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post #19576 of 33186
Hey guys. I just graduated and got a job where I would be flying around a lot to warm/hot countries. I am looking for a timeless light sportcoat to travel with. I just don't know where to start. Im 5'7 medium build. Any recommendations?
post #19577 of 33186
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Originally Posted by backtaro View Post

Thanks. What do you think about the price? Is $350 for a solid charcoal a good deal?

You got a great price for the suit.
post #19578 of 33186
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

Are winged collars still the choice with a tuxedo/bibbed shirt/bow tie on New Years eve.  If not, what to wear?

 

Cheers,

I would stick with a standard/turndown collar. This will hide the black band of the bow tie as it wraps around your neck. Your shirt should still be of the formal variety however (either pleated or pique bib). See here for more information: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Shirts.htm

post #19579 of 33186

What do you guys think of this sportscoat? I think the sleeves are a touch short, and the armholes are a bit low, but otherwise I am looking for some general advice. Also I just threw this over my sunday bumming clothes so please disregard t-shirt and jeans.. may (will?) be worn with slacks and a buttoned down shirt.  Obviously this isn't a MTM coat, so I'm not expecting an absolutely perfect fit, but for a few bucks it didn't seem like a bad purchase.

 

 

post #19580 of 33186
Guys any way to remove marks on shoes left on by Saphir? I accidentally forgot to spread it around and let it dry...instead left it on for a day and there seems to be marks left over from it.
post #19581 of 33186
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Guys any way to remove marks on shoes left on by Saphir? I accidentally forgot to spread it around and let it dry...instead left it on for a day and there seems to be marks left over from it.

Reno may be able to get it out.  Worst case scenario you can use reno-mat, although its a bit more abrasive.

post #19582 of 33186
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I would stick with a standard/turndown collar. This will hide the black band of the bow tie as it wraps around your neck. Your shirt should still be of the formal variety however (either pleated or pique bib). See here for more information: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Shirts.htm

Thanks for the reply.  I always thought the tie band looked silly, especially the pre-tied versions that I wear.

 

Cheers,

post #19583 of 33186
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Reno may be able to get it out.  Worst case scenario you can use reno-mat, although its a bit more abrasive.

I think this may be similar to what you have encountered.  Back in the day (military) we used to burn in our polish and sometimes it would harden.  I used a nylon stocking to knock down the ridges. Use a motion like the shoe shine guys use with the rag.

 

Cheers,

post #19584 of 33186
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

Thanks for the reply.  I always thought the tie band looked silly, especially the pre-tied versions that I wear.

 

Cheers,

Next step, stop wearing a pre-tied bow tie.

post #19585 of 33186
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Next step, stop wearing a pre-tied bow tie.

QFT
post #19586 of 33186
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Originally Posted by bubba04 View Post

^ I have the same problem and got tired of paying to to get OTR shirts that fit around the neck altered to fit well around my torso too, only to have to live with the shoulders and sleeves being off. I now got with MTM, mostly from moderntailor.com.

There's a shop near me that does $99 per shirt, but if I can get measurements from Modern Tailor right it might be worth going through them. The sub-$100 fabrics seem decent.
post #19587 of 33186
Say a jacket of mine is 21.25 inches in the chest, pit to pit. I need some more wearing easy. Ideally, it should be 21.5 to 21.75. Can the chest be let out at that area?

I know that the waist of a jacket can be let out, but I'm unsure about the chest area.
Edited by jrd617 - 1/7/13 at 11:17pm
post #19588 of 33186
Member "a tailor" said on Ask Andy that there is usually material at the side seam under the armhole.

Still interested in hearing from people who've had this procedure done on a jacket by a good tailor.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?103203-Letting-out-chest-of-suit-jacket
post #19589 of 33186

Ah! Thank you.

post #19590 of 33186
What is a good suit to buy for less than, say $600? Just need it for 1-2 times a year for weddings, interviews etc...

Im about 6'2, 215# right now. Can get it tailored, of course. In Los Angeles.
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