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post #18616 of 28512
^ Generally, a navy suit will be made of a very smooth worsted material while a blazer will have more texture and is often made from a more woolen cloth.
post #18617 of 28512
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I just got a jacket from indochino. Overall it is flattering but I have a small "X" on the button. I could live with that but the jacket bottom (when buttoned) pulls apart on the bottom and shows a bit of shirt.
Can tailoring fix that? Will an inch of extra room at the buttoning point fix that or does it require a different alteration?
It sounds like your jacket has "open quarters". This is not a flaw and many consider it desirable. I do not believe it can be easily changed.
post #18618 of 28512
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Fabric and buttons.

What exactly are the differences in buttons between a sportcoat and suit jacket?

Suits should really have buttons that match the colour of the cloth (dyed horn or plastic). Odd jackets generally have (but don't have to have) contrasting buttons, or ones made of other materials like leather, metal or mother of pearl. You will see the former rule ignored frequently on SF, which is fine for more casual suits and blazersuits.
post #18619 of 28512

Hello, new here.

 

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but what are the rules regarding darts and men's shirts and jackets? Should men's jackets, odd blazers, feature darts?

 

Thanks fella's.

post #18620 of 28512
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True but what about if it's a navy blazer but without gold buttons? How would you be able to tell the difference between that and a suit jacket?

If in doubt, avoid it I'd say. Or post a picture here, you'd soon gather enough opinions to form a judgement.
post #18621 of 28512
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True but what about if it's a navy blazer but without gold buttons? How would you be able to tell the difference between that and a suit jacket?

I'd change the buttons to gold or brown horn (I prefer the latter). In fact thats what I did with mine. If you don't want to, I wouldn't wear it as an odd jacket since it will look like an orphaned suit jacket.

Another difference between suit and sport coat is that the latter can have 2 or 3 patch pockets, making it casual. You don't want to have patch pockets on suits.
post #18622 of 28512

Hello guys,

 

I'm new to this forum and have a quick question. I just bought this new RTW suit and had it tailored at several points. However, I have quite developed shoulder blades and the jacked fits too tight around the upper back. Do you think it would help if I let the center seam out? Or is there maybe another way to fix this. (I've checked and there is approx 1'' allowance left in the center seam). Thanks in advance.

 

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post #18623 of 28512

Seems like something should be done. I recommend asking here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/2175
 

post #18624 of 28512

 Hello all.  After trying on several blazers/sport coats at places like BB Outlet, BR, JCrew, and Dillards, I am looking at ordering something on ebay.  I've had good luck getting gently used Allen Edmonds on ebay, so I figure I'd try my luck at jackets.  I am new to formal wear.  I own a unknown brand MTM suit that I spent $500 on 8 years ago, have worn 4-5 times, but is very baggy everywhere and will probably get sold.  I also own an Express suit that I paid $150 for that fits well (44r) except the shoulders are tight. 

 

 And that brings me to my question.  I have an athletic build (Crossfiter).  My chest measuers 44" but my shoulders are too big for 44R coats.  My deltoids push out the material and I feel like I could rip the upper back out of most coats.  So, I am looking at 46r coats, but so far they all fit huge in the body, especially waist area as I have a 34" waist. 

 

 Question: which brands have the slimmet fit/most drop?  I almost bid on a Jack Victor but found a thread on here saying they were pretty loose fitting.  I havent found much else on the forum as far at RTW brands.  I am currently "watching" Canali, Zenga, Hickey Freeman, LRL, and Hugo Boss jackets on ebay, all size 46R.  Thoughts?

 

thanks

post #18625 of 28512
If you have an extreme V to the upper body then you are not going to find a good fit OTR.
post #18626 of 28512
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Originally Posted by mp906 View Post

 Hello all.  After trying on several blazers/sport coats at places like BB Outlet, BR, JCrew, and Dillards, I am looking at ordering something on ebay.  I've had good luck getting gently used Allen Edmonds on ebay, so I figure I'd try my luck at jackets.  I am new to formal wear.  I own a unknown brand MTM suit that I spent $500 on 8 years ago, have worn 4-5 times, but is very baggy everywhere and will probably get sold.  I also own an Express suit that I paid $150 for that fits well (44r) except the shoulders are tight. 

 And that brings me to my question.  I have an athletic build (Crossfiter).  My chest measuers 44" but my shoulders are too big for 44R coats.  My deltoids push out the material and I feel like I could rip the upper back out of most coats.  So, I am looking at 46r coats, but so far they all fit huge in the body, especially waist area as I have a 34" waist. 

 Question: which brands have the slimmet fit/most drop?  I almost bid on a Jack Victor but found a thread on here saying they were pretty loose fitting.  I havent found much else on the forum as far at RTW brands.  I am currently "watching" Canali, Zenga, Hickey Freeman, LRL, and Hugo Boss jackets on ebay, all size 46R.  Thoughts?

thanks

Try Ralph Lauren Black Label- probably one of the largest drops OTR. Find them at barneys on sale, but they're still costly.
post #18627 of 28512

Thanks!

 

I am not a bodybuilder and do not consider my physique "extreme" by any means, so I was really hoping to find something OTR and have it tailored.  Around my shoulders I measure 52", just above nipple line is 44" and just above naval is 34".  I dont think I look far different in the torso than most of the models that these companies use! 

 

I was thinking Italian stuff maybe since Americans cater to the overweight market?

 

I messaged this seller and they said the jacket is pulled in the middle to make the picture look better, lol.  I might try it anyways. 

 

  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261125872914?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

post #18628 of 28512
Hey everyone. Just a quick question about leather jackets (the search function is not working very well and I couldn't find a more relevant thread I'm afraid, so I apologize for the possible off-topic).
What do you guys think of the quality of Corneliani leather jackets? I know Corneliani is well regarded when it comes to suits but I couldn't find any relevant information on its leather jackets... Iam specifically interested in the Corneliani ID brand (which as I understand is more fashion-forward but compromises on quality. Don't know whether there are leather jackets on the mainline though)
Thanks in advance for you input and thoughts!
post #18629 of 28512

Hello everyone, I'm new here. I got this coat from my brother and I have no idea whatsoever what kind of shoes/boots I should pair it with (nothing formal/dressy). Could someone provide some example? Thanks! Pictures here (please disregard what I was wearing).

post #18630 of 28512
A friend of mine is looking for a winter boot and this is what he wants to buy, would you guys recommend it?

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