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post #31111 of 33186
I am about to buy a suit and am curious how to tell if it is full canvas, half-canvas or fused without taking it to a tailor? I have been lucky that my suits are full canvas, but have to admit I don't know how to tell other than by brand.
post #31112 of 33186
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Originally Posted by rjsphd View Post

I am about to buy a suit and am curious how to tell if it is full canvas, half-canvas or fused without taking it to a tailor? I have been lucky that my suits are full canvas, but have to admit I don't know how to tell other than by brand.

Who are you buying it from? You can always ask beforehand. There's something called the "pinch test" and it's mostly accurate. If you pinch down by the buttons on both sides (in and out) and pull away a little bit, you should be able to feel a third, textured layer in there.

 

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test; pinch the back of your suit, making sure not to grab the inner lining. Feel the thickness of the cloth in that area and notice how it moves and hangs. Now do the same to the front panels. If the suit is fused, the cloth (top layer, again making sure not to grab lining or other layers that are present) will feel thicker and stiffer and will not move as freely and will bend with bigger radius- it will simply not feel as nice as the cloth in the back or arm. That is fusing, NOT any other layers of canvass or chest peice or padding etc that can be present in a suit no matter if fused or fully canvassed.
 
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Look at the exterior cloth surface of the suit. Now try to find the underside of that exterior cloth in the suit front panels. Can you locate it? Does that surface have the same appearance as the external suit surface? If not than fusing is present. The fusing is maybe black. As said above a fused cloth will look and feel like a single layer upon casual inspection.

 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/269171/canvas-and-suit-construction/0_30

 

http://putthison.com/post/2817493175/chest-canvas-and-the-pinch-test-id-been

 

http://putthison.com/post/35710706689/why-youre-unlikely-to-tell-between-a-fused-and

 

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/02/12/the-art-of-manliness-suit-school-part-i-fused-vs-canvassed-suits/


Edited by Koala-T - 8/15/15 at 1:45pm
post #31113 of 33186
This is probably a longshot but would anyone be able to post the Zegna for Bergdorf ad that ran in the Esquire 75th Anniversary issue? It featured a guy wearing sunglasses in a peak lapel suit and tie and driving gloves driving an old car.

Thanks so much.
post #31114 of 33186

What's the thoughts on Pantherella OTC socks for guys with smaller feet? I'm a size 8 US, but it seems that they only make M and up socks which they recommend starting with size 9 feet.

 

Do these fit or do they look comically large? Any other sock manufacturers worth recommending that would cater to my size? Thanks.

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What's the thoughts on Pantherella OTC socks for guys with smaller feet? I'm a size 8 US, but it seems that they only make M and up socks which they recommend starting with size 9 feet.

 

Do these fit or do they look comically large? Any other sock manufacturers worth recommending that would cater to my size? Thanks.


After a couple of washes my Pantherella OTC wool socks just fit my US 8.5 feet fine, but they might run a bit long on you. 

post #31116 of 33186
Looking for a casual sport coat to wear with dark denim. $200 or under. Mid weight, cotton or cotton/wool blend would be ideal. Tan, brown, light grey would all work. Ideal would be no too fashionish but not old man either. Something that would work for a guy in his 30s. Thanks.
post #31117 of 33186

Just don't.

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Why not?

post #31119 of 33186
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Just don't.

+1

post #31120 of 33186
What do you think to the fit of this jacket? I think the sleeve length is too short.

Thanks!

post #31121 of 33186
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Originally Posted by iloveshirts View Post

What do you think to the fit of this jacket? I think the sleeve length is too short.

Thanks!


The sleeves are definitely short. It could just be the pictures, but the sleeves don't look to be the same length.
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Originally Posted by mobobs View Post

The sleeves are definitely short. It could just be the pictures, but the sleeves don't look to be the same length.
Hard to tell also because the picture is not symmetrical.
post #31123 of 33186

Yay or nay on this tie? Would you wear this with a navy suit to a wedding?

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post #31124 of 33186
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Yay or nay on this tie? Would you wear this with a navy suit to a wedding?
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Yay. Add in white shirt and linen square + black or dark brown leathers and you've got the safest outfit ever.
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Yay or nay on this tie? Would you wear this with a navy suit to a wedding? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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If it is black, I wouldn't. If it's navy, yes, but I would probably try to contrast the navy suit, like something in burgundy.
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