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post #23311 of 33196
I'm not sure I agree that a bright blue suit is standard business attire.
post #23312 of 33196

I'm looking to get corduroy and/or moleskin pants from Luxire (online MTM) for fall/winter and I'm very uncertain what kind of weight I should try to get.

 

Where I live in Norway, fall temperatures might drop to about 6-7C/40F and in winter time as low as -15C/5F.

 

What kind of weights should I get to stay decently warm in fall-/wintertime? Luxire has some corduroy fabrics that are 465-495g/15-16oz upwards to 680/740g/22-25 oz. 

 

Their moleskin pants are all at 590-620g/19-20 oz. 

 

The only MTM pants I've ordered from there were denim ones, so I have no clue on different weights of fabric.

post #23313 of 33196
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I'm not sure I agree that a bright blue suit is standard business attire.

Yeah, correct, I missed the bright, thought it was navy.
post #23314 of 33196
Need a set of nice driving style loafers for under $200 - what is the best value/sale going on?
post #23315 of 33196

I visited a tailor who says I have broad, square shoulders, which means that he would need to bring in the back near the neck of the suit (as he pinched the fabric near the nape of my neck). Apparently, the collar sits way too high in the back because I don't have a normal slope in my shoulders.

 

Apologies in advance if this is a silly question, but if he does this, doesn't the shoulder-to-shoulder decrease? Should I be buying suits that are slightly larger in the shoulder, with the assumption that my tailor will decrease it?

post #23316 of 33196
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Originally Posted by dz-015 View Post

Should I be buying suits that are slightly larger in the shoulder, with the assumption that my tailor will decrease it?

No. You should only buy suits where the jacket already fits you perfectly in the shoulders and neck. Sadly this means 90% of jackets off the rack will not fit correctly. I'm also broad shouldered, so I know that it's tough, but it is what it is.
post #23317 of 33196
Does anyone know of current or upcoming sales (annual or otherwise) where I can get a decent dress shirt and slacks for a good price? It will be for a business casual job interview.
post #23318 of 33196
Hi,

I received this shirt as a gift:



I quite like the fabric and the fit, but I can't match it with a suit and a tie in a way that really satisfies me, mostly due to the fact that the lines are both wide/bold and in a dark shade of blue. The contrasting collar doesn't make it any easier. Any suggestion?

At the moment, this is my best attempt:

post #23319 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Sprezziamo View Post

Hi,

I received this shirt as a gift:



I quite like the fabric and the fit, but I can't match it with a suit and a tie in a way that really satisfies me, mostly due to the fact that the lines are both wide/bold and in a dark shade of blue. The contrasting collar doesn't make it any easier. Any suggestion?

At the moment, this is my best attempt:

 

Yes, this is a tough shirt to wear. I don't think your best attempt works well. I can barley see the tie; it gets lost in the shirt. I would go with something dark in burgundy/merlot.
post #23320 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Sprezziamo View Post

Hi,

I received this shirt as a gift:

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Solid tie in maroon, brown, navy, or black. Plain suit in grey or navy. The white collar of the short is completely irrelevant.
post #23321 of 33196

Quick question for you guys. I own sweaters from Gap (95% cotton/5% cashmere) and Banana Republic (75% silk/20%cotton/5% cashmere). When I wear these sweaters over a shirt, they leave a thin layer of lint on the entire shirt, especially in places with more friction between the two garments (e.g. the sleeves and cuffs). The Gap one leaves even more residue than the BR one. This is super annoying. I can get 95% of the lint off the shirt with a lint roller, but I'd really rather not have to do that every single time I want to put the sweater on.

 

How can I get these sweaters to stop "shedding" all over my shirts like this? I have tried gently hand-washing them but this didn't make any difference. My next idea was to simply turn the sweaters inside-out and run a lint roller all over them. Is this safe? Will it damage my clothes? What method do you guys recommend? Am I right to assume that the cashmere in the fabric is the culprit here?

post #23322 of 33196
The problem is they use cheap wool and cashmere. The reason that wool and cashmere is so cheap is that they are very short fibers. Those short fibers cause it to pill quickly and rub off on whatever you are wearing underneath. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done about it.
post #23323 of 33196
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

The problem is they use cheap wool and cashmere. The reason that wool and cashmere is so cheap is that they are very short fibers. Those short fibers cause it to pill quickly and rub off on whatever you are wearing underneath. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done about it.

That's unbelievable. Are you saying these sweaters will just disintegrate a little bit with every use? They might as well be garbage to me then. I expect a sweater to last for years. What affordable, better quality alternatives are there? Should I just stick to 100% cotton if shopping in this price range?

 

And if I am stuck with these sweaters for now, how can I minimize the annoyance of using them?


Edited by Jack of Spades - 8/29/13 at 1:33pm
post #23324 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Jack of Spades View Post

That's unbelievable. Are you saying these sweaters will just disintegrate a little bit with every use? They might as well be garbage to me then. I expect a sweater to last for years. What affordable, better quality alternatives are there? Should I just stick to 100% cotton if shopping in this price range?

And if I am stuck with these sweaters for now, how can I minimize the annoyance of using them?

Basically, yes. There's a reason those sweaters are so cheap, and I wouldn't expect to get more than a year, maybe two, of use before they start pilling substantially, getting holes, etc.

Good wool is not cheap. Good cashmere sweaters, even less so--good cashmere sweaters start at around $500.

Not sure what your budget is to suggest alternatives. Johnstons of Eglin on Sierra Trading Post is usually a pretty good deal depending on the budget though.

As for now, washing isn't going to do much good, so I'd just get a good lint roller and use it after wearing.
post #23325 of 33196

How is a dressing gown supposed to be worn? What is supposed to be worn underneath a dressing gown?

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