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I bought a car coat off the rack and it fits okay but could be a bit more slim for a more modern look. Around how much cost am I looking at for alterations?
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Grenadine?

700

 

Not Grenadine?

700

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How is the fit on Cordings shirts? They're having a 3 for £120 sale now

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Any suggestions on where a broke student could find some grey flannel pants? BB at retail is out of my price range. The ones I've seen on ebay aren't my size (32x33/34).

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Thanks, but "why" is not the issue (I know why they look like they do) , I am most interested if you would walk around in such shoes considering the look...
They are Carminia cordovan and have been worn at least 10-15 times....

 

The difference is quite noticeable in the photos, but of course you have focused the images specifically on the shoes.  I think it would probably be noticeable in person -- certainly so to SF-types; not as much to casual passers-by.  Whether this bothers you is a completely different question.

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Any suggestions on where a broke student could find some grey flannel pants? BB at retail is out of my price range. The ones I've seen on ebay aren't my size (32x33/34).

Flannel pants are really hard to find at a low(ish) price. Finding your size might be even harder, unless you find them with an unfinished hem. I have been looking for flannel pants for a while, with little luck unless I want to pay around $200 which is admittedly not feasible right now. Keep looking on the Bay, as I think that's your best bet.
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as a follow up to my earlier question, is there an sf approved linen retailer (preferrably brick and mortar in chicago , or online)?  shopping for an outfit for a wedding in february in the caribbean.

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I have several pairs of flat front everyday type trousers, a couple pairs that I recently purchased I had done with cuff. When they get home from the cleaners they have finished them with a fold along the seat as opposed to along a crease line that a pleated pant would have. I looked at this cuff all day and it is so sloppy it just pissed me off. Any ideas? Should I ask my dry cleaners to finish/fold differently? Thanks in advance, RCC.

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as a follow up to my earlier question, is there an sf approved linen retailer (preferrably brick and mortar in chicago , or online)?  shopping for an outfit for a wedding in february in the caribbean.

Check to see if Howard Yount has anything left.
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I have several pairs of flat front everyday type trousers, a couple pairs that I recently purchased I had done with cuff. When they get home from the cleaners they have finished them with a fold along the seat as opposed to along a crease line that a pleated pant would have. I looked at this cuff all day and it is so sloppy it just pissed me off. Any ideas? Should I ask my dry cleaners to finish/fold differently? Thanks in advance, RCC.

hate to say it, but you should probably find a new dry cleaner.

i have thankfully never had that happen to me, but i have seen it happen to my brother, who uses a different dry cleaned than i do. you can bring them the pants, and remind them every time to crease them like dress pants, not casual pants, and that you want a crease going down the front of the leg. they will probably do it right if you tell them every time, but a dry cleaner that cant figure that out on its own is suspect in my opinion.

in better news, its highly unlikely that the pants are ruined, just in need of a new press.

good luck. smile.gif
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I have several pairs of flat front everyday type trousers, a couple pairs that I recently purchased I had done with cuff. When they get home from the cleaners they have finished them with a fold along the seat as opposed to along a crease line that a pleated pant would have. I looked at this cuff all day and it is so sloppy it just pissed me off. Any ideas? Should I ask my dry cleaners to finish/fold differently? Thanks in advance, RCC.

hate to say it, but you should probably find a new dry cleaner.

i have thankfully never had that happen to me, but i have seen it happen to my brother, who uses a different dry cleaned than i do. you can bring them the pants, and remind them every time to crease them like dress pants, not casual pants, and that you want a crease going down the front of the leg. they will probably do it right if you tell them every time, but a dry cleaner that cant figure that out on its own is suspect in my opinion.

 

 

Thanks Stitchy!! My guy is solid, I will talk to him, thank you again.

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no probs, it was my pleasure.

hope it all works out ok.
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Thanks IrateCustomer!
 

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Hello, I just want to post this here too, in case anyone else is reading. I make a thread in Men's Clothing looking for any recommended suit brand with 8-10" drop (big chest but narrow waist), I can spend $1000 a suit maybe. Possibly this called European Cut, I hear? Any one able to help? Thank you.

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Hello, I just want to post this here too, in case anyone else is reading. I make a thread in Men's Clothing looking for any recommended suit brand with 8-10" drop (big chest but narrow waist), I can spend $1000 a suit maybe. Possibly this called European Cut, I hear? Any one able to help? Thank you.

I believe "European cut" refers to overseas makers typically have a slimmer, more fitted silhouette compared to a traditional, boxier "American cut".  At that price point, you may want to look into MTM.  Caruso has a few offerings with drop 8 iirc.  If you are content with skinnier lapels, BB Fitzgerald or Regent suits might fit the bill.   

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