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post #23341 of 33197
Other than Pantherella, what are some good brands of dress socks?
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I used to know someone called Van Veen...anyway, I digress: personally, although I like the look of Pantherella, I'd never buy them because their over-the-calf socks are all mixed fibres.  I will only wear over-the-calf socks with a suit, and only pure cotton or pure wool in general.  Pantharella does not have that combination

 

But if you click here, you will find others that do, in my personal SF sock guide for gentlemen.

post #23343 of 33197
Are the "Niemen Marcus" branded ties sold at NM Last Call an outlet brand or the same ties sold in the main store? (I hate when they do this "compare to" BS since you don't know if that's the original price or just some made up number to make it look like you're getting a deal.)
post #23344 of 33197
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5'10", with 40 chest, 32 waist. The tailor says I am right in between an R and an L in terms of jacket length.

Good god no! You are a between a regular and even a short. I'm also 5'10" and wear both.
post #23345 of 33197
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Am I doomed to MTM, bespoke, or altering everything?

No, MTM and bespoke are hardly necessary. But all jackets do need to be altered a bit. Sleeves shortened and jacket nipped in at waist. Actually, you and I have the same measurements.
post #23346 of 33197
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Other than Pantherella, what are some good brands of dress socks?

Marcoliani. I think they are better than Pantherella in fit. You don't have to buy their wild colors and patterns. They also make some simple, elegant patterns in classic colors. If you really want a treat buy a pair of their "Light Cashmere". They are ture luxury.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=5&page=1
post #23347 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Are the "Niemen Marcus" branded ties sold at NM Last Call an outlet brand or the same ties sold in the main store? (I hate when they do this "compare to" BS since you don't know if that's the original price or just some made up number to make it look like you're getting a deal.)

You can usually tell that most of the merchandise loaded into Last Call is made for the outlet. It is obvious when you see a lot of the same cut, fabric, style with similar labels. Manufacturers produce these "closeouts" to order so that they aren't even closeouts at all. To make margins they often cut corners in quality. However, you can find the one-off item that didn't sell at regular retail. They are in there but it is a snipe hunt.
post #23348 of 33197
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Do these pants fit? I think a slim fit goes really well with my figure, but I'm not sure if it flushes out too much at the leg opening, near the calf. Thoughts? I'm a beginner.

 

Thanks!

I would say so I'm afraid-although I too am a beginner, so what do I know! Ideally I would go for either a less obvious boot cut, or just have them tailored a bit. I've had this problem in the past from several brands, most noticably bonobos. If you have the extra cash, my favorite is Grown & Sewn, but if your on a budget, just go with a tailor (the pant's look great otherwise).

post #23349 of 33197
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Originally Posted by WSGII View Post

I would say so I'm afraid-although I too am a beginner, so what do I know! Ideally I would go for either a less obvious boot cut, or just have them tailored a bit. I've had this problem in the past from several brands, most noticably bonobos. If you have the extra cash, my favorite is Grown & Sewn, but if your on a budget, just go with a tailor (the pant's look great otherwise).

 

Thanks for the advice.

 

Yeah, the problem is it's not a boot-cut. It's straight-slim. How much would it cost to get them tailored?

 

Julian

post #23350 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Julian Wilson View Post

 

Thanks for the advice.

 

Yeah, the problem is it's not a boot-cut. It's straight-slim. How much would it cost to get them tailored?

 

Julian

 

I thought your concern was that the pants were flushing out too much? Not sure what that means exactly, but I'm guessing you'd like the pant legs to taper in as they come down to the hem?

 

A boot cut flairs out towards the bottom.

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Advice on style: degree of tapering

 

Any feedback is very much appreciated.  I just had this sport coat (Hickey Freeman) tailored.  Is the taper too much on this jacket? I’m fairly conservative, late 40’s if that makes any difference.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #23352 of 33197
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Advice on style: degree of tapering. Any feedback is very much appreciated.  I just had this sport coat (Hickey Freeman) tailored.  Is the taper too much on this jacket? I’m fairly conservative, late 40’s if that makes any difference.

No, the tapering is perfect. But the sleeve are too long; a quarter to a half of shirt sleeve needs to be visible.

And get your hands out of your pockets. biggrin.gif
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No, the tapering is perfect. But the sleeve are too long; a quarter to a half of shirt sleeve needs to be visible.

And get your hands out of your pockets. biggrin.gif

 

+1

 

Even though I see some sort of incoherence between the jacket's waist and and the sleeves' width.

 

Nothing too bad though, it just makes it more obvious that the jacket has been tapered. (And you probably might try to size down next time, and/or go for a different cut or a higher drop value)

post #23354 of 33197
Does Crockett & Jones make these Peal & Co, and are they worth the $650? They look benchgrade. Worth it at this price point? What about if they hit me with one of those "40% off one item" coupons again?

post #23355 of 33197

I've been quoted anywhere from $10-30. Goodluck!

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