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post #5161 of 33197
Oxxford overcoat
Brioni scarf
Portolano gloves
Kiton three-piece suit
Ferragamo pocket square
CK tie
Prada shirt
NM belt
Pantherella socks
Lobb balmorals
Creed Cologne
Patek watch
post #5162 of 33197
Does Drake's ever do a sale on their official website?
post #5163 of 33197
I'm looking for a slim, tweed sport coat that is similar to this one from Freeman's but more reasonably priced. The extra details like leather buttons, tab collars, patch pockets, interesting under collar lining, etc. are what I'm really going for, without being over the top. Suggestions? This is an area where I am stuck between MC and SW&D because W+H, EG, etc. make something similar to what I'm looking for but they're perhaps not conservative enough with their pieces.
post #5164 of 33197
Can/will a tailor move the buttons on a blazer to make it a bit slimmer? I'm sure this could throw the cut of the jacket off, but I'm just talking like half a centimeter or so...
post #5165 of 33197
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Does Drake's ever do a sale on their official website?

Yes, IIRC the next one should be in a month or 2
post #5166 of 33197
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Originally Posted by stateoftrance2 View Post
Trying to get a jacket similar to what Kubrick is wearing.
Look at Filson. I think they have something similar to that. Word to the wise with Filson - size down.
post #5167 of 33197
I have shoulders that have been described as "extremely sloped". I know that the "natural shoulder" gets a lot of positive press here on SF, but given my situation would that look not work for me?

Thanks!
post #5168 of 33197
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
You mean like this?



You can put the pin of your belt buckle through it, so the belt stays in place.

Thats the boy, thanking you sir.
post #5169 of 33197
You're welcome, bigt.
post #5170 of 33197
I was in a BB outlet trying on some things. I realized that the 34-35 sleeves, when worn alone, fit perfectly (My sleeve is a 35, 25.5 from the shoulder). However when I wore a blazer absolutely no cuff showed. The blazer sleeve length was fine (quarter inch below the wrist bone). The blazer essentially shortened the length of the sleeves (perhaps because the blazer's armholes are higher). Is the issue just that it was a 34-35 instead of a 35? Should I be buying different sleeve lengths depending in whether i'm wearing a jacket or not? The people that worked there advise that I go for the 36-37 and use the tighter cuff button to keep it in place, but in my opinion the cuffs were then too tight, and the sleeves were unnecessarily billowy. Their second piece of advice was to have two sets of shirts, one set to wear with jackets and one set for other dress shirt wear.
post #5171 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Vecna View Post
I was in a BB outlet trying on some things. I realized that the 34-35 sleeves, when worn alone, fit perfectly (My sleeve is a 35, 25.5 from the shoulder). However when I wore a blazer absolutely no cuff showed. The blazer sleeve length was fine (quarter inch below the wrist bone). The blazer essentially shortened the length of the sleeves (perhaps because the blazer's armholes are higher). Is the issue just that it was a 34-35 instead of a 35? Should I be buying different sleeve lengths depending in whether i'm wearing a jacket or not?

The people that worked there advise that I go for the 36-37 and use the tighter cuff button to keep it in place, but in my opinion the cuffs were then too tight, and the sleeves were unnecessarily billowy. Their second piece of advice was to have two sets of shirts, one set to wear with jackets and one set for other dress shirt wear.

The likely problem isn't that the jacket arm holes are too high, but that the shirt arm holes are too low. Instead of getting two sets of shirts (not a surprising suggestion from a salesman) I would focus on getting one set of well fitting shirts.

I have never tried on a BB shirt, so I can't compare the quality, but the cottonwork shits (affiliate) work well in my opinion and one is able to get a fairly high arm hole as compared to RTW for that that much money. That is where I would go.
post #5172 of 33197
Just bought a BB suit separate jacket because the price was right. Looking at the trousers, the store online has a pair of size 31 trousers for a very reasonable price ($69). I'm a size 32, however.

Should I buy the size 31 and take them to a tailor to have them let out, or should I wait until 32s are available (they are backordered until at least February, but I'm in no hurry to buy them)?
post #5173 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Troilus View Post
Just bought a BB suit separate jacket because the price was right. Looking at the trousers, the store online has a pair of size 31 trousers for a very reasonable price ($69). I'm a size 32, however.

Should I buy the size 31 and take them to a tailor to have them let out, or should I wait until 32s are available (they are backordered until at least February, but I'm in no hurry to buy them)?

If you are in no hurry, wait for the right sized pants.
post #5174 of 33197
can I do better than this for the money?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-1095-HUGO-BO...ht_2059wt_1096

would this be any better?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-295-HICKEY-FRE...ht_6208wt_1096

I'm a student who will use this for 2 more faculty formals and then job interviews...I like the versatility of solid navy, will I be disappointed with the HF?

thanks for any advice.
post #5175 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
I have shoulders that have been described as "extremely sloped". I know that the "natural shoulder" gets a lot of positive press here on SF, but given my situation would that look not work for me?

Thanks!



Does it bother you? Honest question. You're asking if something that will look natural is okay? Only you can answer if it would be okay.

Personally I'd lean towards something that would balance things out but others don't believe in trying to hide/correct things like this.
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