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http://www.brooksbrothers.com/All-Cotton-Extra-Slim-Fit-Bold-Thin-and-Thin-Stripe-Luxury-Dress-Shirt/ME00605_____PRPL_16___35__,default,pd.html

 

Can I wear something like this with dark denim and a sports coat?
 

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

It's fine. The belt is there so you can cinch it if you want to.

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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

The waist of a suit need not be pinched. Just had to mention that.
Your raincoat fits okay. As a practical matter, I might prefer it were it a little longer (to protect my legs from the rain), but there's nothing particularly wrong with how it fits. Like cptjeff said, you can always belt it. If you don't intend to use the belt, but you still want it on the raincoat, you might want to sort of do it up, in back. Rather than just letting it hang.

Yeah, but if I clinch the belt, then it looks really weird. That's why I thought I should alter it. Notice how the back sticks out like I have a tail growing out of my bum.



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Hello all,
I was recently given this blazer as a gift. http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85424&vid=1&pid=428220002 of course I didn't get the trousers with it. At the same time I got http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=34724&vid=1&pid=762497012, can I par the two together with a solid grey shirt and shoes close to what is pictured?

My only other option is khakis and a pair of tan sperrys oxfords. I would like to wear the blazer if it works with either of those two. If you have a different shirt suggestion let me know. I appreciate any advise provided
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Yeah, but if I clinch the belt, then it looks really weird. That's why I thought I should alter it. Notice how the back sticks out like I have a tail growing out of my bum.

it does appear like butt implants!

you should fix that

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Yeah, that looks really weird.

OT but - Where are those pants from, acecow? I'm looking for a pair that color but the best ones I can find are the RRL chinos - I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.
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Thanks guys. The pants are from H&M. Around $20-30 I believe. I saw something similar there a few weeks ago, check it out. As a word of advice, their sizing is all over the place, so try at least 3 in your approximate size to choose the best fit.
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Looking at Club Monaco...according to their measurements I would be a small in their slim fit. I have a 41' chest. Is this right or am I misreading something? Is that the way CM sizes?
 

EDIT: Anyone wear Ben Sherman that can attest to their quality?


Edited by AmericanLion - 1/4/13 at 1:30am
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Which cloth do you think is a better value for my bespoke suit in midnight blue? They are only USD 40 apart. First photo is from Dormeuil, then H&S (the folded swatch), and finally VBC.





 

This will be my only bespoke suit for at least another year. I will probably wear it bi-weekly only. I have 2 other rtw, but ill-fitting, suits in black. I'm in a bit of a rush to get the suit out and haven't had time to read up in depth on fabrics. Just wondering if there was a general consensus which mill was better.


Repost cos I think it was missed!

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What do you guys use for an iron? Please don't show me some balling ass irons that cost $200.. I thought it would be cool to use a vintage steel one, bought it off ebay for $8. I've been using it but it's super harsh on my clothes and doesn't iron out some creases. I need a decent iron and good technique to use it.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Yeah, but if I clinch the belt, then it looks really weird. That's why I thought I should alter it. Notice how the back sticks out like I have a tail growing out of my bum.
Might be a good idea to either not use the belt, or at least not cinch it so snugly.

Can't say that I've ever had this problem with a raincoat, but as I've already mentioned, I prefer my raincoats to be somewhat longer than yours. The added length greatly minimizes the potential for such tail-growing problems.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

What do you guys use for an iron? Please don't show me some balling ass irons that cost $200.. I thought it would be cool to use a vintage steel one, bought it off ebay for $8. I've been using it but it's super harsh on my clothes and doesn't iron out some creases. I need a decent iron and good technique to use it.

I've got a nice Rowenta one. Make sure to get the Made in Germany ones. Cost around $90 I believe? I definitely think you should buy quality here if you spend any decent amount of time ironing. I do all of my ironing, mostly because I am OCD about how I want my shirts pressed, and realized very quickly that buying a decent iron made my life much easier.

Irons are a lot like cookwear--you want something heavy. A light iron won't hold enough heat to do an effective job. You also want it to be able to get sufficiently hot, and more importantly, to be able to produce lots of steam for a long time. If it only makes a couple of puffs before it has to reheat, that's no good.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I've got a nice Rowenta one. Make sure to get the Made in Germany ones. Cost around $90 I believe? I definitely think you should buy quality here if you spend any decent amount of time ironing. I do all of my ironing, mostly because I am OCD about how I want my shirts pressed, and realized very quickly that buying a decent iron made my life much easier.
Irons are a lot like cookwear--you want something heavy. A light iron won't hold enough heat to do an effective job. You also want it to be able to get sufficiently hot, and more importantly, to be able to produce lots of steam for a long time. If it only makes a couple of puffs before it has to reheat, that's no good.

Gotcha. I think steam is an integral thing that I'm missing with this vintage iron, which is also why it is so harsh on my clothes.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Gotcha. I think steam is an integral thing that I'm missing with this vintage iron, which is also why it is so harsh on my clothes.

Careful, you don't want to overly steam a structured garment, like a suit--you'll get rid of all the shape. But yeah, for cotton, steam is absolutely essential. Makes life much easier.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

What do you guys use for an iron?
I wonder whether a discussion of clothes irons mightn't be better served by a thread of its own, rather than inclusion in this thread...

Anyway, I use a Rowenta DW-8090. I'm satisfied with it.

I recall contributing to a discussion over on another site, within the past year, regarding irons. Let me see if I can dig up a link...

Found it. It was "What to look for in a clothes iron," and it's at http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?115695-What-to-look-for-in-a-clothes-iron . In my post there, I provided links to multiple other threads about which iron to buy - several of which are, in my opinion, superior to the originating thread itself. Anyway, might be of some value to you.
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Michael
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Great, thanks!
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