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post #29536 of 33185
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I've read good things about Howard Yount.

Thanks!

post #29537 of 33185

I recently purchased a eHaberdash Benjamin suit, which needs some tailoring.  I brought it too the tailor and he recommended the sleeves be shortened (simple) however he also said the back was too long and would shorten it by removing the back fabric and moving it up.  This in total would cost about $200 (so total price of suit would be $725), the fit would not be perfect the front might be a bit short.  Should I do it or go a different route?  

post #29538 of 33185
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Originally Posted by greene View Post
 

I recently purchased a eHaberdash Benjamin suit, which needs some tailoring.  I brought it too the tailor and he recommended the sleeves be shortened (simple) however he also said the back was too long and would shorten it by removing the back fabric and moving it up.  This in total would cost about $200 (so total price of suit would be $725), the fit would not be perfect the front might be a bit short.  Should I do it or go a different route?  


Post a picture of your suit. Does it go past your rear?

post #29539 of 33185

It goes a bit past my rear maybe about an inch or a bit more (I am fairly short so). I will try to get a picture.

post #29540 of 33185

Here are some quick photos. I hope they are clear enough

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post #29541 of 33185

Your jacket length looks fine to me, classic length. Are you particularly short though? Like 5'5 or under? A slightly shorter jacket will make your legs look longer and you taller. 

post #29542 of 33185
Yes I am about 5'5". I don't think it is too bad however I am not too sure of what direction to go with.
post #29543 of 33185

I would leave the jacket as is, additionally, you should post pictures of your jacket in the tailor feedback thread, you will get better info and advice than you would in this thread.

post #29544 of 33185

Hi -- I'm Stephen. I live northeast of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Very close to the King of Prussia Mall, which I've seen referred to several times on this forum!

 

I joined sf in 2012 but had just started a career in sales and had literally no money to speak of, so I couldn't really entertain many of the ideas I initially found. Now, I'm in more of a position to build my wardrobe, and have made it one of my goals in 2015! This past week (2nd week of January) I went through my closet and drawers and threw out / donated pretty much anything that wasn't "classic" in style -- stripped my current wardrobe to the bare minimum so I can build it back the right way. 

 

I'm interested in finding pieces that will last for a long time, even if I have to pay a bit for them. I'm tired of horribly manufactured clothing!

 

So, a little bit about "me". It's hard for me to find brands of clothing that truly fit me for the following reasons:

 

 - shorter arms/wide torso (bit of a gut) - so many long sleeve shirts I try on that actually fit around the waist have arms that are wayyyy too long

 - wide feet - hard to find a good selection of shoes

 - muscular thighs & short inseam - no "slim fit" pants/jean for me!

 - I'm 5'7", roughly 205 lbs. The extra weight is all in my midsection, I dont' really get "fat" anywhere else

 

I'm excited to take a look around the forum and interact with members after being gone so long! If anyone out there has the same body type as me or the issues I listed above, I'd really love to hear some suggestions.

 

Thanks!

post #29545 of 33185
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Originally Posted by sblauert View Post
 

Hi -- I'm Stephen. I live northeast of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Very close to the King of Prussia Mall, which I've seen referred to several times on this forum!

 

I joined sf in 2012 but had just started a career in sales and had literally no money to speak of, so I couldn't really entertain many of the ideas I initially found. Now, I'm in more of a position to build my wardrobe, and have made it one of my goals in 2015! This past week (2nd week of January) I went through my closet and drawers and threw out / donated pretty much anything that wasn't "classic" in style -- stripped my current wardrobe to the bare minimum so I can build it back the right way. 

 

I'm interested in finding pieces that will last for a long time, even if I have to pay a bit for them. I'm tired of horribly manufactured clothing!

 

So, a little bit about "me". It's hard for me to find brands of clothing that truly fit me for the following reasons:

 

 - shorter arms/wide torso (bit of a gut) - so many long sleeve shirts I try on that actually fit around the waist have arms that are wayyyy too long

 - wide feet - hard to find a good selection of shoes

 - muscular thighs & short inseam - no "slim fit" pants/jean for me!

 - I'm 5'7", roughly 205 lbs. The extra weight is all in my midsection, I dont' really get "fat" anywhere else

 

I'm excited to take a look around the forum and interact with members after being gone so long! If anyone out there has the same body type as me or the issues I listed above, I'd really love to hear some suggestions.

 

Thanks!

Hey man, I'm new here, but Putthison and From Squalor to Baller are two greats blogs I follow that have helped me do exactly what you're describing. Here are links to posts that I found to be very useful:

 

http://fromsqualortoballer.com/tagged/Business-Casual-Basics

http://fromsqualortoballer.com/tagged/the-in-between-wardrobe-series

 

http://putthison.com/post/712103418/the-essential-mans-wardrobe-perhaps-the-most

http://putthison.com/post/58248230722/the-basic-shirt-wardrobe-i-recently-accepted-that

http://putthison.com/post/27558524428/the-seven-shoe-wardrobe-the-longer-i-write-about

http://putthison.com/post/14205779605/abitofcolor-my-10-wardrobe-essentials-i-wear

 

I hope that helps!

post #29546 of 33185

Hi I was wondering if anyone had any information on Sarar's Satoria line of suits and sport coats? If anyone has heard of this brand that is.

 

I ask as their Satoria line is purportedly made in Italy by Caruso and fully canvassed. I was curious if anyone had any experience with Sarar's Satoria suits and if this is true or not?

 

Thank you again, 

Kevin

post #29547 of 33185
Has anyone here heard of the Waddington brand? They are based in the United Kingdom. I am looking for a leather motorcycle jacket of this type.


Does anybody know where I might acquire one from?
post #29548 of 33185
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Originally Posted by sblauert View Post
 

Hi -- I'm Stephen. I live northeast of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Very close to the King of Prussia Mall, which I've seen referred to several times on this forum!

 

I joined sf in 2012 but had just started a career in sales and had literally no money to speak of, so I couldn't really entertain many of the ideas I initially found. Now, I'm in more of a position to build my wardrobe, and have made it one of my goals in 2015! This past week (2nd week of January) I went through my closet and drawers and threw out / donated pretty much anything that wasn't "classic" in style -- stripped my current wardrobe to the bare minimum so I can build it back the right way. 

 

I'm interested in finding pieces that will last for a long time, even if I have to pay a bit for them. I'm tired of horribly manufactured clothing!

 

So, a little bit about "me". It's hard for me to find brands of clothing that truly fit me for the following reasons:

 

 - shorter arms/wide torso (bit of a gut) - so many long sleeve shirts I try on that actually fit around the waist have arms that are wayyyy too long

 - wide feet - hard to find a good selection of shoes

 - muscular thighs & short inseam - no "slim fit" pants/jean for me!

 - I'm 5'7", roughly 205 lbs. The extra weight is all in my midsection, I dont' really get "fat" anywhere else

 

I'm excited to take a look around the forum and interact with members after being gone so long! If anyone out there has the same body type as me or the issues I listed above, I'd really love to hear some suggestions.

 

Thanks!

Take your time with this.  Shop around and find something that fits perfectly.  A good fit will be more important than the brand.

 

Also, if you want to look your best, you must lose that gut.  I'm also in the process of trying to shed some weight too so I'm not judging or preaching.  This will ultimately be more important than the clothes you wear.  When I see myself in the mirror, if the gut is too big, everything else is ruined. 

post #29549 of 33185

Hi,

 

I'm looking to buy my first pair of eyeglasses but I'm really unsure which one to buy. In my country, the city where I live, they don't have many nice glasses at all in their store, so I can't go there and test the ones which I want so it makes it pretty tough.

 

My head is oval, got blue eyes, light skin, haircolor is like light brown. I have mostly been looking at Tom Ford frames but I could be convinced to buy other brands. :) I really don't want to have any unique ones because I hate being in center, but at the same time I want them to be nice. I can say that I'm pretty sure I don't want them to be black, I don't think I suit well in that.

 

I will link a few ones, if that's not legal here, please just delete the links and keep the name on the frame, thanks.

 

FT 5312 http://www.otticanet.com/en/eyeglasses/tom-ford/ft-5312/957912/    (light havana)

 

FT 5313 http://www.otticanet.com/en/eyeglasses/tom-ford/ft-5313/946468/    (not sure which color here)

 

FT 5320 http://www.otticanet.com/en/eyeglasses/tom-ford/ft-5320/967609/    (again not sure which color, do you think blue could be nice on me?)

 

FT 5319 http://www.otticanet.com/en/eyeglasses/tom-ford/ft-5319/967606/    (I'm not sure about these ones :). Maybe I would get tired of them after a while and maybe they are a bit "unique"???)

 

FT 5237 http://www.otticanet.com/en/eyeglasses/tom-ford/ft5237/809095/     (or maybe these ones?)

 

Feel free to link others if you want, or just tell me which one you think would suit me (doesn't have to be the ones above). I think it's really tough and I want to get it right, thanks a lot!!

post #29550 of 33185
Based on your description the more square, structured frames will work best for you. So 5313 or maybe 5320 (I actually know these all too well, I have several pairs of TF glasses). I'm not keen on non-neutral colours like blue as they can be hard to wear, and if your hair is light you might go with the darker browns or black.

I'm wearing 5253s right now, which are a little more substantial than the ones you list but you might wish to consider them for the shape.
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