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Styleforum Top Pickspost #21017 of 317324/9/13 at 9:52pmpost #21018 of 317324/9/13 at 9:58pmpost #21019 of 317324/9/13 at 10:15pm
First time poster here.
I found a perfect condition Oxxford sport coat at a thrift store recently. It's part of their Crittenden Collection, made for Wilkes Bashford. The only problem is that I'm a 42L and the sport coat is 44L, so it seems a little big. Having a sweater underneath helps a little bit but I can't shake off the feeling that it is, indeed, a little big, especially at the chest and maybe half an inch or so at the shoulder. Also seems a little long, but when I measured the length it seems no longer than my other sportcoats. The question is, can it be 'fixed' by a tailor? Is it worth it? I'm sure many here can relate to it, but I just found it hard to leave the jacket behind.
Thanks!post #21020 of 317324/9/13 at 10:40pmReosymes, no matter how handsome it may be, or how great a bargain its price, if a sport coat or suit jacket doesn't fit, I pass on it. Because, ultimately, proper fit trumps all.
Sure, a size 44 could be "fixed" to fit a size 42 person. But to do it well would involve a fair amount of money, and finding a tailor more skilled than most. ("Most" are good enough to cuff pants or shorten sleeves. This is a whole 'nother matter.) And even then, it's just not likely to be worth it.
If the sport coat's that great, buy it and put it up for sale on eBay. In your listing, emphasize its perfect condition and so forth. Then take whatever profit you made off of it, and buy yourself a sport coat that's your correct size, and one which doesn't seem a little long. 42L is a common size; you'll have no difficulty finding plenty of wonderful previously owned sport coats that fit you.post #21021 of 317324/9/13 at 10:54pmdo you already have a competent tailor that you work with? the tailor will be the best person to ask
i have a good alteration tailor that i have been working with for 2.5 years now and he knows how i like my jacket and pants to fit
and he tells me whether something is possible for him or not
and whether he is confident about the resultspost #21022 of 317324/9/13 at 11:01pmpost #21023 of 317324/9/13 at 11:08pmpost #21024 of 317324/10/13 at 5:34am
Anyone got a link to a retailer which carries this jacket?
It's a RLPL sheepskin (shearling?) jacket, sported by MoL around the forums. Was thinking of asking Luxire to do something similar, but it would be nice to have more pictures of it. I searched MoLs website but couldn't find it there.post #21025 of 317324/10/13 at 6:26am
First post, and I just stumbled on this forum yesterday while deciding to make the plunge into style. There are... a lot of rules to keep in mind, and as such I figured my best bet would be to ask if I was on the right track before taking the dive on a purchase.
At the moment, I don't have any of my own suits. I have some that have been passed down, they're in decent shape, but, well, they're old and don't fit right. All around not working. Since this is my first purchase and first legitimate suit, I want to make sure its something that will be functional for a long time, in a lot of situations, as it will be my go-to for a while until I'm able to build up some good income for more.
I've noted a couple things - Navy/Charcoal is the standard, with some back-and-forth on the shoe matches, but most tend to agree with darker browns / burgundy. I've seen some really good things about Benjamin Sartorial, so I'm hoping to go with him for the suit. That said, he has no Charcoal in my size (44R), only Gunmetal, so I'm leaning toward Navy.
Suits I'm looking at:
Shoes I'm looking at:
Which suit would be best for a first-purchase? Are these shoes considered decent (I'm not finding as much info on that end)? Thanks in advance, I'm hoping to get things purchased quickly.post #21026 of 317324/10/13 at 9:25amQuote:
You took the wrong message from that post, especially given your complete lack of knowledge about the local tailors. It will end in tears and cost you a minimum of a hundred bucks. Buy the coat, sell it on e-bay, get one in the right size.post #21027 of 317324/10/13 at 9:25ampost #21028 of 317324/10/13 at 2:40pmpost #21029 of 317324/10/13 at 2:43pmQuote:Originally Posted by Baked Potato
Are these PRL shirts fake?
Don't look fake to me.post #21030 of 317324/11/13 at 1:42amQuote:Originally Posted by rudals1281
I don't think the tie is ugly. I think you've potentially gone with the wrong color combination. Even though grey is a neutral and can go with most colors, I think a lighter blue shirt (solid) would look great with this tie as the tie is more along the lines of pink / burgundy. Check out my blog http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com for advice on how to mix and match ties with respect to both color and pattern.
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