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post #17926 of 31221
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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

I've been on the hunt for a good tweed jacket for a couple months here in OKC and I think I've found it!
My question is can one successfully wash a thrifted tweed jacket without jacking the thing up?  I was planning to lay flat it in the tub, spray it with cold water from the shower head, put a small amount of woolite in, squish and mash it for a few minutes, drain the dirty water, rinse til the water runs clear, rolling it gently to push out excess water, and hang on a coat hanger with a fan blowing on it.  As often as I'll be donning this jacket, I wanted to start off with one that was not thrift store grimy.

Have you considered having it dry cleaned?
post #17927 of 31221
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Have you considered having it dry cleaned?

x2. Just dry clean it.
post #17928 of 31221
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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 #17929 of 31221
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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 #17930 of 31221

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 #17931 of 31221
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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 #17932 of 31221

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

post #17933 of 31221
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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 #17934 of 31221
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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 #17935 of 31221
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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 #17936 of 31221
Do alden PTBs ever go on sale somewhere?
post #17937 of 31221
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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 #17938 of 31221
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 #17939 of 31221
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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 #17940 of 31221

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

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