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post #21661 of 31221

*warning - contains sweeping generalisations*

 

MM, if you're going to peacock on a budget, maybe you should check out some thrift/charity shops and try to find an interesting (or offensive!) suit that doesn't need too much adjusting.  Otherwise, if you have any suit that fits you, then maybe trade up on the shoes and accessories.  But the waistcoat and trousers with no jacket thing is a bit low-grade style mag, and makes you look like a bell hop. :) 

post #21662 of 31221
Yeah, vest without a jacket look makes you look like a waiter. No good.
post #21663 of 31221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The first thing to do it put on a proper shirt and tie, dress shoes and a belt i.e. wear it the way you're going to wear it.  You'll get a much better idea of how it's really looking.  Then review what E.TF said!


If there is plenty of excess fabric in the side seams and the vent itself, your tailor might be able to let it out a bit, but it's tricky to keep it hanging right.  But I suspect it;s just the wrong jacket.  I know the centre vent is very common in the US, but it might not be right for your body shape, at least not in standard fits.
I was thinking I might just try and tack it towards the top of the vent to keep it from opening all the way to the bottom of my shirt and top of my pants. I will have to look and see if there is enough extra fabric.
post #21664 of 31221

That's an option, but I'd ask the experts in the tailoring threads, and maybe show them some pics.  If you close it a bit, it might make the jacket ride up a bit at the back which wouldn't look good either.

post #21665 of 31221

Figured instead of creating a new thread I'd just post my question here. 

 

This will be my first time buying Ferragamo shoes, new or used, and am therefore not sure what to look for.

 

This is the actual link

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715807058?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

There are 7 pics total and can be enlarged for a much better look. Figured I wouldn't post them in here to cause any more lag than necessary.

 

Anyhow, if anyone could please  tell me if these are rubber or leather sole and if they are glued?  Of course I'd also like to know if they happen to be real, as well.

post #21666 of 31221

I'm about to enter the professional world and I was wondering if I should spend more to get a canvassed MTM suit (such as one from Kent Wang) or simply try to find a decent suit off the rack from a department store or online and have it tailored. The third option is to have a local tailor make one, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough about suits and fabrics to trust myself with commissioning one. I have two suits, so this would be my third; but, I'm not entirely satisfied with my previous two in terms of fit, material, or construction. They were purchased with haste because I needed one at the time.

 

In short, which option do you think is the best bang for the buck in terms of overall quality?

post #21667 of 31221
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Originally Posted by vzx83 View Post

I'm about to enter the professional world and I was wondering if I should spend more to get a canvassed MTM suit (such as one from Kent Wang) or simply try to find a decent suit off the rack from a department store or online and have it tailored. The third option is to have a local tailor make one, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough about suits and fabrics to trust myself with commissioning one. I have two suits, so this would be my third; but, I'm not entirely satisfied with my previous two in terms of fit, material, or construction. They were purchased with haste because I needed one at the time.

 

In short, which option do you think is the best bang for the buck in terms of overall quality?


I have no experience with Kent Wang, but I would suggest that you spend as much money as you can on one suit.  If you spend your money well you will only have to spend it once. 

 

Do your research here on SF and get informed about KW and go from there. 

post #21668 of 31221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

*warning - contains sweeping generalisations*

 

MM, if you're going to peacock on a budget, maybe you should check out some thrift/charity shops and try to find an interesting (or offensive!) suit that doesn't need too much adjusting.  Otherwise, if you have any suit that fits you, then maybe trade up on the shoes and accessories.  But the waistcoat and trousers with no jacket thing is a bit low-grade style mag, and makes you look like a bell hop. :) 

 

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Yeah, vest without a jacket look makes you look like a waiter. No good.

 

+1. I tried this look at a wedding and found out the hard way.

post #21669 of 31221
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+1. I tried this look at a wedding and found out the hard way.

Hahahahaha, sorry to hear that, but that's funny.

Everyone, take it from this guy--don't wear a vest without a jacket.
post #21670 of 31221

Hello, I was looking online for some plain, white shirt (for me it looks like imposible to find any), and so I found this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charles-Wilson-Mens-Semi-Tailored-Fit-Formal-Shirt-New-STFR-/221204262631?pt=UK_Men_s_Formal_Shirts&var=&hash=item791aaabcac

 

Do anyone here know the brand, if they are making good shirts? I have some with that price, but I tryied them in shop, for this one, I don´t know if material is good or not. 

post #21671 of 31221

I don't know the brand you are referring to, but TM Lewin shirts are considered pretty decent for the price, and they can be had for 25 GBP if you buy 4 or more. Plus, they have regularly sales when they go for like 20 GBP I think. Also check Charles Tyrwhitt.

post #21672 of 31221

Is this the right place to ask about ties whereabouts?


Im looking to buy a tie like this blue one here. Does anyone have any tips?

post #21673 of 31221
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Is this the right place to ask about ties whereabouts?


Im looking to buy a tie like this blue one here. Does anyone have any tips?

 

Here is a similar tie:

 

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http://www.drakes-london.com/ties/untipped-silk-tussah-8cm-tie

 

You are looking for an unlined hand sewn tie, likely a 3 fold. 

post #21674 of 31221

can someone who knows please advise me--what is the quality of corneliani like?  Compared to say, Canali or  Zegna or Isaia?  about the same or less?  reasons would be greatly appreciated!  

post #21675 of 31221
Bout the same as all of those but Isaia, which is higher than the rest due to some handwork in the construction.
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