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post #21691 of 30713
^ 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 #21692 of 30713

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

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cool looking coat.. what is that?
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I've looked at all of the "are these cordovan threads,: but I can't quite figure out whether these Florsheim's are or not.  I got these for not much on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-FLORSHEIM-ROYAL-IMPERIAL-12-E-WIDE-Wingtip-V-Cleat-Heel-/111067363558?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=V0tGyQazbuQD%252FUY3NkDqnBnOrKo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

Sellers pictures are pretty good so figured not worth taking my own. I think it is Cordovan...feels too thick to be leather and its got nailed in leather heels and the v-cleat so seems unlikely it would be corrected grain. Seemed to absorb leather conditioner? Can anyone tell? Thanks

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I've looked at all of the "are these cordovan threads,: but I can't quite figure out whether these Florsheim's are or not.  I got these for not much on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-FLORSHEIM-ROYAL-IMPERIAL-12-E-WIDE-Wingtip-V-Cleat-Heel-/111067363558?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=V0tGyQazbuQD%252FUY3NkDqnBnOrKo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Sellers pictures are pretty good so figured not worth taking my own. I think it is Cordovan...feels too thick to be leather and its got nailed in leather heels and the v-cleat so seems unlikely it would be corrected grain. Seemed to absorb leather conditioner? Can anyone tell? Thanks
A better. pic of the vamp would help but they look like shell to me
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Thanks, does this help?

 

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Typically, would losing 10 pounds, from 140 lbs to 130 lbs, for a 5'8 guy make a huge difference for a slim fitting bespoke suit? I presume that the shoulders and the chest area is fairly similar since 140 is rather bone-y to begin with. The biggest adjustment might be the waistline. For clarification, the suit will be tailored towards the 140 lbs body. 

post #21698 of 30713
Completely depends on both the suit and the wearer.
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Thanks, does this help?


You should see nothing that looks like this however small
post #21700 of 30713
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Does this look like a 3 roll 2 to you? To me it does, but I really can't be sure--- 



What is it you would see in that pic that would tell you it is a 3/2 or even suspect that it was .
post #21701 of 30713

Can I hang a 50% linen 50% cotten blazer on a normal plastic hange without worrying about it stretching at the shoulders? 

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Can I hang a 50% linen 50% cotten blazer on a normal plastic hange without worrying about it stretching at the shoulders? 
That it's cotton/linen isn't as relevant as you might think. The size of the blazer, and the size of the hanger, are more relevant. (A 36R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger isn't a good idea. But a 52R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger is an even worse idea.)

But the short answer is, "probably not." Jackets (whether sports jackets or suit jackets) benefit from being stored on properly sized and contoured hangers. To fail to do so runs a real risk of unsightly "shoulder bumps," at the very least.

Since a perfectly fine, wooden, contoured jacket hanger can be had for about five bucks, it's foolish to cheap out on this expense. However, if you're dead set on hanging your blazer on a plastic hanger anyway, at least consider padding the hanger in the appropriate places with foam, or cardboard, or something. Although, again, a proper suit hanger is so inexpensive, so unlikely to ever wear out, and so likely to always come in handy, it seems silly to me to attempt to create a makeshift version out of a cheap plastic hanger, cardboard, and foam rubber.
post #21703 of 30713
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Can I hang a 50% linen 50% cotten blazer on a normal plastic hange without worrying about it stretching at the shoulders? 
Since any structure in a jacket is made from material intended to shape itself to your body I feel using hangers as close to that shape as possible is best
post #21704 of 30713

does anyone know of a table correlating suit size (ITA or UK/US) with the ideal or most prevalent shirt size?

e.g. if i wear suit size ITA 52 (UK/US 42), what would be my idea shirt size?  17 (43)? 16.5(42)?

post #21705 of 30713
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That it's cotton/linen isn't as relevant as you might think. The size of the blazer, and the size of the hanger, are more relevant. (A 36R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger isn't a good idea. But a 52R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger is an even worse idea.)

But the short answer is, "probably not." Jackets (whether sports jackets or suit jackets) benefit from being stored on properly sized and contoured hangers. To fail to do so runs a real risk of unsightly "shoulder bumps," at the very least.

Since a perfectly fine, wooden, contoured jacket hanger can be had for about five bucks, it's foolish to cheap out on this expense. However, if you're dead set on hanging your blazer on a plastic hanger anyway, at least consider padding the hanger in the appropriate places with foam, or cardboard, or something. Although, again, a proper suit hanger is so inexpensive, so unlikely to ever wear out, and so likely to always come in handy, it seems silly to me to attempt to create a makeshift version out of a cheap plastic hanger, cardboard, and foam rubber.

 

Thanks, what size hanger should I be getting for a 38r jacket?  Make me a specific recommendation if you'd like. 

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