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post #28171 of 33197

Hello,

I have a problem with a Suitsupply suit as following:

 

 

The suit is button hole. So, for my understand, I could not move the button of the sleeves.However, my right hand is longer than my left hand about half an inch. So, too look ok (the shirts appear the same for both hand), I have to shorten the left sleeve suit half an inche more. But, if I do like that, the distance from the edge of the sleeve to the last button of the right hand and the left hand is not equal (half an inch difference). What do you think about that (Is this normal or not)? Or, Do you have any other better solution? 


Thanks

post #28172 of 33197
Return and buy a suit without buttonholes or pay for a bespoke suit.
post #28173 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuongtelecoms View Post

Hello,
I have a problem with a Suitsupply suit as following:


The suit is button hole. So, for my understand, I could not move the button of the sleeves.However, my right hand is longer than my left hand about half an inch. So, too look ok (the shirts appear the same for both hand), I have to shorten the left sleeve suit half an inche more. But, if I do like that, the distance from the edge of the sleeve to the last button of the right hand and the left hand is not equal (
half an inch difference). What do you think about that (Is this normal or not)? Or, Do you have any other better solution? 



Thanks

A couple of thoughts:

1. Normally you don't want to shorten sleeves from the shoulder but if your tailor just took it up 1/4" or so from there, and another 1/4" at the cuff, you'd probably get away with it.
2. Suitsupply has a made-to-order service that isn't much more expensive than the equivalent off-the-rack items.
post #28174 of 33197

Anyone have any experience with these hangers?

 

http://www.asuitablewardrobe.net/the-best-suit-hanger-5190.html

 

I was going to pick up some from the hanger project but they only have 2 left in the size I need.

 

Of course, I'm open to other suggestions, as the ones from ASW are rather pricey. 

post #28175 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mehh View Post
 

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.

I really like my navy grenadine from Paul Winston. Versatile and well priced:

 

http://www.chippneckwear.com/navy-grenadine-tie/

 

I also have this one from BB and really enjoy it:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Ancient-Madder-Circle-Square-Print-Tie/MA01423,default,pd.html?dwvar_MA01423_Color=DKRD&contentpos=3&cgid=

post #28176 of 33197
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Originally Posted by vital1981 View Post
 

Hello,

 

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

 

I assume traveling to a store to try one on isn't a practical option.  If that's the case, I would check the ebay listings and find a similar BB shirt.  Most folks there selling clothes are good about providing actual measurements along with stated sizing.  You can then place your order with a better idea of fit.  And it's all free. :)

post #28177 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post
 

I really like my navy grenadine from Paul Winston. Versatile and well priced:

 

http://www.chippneckwear.com/navy-grenadine-tie/

 

I also have this one from BB and really enjoy it:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Ancient-Madder-Circle-Square-Print-Tie/MA01423,default,pd.html?dwvar_MA01423_Color=DKRD&contentpos=3&cgid=

 

How about that, I actually ordered one of those navy grenadines yesterday.  Thanks for the reply!

 

[edited for dumb typos]

post #28178 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mehh View Post

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.

There's nothing wrong with Brooks Brothers ties. I don't know if I'd pay full price, but at 50% off it's a no-brainer, not to mention the extra 20% and the gift cards. They're a lot higher quality than what you'll find at Macy's and similar stores for the same price range.
post #28179 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mehh View Post
 

 

How about that, I actually ordered one of those navy grenadines yesterday.  Thanks for the reply!

 

[edited for dumb typos]

:slayer:

post #28180 of 33197

Just looking for a quick confirmation before I go throwing around accusations - I'm about 99% sure.

 

There's absolutely NO WAY that this is shell cordovan, right?

 

post #28181 of 33197
Hellz no!
post #28182 of 33197
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


A couple of thoughts:

1. Normally you don't want to shorten sleeves from the shoulder but if your tailor just took it up 1/4" or so from there, and another 1/4" at the cuff, you'd probably get away with it.
2. Suitsupply has a made-to-order service that isn't much more expensive than the equivalent off-the-rack items.

Thanks CruzAzul for your suggestion. I will consider this and get some more oppinions from my tailor

post #28183 of 33197

Is there any significance to a retailer advertising some things as super 120s, 130s, etc. and others as "pure wool"?

 

E.g., suit supply has a suit advertised as "super 130s wool from vitale barberis canonico," then for some odd trousers, it just says "pure wool by vitale barberis canonico"

post #28184 of 33197

Retailers use these numbers because consumers think higher numbers mean more advanced and more worth buying.  This is not always the case.

 

Higher super numbers mean thinner fibres used in the weaving process.  Thinner fibres are lighter weight, but they're not as durable and become shiny very quickly.  The thinner fibres mean the fabric has to be woven more tightly, and doesn't breathe as well as a more loosely woven, lower number wool.  "Pure wool" is just wool without the weight advertised.

post #28185 of 33197
I am looking for a striped dress shirt with horizontal stripes...with or without a white collar. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I found one in a mens shop locally made by Castangia, but the price is $425 which just isn't going to happen for a shirt at best I wear once every 3 weeks and probably less than that.

Any assistance or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
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