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post #9526 of 31073
Are clarks Taupe suede this brown: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007MFWQ8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

or lighter?

Can't decide between brown or taupe... I want something near chocolate

Thanks
post #9527 of 31073

How do I create a new thread in the "buying and selling" section?  I can't find any button anywhere.

post #9528 of 31073
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Originally Posted by DLeeds View Post

Hi guys, I'm new here and I have a quick question.  I've always taken pride in the way I look but I've recently come to realize that my clothes don't fit my body type very well.  I'm 5'7 and thin, most of clothes seem to fit pretty loose and I would prefer a European/slimmer type fit.  Is it possible for a tailor to change to cut of my clothes? Would it even be cost efficient?  Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your advice!

 

-Daniel


Depends on how close the fit is off the rack. Best thing to do is bring something in to a good tailor and get their opinion.
post #9529 of 31073
Does anybody know an online source for quality sewing materials, such as needles, silk twist and so on? Or at least good brands to stick with?
post #9530 of 31073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Does anybody know an online source for quality sewing materials, such as needles, silk twist and so on? Or at least good brands to stick with?

http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=27
post #9531 of 31073
Awesome, thanks a bunch.
post #9532 of 31073
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Originally Posted by DLeeds View Post

Hi guys, I'm new here and I have a quick question.  I've always taken pride in the way I look but I've recently come to realize that my clothes don't fit my body type very well.  I'm 5'7 and thin, most of clothes seem to fit pretty loose and I would prefer a European/slimmer type fit.  Is it possible for a tailor to change to cut of my clothes? Would it even be cost efficient?  Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your advice!

 

-Daniel


The answer is "it depends." Some things - slimming a shirt or pants are pretty easy. Some, like taking in the shoulders of a jacket, can be done, but are usually not worth it due to the cost and complicated work involved. This blog is a useful primer on the subject.

http://mensstyleblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-tailor-can-cant-do-part-1-suit.html
post #9533 of 31073
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Awesome, thanks a bunch.

Most welcome. Planning on making button holes?
post #9534 of 31073
Yes, sir. Hand stitched shirts as well.
post #9535 of 31073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yes, sir. Hand stitched shirts as well.

That is great. Hope to see the making and results on the forum. Good luck.
post #9536 of 31073
Orphan jacket or sports coat? I still don't trust my judgement, but im thinking orphan. let me know the rationale, please. Thanks
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post #9537 of 31073
im saying orphaned, but mostly because traiano is the name for a neiman marcus suit line. might be a odd jacket in the style though, cant say
post #9538 of 31073
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That is great. Hope to see the making and results on the forum. Good luck.

Thanks for the luck! I will post on teh forvm for sure.
post #9539 of 31073
I recently purchased a pair of RLPL linen pants off eBay. The care tag says to dry clean them only. Is there a good reason for this, or should I feel free to machine wash in cold water and line dry?
post #9540 of 31073
Dry clean them........Linen is a pain in the ass with wrinkles, shrinking, dimensional changes, etc. etc. Even hand washing will result in a mess of wrinkles you don't want to deal with.

Between cleanings hang them from the waistband - then iron before wearing. (I hang other fabrics from the cuff to pull out wrinkles - but find linen is to flexible for this treatement.
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