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post #17851 of 28366
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

Can any tall guys recommend brands for sweaters? Preferably a slimmer fit and in the $75-$200 range. I just tried on quite a few sweaters at Nordstrom and only found one brand (Vince?) that was both long enough and slim fitting. Just went through this same ordeal trying to find simple v-necks for summer, grrrrrrrrr.

Vince is a great brand IMO. My buddy who is 6'5" wears them, but buys them from nordstrom rack for less. He also wore J Crew fairly well, although he would sometimes need to have them tailored. 

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I am extremely well versed in golf equipment. I have an in depth knowledge of club fitting. I can take a player with an equipment dilemma, and quickly cut through all the advertising and crap and get them into the proper shaft, the right length and lie, the proper weight of shaft, the correct flex point, proper club head etc. I hang out on a golf web site and am always helping the newbies sift through the piles of decisions, because like clothes, ill fitting golf clubs will not be a wise purchase.

 

On this site, I am the newbie and now I know how it feels to not have a clue where to start. To most of you, Fitzgerald and Milano mean something, I have never seen either suit and without reading here would never know that they are slim cut in style. I do not want to stand out like a grown man trying to look like a 23 year old. I have a decent physique for my age, would wear a 40 regular jacket, 32 waist, 30/31 length. I have read all the tips on building your wardrobe and want to start with a Navy Blue Suit, and a couple pair of Allen Edmund shoes and a few good quality shirts .

 

I am not able to fly to Italy to get fitted but I can afford to pay what it costs to  make the above a reality. If I should just bite the bullet and have a suit made for me, I will do that. Having said that, if someone can offer me some suggestions, I am all ears. More than anything, my real goal is to have a wardrobe plan, where I have a laundry list of items and slowly build my wardrobe in a logical fashion. I do not want 25 stand alone items that do not match. I am very conservative in nature, love quality and things that are timeless. Rather than walk in the room with the WOW factor, I would rather be dressed in a style that others who understand quality would appreciate. Ie/ the fit is perfect, the match of accessories is right on and the clothes are fresh, pressed and in impeccable condition.

 

No idea where to start and just like golf, the cost of making poor purchases is very costly.

 

Any help appreciated.

Cabana Boy

post #17853 of 28366
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Originally Posted by powenb View Post

I've been thinking about getting a pair of Magnanni Francesco's.
Most of my shoes are C&J an on the 348 last.
My question is do you think these will be much "pointier" than the above?
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Many thanks

YES they are even more pointy than that picture in real life. Stay away! Get some Lownde's

post #17854 of 28366
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Originally Posted by Cabana Boy View Post

I am extremely well versed in golf equipment. I have an in depth knowledge of club fitting. I can take a player with an equipment dilemma, and quickly cut through all the advertising and crap and get them into the proper shaft, the right length and lie, the proper weight of shaft, the correct flex point, proper club head etc. I hang out on a golf web site and am always helping the newbies sift through the piles of decisions, because like clothes, ill fitting golf clubs will not be a wise purchase.

On this site, I am the newbie and now I know how it feels to not have a clue where to start. To most of you, Fitzgerald and Milano mean something, I have never seen either suit and without reading here would never know that they are slim cut in style. I do not want to stand out like a grown man trying to look like a 23 year old. I have a decent physique for my age, would wear a 40 regular jacket, 32 waist, 30/31 length. I have read all the tips on building your wardrobe and want to start with a Navy Blue Suit, and a couple pair of Allen Edmund shoes and a few good quality shirts .

I am not able to fly to Italy to get fitted but I can afford to pay what it costs to  make the above a reality. If I should just bite the bullet and have a suit made for me, I will do that. Having said that, if someone can offer me some suggestions, I am all ears. More than anything, my real goal is to have a wardrobe plan, where I have a laundry list of items and slowly build my wardrobe in a logical fashion. I do not want 25 stand alone items that do not match. I am very conservative in nature, love quality and things that are timeless. Rather than walk in the room with the WOW factor, I would rather be dressed in a style that others who understand quality would appreciate. Ie/ the fit is perfect, the match of accessories is right on and the clothes are fresh, pressed and in impeccable condition.

No idea where to start and just like golf, the cost of making poor purchases is very costly.

Any help appreciated.
Cabana Boy

Why don't you go to a local Brooks Brothers and try them on?
post #17855 of 28366
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

YES they are even more pointy than that picture in real life. Stay away! Get some Lownde's
Thanks very much.
So glad you said that.
I just wish the Lowndes were in both a lighter leather and suede.
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Any help appreciated.

Cabana Boy

 

@ Cabana Boy-

 

Depending on how some things fit you off the rack, I would recommend going Made to measure/ semi bespoke for your suits. Start with the navy, as you said, with a medium grey as your next one. From there, dabble in shadow plaids as they are also easily broken up. With a MTM suit you are really barely getting a price bump after buying a decent suit and having it tailored as it is.

 

I would suggest Reda or Vitale Barberis Canonico to get you started. You will get a lot of bang for your buck there. In NYC those are usually around $800, and my favorites at Aksel Bespoke do Holland & Sherry at $890.

 

As for shoes, I would send you to meermin before allen edmonds. check out the thread on them, everyone has been really pleased and they are of the same or better quality as AE, with a much more stylish shape and finish to them, and a slightly lower price. 

 

Shirts- also go MTM. there's a big thread on moderntailor.com, which can be squirrely on their quality control but once you get it down they have great prices. You'll pay $50-$60 for a shirt regardless or more, and as long as you get the two ply you should be golden.

 

PM me if you would like for me to get into it further.

post #17857 of 28366
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Originally Posted by powenb View Post


Thanks very much.
So glad you said that.
I just wish the Lowndes were in both a lighter leather and suede.

They do have them in suede! As for the lighter leather, perhaps the Carmina's on the Inca last? You can get them through epaulet or the carmina site, they have a gorgeous caramel colored pair.

post #17858 of 28366
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

They do have them in suede! As for the lighter leather, perhaps the Carmina's on the Inca last? You can get them through epaulet or the carmina site, they have a gorgeous caramel colored pair.

Yeah I just wish the suede was a lighter colour also.
The Carmina's do look gorgeous though!!
post #17859 of 28366
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Originally Posted by Cabana Boy View Post


I strongly recommend lurking on this forum for a while longer before buying much. It'll help develop your idea of exactly what you want. I also suggest sticking to bricks and mortar shopping to begin with - you can waste a lot of time and money buying online. Wait until you have a pretty good idea of what suits you and will fit and what won't.
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Appreciate the advice. This is a great forum, so much to learn !!
post #17861 of 28366

Givin the fall weather I'm looking to upgrade my outerwear.  Right now I'm trying to find a nice pea coat.  Does anyone have any suggestions on nice slim fitting pea coats?  My price range is around $300 give or take a bit.

 

I'm looking for a more vintage look, not waxed, navy blue, removable lining (preferred but optional) and of reasonably high quality.  I live in canada so if I order it has to be able to ship here.

 

If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

post #17862 of 28366

Does anyone know where I can find a list of the shell cordovan codes found in shoes?

post #17863 of 28366
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I strongly recommend lurking on this forum for a while longer before buying much. It'll help develop your idea of exactly what you want. I also suggest sticking to bricks and mortar shopping to begin with - you can waste a lot of time and money buying online. Wait until you have a pretty good idea of what suits you and will fit and what won't.

+1

The clothing you want today, will not be what you want tomorrow. Learn, observe, and be patient.

Welcome to SF.
post #17864 of 28366
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Originally Posted by Dragne View Post

Givin the fall weather I'm looking to upgrade my outerwear.  Right now I'm trying to find a nice pea coat.  Does anyone have any suggestions on nice slim fitting pea coats?  My price range is around $300 give or take a bit.

 

I'm looking for a more vintage look, not waxed, navy blue, removable lining (preferred but optional) and of reasonably high quality.  I live in canada so if I order it has to be able to ship here.

 

If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

Schott makes some good ones around that price range

post #17865 of 28366

What is the best way to keep dress shirt cuffs aligned with the arms of the suit jacket so you can keep the right amount of cuff showing? I find myself readjusting very very, often.

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