I spotted a nice trench coat in a vintage shop. It has a stain on the back side which looks like a bicycle chain grease/lube stain. Is it possible to clean this stain (without damaging the coat if possible)?
I'm 6'5 with 38" waist and wear a 44L. The sleeves and overall length are perfect.
He would probably need something like a 44L/XL. He might get away with buying a 44L and lengthening the sleeves and overall length. Trouser length should just be okay, as they will come unhemmed (hopefully). If not, he'll be looking for something like a 37" inseam on the trousers.
Every L he's tried on made him look like Pee-Wee Herman. In a very bad way. And I'd be afraid there wouldn't be enough material to make the sleeves long enough.
I'm leaning toward getting a suit made because I want something of decent quality that fits him right. I figure he won't want to buy a suit for a long time after this, so I want to make this one count.
My price range is less than a grand. (Is this too much to ask for?)
Anyone know where in NYC or online I can find a solid white silk or broadcloth pocket square? Looking for something relatively inexpensive.
One option: Google 'how to make a pocket square'. (An SF member's web site was the first thing that popped up for me). I didn't even buy materials; just chopped up old silk, linen, and denim shirts that no longer fit, and boom -- instant pocket squares. Hell, unless you plan on offering some observant damsel your hankie, they don't really even need to be sewn.
I'm sure this violates SF policy, but whatevs. I'm not dropping over a hundred bucks for a linen PS.
This is a great forum. Thanks for the advice - lord knows I need it. I'm a cabinet maker with an appropriate wardrobe (jeans and flannel shirts) and the sartorial understanding that comes with it. I'm taking my wife to New York and for once I'd like to be seen without sawdust, glue or wood stain somewhere on my person. I had planned to wear a (for me anyway) much more usual charcoal color pant but the dark brown ones are interesting got a comment from the tailor so I thought I'd go out on a limb. I'll post a picture when I get them back and maybe you guys can let me know what you think. I've got the charcoal fall back plan if it doesn't work. Thanks again.
Thrifted a pair of navy blue cords that fit well in the waist and are appropriately slim in the leg and thigh, but I've realized that the hips are a bit too wide and give an odd silhouette. When I fold the extra fabric over a bit, the pants suddenly look much better. How costly is it to have a tailor slim, not the waist, which fits fine, but the hip area, between the upper thigh and the waist?
Are there any other online fabric stores similar to British Fabrics? I looked at Howard's ebay store and there is some nice material there but nothing which excites me. I am looking for sport coat material.