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post #18586 of 27575

Hello all:

 

I just purchased a custom made suit and when the final product came, I noticed a slight difference between the way the darts on the front end.  On the left (first picture), the dart comes apart in a noticeable V, while the one on the right (2nd picture) finishes cleanly.  Something that is not apparent because the photos are taken head-on with flash is that the one of the left also puffs up ever so slightly because there is loose fabric around the top.  I mentioned this to the tailor and he said that it just requires ironing, but no matter how much pressing I do, it does not go away.  This is my first custom suit and the first suit I've bought since college 10 years ago so I'm by no means an expert on this.  My question is:

 

1. Is this a defect?  Should I go back to the tailor to have him fix it?

2. What is involved in fixing something?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice

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post #18587 of 27575

Has anyone looked at the new mens shoes from Saks? They are made in Italy, look to be high quality and are priced at $300. The salesperson said their motivation was to produce an in house product that competes with Alden/AE but with more continental looks. It looks to me that they may well have done that. He did not know who was making them.

post #18588 of 27575
What is the general rule of thumb for how many inches of a shift cuffs should be showing below a blazer when standing with arms down?
post #18589 of 27575

.25 to .5
 

post #18590 of 27575

Is that with arms at a natural curl like you're at attention, or with arms perfectly straight?

post #18591 of 27575
lol natural hang, with your well-fitting jacket sleeve unwrinkled.
post #18592 of 27575
Why is black considered a poor choice for men's classic clothing because it looks too severe, but is acceptable and common in high end women's wear?
post #18593 of 27575
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

Why is black considered a poor choice for men's classic clothing because it looks too severe, but is acceptable and common in high end women's wear?

This is a men's clothing forum. Women are a different species altogether. We can't possibly be expected to understand their mysterious ways.
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

Has anyone looked at the new mens shoes from Saks? They are made in Italy, look to be high quality and are priced at $300. The salesperson said their motivation was to produce an in house product that competes with Alden/AE but with more continental looks. It looks to me that they may well have done that. He did not know who was making them.

I actually saw those recently. I was not impressed. I have no source on this but it is my belief that those "Made in Italy" shoes are actually made in China but have a final polish in Italy which allows them to qualify as "Made in Italy." Yes, the style is nice, but the construction is lacking. Just my thoughts.

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Originally Posted by daxvex View Post

Hello all:



 



I just purchased a custom made suit and when the final product came, I noticed a slight difference between the way the darts on the front end.  On the left (first picture), the dart comes apart in a noticeable V, while the one on the right (2nd picture) finishes cleanly...[/URL]


How much did you pay for this? Less than $1k it's acceptable. More than $1k go back and ask for it to be fixed.
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

Why is black considered a poor choice for men's classic clothing because it looks too severe, but is acceptable and common in high end women's wear?

Also, your coffee stinks.
post #18595 of 27575
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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.

Meermin is not made by Carmina. While the owners share a surname they are not related; there's a review on Meermin by a blog I can't remember the name of that has explained this.
post #18596 of 27575
Are the pants too long and the jacket too tight or it's just me

post #18597 of 27575
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Originally Posted by tim_horton View Post

Why is black considered a poor choice for men's classic clothing because it looks too severe, but is acceptable and common in high end women's wear?

 

It is in general an uninspired, totalizing choice whether on a man or woman. (Audrey Hepburn excepted) It is common in high end because people retreat to its perceived safety and, presumably, the "slimming" idea.

 

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Are the pants too long and the jacket too tight or it's just me

 

Speaking of which...

 

The man has good business acumen but no taste. Where to start? The pointy shoes? The open shirt worn with a full suit? The low-riding/excess shirt cuff? The unbuttoned and flared sleeves? This looks like some weird nod to the '70s inflected through the lens of modern stupidity

post #18598 of 27575
Express is having a 50% off sale is a suit worth buying for 210? Jacket and Trousers?
post #18599 of 27575
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Originally Posted by AmericanLion View Post

Express is having a 50% off sale is a suit worth buying for 210? Jacket and Trousers?

No. No a thousand times over. For that price, you can easily find something infinitely better used or simply better new on eBay.

The second you purchase something better...and you will...that Express suit will be worn zero to never times a week.
post #18600 of 27575
Thanks I will just save my monies! I'm a poor college kid and if there is a better option I would rather do that. Plus I'm in a transition state where I'm becoming more aware of style so I really need to get some basics in my closet. Reading a lot of stuff over at effortless gent on getting started off as well as here
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