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post #15136 of 27533
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Originally Posted by tubs View Post

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Is there an easy way to tell if this is a suit jacket or sportcoat?  It's hard to tell by the picture, but the fabric is tweed. Even if it were a suit jacket, would it still be okay to wear as a separate given that it's tweed?  It seems like that would be less offensive than wearing a generic charcoal suit jacket on its own.  

There's no difference per se in a suit jacket or a sportcoat, the difference is in the fabric and occasionally the detailing (buttons, ect). Something made out of a fabric like tweed or a bold flannel is going to work fine as an odd jacket whether it originally had matching trousers or not. Something in a fine worsted charcoal would not.
post #15137 of 27533
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


I wouldn't ever wear black shoes with that color. If you want something that works with black shoes as well as brown, you need either an olive or a medium to light gray. Since you're talking summer, go with the light gray.

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was just in the store and bought the trousers, since I had a big discount and really liked the material and the fit. The color is in fact grey, but light (it is darker than on the picture). What color of shoes would you suggest? Light brown? Thanks.

post #15138 of 27533
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Originally Posted by SlimJohny View Post

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was just in the store and bought the trousers, since I had a big discount and really liked the material and the fit. The color is in fact grey, but light (it is darker than on the picture). What color of shoes would you suggest? Light brown? Thanks.

Ah, I thought it was a light tan. Yeah, black shoes would be fine, as would most browns and burgundies. Really, just about anything.
post #15139 of 27533
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Ah, I thought it was a light tan. Yeah, black shoes would be fine, as would most browns and burgundies. Really, just about anything.

Thank you :)

post #15140 of 27533

So I was reading SF 101 and realized that most people actually use spread collars for use with suits. My face is pretty oval (I'm short though), would this be a bad mix? It's not going to be too bad and it'll have to make do anyways because I'm not planning to buy any more shirts for a few weeks anyways.

 

Also, does anyone know if there are cheap (~$300-400) MTM linen suit makers? I'm about 5' 5" and 125 pounds (35S suits). A lightweight suit isn't too essential for me so if all else fails, I'll get some BB or RL kids seersucker suits for ~$250. It'll probably fit okay.

post #15141 of 27533
I bought a new pair of leather shoes, and the tongue digs into the front of my ankle slightly when I walk, creating a minor amount of discomfort.

Is this something that will occur less as the shoe softens? Moreover, if not, can this be adjusted?
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^Please answer quickly and efficiently, as I'm going to bed soon. Thanks.
post #15143 of 27533
What color shoes to wear with a gray suit? I was thinking of wearing a silver duckie by florshiem long wings... But that seems a bit overthetop. Black? light brown? Thanks!

and to the above, my shoes always soften with wear, it shouldn't bother you for long...
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I picked up my Daltons today but they fit badly.  Unfortunately when I tried them on several weeks ago I was wearing significantly thinner socks and I ordered the size that felt good.  Today I got a call that they came in, so not thinking, I went to get them straight from the beach (not wearing any socks).  I tried them on with the "try on" socks AE gave me and they felt good.  However, when I got home and put on real socks they were so tight it was painful (but only on my left foot).  Should I exchange them for a bigger size, wearing thinner socks, or wait for a few days of wear and allow them to stretch?  Thanks for the help SF.

post #15145 of 27533
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

What color shoes to wear with a gray suit? I was thinking of wearing a silver duckie by florshiem long wings... But that seems a bit overthetop. Black? light brown? Thanks!
and to the above, my shoes always soften with wear, it shouldn't bother you for long...


I would wear brown shoes with a grey suit. Black shoes would work fine, silver IMO is doing too much. These are just my opinions...

post #15146 of 27533
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I picked up my Daltons today but they fit badly.  Unfortunately when I tried them on several weeks ago I was wearing significantly thinner socks and I ordered the size that felt good.  Today I got a call that they came in, so not thinking, I went to get them straight from the beach (not wearing any socks).  I tried them on with the "try on" socks AE gave me and they felt good.  However, when I got home and put on real socks they were so tight it was painful (but only on my left foot).  Should I exchange them for a bigger size, wearing thinner socks, or wait for a few days of wear and allow them to stretch?  Thanks for the help SF.

 

Wear them around the house and walk around on carpet for a few days to see if they loosen up a little bit. 

post #15147 of 27533
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

So I was reading SF 101 and realized that most people actually use spread collars for use with suits. My face is pretty oval (I'm short though), would this be a bad mix? It's not going to be too bad and it'll have to make do anyways because I'm not planning to buy any more shirts for a few weeks anyways.

Also, does anyone know if there are cheap (~$300-400) MTM linen suit makers? I'm about 5' 5" and 125 pounds (35S suits). A lightweight suit isn't too essential for me so if all else fails, I'll get some BB or RL kids seersucker suits for ~$250. It'll probably fit okay.

Some people discuss how a collar should balance with ones face, but honestly I think a collar just needs balance in itself. Some degree of a spread collar will always look better than a point collar.

You are going to have a tough time finding a read to wear linen suit for $3-400 let alone MTM. Linen is a very expensive fabric even if the labor is cheap. I would look for used stuff.
post #15148 of 27533
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Originally Posted by cxbxw View Post

I bought a new pair of leather shoes, and the tongue digs into the front of my ankle slightly when I walk, creating a minor amount of discomfort.
Is this something that will occur less as the shoe softens? Moreover, if not, can this be adjusted?

It will most likely soften. New shoes frequently give me aches and pains that go away after a handful of wears.

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Originally Posted by cxbxw View Post

^Please answer quickly and efficiently, as I'm going to bed soon. Thanks.

Sorry, didn't know when your bedtime was. Were you wearing your shoes to bed? confused.gif
post #15149 of 27533
When buying a suit, are the measurements given the measurements of the fabric or what the man should be?

For example, a Benjamin 36R has the measurements of:

Chest: 39"
Shoulders: 17.15"
Sleeve length: 25.5"
Length from bottom of collar: 28.8"

I believe my measurements are:

Chest: 35.5"
Shoulders: 16"
Sleeve length: 24"

Does this mean the suit is too big for me?
Edited by hoth - 6/1/12 at 12:01pm
post #15150 of 27533
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Originally Posted by hoth View Post

When buying a suit, are the measurements given the measurements of the fabric or what the man should be?
For example, a Benjamin 36R has the measurements of:
Chest: 39"
Shoulders: 17.15"
Sleeve length: 25.5"
Length from bottom of collar: 28.8"
I believe my measurements are:
Chest: 35.5"
Shoulders: 6"
Sleeve length: 24"
Does this mean the suit is too big for me?

Suits are measured by their chest in terms of labelled size, but measuring your chest and that of a suit and it being the same or close will never gaurantee a good fit. It is about proportion of fabric, where it is added, or lacks to come up with the measurement. These measurement guides online stores give are rough guidelines. However, 3.5" larger than your chest seems a bit big. Also, I dought your shoulders are 6" wide.
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