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post #8731 of 31071
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Looking for a cheap Burgundy belt with a silver buckle...under $50. They all seem to have a gold buckle. Suggestions?
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post #8732 of 31071
I've decided the MTM suit I had made up just looks awkward, so I'm planning changes. Original is on the left. On the right, I've lowered the button stance, opened the quarters and softened the shoulder. Is that better? What else needs doing? Oh, and I also gave myself a cutaway collar, which I'm undecided about.
post #8733 of 31071
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Flying coach from NYC to L.A. for a wedding later this summer.

What's the best way to pack a suit?
Or should I just wear it on the plane?

You basically turn the jacket inside out (except the sleeves) and fold it in quarters. There has to be a you tube video of someone doing this somewhere. Fold or roll the pants and pack it all in a suitcase. Once you take it out and hang it, any wrinkles should fall out. If not, have it pressed or use the hang in the bathroom while you shower trick. Wearing it on the plane will only make it more likely that you will spill something on it.
post #8734 of 31071
trying to figure out fit here...alden of carmel says that barrie fits 1/2 size big and van fits 1/4-1/2 size big. what do you think?
post #8735 of 31071
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Originally Posted by ewc View Post
I've decided the MTM suit I had made up just looks awkward, so I'm planning changes.

Original is on the left. On the right, I've lowered the button stance, opened the quarters and softened the shoulder. Is that better? What else needs doing?



Oh, and I also gave myself a cutaway collar, which I'm undecided about.

Good sketches!

It really depends on what the suit will be used for. The one on the left is more classic - Brooks Brothers, if you will. The right is more modern. I like both equally. I'd drop the gorge a teensy bit for the right picture though.

As for cutaway collar, it depends on your facial shape. If you have a long angular face (e.g. lyle lovett), then a cutaway collar is fantastic.
post #8736 of 31071
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Anyone?
post #8737 of 31071
Hi, Which shirt/tie colorway combo would go with this blazer? http://fallvictimtofashion.files.wor...azer.jpg?w=390
post #8738 of 31071
Brooks Brothers vs. J.Press Blazer Today the BB store was having a 30% sale on all tailored stuff so I picked up a 1818 Madison http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize= Later on I was at the J.Press store and the blazers were on sale as well 25% and I really liked it a lot especially since my previous ones have been from BB so it was a nice change. http://jpressonline.com/blazers_navy...?id=J40192-3BN I ended up ordering both of them and I'll just have to return one of them. I am going to college next year and I'd love some input on which one is more traditional and classic. Thank you. Edit: While I'm asking a question, is it acceptable to replace the gold buttons with Ben Silver buttons of my high school? They would not be completely gold so I don't know if that'd take away from the traditional look.
post #8739 of 31071
To wear a belt or not to wear a belt with a navy suit? Thinking of getting the belt loops removed from my trousers as they fit perfectly without a belt.
post #8740 of 31071
Hello, I want to order the C&J Chelsea boot last 238. I have a Tetbury suede in UK6.5 that fits really well. I am usually UK7 but other members of the forum told me that the suede version of the Tetbury comes a little bigger than the other models in the 348 last. I tried the handgrade Audley in 337 last and UK7 was my size.

Now I am wondering about the chelsea , is this a narrow last? that´s esentialy what I need, but I dont know if I should go 7 or 6.5, how this last compares to the 337 amd 348?


Thanks a lot

Cheers!
post #8741 of 31071
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Originally Posted by gamma1234 View Post
Help pick my next shoe!

Current Shoes (pics below)
AE Black Park Ave
AE Brown 5th Ave
AE Merlot McCallister
AE Walnut Strand

Info: Looking for another workhorse shoe to add to my daily work routine - I work as a lawyer and wear suits daily. Looking to stick with a balmoral. AEs seem to give me pretty good value for the price, and I have a lot of money in amazon giftcards(nearly all AEs are on amazon) so I want to stick to AEs for the time being.

Suggestions welcome! Thanks

I've always loved the McAllister (sic), but in Walnut.
post #8742 of 31071
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Originally Posted by NYtoNC View Post
Brooks Brothers vs. J.Press Blazer

Today the BB store was having a 30% sale on all tailored stuff so I picked up a 1818 Madison
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=

Later on I was at the J.Press store and the blazers were on sale as well 25% and I really liked it a lot especially since my previous ones have been from BB so it was a nice change.
http://jpressonline.com/blazers_navy...?id=J40192-3BN

I ended up ordering both of them and I'll just have to return one of them. I am going to college next year and I'd love some input on which one is more traditional and classic. Thank you.

Edit: While I'm asking a question, is it acceptable to replace the gold buttons with Ben Silver buttons of my high school? They would not be completely gold so I don't know if that'd take away from the traditional look.

It depends on which one fits you better. The JP blazer is a sack (no darts) so it may not be as slim, but some would say more traditional. Once you decide, by all means replace the buttons.
post #8743 of 31071
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post
To wear a belt or not to wear a belt with a navy suit? Thinking of getting the belt loops removed from my trousers as they fit perfectly without a belt.

If you're not going to wear a belt, get the loops removed. If you have loops wear a belt.
post #8744 of 31071
if you order >$200 on BB site, you get free shipping. If you return something, will they charge for shipping? also, you can return items ordered online in store correct?
post #8745 of 31071
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
It depends on which one fits you better. The JP blazer is a sack (no darts) so it may not be as slim, but some would say more traditional. Once you decide, by all means replace the buttons.

They were good in different ways in terms of fit. The thing is I am definitely a slim but I have broad shoulders, and the JP had more natural shoulders so it looked better, but you are right in that the JP had to be tailored to bring in the sides a bit; however, I do not like my blazers too slim hence I went with the fuller Madison fit rather than the Fitzgerald for BB. I guess I will try on the JP after its tailored and decide.
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