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what´s the proper belt width for chinos and khakis?

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Originally Posted by jermyzy View Post

Hi guys, bought a casual blazer on sale.  Can I get some advice on sleeve length and jacket length?  Jacket length looks a little long in the picture, but it falls to where my fingers curl and first knuckle of thumb...so is the length okay?  Sleeve length looks a little long as it goes just past my shirt cuffs, but is it bad enough that I should get it tailored shorter?  Any other thoughts?  (Don't mind the back sticking out, I haven't taken out the stitchings in the vents yet).  Your help is greatly appreciated!







Your jacket length is fine. In fact, IMO, any shorter and you're looking at a jacket that's going to become dated-looking pretty quickly.

Your sleeves are too long. They should end at about the break of your wrist (where your thumb stops curving in to your arm), and these go past on both arms. I do think that it's worth getting them fixed -- even though it's only a small fix, I think one of the easier ways to look nice in a suit is to flash just that little bit of white on both of your sleeves ... and this suit's not going to allow that (unless you get a shirt with too-long sleeves). FWIW, the cost of getting sleeves tailored like this, because it's a small fix, should be minimal -- <$50 total. Probably it's a minor enough adjustment that your tailor won't need to mess around with your buttonholes or take it in from the shoulder.
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Originally Posted by dylankatz View Post
 

Hi everyone:

 

I'm new here and not nearly as knowledgeable as some of you.  I'm starting an online mens accessories retailer and the only tie wholesalers I've found so far have ties that look good, but would have to be priced on the low end of the spectrum.    I would probably price them around $20.  I know many of you buy ties for a lot more but I was wondering if, from your experience, there are a substantial number of people who buy ties for that price.

 

Any other tips/hints would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

It depends who your target market is. There are going to be a lot of people who see spending a lot of money on a tie as ludicrous and only be prepared to spend a small amount. Go for it.

 

Are you able to touch and see the quality of the tie in person before ordering? If you can, obtain a sample and post on here what people think of the design(s) before agreeing to a mass order.

 

Good luck with your venture. Post a link when you're up and running!

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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

C&J is never a bad choice and I think Church's are a bit frowned upon since they were taken over by Prada (?).
Otherwise have a look at Carmina.

 

Thanks - I like the look of Carmina's shoes - I take it that their only retail outlets are in Spain? 

 

Would be nice to try on before buying (I'm in London).

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Originally Posted by JohnnyMarr View Post

Thanks - I like the look of Carmina's shoes - I take it that their only retail outlets are in Spain? 

Would be nice to try on before buying (I'm in London).

I assume there are stores that sell them in London, ask in the Carmina thread, people should be able to point you in the right direction.
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Marvellous, thanks for your help.

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Originally Posted by MrNestor View Post
 

A size-question on blazers/jackets.

 

What are some brands that would fit me length-wise in a 48R? I'm 187 cm (6'1).

 

To cover my behind I need about 78 cm back length. I go for a 48L (94) in Suitsupply but I'm having a hard time finding other jackets that fit well.

 

I have a few Bogliolis in their Coat-line which is decent, but still too short in my opinion. I tried a K-jacket and it was better, but still short I guess. Kiton was horribly short, LBM is too short.

 

Do you think a separate sportcoat should be shorter or should I still go for the 'correct' length?

 

Maybe try Caruso?? Permanent Style did a feature comparing Caruso with Boglioli, which you're familiar with, and noted that the former are longer in length: http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2013/11/boglioli-and-caruso-jackets-at-trunk-a-guide.html

 

I think its down to personal tastes whether an odd jacket should be on the longer or shorter side - although I think they are better when a little shorter than a suit jacket.

I have a 48R Boglioli 'Coat' and find it the perfect length for what I like (although I am an inch shorter than you!) 

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I got the advise that I should increase the back hem of my Luxire shirt. As english is not my mother tounge I'm not that familiar with those terms. What is the back hem? A picture with explaination would be very appreciated!
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Originally Posted by nmoore82 View Post
 

It depends who your target market is. There are going to be a lot of people who see spending a lot of money on a tie as ludicrous and only be prepared to spend a small amount. Go for it.

 

Are you able to touch and see the quality of the tie in person before ordering? If you can, obtain a sample and post on here what people think of the design(s) before agreeing to a mass order.

 

Good luck with your venture. Post a link when you're up and running!

I shouldve mentioned that I'm working with dropshippers who will ship directly to my customers so i don't have to hold an inventory myself.  The plan was to order a small quantity (to also make sure they're reliable in terms of shipping time and other logistics), but that's a good idea to post them on here

 

Thank you for the advice!

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Currently I have two boots that I wear to work, a pair of Grensons and Allen Edmonds 5th St. I have been eyeing a pair of Carmina Simpsons in calf tan. I have always been a boot guy but it is probably good that I have a pair of dress shoes to balance out the wardrobe. That was my thinking until I stumbled upon the 1880 Loake Hyde. It's a great looking boot but 3 pairs of boots and no shoes is pretty unbalanced. What are the members' thoughts on this?

 

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Do what you feel. While a boot can't really occupy the niche of like a loafer there are a variety of styles of boots that are interchangeable with shoes. As long as the style matches the rest of what your wearing there's nothing inherent to boots that would make them I'll suited as footwear. If a brown perfcap derby fits the bill for a spot in your wardrobe then go for it.
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Originally Posted by loarbmhs View Post
 

Not totally sure, but you might be able to have that small area rewoven. Find a dry cleaners that does reweaving (they do it all the time on sweaters with moth holes, for example). They'll take a few threads from under a sleeve/under the bottom hem where they won't show, and use them to reweave the trouble spot. In your case, it's so small that the cost should be very modest.

 

I sent it to British Invisible Mending Service, who repaired it for £55 + VAT.

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I have the Hyde, it's a good boot. That said I don't think it should be on the top of your list. If you want something with versatility I'd get the Loake Chukkas (Kempton/Pilimco) which I have 3 of in suede, black, and brown.

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Originally Posted by JohnnyMarr View Post
 

Hi,

 

I want a pair of basic black oxfords.  I had previously thought of the Church's City Line Hong Kong, but given that they've increased in price by about £25 in the last year or so, I don't think it's worth it.

 

Was thinking more a basic C&J http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/connaught-black#.U-370_ldWSo

 

A better option than the Church Hong Kong, surely? I did like the toe box of the Hong Kong... 

 

Am I right going for the C&J?

 

Try the sale at www.herringshoes.co.uk  If you're lucky with the size, they still have a lot of Church's on excellent clearance prices.  They're very helpful people to deal with, too.

 

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Originally Posted by dylankatz View Post
 

Hi everyone:

 

I'm new here and not nearly as knowledgeable as some of you.  I'm starting an online mens accessories retailer and the only tie wholesalers I've found so far have ties that look good, but would have to be priced on the low end of the spectrum.    I would probably price them around $20.  I know many of you buy ties for a lot more but I was wondering if, from your experience, there are a substantial number of people who buy ties for that price.  

 

Any other tips/hints would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks 

 

There must be plenty of people who buy ties for that price, but I'd suspect most people who want cheap ties pick them up in high street retailers or even supermarkets.  Thetiebar.com  is the obvious comparison for the online retail: the thing about selling very cheap stuff is that you need big volume, and therefore big advertising.  My personal inclination would be to go higher unit value and focus on a smaller premium market.  But there's plenty of competition there in SF too.  There's room for every segment of course, but think carefully about who you're going to market to, and how.

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Hello all,

 

I work in the tech industry where it's Casual Everyday.  For example, my boss and his boss sometimes wear shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops.  I've been following their lead for the past couple of years but now I'm just over it and want to revamp my wardrobe, at least a notch.

 

Basically I wear jeans everyday and will start to incorporate chinos.  What I need to start from scratch on is my shoe portfolio.  I have an older pair of black cap toe Kenneth Coles that I never wear because like I said, I'm in jeans and shorts all day.  My main shoe right now that I wear with my jeans are some brown Clarks Desert Boots.  I'd like to get some nicer shoes and have settled on Allen Edmonds since I tried on some Strands at Nordstrom and they fit me well (I wasn't into the walnut color they had available).  Long winded question, what would be the most versatile color/style combination for jeans (dark) and chinos (british khaki, caramel) only?

 

Burgundy Shell Daltons (don't know if I want to drop the $ on these) / Bourbon Strand

Bourbon Daltons / Burgundy Mcallister

Bourbon Strand / Burgundy Mcallister

 

I like the idea of having a brown and burgundy shoe and figured the brown burnished/chocolate brown was too close in shade to burgundy, which is why I listed bourbon.

 

Thanks!

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