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post #33016 of 33197

I'm trying to get a sense for whether my sleeves on the dress shirt are too long. My feeling is that they could be a tad bit shorter. Thanks in advance!

 

post #33017 of 33197

I think the shirt sleeve length is fine.  The jacket sleeves look a little short. The tricky thing about evaluating sleeve lengths- both shirt and jacket -  is that when you move the sleeves move. 

 

Paul Winston

Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com

post #33018 of 33197
Agreed, sleeve length on the shirt is fine, the jacket may be cut a touch short, but that can be construed as fashion forward (maybe) so I wouldn't worry.
post #33019 of 33197
I, too, suspect that the shirt sleeve is fine, and the jacket sleeve slightly short. But it's really, really difficult to say anything for sure, based on a snapshot of one's arm stretched out away from the body.

A picture of you standing naturally, with your arms at your sides, would make it much easier to judge these things.
post #33020 of 33197

Im looking for trousers with a high waist, little more slim fit then classic to buy for about 100-150 euro/each, can you recommend a label that sources my specific requirements that i can buy in EU?

post #33021 of 33197
I would like to buy a new pair of trousers for the fall/winter. At the moment I own only a pair of medium grey flannel, what other pair do you advise? I like flannels because of their versatility and I thought about cords, moleskin. Or should I buy another pair of flannel but in light gray?
post #33022 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

I would like to buy a new pair of trousers for the fall/winter. At the moment I own only a pair of medium grey flannel, what other pair do you advise? I like flannels because of their versatility and I thought about cords, moleskin. Or should I buy another pair of flannel but in light gray?

another pair of lighter flannels may well provide more flexibility in the first instance

going on from there it all depends on what you'll be wearing. cords and moleskins can be good with the right jacket/s nod[1].gif
post #33023 of 33197
Is this a good deal? I know there are a lot of "too good to be true" sales out there. Is this a real sale on mainline Canali suit? I'm a noob.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dopqq78z8wab67e/Capture.JPG?dl=0

Bloomingdale's
Canali
Firenze Birdseye Stripe Regular Fit Suit
ORIG. $1,795.00
WAS $1,615.50
SALE $807.75

With a 10% discount code it comes to $726.

Thanks!
post #33024 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

another pair of lighter flannels may well provide more flexibility in the first instance

going on from there it all depends on what you'll be wearing. cords and moleskins can be good with the right jacket/s nod[1].gif
a last question
can flannel trousers be worn with just sweaters ( crewneck/ v neck) or cardigans or I must wear a jacket?
post #33025 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

a last question
can flannel trousers be worn with just sweaters ( crewneck/ v neck) or cardigans or I must wear a jacket?

Of course as versatile as you like

white shirt, blue sweater/jumper, grey flannels and brown suede shoes....
post #33026 of 33197

Gentlemen, since we're on the topic of grey flannels - how do you feel about flannels in a 5-pocket cut like the example below from Loro Piana? These will be worn jacket-less with cashmere crew necks, suede chukkas and a pea-coat come winter.

 

 

post #33027 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Lucido View Post

how do you feel about flannels in a 5-pocket cut like the example below from Loro Piana?
How do you feel about them? Why do you feel that way about them?
post #33028 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


How do you feel about them? Why do you feel that way about them?

 

I struggle with getting a good fit from trousers with side pockets. I generally wear cotton chinos in the summer but would like an alternative for winter time wear other than jeans cut cords and molekins, neither of which I'm particularly fond of. Given the texture of wool flannel, it seems like an interesting choice for a casual winter trouser.

post #33029 of 33197

I have a casual, unstructured blazer made from cotton. It has stitching around the cuffs. I took it to a tailor and he said that, if he were to shorten the sleeves, he'd have to pull the stitching out and you'd be able to see the holes from where the stitching used to be because the material is cotton (as opposed to the traditional wool that most blazers would be made from). Thus, he urged me not to mess with the sleeves.

I'm inclined to trust the guy because he's otherwise a good tailor, but wanted to get a second opinion here. Should I shorten the sleeves? Are the sleeves of a casual blazer supposed to be well-tailored the way you would with a regular blazer or should it be worn "casually" (i.e. untailored)?

This is the blazer in case you guys wanna see it. It's from Club Monaco.

post #33030 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Spaceman Spliff View Post

Should I shorten the sleeves?
Assuming that's you in the blazer in the picture you provided, no. The sleeves do not need to be shortened.

If that's not you in the blazer in the picture you provided, I can't tell just how badly the sleeves need to be shortened without seeing you in the blazer - and that is sort of a relevant point.
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Are the sleeves of a casual blazer supposed to be well-tailored the way you would with a regular blazer or should it be worn "casually" (i.e. untailored)?
I'm not sure what "untailored" means in this context. But if you're asking whether it's okay for the sleeves to be sloppily long if a blazer's casual, the answer is no. Even casual blazers can and should fit properly. And that includes sleeve length.

Ultimately, if you own a blazer whose sleeves are too long for you, you have several options. You can return the blazer. Sell the blazer. Have the sleeves shortened even though you'll be able to see the holes from where the stitching's been removed. Have the sleeves shortened from the top, not from the cuff, thus avoiding the "visible holes" issue, but this can be difficult to do really well and is costlier than shortening a sleeve from the cuff and has its own limitations. Wear a blazer the sleeves of which are too long for you. Etc. Pick one.

Still can't decide? Then take your tailor's advice. He probably knows more than you do about such things. And if he tells you not to pay him to shorten the sleeves - which is to say, if he's willing to turn down your money - he might just be sort of honest, which would incline me even more to heed his advice.
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