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post #27856 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

 

Scroll back a few pages.  

 

$600 will also buy you one pair of Vass, just.  Now that would be quite a place to start.

 

A little less, try J Fitzpatrick.  A lot less, try the ones suggested above, or if you're very patient, Meermin.

 

Wouldn't you advise against having just one pair though? Should have atleast 2 with trees, no?

post #27857 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Wouldn't you advise against having just one pair though? Should have atleast 2 with trees, no?

I would, too, but there's not as much to wear out on Vass as on a GY-welt shoe. I mean, as long as you could save up enough for a second pair by the time that the first needed new soles.

 

Not that I think it's a great idea -- but it's how people bought shoes for fifty or sixty years, right?

post #27858 of 33197

Hello first, post, just wondering if I can get some quick opinions on a Banana Republic Blazer I just bought.  Just wondering if the length of the jacket is appropriate or is too long?  From the front and side (jacket length goes to middle of my hand) it seems to be okay, but from the back it seems kinda long (goes just past the butt) Thanks! 

 

 

 

post #27859 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jermyzy View Post

Hello first, post, just wondering if I can get some quick opinions on a Banana Republic Blazer I just bought.  Just wondering if the length of the jacket is appropriate or is too long?  From the front and side (jacket length goes to middle of my hand) it seems to be okay, but from the back it seems kinda long (goes just past the butt) Thanks!  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Length looks good to me.
post #27860 of 33197
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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

Not what I am wearing today, but I came across this Vintage Van Gils and love the lapels. My question: Is this classic menswear or is this Disco-level/cheesy looking jacket.

 

Beautiful combination. I really like the double-breasted. I have almost all double-breasted.

post #27861 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

With less than 2 weeks until the wedding, I'd be reluctant to risk ordering online, given additional alterations time, and the possibility of a delay in shipping or delivery.

So it could be your best move is to buy locally. And as you've neglected to say where you're located, it's not really possible to say from whom you should buy for locally.

FWIW, while all trousers are certainly NOT created equal, I've long believed that proper fit matters much more than does almost anything else. So find something that looks basically acceptable, have the hopefully minor alterations done by a tailor who knows what he's doing, and you'll likely be fine.

As something of an aside, I own a couple of pairs of Lands' End Year'rounder trousers, which were inexpensive and have served me perfectly well. You might be able to find them locally, or buy them online either for the upcoming wedding (if you're willing to do mail order) or against some future need (since it's not usually a bad idea to have a couple of pairs of decent pants).

Given that your only suit is a Suit Supply Napoli, you would presumably want the tailored fit Year'rounder. I prefer traditional fit, fwiw. Anyway, particularly when on sale, and with a coupon (and LE is always running sales and offering coupons/codes), they're likely worth considering.

thanks. not my only suit but the only suit that fits really well. i also have a battistoni and a prada hanging around but haven't gotten it tailored yet.

ill check out the LE. i think sears sells them in-store so maybe ill swing by there? ill figure something out.
post #27862 of 33197

This was done by a professional tailor in china.  I don't understand the measurements.  

 

Front Lenght 23.5

Chest Girth 30.5+

waist line 25.2+

hip girth 30.2+

shoulder with 14

sleeve length 18.5 

 

What does that mean?  I want to know what size leather jacket i should order.  Thank you

post #27863 of 33197

Woah. How tiny are you?

post #27864 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Wouldn't you advise against having just one pair though? Should have atleast 2 with trees, no?

 

Yes, as per the first piece of advice, I'd say get three possibly Indian-made Loakes or Barkers, or Chinese-made Meermins, and get the basics covered in one go with perfectly serviceable shoes.  Then buy Vass!

 

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Originally Posted by jermyzy View Post
 

Hello first, post, just wondering if I can get some quick opinions on a Banana Republic Blazer I just bought.  Just wondering if the length of the jacket is appropriate or is too long?  From the front and side (jacket length goes to middle of my hand) it seems to be okay, but from the back it seems kinda long (goes just past the butt) Thanks! 

 

 

You're very slim so you could definitely go a half inch to an inch shorter and not look strange.  The sleeves are definitely too long.

 

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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

Not what I am wearing today, but I came across this Vintage Van Gils and love the lapels. My question: Is this classic menswear 

 

Yes it is, and the lapels are awesome.

 

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Originally Posted by mrrosenthal View Post
 

This was done by a professional tailor in china.  I don't understand the measurements.  

 

Front Lenght 23.5

Chest Girth 30.5+

waist line 25.2+

hip girth 30.2+

shoulder with 14

sleeve length 18.5 

 

What does that mean?  I want to know what size leather jacket i should order.  Thank you

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Woah. How tiny are you?

 

Haha!  I know the problem here - it's a Chinese unit, my tailor uses the same and it confused me when I saw the measuring tape: I've just looked up the name and it's apparently this:

cùn 市寸

Anyway, more importantly perhaps, it's equivalent to 3.3cm, or about an inch and a third.  So, that means he's measured your chest at about 40 3/4 inches.  

 

Check the measurements of the jacket online, but it seems like you'll want a 40 or a 42 depending on how you want it to fit.

post #27865 of 33197

Hello SF Gurus,

 

I'm getting married in two and a half months. It's an outdoor daytime wedding in Los Angeles. I don't have a suit yet, and I'm coming to you for advice -- I'm desperate!!

 

I want to wear a medium or dark grey suit. Two button, no vest. I guess charcoal is an appropriate label as well, but I don't want the suit to be so dark that it could look black in photographs or at first glance. Even though it will be hot, I want to get a wool suit and continue to use it as a staple in my wardrobe. I only own one suit now, and it is a blue J. Crew Factory Thompson suit.

 

My preferred price range for my wedding suit is $650 and under, but willing to spend a bit more if I have to. I'm 6'1 and about 175 lbs, and my jacket size is usually 38 or 39 depending on the cut. 34 x 32 for trousers.

 

Here are the options I have been thinking of:

 

1) Buy something online from Suit Supply

2) The Benjamin Classico suit from eHaberdasher: http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-16452/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--38R/Detail

3) J Crew Ludlow Suit, although I know it's more modern

4) I'm searching eBay listings frequently, but this option seems difficult and daunting

 

I know I'm running out of time here, and I'm kind of freaking out. What else can I check out online or in the Los Angeles/Southern California area? Willing to listen to any and all suggestions. Thank you so much!

post #27866 of 33197

Go to SS in person in Vegas for your stag party, and get a lighter grey - perfectly decent California businesswear, and light weight wool is perfectly wearable on a warm day. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits?prefv3=Grey&prefv4=Plain&prefn1=material&prefn2=collection&prefn3=color&prefn4=basicDessinSuits&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&prefv1=Wool

post #27867 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Go to SS in person in Vegas for your stag party, and get a lighter grey - perfectly decent California businesswear, and light weight wool is perfectly wearable on a warm day. http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits?prefv3=Grey&prefv4=Plain&prefn1=material&prefn2=collection&prefn3=color&prefn4=basicDessinSuits&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&prefv1=Wool

 

Thanks for your feedback. There's a chance that idea might actually come to fruition, but I can't bank on it just yet. That being said, I might be more comfortable with trial and error ordering online through Suit Supply.

post #27868 of 33197
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Originally Posted by impact1400 View Post

Hello SF Gurus,

 

I'm getting married in two and a half months. It's an outdoor daytime wedding in Los Angeles. I don't have a suit yet, and I'm coming to you for advice -- I'm desperate!!

 

I want to wear a medium or dark grey suit. Two button, no vest. I guess charcoal is an appropriate label as well, but I don't want the suit to be so dark that it could look black in photographs or at first glance. Even though it will be hot, I want to get a wool suit and continue to use it as a staple in my wardrobe. I only own one suit now, and it is a blue J. Crew Factory Thompson suit.

 

My preferred price range for my wedding suit is $650 and under, but willing to spend a bit more if I have to. I'm 6'1 and about 175 lbs, and my jacket size is usually 38 or 39 depending on the cut. 34 x 32 for trousers.

 

Here are the options I have been thinking of:

 

1) Buy something online from Suit Supply

2) The Benjamin Classico suit from eHaberdasher: http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-16452/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--38R/Detail

3) J Crew Ludlow Suit, although I know it's more modern

4) I'm searching eBay listings frequently, but this option seems difficult and daunting

 

I know I'm running out of time here, and I'm kind of freaking out. What else can I check out online or in the Los Angeles/Southern California area? Willing to listen to any and all suggestions. Thank you so much!


Try Thick as Thieves. It may be too short of notice but you can order a M2M suit exactly how you want it. That's what I did for my wedding this April and it was awesome.

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post #27869 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ats200 View Post


Try Thick as Thieves. It may be too short of notice but you can order a M2M suit exactly how you want it. That's what I did for my wedding this April and it was awesome.

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Thanks. Just looked them up recently. I don't think 10 weeks is enough time :(

post #27870 of 33197
I tried to wear my older AE PA recently and noticed that I can really feel the front edge of the heel through the sole and it's really not comfortable at all. Is this due to shank-less construction that AE uses?
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