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post #25396 of 30768

Gentlemen, I had a quick three-part question regarding tuxedos and figured here is the place to ask it.  I recently bought a tux from Indochino (not my first Indochino product, and if anyone was wondering, I've had great success with their product) and thankfully combined with a small touch from my tailor it fits great.  

However, I had a few questions about the tux itself:


1) The collar of the jacket is satin as well.  I was under the impression that only the lapel is supposed to be satin, thus differentiating the lapel from the collar.  I was wondering if any of you knows whether it doesn't matter or whether it is customary to have only the lapel be satin.

 
2) The peak lapels that I ordered seem to be rounded.  Based on what I had seen on other jackets, I ordered peak lapels under the impression that they generally have a rather pointy edge to them.  I was wondering if this is just another style of peak lapel or it was made improperly.  My tailor seems to think that rounding out the tip of the lapel may be necessary due to the construction of the lapel with satin.  If any of you know, I’m quite curious.
 
3) There is no buttonhole on the lapel of the jacket.  I’m under the impression that it doesn’t really matter, but I can also imagine many traditionalists feeling like not having the buttonhole means the jacket is sorely lacking.  
 
I was curious to see your guys input on these three questions, thanks for the consideration.  Happy first post to me.
post #25397 of 30768
1. The collar should be self faced, not satin.
2. Just looked, and my dinner jacket has somewhat rounded peaks as well. Really depends on how rounded off they are, ancient whether they look silly.
3. Doesn't matter, though if you want to wear a boutonniere, have your tailor add a functioning button hole with loop on the back of the lapel.
post #25398 of 30768

I recently won an ebay lot of 4 pairs of pants that turned out to be pleated. I actually got my money back (so many stains!), but two of the trousers I think are worth having cleaned and altered.


I don't own any pairs of well fitting pleated trousers, these are a pair of burberrys and RL which look amazing and I'd like them to be the two pairs of pleated pants I keep. They're a little big in the waist so I'm thinking of having them slimmed, but I'm wondering where on my waist should I wear these, i.e. natural or lower, and how they should break.

 

Any pictures of pleats done correctly would be awesome!

 

Also, another quickie:

I thrifted a few smaller scarves today thinking that I could use them as pocket squares. How big is too big? I'm trying to figure out where the boundary is for a PS making a pocket poof a bit.

 


Thanks!
RTC.


Edited by ridethecliche - 12/22/13 at 11:35pm
post #25399 of 30768

Is there any style rule against the lower edge of a sunglasses frame touching your cheeks or it depends?  Thanks!

post #25400 of 30768
No
post #25401 of 30768
hey guys, picked up a pair of shoes over the weekend that is just a bit too big - maybe less than 1/2 size. is there anything out there that can make these fit a bit snugger OTHER than thicker socks?
post #25402 of 30768
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

hey guys, picked up a pair of shoes over the weekend that is just a bit too big - maybe less than 1/2 size. is there anything out there that can make these fit a bit snugger OTHER than thicker socks?

You could get a heel liner of some kind.

post #25403 of 30768
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

hey guys, picked up a pair of shoes over the weekend that is just a bit too big - maybe less than 1/2 size. is there anything out there that can make these fit a bit snugger OTHER than thicker socks?

 

Depending on the kind of shoe, there are also pads you can put under the tongue of the shoe to hold them back in place if your issue is forward slide. I'm going to try this with a pair of Frye boots shortly.

post #25404 of 30768
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Originally Posted by styleforumfan View Post

Is there any style rule against the lower edge of a sunglasses frame touching your cheeks or it depends?  Thanks!

Not to my knowledge, but if it's more than brushing your cheeks, probably will look like crap. Also would drive me absolutely mental all day.
post #25405 of 30768
Thanks. These are the shoes in question... Still looking for more info on them. Barrie made in Italy.

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post #25406 of 30768
I would probably try the tongue pads on those.
Well it depends where your foot is having issues. If You're sliding forward then use the tongue pad. But if you have heel slippage then use the heel like.
post #25407 of 30768

If I have a pair of trousers hemmed and want to resell it in the future, how much extra material could be kept in case the future owner wants to lengthen it?

post #25408 of 30768
Depends on how long the future buyer's legs are.
post #25409 of 30768
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post
 

If I have a pair of trousers hemmed and want to resell it in the future, how much extra material could be kept in case the future owner wants to lengthen it?

 

I don't understand why you'd put that much effort into a pair of pants that you want to resell.

Regardless, I would ask the tailor...

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