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post #25996 of 33183
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Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post


Well, I can see they are Loake.

The question - which I thought would be obvious - is more about what line they are and, by extension, where they might have been made?

ImTheGroom, you are correct about them not being ideal for business in London, which is why I asked how casual people would think you could go with them. Furthermore, chinos were exactly what I was considering - although, I am also not quite sure that would work.

More opinions would, however, be appreciated.

Where did you see them? Loake has several lines, the 1880 being Goodyear welter made in England and some cheaper glued corrected grain crap, made in India. These look Goodyear welted , but leather looks a bit plastic, hard to tell from the pic.

I think you can get away with them because of the dark color in London business setting unless it's law. I wear similar brown hues I finance, and although not common, at least 10% wear brown shoes, especially non brits.

I would avoid them with chinos, a dark burgundy Oxford is a bit too formal to work with casual tan chinos. Grey flannel is a better choice with them.
post #25997 of 33183
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I thought you had just knicked the top layer- it's hard for me to see how you'd just punch a hole all the way through without straight up stabbing the package- you need to learn some fine motor skills.

No, don't use an iron on patch. The collar has several layers, and it's too thick for the glue on the back of one of those to do what you're thinking of. There are fabric mending glues that you could squirt in there to do the same thing though, try something like the singer sew-no-more stuff.

Yeah, I know. The problem was it was one of those plastic bag mailers that aren't supposed to rip, and the shirt was completely stuffed in it. I tried ripping the bag open and couldn't get it, so I used the scissors. The collar was right against the edge.

The Singer glue was exactly what I was thinking. I couldn't place it in my mind so the first thought I had was the glue from a patch. This seems like the best option. I'll give it a try this weekend and post a pic of the results. Thanks!
post #25998 of 33183
What's the best place/site for sourcing jacket (horn,MOP) buttons?
post #25999 of 33183
I have purchased natural horn buttons from Benno's Buttons. They have MOP and shell as well.

http://bennosbuttons.com/organic/Horn-Buttons

http://bennosbuttons.com/organic/shell-buttons
post #26000 of 33183
How difficult is it to fix a pull in a suit jacket? Does the lining need to be opened to do this?
post #26001 of 33183

Any comments welcome on the style of this sportcoat for a late 30's guy?  I am always worried about lapel size and gorge height and shoulder padding.  The material texture is hard to see.  The brand is Samuelsohn and it is Super 110s wool

 

This would be a basic blue blazer of the rare occasions I might need one which is not often so I am trying to thrift one.  I think I would replace the gold buttons with brown horn.

 

Last thing is the shoulders apparently measure 20 " across.  I usually wear 19-19.5" so I am not sure if this is a big issue.

 

 

 

post #26002 of 33183
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I have purchased natural horn buttons from Benno's Buttons. They have MOP and shell as well.

http://bennosbuttons.com/organic/Horn-Buttons

http://bennosbuttons.com/organic/shell-buttons

thanks!

post #26003 of 33183
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Where did you see them? Loake has several lines, the 1880 being Goodyear welter made in England and some cheaper glued corrected grain crap, made in India. These look Goodyear welted , but leather looks a bit plastic, hard to tell from the pic.

I think you can get away with them because of the dark color in London business setting unless it's law. I wear similar brown hues I finance, and although not common, at least 10% wear brown shoes, especially non brits.

I would avoid them with chinos, a dark burgundy Oxford is a bit too formal to work with casual tan chinos. Grey flannel is a better choice with them.

They are listed on the T.K. Maxx website, at a heavy discount.

I could probably add them to my rotation, for slightly more formal wear on the odd day. And there's currently no delivery cost either, so little risk in ordering to see their construction.
Edited by RPM1 - 1/23/14 at 5:40am
post #26004 of 33183

Jacket shoulder sizing:  I am having lots of trouble finding a jacket that fits well in the shoulders. My chest/belly wants a 42-44, but the shoulders seem to hang slightly.  I found an old suit jacket in my closet and tried it on, I was surprised it not only still fits, but it is a 41R. The shoulders measure at 19.5 inches, where most of the 42-44 I find measure 20.

 

This leads me to two questions.

How much can most OTR jackets be taken out?   Does it just depend on brand? Anyway to find out before purchasing?

 

Any suggestions for a brand with a 42/43 that has a slimmer 19.5 in shoulder width?

 

I do not live near many stores to try lots on, so ive been ordering online and returning. Thanks!

 

Sean

post #26005 of 33183
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Originally Posted by seanbmc View Post
 

Jacket shoulder sizing:  I am having lots of trouble finding a jacket that fits well in the shoulders. My chest/belly wants a 42-44, but the shoulders seem to hang slightly.  I found an old suit jacket in my closet and tried it on, I was surprised it not only still fits, but it is a 41R. The shoulders measure at 19.5 inches, where most of the 42-44 I find measure 20.

 

This leads me to two questions.

How much can most OTR jackets be taken out?   Does it just depend on brand? Anyway to find out before purchasing?

 

Any suggestions for a brand with a 42/43 that has a slimmer 19.5 in shoulder width?

 

I do not live near many stores to try lots on, so ive been ordering online and returning. Thanks!

 

Sean


Sorry I can't give you specific recommendations but really any trendier maker is going to have slimmer shoulders in my experience.  I am a 42 and often in the trendier brands they make my chest size but inexplicably have very slim shoulders (too much for me, not sure who is built this way).  I am 19.5" in fact so pretty average for my chest measurement.   I have had luck with the Brooks Brothers Fitz fit being moderate in styling.  A Suit Supply suit also worked for me at 42.

post #26006 of 33183
Yeah... 19.5 seems to be pretty standard for 42 chest, I believe. I'm a 40R so I think my shoulders are more like 18.5/18.75

I don't recommend making chest alterations into a habit ... they can be costly and can also get screwed up.
post #26007 of 33183

I think slim fit would be too tight in the chest, but maybe sizing up in a slim fit could help. You might just have to measure shoulders when jacket shopping. The measurements are variable by not only the maker but also the model/style of jacket.


If you're ordering online, you should check the shoulder measurements. Measure a jacket that fits you well and compare measurements to that for best effect.

post #26008 of 33183

I am looking at a Sportcoat to thrift that is listed a 20" across the shoulders.  It is a lightly padded Samuelsohn.


I measure 19.5" by a tailor and in trendier cuts I have SCs which measure 19" across the shoulders


Will this be a problem for the fit?

 

Also:

 

I am trying to figure out the brand Samuelsohn.  It seems much is MTM but they also have OTR?  What type of fit in general are they known for?


Edited by sean anon - 1/23/14 at 4:21pm
post #26009 of 33183
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

How difficult is it to fix a pull in a suit jacket? Does the lining need to be opened to do this?

To answer my own questions...

1. Really, really easy.

2. No.
post #26010 of 33183

random question:

i'll be vacationing in brazil (rio) and argentina (buenos aires) in february. is there anything cool/unique that's fashion-related that i could pick up as a souvenir there? or even something that'd be way cheaper in those countries?

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