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post #19921 of 28352
How about these chukkas?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/329341/drop-barrett-chukka-boots-uk-8-5-us-9-5-crepe-soles/0_20

Never heard of the make before.
post #19922 of 28352

Can a tailor increase the waist size of my trousers by 1 inch without making it look altered? I need my size 30 pants to be increased to 31

post #19923 of 28352
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Can a tailor increase the waist size of my trousers by 1 inch without making it look altered? I need my size 30 pants to be increased to 31


Provided the pant have enough fabric available to let out.  I don't know about whether they will look altered though.  That's a tough one.  It may be dependent on the available fabric in the pants and the skill of the tailor. 

post #19924 of 28352
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Why do you need so many credit cards? Why not try slimming down your wallet which will also slim down the bulge in your pocket?

Driving Licence, ATM card, insurance card, AAA card .... That's all I need to carry on a daily basis

I have too much baggage I guess....

post #19925 of 28352

I am looking for a burberry "kerfield" coat in the mist grey, size 38. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290836879678?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

I should have jumped on that one but it sold out before I could manage. If anyone knows where I might find one, PLEASE PM me!!! 

 

Also, apologies if this is not the appropriate forum/thread.

post #19926 of 28352

I need a suit for professional purposes. I'm looking for a modern fitting suit, for a slim person with an athletic build. What colour and brand would you recommend, and where would I get it in Toronto? Price needs to be below $1000.

post #19927 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Commando3200 View Post

I need a suit for professional purposes. I'm looking for a modern fitting suit, for a slim person with an athletic build. What colour and brand would you recommend, and where would I get it in Toronto? Price needs to be below $1000.
I am starting to feel like a shill for these guys, but suit supply has got your number. Good construction, decent materials, solid price, modern fit. Go grey or navy.
Other option, brooks brothers.
post #19928 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Commando3200 View Post

I need a suit for professional purposes. I'm looking for a modern fitting suit, for a slim person with an athletic build. What colour and brand would you recommend, and where would I get it in Toronto? Price needs to be below $1000

 

Harry Rosen outlet in Missisauga is having a sale 'till Sunday. You'll see suits there for 6 or 7 hundred.

post #19929 of 28352
Or Harry Rosen MTM I think?
post #19930 of 28352

I'll check out Suit Supply.

 

Harry Rosen MTM below $1000? If so sign me up!
 

post #19931 of 28352

What are some basic rules or guidelines I can take into consideration when judging the quality of an item?

 

I'm slowly expanding my knowledge of clothing and dress by learning new terms, brands, and guidelines for wearing and buying clothing. However, there is no definitive guide out there that offers a holistic approach, or introduction, to the world of dressing well. I also don't have any guidance in real life, seeing as my family and friends don't care to dress this way. Therefore, it makes it a hassle for me when I'm out shopping in thrift stores, looking for clothing to buy and wear.

 

Maybe there's a list of good brands/clothing material I should keep my eye on? So far, I'm avoiding mostly everything which contains mixed material (i.e. polymers - however I'm not sure with suits seeing as they're built differently from shirts, pants, etc).

 

 

SORRY this is a large post. The search function isn't helping me out here, though.

post #19932 of 28352
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Originally Posted by pskusa View Post

What are some basic rules or guidelines I can take into consideration when judging the quality of an item?

I'm slowly expanding my knowledge of clothing and dress by learning new terms, brands, and guidelines for wearing and buying clothing. However, there is no definitive guide out there that offers a holistic approach, or introduction, to the world of dressing well. I also don't have any guidance in real life, seeing as my family and friends don't care to dress this way. Therefore, it makes it a hassle for me when I'm out shopping in thrift stores, looking for clothing to buy and wear.

Maybe there's a list of good brands/clothing material I should keep my eye on? So far, I'm avoiding mostly everything which contains mixed material (i.e. polymers - however I'm not sure with suits seeing as they're built differently from shirts, pants, etc).


SORRY this is a large post. The search function isn't helping me out here, though.

Search for things like "shirt quality", "shoe quality" or "suit quality", because different garments are made differently, so the things that allow you to judge quality are different.

It's much, much easier to help somebody if they have a specific question. The answer you're asking for could take a book.

Sticking to natural fibers is a good first step. Though when you're looking in thrift stores, the key is fit. Don't buy nice stuff that doesn't fit, and it's fine to buy stuff that's not as nice that fits really well.
post #19933 of 28352
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Search for things like "shirt quality", "shoe quality" or "suit quality", because different garments are made differently, so the things that allow you to judge quality are different.

It's much, much easier to help somebody if they have a specific question. The answer you're asking for could take a book.

Sticking to natural fibers is a good first step. Though when you're looking in thrift stores, the key is fit. Don't buy nice stuff that doesn't fit, and it's fine to buy stuff that's not as nice that fits really well.

Thanks for the response. Yes, I should have been more specific :P perhaps what I was aiming for was just an overall introduction to this realm of men's fashion.

 

 

However, I've gotten a good kickstart from reading R. Smith's "Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress". Probably not an authoritative document, but it sure is helping!

When I shop through thrift stores, what peaks my attention (although I haven't been around to many yet, I only recently began) are those "rare" items I see (BB, RLPL) but do not fit in. I think, "Do I buy it? Resell it later?" There's quite a bit to wonder about.

post #19934 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Commando3200 View Post

I'll check out Suit Supply.

 

Harry Rosen MTM below $1000? If so sign me up!
 

Coppley MTM starting at $895 right now.

post #19935 of 28352
Pretty much what was already said. My method of judging clothing comes to three rules, fit (see above), material (natural vs synthetic, thread count ect) construction (was it sewn or glued? Does the stitching look consistent? Are there loose threads? Ect). Everything else sort of comes as a bonus.
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Originally Posted by pskusa View Post

What are some basic rules or guidelines I can take into consideration when judging the quality of an item?

I'm slowly expanding my knowledge of clothing and dress by learning new terms, brands, and guidelines for wearing and buying clothing. However, there is no definitive guide out there that offers a holistic approach, or introduction, to the world of dressing well. I also don't have any guidance in real life, seeing as my family and friends don't care to dress this way. Therefore, it makes it a hassle for me when I'm out shopping in thrift stores, looking for clothing to buy and wear.

Maybe there's a list of good brands/clothing material I should keep my eye on? So far, I'm avoiding mostly everything which contains mixed material (i.e. polymers - however I'm not sure with suits seeing as they're built differently from shirts, pants, etc).


SORRY this is a large post. The search function isn't helping me out here, though.
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