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post #20521 of 28889
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


Depends how dark the charcoal is. If there is enough difference IMO it could work but I would change the white oxford to a pale blue button down.

The charcoal is like the one below. I also have a pale blue oxford shirt but I thought white would provide better contrast.

 

post #20522 of 28889

I have a sports coat that I feel fits well. The measurements are..

 

 

Pit to pit 21
Sleeves 25.5
Shoulder 18
Length 29.5
 
There's a sports jacket I like.. 
 
Specs:

 

Chest: 22"    
Sleeves: 25.5"    
Shoulders: 19"    
Length: 30"

 

It's possible to get a jacket tailored to these specs if they're purchased with the below, correct? I'm OK with the length being longer. Since the sleeves match perfect, I think the shoulder being an inch wider could droop the sleeves too much.

 

Thanks,


Edited by mrjester - 2/27/13 at 3:51am
post #20523 of 28889
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I have a sports coat that I feel fits well. The measurements are..


Pit to pit 21
Sleeves 25.5
Shoulder 18
Length 29.5
 
There's a sports jacket I like.. 
 
Specs:


































Chest: 22"    
Sleeves: 25.5"    
Shoulders: 19"    
Length: 30"


It's possible to get a jacket tailored to these specs if they're purchased with the below, correct? I'm OK with the length being longer. I Since the sleeves match perfect, I think the shoulder being an inch wider could droop the sleeves too much.

Thanks,
It's tough to say without seeing it on you, but the only measurement that matches is for the sleeves, which are the easiest thing to adjust. It is very difficult to adjust the shoulders.
post #20524 of 28889


Can someone tell me what this tie-tying method is called? I have been looking through some tie-tying apps on my phone and realised that none of the offerings really come close to matching the way I've been tying for the past 10 years.

 

Unfortunately, no one ever taught me this method of tie-tying, so I have no one to ask. My dad taught me the half-windsor and the four-in-hand, only my OCD need for perfect symmetry led me to develop this method - but I'm sure someone else must have thought of it before me, and so I wonder what the name of it is.

 

Sorry for the bad lighting in this gif.

 

post #20525 of 28889
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

The charcoal is like the one below. I also have a pale blue oxford shirt but I thought white would provide better contrast.



I wouldn't call that shade charcoal, that's a mid gray. Mixing contrasting shades of gray is fine, but no way that that one would provide enough. Nice shade, but not with another gray in a similar shade. A white shirt would be fine, though. Light blue could also work well.
post #20526 of 28889

Are these a strange last shape for a black cap-toe oxford? From the last picture, it looks like the toe is maybe too square or maybe just proportionally too long in comparison to the rest of the shoe... or maybe it's just the camera angle?

 

If anyone can identify which brand and last shape this is a knock-off of as well, that would be pretty neat... I'm in China right now so this is one of the few options for decent Goodyear welt shoes, unless I buy Ferragamos at almost 2x the price in the US, so sorry for the watermarks...

 

  

post #20527 of 28889
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I have a sports coat that I feel fits well. The measurements are..


Pit to pit 21
Sleeves 25.5
Shoulder 18
Length 29.5
 
There's a sports jacket I like.. 
 
Specs:


It's possible to get a jacket tailored to these specs if they're purchased with the below, correct? I'm OK with the length being longer. Since the sleeves match perfect, I think the shoulder being an inch wider could droop the sleeves too much.

Thanks,

Not likely. Shoulders are pretty much impossible to alter.
post #20528 of 28889

Anybody have a particular moleskin trouser they like right now? Want to pick up a couple for next year, as I always say, "I prefer to buy my straw hats in winter."

post #20529 of 28889
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

http://www.bexley.com/Bexley/shoe-MMCACCPRD-EN.htm?cdPrd=Embauchoirs&coloris=red_cedar
 
These go down to a UK 5.5.  A lot of conversions make the difference between UK and US a whole number, but in my experience it's less - I think US sizes tend to incorporate more "wiggle room".  Either way, these are sprung trees so might squeeze into a slightly smaller shoe.  If it's really tight, then it might be best only to leave them in for a day after wearing, rather than all the time.
 
I use these trees myself for a lot of my shoes, as they're crazy cheap.  Unpolished trees are best for removing moisture, and cedar also deodorises your shoes, and probably repels moths from your wardrobe too!  Worth a try for that price anyway.

Thanks for the suggestion, though I'm not sure I wanna get those shipped here to US just to try them out. I guess I'll keep looking around. If anyone has a source in/around DC, that would be greatly appreciated!
post #20530 of 28889
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Originally Posted by vimkgt View Post

Are these a strange last shape for a black cap-toe oxford? From the last picture, it looks like the toe is maybe too square or maybe just proportionally too long in comparison to the rest of the shoe... or maybe it's just the camera angle?

If anyone can identify which brand and last shape this is a knock-off of as well, that would be pretty neat... I'm in China right now so this is one of the few options for decent Goodyear welt shoes, unless I buy Ferragamos at almost 2x the price in the US, so sorry for the watermarks...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Looks like a typical Italian type of chiseled last with the distinct, marked flanks. I dunno why it should be considered inappropriate, if you like it go for it. A round classic last might be considered more classic, but hey it’s you who’s going to wear it, you decide.
post #20531 of 28889

I'm looking to get a pair of blucher mocs from Quoddy (seen here). However, I'm looking for some advice color-wise. I am a fna of the "cavilier whiskey" color, but I am concerned they are too close in color to my khaki chinos. More specifically, I have a pair of Epaulet rivet chinos in Japanese khaki (an example can be seen here and here) that I worry would be too similar to this leather tone. 

 

Any insight at all?

post #20532 of 28889
I have a pair of Lauren prince-of-wales glencheque wool slacks (black and white) but cannot find a matching jacket. What color jacket should I wear with them?
post #20533 of 28889
Honestly, you probably shouldn't. Patterned trousers are very hard to pair as they tend to clash, and if they don't, they draw the eye downward instead of upwards towards your face. The fact that they are in a PoW check is even worse as they will look like orphaned suit trousers.
post #20534 of 28889
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Not likely. Shoulders are pretty much impossible to alter.

Thank you everyone. The return policy (it was on eBay) was pretty great so I figured why not give it a try. I'll probably end up returning it.

 

Separate question - I only see one thread on Emeraldo Zegna. Are the sports coats they make (made in Mexico!!) not great quality? The thread I read didn't directly answer that. It was more addressed to Saks 5th.

 

ETA: Or is it ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA?..

post #20535 of 28889
Zegna (I'm talking about mainline, not diffusion lines) is good, not great stuff. Certainly better than department store stuff. I'd say it's similar to Canali or Corneliani in build quality, maybe a bit better.

Also, there are tons of threads talking about Zegna (there is even one that breaks down the labels and how to tell how old a jacket is based on the label)--try using Google to search with the site:styleforum.net modifier rather than the on-site search.
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