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post #29401 of 33197
Any issue with single pleated pants for a suit? I keep finding great suits on ebay but the pants always inevitably end up being a single pleat (Brooks Brothers).

Edit: I am aware that flat front is in vogue, but for a work/professional suit would a single pleat look dated?
Edited by Poomba - 12/24/14 at 9:03pm
post #29402 of 33197
If my shirt sleeves are too long, can a tailor shorten the sleeve by cutting out the gauntlet button+hole completely and moving the sleeves up past that?

Similarly, would it throw off the balance of a shirt too much by hemming the length just past the lowest button (remove everything up until right after the lowest button)?
post #29403 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Poomba View Post

Any issue with single pleated pants for a suit? I keep finding great suits on ebay but the pants always inevitably end up being a single pleat (Brooks Brothers).

Edit: I am aware that flat front is in vogue, but for a work/professional suit would a single pleat look dated?
If it fits and you like it, wear it.
post #29404 of 33197

Hi all,

 

First time poster but a long time snooper on the site.

 

I am trying to buy a pair of trousers for work but currently I am having to buy maybe 1 or 2 sizes up just to get the trousers to fit around my legs. Has anyone come across a brand that caters for men with big legs?

 

Its a pain having to tailor the trousers every time!

 

Thanks,

Ads1234

post #29405 of 33197
Is suitsupply's "pure wool" trousers flannel?
post #29406 of 33197
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Is suitsupply's "pure wool" trousers flannel?

Depends on the pair. Flannel is a specific weave (light or midweight twill with a raised nap), wool is a fiber that can be woven into all sorts of other types of fabric as well. This pair, for example, appear to be flannel. This pair appears to be a twill without a raised nap, so not flannel.
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Originally Posted by Poomba View Post

Any issue with single pleated pants for a suit? I keep finding great suits on ebay but the pants always inevitably end up being a single pleat (Brooks Brothers).

Edit: I am aware that flat front is in vogue, but for a work/professional suit would a single pleat look dated?

Not at all. Just watch for dated details on the jacket- overwide and heavily padded shoulders, weird loose fits, low lapel notches, weirdly shaped lapel notches. Basically, make sure you're not buying something that just screams out 80s or early 90s.
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Originally Posted by nosrep123 View Post

If my shirt sleeves are too long, can a tailor shorten the sleeve by cutting out the gauntlet button+hole completely and moving the sleeves up past that?

Similarly, would it throw off the balance of a shirt too much by hemming the length just past the lowest button (remove everything up until right after the lowest button)?

They could do both, but that's pretty drastic shortening and would likely look awkward. You're probably better off just having shirts made for you- online made to measure like modern tailor can do it for reasonable prices.
post #29407 of 33197

Happy Holidays everyone!

 

I was on Charles Thywritt yesterday looking  at some of their causal sweaters.

 

I was thinking of getting a couple of their sweaters since the price looked tempting and at least off the bat they didn't look too shabby. 

 

I was wondering if anybody could comment on CT's sweater quality?

 

As I can't find many reviews on them at all out there. Other then one saying "avoid the cashmere but everything else was fine."

 

Thank you again,

Kevin,

post #29408 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post

Happy Holidays everyone!

I was on Charles Thywritt yesterday looking  at some of their causal sweaters.

I was thinking of getting a couple of their sweaters since the price looked tempting and at least off the bat they didn't look too shabby. 

I was wondering if anybody could comment on CT's sweater quality?

As I can't find many reviews on them at all out there. Other then one saying "avoid the cashmere but everything else was fine."

Thank you again,
Kevin,

I have a cardigan from them that's about 4 years old and is holding up pretty well. I'd say good quality for the price. I doubt the cashmere is much good though.
post #29409 of 33197
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I have a cardigan from them that's about 4 years old and is holding up pretty well. I'd say good quality for the price. I doubt the cashmere is much good though.

 

It's labeled as "Made in Italy" if that implies anything about it's quality? And it's in my price range($70-110)

 

J Press has similar sweaters to what CT is offering(and probably better quality) However, offerings like the J Press Shaggy Dog are way out of my price range.  I can't even find any of Press's iconic offerings on Ebay except as XXXLLL's.

 

While BB and RL are more expensive then CT on average and typically come from the mysterious land of imported as well. Which I am starting to try to avoid.

post #29410 of 33197

At the low end, "made in Italy" doesn't mean much. Not exactly a better reputation for labor conditions than China, just high-end Italian manufacturing is very nice indeed, and that glamour rubs off on the lower end stuff.

 

I just bought something from Woolovers, who are frustratingly vague about where their stuff is made (Madagascar and Mauritius, it turns out), but very good for the price.

 

But yeah, cheap cashmere is not going to last nearly as well as lambswool or merino.

post #29411 of 33197
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I just bought something from Woolovers, who are frustratingly vague about where their stuff is made
That frustrating vagueness is really all you need to know. Probably 98% of the time, if a retailer is reluctant to make clear just where the goods come from, it's safe to assume their origin is more like Tunisia or Kazakhstan, than the United States or Italy. I mean, when a catalog (print or online) lists a clothing item as coming from the exotic, far off land of "Imported," I tend to figure it's from Shenzhen, and not from London, you know?

Granted, some excellent quality goods can come from developing countries, and some terrible quality goods can come from the US, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe. Absolutely. But there's a reason why the marketing people like vagueness.
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But yeah, cheap cashmere is not going to last nearly as well as lambswool or merino.
Yup. Frankly, while I agree that high quality cashmere can be a lovely thing, at anything less than the top quality level (which, alas, almost always means hundreds dollars per sweater), I'll take merino wool, any day.

$600 cashmere sweater vs. $600 merino wool sweater? Pick whichever one you like.

$75 cashmere sweater vs. $75 merino wool sweater? The smart money will go for the merino.

(Well, I suppose if I were... I don't know, maybe in the process of losing lots of weight, or were buying for a family member who was pregnant and thus temporarily oversized, or some similar situation where I knew the sweater would only be worn a few times then never again... even cheap cashmere might be okay. Quality differences tend to be minimized if the item is only going to be worn a handful of times. But hey, that's kind of a freak exception thing, and not really reflective of a typical person's circumstances.)
post #29412 of 33197
I am quite aware of the quality issues with Hugo Boss, but I just purchased a $895 James Sharp fit suit (charcoal gray) for $314. Given I have broad shoulders, the jacket fit perfectly which I have not found in higher quality jackets I have found at Century 21 and elsewhere. For the price did I find a good deal, and any recommendations for higher quality suits for a V shape? I have heard RLBL but it is quite expensive given I'm a recent college graduate. Thanks
post #29413 of 33197
Just picked up a Corneliani mainline black blazer, virgin wool, for $379 (originally $1300) from Century 21. I imagine it is canvassed but am not the greatest at checking, but since it is mainline/it's original price I would hope it is canvassed. Good deal ?
post #29414 of 33197
I think it is good price.
post #29415 of 33197
Actually it was $279, not $379. My bad.
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