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post #21676 of 32180
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Cole Haan View Post

What is the quality of Hilditch & Key compared to say, Borrelli and the Italian makers? I've tried to search the archives on this but there are mixed reviews. Is Hilditch in the same league or not?

Two different beasts. H&K makes a sturdy, machine-stitched shirt in the English tradition, without the handstitching and fat buttons and romantic sales pitches you get from the Italians. Collar choices are limited, and there's less emphasis on luxury cloths. But it's very practical, consistent in styling, and the classic collar is almost universally flattering. Guys who go for Italian shirts, especially the flashier collars and more conspicuous details, may find H&K a bit austere. But it generally hits the marks for me. Depends what you like and want from a shirt.
post #21677 of 32180
Mainline Corneliani is very nice. But they have multiple lines of varying quality and styling. Some of it aims younger/casual with quirky detailing that can fall on the wrong side of odd. But the conservative mainline stuff can be great. One of my favorite makers.
post #21678 of 32180
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Mainline Corneliani is very nice. But they have multiple lines of varying quality and styling. Some of it aims younger/casual with quirky detailing that can fall on the wrong side of odd. But the conservative mainline stuff can be great. One of my favorite makers.

 

what do you mean by "mainline"?   is this a mainline label?

post #21679 of 32180
Yes, that's mainline.
post #21680 of 32180

I checked those two before, but I am little lost in sleeve length, thats why I am asking about this one. They also have webpage.

http://www.cwclothes.co.uk

post #21681 of 32180

Don't know anything about that one.  Certainly cheap, but I haven't heard of it.  I'd have recommended TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt too for simple value from my own experience.

 

If you're not sure about sleeve length, maybe you can measure a shirt that fits you well?  Assuming you're not near any of their actual shops, in which case you could go try.

 

But if you're in doubt, it's better to go longer rather than shorter: even if the sleeves are too long, it won't show under a suit and you can make the cuffs sit higher on your hand by just moving the button, if you don't want to get them taken up properly.  Too short, and you're stuck.

post #21682 of 32180

Ok, I think I'll try Charles Tyrwhitt,  TM Lewin postage to "Rest of Europe" is just too high.

post #21683 of 32180
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Unfortunately not--you can't really alter the shoulders.

If you post pics in the Tailor's Fit Feedback thread, folks there can help you decide if it fits.

Actually you can alter the shoulders, but it is expensive. My tailor charges about $160.

post #21684 of 32180
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Originally Posted by environs View Post

Does this look like a 3 roll 2 to you? To me it does, but I really can't be sure--- 

 

 

Yes

post #21685 of 32180
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Originally Posted by CityHunter View Post

Clueless SW&D poster again, imploring you fine men for advice.
Just picked up a Dries suit for some weddings. It is a very faint plaid print, something that came out very pronounced in the pictures. Anyway, my gut tells me that because the suit has a pattern, I should stick with a plain shirt and tie. If true, what color shirt/tie should I go with? The more options the better...I have 2 weddings on consecutive weekends and I don't want to buy another suit, but another shirt/tie is fine

Hard to really see what the color is - looks like two tones of brown. Maybe a white shirt and solid deep blue tie.

post #21686 of 32180
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

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!  

See suit quality rankings here

http://www.styleforum.net/t/140387/the-styleforum-working-hierarchical-suit-quality-list-sfwhsql/825

Corneliani mainline is ranked at the same level as Canali mainline and below Isaia. You can search the thread for discussions of why this is so.

post #21687 of 32180
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Originally Posted by redboat View Post

Actually you can alter the shoulders, but it is expensive. My tailor charges about $160.

Sure, technically you can alter anything. Heck, you could even cut a totally new suit from it. My point is that it never turns out well. Every example of this alteration I have seen has looked off. And, as you pointed out, they are expensive. So, if at all possible, why would someone pay a lot of money to do alterations that are also almost certainly going to screw up the jacket? Just don't buy the ill-fitting jacket to begin with.

If this is an old Huntsman jacket you inherited from your grandfather and you know a fantastic tailor, go for it. But otherwise, stay away.
post #21688 of 32180

What do you guys think about this combination of colors? Yay or nay?

 

Also looking for ideas on Pocket Squares (pretty new to this)

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

 

post #21689 of 32180
^ colors not bad... would not go with a solid silk and glossy tie like that ... but far more distracting .... what the hell is that band across the tie?

PS could be anything with shirt or tie color but not too matchy that's all.
post #21690 of 32180

Thanks, that's just the label on the tie (just bought it tonight and wasn't sure I'd be keeping it, so left it on)

 

So you think the texture of the tie is the main issue? I chose a solid color because I was trying to avoid over doing it, since the shirt is already pretty busy. 

 

Any suggestions?

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