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post #30901 of 33314
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Originally Posted by mouseandcat View Post

I just bought a new 2-button dark blue blazer (almost midnight) with patch pockets and dark brass buttons. I don't like the buttons and want to replace them but I'm wondering what kinds of replacement buttons would look good? I plan on wearing it as a casual jacket to work with chinos and/or jeans, if this helps with the context.

thanks.

I'd go for brown or mid-brown horn buttons.
post #30902 of 33314
thanks for the ideas.

i'm leaning towards a mid-brown (not too dark, so it doesn't look like a suit jacket). i don't think the blue color of the blazer is light enough for white buttons but i do like the look of the white buttons. maybe that screams too casual even for a casual office?
post #30903 of 33314
Hey guys new to the forum. Just got a promotion at work and have to wear a suit about once every two weeks. I would like some help on the suit i plan to wear. Is it too tight? Feels good in the shoulders but it looks like the back vent might be sticking out a bit. Jacket is 38s and pants 32x30. Made no alterations yet and can return if it might be better to get 40s[IMG][IMG][IMG]
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IMO it's a bit shiny for a business suit, but you know your office better than me. I think the color is reasonable. Few places besides investment banks and law offices will make you wear that almost-black navy color anymore, but the shininess makes it seem more like a club suit. It also looks a tad short for a business suit, but again, you know your office better than me. You might try the 38R. How tall are you?

 

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Originally Posted by rigon28 View Post

Hey guys new to the forum. Just got a promotion at work and have to wear a suit about once every two weeks. I would like some help on the suit i plan to wear. Is it too tight? Feels good in the shoulders but it looks like the back vent might be sticking out a bit. Jacket is 38s and pants 32x30. Made no alterations yet and can return if it might be better to get 40s[IMG][IMG][IMG]
post #30905 of 33314
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post


I work at a casino and its laid back. 5 7 barefoot.
post #30906 of 33314
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Originally Posted by rigon28 View Post


I work at a casino and its laid back. 5 7 barefoot.

On the floor or in the offices upstairs. Probably doesn't matter. I'd assume that that suit is fine for a casino, but if you will be spending more time in the offices upstairs, you might consider something just a tad more reserved.

post #30907 of 33314
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

On the floor or in the offices upstairs. Probably doesn't matter. I'd assume that that suit is fine for a casino, but if you will be spending more time in the offices upstairs, you might consider something just a tad more reserved.

I work on the floor as a table games dealer. The suit did look a bit shinier due to the flash. I think im going to try on the 38r and just have the tailor hem the sleves. The suit seems a little short. 38r is longer on the coat also not just the sleeves?
post #30908 of 33314
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Originally Posted by rigon28 View Post

I work on the floor as a table games dealer. The suit did look a bit shinier due to the flash. I think im going to try on the 38r and just have the tailor hem the sleves. The suit seems a little short. 38r is longer on the coat also not just the sleeves?
Yea, it will have a longer hem, sleeves, and maybe slightly wider shoulders.
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Any help on buying a tie for this? I'm completely clueless. I was going to look at a Conrad Wu shantung, but I need it before the 6th and he won't be sending out orders until the 5th. I'm probably going to go with a Chipp matka or knit, but I'm not sure what color.
post #30910 of 33314
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Originally Posted by rigon28 View Post

Hey guys new to the forum. Just got a promotion at work and have to wear a suit about once every two weeks. I would like some help on the suit i plan to wear. Is it too tight? Feels good in the shoulders but it looks like the back vent might be sticking out a bit. Jacket is 38s and pants 32x30. Made no alterations yet and can return if it might be better to get 40s[IMG][IMG][IMG]

Return. The jacket is short.
post #30911 of 33314
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

On the floor or in the offices upstairs. Probably doesn't matter. I'd assume that that suit is fine for a casino, but if you will be spending more time in the offices upstairs, you might consider something just a tad more reserved.

The suit is not fine. The jacket is short and looks ridiculous.
post #30912 of 33314
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Originally Posted by titojackson View Post

Any help on buying a tie for this?
Solid dark blue would be an obvious choice.
post #30913 of 33314
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


The suit is not fine. The jacket is short and looks ridiculous.

Right, I wouldn't personally like it, but that is a trend right now. It was obviously made that way on purpose. The sleeves are the same length as the hem OTR. Some people like that look. You don't. I don't. But maybe OP does. I don't know. You'll also notice that I pointed out that it was short as well, but if you are fashion forward and wearing it on the floor of a casino, I can see it working for people who are into that sort of thing. Don't get preachy, bro. We're all friends here.

post #30914 of 33314
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Originally Posted by rigon28 View Post

Is it too tight?
Difficult to tell for sure from the picture provided whether it's too tight. But it is too short. And yes, I realize that the current trend is for suits to be both short and tight, but all I can say is that I wouldn't consider wearing a suit jacket as short as the one pictured is on you. If that's a 38S, you absolutely should be looking at at least a 38R (if not a 40R, should the 38 be too tight). Sure, the sleeves or pants may be too long on an R, but that's trivial and an inexpensive "see spot run" level alteration. Hitting the right jacket length is vastly more significant.

The shiny aspect of the suit doesn't help, either. If you'd indicated this was to be worn "clubbing," I'd shrug and figure nearly anything goes. But at work? Far from ideal. And yeah, in some workplaces a shiny suit is fine. Heck, in some workplaces, shorts and a dirty t-shirt are fine. But by traditional, conservative workplace standards, short, shiny suits are far from fine. Then again, you did suggest the flash might be making it look shinier than it really is, so whatever.

Oh, wait - I see your workplace is at a gaming table in a casino. Well, I still don't like it, but I suppose the dress standards for, say, a dealer in a casino do differ from those of a lawyer in Manhattan. If most of the other male dealers are wearing shiny, short suits, then I suppose you'll fit in. I'd still think you look awful, but could be I'm simply not your employer's target demographic.

FWIW, the pants actually seem to fit reasonably well. Points to you for that, since so many short and tight suits include ridiculously tight pants. Mind you, I prefer my suit pants cuffed, but I'm not going to suggest someone looks terrible just because he prefers hemmed pants to cuffed. And, of course, I don't know where in the world you're located; in many places, cuffed pants are less common than in others.

But if you only take away one thing from all I've written, let it be this - your suit jacket is silly short. If it's a 38S, then the least you ought to be wearing is a 38R (and maybe a 40R, if the suit jacket's tight, which I can't tell for sure based on the photo provided).
post #30915 of 33314
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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

Is this hanger too big for this suit?







I think some people say a hanger shouldnt extend past the shoulder seams. This does slightly but with the slope it isnt too bad.


Help please.
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