RLBL is a bit weird. I also am 40R (only with RLBL) and because they're DROP 7, I had to have the pants tailored to 31/32. The jacket fit me perfect but it is a bit tight around the armpit area and so it would cause the shirt to bunch up there. I really suggest against going with the sports jacket. Will be some work that will cost $$$.
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Styleforum Top Pickspost #23087 of 311688/5/13 at 2:54pmBout how much would you guess? I got it at a deep discount and if the results will be good I don't mind paying for it.
I have access to an excellent tailor who does bespoke work in my city.
I'll be bringing him the jacket but I can't until next week - that's the only reason I'm asking how much you think it could cost instead of just waiting for him to tell me.post #23088 of 311688/5/13 at 2:59pmQuote:Originally Posted by TM79
Bout how much would you guess? I got it at a deep discount and if the results will be good I don't mind paying for it.
I have access to an excellent tailor who does bespoke work in my city.
I'll be bringing him the jacket but I can't until next week - that's the only reason I'm asking how much you think it could cost instead of just waiting for him to tell me.
I think there is a TAILOR section in SF where they can give you better advice. Take a pic and see what they say. Hope the discount was very good.post #23089 of 311688/6/13 at 11:07ampost #23090 of 311688/6/13 at 1:25pmQuote:
I'd guess 15/32 or possibly a 14.5/32 or thereabouts. I am 5'8" 150 and wear a 15.5/32, for reference.
In previous shirt brands, what have your neck and sleeve length measurements been?
The thing to keep in mind with shirt measurements (perhaps this is just stating the obvious) is that the neck has to fit, and the sleeve length is pegged to the length of your arms, so those are the only two dimensions that you need to know. Whether the shirt fits your body or not is a product of the maker's cut and cannot be fixed by dropping to a different size of neck or sleeve, since those will just fit you wrong in those two elements.
My suggestion is to buy one shirt with a neck and sleeve length that is right for you, and hope it fits well. I've found that Tyrwhitt ESF is slimmer fitting than Brooks ESF, for what it's worth, and a more athletic cut (more drop between chest and waist). If you are skinny-skinny with relatively little drop, then Brooks ESF may actually be better.post #23091 of 311688/6/13 at 3:56pm
Could somebody recommend some dress shoes that meet the following criteria:
Medium to high quality leather
Available in a wider fit (E/G American/UK)
Average to rounded toe (not pointed)
Classic dress shoe styling
Quality blake stitching
Thinner than average soles
I love the quality and fit of English shoes, but I want to find a sleeker sole without the welt in the $300-600 range. Can somebody give me some direction?post #23092 of 311688/6/13 at 5:21pmHi SF,
Does anyone know if Tramps Tailor OP and Art's Tailor Thaniya in Bangkok have a contact email? If so, would you be willing to supply me their details? It looks like I'll have a tight schedule in Bangkok, just over a week, and I would like to make contact with them before I travel.
Cheerspost #23093 of 311688/6/13 at 5:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by GeneralW
Hey guys I just notice this tear on my loafers, should I take these in to the cobbler immediately? Is it just a simple resole? Also should I have gotten a resole earlier based on how much wear there is now? Thanks! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
They're fine, keep wearing them. What you have there is a channeled sole, where a small cut is made for the stitching holding the sole to the welt, and then glued shut again after the stitching goes in. As the sole wears, the channel often opens up and exposes the stitching- nothing to worry about, just part of the expected life of that sole. Get a resole when you're close to wearing a hole in the sole- if you push on the middle, it'll depress really easily.post #23094 of 311688/6/13 at 6:59pmpost #23095 of 311688/6/13 at 10:47pmpost #23096 of 311688/7/13 at 6:18am
I just bought this light summer jacket recently. Unfortunately it does not have any label in the inside at all.
There is a "Made in Italy" label on the neck from the inside. The only thing which might help to identify the jacket is a small, hand written label, which I found in the inside pocket (see pic). Does anyone have a guess what it might be? Is it possible that the jacket comes from a small tailor´s shop? I don´t even know what the material is, I guess it is either canvas or linen but it is quite soft. Actually it looks pretty high quality and I would wear it anyway but I´m apparently curious.
Oh, and there is one strange thing about it, there is a small paper between the fabric and the lining (which must be removed) with the number 48265059.
Does anyone of you have any idea what this jacket could be? Thanks!
Here is the pic of the paper found in the pocket:
Here you can check out the rest of the pictures:
and the paper with the mysterious number :post #23097 of 311688/7/13 at 9:43ampost #23098 of 311688/7/13 at 10:19pmQuote:
Looking for feedback on a bespoke suit I recently had made for me at Alan David Custom in NYC relating to the sleeves. It looks to me like there is some pulling in the sleeves up by the shoulder. Do you think the sleeve pitch/rotation is off and I there something I can do about it? Thanks in advance.
Edited by bklyndoc12 - 8/4/13 at 12:56pm
It's a little hard to tell from the photo quality, but it looks like shoulder shirring. Which, for the record, is not a defect, but an aesthetic choice. It would be easier to tell if you snapped a photo of the side of the jacket without your arm in it. If the ripples are still there, then you have shirring. If not (and again, it's hard to tell from the photo you have, but it's not hard to tell if it was on purpose) then you might have some pulling in the shoulder, but since this is bespoke, that's pretty unlikely.
Look at shoulders in the jacket from the link. You'll notice the distinctive ripples of shirring at the shoulder compared to say, most other jackets which have perfect lines at the shoulder.post #23099 of 311688/8/13 at 6:55ampost #23100 of 311688/8/13 at 7:31am
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