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post #22726 of 33127
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Originally Posted by UTfootball747 View Post

Any idea if the brick & mortars have a better selection of sizes than the website?  
More often, it's just the opposite. Although exceptions do exist, of course.

I doubt whether there are all that many Brooks Bros. stores near you; why not simply pick up the phone, call them, and ask if they have what you want in the size you want? Seems a more sensible approach than asking us to speculate about your local store's selection of sizes.
post #22727 of 33127
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Thanks for the suggestion.  Any idea if the brick & mortars have a better selection of sizes than the website?  

 

I grabbed 2 of these a few months ago when they were 2 for $799 or $899 or something like that. The stores had a horrible selection, especially in the Regent cut. I went to the Madison Ave flagship, and the only thing they had in Regent was 2 of the same suit, both not in my size. I ended up at a different BB and tried on a Regent cut just for size, and ended up ordering the colors I wanted. They had a difficult time tracking them down.
post #22728 of 33127
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More often, it's just the opposite. Although exceptions do exist, of course.

I doubt whether there are all that many Brooks Bros. stores near you; why not simply pick up the phone, call them, and ask if they have what you want in the size you want? Seems a more sensible approach than asking us to speculate about your local store's selection of sizes.

True, there's only one here in Austin.  It was more of a general question regarding store availability vs. the website (some stores, for example, will show product availability on the website if its available anywhere at any store, others sometimes have more in store than what is available for purchase online).

 

Calling is a good idea though, thanks.  

post #22729 of 33127
Zegna has the summer collection and the autumn collection. Does it really freaking matter if I wear the summer collection in the winter or the autumn collection in 100 degrees in the summer????
post #22730 of 33127
The differences between a designer's "seasons" are varied. For some it's completely different silhouettes, details or designs. For others it's differences in colors or materials. It really depends on the designer. However, I doubt you'll be wanting to wear a 5-guage black cashmere sweater or 18oz flannel suit in July, just as you likely won't be reaching for linen pants or bright red driving moccasins in February.

If you like the clothes and they fit your needs and surroundings, then wear whatever the hell you want. Seasonal wear is largely a way for trendy brands to introduce new items, but usually designs only vary slightly and, especially in classic menswear, won't reinvent the wheel. Know which fabrics and colors suit which environments and situations. After that it's largely preference.
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I was just gifted a 44R Mani Tux. However, I wear a 42R. Could a good tailor alter it to fit? I won't mind paying $$$ to get it done since I didn't have to pay for the tux to begin with. Just wanted to see if its worth the effort.
post #22734 of 33127
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I was just gifted a 44R Mani Tux. However, I wear a 42R. Could a good tailor alter it to fit? I won't mind paying $$$ to get it done since I didn't have to pay for the tux to begin with. Just wanted to see if its worth the effort.

If the shoulders and chest don't fit, it's going to be very hard to make it look right.
post #22735 of 33127

True True, very hard to do. You should instead mail it to me who is a perfect 44R peepwall[1].gif
 

post #22736 of 33127
I am looking for a new suit and as much as I want to just blow $3k on a Zegna, all I see all over SF is bespoke or buy it for $800 or something. If bespoke where do I start? Arggggg!!!!!!!!
post #22737 of 33127

New cotton/linen blend sportcoat. 

 

I know there is debate here about how long SC can be so just looking for opinions on how this looks.  It is about 2.5-3 inches shorter than my suits and about 1 inch shorter than a similar jacket I have.  Botton of collar it is 29 inches and I am 6'1

 

Am I pulling this off?

 

 

 

post #22738 of 33127

@sean anon, in the third picture, the length seems to not quite cover your rear which is what I've always heard is the minimum length. In the first and second pictures, the sleeves come down almost to the bottom of the jacket and they look a little on the short side to me, but then again I'm not expert by any measure.

 

So, personally, I would say that sc is too short and it needs that extra inch at least.

 

P.S. nice shoes.

post #22739 of 33127

Thanks

 

The issue is this is the current fashion is short jackets so this is what is out there. 

 

I am OK with this to some extent for a casual sportcoat like this but this may be too much.  Also, I need my investments to last many years and fashions change
 

post #22740 of 33127
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Thanks

 

The issue is this is the current fashion is short jackets so this is what is out there. 

 

I am OK with this to some extent for a casual sportcoat like this but this may be too much.  Also, I need my investments to last many years and fashions change
 


This jacket seems very short to me, about 2 1/2" too short. If the jackets you are purchasing are too trendy for you , perhaps you should look for a different brand. Or see if they make the same jacket in a L length.

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