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post #14236 of 29354
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Typically, yes. A vest (waistcoat) should properly cover the waistband of one's pants. Consequently, a belt will tend to protrude under the vest, adding girth, drawing the eye to the waist, and ruining the smooth line.
Freakish exceptions may exist, of course. Few rules on proper attire are utterly without their exceptions. But that's the rule, and the reasons behind the rule. And because it's a pretty well established rule, I'd advise against violating it even if your belt and buckle are so thin that they'd be invisible beneath the vest. Or even if you're wearing your vest over low-riding jeans, so the vest doesn't cover the waistband - which tends to be a horrible look, btw.

It only matters because of the thickness of the belt, so why not wear a D ring belt or the like? If the conditions for the rule having to exist are not met, feel free to ignore the rule.
post #14237 of 29354
Should I buy these? :
http://www.bluefly.com/Paul-Smith-black-leather-seamed-oxfords/cat20508/317106401/detail.fly

I'm a late twenty something, need a pair of shoes I can travel with that can take me from work to play, maybe with a suit, maybe chinos, maybe jeans. These look cool. Thanks.
post #14238 of 29354

Can sunken metal toe taps be applied to shoes with worn soles (even just slightly), or do the soles have to be flawless when handing over the shoes to a cobbler to put in the sunken plates?

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Originally Posted by TuckerSon View Post

There was a young guy around 20-25 with a blog whom shopped at H&M and other cheaper stores but still dressed well in suits. Any idea which blog this was?

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

 

http://mensstylepro.com/

 

I remember it was a white guy. Any idea's?

post #14240 of 29354
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Originally Posted by TuckerSon View Post


 




I remember it was a white guy. Any idea's?

This guy? http://survivalofthefittist.com/
post #14241 of 29354

 

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Originally Posted by So(cal)Steezy View Post

A.P.C.'s are a classic in the denim world IMO. I personally like the quality of A.P.C. but really don't like their fits. My APC's have held up better than my other brands. I own a pair right now but never seem to wear them anymore...probably because I prefer the fits that Nudies provides more. I know my next pair of jeans will probably be another pair of Nudies.
It's all preference at the end of the day. Use and fit matter most for me. I don't wear my jeans in professional settings (casual Fridays and such) so I don't mind the Nudie stitching. I know others who hate it or don't think its appropriate for their use...

 

 

I wonder if APC has any skinny or slimfit jeans, because I am pretty skinny and can't find other fits that fit my legs. 

post #14242 of 29354

Anyone buy donegal trousers from BB before?  I'm thinking about picking up a pair of these ($100 with the current sale):

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=309&Product_Id=1470992&Sub_Product_Id=1471002&default_color=Black

post #14243 of 29354

 

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Originally Posted by soundsgood View Post

Should I buy these? :
http://www.bluefly.com/Paul-Smith-black-leather-seamed-oxfords/cat20508/317106401/detail.fly
I'm a late twenty something, need a pair of shoes I can travel with that can take me from work to play, maybe with a suit, maybe chinos, maybe jeans. These look cool. Thanks.

 

I dunno, for that price couldn't you snag a pair of AE's that could fit those roles?  Maybe not the jeans part, but everything else...

post #14244 of 29354
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Not sure I see the jacket length issue. It's a newer, shorter Isaia model. Ends maybe 0.25 inches before my knuckles
I'm always going to have a messed up collar before alterations. I have very square shoulders.
What struck me in the picture was waist. Quarters seem very open. Does it look overly tight?

I still think it is too short, as far as tight it is hard to tell from these pictures. If it is tight, not by a lot. The quarters on this coat are supposed to be swept open like this. In most cases the jacket is cut in such a way that you shouldn't be able to button the second button.

I think if you have square shoulders you should find a suit that fits your frame better. A collar pulling away from your neck is not something that is easy to fix, or in some cases can even be fixed. I think you can find a better model suit.
post #14245 of 29354
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Originally Posted by aglass View Post

Anyone buy donegal trousers from BB before?  I'm thinking about picking up a pair of these ($100 with the current sale):

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=309&Product_Id=1470992&Sub_Product_Id=1471002&default_color=Black


I haven't bought donegal wool trousers from BB before, but I have bought many other things from BB and have not been dissapointed. Those trousers look pretty nice, and the price is right. Donegal wool is something I want to incorporate into my wardrobe. I say get them!
post #14246 of 29354
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think if you have square shoulders you should find a suit that fits your frame better. A collar pulling away from your neck is not something that is easy to fix, or in some cases can even be fixed. I think you can find a better model suit.

From what I have read on here, I thought that shoulder issues were deal breakers, but jrd617 made it seem like a trivial issue and an easy fix.

Thanks for clearing that up.
post #14247 of 29354
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I still think it is too short, as far as tight it is hard to tell from these pictures. If it is tight, not by a lot. The quarters on this coat are supposed to be swept open like this. In most cases the jacket is cut in such a way that you shouldn't be able to button the second button.
I think if you have square shoulders you should find a suit that fits your frame better. A collar pulling away from your neck is not something that is easy to fix, or in some cases can even be fixed. I think you can find a better model suit.

It is a sportcoat. Very casual length, but not as bad as LBM 1911, etc. Measures in at about 29.5 inches. Got it on the B&S. (here)

Actually traded that ill-fitting 38R Isaia for it. Left me with more room in the chest and shoulder.

The shoulders are very soft. Don't know if that has anything to do with the collar issue?

Would this collar require a different kind of surgery than just regular shortening?

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

From what I have read on here, I thought that shoulder issues were deal breakers, but jrd617 made it seem like a trivial issue and an easy fix.
Thanks for clearing that up.

See above. Used to think this was just a matter of having a tailor shorten the collar.
post #14248 of 29354
It is hard to tell by the quality of those pics, also you're not wearing a proper shirt underneath so the collar issue could be pronounced, but ultimately you should find a suit where you have to take the most minimal amount of invasive action to get right. This has a lot of flaws and even if it didn't it still needs to be longer and sleeves shorter. Structured or not, the issues are the same. It seems that you are asking for advice and then resisting the options. By all means try to tailor it, but I don't think this model is the most flattering for you.
post #14249 of 29354
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It is hard to tell by the quality of those pics, also you're not wearing a proper shirt underneath so the collar issue could be pronounced, but ultimately you should find a suit where you have to take the most minimal amount of invasive action to get right. This has a lot of flaws and even if it didn't it still needs to be longer and sleeves shorter. Structured or not, the issues are the same. It seems that you are asking for advice and then resisting the options. By all means try to tailor it, but I don't think this model is the most flattering for you.

Appreciate your help. Maybe I need to go to Saks/Neimans and try on as many models from Borrelli, Isaia, Belvest, Zegna, etc. as possible.
post #14250 of 29354
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Originally Posted by aglass View Post



I dunno, for that price couldn't you snag a pair of AE's that could fit those roles?  Maybe not the jeans part, but everything else...

I actually bought them for 200 with a fortyoff coupon code. I think they raised the price once I bought them too. Decent price?
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