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post #21706 of 32505

can anyone recommend a single monk strap a la Edward green oundle or Jon Lobb Jermyn 2 but at close to $5/600 not $1,200? The meermins are out because I am looking for black and I don't want to wait for an MTO. Can't find anything by crockett & jones or carmina, my go-tos, I'm thinking maybe ferragamo lavorazione originale but I can't seem to find one. thanks in advance fellas

post #21707 of 32505
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


The two are completely unrelated. Buy the suit that fits you and the shirt that fits you.

 

I see.  Thanks.

 

I'm a suit size ITA 52, but the collar of the 17 (43) shirt fits me.  

Suit size ITA 52 has a 19" shoulder-to-shoulder, but the 17 shirt has a 21" shoulder to shoulder usually and it droops on me.  but the collar fits me, 16.5 is too small.

That's why I wondered if there was a proper relationship between shirt size and suit size.

post #21708 of 32505
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

e.g. if i wear suit size ITA 52 (UK/US 42), what would be my idea shirt size?  17 (43)? 16.5(42)?
The correlation between the two size would likely be rather weak. Similar to attempting to determine your "ideal" shoe size, based on the length of your pants inseam.

Such a table might be of some statistical interest, as applied to large populations. But it would have little utility as applied to a specific individual.

May I ask what gives rise to this question? If you're simply curious as to your shirt (or suit) size, would it not be vastly more sensible to invest in an 89 cent tape measure, and measure your actual sizes?

EDIT: Ah, I see that you elaborated on the matter, while I was typing my response. I would only mention that getting a MTM shirt, with a 17" collar, but relatively narrow shoulders, is not particularly difficult. While reiterating that there is not a meaningful linkage between suit size and shirt size (beyond the general idea that men who wear size 54XL (US) suits tend not to wear size 14.5/31 shirts, and those who wear size 36S (US) suits are unlikely to wear size 19.5/38 shirts.)
post #21709 of 32505

This might be a strange question, but is it possible to darken the shade by redying the fabric of a suit jacket/blazer? 

 

I have a navy blazer that fits me very well, but its a slightly lighter shade of navy than I would like, I want it to be darker. Is there some way to do this or is there anyone I could bring the jacket to who could do this for me **without it looking terrible** ? 

post #21710 of 32505
In that case, sounds like you need to find a different shirt maker, one whose 17 inch neck fits you in the rest of the shirt.
post #21711 of 32505

Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can buy an authentic or vintage boater hat in the NYC area? I've tried buying two online and they didn't fit and the return costs killed me. I figure it's best to try them on in person.

post #21712 of 32505

I don't know, other than eBay.  But get your head measured, and assume that any hat shop selling "one size fits all" or "small, medium, large" is usually shit.  Unless they at least define what those sizes are in actual measurements.  I'm sure there are plenty of makers of retro-style hats if you get googling.

post #21713 of 32505
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I don't know, other than eBay.  But get your head measured, and assume that any hat shop selling "one size fits all" or "small, medium, large" is usually shit.  Unless they at least define what those sizes are in actual measurements.  I'm sure there are plenty of makers of retro-style hats if you get googling.

I haven't ordered any one size fits all hats. I've measured myself as 59cm and the one I got by "Olney was still too big. :( I should have just ordered 3 sizes and returned the ones that didn't fit.

post #21714 of 32505

Anyone have a recommendation for a place to buy a rubinacciesque pocket square in NYC?
 

post #21715 of 32505

Some of the finish on my shoes came off. Is it enough to treat them with Saphir pigmented cream, or should i have them dyed???

post #21716 of 32505
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post

Some of the finish on my shoes came off. Is it enough to treat them with Saphir pigmented cream, or should i have them dyed???
Try the shoe care thread probably more help there
post #21717 of 32505
This is probably an incredibly dumb question but can a fused jacket be constructed as a 3 roll 2? I thought I read long ago that the fusing would prevent the lapel from rolling but I'm not sure and I'm probably remembering wrong.
post #21718 of 32505

will try again at this question, no responses to previous

 

any suggestions for a place to get reliable suit pressing in manhattan (other than madame paulette), preferably in lower manhattan? there is a thread about this but it hasn't been updated in a while. 

 

thanks

post #21719 of 32505

How is the fit on this tux?  Is the fit alright or is it too big?

Any advice gratefully appreciated!  

 

 

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post #21720 of 32505

I bought some new dress shirts that need tapering on the waist and chest area. Would giving the tailor one of my bespoke dress shirts suffice in terms of replicating the same chest and waist size? Is this an expensive service typically?

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