Notch lapel double breasted suits are never a good idea. In style or out of style, they look lacking unless the button stance is high enough to make peak lapels not an option. In which case they also look ridiculous if the button stance is too wide. If your old English bespoke one has an extra high closure, it's possible that you might be able to wear it, but the chances of it looking good are very slim. Notch lapel double breasted with low, wide button stance is one of the signature bad ideas from the 1980s. Whether it's wearable or not, notch lapel double breasted is not a good idea for serious meetings.
Does all Burberry clothing have the Burberry check?
I have a Burberrys coat, which I believe to be quite old. As it is labelled 'Burberrys' will post pictures.
But my friend who likes to think he is an expert says its a fake because it doesn't have the Burberry check.
Also, does anyone know what this is worth?
Funny you mentioned the "Stuff like that turns up in charity and vintage shops all the time".
This coat actually came from my former employer, who lives abroad but comes to London 1-2 months a year. He stops in a few European countries on his way here (London - he owned a place here too). He decided last year he's going to move back to his home country and wont be coming back to London. So he told both me and my partner to get rid of all his clothes or just send it all to a charity shop. We only knew of the typical brands like Gucci and Christian Dior and Burberry. So we kept some of the clothes, not knowing why. well anyway lets just say a charity shop at 1 point was full of Bijan Stefano Ricci and Hermes items. Why didn't we take it? because we had no clue about these names till I decided to get rid of the stuff to make space.
Why he decided to just throw it all out? majority of the stuff we threw out looked very old. Guessing he kept his recent purchases.
Anyway just little story for you guys. Thanks for the info too.
I bought a 38L Suit Supply Sienna and 38L Suit Supply Napoli Faux Uni. On both of them the trousers are insanely tight. My usual size is 34 x 32. These are listed as 33, but I figured there was room to let out. I can't button up either pair of trousers, but aside from that the taper is so slim that I look like I'm wearing skinny jeans or tights.
Has anyone ever had this issue with Suit Supply? Do they let customers keep jackets but exchange trousers for a different size? I'm going to call them later today but I was wondering what experiences SF members have had.
There's nothing good about those ties -- lightly colored satin bowties are only justifiable if you're trying to match your date for the junior prom.
But light ties are just fine, as long as they're darker than the shirt. They should really be worn with a darker coat, too: trying to do a light tie, light shirt, and light coat is rather tough.