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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Navy velvet would be marginally better. Still not good, but somewhat less bad.
I suppose you could wear it without violating the non-existent dress code. And unless yours is a rather odd workplace, it's likely to be way better than wearing a green velvet jacket to work.
But most of the time, I'd find it to be a moderately weak choice. Not actually a terrible choice - since I could see how someone might maintain that wearing any blazer or sportcoat is better than wearing none at all. But a choice not quite as good as various other types of blazers or sportcoats. Since a corduroy jacket is about the most casual type of jacket. So, it's a less business appropriate choice, even though I acknowledge that "business appropriate" is a very difficult thing to pin down, when so many workplaces - including the one in question - don't have a dress code (either a formal one, or one which is well understood without having to be explicitly stated).
And really, given that in so many of today's workplaces anything better than jeans and a polo shirt constitutes "dressing up," isn't it silly to worry about which blazers register higher than others in the formality hierarchy? Maybe. (No, I don't think it's silly, but I bet to some medieval scholars it didn't seem silly to contemplate how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.)
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Michael

Well ofcourse I don't intend to wear a velvet blazer or a velvet suit to go to work. I asked so just because I was wondering that whether it is appropriate that I can wear a velvet blazer to go out in daytime, for example, go for lunch with some frriends :) Now I think can only wear my velvet blazer to go for dinner :D

 

Yes my office may be an odd office in almost people's eyes here. But since I live in a third - world country, there is no dress - code in my firm, even it's a large state company. If I can wear a blouson or jeans and peacoat to go to work, I will wear a corduroy blazer to go to work without hesitance :D

 

P/S: I really prefer dressing a "businuess" suit and a dressy tie to wearing any other clothing like peatcoat, jeans or other type of jacket. But If I did so, I would become an odd white collar worker in my office :D


Edited by azumi - 1/13/13 at 11:56pm
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Is John Smedley still the sweater brand to buy in the segment around 100€-120€ (that's the ebay price)?
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Has HSM ever made anything but men's clothing?

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I often wear OCBDs and throw a sweater over, so I'm asking if I should show shirt cuff also in that situation?

 

 

There is no cuff rule with sweaters that I am aware of.  I regularly wear dress shirts under a sweater and I think it depends on the cuff of the sweater.  Unless you have all of your sweaters custom made you will have varying lengths and cuff styles to work with.  If the shirt cuff is going to show under a sweater cuff I try to make it a uniform 1/4".  If the sweater covers the shirt cuffs I don't force it.  I'd call it on a case-by-case basis.

Good luck!
 


Edited by AmericanGent - 1/14/13 at 7:20am
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Hi all thumbs-up.gif

 

I have a question in relation to MTM suits. If I have a 38" chest, roughly how many inches should I add to get a well fitting suit jacket chest measurement?

 

Thanks!


Edited by oman112 - 1/14/13 at 7:13am
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Hi all thumbs-up.gif

I have a question in relation to MTM suits. If I have a 38" chest, roughly how many inches should I add to get a well fitting suit jacket chest measurement?

Thanks!

Clearances should be the tailor's job, not yours. Don't force a tailor let them make the call.
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Clearances should be the tailor's job, not yours. Don't force a tailor let them make the call.

 

Thanks Patrick. This is for an Indochino suit, so a tailor will not really be involved. Based on my 38" chest measurement, they gave me a jacket that is 41.5" around the chest, which is a little too tight. I was asking more from a knowledge perspective.

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Basically the answer depends on the style of the cut. There is no rule, some tailors prefer more, some less.
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Basically the answer depends on the style of the cut. There is no rule, some tailors prefer more, some less.

+1. 3-4" is pretty standard though, so that is well within the realm of reason.
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Is there a name for a wool overcoat with fur-faced lapels?
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Astrakhan coat.
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Has anyone tried the Mr. B's line (from Aldo) Chastin shoes? They look like white bucks and are on sale right now...have a leather sole too...not sure about the brand or this shoe from them in particular...google mr. b chastin and you can find it...in class right now so I can't get too distracted looking for the link.

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Okay, another quickie - is there ever a reason to have the DB buttons on a suit not be ornamental besides some lingering OCD desire to have them do something?
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I am planning on getting the Men's Authentic Pea Coat from Sterlingwear but i cant decide between getting the form fitting jacket or sizing up as I don't know how tight the form fitting jacket is going to be. I am planning on wearing light sweaters and t-shirts underneath this coat and on certain events a suit and a shirt as well. So with this information should I get a form fitting jacket or the bigger version?

 

Also they asked me to take a jacket that fits me well and measure the length from the top edge to the bottom edge of the jacket. Unfortunately I don't own jackets that fits met well in terms of length so i was wondering if there is any other way of me measuring the length?

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Astrakhan coat.

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