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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Well, Meermin is made by Carmina. I would say Crockett & Jones is a step up and I would even go as far to say Alden is a small step up as well. Any of those you mention would be good if you like the styling. Also look into Church and Cheaney.

+1 on Alden. I am a fan, especially of their shell cordovan leather.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Need to get a few alterations to a navy blazer I got and looking at around how much these things will/should cost:
1) Shortening the sleeves
2) Changing the buttons to brown horn

Shortening the sleeve from the wrist about $10 per sleeve. From the shoulder can be much more expensive.

Replacing the buttons themselves only about a dollar or two per button. The cost to purchase the buttons varies depending on source.

EDIT - When I replace buttons I always ask the tailor to "double button" those buttons I'll be buttoning on a regular basis. So for example, on my overcoat I have the front buttons attached to smaller buttons on the back. I find that this offers greater strength and makes it less likely the button will come loose at some point in the future, while also putting less stress on the fabric itself. Actually, I have no idea if that's true but I like to think it is.

In this instance I sewed the new buttons on myself, but you get the idea.

Frontal

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Backal

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Do you think the lapels on this jacket look dated?

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Not at all.
post #18574 of 29118
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Originally Posted by OlenWeaver View Post

How does this shirt fit? It feels just a little snug around the midsection, but I think it looks OK there so I'm not sure. Are the sleeves a bit too long?

I like the way it looks on you. It's darted in the back. That's why it feels snug. Sleeves are good. You will appreicate the length when you wear a jacket.
post #18575 of 29118
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Originally Posted by jcriswel View Post

Do you think the lapels on this jacket look dated?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not at all.

Thanks for the opinion. I think "eighties" when I see wide lapels and large mouth, low hanging gorges. It's has a 3-2 button stance and the owner made the mistake of buttoning the top button. It probably would look better if the middle button was buttoned instead. I can't see how the lapels roll, if at all. Perhaps that would improve with pressing. Again, something bothers me about those lapels. They don't look contemporary like some of the more current jacket styles.
Edited by jcriswel - 11/21/12 at 1:55pm
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not at all.

Agreed, especially if you only button the middle button and let it roll.
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Edited by jrd617 - 11/21/12 at 1:58pm
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The PRL Custom Fit shirts in M fit me perfectly otr except the sleeves are about 1.5/2 inches too short (6'1). Anyone know of any alternatives?

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Originally Posted by cidr View Post

The PRL Custom Fit shirts in M fit me perfectly otr except the sleeves are about 1.5/2 inches too short (6'1). Anyone know of any alternatives?

PRL makes long length sleeves (34-35)
post #18580 of 29118
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


PRL makes long length sleeves (34-35)

 

Mine are 2 years old, maybe they're longer now? Website says 33-34 for M, which sounds about right since I'm normally 35/36.

post #18581 of 29118
Anyone know of a suit similar to this one, but in the <$1K range?

Also an ID on similar shoes would be great too.
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^ Crockett and Jones has a couple brown laceups with dainite soles like that.
post #18583 of 29118
That *brioni coat up there looks like it's been altered shorter. Really awkward looking!
Edited by yywwyy - 11/21/12 at 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


You can wear anything with these except a suit. Others will tell you you can wear them with a suit, but don't.

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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

That *brioni coat up there looks like it's been altered shorter. Really awkward looking!

It has! Thanks for noticing. The label says the size is a Euro 52R. The length is 29" from BOC. In my experience, a Euro 52R has a length of 31" from BOC or more. That means the previous owner cut 2" off the bottom (a big alteration). The button stance and everything is thrown off when this is done. I agree. It looks awkward.
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