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Take a look at this old thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/1463/hof-how-to-measure-for-ebay/0_50 . The pictures are unfortunately gone, but the text explains the process well.

 

Thanks! :)

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I'm attending my sister's wedding next month in New York City. I bought this jacket to wear to it, but I'm at a loss as to what color pants I should pair with it. Any suggestions? The jacket   is sort of a charcoal plaid with bits of green and blue in it.

 

 

 

 

I was thinking maybe charcoal pants, but maybe navy or black would be better?

post #20883 of 30493
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Originally Posted by larrywright View Post

I'm attending my sister's wedding next month in New York City. I bought this jacket to wear to it, but I'm at a loss as to what color pants I should pair with it. Any suggestions? The jacket   is sort of a charcoal plaid with bits of green and blue in it.

 

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I was thinking maybe charcoal pants, but maybe navy or black would be better?

Whenever you put on an odd jacket, you want the pants to contrast the jacket enough that the two do not look like the person tried to make a suit out of two odd pieces. So light or, better yet, a medium (mid) grey would be a better option. (http://putthison.com/tagged/Color)

 

I am a little confused as to your question in the greater context. If you are going to a wedding, wouldn't more formal attire be in order like say a suit, perhaps navy blue or charcoal, especially since you are the brother of the bride? And if the wedding is in NYC, I would be surprised if suits wouldn't be the norm (most weddings that take place in Manhattan, and I have been to a few, actually require black tie). Can I take a stab and assume that this wedding is taking place in Brooklyn? Even if the wedding is taking place in that mecca of hipsterism, I still think a suit is the best option. But when in doubt take your cues from the groom and groomsmen. If they are in suits, where a suit. If they are wearing odd jackets, i still would wear a suit, but an odd jacket would not look out of place. 

post #20884 of 30493

Hi Guys,

http://i.imgur.com/0NRMzfa.jpg

I just picked up my first two shirts in the Extra Slim Fit cut in 15/34 during the Brooks Brothers sale. The sleeves are an 1 1/2inch longer than I'd like but that can be easily fixed. On the other hand, the shoulders are about a 1/2 inch shorter than the usual slim-fit T.M. Lewins I wear and I feel that they might be too small.

I could possibly size up to a 15.5, then the collar would be too large, I can already fit two fingers into a size 15 collar comfortably. What do you think? Are they still acceptable from a sartorial perspective? Or is the BB ESF cut simply not suited for me?

Thank you for your advice in advance.

post #20885 of 30493

Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

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Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

well its not a great angle to tell too mcuh from, but sleeves look too long, and overall in the body and in the back, theres too much excess fabric.

unrelated to the fit of the shirt, i hope that's not an actual tie you plan on wearing. 

post #20887 of 30493
other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?
post #20888 of 30493

Hey does anybody know if Bass boat shoes run true to size? If buying online should I size up or down?

 

Thanks
 

post #20889 of 30493
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Hey does anybody know if Bass boat shoes run true to size? If buying online should I size up or down?

Thanks

Everything bass I've worn runs true to size. Never tried their boat shoes though. Bucks, loafers, camp mocs and a beater PTB for crappy weather is a decent sample though.

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other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?

Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.
post #20890 of 30493
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Everything bass I've worn runs true to size. Never tried their boat shoes though. Bucks, loafers, camp mocs and a beater PTB for crappy weather is a decent sample though.
Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.

 

 

Ok cool, thanks for the quick answer.

post #20891 of 30493
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Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

well its not a great angle to tell too mcuh from, but sleeves look too long, and overall in the body and in the back, theres too much excess fabric.

unrelated to the fit of the shirt, i hope that's not an actual tie you plan on wearing. 

 

I'll agree with this.  Neck is fine but shirt is too large for you. 

-If it is a nice shirt, you can have a tailor take the sleeves up and also take the extra fabric out of the shirt's body and arms. 

-If it is a cheap or poorly made shirt I'd suggest dropping it at Goodwill and saving your money. 


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post #20892 of 30493
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.
it's a merino wool v-neck sweater
i think the stitches will be too visible

looking for a way to use the material in some way around the house or something
i don't think a wool sweater will make a good shoe polish rag ... right?
post #20893 of 30493

Trying out the Mac method on my AE MacNeils. Never used any wax on shell cordovans before. Can someone suggest some waxes for me to use?

 

Thanks!

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Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Shoulders look a bit wide, and there is too much fabric in the waist causing it to blouse out like that. Can't tell about the sleeves or collar.

More importantly, please dear God tell me you are not wearing that tie. Or at least not tied like that.
post #20895 of 30493
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i think the stitches will be too visible

Hence, "beater". For throwing on when it doesn't matter that you're wearing something a little on the ratty side. A casual day at the office, lounging around the house on a weekend.

Also, small repairs are exactly why better sweaters come with a length of the same yarn used to make them- so you can stitch them up without it looking too obvious.
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