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anyone have experiance with Barney's co-op slim fit chinos. Are they really slim? 

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Originally Posted by jbernard View Post

So i've read that you should pair everything but black suits with brown shoes? Is this true or am I reading this wrong. I wear suits everyday and have 2 nice $300+ black shoes and really cheap brown shoes from college. Do I really need to look for a good pair of brown shoes to wear a suit with? Any suggestions for what is a good color brown/burgundy to go with charcoal, grays, and navys?

I have found that #8 cordovan is the perfect and most versatile shoe colour.
post #16413 of 28352
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I have found a charcoal Jack Victor suit with a very faint windowpane pattern at a local store for ~$240. I am a little hesitant because of the pattern, even though it is very subtle and because it has one of those extra ticket pockets (i think that is what it is called) but the suit is at such a discount for what I think is a good quality suit and because it fits really well. I need a suit for upcoming law school interviews. 

Is this suit appropriate for my needs?

Wouldn't be my first choice for an interview. Good luck in law school.
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Originally Posted by Nailjohnj View Post

I have found a charcoal Jack Victor suit with a very faint windowpane pattern at a local store for ~$240. I am a little hesitant because of the pattern, even though it is very subtle and because it has one of those extra ticket pockets (i think that is what it is called) but the suit is at such a discount for what I think is a good quality suit and because it fits really well. I need a suit for upcoming law school interviews. 

Is this suit appropriate for my needs?

If it fits well get it. It will force you to buy another suit.
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I can't imagine that today accessibility would be a reason for today's working man but I can't say for sure if someone riding would stuff something in there it seems an odd place to put anything really. I understand the whole hacking pockets coming from the hacking jackets. I just curious as to why they are there and what they're original purpose is for

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Anyone know anything about this shoemaker?



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Where do I find some long sleeved casual shirts that aren't absurdly baggy and have long arms.  Most shirts that I can afford with my limited budget have sleeves that are tiny and not meant for my 36" arms.

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Originally Posted by Teapot418 View Post

Where do I find some long sleeved casual shirts that aren't absurdly baggy and have long arms.  Most shirts that I can afford with my limited budget have sleeves that are tiny and not meant for my 36" arms.

I hear ya. I have 37" arms. I wind up going custom most of the time. Brooks Bros. has 37" otr shirts with 16 1/2 collar size or larger and they have some slim fit lines.
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Anyone have experience with Tanino Crisci shoes?

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How did the breast pocket come into fruition? is there any significance as to why one would be slanted and other not, if so why would one consider a slanted breast pocket over a straight?

It came to be the way other pockets came to be: to store stuff. Glasses, hankercheifs (originally something to blow your nose with, not ornamental pieces), watches (chains or cords would attach to the buttonhole), monocles, back when they were an everyday device for reading small print, akin to reading glasses. Often similarly attached to a cord. People generally don't view tailored clothing as practical these days, where in the past it was pretty much just how you made a coat, and as such, everyday attire for everybody. As a result, men have generally gotten nervous about using pockets practically. There are some on here who don't even undo the basting stitching so as never to be tempted to distort the line of the coat or whatever. I find that pretty extreme, both as somebody who shoves his hands into his pockets often and as somebody who loves the storage space for small items.

If you wear reading glasses, that's a good place to put them. I've been known to attach sunglasses to the front. If you like the aesthetic of a pocket square, wear one. Chapstick. A lighter if you smoke. Make of it what you will.

As for shape and slant, that's a stylistic choice by the maker. It has no particular meaning.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


I hear ya. I have 37" arms. I wind up going custom most of the time. Brooks Bros. has 37" otr shirts with 16 1/2 collar size or larger and they have some slim fit lines.

Unfortunately, I have a 16" collar which seems to make it much harder to find shirts with long sleeves.  Maybe i should do some neck exercises.

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Some amount of bunching is inevitable, but either pulling or an excessive amount could indicate improperly sized trousers. With respect to the seat area of trousers, there's not much more than taking in or letting out the rear seam that can be done without requiring essentially a full remake of the trousers which is expensive and requires a skilled tailor.

Is there a general rule of thumb when it comes to measuring the thigh width i.e. thigh measures 26" so the pant thigh should measure 14" flat across (28" total)? Sounds like wishful thinking when one must consider the rise and seat also.
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Greetings gents,

 

I recentley purchased some oxford pinpoint Naked and Famous Denim shirts. The fit on the size small is excellent for me. They are even slimmer than JCrew XS. The thing I like the most about them is they do not muffen top around the belt area which is a pain point for me given my slim frame. I am wanting to have some shirts made and am not sure what the best route to take is.

 

Given that I like the fit and only have small areas that could be improved, would I be better off sending one of these shirts to myTailor or giving my measurements so that the fit could be potentialy that much better?

 

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Some amount of bunching is inevitable, but either pulling or an excessive amount could indicate improperly sized trousers. With respect to the seat area of trousers, there's not much more than taking in or letting out the rear seam that can be done without requiring essentially a full remake of the trousers which is expensive and requires a skilled tailor.

Is there a general rule of thumb when it comes to measuring the thigh width i.e. thigh measures 26" so the pant thigh should measure 14" flat across (28" total)? Sounds like wishful thinking when one must consider the rise and seat also.

I'm not aware of any such rule. I imagine it would be hard to devise such a rule that would work with any sort of regularity because the three-dimensional nature of trousers (and the human body) does not lend itself to accurate description through a small number of one-dimensional measurements.
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Originally Posted by GrensonMan View Post

Greetings gents,

I recentley purchased some oxford pinpoint Naked and Famous Denim shirts. The fit on the size small is excellent for me. They are even slimmer than JCrew XS. The thing I like the most about them is they do not muffen top around the belt area which is a pain point for me given my slim frame. I am wanting to have some shirts made and am not sure what the best route to take is.

Given that I like the fit and only have small areas that could be improved, would I be better off sending one of these shirts to myTailor or giving my measurements so that the fit could be potentialy that much better?

Thank you.

Bunching around the waist line has an awful lot to do with the rise of your trousers rather than the cut of your shirt. Trousers that sit below the natural waist are especially prone to shirt bunching.
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