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post #20461 of 28661
I didn't realize Belvest made such crappy suits. i suppose they must have different lines.
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

I didn't realize Belvest made such crappy suits. i suppose they must have different lines.

Yeah, Belvest makes some very nice stuff from what I understand--granted I don't own any of it, but it's always referred to in the top tier of manufacturers.

But yeah, this suit looks bad. I can't tell if it's some diffusion line, some different model they have, or if they pinned it up weird on the model. Regardless, it looks bad. It's probably made well, but that doesn't help if it looks bad.
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

I didn't realize Belvest made such crappy suits. i suppose they must have different lines.

I don't think Belvest makes crappy suits at all.  Just because the fit is approaching Thom Browne-levels of ridiculousness in that photograph doesn't mean the tux is bad quality.  They should have picked someone shorter for the photo.  I have one Belvest sportcoat and am very pleased with its quality.  

 

It often amazes me how terrible sites like Gilt and MyHabit are able to make the suits they sell look.   They recently had a sale on Cesare Attolini's where they managed to make nearly ever suit look awful IMO.

post #20464 of 28661
Anyone have any ideas where I could find this cardigan? The post says JCrew but it's obviously a few seasons old. Anything similar out there?
http://tsbmen.com/7986/shorts-dressed-up-down-featuring-townsend-smith/3/

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Originally Posted by osu1994 View Post

New the site, had a quick question for everyone...the advice is much appreciated!  

I have a business casual dress requirement for an interview.  I was wondering what colors (shirt/tie/pants) would work with a brown/tan blazer like the one in the link below.  How would a sweater look with a shirt/tie and coat?     http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_297868



Thanks again for the help.

I would try a white, blue, or lavender shirt with a blue tie, maybe a navy grenadine. If you haven't bought the jacket already, don't.
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I'm looking at getting my first summer suit commissioned, I have a nice wool/linen 50/50 picked out in a light navy color. I was wondering if I should get the jacket fully lined or half lined? I work in NYC so some summer days can get pretty brutal and my initial impression was half lined, but after doing some research I've read conflicting reports on fully lined vs half lined especially in regards to linen/linen blends. Any help is appreciated.

post #20467 of 28661
Anyone know if this Oliver Spencer jacket can still be had anywhere?

https://vendingmachineonline.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/oliver-spencer-mens-wool-guard-coat/

I am in love...
post #20468 of 28661
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Originally Posted by JohnnyGalt View Post

I'm looking at getting my first summer suit commissioned, I have a nice wool/linen 50/50 picked out in a light navy color. I was wondering if I should get the jacket fully lined or half lined? I work in NYC so some summer days can get pretty brutal and my initial impression was half lined, but after doing some research I've read conflicting reports on fully lined vs half lined especially in regards to linen/linen blends. Any help is appreciated.

I would say half lined. NYC summers can be brutal (I would know) and with linen the most important place to be lined is the sleeves. Embrace the wrinkles in the tail, which will be there regardless, although maybe slightly less so if it is fully lined. But wrinkles are part of the wonder of linen.
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I want to know if peak lapels are acceptable on tall (6'3") heavy-set men (54L/54XL), or if I should stick with the standard notch lapels.

post #20470 of 28661
You should buy
fresco or somesuch
openweave fabric
for the hottest
summer days
in Manhattan;
because linen
(although beautiful)
wears hotter than
one might think.
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I would say half lined. NYC summers can be brutal (I would know) and with linen the most important place to be lined is the sleeves. Embrace the wrinkles in the tail, which will be there regardless, although maybe slightly less so if it is fully lined. But wrinkles are part of the wonder of linen.

 

I have three linen suits.  They crease like a bitch in no time at all.  Then you take the choice whether today is a day you want to look pressed and neat for an hour, or to just "embrace the wrinkles" as you put it.

 

I would also say half lined, although another factor is that linen, depending on type, can be quite transparent in a single layer in the light, so if you're wearing an odd jacket in a very light linen, it might look strange at the bottom when the sun catches you.  Also, because of the creasing and softness, it's inherently casual.  I wear my suits for all kinds of meetings, and offset the casual look by having all of them made up as three pieces, so I have the option of the inherent formality that way, albeit in a very summery look..  

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Anyone know who produce Saint Crispin shoes?

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Er...St Crispin.  Their factory, I believe, is in Romania.  I understand it's theirs, rather than a generic supplier to different brands.

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I was wondering if I could get someone's advice on tailoring pants.

I did search, but I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer cause my inquiry seems a bit too specific (I'm really picky shog[1].gif)

I need some wool trousers for my internship this summer, and I had a couple questions.

I'm a really skinny asian college student, and so most of the pants I've found don't seem to fit me as slim as I want.
I'm looking for something with a 32 in waist, 10-10.5 inch rise, 11-11.5 inch thighs, a 7-7.5 inch opening, and 100% wool under $150 a piece. I know my measurements are a little weird, specially for the waist size, but I have a naturally thick waist (bone structure I guess), even though I'm pretty lean.

I know that my measurements aren't something I can easily find, so I was planning on just buying a pair of landend's tailored fit wool pants (since they're only $70) and just getting them altered.

My question was, how much can I alter these pants before they start getting weird? Can I slim down the legs 2 inches or so and also shorten the rise by 0.5-1 inch?

Thanks for all the help!
post #20475 of 28661
Will taking in sides of suit jacket shorten length?
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