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post #18316 of 31066
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Originally Posted by Dodo View Post

I wear Epaulet shirts in size medium, they fit me fine, I'm quite short so i would like to try the j. crew ludlow sportcoat, which size of J. Crew Ludlow sportcoat should fit me? 38s or 40s? anybody wears epaulet shirts and j. crew sportcoat?
thanks
It depends on your chest size. I tried on a 38s Ludlow single breasted 2 button Suit Jacket and it fit fine in the chest, but did not fit correctly in the shoulders.
post #18317 of 31066

Is it a mistake to buy a used bespoke tweed jacket on ebay?  The best alternative for me seems to be J. Crew, but I'm having a hard time getting over the narrow lapels since I'm relatively tall.  If the measurements are good, is this likely to work, or is there something I'm missing?
 

post #18318 of 31066
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

Is it a mistake to buy a used bespoke tweed jacket on ebay?
Used jackets often sell very inexpensively on eBay - not infrequently, for less than 1/10 of what a new jacket of comparable quality would cost at retail. Such being the case, I don't see how it's a mistake to buy such a jacket, assuming you've been provided with multiple, high quality photos of the jacket, and with various measurements from the jacket.

I've done so on occasion (not always for bespoke or tweed), and I've been quite pleased with most of my purchases. As for the ones which just didn't work out... well, given what I paid, even 1 winner in 4 would have been well worth the gamble, and I average several times better than 1 in 4.
post #18319 of 31066
Hi,

Is there any recourse for a purchase I did and didn't get the item and now the seller doesn't answer emails? I've bought more than 20 items through SF and NEVER had a problem before this one.

Thanks
post #18320 of 31066
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Originally Posted by joehawrng View Post

Hi,
Is there any recourse for a purchase I did and didn't get the item and now the seller doesn't answer emails? I've bought more than 20 items through SF and NEVER had a problem before this one.
Thanks

Credit card chargeback.
post #18321 of 31066

I am thinking about getting a Brooks Brothers 1818 madison suit on ebay or in the B&S. I haven't been able to get to a brooks brothers store. We have an outlet near here so I was able to try on one of their 346 suits. How the fit compare between the two?  I am going to try to make it to Philly this weekend so I can try one on in person but that may not happen.

post #18322 of 31066
Is this as noticeable to you as it is to me?

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Or do you even see what I am talking about?
post #18323 of 31066

First post, go easy please.

 

Got this peacoat, little big in the back I would say?  Shoulders are a little big?  It is lined with a quilted deal, it could still be tailored though, right?

 

 

Bad quality pictures I realize.  Yes I'm wearing a t-shirt and need to clean my mirror.

post #18324 of 31066
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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

Is this as noticeable to you as it is to me?

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The differential in creasing between the two shoes looks very odd.  Unless your feet are very different sizes, I wonder if the left shoe is defective.

post #18325 of 31066
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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

Is this as noticeable to you as it is to me?
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9uqujyje.jpg
Or do you even see what I am talking about?

Are those really from the same box? Is that the first time you put them on or how often/long have they been worn?

post #18326 of 31066
Thanks, but "why" is not the issue (I know why they look like they do) , I am most interested if you would walk around in such shoes considering the look...

They are Carminia cordovan and have been worn at least 10-15 times....
post #18327 of 31066
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Originally Posted by russ257 View Post

I am thinking about getting a Brooks Brothers 1818 madison suit on ebay or in the B&S. I haven't been able to get to a brooks brothers store. We have an outlet near here so I was able to try on one of their 346 suits. How the fit compare between the two?  I am going to try to make it to Philly this weekend so I can try one on in person but that may not happen.

I would not advise using a 346 suit to determine fit on an 1818. Most 1818 suits are made in the US by Southwick. I am unsure where the 346 suits are manufactured because I don't buy them, but they are probably not made in the US.
post #18328 of 31066
I bought a car coat off the rack and it fits okay but could be a bit more slim for a more modern look. Around how much cost am I looking at for alterations?
post #18329 of 31066

Grenadine?

700

 

Not Grenadine?

700

post #18330 of 31066

How is the fit on Cordings shirts? They're having a 3 for £120 sale now

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