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Hey PB, I was wearing brown shoes in your city today. How do you feel about that? The next post of this nature will be a just-above-the-knee overcoat cool.gif

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Today I got a pen mark a suit jacket.  The tricky part is that the fabic is 70% silk and 30% linen.  Everything that I could find at the grocery store either did not work on ink (tide pen) or said not to use on silk.  Any suggestions?

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Can you guys suggest to me a pants/shoes combination to go with this? I'm guessing navy pants, but and example would be nice.

 

Thanks in advance

Eric

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Going to a funeral tomorrow, so I pulled out the black suit I haven't worn in a long time, purchased long before trolling SF.

 

The buttons on this are weird. It seems like a "2 roll 1" if there was such a thing.

 

I can't button the top because it lays wrong. Buttoning the bottom only seems blasphemous. Do I just leave it open or switch to dark gray instead?

 

What do I do with this suit (try to be nice)? Also please excuse iPhone photos.

 

 

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Was it squashed in the closet? Looks like it may have gotten folded while hanging, in which case it could use a good pressing.
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Do I have my tailor open up my jacket pockets or leave them sewn shut? These are brooks brothers jackets if it matters.
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Not squashed in the closet. The lapel is rolled that way. I think for now I will wear a gray suit instead. 

 

But I am still curious - how was this thing designed to be worn?

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Do I have my tailor open up my jacket pockets or leave them sewn shut? These are brooks brothers jackets if it matters.

Open them up yourself, it takes about ten seconds. Just snip the white threads and it should come right open. Really foolproof if you have a seam ripper, have to be just a bit careful if you use scissors.
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Not squashed in the closet. The lapel is rolled that way. I think for now I will wear a gray suit instead. 

 

But I am still curious - how was this thing designed to be worn?


If you button the top button, does the button stance seem normal/natural to you, the way it would as if you were wearing a regular 2-button suit? If so, you might be able to get it pressed such that the lapel rolls a little higher, allowing you to button it. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you.

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Bueno,

 

Good evening StyleForum,

 

This is my first post here having signed up a few minutes ago after being a long time browser who has some pressing issues with regards to a new fashion venture.

 

First of all I'm 5'11, I have quite long legs in relation to a shortish torso with a very front heavy chest.

 

I'm looking to find a casual style that suits me on a day to day basis without looking over the top.

 

The colors that suit me are Navy's, Grey's, Dark Reds and Creams.

 

Ideally I like how Chino's feel but I've never had confidence or found the right shoes to wear without being too formal.

 

With regards to shirts they don't really suit me with my short torso whilst I prefer sweatshirts, jumpers or polo-necks.

 

I'm looking for an old fashioned classic style without looking to out of date or too flash.

 

Regards

 

Hector

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If you button the top button, does the button stance seem normal/natural to you, the way it would as if you were wearing a regular 2-button suit? If so, you might be able to get it pressed such that the lapel rolls a little higher, allowing you to button it. Other than that, I don't know what to tell youThe top button stance is OK, but the lapels are all sorts of messed up.  I may try re-presssing the lapels so that the end a little higher. I will bring to a tailor and have him look at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top button stance is OK, but the lapels are all sorts of messed up.  I may try re-presssing the lapels so that the end a little higher. I will bring to a tailor and have him look at it.

 

 

I must have been brain dead when I bought this suit. Not my finest work.

 
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Hey guys, thinking about grabbing this jacket for use in a relatively casual setting.  No work, just going out occasionally, whatever.  Modern/sleek, or old man?  I'm in my late 20's.  Also, recommendations on things to wear it with?  I was thinking maybe a lighter button down shirt (maybe pastels or something?), but I don't have anything even close to this right now, so kinda new territory for me.

 

Thanks all!

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Can a tailor let out an inseam? The suit is used and has already been tailored.

 

Looking at a suit that is a 42 drop 7, but the inseam is listed by the seller at 31" with a 1.5" cuff. I usually go for a 34" inseam.

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Can a tailor let out an inseam? The suit is used and has already been tailored.

Looking at a suit that is a 42 drop 7, but the inseam is listed by the seller at 31" with a 1.5" cuff. I usually go for a 34" inseam.

Depends how much spare fabric is there. The fact that there are cuffs means there's more fabric than if there wasn't, providing that you don't mind losing the cuffs, although as much as 3" might not be possible even then, that's quite a lot. I wouldn't count on there being enough to let them out that much unless the seller specifically confirms that there is.
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Can a tailor let out an inseam? The suit is used and has already been tailored.

 

Looking at a suit that is a 42 drop 7, but the inseam is listed by the seller at 31" with a 1.5" cuff. I usually go for a 34" inseam.

 

They can straighten out what's there, and you only need a fraction of an inch to make a new hem.  But it depends on what's going on with that 1.5 inches.  You should ask the seller for pictures inside and out, and try to guess how much allowance you've got to work with.

 

I don't think you're going to magick 3 inches back out of the pants, unfortunately.

 

I had the same issue with a suit I bought on the 'bay a year or so ago.  The price was too good to pass up, though, so I just wear the suit with high-top wingtip brogues.  Wouldn't work if I had to wear suits to work, but fine for a saturday afternoon.

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