I was wondering if anyone here could help me with my predicament. I went to the tailor to get my shirts tapered a bit. I asked him to taper them so they would not look as baggy. He asked me to stand up straight. He pinned the shirt down the sides and asked me if I was comfortable. Then I took the shirt off and gave it to him.
I got my shirt back and now it fits perfectly when I am standing up; however, due to my belly I am unable to sit down comfortably. The shirts buttons are straining and the placket is mostly open and almost exposing my belly. It fits really tight and is applies a lot of pressure to my stomach. My impression when I took the shirt to the tailor was that he would account for the amount needed to sit down comfortably. Was this presumption wrong? Should I have thought about this or is it my tailors responsibility?
I know that when someone makes a shirt he takes into account the amount of room needed for when sitting down. I thought that this would be the same scenario. Am I mistaken?
You are not mistaken. They do take into account the room needed for sitting down. Your tailor, however, did not.
Time to sell those shirts or give 'em away ...and chalk it up to experience. I'd get a new tailor, too.
First post here- quick question and probably a noob question.
Are Oxblood and Burgundy the same color?
I'm new here too, but my first experience into trying to dress more stylish was when I recently bought some polish for my "oxblood" colored Dressport wingtip shoes. The woman at Men's Warehouse didn't know what I was talking about when I said oxblood. She asked another associate and he said that burgundy was the same color. I think there is a "political correctness" around the term oxblood. Also, there are some finer details regarding the distinction between commonly held beliefs about the interchangeable terms used to describe oxblood, burgundy, and cordovan shoes.
I'm looking to buy a pair of nice professional black dress shoes and I'm wondering what kind of "toe" I should buy. I'm a shorter guy (5'9") with a muscular build. I've read somewhere that short guys should buy squared off toes but I've also read that cap-toed dress shoes are the gold-standard for professional dress shoes. I also don't want something too pointy. Any tips?
Square-toed shoes are vilified here; especially those Kenneth Cole monstrosities. Regardless, if your aim is to look professional, I would avoid them.
I guess cap-toes could, theoretically, be pointy...
But you should be fine with anyghing that is not square. Allen Edmonds shoes are generally recomended as a reliable shoe, and a reliable starting point into the upper end of things. Check out their web site. Most everything business-y looking should be just fine.
Don't be put off by more rounded toes, though, they can look very nice with the right last.
Thanks for the replies.
I love the Allen-Edmonds and the Crockett and Jones but can you guys tell me what's a brand that's just one step down from Allen-Edmond? I don't know if I want to spend $325 on a pair of shoes just yet.
Is it possible to convert a 3-button suit to a 3-roll-2 button suit?
Generally no. It depends on construction, but the odds are very much that your standard 3 button was constructed in such a way that it would look really awkward if you tried to change the roll of the lapel.