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post #25066 of 33122
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I'd go for your actual size in the overcoat - most are cut larger to accommodate layering and a duffel isn't exactly known for it's fitted shape.
Thanks!

I tried a different coat this weekend that was a 38 and it was small...

I'll have to take some measurements and ask sellers for them as well.
post #25067 of 33122
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Originally Posted by TheBlackDonDraper View Post

Hey,

What kind of vans are these from this H&M lookbook video?
Thanks

Check in streetwear. You'll have better luck there.
Edited by ridethecliche - 12/9/13 at 7:06am
post #25068 of 33122
quick question:

1. how do YOU prevent moths - do you store your suits in garment bags?
post #25069 of 33122
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I'd go for your actual size in the overcoat - most are cut larger to accommodate layering and a duffel isn't exactly known for it's fitted shape.

+1 - Any time I've asked a maker if I should size up for their overcoats the answer has always been no because they account for layering
post #25070 of 33122
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

quick question:

1. how do YOU prevent moths - do you store your suits in garment bags?
Yup.

Each suit goes in one of these (breathable is important) with something cedar in with it.

It only took one $$$ reweaving bill on a MTM tuxedo -- I'm never going without garment bags again.
post #25071 of 33122
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

 

The reason's I favored the houndstooth pattern was I though the charcoal mixed with brown would be better for the evening and maybe better with my olive complexion than more plain brown.  Any thoughts welcomed.  I want something versatile.

 

I have been leery about dark brown in general because I didn't associate it with the evening and thought it wouldn't match my olive complexion and black hair well but I found images of Dean Martin looking dashing in the evening in brown sportcoats so apparently I was wrong

I think I reblogged that photo of Dino. He's got a deeper, chocolate brown coat on over a navy shirt. That color is a little easier to wear, because it's got a little more umph than lighter shades.

 

I don't really dress for the evening, I have to admit. The last two times I went out to dinner, I wore a tan camel hair coat. If you have a solid navy blazer, that's indisputably correct for the evening. The idea of mixing brown with black/charcoal in a jacket pattern has merit, but because the brown in that houndstooth is so light, it's difficult to pair with trousers. Mid-gray wouldn't have enough contrast, charcoal would look a little awkward, and light gray isn't so evening appropriate. Based on the online photos, the second jacket would pair fairly well with a mid gray (a few shades darker than what the model wears), which lets you keep the dark jacket/light trousers contrast without having to wear really light pants.

 

I actually find this plain brown jacket very versatile, but I lucked into it (vintage) and I don't know where you find one like it today.

 

post #25072 of 33122
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Traditionally, a tuxedo is semi-formal. Tailcoat and white-tie is formal.

They are not commonly used that way in north America anymore. Terms like formal and semi formal are ambiguous, and, therefore, mostly useless over here.
post #25073 of 33122

Is there a big difference (in quality, fit etc.) between a 'pure' brand and a brand for a certain shop? So, between Zegna versus Zegna for Neiman Marcus for instance?

 

Also, how does this affect flippability (guessing I know the answer to this one)?

post #25074 of 33122
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

 

The reasons I favored the houndstooth pattern was I though the charcoal mixed with brown would be better for the evening and maybe better with my olive complexion than more plain brown.  Any thoughts welcomed.  I want something versatile.

 

I have been leery about dark brown in general because I didn't associate it with the evening and thought it wouldn't match my olive complexion and black hair well but I found images of Dean Martin looking dashing in the evening in brown sportcoats so apparently I was wrong

 

 

vs

 

I have the lower jacket and I like it quite a bit. It's a versatile color and texture. It is probably more casual than the upper jacket, though, because of the looser weave.

post #25075 of 33122

hello all,

 

does anyone have any experience with britex fabric? I just ordered the following item

 

http://www.britexfabrics.com/fabric/wool-fabric/wool-suitings/plaid-brown-olive-worsted-wool-suiting-fabric-limited-stock.html

 

for a sport jacket (I hope that 2,25 yards is enaough) and I was wondering about the origin of the fabric. I emailed them asking more information, but perhaps someone here has already done business with them and wants to share his experience about the quality of the fabrics and/or service or other issues. 

 

thanks and regards. 

post #25076 of 33122

Hello,

 

Is this glen check or POW (prince of wales) plaid?

 

Thanks!

 

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post #25077 of 33122

^^^ I might be wrong, but my understanding is that they are two names for the same pattern.

post #25078 of 33122

Yup, you're right.

It's called glen plaid/check, but it was favored by the PoW at the time and the name stuck.

post #25079 of 33122
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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post

I have the lower jacket and I like it quite a bit. It's a versatile color and texture. It is probably more casual than the upper jacket, though, because of the looser weave.


Could you tell me the colors of pants you match it with and how you wear it? Casual evening dinner out? Daytime with jeans?

And did you consider the houndstooth? The one you have seems to have more subtle grey undertones to the brown and a different weave but a similar tone of brown.
post #25080 of 33122
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

^^^ I might be wrong, but my understanding is that they are two names for the same pattern.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Yup, you're right.

It's called glen plaid/check, but it was favored by the PoW at the time and the name stuck.


Sorry, gents, but I'm pretty glen plaid is the pattern without an overcheck, while with an overcheck, it's POW.

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