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Can anyone comment on the quality of Paul Betenly? 

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Great deal on gilt for sebastien grey MTM suits (at least, seems to be). Anyone here with experience with the company, and, am I asking for trouble being fairly new to purchasing suits, in going for something like this? I would probably wait until I'd had a little more experience but seems to be a pretty good deal @ ~ $500 so I"m thinking of going for it.

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Thoughts on these shoes?




I find it hard to come by good shoes in my size ( EU38, US 6) but these are my size. They are a brand called Massimo by Stemar. The only thing that has me feeling weary is that it seems the sole of the shoes are rubber. Should I kop, or should I pass?
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OK, another attempt. I appreciate the patience you folks have shown with my foolish questions.

 

--AH--, you were exactly right that I swept the shirt fabric to the back before. I included a side shot this time for you. You're probably also right that I have a flat seat, although I think it looks a little less flat this time.

 

Seems like the pants are a little too short now that I pulled them up. Should I go an inch or two longer on the inseam?

 

 

 

post #18140 of 32173
Good enough for me, it's an off the rack shirt, after all. I'll keep it.
I won't wear pants that short but probably nice for SF.

P.S. I mean that the shirt looks fine, my comment above looks a little...
Edited by Scotty - 10/26/12 at 3:06am
post #18141 of 32173

OlenWeaver, I would lengthen the pants about an inch, but it's really your preference. Looks like your pants' rise was made for someone with a bigger seat. Or is your waist too loose as well?


Edited by --AH-- - 10/26/12 at 9:40am
post #18142 of 32173

Hi,

 

I have this nice black wool suit which I wear once a month, I had alterations made to the sleeves after i bought it. I never noticed straight away after but I have a strange wrinkling as in the photo attached. It will not drop out with the usual method of hanging in a steamy room. I'm starting to think it might of got damaged some how, but I can't imagine where as I take good care of my clothes. any help would be appreciated in identifying the problem and solving it.

 

 

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For interviewing purposes, should I go top notch on the white shirt and invest in a brooks brothers (which was recommended in a book i am reading) or are there cheaper comparable brands? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

post #18144 of 32173

For interviewing purposes, should I go top notch on the white shirt and invest in a brooks brothers (which was recommended in a book i am reading) or are there cheaper comparable brands? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

post #18145 of 32173
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Originally Posted by Jigglypuff View Post

For interviewing purposes, should I go top notch on the white shirt and invest in a brooks brothers (which was recommended in a book i am reading) or are there cheaper comparable brands? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Your white shirt needn't be "top notch." It should fit you, be clean, be relatively wrinkle-free, etc. But it truly won't matter that you're wearing a $35 Lands' End white dress shirt, instead of a $250 white dress shirt.

Brooks Brothers was likely used as shorthand for "a traditional, business-appropriate suit." Brooks Bros. is not the only source of such suits. A whole lot of interview suits are purchased at Jos. A. Bank (usually for around 70% off, during one of JAB's very frequent sales), and while most JAB suits fail to find much love here on styleforum, in part because they tend not to be as slim-fitting as some people here prefer, I really don't see you losing any points at your interview for wearing a more traditional-fitting navy or grey suit, white shirt, and appropriate tie, shoes, etc.

There are other sources of business-appropriate suits, of course. I simply used Jos. A. Bank as an example, because it's a popular source, and cheaper than Brooks. A little review of past posts should provide you with a number of other choices.

If the book you're reading explains WHY it recommends certain items, pay attention to understanding those reasons. If the book doesn't explain, for example, why you should look for certain qualities in a shirt, why a particular color of suit is recommended, why some necktie patterns are preferable to others, etc., then find another book which does explain the reasoning behind the author's choices. Dressing appropriately is more about understanding the underlying rationale, and not so much about slavishly obeying an author's directions without either deviation or comprehension.
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Michael
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 10/26/12 at 12:16pm
post #18146 of 32173
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Your white shirt needn't be "top notch." It should fit you, be clean, be relatively wrinkle-free, etc. But it truly won't matter that you're wearing a $35 Lands' End white dress shirt, instead of a $250 white dress shirt.
Brooks Brothers was likely used as shorthand for "a traditional, business-appropriate suit." Brooks Bros. is not the only source of such suits. A whole lot of interview suits are purchased at Jos. A. Bank (usually for around 70%, during one of JAB's very frequent sales), and while most JAB suits fail to find much love here on styleforum, in part because they tend not to be as slim-fitting as some people here prefer, I really don't see you losing any points at your interview for wearing a more traditional-fitting navy or grey suit, white shirt, and appropriate tie, shoes, etc.
There are other sources of business-appropriate suits, of course. I simply used Jos. A. Bank as an example, because it's a popular source, and cheaper than Brooks. A little review of past posts should provide you with a number of other choices.
If the book you're reading explains WHY it recommends certain items, pay attention to understanding those reasons. If the book doesn't explain, for example, why you should look for certain qualities in a shirt, why a particular color of suit is recommended, why some necktie patterns are preferable to others, etc., then find another book which does explain the reasoning behind the author's choices. Dressing appropriately is more about understanding the underlying rationale, and not so much about slavishly obeying an author's directions without either deviation or comprehension.
--
Michael
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Originally Posted by Jigglypuff View Post

For interviewing purposes, should I go top notch on the white shirt and invest in a brooks brothers (which was recommended in a book i am reading) or are there cheaper comparable brands? Any recommendations would be appreciated.

+1 to this. Doesn't need to be top notch--but don't go full on polyester garbage, either. Lands End shirts are decent, as are Charles Tyrwhitt or TM Lewin if the shipping will get them to you in time.
post #18147 of 32173

To some extent, the answer will also come down to budget and convenience.  BB sells non-iron shirts, so if you want to be able to toss your shirt in the dryer on permanent press and have it come out wrinkle-free, then that's the way to go.

post #18148 of 32173
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Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

To some extent, the answer will also come down to budget and convenience.  BB sells non-iron shirts, so if you want to be able to toss your shirt in the dryer on permanent press and have it come out wrinkle-free, then that's the way to go.
Although it's hardly necessary to buy from BB, just to get non-iron. These days, non-iron shirts actually seem more popular than "must iron." (Which rather disappoints me, although I recognize that some non-iron shirts aren't too bad.)
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Although it's hardly necessary to buy from BB, just to get non-iron. These days, non-iron shirts actually seem more popular than "must iron." (Which rather disappoints me, although I recognize that some non-iron shirts aren't too bad.)

I don't have too much experience, but I feel that Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are better than most other brands and they are 100% cotton. I can only compare to Calvin Klein, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Uniqlo shirts.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I don't have too much experience, but I feel that Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts are better than most other brands and they are 100% cotton. I can only compare to Calvin Klein, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Uniqlo shirts.

Well, Brooks is far better than Calvin Klein and Uniqlo, but also much more expensive. Better than Tyrwhitt or Lands End too, but both of those hold their own in a comparison at a respectably lower price.

Your shirt absolutely doesn't need to be top notch. It has to be of a quality that doesn't scream utter crap, and it needs to be the appropriate level of formality. Hell, Old Navy is selling a decent slim fit, 100% Cotton dress shirt these days, for $30. I was looking for cheap cords, and was astonished at how well put together a shirt it was- so much so that I bought one. Only time will tell how it holds up to wear, but the process of finding a suitable white dress shirt should not be hard.

And as an aside, never trust "non iron". Shirts will often come out of the dryer in passable shape, but to get them looking their best, you really do need to iron.
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