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post #16666 of 28566
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Originally Posted by marf View Post

Can someone critique the selection and fit of this outfit for a noob?  

Would there have been a better option for pants other than black?  How is the pattern matching/contrast?

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The tie is awful, maybe try a striped rep, or knit tie. Also I would go with mid gray or charcoal trousers.

 

 

OK, thanks for the honesty. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post


Frankly, the fit of your jacket and trousers is much better than that of the average noob. There is certainly lots of room for improvement in the coordination among your jacket, shirt, tie, and trousers. There are vanishingly few occasions where black odd trousers are not inferior to a number of other color choices. I would suggest that you browse through the threads I mentioned in post #16615 to see some more sophisticated combinations.
 
dah328, I am reviewing your links.  Thanks!
 
I should have asked specifically about the length of the jacket.  I am 6'2" but have long legs, long arms and a short torso.  To me, this jacket (Brooks Brothers 42L) feels a tad long.  
 
I will update a pic when I get a chance to try the suggestions.
 
I am happy to be making progress.

Edited by marf - 8/10/12 at 12:19pm
post #16667 of 28566
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Originally Posted by Jbond4321 View Post

I am a recent college grad. and have 6 weddings to attend in the coming months earliest is in thee weeks. I only own one suit, Very buisness navy pinstripe. I make a teachers salary so not enough to spend major money. Maybe around $300 before alterations. I want to buy a charcoal suit to fit the needs for weddings funerals and other semi formal events. I have a nordstroms rack and mall with macy, dillards, jc penny to shop at, i refuse to go to the mwh. I am 6 ft 189 athletic build shoulders are pretty wide chest about 42 waist 32. Any suggestions on brand or specific suits or anything I am new to this.

The drop (chest-waist difference) is quite large. How did you find your current suit? At not far from that budget, you could look for Austin Reed and Oscar de la Renta, which make 8-inch drop suits, and then have them tailored (maybe for $100). Those brands probably cannot be found at the stores mentioned.
post #16668 of 28566
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Originally Posted by Munkkis View Post

Hi! I just bought a grey blazer and i'm wondering if i can wear it with white t-shirt and black chinos. What about nazy blazer, white t-shirt and beige chinos?


Ty a lot

Suggestions would depend on the shade of grey. Black chinos are not a strong option in any case IMHO. Nor are t-shirts, really.
post #16669 of 28566

I'm considering pulling the trigger on this briefcase, it's a vintage 1990's Japanese made leather briefcase, and I guess the brand is "Freedom Ivy?" Can't find any information about it, but just from the seller's photos, the quality looks decent and has a nice patina you usually only see from vintage leather. Very plain and simple design, with expanding zipper to basically double the internal space.

 

Can anyone spot any issues? I don't have much experience with leather cases to tell much myself. 

 

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post #16670 of 28566
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Originally Posted by cosmic View Post

 


Ok, so grey solid seems best (I have a navy suit already). Would this grey be dark enough, do you think?700

Yes definitely.

post #16671 of 28566

Regarding suit terminology:

 

1. What is the "drop" of a suit? (for example, a 40 drop 6)

2. What is the "roll" of a suit? (for example, the 3 roll 2 suits that were being discussed last night in another thread)

post #16672 of 28566
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Regarding suit terminology:

1. What is the "drop" of a suit? (for example, a 40 drop 6)
2. What is the "roll" of a suit? (for example, the 3 roll 2 suits that were being discussed last night in another thread)

Drop is the difference between the chest size and the waist size. So your example would have 34" pants. A 6" drop is pretty standard. Slimmer suits might be 7 or 8, and typically as suit sizes go up, the drop decreases. As an example, I think JAB has a 4" drop for size 48 and above.

Roll is for three buttons and refers to what button it buttons to. 3 roll 2 means it is meant to be buttoned at the middle button only, so it looks like a 2 button.
post #16673 of 28566

This is a total noob question, but I get different answers everywhere I ask so I'm going to ask the people who know.  When wearing a white (dress) shirt, what is the rule for undershirts?  Some say no undershirts because you can see the sleeves of the undershirt if one is not wearing a jacket.  Some say to avoid this by either, not wearing an undershirt at all, or wearing a sleeveless shirt.  Some say having the sleeves visible is just part of the look.  Who is right?

post #16674 of 28566
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Originally Posted by Paisan View Post

This is a total noob question, but I get different answers everywhere I ask so I'm going to ask the people who know.  When wearing a white (dress) shirt, what is the rule for undershirts?  Some say no undershirts because you can see the sleeves of the undershirt if one is not wearing a jacket.  Some say to avoid this by either, not wearing an undershirt at all, or wearing a sleeveless shirt.  Some say having the sleeves visible is just part of the look.  Who is right?

Someone can surely give you a better answer, but I'll say personal preference. If I am going to sweat through it (i.e. giving presentations), I'll go with a v-neck undershirt. I'll still wear wife beaters on more relaxing days. Showing sleeves really doesn't bother me but showing a crewneck looks terrible.
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Does anyone know how long it takes before my image posts stop being moderated? I've tried posting a few things but usually find that it takes a long time for approval and by then my post is already bumped back so far that no one would probably see it...

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Went looking for a new suit something more fashionable just to wear for weddings and found a Valentino at off 5th for $530, is it worth it? Can anyone suggest something better to try? I appreciate the help.
post #16677 of 28566
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Does anyone know how long it takes before my image posts stop being moderated? I've tried posting a few things but usually find that it takes a long time for approval and by then my post is already bumped back so far that no one would probably see it...

It varies depending on the moderators' workloads. You should post your question in the "Transparent Moderation Log" thread in the General Chat forum. They monitor that one more closely.
post #16678 of 28566
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


Drop is the difference between the chest size and the waist size. So your example would have 34" pants. A 6" drop is pretty standard. Slimmer suits might be 7 or 8, and typically as suit sizes go up, the drop decreases. As an example, I think JAB has a 4" drop for size 48 and above.
Roll is for three buttons and refers to what button it buttons to. 3 roll 2 means it is meant to be buttoned at the middle button only, so it looks like a 2 button.

 

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Originally Posted by jojov View Post

 

The drop is the difference between waist and hips.   Taper refers to the the chest to waist differential.  But in off the rack suiting, the drop refers to the difference in jacket to trouser size, which as a standard in the US, is 6".

Okay, I understand drop now, but I'm still confused about roll. If 3 roll 2 means that a 3-button suit should only be buttoned in the middle, what's a 3 roll 2.5? I saw that being mentioned just yesterday in reference to one of the characters in USA's "Suits".

 

Edit: Also, does anyone know of any reputable cobblers or tailors in the Washington, DC area? I'm looking to put sunken metal toe taps in some shoes, which I'll probably get done at Sky Valet (unless someone suggests something else), and I also need to have a shirt darted and a raincoat's sleeves taken in at the shoulders.

post #16679 of 28566
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Okay, I understand drop now, but I'm still confused about roll. If 3 roll 2 means that a 3-button suit should only be buttoned in the middle, what's a 3 roll 2.5? I saw that being mentioned just yesterday in reference to one of the characters in USA's "Suits".

A 3 roll 2 is a jacket constructed so that the lapels encompass the top button and buttonhole as in the photo below. You can see the buttonhole on the lapel on one side. On the opposite side the button is hidden beneath the lapel. This is different from a 3 button suit in that you could button the top button on the 3 button, but if you button the top button of the 3 roll 2 it fouls up the lapel. When someone calls a jacket a 3 roll 2.5 it means the roll ends about halfway between the top two buttons.

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Edited by Steve Smith - 8/10/12 at 9:08pm
post #16680 of 28566

Am I Doing Anything Wrong with my Outfit?

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Will be wearing this for the four weddings coming up. Just wanted to know if I look awkward/weird in my choice of color/coordination. Shoes will be black oxfords.

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