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post #26986 of 32173
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


Looks legit, but the price is not the best you can get.

Really? What would be a good price?

post #26987 of 32173
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Really? What would be a good price?

I didn't say it wasn't good. I said it wasn't the best. I bought Zegna suits for that price with a little research and patience. I haven't been to the B&S forum here in ages, but years ago there were much better deals to be had there. Try looking if you want to save some $$$ or maybe upgrade the quality for the same price.
post #26988 of 32173
How much can a suit jacket's chest and waist be taken in without messing it up? I picked up a Zegna suit in a Trofeo fabric I absolutely love at a great price but it's a size too big (54EU vs 52EU).
post #26989 of 32173
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


No personal experience with them, but these Herrings (by Loake, but not UK made) look pretty nice for under $200:
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3064

 

Many thanks.  Much appreciated.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #26990 of 32173
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

How much can a suit jacket's chest and waist be taken in without messing it up? I picked up a Zegna suit in a Trofeo fabric I absolutely love at a great price but it's a size too big (54EU vs 52EU).

Resell it, you cannot fix a suit that is a size too big. (I'm assuming the shoulders are too big as well)
post #26991 of 32173
The shoulders are actually pretty good, it's really just the chest and waist
post #26992 of 32173
Post a few good pictures standing still and I'll tell you if it's worth keeping or not. You can pm them to me.
post #26993 of 32173
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I may at some point be in the market for a pair of Oxford medium brown suede shoes (Balmoral—i.e., closed throat; God this American English/British English thing is annoying, isn't it?). 

Anyone know of any that can be gotten for <= $200 USD that you would recommend?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Ac

Another option: Allen Edmonds has (for reasons unknown) opted to discontinue the snuff suede version of their Neumok, an unlined wingtip oxford. First's can be ordered through their website marked down to $197. Seconds through their outlet stores this week can be had as part of their 2/250 sale.
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Can anyone explain to me the merits of hand stitching the lapel line? I don't mean the actual lapel itself, but the line on which the fabric is folded outward to form the lapel. I have a few jackets, and some have the lapel lines hand stitched (I can feel the stitches while running my fingers along the line) while others are simply folded back onto the jacket itself. 

Can anyone enlighten me on this? Thank you.

post #26995 of 32173
Are you confusing hand canvassing / fused construction for stitches?
post #26996 of 32173
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

How much can a suit jacket's chest and waist be taken in without messing it up? I picked up a Zegna suit in a Trofeo fabric I absolutely love at a great price but it's a size too big (54EU vs 52EU).

Not enough to make it look right. Learn this lesson now: don't buy something just because you like the material / the
price / the way it looks on a hanger. If it isn't your size, you won't wear it because it won't look good. Regardless of the price.
post #26997 of 32173

Asked this in another but have just seen this thread.

 

 

What is the recommended brush to go with for leather boots and shoes? looking to use it to remove dirt and will use a cloth for the next few steps. I take it a large oval brush is the way to go? if someone can point my in the right direction it would save me endlessly looking at brushes without knowing which one will do the job the best. Seems silly to spend £300 on a pair of boots or shoes and the not look after them properly.

post #26998 of 32173
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Are you confusing hand canvassing / fused construction for stitches?

 

My jackets are all tailored, all from humble local tailors, and I have specifically asked for all of them to be fully canvassed. When they are "hand-stitched" along the lapel line, I find that there is a really nice roll which stays regardless of dry-cleaning/pressing. Which is why I have decided to ask the esteemed gents on here for clarification as I myself am a bit confused

post #26999 of 32173
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


Another option: Allen Edmonds has (for reasons unknown) opted to discontinue the snuff suede version of their Neumok, an unlined wingtip oxford. First's can be ordered through their website marked down to $197. Seconds through their outlet stores this week can be had as part of their 2/250 sale.

 

Many thanks!

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #27000 of 32173

I think if the shoulders are good, then 1-2 inches on the chest and waist is doable. It probably still won't look perfect, but I'd ask a reputable tailor whom you trust to tell you if it can be made to work and how much it would cost. In my parts, it would be 60+ dollars for that depending on what was needed and the number of vents. 

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