher than your measurement, although I think that some SFers like jackets which are smaller than that and chest measurement is far from the only issue on jacket fit. But you are asking a question which doesn't matter. Go to a brick and mortar store which has brands that interest you and try some on. That way you can learn the size of that particular brand and cut which fits you best. Or you can even go to a thrift store and try things on. Find something which fits correctly and then measure it using the standard procedure. If you don't know how to do it google "how to measure a suit Andy" for instructions. Using the second method it absolutely doesn't matter what the labeled size of the jacket is. Why? Because different brands will measure differently for the same size. And it may have been altered.

You say you normally wear a 40R. A 40R in what? Just to use Brooks Brothers as an example, you may wear a 40R in Madison cut, a 41R in Fitzgerald, and a 42R in Milano. In this type of discussion when someone says "I wear a 40R in Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald" then he probably knows what he is talking about. If he says "I wear a 40R" then he doesn't understand the difference in cuts and brands. There will be some 40R's which don't even come close to fitting him.
post #17928 of 33064

WHO CAN HELP ME, I'M LOOKING FOR A BLACK BROCADE/EMBOSSED PEAK LAPEL BLAZER, RED VELVET BLAZER WITH PEAK LAPELS (SIZE 42-46, MAYBE A 40). ALSO BLACK BROGUE SUEDE SHOES, US SIZE 9, UK 8. 


Edited by King-Panther - 10/13/12 at 3:02pm
post #17929 of 33064
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

Anyone have any experience with how measurements should compare?

This is just how I feel about this, but I think it's a bad way of starting a new wardrobe. I think you need to try these things on as there are usually other factors that come into play than the numbers.
post #17930 of 33064

What kind of shoes do I wear with business casual in real winter?

post #17931 of 33064
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What kind of shoes do I wear with business casual in real winter?

chukkas, derby boots, or something like a duck boot to work with "real" shoes in your bag

post #17932 of 33064
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post


Have you considered having it dry cleaned?

 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


x2. Just dry clean it.

I hadn't considered it, but if you guys think that is a viable and thorough cleaning option, then I trust your word.  Thanks!

Look forward to reading and engaging more as I become acquainted with SF!  boa noite!

post #17933 of 33064
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Originally Posted by King-Panther View Post

WHO CAN HELP ME, I'M LOOK FOE A BLACK BROCADE/EMBOSSED PEAK LAPEL BLAZER, RED VELVET BLAZER WITH PEAK LAPELS (SIZE 42-46, MAYBE A 40). ALSO BLACK BROGUE SUEDE SHOES, US SIZE 9, UK 8. 

None of your post makes sense. Try posting in SW&D.
post #17934 of 33064
Do alden PTBs ever go on sale somewhere?
post #17935 of 33064
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Do alden PTBs ever go on sale somewhere?

I assume you mean the shell PTB's... other than the odd fluke here or there (i.e. some internet retailer like J. Crew has a sale that is supposed to exclude Alden but a glitch nonetheless applies the discount for some people), and maybe an occasional 3% off at The Shoe Mart on less popular black shell items, no.
post #17936 of 33064
are there non shell PTBs that have a leather sole and not the commando one? i haven't been able to find non shell ones...
post #17937 of 33064
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

are there non shell PTBs that have a leather sole and not the commando one? i haven't been able to find non shell ones...

Here's at least one version:
http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=132&ParentID=3&PageID=&Action=
post #17938 of 33064

Hey there, leather geeks.

 

I'm a picky bee about bags and I was wondering if y'all could point me in the direction of a smaller weekender-type bag made out of black shell cordovan with understated finishing touches (fine, non-constrast stitching). 

 

I've found vintage etienne aigner bags, but I was hoping for something that was new in the past 30 years, haha, 

 

P.S. -  I'm jealous that clothing for men is about choices (bespoke/tailored clothing is traditionally associated with men) while clothing for women is generally determined by a male designer without the input of the female consumer before it reaches the market. cold[1].gif

post #17939 of 33064
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Here's at least one version:
http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=132&ParentID=3&PageID=&Action=

you are the most awesome. thank you kindly

i am not a master of identifying lasts, but those aren't the barrie last right?


ffffuuuu.gif maybe i should shell out the money for the cordovan blucher instead of buying sneakers
post #17940 of 33064
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

are there non shell PTBs that have a leather sole and not the commando one? i haven't been able to find non shell ones...

Allen Edmonds also makes PTBs that have leather soles. I think the two are Leeds and Kenliworth.
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