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Is 8 oz linen heavy enough to use in the making of an unstructured jacket? I won't have any padding or lining.
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anyone know how the hell i can prevent these painful red dimples that form after wearing my sunglasses for a prolonged time?

also - can't that cause cancer?


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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

I have a pair of chinos which are perfect lenght when worn with sneakers but when worn with loafers they are too short similar to this https://aos-articlesofstylel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/84.jpg
What's your opinion? The pants are not shortened yet and as they are, they are perfect lenght with the loafers I own, but way too long with chinos, chukkas, etc.

You say they are too short and they are too long? I'm assuming they are too long. Have them hemmed for $10.
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I am getting a custom suit.  Want this to be a very versatile suit, with a classic design, but modern fit.  Going with a navy blue super 120's wool, 2-button single breasted.  My question is, what should the width of my lapels be (in cm)?


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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

I am getting a custom suit.  Want this to be a very versatile suit, with a classic design, but modern fit.  Going with a navy blue super 120's wool, 2-button single breasted.  My question is, what should the width of my lapels be (in cm)?

 

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

9

 

should've included that this will be a notch lapel.

 

still 9?

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Yes. Are you worried that 9 is too wide, or too narrow?
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Yes. Are you worried that 9 is too wide, or too narrow?

9 is a bit wider than I was expecting to hear but not worried....Just wanted to make sure you (and anybody else who wants to weigh in) knew I was referring to a notch lapel...
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Those that hang dry clothes... How do you get them go soften up before wearing?
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grey dress hat

 

what color shoes?

 

i feel that brown shoes are kinda mismatched?

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Hi gents

 

I have an interview tomorrow for an industrial placement, I'm a student at university so I have little experience with suits

 

I rushed and bought a suit that is too big for me - my chest is 35" and the suit I bought is 38"

 

It appears too big, and the sleeves are a good inch too big for me too.. but will I get away with this fit?

 

http://i.imgur.com/0aW2MHm.jpg

 

Thanks, I do intend to get it tailored to fit me better in the future (that or start working out lol)

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Originally Posted by Toshiber View Post

Hi gents

I have an interview tomorrow for an industrial placement, I'm a student at university so I have little experience with suits

I rushed and bought a suit that is too big for me - my chest is 35" and the suit I bought is 38"

It appears too big, and the sleeves are a good inch too big for me too.. but will I get away with this fit?

http://i.imgur.com/0aW2MHm.jpg

Thanks, I do intend to get it tailored to fit me better in the future (that or start working out lol)
Is it possible to return it and get something else? I think I see some collar gap, which I don't think can be reasonably fixed. It's going to cost too much for you to alter to an ideal fit.
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will I get away with this fit?
Not easy to say, given that I only saw one picture, and it was from the back. But I'm guessing you can get away with it. For one thing, many people don't really understand what constitutes good fit in a suit. For another, you're a college student going on an interview for an industrial placement. Sure, it'd be nice if you had a great suit that fit you perfectly, but most people cut college students a little more slack when it comes to suits than they would, say, a 45 year old corporate lawyer interviewing for a senior position somewhere.

If you have another suit which is the right size, then by all means wear that other suit. If you haven't another suit which fits you, and the interview calls for a suit, then why even ask? Your interview is in one day; you're out of time, hence out of options. You must wear the suit, regardless of how it looks, right?
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I do intend to get it tailored to fit me better in the future
If it's the wrong size, return/sell/donate it, and buy a suit which is the right size.

Getting an excessively large suit tailored down to fit you will probably not result in as good a fit as you'd see from a suit which is the proper size to begin with. And getting it tailored down well will likely not be cheap. (I'm not talking about shortening the sleeves by an inch, which is likely trivial. I'm talking about the rest of it.)

Next time, plan ahead, and don't wait until the last minute to figure out if you have something necessary for a presumably important event. Planning ahead is almost always going to yield superior results, and usually cost you less money. And it marks you as a professional and an adult.
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Unfortunately returning isn't an option.. although I didn't spend *too* much so I suppose I'll just wardrobe it incase I decide to hit the gym in the future

 

I actually have a choice between the aforementioned suit and my old prom suit

 

My old suit fits a lot better on the chest although the trousers are too long.. I'd much prefer if there wasn't any fabric collecting at my shoes, but alas I'm out of time and no time for alterations

 

my old suit looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/5jSUwPi.jpg

 

Would it be better to wear the older suit despite the trousers being too long?

 

Thanks for the input - I will definitely plan ahead in the future!

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