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post #12031 of 28548
Say I have a pair of 31x32 chinos that fit me pretty well, how much tailoring can be done to make a pair of pants fit my size? There's a pretty good deal I found on ebay for 34x30 pants. Could I get it tailored to fit me?
post #12032 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I know there is little love for the black sport coat here, but humor me:

What kind of answer are you looking for? The black jacket goes less badly with those choices of shirt, tie, and trouser than it would with some other choices though less well than a navy blazer would.
post #12033 of 28548
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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

Say I have a pair of 31x32 chinos that fit me pretty well, how much tailoring can be done to make a pair of pants fit my size? There's a pretty good deal I found on ebay for 34x30 pants. Could I get it tailored to fit me?

A good enough tailor can cut down nearly anything to fit. The problem is that tailoring costs start to increase a lot when re-cutting of the trousers is necessary to maintain the proportion of the trousers and proper fit through the seat, crotch, and thighs. At that point, the money you save on the purchase price is unlikely to cover the additional tailoring expense. Unfortunately, knowing merely the waist size and the inseam length doesn't tell you much about when re-cutting or more extensive alterations will be required because those two measurements don't really tell you anything about the rise, fullness through the thighs and seat, etc. It's for this reason that buying things like trousers online is not recommended unless you own or have previously physically tried on the same item. Of course, if you are willing to accept a less-than-ideal fit, you don't have to worry as much about those things.
post #12034 of 28548
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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

Say I have a pair of 31x32 chinos that fit me pretty well, how much tailoring can be done to make a pair of pants fit my size? There's a pretty good deal I found on ebay for 34x30 pants. Could I get it tailored to fit me?

as dah pointed out it can be done but how much re-cutting is necessary? I've found very nice wool trousers about three sizes too big but ridiculously on sale (like retail $200+ for around $20). I knew the fabric alone would cost about $80 per yard, so I spent the extra money to do the alterations and ended up w/ a fabulous pair of slacks for about $75. In that case it was worth it. You need to asses those variables and decide... given the measurements you provided I would think you may not have enough in the inseam to get at least two more inches on the hem. and of course you need a great tailor!
post #12035 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I know there is little love for the black sport coat here, but humor me:
Do these go together OK?

Everything you picked goes together well, and there's nothing wrong with black, but that particular coat is terrible.
post #12036 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Unrefinery View Post


Everything you picked goes together well, and there's nothing wrong with black, but that particular coat is terrible.


Just curious and hoping to learn something here. Why do you say it's terrible? 

 

post #12037 of 28548
What kind of buttons should I put on a:

- forrest green double-breasted sportcoat.
- navy suede sportcoat.
- worsted olive sportcoat.
- light gray sportcoat.


I'm thinking the following:

- forrest green = gold buttons.
- navy suede = leather buttons.
- worsted olive = gold buttons.
- light gray = silver buttons.

Opinions and suggestions needed!
post #12038 of 28548
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

What kind of answer are you looking for? The black jacket goes less badly with those choices of shirt, tie, and trouser than it would with some other choices though less well than a navy blazer would.

So navy would be better?
post #12039 of 28548
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post

What kind of buttons should I put on a:
- forrest green double-breasted sportcoat.
- navy suede sportcoat.
- worsted olive sportcoat.
- light gray sportcoat.
I'm thinking the following:
- forrest green = gold buttons.
- navy suede = leather buttons.
- worsted olive = gold buttons.
- light gray = silver buttons.
Opinions and suggestions needed!

Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Light brown horn

Leave the gold and silver buttons to blazers if you like them.
post #12040 of 28548
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Light brown horn
Leave the gold and silver buttons to blazers if you like them.

+1... this is good.
post #12041 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

425

Just curious and hoping to learn something here. Why do you say it's terrible? 

Overall it looks like a dated old man's jacket, like you'd see on veteran newsman Charles Gibson or something. Some of the details that contribute to this include:
  • Button point is way too low.
  • Lapel notch is too big and too low. Modern jackets have a small notch up at the collarbone.
  • Baggy around chest.
  • Too long overall.

The last two items might have something to do with how it rather poorly fits the model, but you get the idea.

Again I should stress that I like your colour palette and would encourage you to not switch to a navy blazer, which is (quite literally) the most unimaginative option possible.
post #12042 of 28548
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Dark brown horn
Light brown horn
Leave the gold and silver buttons to blazers if you like them.

Would this make the jackets distinguishable as sportcoats? I've seen brown horn on suits around SF.
post #12043 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Does this work? Or is it too much navy?

Actually, it just occurred to me that the case can be made much more succinctly by simply juxtaposing the coat and the jeans to show what happens when these badly paired colours meet.

399

You're welcome.
post #12044 of 28548
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post

Would this make the jackets distinguishable as sportcoats? I've seen brown horn on suits around SF.

that's true and not neccesarily....
post #12045 of 28548
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Originally Posted by Unrefinery View Post


Overall it looks like a dated old man's jacket, like you'd see on veteran newsman Charles Gibson or something. Some of the details that contribute to this include:
  • Button point is way too low.
  • Lapel notch is too big and too low. Modern jackets have a small notch up at the collarbone.
  • Baggy around chest.
  • Too long overall.
The last two items might have something to do with how it rather poorly fits the model, but you get the idea.
Again I should stress that I like your colour palette and would encourage you to not switch to a navy blazer, which is (quite literally) the most unimaginative option possible.


Thanks for that. Just to clarify, I wasn't the person who asked the original question but your points still hold :)

 

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