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post #29326 of 33197
What do you recommend i should by for a shirt and keep it under $150 or so?
post #29327 of 33197
Yes. I have a black Hugo Boss shirt and wear it casual. Its a trim fit and looks great!
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Does anybody wear hugo boss button down shirts? I was thinking of trying one out just as a casual shirt.
post #29328 of 33197
I'm looking to buy a 700 dollar suit (from suit supply), and I found a cut that fits really nicely and looks very modern (think slimmer sleeves, waist, etc), and it fits perfect everywhere except the shoulders, which is too tight. I have the option to size up, but then I'd have to get the sleeves shorter, the waist taken in, and possibly the jacket length shortened. I'd also have to get the pants slimmed down and hemmed as well. With this many operations, is it still a good a idea to size up and tailor down?

Note, I have the same problem with all suits where my shoulder muscles are too large and poke out under the shoulder of the jacket.
post #29329 of 33197
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I'm looking to buy a 700 dollar suit (from suit supply), and I found a cut that fits really nicely and looks very modern (think slimmer sleeves, waist, etc), and it fits perfect everywhere except the shoulders, which is too tight. I have the option to size up, but then I'd have to get the sleeves shorter, the waist taken in, and possibly the jacket length shortened. I'd also have to get the pants slimmed down and hemmed as well. With this many operations, is it still a good a idea to size up and tailor down?

Note, I have the same problem with all suits where my shoulder muscles are too large and poke out under the shoulder of the jacket.

I would find other cut that fits you in the same or different brand. If you're muscular and well built, do look into MTM suits.

If there is no other choice, size up and tailor down but that might cause more harm than good.
post #29330 of 33197
+1 on more harm than good.
post #29331 of 33197
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Originally Posted by nosrep123 View Post

I'm looking to buy a 700 dollar suit (from suit supply), and I found a cut that fits really nicely and looks very modern (think slimmer sleeves, waist, etc), and it fits perfect everywhere except the shoulders, which is too tight. I have the option to size up, but then I'd have to get the sleeves shorter, the waist taken in, and possibly the jacket length shortened. I'd also have to get the pants slimmed down and hemmed as well. With this many operations, is it still a good a idea to size up and tailor down?

Note, I have the same problem with all suits where my shoulder muscles are too large and poke out under the shoulder of the jacket.

If it doesn't fit you right without major surgery, the cut does not fit you nicely. Find another cut or brand before you do something you regret. Look at any Ralph Lauren stuff, by any chance? Springs to mind as a fit that might suit you better.
post #29332 of 33197
Does David Donahue make quality shirts?

Is Nat Nast a quality silk shirt?
post #29333 of 33197
I have plenty of Nat Nast.

Love them.
post #29334 of 33197
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Originally Posted by nosrep123 View Post

I'm looking to buy a 700 dollar suit (from suit supply), and I found a cut that fits really nicely and looks very modern (think slimmer sleeves, waist, etc), and it fits perfect everywhere except the shoulders, which is too tight. I have the option to size up, but then I'd have to get the sleeves shorter, the waist taken in, and possibly the jacket length shortened. I'd also have to get the pants slimmed down and hemmed as well. With this many operations, is it still a good a idea to size up and tailor down?

Note, I have the same problem with all suits where my shoulder muscles are too large and poke out under the shoulder of the jacket.

If you otherwise like the suit, you should look into Suitsupply's custom tailoring program. The suits cost about the same as their better off the rack suits ($650-$800 generally) and will be made to fit you.

I'm a fan of Suitsupply and will be trying it out myself the next time I get to the store.
post #29335 of 33197
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If it doesn't fit you right without major surgery, the cut does not fit you nicely. Find another cut or brand before you do something you regret. Look at any Ralph Lauren stuff, by any chance? Springs to mind as a fit that might suit you better.

Would you count those alterations as major surgery? Aren't shortening the sleeves and taking in the waist routinely done operations? I have not yet tried Ralph Lauren suits, and with my current success rate with suit jackets, I'm not too hopeful that it will work.

I also looked into their MTM option, although that's based on their Napoli cut. The one I was looking at was the sienna cut. Unfortunately my store does not have the full MTM service.

The suitsupply salesman also said he could "let out the back/shoulders" when I said the smaller size doesn't fit the shoulders. That's not really possible is it?
post #29336 of 33197
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Would you count those alterations as major surgery? Aren't shortening the sleeves and taking in the waist routinely done operations? I have not yet tried Ralph Lauren suits, and with my current success rate with suit jackets, I'm not too hopeful that it will work.

I also looked into their MTM option, although that's based on their Napoli cut. The one I was looking at was the sienna cut. Unfortunately my store does not have the full MTM service.

The suitsupply salesman also said he could "let out the back/shoulders" when I said the smaller size doesn't fit the shoulders. That's not really possible is it?

It is possible, but it is major surgery, and best done by an exceptional tailor. I would want to have a bespoke tailor do something like that, since it is, in a way, remaking the jacket. It is expensive; if they will guarantee the result, meaning if they can't make it work to your satisfaction, you don't pay for the garment, and they aren't going to charge extra (or much extra) then hey, why not give it a shot? Just be really picky and don't sacrifice your standards when it comes back. I wouldn't have shoulders adjusted in a suit I paid full price for; I would do it for a suit I thrifted and really loved, and I KNEW would fit with the alteration. Or, if I had a suit I loved, and added a half inch to my shoulders, by working out our something.

The suggestion of looking at suit supply's custom order option sounds like a logical next step to me, based on what @CruzAzul says. I don't have any experience with SS, but it stands to reason that something made to your measurements will come closer than something that isn't, in the same pattern.
post #29337 of 33197

What brands should I be looking at for brown monk straps around ~$300?

post #29338 of 33197
Loake.
post #29339 of 33197
Are grenadine ties suited either for "office wear" and for the spare time ( odd jacket and more informal trousers like chinos)? Are grenadine ties seasonal ( like wool ties) or for four seasons?
Sorry for the novice questions but I'm just starting building a classic wardrobe and I'm looking for versatile items.
post #29340 of 33197
They are very versatile. Fine for casual or office, and all year.
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