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Different shoes?
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
I would not wear a 1 1/8" belt with jeans. For jeans I wear much wider belts. But the wider belts don't look right on dress pants. So the moral of the story is you need two belts.
Or about 20, like I do. Oh, and to answer the question: 1.25" is too thin for jeans. Looks silly.
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Pardon if this is a silly question, but a suit that used to fit perfectly somehow seems a little short in the pants now. Not really sure how that came about unless it was when I got it dry cleaned (can that even happen???). The pants have cuffs, is snipping the stitch holding the cuffs up and unfolding to gain a little length so I don't feel silly with a slight high-water feeling a lost cause or this doable and acceptable?

That is doable, but the pants may end up too long. It's better to take them to a competent tailor and ask him to re-cuff (considering you want cuffs) or just make them plain with the length that you'd like.
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Winter Coats:

Anyone know where I can get a fitted wool winter coat that is useful for business and casual wear? Everything comes out "boxy" for me. I usually go for medium sizes just for the arm length but the body isn't good.

I'm 6'1" and 152 lbs, with broad shoulders and long arms.
Chest 36"
Arms 35.5"
Waist 30"

I call the customer service people for the measurements of coats and they do not know the waist sizes.

As for gaining weight, I commute by bike to college (which doesn't help) and I've tried for three years. There's not enough food in the world (nor time) it seems.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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i hope to purchase my first mtm suit in a few weeks, probaly zegna (in terms of cost quality and fabric options i think its my best choise but im certainly open to other suggestions, i think 3k is my cap)i will be making the purchase in chicago and would like some help/feedback with the following;

1. should i go to a mens shop probably syd jerome (also anyone with experience at SJ your thoughts are welcome) or directly to a boutique?

2. being as this would be my rookie outing for mtm what might i need to be aware of / ask for during the process

as always thanks in advance for the help
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I'm a groom-to-be trying to avoid the tacky poor-fitting rental tuxedos I've worn so many times in other people's weddings.

I'd like to buy a tuxedo and am looking to spend under $500 (not necessarily including the accessories). I like the classic peak lapel look but I am open to suggestion. I don't know where to go to get a deal but I hate spending full price on anything and I'm weary of no-name brands.

Today I went to Keezer's a well known (locally) discount men's clothing store in Cambridge, MA. Of the 4 or 5 tuxedos I tried on I liked a Roberto Zanieri one the best. Very similar to this one:

http://www.buy4lesstuxedo.com/index....Zanieri-Tuxedo

but for $490.

I hate to buy the first thing I like so I'm looking for advice from the hive-mind. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by agoodsuitfan View Post
i hope to purchase my first mtm suit in a few weeks, probaly zegna (in terms of cost quality and fabric options i think its my best choise but im certainly open to other suggestions, i think 3k is my cap)i will be making the purchase in chicago and would like some help/feedback with the following;

1. should i go to a mens shop probably syd jerome (also anyone with experience at SJ your thoughts are welcome) or directly to a boutique?

2. being as this would be my rookie outing for mtm what might i need to be aware of / ask for during the process

as always thanks in advance for the help

Out of all other things, you need to know what suit you want. I've never bought MTM suits, but I'd imagine it's not much different from shirts. Make sure you tell them how slim you want it to be, how long you want it to be, how many buttons and where do you want the button-placement to be, how wide you want the lapels to be, what kind of pockets you want, etc. All of these are stylistic choices that are based on your experience, self-perception and the image you want to create. If you don't have a clear answer to all of those questions, then perhaps it's too early for you to drop that much money on an MTM suit. First, you need to develop your own style and taste.
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Originally Posted by jtbassic View Post
I'm a groom-to-be trying to avoid the tacky poor-fitting rental tuxedos I've worn so many times in other people's weddings. I'd like to buy a tuxedo and am looking to spend under $500 (not necessarily including the accessories). I like the classic peak lapel look but I am open to suggestion. I don't know where to go to get a deal but I hate spending full price on anything and I'm weary of no-name brands. Today I went to Keezer's a well known (locally) discount men's clothing store in Cambridge, MA. Of the 4 or 5 tuxedos I tried on I liked a Roberto Zanieri one the best. Very similar to this one: http://www.buy4lesstuxedo.com/index....Zanieri-Tuxedo but for $490. I hate to buy the first thing I like so I'm looking for advice from the hive-mind. Any suggestions?
You could do worse that this: http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Mayfair-Bla...=MensTailoring comes in at about US$400 (actually it should be less given that VAT will be deducted and they currently have a 10% sale on suits) Welcome to SF BTW
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Thanks Smudge. I'm happy to be here. I like that a lot! Now it's not listed as a tux but it looks the same to me...is there a difference? I actually dig the purple lining....but is that considered acceptable for a tux?
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Ahhh crud. They don't have my size. Not that I'm going to jump at anything yet but I'm a 38S......can I have a 38R tailored?
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Oops....maybe I should start my own thread before asking too many questions.
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Ahhh crud. They don't have my size. Not that I'm going to jump at anything yet but I'm a 38S......can I have a 38R tailored?

No, not advisable to shorten jackets. It's possible in certain instances, but you probably need to have a better developed eye for proportion and balance before you'll know.
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Originally Posted by jtbassic View Post
Now it's not listed as a tux but it looks the same to me...is there a difference?

I actually dig the purple lining....but is that considered acceptable for a tux?

What Americans call a Tux, the Brits call a Dinner Jacket / Dinner Suit. They are the same thing. I like purple lining too. Adds character...
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Does anyone know if you can use a student discount ordering sale items using the J Crew store red phone?
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Thanks Smudge and polar-lemon.....so in that case I guess I should go 38S. Any other suggestions for particular tuxes or even just an approach to tux-deals (e.g. e-bay or buying off of this thread or buying used or ???)
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