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Nothing wrong with them, but they'd be a mismatch with those pants. You wear flannel shirts with jeans, heavy khakis, or something similarly substantial.

 

Ah, got you.

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I used to have a second power adapter for my MacBook Pro, but lost it in my recent move to a new house. Can anyone recommend a cheap, off-brand replacement that works, and that won't burn my house down?
post #17913 of 28316
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Is it possible to have a shirt be smaller in the waist than the chest without benig darted? I was talking with a guy at Spoon Tailor recently when ordering a shirt there for the first time, and he suggested I get my shirts darted.

 

e.g. The Brooks Brothers extra slim fit fit me quite well, except that they are a bit baggy around my waist. Is this unavoidable when constructing the shirt without having the side seams go diagonally/not straight down from under the arm?

 

This seems to make sense, but I thought I had read on here before that wasn't the case. Does it make sense to have bespoke shirts that still need darting?

A decent tailor should be able to take the shirts in for you without adding darts. To do this properly, they will likely take in the side seams all the way down to the sleeve cuff. This should work well, provided you have a little extra room in the chest. Check with the tailor to see if they can take it in more at the waist than the chest, if that would cause an issue for you.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

A decent tailor should be able to take the shirts in for you without adding darts. To do this properly, they will likely take in the side seams all the way down to the sleeve cuff. This should work well, provided you have a little extra room in the chest. Check with the tailor to see if they can take it in more at the waist than the chest, if that would cause an issue for you.

My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?

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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?

Just get MTM shirts. The price differential is miniscule and sometimes cheaper. Go check out the moderntailor.com thread.

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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

My problem/concern is that I am wider around my chest than around my waist. I would assume this is the case with most people? e.g. the BB extra slim fit is perfect around my chest, but it is baggy around my waist. Is this only remedied by darting or could it have been made differently?

I have about a 10.5" drop (41.5"->31"...uncommon I know, cue the dumb comments but w/e idgaf) and the modern tailor shirts, after some tweaking and a few practice shirts, worked out great. So you should be fine there. 

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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

I have about a 10.5" drop (41.5"->31"...uncommon I know, cue the dumb comments but w/e idgaf) and the modern tailor shirts, after some tweaking and a few practice shirts, worked out great. So you should be fine there. 

I have a few shirts from them, and they suffer from the same problem (and other problems) where the waist is a lot baggier, despite my giving them my measurements.

 

The fabric has been really flimsy. It looks wrinkly even after I iron it. They don't seem to use the measurements I give them, and they don't speak English well enough to discuss them after.

 

I'm hopeful that the shirt being made at http://www.yelp.com/biz/spoon-tailor-san-francisco right now turns out better.

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Originally Posted by bnovc View Post

I have a few shirts from them, and they suffer from the same problem (and other problems) where the waist is a lot baggier, despite my giving them my measurements.

 

The fabric has been really flimsy. It looks wrinkly even after I iron it. They don't seem to use the measurements I give them, and they don't speak English well enough to discuss them after.

 

I'm hopeful that the shirt being made at http://www.yelp.com/biz/spoon-tailor-san-francisco right now turns out better.

It took me a while to get is perfect, but I now have it fit flawlessly to be honest. If you get the two-ply, it's really all good, no flimsy stuff there. I was actually quite impressed with the way they have fixed some problems for me. If you send a picture with a tape measure showing the wrong measurements, they will send you a new shirt. I've done it. They learn pretty quickly that way.

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Could anyone tell me where to get this jacket? The brand etc.? Sorry if this was the wrong thread to post this in.

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I've been on the hunt for a good tweed jacket for a couple months here in OKC and I think I've found it!

My question is can one successfully wash a thrifted tweed jacket without jacking the thing up?  I was planning to lay flat it in the tub, spray it with cold water from the shower head, put a small amount of woolite in, squish and mash it for a few minutes, drain the dirty water, rinse til the water runs clear, rolling it gently to push out excess water, and hang on a coat hanger with a fan blowing on it.  As often as I'll be donning this jacket, I wanted to start off with one that was not thrift store grimy.

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You live in OK Cupid? confused.gif
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You live in OK Cupid? confused.gif

 

=)

Oklahoma City

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You live in OK Cupid? confused.gif

I had a friend who kept referencing OKC and she meant OK Cupid, but I always thought she meant Oklahoma City.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I had a friend who kept referencing OKC and she meant OK Cupid, but I always thought she meant Oklahoma City.

My friend is on it, we should hook them up. If anybody asks how they met each other they can say, Style Forum.
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$15 hem, $20 letting out waist sound reasonable for alterations?
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