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post #28156 of 33197

Gents,

I have never seen pockets like these before. Do the pockets on this pair of trousers indicate that the styling is quite old/the suit is dated?

 

post #28157 of 33197
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

Gents,
I have never seen pockets like these before. Do the pockets on this pair of trousers indicate that the styling is quite old/the suit is dated?

Welted pockets have been around for a long time. They're offered as an option by lots of makers these days. There are other, much more important indicators of how dated a suit's style is (fit, lapels, padding, pleats...)
post #28158 of 33197
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Welted pockets have been around for a long time. They're offered as an option by lots of makers these days. There are other, much more important indicators of how dated a suit's style is (fit, lapels, padding, pleats...)

I'm actually quite partial to pleats. Drop 7, pretty standard gorge, significant lapel belly(which I don't usually like, but I've never worn one with it before). Is it just the mannequin or are the shoulder pads messed up? What year do you think this is from?

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/6WsAAOSwq5lTpwDF/$_57.JPG?rt=nc 

post #28159 of 33197
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post


some brands are cut shorter than others too. Try thrifting from rakouten Japnese labels e.g ring jacket, or most napolitan labels e.g lbm 1911 can be had on ebay and are cut shorter. Also, fast fashipn brands such as Zara are cut very short, but a last resort of cpurse.

Good to know.  Thanks also to @forbritisheyes and @abl

 

Will check out Black Lapel.   Also stumbled upon Indochino.

post #28160 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Iso: yes.

 

SF: Shoe Passion look like decent value, but the lasts are rather ugly in my opinion.  Go entry level English (Loake, Barker) in their "calf" (not "polished") models, Meermin if you're willing to chance slow delivery or having to return a second - great value when they get it right, or try the AE Shoe Bank.  Which also has some ugly lasts, but variable.

Thank you! On further consideration, I reached the same conclusion. I'm now looking at Crockett & Jones.

post #28161 of 33197
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10 wears? I'm curious, is this with or without using shoe trees and regular polishing? Because I see that a lot of those brands (including Gucci, Versace, Prada, etc.) have licensed their brands to other lines and manufacturers; and as a result, the quality suffered.

No regular polishing because they are patent leather. No shoe trees because using them in the past caused stretching (I intend to revisit this strategy as perhaps I had the wrong type of shoe tree).

 

They have never been worn in wet weather though, and never worn more than one day in a row. The construction of the shoe looks superb and the rest of the shoe is in immaculate condition. The cracks are only just starting to appear - you have to look really closely to see that the surface has broken. But, it is clear that it is the beginning of the end. My cobbler said it is likely due to a poor quality glaze. 

post #28162 of 33197

SF, if your budget goes up to C&J territory, then the world is your oyster: take a look at Vass.

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SF, if your budget goes up to C&J territory, then the world is your oyster: take a look at Vass.

Absolutely wonderful - thank you for this enlightenment. 

post #28164 of 33197

Hello,

I'm going to a wedding in California that will be outdoors, with fairly long walk in the woods, so dress will be rather casual. I'm looking for a jacket I could wear with chinos and chukka boots, that wouldn't be too expensive, because I also have to buy a jacket for another occasion. Maybe this is a good solution?

http://www.tmlewin.com/Garda-Navy-Casual-Jacket/505336649568,en_US,pd.html

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Tom

post #28165 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TomR77 View Post
 

Hello,

I'm going to a wedding in California that will be outdoors, with fairly long walk in the woods, so dress will be rather casual. I'm looking for a jacket I could wear with chinos and chukka boots, that wouldn't be too expensive, because I also have to buy a jacket for another occasion. Maybe this is a good solution?

http://www.tmlewin.com/Garda-Navy-Casual-Jacket/505336649568,en_US,pd.html

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Tom

 

Tom, that jacket looks terrible. The lapels are too skinny, and the gorge reaches the shoulders. I don't know why they chose to use those buttons.. It doesn't help that it doesn't fit the model either.

 

Seriously, don't pay $219 for this jacket. You can seriously go to Ebay and find multiple jackets that look a hell of a lot better than that monstrosity. Also, you'll pay significantly less. If you do take my advise, post pictures of the jackets you are interested in; and the members of SF would magnanimously assist you.

post #28166 of 33197

Hey y'all,

 

I really need some new ties.  Basically, I'm a pretty recent college grad, and although I'm not a bad dresser (my opinion obviously), I did not care much about dressing myself terribly well in a professional or formal setting until around January.  I also generally went tieless, and just had a few simple department store ties for when I did need them.  Now that my new job requires me to attend professional and semi-formal functions from time to time- mainly to be an in-the-background guy- I'm trying to nail the "well dressed but not flashy" kind of thing down.

 

I know Brooks Brothers quality is not really considered super high quality here, but right now they're having their sale where if you buy 2 or more ties, they're all 50% off, which then puts most of them at about $35.  My dad shops there a decent bit, so I currently have $60 in rebate gift cards and an extra 20% off certificate from him.  So, that's option one for me.

 

I've also started looking around on ebay and etsy for used ties and have been seeing a few high-quality things at good prices for what they are, but I keep feeling anxious about the condition, how well the pictures actually show them, and just the fact that I can't try them on and see how they look on me.  Also, I'm a bit concerned that if I buy a tie that's already x number of years old and worn many times, it's not going to last all that long for me before it starts to wear out.  In any case, that's option two.

 

I'd really appreciate some advice on this, or potential alternatives as long as we're not getting really.  I don't need a 7-fold tie or anything (though they seem lovely), and too much flash would be a bad thing and not really my style at all- I'm just looking for ties that will look good and reasonably last me for a good number of years.

post #28167 of 33197

I assume this is bespoke, and he's got a huge head start anyway because he's sean connery -- but does anyone have any ideas where to look (designers or stores in NYC) for a tuxedo in this style and cut?

 

http://www.blacktieguide.com/Supplemental/Red_Carpet/2004_76th_ConneryS_01.jpg

 

http://www.blacktieguide.com/Supplemental/Red_Carpet/2004_76th_ConneryS_01.jpg 

post #28168 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

 

Tom, that jacket looks terrible. The lapels are too skinny, and the gorge reaches the shoulders. I don't know why they chose to use those buttons.. It doesn't help that it doesn't fit the model either.

 

Seriously, don't pay $219 for this jacket. You can seriously go to Ebay and find multiple jackets that look a hell of a lot better than that monstrosity. Also, you'll pay significantly less. If you do take my advise, post pictures of the jackets you are interested in; and the members of SF would magnanimously assist you.


The lapel width are good considering what is trending nowadays. They are nearly halfway between the collar and the shoulder seam. But you are correct the gorge is too high. You missed the worst offender: the button stance. The coat "fits" him if you look at the shoulders & chest even though he is in that awkward position; it's just, because of the styling, it is too short and the stance much too high.

 

Tom, you'd be well of buying something like this: http://www.styleforum.net/t/386014/brooks-brothers-regent-staple-navy-blazer-42l/0_20

 

A wardrobe staple and it has great colored buttons. Unfortunately, I think the seller is incorrect and that the fit is the Fitzgerald, not Regent. Regent has wider lapels. Nevertheless, a sportcoat like that can be worn in MANY situations. Going to the mall, a date out with the wife, dressed up for the evening, etc. You can wear it with Chinos, jeans, flannel trousers with a more casual OCBD. Navy is the quintessential color for blazers/sportcoats.

post #28169 of 33197
Does anybody of you have experience with "thekiltstore"?
I consider buying a pair of Loake Eton and they offer them for as little as 117GBP.
post #28170 of 33197

Hello,

 

Does anyone have actual measurements for a  Brooks Brothers slim fit sport shirt in size medium?

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