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post #30826 of 33197

I think monks are more on the sharp/dressy side of casual-ish and don't look as good with jeans and sockless. They are better with city-casual fits I think.

post #30827 of 33197
I thought these would work casually because they're suede and thanks both of you for the comments and help!
post #30828 of 33197

Hello, all! Long time reader, now driven to post due to the nerve-racking process of having a suit made for my wedding...

 

I just had a suit made with a local tailor as a "trial run" for the wedding suit (in a different fabric). I'm broadly satisfied with it - the workmanship seems good, and for the first time ever, a tailor really managed to solve my perennial floating collar problem (very sloping, slightly crooked shoulders). Something does seem a little off, though, and I'd appreciate any help in identifying what I should ask him to do differently on the wedding suit itself. Some initial comments:

 

- I feel the trousers definitely have to be shorter;

- the slanted pockets did not come off well, though I'm not certain why; I've had them in other suits and liked them there;

- there seems to be something slightly off about the shape of the jacket. Perhaps it could be a bit slimmer?

 

Any comments are most welcome. Thanks in advance!

 

LM

 

post #30829 of 33197
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Originally Posted by LingeringMoon View Post

Hello, all! Long time reader, now driven to post due to the nerve-racking process of having a suit made for my wedding...

I just had a suit made with a local tailor as a "trial run" for the wedding suit (in a different fabric). I'm broadly satisfied with it - the workmanship seems good, and for the first time ever, a tailor really managed to solve my perennial floating collar problem (very sloping, slightly crooked shoulders). Something does seem a little off, though, and I'd appreciate any help in identifying what I should ask him to do differently on the wedding suit itself. Some initial comments:

- I feel the trousers definitely have to be shorter;
- the slanted pockets did not come off well, though I'm not certain why; I've had them in other suits and liked them there;
- there seems to be something slightly off about the shape of the jacket. Perhaps it could be a bit slimmer?

Any comments are most welcome. Thanks in advance!

LM


I'll tell you what I think, but first and foremost, you should search for the tailors advice thread and post this there. You'll get much better feedback.

I'm not positive about this so take it with a grain of salt, but it looks like the shoulders might be a tad wide. You definitely need to get the waist of the jacket brought in, and maybe the chest too. Hard to tell with the waist so loose. I think the sleeves need to be slimmed all the way through, or at least tapered. I think the angle of the pockets are a bit steep, which is why they didn't come off. What color is your wedding suit going to be? If you are going to do slanting pockets, I'd add a ticket pocket in there too. Finally, you probably want to ask for half or quarter break on the pants. I personally like quarter to no break on my pants, but I don't know where your preferences lie. Looks like he gave you somewhere between full and double.

Also, when you post to the tailor's advice thread, try to provide a profile and rear shot as well. They'll appreciate it and be able to give you more detailed, accurate advice.
Edited by Koala-T - 6/14/15 at 1:25am
post #30830 of 33197

Thanks very much, Koala-T!

 

And I'll post this again over at the tailor's advice thread. Thanks!

post #30831 of 33197

MOVED


Edited by Shadowvault - 6/14/15 at 8:51am
post #30832 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Shadowvault View Post
 

Hi guys.Can you ID this one?Thanks in advance

 


Nazgul?

Dementor maybe ? :rotflmao:

post #30833 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Shadowvault View Post
 

Hi guys.Can you ID this one?Thanks in advance

 

I think there's a similar thread over on the SWD side of the forum. Probably have better luck there.

post #30834 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

I think there's a similar thread over on the SWD side of the forum. Probably have better luck there.

Oh my god.That was an accident :P I just realised that i posted it in the classic menswear.I had two tabs open.Sorry!!!

post #30835 of 33197
Hey, everyone. So I just noticed that one of my double-vented blazers has a weird wavy effect near the hem, where the fabric sort of juts out on one side. The fabric doesn't crease easily, so I have no idea what's causing this. Have any of you experienced something similar? And is it something a pressing would fix? Thanks

post #30836 of 33197

Hey guys, just wanted to hear some suggestions for alternatives for Brooks Brothers clothes.

 

I really do like their non-iron dress shirts, but the elbows rip on me all the time and they recently stopped replacing them when that happens. Getting new shirts every few months is starting to add up, so I wanted to see some suggestions out there. I did think their shirts fit a bit strange on me, I would get 15" neck / 32" sleeves in the slim fit cut. The 15" neck is way to small for me, but I never really button the neck and the 15" neck made the shirt an ideal size overall. I don't like the oxford button down collar style at all, but I wear all of their classics. I'm short but have an athletic build.

 

Same goes for the dress pants, I have some old ones that have held up very well, but the new ones are just not as good anymore. I have short legs (5'4" / 163lb) so I usually wear 33w / 30h and get the length hemmed a little bit. Basically just looking for charcoal and dark navy for every day use that will hold up for a long time.

 

Any thoughts?

post #30837 of 33197

Shoe question:

 

I am looking for a pair of loafers like this one from Brooks Brothers:

 

287H_BLACK?$bbenlarged$

 Couple of things:

 

1) According to Brooks Brothers description, they are made in England.  Does anyone here know which company makes these for BB?

 

2) These are bit out of my range ($498).  Does BB put these types of shoes on sale often?  Can anyone point me to an alternative shoe that is very similar in looks, but under $400?

 

Thanks in advance!!!

post #30838 of 33197

I have about 4 weddings to go to this summer and I am in need of summer suit.  One of them I am the best man and was told I need a light grey suit, so I guess, I will go with that color.  

 

Is there any reason I should avoid a linen suit?  I am attracted to this one....

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/lazio-grey-check/P4234I.html?start=5&cgid=Suits

 

My budget is $500.  I am 6' tall, slim build.  Would prefer something that is well fitted (i plan on getting it tailored too), but I find myself swimming in even "slim" suits. 

 

Any other suggestions or comments appreciated. 

post #30839 of 33197
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Originally Posted by lobbiest View Post
 

I have about 4 weddings to go to this summer and I am in need of summer suit.  One of them I am the best man and was told I need a light grey suit, so I guess, I will go with that color.  

 

Is there any reason I should avoid a linen suit?  I am attracted to this one....

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/lazio-grey-check/P4234I.html?start=5&cgid=Suits

 

My budget is $500.  I am 6' tall, slim build.  Would prefer something that is well fitted (i plan on getting it tailored too), but I find myself swimming in even "slim" suits. 

 

Any other suggestions or comments appreciated. 

 

If you don't mind the linen rumples, that's a nice summer suit.

post #30840 of 33197

May look for a wool/linen or cotton/linen blend for something a bit less rumply, but still summery?

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