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post #15586 of 28664
In all honesty I would get to the physique you are happy with before getting the suit. If you put on a lot of muscle in the shoulders arms and chest it will likely not be something that can be altered. Plus, there is no point in getting a MTM suit if you are getting it made to a body type that you "think" you will achieve. I think you will save money and be happier if you get the suit made for the body type that you have an are comfortable with.

I am sure you know that everybody gains muscle a bit differently, but you might want to PM Newyorkranger, who had to get several bespoke suits altered after lifting weights.
post #15587 of 28664
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Originally Posted by yomali View Post

"You will likely outgrow the chest in the suit before the shoulders."

 

 

Would it be foolish to add an inch to my chest measurements?  As it's my first made-to-measure, I'm accepting that it won't be perfect, but I'd like for it to last me through my first major post-college interviews for teaching positions, along with a few months I'll need to save up for a second suit.  

 

Thank you for your input, Patrick.

 

Your intentions may not be the same as reality with regard to lifting and gaining muscle mass.  I would buy a suit that fits you now rather than buying a suit that is too big and hoping you grow into it.  Plus, there is the issue that you cannot accurately predict how your dimensions will change with additional muscle mass.  If you have to buy a MTM suit now, perhaps you can request additional fabric at the seams to let it out if you do indeed add significant mass.

post #15588 of 28664

Tried searching for an answer but I could not. I am leaving the military soon and and in anticipation for that I have spent the past two years slowly building up my professional wardrobe. I'm at a point where I have a several well fitting suits, plenty of OCBDs, ties, and all the other various acoutrements (sp?) of a professional gentleman. I've got a clothing allowance coming up and since I won't be needing to purchase any more uniform supplies I decided to use at least part of it (a few hundred dollars) towards something unique for my professional wear. What I've settled on (or hope to settle on) is the Allen Edmonds Dalton boot ( http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1 ). I suppose my question is, is this an appropriate piece of footwear to wear in an environment where a suit and tie is the daily wear?

post #15589 of 28664
Waistcoat, I don't think that boot is horrible in a roation of many shoes, but it is rather casual, also the lighter color isn't really all that suitable for a conservative workplace. I would start with something like the 5th, or Park ave. Also, you should really have 2-3 pairs of shoes to rotate for longevity.
post #15590 of 28664
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Originally Posted by WaistcoatWonder View Post

Tried searching for an answer but I could not. I am leaving the military soon and and in anticipation for that I have spent the past two years slowly building up my professional wardrobe. I'm at a point where I have a several well fitting suits, plenty of OCBDs, ties, and all the other various acoutrements (sp?) of a professional gentleman. I've got a clothing allowance coming up and since I won't be needing to purchase any more uniform supplies I decided to use at least part of it (a few hundred dollars) towards something unique for my professional wear. What I've settled on (or hope to settle on) is the Allen Edmonds Dalton boot ( http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1 ). I suppose my question is, is this an appropriate piece of footwear to wear in an environment where a suit and tie is the daily wear?

Someone in another thread mentioned something about a military discount from Allen Edmonds. It is something to ask them anyway.

post #15591 of 28664
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


While I think that watch is too sporty for a suit to begin with dress watches should really have a leather band, not metal.

Thanks, that sounds like good advice. 

post #15592 of 28664
If I work out and bulks up in the shoulders, will I not fit in my jacket anymore? I realize that the chest and waist can be affected, but can one really affect the shoulders that much? I'm talking about a reasonable workout routine, 2-3 days a week for a year.
post #15593 of 28664
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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

If I work out and bulks up in the shoulders, will I not fit in my jacket anymore? I realize that the chest and waist can be affected, but can one really affect the shoulders that much? I'm talking about a reasonable workout routine, 2-3 days a week for a year.

Look a few posts before yours.
post #15594 of 28664
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Originally Posted by WaistcoatWonder View Post

Tried searching for an answer but I could not. I am leaving the military soon and and in anticipation for that I have spent the past two years slowly building up my professional wardrobe. I'm at a point where I have a several well fitting suits, plenty of OCBDs, ties, and all the other various acoutrements (sp?) of a professional gentleman. I've got a clothing allowance coming up and since I won't be needing to purchase any more uniform supplies I decided to use at least part of it (a few hundred dollars) towards something unique for my professional wear. What I've settled on (or hope to settle on) is the Allen Edmonds Dalton boot ( http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1 ). I suppose my question is, is this an appropriate piece of footwear to wear in an environment where a suit and tie is the daily wear?

Not really, no.
post #15595 of 28664
Has anyone tried the following product on leather soled shoes? It seems like it would work as a replacement for getting the whole front of the shoe topied for ~$30 at the cobbler. I am also thinking of cutting these up and putting strips in the front of the shoe instead of the toe protector, to keep it from wearing too quickly. It is $3 on ebay.

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post #15596 of 28664
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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

Has anyone tried the following product on leather soled shoes? It seems like it would work as a replacement for getting the whole front of the shoe topied for ~$30 at the cobbler. I am also thinking of cutting these up and putting strips in the front of the shoe instead of the toe protector, to keep it from wearing too quickly. It is $3 on ebay.
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I tried these, and they suck. They look bad, offer almost no improvement in traction, don't help the wear much, and come off in a few days.

post #15597 of 28664
What's the usual price for Marinella ties in Europe/Italy?
post #15598 of 28664
This a jacket I have that has a small tear in the fabric. It's 48/38/14 linen / wool / silk blend.

Do you think this is something that could be easily mended? If so, who does this type of work and is there a ballpark cost?

Thanks!

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post #15599 of 28664
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post

This a jacket I have that has a small tear in the fabric. It's 48/38/14 linen / wool / silk blend.
Do you think this is something that could be easily mended? If so, who does this type of work and is there a ballpark cost?
Thanks!
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I have heard that this place in NYC is one of the best for reweaving the fabric to almost unnoticeable. I have never had this done, but I would imagine the cost is considerable. For cheap you could get it patched from the inside, however you will see stitches and such. It can't hurt to reach out to these guys though. If you do, post some info here for the rest of us.

http://www.bestweavingandmending.com/
post #15600 of 28664
^ Thanks.

Probably not going to be worth it - this is an item I sold that was somehow damaged in transit (http://www.styleforum.net/t/305608/paypal-dispute-w-buyer-what-options-do-i-have#post_5549231)

I'm better off giving the guy a partial refund and not bothering to try to fix, then sell a the repaired / damaged item.
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