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post #21661 of 27513

Sounds to me like you already have a style in mind.  Maybe if the blue blazer-and-chinos safety casual doesn't satisfy (although I agree, it's the easiest, most widely pleasing and  versatile combo in creation), you should tell us more about what your options are in terms of existing wardrobe and/or budget?  It sounds like a little part of you would like to peacock a bit.  I empathise. :)

post #21662 of 27513
guilty as charged on the peacocking. as far as existing options...not much. im kind of in the midst of a slow wardrobe overhaul. my everyday wardrobe is pretty much jeans, t-shirts, a few button-ups and polos not worth mentioning and sweatshirts. ive been hesitant to spend money on a new wardrobe because ive dropped from 200lbs down to 165ish in the past year and a half and wanted to make sure i could keep the weight off. as far as budget goes i have been setting aside some money for nicer clothes so I wouldn't be opposed to spending even up to about $100-200 if its good quality and versatile for future events. as far as what I had in mind, yes ive been looking at a number of things. I was thinking the vest/ dress pants cause I saw a few pics that looked kind of cool, but i've mostly just been browsing at this point. im not really attached to the grey pinstripe pants at all im just putting it out their in case someone has some advice on how to match those.
Edited by madmike13 - 5/14/13 at 12:52am
post #21663 of 27513
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Originally Posted by jesPak View Post

Question about pressing / spot cleaning in NYC - there is another thread about this, but posts are from a ways back -



 



I was unpleasantly surprised after using Madame Paulette for the first time - did a nice job removing a stain from a lapel- but TERRIBLE job pressing the suit - the lapel was pressed as if it were a 3-roll-2 jacket rather than the 2-button jacket that it is.  



 



- Anyone else have this odd problem with m.p.?



 



- Any recent feedback on Meurice versus Hallak, or other suggestions, preferably East/West Village, for spot cleaning and reliable pressing?



 



Thank you.


What is the difference in how lapels are pressed for 3-roll-2 vs 2 button?
post #21664 of 27513

*warning - contains sweeping generalisations*

 

MM, if you're going to peacock on a budget, maybe you should check out some thrift/charity shops and try to find an interesting (or offensive!) suit that doesn't need too much adjusting.  Otherwise, if you have any suit that fits you, then maybe trade up on the shoes and accessories.  But the waistcoat and trousers with no jacket thing is a bit low-grade style mag, and makes you look like a bell hop. :) 

post #21665 of 27513
Yeah, vest without a jacket look makes you look like a waiter. No good.
post #21666 of 27513
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The first thing to do it put on a proper shirt and tie, dress shoes and a belt i.e. wear it the way you're going to wear it.  You'll get a much better idea of how it's really looking.  Then review what E.TF said!


If there is plenty of excess fabric in the side seams and the vent itself, your tailor might be able to let it out a bit, but it's tricky to keep it hanging right.  But I suspect it;s just the wrong jacket.  I know the centre vent is very common in the US, but it might not be right for your body shape, at least not in standard fits.
I was thinking I might just try and tack it towards the top of the vent to keep it from opening all the way to the bottom of my shirt and top of my pants. I will have to look and see if there is enough extra fabric.
post #21667 of 27513

That's an option, but I'd ask the experts in the tailoring threads, and maybe show them some pics.  If you close it a bit, it might make the jacket ride up a bit at the back which wouldn't look good either.

post #21668 of 27513

Figured instead of creating a new thread I'd just post my question here. 

 

This will be my first time buying Ferragamo shoes, new or used, and am therefore not sure what to look for.

 

This is the actual link

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715807058?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

There are 7 pics total and can be enlarged for a much better look. Figured I wouldn't post them in here to cause any more lag than necessary.

 

Anyhow, if anyone could please  tell me if these are rubber or leather sole and if they are glued?  Of course I'd also like to know if they happen to be real, as well.

post #21669 of 27513

I'm about to enter the professional world and I was wondering if I should spend more to get a canvassed MTM suit (such as one from Kent Wang) or simply try to find a decent suit off the rack from a department store or online and have it tailored. The third option is to have a local tailor make one, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough about suits and fabrics to trust myself with commissioning one. I have two suits, so this would be my third; but, I'm not entirely satisfied with my previous two in terms of fit, material, or construction. They were purchased with haste because I needed one at the time.

 

In short, which option do you think is the best bang for the buck in terms of overall quality?

post #21670 of 27513
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Originally Posted by vzx83 View Post

I'm about to enter the professional world and I was wondering if I should spend more to get a canvassed MTM suit (such as one from Kent Wang) or simply try to find a decent suit off the rack from a department store or online and have it tailored. The third option is to have a local tailor make one, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough about suits and fabrics to trust myself with commissioning one. I have two suits, so this would be my third; but, I'm not entirely satisfied with my previous two in terms of fit, material, or construction. They were purchased with haste because I needed one at the time.

 

In short, which option do you think is the best bang for the buck in terms of overall quality?


I have no experience with Kent Wang, but I would suggest that you spend as much money as you can on one suit.  If you spend your money well you will only have to spend it once. 

 

Do your research here on SF and get informed about KW and go from there. 

post #21671 of 27513
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

*warning - contains sweeping generalisations*

 

MM, if you're going to peacock on a budget, maybe you should check out some thrift/charity shops and try to find an interesting (or offensive!) suit that doesn't need too much adjusting.  Otherwise, if you have any suit that fits you, then maybe trade up on the shoes and accessories.  But the waistcoat and trousers with no jacket thing is a bit low-grade style mag, and makes you look like a bell hop. :) 

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yeah, vest without a jacket look makes you look like a waiter. No good.

 

+1. I tried this look at a wedding and found out the hard way.

post #21672 of 27513
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Originally Posted by Semi Fly View Post


+1. I tried this look at a wedding and found out the hard way.

Hahahahaha, sorry to hear that, but that's funny.

Everyone, take it from this guy--don't wear a vest without a jacket.
post #21673 of 27513

Hello, I was looking online for some plain, white shirt (for me it looks like imposible to find any), and so I found this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charles-Wilson-Mens-Semi-Tailored-Fit-Formal-Shirt-New-STFR-/221204262631?pt=UK_Men_s_Formal_Shirts&var=&hash=item791aaabcac

 

Do anyone here know the brand, if they are making good shirts? I have some with that price, but I tryied them in shop, for this one, I don´t know if material is good or not. 

post #21674 of 27513

I don't know the brand you are referring to, but TM Lewin shirts are considered pretty decent for the price, and they can be had for 25 GBP if you buy 4 or more. Plus, they have regularly sales when they go for like 20 GBP I think. Also check Charles Tyrwhitt.

post #21675 of 27513

Is this the right place to ask about ties whereabouts?


Im looking to buy a tie like this blue one here. Does anyone have any tips?

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