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post #5911 of 33197
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
from this pic, do the dots on this tie look to be printed or woven ?


no one ???
post #5912 of 33197
Looks printed to me.
post #5913 of 33197
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Originally Posted by indianshaft View Post
Anyone know when purchasing a trenchcoat whether you buy the same size as your suit or a size up?

You should always try things on. Same size in general. Normally the coats are cut oversized to fit over your suit.
post #5914 of 33197
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
no one ???

Why don't you email them and ask? It's really hard to tell with 100% accuracy from that picture. Looks kind of odd.
post #5915 of 33197
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
no one ???

Looks very strange, but I'd assume that if it were woven the pattern on the dots would match the weave of the tie itself.
post #5916 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kumizi View Post
I have a question about buying a Belstaff leather jacket. I want the Gangster in antique black and the only place I can find it is through a British retailer.

http://www.lineafashion.com/store/pr...ducts_id=11020

Anyone ordered from there before? I've never ordered from an international source and wanted to make sure the product wouldn't get held up in customs, etc.

Did you end up ordering from them? If so, how was it?
post #5917 of 33197
Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie. I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo
post #5918 of 33197
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
from this pic, do the dots on this tie look to be printed or woven ?
Looks printed rather than woven Anybody know the J.crew cordovan just like this made in england and who was it made by?
post #5919 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Flea Spray View Post
Any advice for having them shortened? Is it the kind of thing you'd trust a dry cleaner to do? I presume the stitching that attaches the cuffs to the sleeves is removed, then they cut two inches off the sleeve before stitching the cuffs back on? Is this usually done in a way (even in a dry cleaners) that leaves the new stitching looking just like the original so it doesn't look like it's been altered?

And what about the pointed slits that run up the arm from the cuffs? if they just cut two inches off, those slits will look oddly short, and the buttons along them will be left practically next to the cuffs, if not cut off too. I've attached photos of the sleeves.

My alterations tailor has done this on a few shirts I bought in the wrong size. It's fairly simple and I'm sure a competent dry cleaner/alterations person can do it. However, 2 inches is a lot. The buttons on the sleeve plackets will be an issue and/or just look weird. Try to buy shirts with sized sleeves.

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Originally Posted by indianshaft View Post
Anyone know when purchasing a trenchcoat whether you buy the same size as your suit or a size up?

I get the same size. As alwaysm it's best to try on each one with whatever you'll be wearing underneath. Makers all vary a bit with size.
post #5920 of 33197
Quick advice: I am an avid weight lifter and broke college student about to enter the world of business, and I'm going to need a few suits to get started! While I'm not terribly big by any means, the sort of suit sizing I'm seeing on educational sites or vendors like RLBL are still nowhere near my dimensions. Think thick neck, chest, and arms with a 12"+ drop on a short guy. Someday I'll have a closet of nothing but beautiful bespoke, but until then... I am unsure as to how much magic a good tailor can work on a pre-made suit design. Do I have to go bespoke? Or is it possible to get a decent fit for someone like me without going that far?
post #5921 of 33197
Quick question:

Are there any major differences between a Saddleback and Customhide laptop bag other than price and styling? Thanks.
post #5922 of 33197
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Originally Posted by polloloco View Post
Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie.

I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo

Not sure about the pink shirt and purple tie. A little too crazy for an interview in my opinion.
post #5923 of 33197
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Originally Posted by polloloco View Post
Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie.

I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo

I'd stick with the navy ensemble.
post #5924 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
Quick advice: I am an avid weight lifter and broke college student about to enter the world of business, and I'm going to need a few suits to get started! While I'm not terribly big by any means, the sort of suit sizing I'm seeing on educational sites or vendors like RLBL are still nowhere near my dimensions. Think thick neck, chest, and arms with a 12"+ drop on a short guy.

Someday I'll have a closet of nothing but beautiful bespoke, but until then...

I am unsure as to how much magic a good tailor can work on a pre-made suit design. Do I have to go bespoke? Or is it possible to get a decent fit for someone like me without going that far?

Drop 12 would be pushing it. You'll end up spending so much on alterations that you'd be better off with MTM.

Other then that you've got two choices. Odd jackets and pants. In other words not suits.

Or some low end brands sell jackets and pants separate. This allows you to pick and choose. These might not work for you either. You'll need to try them on and see.
post #5925 of 33197
Also posted in Modern Tailor thread (not sure how active it is).

Please comment on fit of this shirt from Modern Tailor. Particularly interested in how to get rid of billowing in armpit/chest area. Shirt is already pretty tight and I'm not sure if I can go any smaller on chest, armhole and shoulder measurements. Thanks!



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