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I often wear OCBDs and throw a sweater over, so I'm asking if I should show shirt cuff also in that situation?

 

 

There is no cuff rule with sweaters that I am aware of.  I regularly wear dress shirts under a sweater and I think it depends on the cuff of the sweater.  Unless you have all of your sweaters custom made you will have varying lengths and cuff styles to work with.  If the shirt cuff is going to show under a sweater cuff I try to make it a uniform 1/4".  If the sweater covers the shirt cuffs I don't force it.  I'd call it on a case-by-case basis.

Good luck!
 


Edited by AmericanGent - 1/14/13 at 7:20am
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Hi all thumbs-up.gif

 

I have a question in relation to MTM suits. If I have a 38" chest, roughly how many inches should I add to get a well fitting suit jacket chest measurement?

 

Thanks!


Edited by oman112 - 1/14/13 at 7:13am
post #19743 of 31069
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Originally Posted by oman112 View Post

Hi all thumbs-up.gif

I have a question in relation to MTM suits. If I have a 38" chest, roughly how many inches should I add to get a well fitting suit jacket chest measurement?

Thanks!

Clearances should be the tailor's job, not yours. Don't force a tailor let them make the call.
post #19744 of 31069
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Clearances should be the tailor's job, not yours. Don't force a tailor let them make the call.

 

Thanks Patrick. This is for an Indochino suit, so a tailor will not really be involved. Based on my 38" chest measurement, they gave me a jacket that is 41.5" around the chest, which is a little too tight. I was asking more from a knowledge perspective.

post #19745 of 31069
Basically the answer depends on the style of the cut. There is no rule, some tailors prefer more, some less.
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Basically the answer depends on the style of the cut. There is no rule, some tailors prefer more, some less.

+1. 3-4" is pretty standard though, so that is well within the realm of reason.
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Is there a name for a wool overcoat with fur-faced lapels?
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Astrakhan coat.
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Has anyone tried the Mr. B's line (from Aldo) Chastin shoes? They look like white bucks and are on sale right now...have a leather sole too...not sure about the brand or this shoe from them in particular...google mr. b chastin and you can find it...in class right now so I can't get too distracted looking for the link.

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Okay, another quickie - is there ever a reason to have the DB buttons on a suit not be ornamental besides some lingering OCD desire to have them do something?
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I am planning on getting the Men's Authentic Pea Coat from Sterlingwear but i cant decide between getting the form fitting jacket or sizing up as I don't know how tight the form fitting jacket is going to be. I am planning on wearing light sweaters and t-shirts underneath this coat and on certain events a suit and a shirt as well. So with this information should I get a form fitting jacket or the bigger version?

 

Also they asked me to take a jacket that fits me well and measure the length from the top edge to the bottom edge of the jacket. Unfortunately I don't own jackets that fits met well in terms of length so i was wondering if there is any other way of me measuring the length?

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Astrakhan coat.

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Where can I find a quality navy corduroy backpack?

post #19754 of 31069

So I wanted to replace the crepe soles on a pair of Faconnable shoes with a Vibram mini-lug sole.  The catch is that I want white soles, the same as this shoe (yes it is a vibram sole)

 

 

 

Vibram USA says that they do not have them in the catalogue nor do they supply them and as far as the guy could tell, Vibram Italy doesn't either.  I was told that the soles are made in China but China is a big place.  I have a buddy that is in Taipei so I guess I have access to items in the Chinese market but I'd rather just hit somebody's website and have them shipped to me. 

 

 

 

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Is this TF tie going to be hard to put on? I am thinking about buying it. Thanks!

I think that may be the coolest tie I've ever seen.

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