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post #24976 of 33063

I'm trying to sell something. When they ask me " how much shipped", what exactly does that mean, Am I paying for shipping, are they? Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

 

Also, whats the best parcel service from Toronto to the States? ( price wise)

post #24977 of 33063
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post
 

@tcln1456  - you;re probably gonna want a 34. I've got pretty similar measurements to you and that's the size that I got last year. sold the coat because I didn't like the fit all that much and here are the measurements from the 34R I bought and sold last yr:

 

P2P: 20.25"

shoulder: 18"

length (back): 30"

sleeves from shoulder: 24"

sleeves from pit: 17"

@bik2101 Regarding the fit, was it too boxy? What other peacoat brands would you recommend besides Sterlingwear?


Edited by tcln1456 - 12/4/13 at 7:35pm
post #24978 of 33063

I ordered a full zip vest from Brooks Brothers last week.   To my horror, it had 2 holes in it!  I heard Brooks Brothers made good stuff, but this experience has confounded me.  I suppose some deals (even black friday deals) are too good to be true.  That said, if I was looking for a good quality cotton vest and sweater, which companies would be good to consider.  Things to keep in mind: size wise, I am a slightly husky; with regard to my height, I am around 5 ft 5 inches; and economically speaking, I just started my career,  so wouldn't want to spend too much.  Any good suggestions? 

post #24979 of 33063
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

Yes.
post #24980 of 33063
How van you tell if a jacket is orphaned or odd?
Reason I ask is this Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma jacket I have in front of me now.
post #24981 of 33063
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

I'm trying to sell something. When they ask me " how much shipped", what exactly does that mean, Am I paying for shipping, are they? Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

Also, whats the best parcel service from Toronto to the States? ( price wise)

I was told trackable post is good and takes about a week or so.

The more express methods of sending are double the cost or greater, it appears.
post #24982 of 33063
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

How van you tell if a jacket is orphaned or odd?
Reason I ask is this Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma jacket I have in front of me now.

Blatant orphan. Kill with fire...
post #24983 of 33063
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Blatant orphan. Kill with fire...
Thought as much. It was a non-typical texture/fabric for a boss suit though.
Edited by DjangoV - 12/5/13 at 4:09pm
post #24984 of 33063
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Originally Posted by tcln1456 View Post
 

@bik2101 Regarding the fit, was it too boxy? What other peacoat brands would you recommend besides Sterlingwear?

i thought it was too boxy. i just ended up buying a vintage us navy peacoat off of ebay

post #24985 of 33063

Hey everyone,

 

I have a question concerning what to buy next regarding shirts. I recently lost quite some weight so had to re-establish my closet. First of all, I am very short (1.65m, 5'5) and now athletic build. Therefore, no OTR shirt so far fit me despite for maybe H&M shirts which are rather tight around the chest. Therefore, I've decided to make use of online tailors. My first shirt was from iTailor, a pink one (yeah I know, but it was their deal of the week and I needed to get my measurements right), however the fit wasn't great as there is no possibility for input of for example biceps. Hereafter, I ordered my first white (classic collar, no pocket etc) shirt which is their test shirt. The fit was great, however, the biceps one centimeter too tight. So hereafter, I ordered another one of their test shirts, the OCBD (light) blue.

 

So long story short, now I have the measurements right, I want to order shirts with a bit more quality. So now my question it, what should I get. So far I have:

 

- White dress shirt

- OCBD light blue

- Grey & black shirt from H&M

 

I am thinking about getting a shirt with gingham pattern, but my girlfriend thinks it is for old people. Therefore, styleforum, I ask you for your suggestions (I was thinking about Luxire).

post #24986 of 33063

Can someone explain this collar to me? Does this go under the ties?

 

post #24987 of 33063
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Can someone explain this collar to me? Does this go under the ties?



It's called a tab collar, and, yes, it goes under the tie. It pops the tie out a bit like a collar pin.
post #24988 of 33063

Hello all, quick question.

 

An invitation was dropped into my lap very last minute to a black tie optional party this weekend, and I'm facing two options. The first is go with the "optional" choice and wear a navy suit (which is tailored well to me), white shirt, and nice tie. The second option is rent a tux very last minute.

 

My situation is that I am in my mid twenties and do not at this time own a tux. The invitation was given to me by my boss, so it's one of those "I'd like you to be there" events that I'm definitely not wanting to miss. He said multiple times "Black tie optional" so I'm thinking I'd rather show up in a well-fitting suit than in a (most likely) ill-fitting rental tux.

 

Follow-up question, because I feel like I'll be asked why I don't own one already... What would you all recommend as a good starting point when looking for tuxedos? This is the first of what I'm assuming will be several black tie events I go to in this profession. Probably 3-5 a year.

post #24989 of 33063
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

It's called a tab collar, and, yes, it goes under the tie. It pops the tie out a bit like a collar pin.

Figured as much. Thanks! This should be neat!
post #24990 of 33063
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Originally Posted by Shambles View Post

Hello all, quick question.

An invitation was dropped into my lap very last minute to a black tie optional party this weekend, and I'm facing two options. The first is go with the "optional" choice and wear a navy suit (which is tailored well to me), white shirt, and nice tie. The second option is rent a tux very last minute.

My situation is that I am in my mid twenties and do not at this time own a tux. The invitation was given to me by my boss, so it's one of those "I'd like you to be there" events that I'm definitely not wanting to miss. He said multiple times "Black tie optional" so I'm thinking I'd rather show up in a well-fitting suit than in a (most likely) ill-fitting rental tux.

Follow-up question, because I feel like I'll be asked why I don't own one already... What would you all recommend as a good starting point when looking for tuxedos? This is the first of what I'm assuming will be several black tie events I go to in this profession. Probably 3-5 a year.

I would just wear the suit with conservative accessories (white shirt, dark tie, black shoes).

What's your price range on the tux? Are you opposed to buying used?
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