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post #9316 of 30601
Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

I just bought me a navy wool/linen sport coat but... I'm still unsure about fit so I'll show it here for consideration (I can bring it back).
To me it fits well in the shoulders, what I'm unsure of is the chest area: should be tighter in there ? Needs tailoring ?
Quarters are closed, tried one size down and they remained closed but some tension started to show around buttons so I'll asume it's designed to be closed, right ?
I'm also thinking of changing buttons if I keep it. The ones it has now are dark and cheap looking.

Thanks.

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post #9317 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.



Scotty,

I'm afraid that you are not going to be happy with this jacket in the long run. My advise is to return it.

The basic cut, including the closed quarters that you mention, appear to my eye to be more appropriate for a suit jacket than for an 'odd jacket'. Nothing short of totally reworking the shape of the lower quarters is going to change that. And that is not such a quick and easy thing to have done.

It's a basically nice jacket - I'm just not sure it's shaped correctly for your intended use.

-G
post #9318 of 30601
So I got this knit tie that's too long except if I knot it with some bulkier knots. But I don't want my knot to be bulky. So is it okay to tuck the tie into my pants or slip it between the lower buttons of my shirt? I think it won't be noticeable since I'll be wearing a jacket. Thanks.
post #9319 of 30601
Any current ASW coupon codes?
post #9320 of 30601

How can I sell something on this site? Can't seem to find the "List Item" option anywhere in the B/S section...

post #9321 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.
Looks far too large in the shoulders, to me (though it's a bit hard to tell due to the flash throwing glare). They're hanging off the edge of your shoulder blade. Looks like you could size down one, maybe even two.
post #9322 of 30601
Penny or Tassel Loafers ? I want a pair in Burgundy.
post #9323 of 30601
^ Penny is better I think. I don't "get" the tassel. Why not add some bells to jingle along as the tassel bounces up and down? For some reason it reminds me of a fishing lure. I've seen too many tasseled loafers + double-breasted suit combos (blech) that I've grown to detest that shoe. Too be fair, it does have its place. A tasseled loafer, pleated chino, and denim shirt w/ the name of your company is a good way to class up an IT convention.
post #9324 of 30601
I like Tassel to be honest. I love my #8 shell tassel loafers. Personally, I feel like penny loafers are also more ubiquitous. I think that tassel loafers can be 'fuddy-duddyish' but it is wholely dependent on the last.

For example:

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Sexy.

And these are my pair:

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Sorry for the crappy pictures...

But penny loafers can be pretty sweet too:

Alden6.jpg

In the end, it is more a function of the last than anything. Both classic designs, both can potentially be old-manish, but on the right last with the right design, they are both excellent choices. So I guess it is more of a personal opinion thing.
post #9325 of 30601
I'm going back home from a student exchange on Sunday and will be travelling around for 14 days. I'm a bit confused about packing the suits (2 suits) and shirts bought here. I'm thinking about packing the shirts into a bag and just vacuuming the air out of it as I am pretty limited with the space in my luggage. What's the best way to pack the suits? I was considering just carrying them in a suit bag with me on a plane and then letting them hang in the hotel.
post #9326 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Miha28 View Post

I'm going back home from a student exchange on Sunday and will be travelling around for 14 days. I'm a bit confused about packing the suits (2 suits) and shirts bought here. I'm thinking about packing the shirts into a bag and just vacuuming the air out of it as I am pretty limited with the space in my luggage. What's the best way to pack the suits? I was considering just carrying them in a suit bag with me on a plane and then letting them hang in the hotel.

Here is the A Harris method:

http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/520/no-title

I think you will be fine folding them. You could also ship if you are that worried. It wouldn't be more than 30-40 dollars.
post #9327 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.



Scotty,

I'm afraid that you are not going to be happy with this jacket in the long run. My advise is to return it.

The basic cut, including the closed quarters that you mention, appear to my eye to be more appropriate for a suit jacket than for an 'odd jacket'. Nothing short of totally reworking the shape of the lower quarters is going to change that. And that is not such a quick and easy thing to have done.

It's a basically nice jacket - I'm just not sure it's shaped correctly for your intended use.

-G
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Originally Posted by Minarchist View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty View Post

Anyone ? My main concern is about the chest area and the closed quarters question.
Looks far too large in the shoulders, to me (though it's a bit hard to tell due to the flash throwing glare). They're hanging off the edge of your shoulder blade. Looks like you could size down one, maybe even two.

Ok, thanks.

Gdot, Now that you mention the suit thing, I was also concerned about the dark buttons, I'm thinking now that it can even be an orphaned jacket sold at the outlet ?

Minarchist, you may be right about the shoulders. It protudes a little but, as the rest fitted well I though I could live with that.

So, final verdict: Return it ? Anyone against ?
post #9328 of 30601
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

So I got this knit tie that's too long except if I knot it with some bulkier knots. But I don't want my knot to be bulky. So is it okay to tuck the tie into my pants or slip it between the lower buttons of my shirt? I think it won't be noticeable since I'll be wearing a jacket. Thanks.

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Or, just leave the smaller blade longer than the front.

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Everybody loves a bit of Sprezzatura.
post #9329 of 30601
Hi Guys
Need some inspiration here. Just bought a pair of Bordeaux-red Chinos, but what can I combined them with? Any ideas? I was thinking Navy-blue driving mocs/loafers and a crisp white shirt?!

Lumme
post #9330 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Penny or Tassel Loafers?

Short answer: no.

Slightly more helpful answer: I think venetians are a lot more stylish and classic.
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