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post #23281 of 33125

Smart SF members say don't pay retail on brand name suits and go bespoke. That being said, what's the value retention of these bespoke suits? Can they be sold for 70% of its original price? I think you'd be lucky to get 50% on a RLBL suit. That is for a plain solid navy blue that retails for $1,600, you'd be lucky to get $800 for it. I wonder how bespoke suits sell since they're truly customized to your body.

post #23282 of 33125
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Smart SF members say don't pay retail on brand name suits and go bespoke. That being said, what's the value retention of these bespoke suits? Can they be sold for 70% of its original price? I think you'd be lucky to get 50% on a RLBL suit. That is for a plain solid navy blue that retails for $1,600, you'd be lucky to get $800 for it. I wonder how bespoke suits sell since they're truly customized to your body.
Why does anyone care about suit resale value? It just seems strange to me. My thoughts when buying a suit are how it fits and what I think of the color/pattern. I am never thinking about resale value. Chances are, if resale value is a top consideration when buying a suit, you are doing something wrong.
post #23283 of 33125
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Why does anyone care about suit resale value? It just seems strange to me. My thoughts when buying a suit are how it fits and what I think of the color/pattern. I am never thinking about resale value. Chances are, if resale value is a top consideration when buying a suit, you are doing something wrong.
Ah~!!! Very true indeed. I have never purchased anything with the intention of selling it. The question stemmed from my experience from the forum where whenever I would say I am buying at full retail everyone says why go with rtw when you can buy bespoke for less. Luckily I have a brand that fits me perfectly and dont want to go thru the bespoke process. I just want my suit now.
post #23284 of 33125
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How expensive / feasible is it to raise the arm holes on a dress shirt?

My tailor does it with all my OTR shirts. Quick and easy job. Slims the torso and upper sleeve at the same time.
post #23285 of 33125
i'm trying to remove a small, blue ballpoint ink stain out of a tan linen blazer....how in the world can this be done? my mom says oxiclean stain defender works wonders...i'm assuming that's not going to work for ink and is possibly bad for the blazer.
post #23286 of 33125

Linen is pretty hardy, but the first/safest course of action would be trying to lift it with rubbing alcohol. Soak the stain, leave it for a minute, then "blot" with paper towel.

post #23287 of 33125
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Originally Posted by doopdoop View Post

i'm trying to remove a small, blue ballpoint ink stain out of a tan linen blazer...
Some Amodex Ink & Stain Remover might do the trick. A bottle cost me about $6 at last summer's DC Fountain Pen Supershow, and I know it's available from a fair number of both b&m and online sources. While I've only used it on fountain pen ink stains (it worked well), I understand it's also effective on other types of ink - ball point, gel pen, Sharpie pen, etc.
post #23288 of 33125

Quick question on a tie for a wedding: I'm wearing a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes. Have never been to a wedding and have no experience in wearing a suit. I've read the posts about "actual" wedding ties such as shepherd's check, glen plaid, macclesfields etc. I couldn't find almost any in London (most links here are to sam hober and kent wang which aren't available short-notice here). I've browsed around a bit and found the following ties that I liked, especially the first two - opinions on whether they're appropriate/good would be appreciated!

 
 
 
 
 
Thanks!
 
M
post #23289 of 33125

Hey all,

 

Quick question:

 

Would these brown Allen Edmonds go with a darker charcoal suit?

 

Thanks so much!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8808_1_40000000001_-1
 

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I've been asking around and I've gotten very mixed reviews. The suit is a darker charcoal. 


Edited by Bartleby Trout - 8/26/13 at 12:09pm
post #23290 of 33125
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Originally Posted by mark555 View Post

Quick question on a tie for a wedding: I'm wearing a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes. Have never been to a wedding and have no experience in wearing a suit. I've read the posts about "actual" wedding ties such as shepherd's check, glen plaid, macclesfields etc. I couldn't find almost any in London (most links here are to sam hober and kent wang which aren't available short-notice here). I've browsed around a bit and found the following ties that I liked, especially the first two - opinions on whether they're appropriate/good would be appreciated!

 
 
 
 
 
Thanks!
 
M
 
 

 

Hey Mark,

 

After looking through various options, I would have to say that the Drake tie looks best, in terms of both quality and dimensions.  The other options are much thinner ties, and you want to avoid the hipster look on a friend's wedding day.  The Drake tie is approx. 8 cm which is about 3 1/4 inches, right in line with what is trending these days.  I would, however, go for more of a reddish brown / burgundy look given that autumn / fall season is approaching, or if you really want some pop on your outfit, go for a lilac (even though this is best for summer wear).  I would avoid navy  blues and grey's as they don't  add much fun to the outfit given that you're wearing a navy blue suit. 

 

Please feel free to read an article on my blog and mixing and matching ties to your suits and shirts at : http://suitupdressup.com/2013/04/02/cravats-untied/

 

Hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any questions!

post #23291 of 33125
Is "Barba's" the same thing as "Barba"? If not, does anyone know anything about the quality of Barba's (apostrophe-s) ties?
post #23292 of 33125

Need a tie for a wedding and I rarely is ever wear a tie otherwise so I want something very flexible

http://www.kentwang.com/ties/shepherds-check-navy.html

I like this one but am unsure about it being most flexible for pattern matching

Also looking at his grenadine Navy but not sure about it.  An alternative to the Grenadine is This is a Navy Twill.  Does this have enough texture to not look shiny?

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/ties/products/silk-twill-tie-navy

post #23293 of 33125

Sorry also reposting a question hoping someone has some info

 

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

 

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?

post #23294 of 33125

Has anyone taken their Jcrew 'secret wash' shirts to the dry cleaner and had them starched? I have done that on a number of shirts and want to know whether repeated starching has completely ruined the 'secret wash' feel or whether I can restore it some how.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #23295 of 33125
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Would these brown Allen Edmonds go with a darker charcoal suit? I've been asking around and I've gotten very mixed reviews. The suit is a darker charcoal. 

If you have the confidence to pull it off. It's a matter of personal preference. Try it and see how you like it.
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