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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Depends on how much the tailor needs to take up to make the sleeve the right length. The whole point of that is to allow alteration to the exact length needed easy.

Er, let me reword that. If a jacket sleeve is 26.25" unfinished and I normally wear a 26" will the unfinished sleeve end up too short once it's finished?
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When and how does one use a suede brush? I have two suede brushes:

 

 

(Excuse the poor photography.)

 

The first one is a Kiwi metal bristle. Claimed to be Mark McNairy's favorite suede brush on his website.

 

The second one has the weird rubber mitochondria on the front and a soft plastic bristle on the side.

 

How do I use these?

post #26838 of 33448
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When and how does one use a suede brush?

I don't have an answer for you. I just really wanted to say that the mitochondria reference made my snarf my coffee. Thanks for that! biggrin.gif
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I don't have an answer for you. I just really wanted to say that the mitochondria reference made my snarf my coffee. Thanks for that! biggrin.gif

Haha! I didn't know what to call it! Just went with a shape.....

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Haha yeah, I was just going to say the same thing. You're right though, it does look like a mitochondria!
post #26841 of 33448
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

Er, let me reword that. If a jacket sleeve is 26.25" unfinished and I normally wear a 26" will the unfinished sleeve end up too short once it's finished?

Unfinished sleeves, unlike unfinished trousers, are not left with a raw end that needs turning up, they just don't have the buttons and buttonholes sewn on. If you wanted you could just leave it at 26.25" and have them sewn on; there should be no problem shortening to 26" first.
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I'm having a hell of a time finding staple suits. Specifically a medium-slightly on the lighter side navy. I'm not in any rush and not opposed to second hand, so I've been cruising ebay for fully canvassed stuff. But I'm a 40L with a 33-34" waist and 35-36" inseam. I have yet to find a single match, since it seems like everything used is hemmed much closer to 30". I found the Benjamin suits on eHaberdasher that look great, but I look much better in mid-lighter navy than the really dark stuff that they have. Any other options I should know about or should I just keep plugging away on ebay and hope that something comes up? I'm trying to keep things in the sub $700 range.

post #26843 of 33448

Have you checked suit supply? I'm pretty sure BB also has sales that get some of their stuff into that price range a few times a year.

post #26844 of 33448
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Originally Posted by mechanicalmatt View Post

I'm having a hell of a time finding staple suits. Specifically a medium-slightly on the lighter side navy. I'm not in any rush and not opposed to second hand, so I've been cruising ebay for fully canvassed stuff. But I'm a 40L with a 33-34" waist and 35-36" inseam. I have yet to find a single match, since it seems like everything used is hemmed much closer to 30". I found the Benjamin suits on eHaberdasher that look great, but I look much better in mid-lighter navy than the really dark stuff that they have. Any other options I should know about or should I just keep plugging away on ebay and hope that something comes up? I'm trying to keep things in the sub $700 range.

Suitsupply, or something along those lines? Hell, Brooks during one of their regular sales. $700 is a pretty healthy budget, and buying half canvas new would probably make sense for you. Staple suits are pretty hard to find on the secondhand market- everybody keeps them until they wear out, because they're staples.
post #26845 of 33448
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Suitsupply, or something along those lines? Hell, Brooks during one of their regular sales. $700 is a pretty healthy budget, and buying half canvas new would probably make sense for you. Staple suits are pretty hard to find on the secondhand market- everybody keeps them until they wear out, because they're staples.

 

Or they outgrow them because of weight gain or loss or whatnot. It's not uncommon to find them. You just have to be patient.

post #26846 of 33448
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Originally Posted by mechanicalmatt View Post

I'm having a hell of a time finding staple suits.

There's no substitute for going to a store that has loads of suits and just trying on a bunch.
post #26847 of 33448
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Unfinished sleeves, unlike unfinished trousers, are not left with a raw end that needs turning up, they just don't have the buttons and buttonholes sewn on. If you wanted you could just leave it at 26.25" and have them sewn on; there should be no problem shortening to 26" first.

 

Thank you =)

post #26848 of 33448
Thoughts about Suit Supply vs. Thick as Thieves? They seem to occupy a similar place in the market re price and quality.
post #26849 of 33448
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Thoughts about Suit Supply vs. Thick as Thieves? They seem to occupy a similar place in the market re price and quality.

Had to look that one up.  Their website is horrible.  I have no experience in their workmanship.  There seems to be plenty of reading out there for that though.  http://www.styleforum.net/t/27754/thick-as-thieves-online

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Cocktail attire for a summer wedding in Greece... Linen suit? Would linen trousers and sportcoat work or too casual?
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