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Anyone have experience with J. Crew's suits? Friend is looking for an "affordable" 3-piece suit, and of course does not want to go bespoke no matter how many recommendations I make. Can anyone recommend alternatives to the J.Crew? He's looking for a classic mid-grey 3-piece.
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I'm 5" 5' (and a little bit overweight) and I always went for plain shirts or vertically lined striped shirts. It was said that shirts with checks on it would make me look wide and short. I'm considering to buy this shirt:





What effect do you guys think this shirt will have on me? Would it make me look short or bulky?
post #18108 of 27536
I don't think that kind of that kind of checks will make you look specially wide. Wide horizontal stripes are the ones to avoid, I think.
Still, more important than the checks would be that the shirt fits you well: not bulky around the belly and not tight either.
I have a "little" belly myself and found (since joining SF) that slim fit shirts make me look thinner than normal shirts with a lot of cloth bulking over the pants.
Still, I'm not expert of any kind. You should try it and trust your eye.

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Originally Posted by Lucas7 View Post

I'm 5" 5' (and a little bit overweight) and I always went for plain shirts or vertically lined striped shirts. It was said that shirts with checks on it would make me look wide and short. I'm considering to buy this shirt:



What effect do you guys think this shirt will have on me? Would it make me look short or bulky?
post #18109 of 27536
guys,
a while back there was this web page that has all the details of suit tailoring. history, traditional way of wearing tux etc which site was that?

i can not find it anywhere.... i suspect it was londonlounge but how come non members are not able to see anything now?
post #18110 of 27536
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

guys,
a while back there was this web page that has all the details of suit tailoring. history, traditional way of wearing tux etc which site was that?
i can not find it anywhere.... i suspect it was londonlounge but how come non members are not able to see anything now?

Are you referring to The Black Tie Guide?
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

guys,
a while back there was this web page that has all the details of suit tailoring. history, traditional way of wearing tux etc which site was that?
i can not find it anywhere.... i suspect it was londonlounge but how come non members are not able to see anything now?

Yeah... you have to register. I had to wait like 6 months to get in, for some reason.
post #18112 of 27536
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Originally Posted by bitesize View Post

I'm buying some Wolverine 1000 Miles in Brown and I want to get my first legit pair of denim to go with the boots and be usable in a wide variety of looks. I like a slimmer leg fit, living in Brooklyn and all, as long as it's not too extreme (and my slightly more muscular build makes it easy to go extreme there). Any suggestions? Either on brands/styles, or on NYC stores to visit?

Selfedge
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I picked up this sportcoat a while back, but unfortunately I think it's just too long for me. If anybody can convince me otherwise, I'd appreciate it. I love the fabric and pattern and would love to hang on to it. Could I get it shortened without ruining it? Do I even need to get it shortened? Maybe it just needs adjustments at the sides, the skirt, and the sleeves and that will make it better?




My apologies for the crappy photos.
post #18114 of 27536
The body length is ok- a touch long, but still looks good. You definitely need to alter the sleeves.
post #18115 of 27536
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Originally Posted by bitesize View Post

I'm buying some Wolverine 1000 Miles in Brown and I want to get my first legit pair of denim to go with the boots and be usable in a wide variety of looks. I like a slimmer leg fit, living in Brooklyn and all, as long as it's not too extreme (and my slightly more muscular build makes it easy to go extreme there). Any suggestions? Either on brands/styles, or on NYC stores to visit?

I am always surprised at such infinitely open questions. There are a zillion brands of jeans. There are fewer styles but still many. If you are in BK, there are oodles of stores that sell jeans from big box to vintage to niche, etc.

Also, your budget.

If you are a true hipster, say Bushwick style, then you will get a pair from the used clothing lot.

If you are a current Billyburg hipster, then you will buy new stuff that fits the style of those who hit the dumpster.

Or if you just live elsewhere and like the look, that is fine.

Being muscular is very anti hipster. Playing an actual sport is against the rules, completely.

That being said, you can get skinnies that tuck in. I am guessing you would not want a flare/boot cut to cover but that is an option.

What I would not buy are slightly slim legs with non tapered opening. They will not cover or fit nicely inside.

But there is also the option to roll a jean cuff above the boot.

If you say which neighborhood, if you want to explore elsewhere(NYC has sooooooooooooooooooooooo many stores that want to take your money for jeans), budget and any other bits

to narrow it down, I can try to help you.

 

Also, are these the boots?

 

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/20591M/0/Mens/1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0

 

One look could be skinnies(or not quite skin tight but slim slim but with completely tapered opening) into the boots, nice fatty, quality sweater, probably turtle or mock. Good for winter and all.

post #18116 of 27536
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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

I picked up this sportcoat a while back, but unfortunately I think it's just too long for me. If anybody can convince me otherwise, I'd appreciate it. I love the fabric and pattern and would love to hang on to it. Could I get it shortened without ruining it? Do I even need to get it shortened? Maybe it just needs adjustments at the sides, the skirt, and the sleeves and that will make it better?


My apologies for the crappy photos.

You know, it does not look so out of proportion.

But yywwyy is obviously correct that the sleeves are terribly long.

I think that with those shortened, THEN the jacket length will also appear long.

Basically, the whole jacket is long, yeah?

There have been some threads about shortening jacket length, recently. Do a search if you like.

post #18117 of 27536
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Originally Posted by adamt View Post

Hi,

I have been giving the following Diesel jeans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

But am unsure what footwear would go best wit them?

 

Im a 27 year old man and usually were mid-blue denim jeans with dark brown boat shoes, but not too sure they will go well with thee jeans?

if not, what other footwear could i use?

 

i will be wearing these jeans with casual shirts, maybe a plain (gray/navy/black) sweater/cardigan too

 

will be fore evening and weekend casual wear, to the shops, to the pub/cinema/out with friends 

Is this a real question? With no specifics, you can wear so many types of shoes with jeans.

Now, how do they fit? They are Diesel so I assume these are there straight leg, regular fit type from the looks of it. Or are they a bit slim and straight with a somewhat narrow opening?

Boat shoes might not be great if the leg opening is too big. Doable, sure, but anything is doable if you like, no? You are a young dude so no worries about that.

If they are a nicely fitted pair, you can rock fashion sneakers, loafers, certain more formal shoes.

If the leg is wide, I think the range of matching is a bit less but a nice pair of boots will work. Yes, there are many variations of boots but that is sort of my point from the beginning. This is such a huge question.

Anyway, read and think of more specifics and ask more if you like.

post #18118 of 27536

Can anyone here provide a basic outline of sport coat color combinations, definitely trying to pick one out this weekend but I've never owned a proper sportcoat/blazer that didn't always match my trousers.

post #18119 of 27536
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Originally Posted by dena View Post

Can anyone here provide a basic outline of sport coat color combinations, definitely trying to pick one out this weekend but I've never owned a proper sportcoat/blazer that didn't always match my trousers.

 

Most sportcoats will go with mid-grey trousers - the whole blue blazer/sportscoat+grey trousers combination is a classic one.

post #18120 of 27536

I understand the constructional differences from Norwegian welt to Goodyear/Blake welt, but what are functional differences that set it apart? In other words, what are key characteristics of Norwegian welt that one chooses it over other styles, other than for an aesthetic reason?

 

When I google "Norwegian welt," the keyword is generally associated with hiking boots. Does Norwegian welt better suited for hiking boots?

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