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post #25426 of 30736
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Point taken. In this instance, I should have quit while I was ahead.

 

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(And I was probably never ahead :p )

It isn't a contest, and I wasn't trying to show you up. I lurked for a year before joining this forum, read many threads going back years.  I don't post much (which is a time issue more than anything else), but I learned a tremendous amount in that year (and continue to) that would have saved me thousands of dollars had I discovered this forum prior.  Fortunately I have been able to sell off many of my mistakes to fund better purchases and a better wardrobe.   

post #25427 of 30736

Nah, I think my SF new years resolution is to probably just observe for a while.

I've already accumulated a TON of knowledge in the last few months of being here, but I feel like I might be stuck in the 'think you know more than you actually do' phase right now and the best way to break out of it is to chill and nod along and learn for a bit asking pertinent questions and taking it from there.

 

I still do think that the question about the pants was best fit for a tailor and I know that it's pretty easy to have atleast 4ish inches of inseam stored in a cuff or when the pants are hemmed. You might end up selling to someone that prefers uncuffed pants because you can't have the right inseam length and a cuff, but beside that you're cutting corners for yourself.

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I've heard about many people seeking oversea tailor to have their suit made to measure at a good price, somewhere between £300 - £500.

 

Because I am not buying the brand name, I would just like a good two piece suit.

 

Do people have recommendation on any tailor to order with? Or my best bet is to buy one in the UK (They are soooo expensive)?

 

Thanks!

post #25429 of 30736
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Nah, I think my SF new years resolution is to probably just observe for a while.

I've already accumulated a TON of knowledge in the last few months of being here, but I feel like I might be stuck in the 'think you know more than you actually do' phase right now and the best way to break out of it is to chill and nod along and learn for a bit asking pertinent questions and taking it from there.

 

I still do think that the question about the pants was best fit for a tailor and I know that it's pretty easy to have atleast 4ish inches of inseam stored in a cuff or when the pants are hemmed. You might end up selling to someone that prefers uncuffed pants because you can't have the right inseam length and a cuff, but beside that you're cutting corners for yourself.

Yes, a tailor is best to answer the exact amount that should be left over, given the preference for a cuff or not, the height of the cuff, and likely the height of the wearer.  I don't dispute that and didn't give explicit feedback on that point, since I am not a tailor, only that all of my trousers have a couple of inches of material tucked under the hem. 

My only contention is that you can certainly have a pair of trousers tailored to your size and wear them, while still allowing an allowance for a future alteration, be it for yourself or another.  That in my mind is not an odd concept, and it shouldn't be  for anyone who uses this forum regularly.  Hell, I've got some great pieces that I might get bored with in a year or so.  Or maybe I find an upgrade to a classic piece that is a bit past it's prime.  I don't plan to wear the clothes I own for the rest of my life.  Best to know they can be sold to a wider section of the population at some potential future date, no?

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^^^^ PS, I don't mean to suggest that you just lurk and not post if you enjoy posting fits ( a new years resolution of mine is to do this more, for actual "fit" feedback) or engaging in discourse with other members.  I just suggest that you are careful not to give advice on something where you really aren't dialed in as much as you should be.  All respect.

post #25431 of 30736
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Originally Posted by Jon Tsao View Post
 

I've heard about many people seeking oversea tailor to have their suit made to measure at a good price, somewhere between £300 - £500.

 

Because I am not buying the brand name, I would just like a good two piece suit.

 

Do people have recommendation on any tailor to order with? Or my best bet is to buy one in the UK (They are soooo expensive)?

 

Thanks!

 

In my experience, don't bother.  Made to measure is a very inexact science.  Take your time looking at stuff off the peg, or if you are going made to measure, go with someone who can give you fittings in person.  I tried these mail order MTM sites once.  For all their talk of fabulously clever measurement techniques, what they tend to do is make everything a bit big and then offer you a modest credit to compensate you for having it altered.  If it's just the wrong shape to start with, it's a waste of money.

 

Some people will get lucky with these things, because they happen to fit whatever the maker's generic proportions are.  Same as ready to wear - there will be makers whose stuff just seems to hang nicely on you.  But really, there is no substitute for being able to try things on.  And I'd hate to waste £500 on an internet suit.  Or £300 for that matter.  You're in the UK?  I hear good things about Suit Supply.

post #25432 of 30736
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

In my experience, don't bother.  Made to measure is a very inexact science.  Take your time looking at stuff off the peg, or if you are going made to measure, go with someone who can give you fittings in person.  I tried these mail order MTM sites once.  For all their talk of fabulously clever measurement techniques, what they tend to do is make everything a bit big and then offer you a modest credit to compensate you for having it altered.  If it's just the wrong shape to start with, it's a waste of money.

Some people will get lucky with these things, because they happen to fit whatever the maker's generic proportions are.  Same as ready to wear - there will be makers whose stuff just seems to hang nicely on you.  But really, there is no substitute for being able to try things on.  And I'd hate to waste £500 on an internet suit.  Or £300 for that matter.  You're in the UK?  I hear good things about Suit Supply.

+100. I've had the same experience with MTM online tailors. You're much better off getting measured.
post #25433 of 30736

Or take an existing well-fitting suit and send it in to have the fit replicated. That way you can still profit from the low cost of some online MTMs and get the desired fit.

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Fair point.  Not tried it myself though.

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Does anyone know what jacket is this and where can I get one?  Thanks!

 

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^^^^^

 

I can't tell from this black and white photo (and this one appears quilted?), but Steve McQueen was filmed wearing the linked brand of jacket:

 

 

http://us.baracuta.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-WPBAWO-US-Site/en_US/Search-Show?cgid=br_shop

post #25437 of 30736

Quick question on loafer fit.

Is it normal to have your heels come out as you step or is that a sign of poor fit?

Thanks!

post #25438 of 30736
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is it normal to have your heels come out as you step or is that a sign of poor fit?
The latter.

A very minor amount of heel slippage may be acceptable when the loafer is new, with the slippage ending as the leather breaks in. But emphasis on "very minor."
post #25439 of 30736

Danke!

post #25440 of 30736

Hey guys,

 

I've just got my order of pocket squares from Sam Hober. Came in a fancy box and everything, I suppose that's natural considering I am getting pieces of cloth that cost more than some people's jackets.

 

In any case, one of my items is a linen pocket square 15 inches, and I am having a hard time getting a straight fold that does not look ridiculous since I do not have an iron. Do I have to iron after every fold? It is new so it's fairly flat/ironed already, it's not like it was crumpled before. It's just with that size, I have to fold it so there are 6 sides at least, or 4 folds if I bunch everything up where it's not seen. Is this normal? Do I basically just have to iron it and it'll be fine?

 

In the meantime I played around with folds and did this (I thought it looked like a flower but my roommate says it looks like an icecream... well). I think it looks kinda nice, but maybe it just comes off as foppish/silly. I think it looks fine, but maybe it bunches up and pushes the pocket out too much also? Thoughts?

 

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