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post #26911 of 31068
Since I see an increased use of lapel pins (especially the rockin' math pin from AAS) in fit pics I wanted to use some I have laying around (gathering dust basically). In this case a Studio Tobac-pin. Unoftunately today's suit (from Suitsupply with working cuffs) has a non-working/closed lapel hole. So it had me wondering:

Are non-working lapel holes on jackets (either suit or SC) common?
post #26912 of 31068
Just open up the hole. Cut the stitching.
post #26913 of 31068
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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

Hey Guys - I just picked up these shirts from STF:







Now I am looking to expand my horizons in to tie selection. What tie might you pair with these shirts?

The blue stripe is an easy one, but the orange strip not so much....either one, I am open to new ties ideas....


Thanks (should this have been started as a new thread?)


Great collar...

post #26914 of 31068
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

Since I see an increased use of lapel pins (especially the rockin' math pin from AAS) in fit pics I wanted to use some I have laying around (gathering dust basically). In this case a Studio Tobac-pin. Unoftunately today's suit (from Suitsupply with working cuffs) has a non-working/closed lapel hole. So it had me wondering:

Are non-working lapel holes on jackets (either suit or SC) common?

Yes. And ti can't always just cut the stitching, as they are often just embroidered on, and were never punched through. The only working one, on any of my clothes, is on my 1930's morning coat.
post #26915 of 31068
I have some jackets with lapel holes that just needed to be cut and some with just a line of thread stitched on to look the part. A tailor should be able to add a hole in the case of the latter for $10-15.
post #26916 of 31068
For those of you who have taken a pair of raws in to get them hemmed: did you keep the original hem or get a new one made? I just watched a couple of videos detailing both processes, and unless I misunderstood them, the only way to keep a solid Selvedge line in the final product is to construct a new hem. I really want to keep the selvedge id intact so that I can cuff the jeans, but I also think keeping the original hem would be dope. Any advice is appreciated.
post #26917 of 31068

Newcomer as I am, I mistakenly posted this in Streetwear forum earlier.

 

So have a new bus. casual job (in Dallas).

 

Need to buy a handful of shirts. Please help me figure out the right size RTW shirt to buy. Also advise on how to instruct tailor.

 

The shirt below is a Brooks Bros OCBD Extra-Slim fit 16" neck, 34" sleeve. For work I will iron and get other less casual fabrics, but I am especially asking about the size. What do you think about the fit? How should I improve it? 

 

Also I'm happy to get color recs (in addition to blue) as I've been told yellow is not good for my skin tone.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

post #26918 of 31068
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Originally Posted by brodad View Post

Any advice is appreciated.
As your question is about denim, you might be better off asking it in the Streetwear and Denim forum.
post #26919 of 31068
My bad, thank you very much!

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post #26920 of 31068
Suit question:

I can spend up to $1000 on a suit. Ralph Lauren Black Label 38S fits me absolutely perfectly off the rack, but is $1600+ per suit. Eventually that will be my solution, but it's just not in the budget at present as I need multiple suits. I tried Kent Wang with okay results, but since he doesn't offer a short and the cut isn't as slim I had to make a half dozen alterations and would have to do a bunch more to get a fit anywhere close to RLBL 38S. Is there an easier solution to my problem? I'd love something off the rack but think I have exhausted the possibilities (Suit Supply, Brooks Brothers 1818 etc). J Crew Ludlow is also a decent fit but I prefer wider lapels and want better construction. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
post #26921 of 31068

WHERE are pictures of well-fitting shirts? Please point me to some. I have seen lots of talk about shirts and their fit, where the shoulder seam should fall, etc., but I cannot find any pictures of real people wearing perfectly fitting shirts.

post #26922 of 31068
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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

Newcomer as I am, I mistakenly posted this in Streetwear forum earlier.

So have a new bus. casual job (in Dallas).

Need to buy a handful of shirts. Please help me figure out the right size RTW shirt to buy. Also advise on how to instruct tailor.

The shirt below is a Brooks Bros OCBD Extra-Slim fit 16" neck, 34" sleeve. For work I will iron and get other less casual fabrics, but I am especially asking about the size. What do you think about the fit? How should I improve it? 

Also I'm happy to get color recs (in addition to blue) as I've been told yellow is not good for my skin tone.

Thanks.
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The shirt's very baggy. If you can't find a slimmer fit, take it to the tailor and get the sides taken in or get it darted. I don't think you have a huge gut and lovehandles, but that's what it looks like in the pictures. You don't want to blouse your shirt over your waistband like it's the '90s. The sleeves also look too long the way they're wrinkling and the sleeve placket is puckering.

Are you sure you're a 16" neck? You might benefit from sizing down if you never plan to button the collar.
post #26923 of 31068

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK (my wife tells me everything I wear looks great, which, while I appreciate the support, is not helpful for upping my game :)!

 

My concern about sizing down in neck is that it gets too tight across shoulders and chest.  Maybe I need to find a new brand...

post #26924 of 31068

To the classy-dressed gents on the thread.


If you're wearing something 'dressy' out and about on the weekend where you will be doing a substantial amount of walking (lets say a 3+ miles), what do you wear on your feet? I have a few pairs of sneakers and will likely buy chucks or such for the season, but I'm wondering for the days when I'm dressed up a bit and want footwear that goes along with it.

 

My normal day has me walking anywhere from 1-2 miles, but I love walking around in the spring/summer and tend to favor walking or biking around the city over taking public transport (within reason obviously). I'm curious what kind of footwear you favor. Dress-ish shoes with danite soles?

I wouldn't want to walk around that much in park avenues or really nice dress shoes, for instance. I guess I can stick to the shoes that have rubber half soles glued on, but I'm curious what others do.


Thanks!

post #26925 of 31068

Danite soles seem good. I wear Loakes and they do a lot of harder wearing soles for slightly less formal occasions and I think they'd work pretty well.

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