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post #5956 of 33197
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Matthew Perry maybe
is the actress Claire Forlani?
post #5957 of 33197
First post! I have been lurking for a while, and have a few questions:

What's the big deal with seeing colar points beneath a suit jacket?

I just received some slim CT shirts and the fit is good-snug/not tight around the neck, slim around the waist, shoulder seams on the ends of my shoulders, but I am unsure of the sleeve length. Unlaundered, the cuffs hit me just where I think they ought to, just below the wrist where the thumb starts to jut out. But I understand cotton shirts are expected to shrink 1/4 inch in the sleeve. How does one go about buying shirts, with this knowledge, and are mine going to work? I suppose there's only one way to find out. Maybe I'll post some pics...

Does anyone know of a good, cheap, Boston/Cambridge area tailor or am I asking this in the wrong place?

Many thanks!
post #5958 of 33197
I need a solid medium-grey suit to wear to my brother's wedding as the best man. My price range is $400-$650. I'm looking for a SB 2-button peak or no peak.

Here's the crap:

I'm a 38 (Euro 48) jacket with a 34-34.5" trouser waist with a bigger chest and solid lower body.

I like a slimmer silhouette and am not a sack suit fan. I've given away three size 38 suits due to waist discomfort issues (two Italian ones and one Hart Schaffner Marx).

Is this something I need to go MTM for? I'm the best man and this is my little brother's wedding. I want to look fantastic and be able to enjoy myself. Any help would help.

Here's what we're working with:

post #5959 of 33197
Thoughts on a corduroy sportcoat + a white linen pocket square? Corduroy seems too casual for a pocket square, but it is pretty plain and basic.
post #5960 of 33197
iGents, as a casual outfit would you think it ok to wear a tweed large print houndstooth winter coat with wool small pattern glen plaid pants? My planned outfit with the pants seems fine (dark purple v-neck sweater, pointed collar shirt, maybe a college stripe tie), but with the coat does it seem too matchy or wonky with the pants? Normally I would go with a grey cropped trench, but its too chilly for that combo atm and the tweed is my warmest coat.

Pics of the coat/pants/etc on request.
post #5961 of 33197
I'm looking for a nice french cuff shirt. My good friend buys all custom made shirts and suits, any suggestions for stores under $100? I live in the Philadelphia area and shop online as well.
post #5962 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Hoffsnacks View Post
I'm looking for a nice french cuff shirt. My good friend buys all custom made shirts and suits, any suggestions for stores under $100? I live in the Philadelphia area and shop online as well.

Check the Brooks Bros sale going right now. Otherwise, try J. Press.
post #5963 of 33197
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Originally Posted by .Impulsv View Post
Thoughts on a corduroy sportcoat + a white linen pocket square? Corduroy seems too casual for a pocket square, but it is pretty plain and basic.
Pocket squares are fine on cord jackets but the implicit formality of a white linen square clashes with the implicit casualness of a cord jacket. I would use a brightly colored, patterned square with a cord jacket.
post #5964 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
Pocket squares are fine on cord jackets but the implicit formality of a white linen square clashes with the implicit casualness of a cord jacket. I would use a brightly colored, patterned square with a cord jacket.
Weird. I figured a linen square would fall under casual, like a linen shirt does. I guess it differs from piece to piece. Mind giving me a basic rundown of (what you feel is) the spectrum of sportcoat/suiting fabrics in terms of formality? What materials are more conservative/dressy, and what are considered more casual?
post #5965 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post
I need a solid medium-grey suit to wear to my brother's wedding as the best man. My price range is $400-$650. I'm looking for a SB 2-button peak or no peak.

Here's the crap:

I'm a 38 (Euro 48) jacket with a 34-34.5" trouser waist with a bigger chest and solid lower body.

I like a slimmer silhouette and am not a sack suit fan. I've given away three size 38 suits due to waist discomfort issues (two Italian ones and one Hart Schaffner Marx).

Is this something I need to go MTM for? I'm the best man and this is my little brother's wedding. I want to look fantastic and be able to enjoy myself. Any help would help.

Here's what we're working with:

Do you have Syms/Century21 type store nearby? You could get a decent suit for ~$400-500 and spend the rest on getting the suit tailored
post #5966 of 33197
So I got a pair of boots for the snow/slush and put a coat of snosneal on. I've already got scuff marks on it and was wondering if it's okay to put shoe polish on top of the snow sneal? Or will I need to remove the wax, polish, then new coat of snosneal?
post #5967 of 33197
Does anybody have personal experience or know about the quality of Sartoria Napoli suiting (not to be confused with Sartorio or La Vera as far as I know).
post #5968 of 33197
I picked up some brooks brother shirts second hand, is it normal for the buttons to be on the left side?
post #5969 of 33197
I found this Cucinelli jacket and am quite in love with it. Unfortunately, it's not in my size and the price is too high. Does anyone know who might make something similar?

post #5970 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bigskydream View Post
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!




Your shirt is doing that because your shoulders aren't sitting high enough, I believe. This is especially pronounced on the left shoulder. You could probably also use just a touch more space in the chest and in the arms; those are sitting too tight on you.
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