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post #18361 of 29141
Formalwear means tux and stuff- traditionally no belts. Try Trafalgar.
post #18362 of 29141

So there are some great deals to be had out there on SCs and Suits, however my question is, I am right at a 38R.  If I buy a 40R jacket (implying a good tailor) can it be tailored sufficiently to fit me well?

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I am right at a 38R.  If I buy a 40R jacket (implying a good tailor) can it be tailored sufficiently to fit me well?
Given sufficient money and sufficient tailoring skill, almost any downsize alteration is possible. But as a practical matter, it is almost always far wiser to buy the right size, than to buy the wrong size in the expectation that it can be altered to fit.

Yes, even when the right size is more difficult to find than is the wrong size.
post #18364 of 29141
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So there are some great deals to be had out there on SCs and Suits, however my question is, I am right at a 38R.  If I buy a 40R jacket (implying a good tailor) can it be tailored sufficiently to fit me well?


I have found that getting the right measurements, and not the numerical size of the SC is what's most important. Certain companies will label an SC a 38r, and its the same size as another company's 40r.

If you have to do too much tailoring, you're out more money than you're saving on those great deals.

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post #18365 of 29141
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post


I have found that getting the right measurements, and not the numerical size of the SC is what's most important. Certain companies will label an SC a 38r, and its the same size as another company's 40r.
If you have to do too much tailoring, you're out more money than you're saving on those great deals.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Given sufficient money and sufficient tailoring skill, almost any downsize alteration is possible. But as a practical matter, it is almost always far wiser to buy the right size, than to buy the wrong size in the expectation that it can be altered to fit.
Yes, even when the right size is more difficult to find than is the wrong size.

Thanks for the input!

post #18366 of 29141
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I have found that getting the right measurements, and not the numerical size of the SC is what's most important. Certain companies will label an SC a 38r, and its the same size as another company's 40r.

This. The tagged size is only useful to narrow it down. I have many jackets in both 38 and 40, long, regular, and short, and they all fit my measurements pretty closely. The measurements are what you want to go on.

For example, I have seen a 40R have shoulders range from 17" to 21"--that's a huge variation.
post #18367 of 29141
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Originally Posted by jastevenson View Post

Two questions...answers to either or both would be much appreciated! 


QUESTION 1:

A) If a tailor takes IN the waist on trousers (34 -> 32), can it be reversed in the future (32 -> 34), or is it permanent?

B) If a tailor takes OUT the waist on trousers (32 -> 34), can it be reversed in the future (34 -> 32), or is it permanent.


QUESTION 2:

Which is better:

A) Buy trousers with an ideal waist but baggy thighs (and have thighs taken in).

B) Buy trousers with ideal thighs ( andhave the waist taken in).


Thanks!! smile.gif

Both should be reservable so long as the tailor doesn't remove material (and they shouldn't). For B) make sure there is two inches of extra material available, might not be.

Having the waist taken in is relatively trivial. It's slightly more complicated to reduce the thighs. I'd go for B.
post #18368 of 29141
Minor Ebay ethics question: I purchased a pair of pants that was labeled "Khaki colored denim." They ended up being jean (five pocket) styled chinos, certainly not denim fabric. I haven't communicated with the seller yet, but is this a reasonable return?
post #18369 of 29141
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Minor Ebay ethics question: I purchased a pair of pants that was labeled "Khaki colored denim." They ended up being jean (five pocket) styled chinos, certainly not denim fabric. I haven't communicated with the seller yet, but is this a reasonable return?

To me, yes, but I believe in details. Since most people have no standards or ethics, you might be shot down.

Sort of halfway close to the statement made is felt to be equivalence. I just make the argument that when I agree to pay 100 and only 87 shows up how would they feel? Or maybe if I was paying 100 euros but I gave them 100 US dollars(assuming it is 2012) would details matter then?

I consider this seller error in which case they should pay return shipping as well.

I assume returns are to be paid by the buyer and this seller would expect that at least.

post #18370 of 29141

Does anyone know of a good place to get a suit altered in/around Portland, ME? A lot of the obvious choices that turn up in a google search get terrible reviews, and I'm reluctant to take a suit to someone who only has lots of experience hemming prom dresses and replacing zippers.

post #18371 of 29141
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Which shoes? Shoes in the first picture are Top-Siders. It wouldn't be uncommon to see a few people in fraternities at my school wearing something similar.  As for the suit, I know something a little less casual is in order. Those are just desert boots.

I realize that this is very late, but unless you are physically on a boat, Top-Siders are inappropriate with anything other than shorts. They just look bad. They make you look like a frat star, especially if you wear them with chinos. Don't do that to yourself.

 

EDIT: The khaki-colored denim question is clearly a return, unless you want to keep the pants. If you were promised khaki-colored kevlar and got cotton twill, you would return it, no?

post #18372 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Chase Hawisher View Post

I realize that this is very late, but unless you are physically on a boat, Top-Siders are inappropriate with anything other than shorts. They just look bad. They make you look like a frat star, especially if you wear them with chinos. Don't do that to yourself.

I disagree with this but to each their own.
post #18373 of 29141

I may be prejudiced. I'm at college, and live next to frat court, and Top-Siders are just about the only shoe the fraternity members wear. It's incredibly annoying.

post #18374 of 29141
The shoes suck, and if you wear them without socks they start to smell really quickly.

If you want a pair of loafers invest in a decent pair. think AE.

I wear loafers when I fly, obviously with socks but it makes the security bs easier.
post #18375 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Chase Hawisher View Post

I may be prejudiced. I'm at college, and live next to frat court, and Top-Siders are just about the only shoe the fraternity members wear. It's incredibly annoying.

You're in college, what shoes someone else is wearing should be about the least of your concerns. Go out and have some fun, do something stupid.
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