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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?

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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?


I wish the term "metrosexual" meant "attracted to large buildings," like that woman with the Eiffel Tower. Instead, it's a term made up by the media ten years ago so insecure guys could feel okay about wearing clothes from Banana Republic and having nice nails.

 

It's such a lame term. It's like "hipster" but with even less meaning.

post #23238 of 33009
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Originally Posted by stackvibe View Post

So i have a question. Does anybody know the difference in inches of the overall jacket length as well as the sleeve length between suit jackets that are Short, Regular, and Long.

How long is a piece of string?

There is no standard. Even the same brand and cut will measure differently from one item to the next.
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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?
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I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one? Would it be noticeable that the coat was altered?
post #23241 of 33009
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one?
Assuming the single breasted winter coat fits even remotely well, it's probably not possible. It's unlikely that the necessary material is present.

But even if somehow it could be done, you might well get better results, for less money, by simply buying a double breasted coat. (This sort of answer tends to be true when discussing most sorts of major clothing surgery.)
post #23242 of 33009
I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.

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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one? Would it be noticeable that the coat was altered?

Nope. The structure of the coat, especially the lapels, is very different.
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.

That is totally a preference call. If you're not wearing braces, are you wearing a belt? If so, you're going to need loops.
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.
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Also known as side adjusters. Some people quite like them, it's all personal preference. I would recommend getting either belt loops (and wearing a belt) or getting the adjusters if you don't wear suspenders- even MTM, I'd want to ensure my pants have some room for adjustment.
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.

If you are going to wear a waistcoat get side adjusters. If you are just going the 2 piece and like belts go for the belt loops but I would definitely get one or the other.

post #23247 of 33009
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but would silk crepe de chine make a good pocket square?

Although thinner crepe de chine still has the appearance of regular silk. I have only seen scarves and dresses made from it but don't see why it wouldn't make a good pocket square. More of a cotton fan myself and linen can make for an interesting alternative.

post #23248 of 33009
What winter climate do you think this coat is suited to? It is 24 oz wool.

http://www.schottnyc.com/products/fabric/wool/wool-car-coat.htm
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Also related question:

Do you think lighter weight flannel pants are suitable to be worn in a climate that often has winter highs in the low 60s?
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Can anyone help with the below?

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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Gents,

I would like to taper and slim down the legs of some of my suit pants. see pics.
How doable is this? I am freaking out at the thought that the tailor ruining them or something.



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