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post #19021 of 30551

just got a couple hyde park oxfords from lands end, quite impressed for the price. noob question but - do people have the experience that they shrink in the wash? am I better off getting them dry cleaned? thanks!

post #19022 of 30551

Hey folks, I'm trying to upgrade my wardrobe with a BB Fitzgerald Blazer that I got off the Bay.  I usually wear a 40-42S but this is a 42R.  I am 5'7" with thicker shoulders.

 

Overall I'm feelin the fit of this with the trimmer cut and narrower lapels but I'm not sure about the length of the coat.  Typically my jackets are 29" BoC but this comes in at 31".  I'd love some feedback on whether or not I need to pay to get it tailored an inch shorter.  I don't mind spending the money if it's needed - the jacket was relatively cheap to begin with and is in excellent shape.  My wife thinks I'm nuts and says it's fine but I feel like it's too long.

 

Thoughts?  Thanks for the advice!

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post #19023 of 30551

Hey guys, does this suit jacket fit me? It looks like it does, its a green label ralph lauren. Its 100% wool and I got it on sale for $170 from its $360 retail price. It looks and feels pretty great.700

post #19024 of 30551

Should I get the tap sole option for AE Strands?

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1616_1_40000000001_-1

 

I live in Utah so for a good portion of the year it's rainy or snowy.

post #19025 of 30551
Habitat- it's really hard to tell from that picture. I'm no expert but the shoulders look to be a little big.
You might have better luck in the 'ask a tailor' thread.
post #19026 of 30551
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Originally Posted by voiceofsticks View Post

I'm not sure about the length of the coat.
The length appears to be okay. Current fashion trends call for what I consider to be overly short (sometimes ridiculously short) jacket lengths, and that's certainly not what you've got going for you with this blazer. But by most traditional standards (and if you're buying a Brooks Brothers blazer, even one with a moderately trim cut and narrow lapels, I suspect you may just have some degree of respect for traditional clothing standards) its length is perfectly fine. Absolutely no need to shorten it.

As something of an aside, I note that your pictures are both taken from the front. As are most "Is this jacket the right length?" pictures. But do bear in mind that one of the key determinative factors in assessing proper length is the extent to which a jacket covers your butt. This is generally a far more meaningful standard than any rule-of-thumb guideline about a jacket coming down to some point on the wearer's thumb, or his hand, or whatnot. Would that more "Is this jacket the right length?" pictures were taken from the side and rear. But I get that this isn't the norm, so relatively few people are likely to start doing it this way. (Adopting a natural posture in "Does it fit?/Is it too long?" pictures would also be a huge help. But, again, most people adopt an unnaturally stiff and upright posture in such pictures, and I don't see that fundamentally changing anytime soon.)
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Michael
post #19027 of 30551
re: Lands' End Hyde Park Oxfords
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Originally Posted by jesPak View Post

do people have the experience that they shrink in the wash?

I have a few such shirts, and find that they do shrink very slightly. Certainly not enough to be an issue for me.

However, I bought the shirts a few years ago, and I don't know whether they're the same as today's Lands' End Hyde Park shirts. For example, mine are "must iron," whereas for all I know, current versions of the shirts may be non-iron. Mine are also marked "Made in Hong Kong," which I suspect current ones are not.

Anyway, I'd regard getting them dry cleaned as unnecessary at best, mildly harmful at worst.
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Michael
post #19028 of 30551

Would derby shoes (brown), dark blue jeans and a black tee look good together? are they a good combination?

Thanks
 

post #19029 of 30551

A couple questions:

 

I've just accepted a job that will require I wear suits much more often.  I have a couple Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suits (Navy and Charcoal) and want to add at least three more to the rotation.  Can someone recommend suits in a similar cut to the Fitzgerald that i might look for?  I may end up just getting some more of these, but would like to look around a little at other options too. I'm looking at $1500 or less retail.  I particularly like the way the shoulders look on the Fitzgerald when I'm wearing it.

 

Also, i am looking to replace my 25 year old LL Bean Malcolm tartan flannel shirt.  They are not offering this pattern at the moment.  Is there another maker that offers a similar pattern in a flannel shirt that i should try out?

post #19030 of 30551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coronaeus View Post

A couple questions:

I've just accepted a job that will require I wear suits much more often.  I have a couple Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suits (Navy and Charcoal) and want to add at least three more to the rotation.  Can someone recommend suits in a similar cut to the Fitzgerald that i might look for?  I may end up just getting some more of these, but would like to look around a little at other options too. I'm looking at $1500 or less retail.  I particularly like the way the shoulders look on the Fitzgerald when I'm wearing it.

Also, i am looking to replace my 25 year old LL Bean Malcolm tartan flannel shirt.  They are not offering this pattern at the moment.  Is there another maker that offers a similar pattern in a flannel shirt that i should try out?

If you really like the Fitz, wait for the BB day after Christmas sale. Likely to be their best price of the year.
post #19031 of 30551
Can I get away with Chucks with a button-down? Not ideal but I don't have anything else that even remotely fits
post #19032 of 30551
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Originally Posted by Left Hand View Post

Can I get away with Chucks with a button-down? Not ideal but I don't have anything else that even remotely fits

For a job interview, no. For going to get milk, sure.
post #19033 of 30551
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckOfDuke View Post

Would derby shoes (brown), dark blue jeans and a black tee look good together? are they a good combination?
Thanks

 

I don't think so. I would wear a gray t shirt if t shirt is your jam. If you had black shoes I would say it is fine.
post #19034 of 30551
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

The length appears to be okay. Current fashion trends call for what I consider to be overly short (sometimes ridiculously short) jacket lengths, and that's certainly not what you've got going for you with this blazer. But by most traditional standards (and if you're buying a Brooks Brothers blazer, even one with a moderately trim cut and narrow lapels, I suspect you may just have some degree of respect for traditional clothing standards) its length is perfectly fine. Absolutely no need to shorten it.
As something of an aside, I note that your pictures are both taken from the front. As are most "Is this jacket the right length?" pictures. But do bear in mind that one of the key determinative factors in assessing proper length is the extent to which a jacket covers your butt. This is generally a far more meaningful standard than any rule-of-thumb guideline about a jacket coming down to some point on the wearer's thumb, or his hand, or whatnot. Would that more "Is this jacket the right length?" pictures were taken from the side and rear. But I get that this isn't the norm, so relatively few people are likely to start doing it this way. (Adopting a natural posture in "Does it fit?/Is it too long?" pictures would also be a huge help. But, again, most people adopt an unnaturally stiff and upright posture in such pictures, and I don't see that fundamentally changing anytime soon.)
--
Michael

I concur. The length looks fine from what I can tell. Your shirt sleeves look a tad too long though. I usually don't have that much cuff showing.
post #19035 of 30551

Ran across this picture online while researching linen jackets earlier and thought I'd ask your opinions on it.

 

 

It appears to be a sportcoat with short sleeves, probably for tropical climates.  If the fabric was good and the length was post-posterior, would it ever be acceptable for someone to wear something like this?  With a collared short-sleeve shirt, mind.


Edited by deadAngle - 12/8/12 at 7:43pm
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