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post #30316 of 33197

In Italian Suiting, the drop refers to the jacket waist measurement, different than in the US. The Italian Drop system goes from 0 (portly) to 8 (slim). As the drop number gets higher/ skinnier, the armhole also gets higher/ smaller making for a trimmer sleeve pipe.  This is why Italian cut suits give the wearer a trim silhouette, even if you are a larger gentleman. Its built into the cut of the suit, and can actually make them look a lot trimmer than they actually are.

 

The Italian drop system is a really nice feature, since the waist measurement is completely separate from the chest, you don't have to bump up to the next chest size just because the fit doesnt work in the torso. This happens all the time in standard US boxy cut suits, if the torso is too tight they try to move you up a whole chest size to accomodate, which is why you see all tehse guys walking around with oversized linebacker shoulders on their jackets. 

 

Hope this helps, and doesnt confuse the issue!

post #30317 of 33197

Aldo might be a good place to start looking, but their quality can vary. Maybe look into a nice Bostonian shoe? They are well made and not too terribly expensive.

post #30318 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MMcCarty15 View Post
 

I'm looking to find a quality pair of wingtips that I can wear with jeans, chinos, or a suit if needed. I'm not looking to spend AE money, but would like something like the AE McCallister Wingtips. Does anyone have suggestions on a good quality pair of tan/light brown wingtips for $200 or less? Yes I know $200 is tough to find a high quality shoe, but there has to be something that is a good place to start that isn't a glued sole.

Aldo might be a good place to start looking, but their quality can vary. Maybe look into a nice Bostonian shoe? They are well made and not too terribly expensive.

post #30319 of 33197

Aldo might be a good place to start looking, but their quality can vary. Maybe look into a nice Bostonian shoe? They are well made and not too terribly expensive.

post #30320 of 33197
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Originally Posted by adambparker View Post

The "drop" of a suit generally refers to the difference between the chest and waist measurements. So, if a US size 40 suit has a 6 inch drop, it will have size 34 trousers.

In Italian Suiting, the drop refers to the jacket waist measurement, different than in the US. The Italian Drop system goes from 0 (portly) to 8 (slim). As the drop number gets higher/ skinnier, the armhole also gets higher/ smaller making for a trimmer sleeve pipe.  This is why Italian cut suits give the wearer a trim silhouette, even if you are a larger gentleman. Its built into the cut of the suit, and can actually make them look a lot trimmer than they actually are.

 

The Italian drop system is a really nice feature, since the waist measurement is completely separate from the chest, you don't have to bump up to the next chest size just because the fit doesnt work in the torso. This happens all the time in standard US boxy cut suits, if the torso is too tight they try to move you up a whole chest size to accomodate, which is why you see all tehse guys walking around with oversized linebacker shoulders on their jackets. 

 

Hope this helps, and doesnt confuse the issue!

post #30321 of 33197
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Can anyone speak to the quality of Hertling pants? I see a few that I like, but I haven't heard anything about them.


Do they still make for Epaulet and Howard Yount?

post #30322 of 33197
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Do they still make for Epaulet and Howard Yount?

I have heard this from a few different people on SF today. I actually ordered a few pairs from the Haberdasher Outlet based on those suggestions.

post #30323 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MMcCarty15 View Post
 

I'm looking to find a quality pair of wingtips that I can wear with jeans, chinos, or a suit if needed. I'm not looking to spend AE money, but would like something like the AE McCallister Wingtips. Does anyone have suggestions on a good quality pair of tan/light brown wingtips for $200 or less? Yes I know $200 is tough to find a high quality shoe, but there has to be something that is a good place to start that isn't a glued sole.

Check out the Florsheim Kenmore or maybe the Vincent.

post #30324 of 33197

What do you think about this suit for job interview?  It's made by Hugo Boss.  The fabric is "sharkskin" with some sheen to it.  Is this slightly glossy fabric appropriate for an interview suit?  Thanks!

 

 


Edited by styleforumfan - 3/19/15 at 6:01pm
post #30325 of 33197
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What do you think about this suit for job interview?  It's made by Hugo Boss.  The fabric is called "sharkskin" with some sheen to it.  Is this slightly glossy fabric appropriate for an interview suit?  Thanks!



It works. Navy is best, however.
post #30326 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MMcCarty15 View Post

I'm looking to find a quality pair of wingtips that I can wear with jeans, chinos, or a suit if needed. I'm not looking to spend AE money, but would like something like the AE McCallister Wingtips. Does anyone have suggestions on a good quality pair of tan/light brown wingtips for $200 or less? Yes I know $200 is tough to find a high quality shoe, but there has to be something that is a good place to start that isn't a glued sole.
Check out Meermin. Goodyear welted and under $200. I just received a pair last month so can't comment on durability yet, but they seem like a very well-made pair of shoes. They look fantastic too. The cobbler I took them to for waterproofing said they look more like a $500+ pair of shoes. He was surprised when I told him how much I paid. Check out Jack Erwin as well. $200 for Blake construction.
post #30327 of 33197
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Originally Posted by styleforumfan View Post

What do you think about this suit for job interview?  It's made by Hugo Boss.  The fabric is "sharkskin" with some sheen to it.  Is this slightly glossy fabric appropriate for an interview suit?  Thanks!



I think there are better options, but this one is solid if you are looking for something that can be a little more fun on the side. If you want to play it super safe, go a little darker
And less
Glossy. As said above, navy is good as well.
post #30328 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post


I think there are better options, but this one is solid if you are looking for something that can be a little more fun on the side. If you want to play it super safe, go a little darker
And less
Glossy. As said above, navy is good as well.

 

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Originally Posted by RyanByrne View Post


It works. Navy is best, however.

 

Is black even better than navy or it looks a bit too serious like going to a funeral?  I'm in SoCal if that makes a difference.  Thanks! 

post #30329 of 33197
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Is black even better than navy or it looks a bit too serious like going to a funeral?  I'm in SoCal if that makes a difference.  Thanks! 
Navy is best and most versatile, then charcoal or gray, then black, although it is easy to look a bit too formal so one must be careful if choosing a black suit for interview attire. If going with black, I prefer something with a subtle pin stripe; one that is unnoticeable from afar.
post #30330 of 33197

The real or not game:

 

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/BaMaDuDe87/Thrift/20150320_111231.jpg

 

Just can't find pictures of a tag set like this one. It had the PL tag that I took a picture of, then the Size (Just tagged L, no number sizes) and material tag was up in the right shoulder area (looking at my pic, it is up to the left), then a washing instruction tag in the bottom of the shirt.

 

Should have took more pictures, but I didnt.

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