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post #21691 of 28557
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

can someone who knows please advise me--what is the quality of corneliani like?  Compared to say, Canali or  Zegna or Isaia?  about the same or less?  reasons would be greatly appreciated!  

See suit quality rankings here

http://www.styleforum.net/t/140387/the-styleforum-working-hierarchical-suit-quality-list-sfwhsql/825

Corneliani mainline is ranked at the same level as Canali mainline and below Isaia. You can search the thread for discussions of why this is so.

post #21692 of 28557
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Originally Posted by redboat View Post

Actually you can alter the shoulders, but it is expensive. My tailor charges about $160.

Sure, technically you can alter anything. Heck, you could even cut a totally new suit from it. My point is that it never turns out well. Every example of this alteration I have seen has looked off. And, as you pointed out, they are expensive. So, if at all possible, why would someone pay a lot of money to do alterations that are also almost certainly going to screw up the jacket? Just don't buy the ill-fitting jacket to begin with.

If this is an old Huntsman jacket you inherited from your grandfather and you know a fantastic tailor, go for it. But otherwise, stay away.
post #21693 of 28557

What do you guys think about this combination of colors? Yay or nay?

 

Also looking for ideas on Pocket Squares (pretty new to this)

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

 

post #21694 of 28557
^ colors not bad... would not go with a solid silk and glossy tie like that ... but far more distracting .... what the hell is that band across the tie?

PS could be anything with shirt or tie color but not too matchy that's all.
post #21695 of 28557

Thanks, that's just the label on the tie (just bought it tonight and wasn't sure I'd be keeping it, so left it on)

 

So you think the texture of the tie is the main issue? I chose a solid color because I was trying to avoid over doing it, since the shirt is already pretty busy. 

 

Any suggestions?

post #21696 of 28557
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Originally Posted by environs View Post

Does this look like a 3 roll 2 to you? To me it does, but I really can't be sure--- 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


cool looking coat.. what is that?
post #21697 of 28557

I've looked at all of the "are these cordovan threads,: but I can't quite figure out whether these Florsheim's are or not.  I got these for not much on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-FLORSHEIM-ROYAL-IMPERIAL-12-E-WIDE-Wingtip-V-Cleat-Heel-/111067363558?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=V0tGyQazbuQD%252FUY3NkDqnBnOrKo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

Sellers pictures are pretty good so figured not worth taking my own. I think it is Cordovan...feels too thick to be leather and its got nailed in leather heels and the v-cleat so seems unlikely it would be corrected grain. Seemed to absorb leather conditioner? Can anyone tell? Thanks

post #21698 of 28557
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Originally Posted by waterfowl View Post

I've looked at all of the "are these cordovan threads,: but I can't quite figure out whether these Florsheim's are or not.  I got these for not much on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-FLORSHEIM-ROYAL-IMPERIAL-12-E-WIDE-Wingtip-V-Cleat-Heel-/111067363558?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=V0tGyQazbuQD%252FUY3NkDqnBnOrKo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Sellers pictures are pretty good so figured not worth taking my own. I think it is Cordovan...feels too thick to be leather and its got nailed in leather heels and the v-cleat so seems unlikely it would be corrected grain. Seemed to absorb leather conditioner? Can anyone tell? Thanks
A better. pic of the vamp would help but they look like shell to me
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Thanks, does this help?

 

post #21700 of 28557

Typically, would losing 10 pounds, from 140 lbs to 130 lbs, for a 5'8 guy make a huge difference for a slim fitting bespoke suit? I presume that the shoulders and the chest area is fairly similar since 140 is rather bone-y to begin with. The biggest adjustment might be the waistline. For clarification, the suit will be tailored towards the 140 lbs body. 

post #21701 of 28557
Completely depends on both the suit and the wearer.
post #21702 of 28557
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Originally Posted by waterfowl View Post

IMG_20130516_090620_600.jpg 2096k .jpg file


Thanks, does this help?


You should see nothing that looks like this however small
post #21703 of 28557
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Originally Posted by environs View Post

Does this look like a 3 roll 2 to you? To me it does, but I really can't be sure--- 



What is it you would see in that pic that would tell you it is a 3/2 or even suspect that it was .
post #21704 of 28557

Can I hang a 50% linen 50% cotten blazer on a normal plastic hange without worrying about it stretching at the shoulders? 

post #21705 of 28557
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Originally Posted by environs View Post

Can I hang a 50% linen 50% cotten blazer on a normal plastic hange without worrying about it stretching at the shoulders? 
That it's cotton/linen isn't as relevant as you might think. The size of the blazer, and the size of the hanger, are more relevant. (A 36R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger isn't a good idea. But a 52R blazer on a 15.5" normal plastic hanger is an even worse idea.)

But the short answer is, "probably not." Jackets (whether sports jackets or suit jackets) benefit from being stored on properly sized and contoured hangers. To fail to do so runs a real risk of unsightly "shoulder bumps," at the very least.

Since a perfectly fine, wooden, contoured jacket hanger can be had for about five bucks, it's foolish to cheap out on this expense. However, if you're dead set on hanging your blazer on a plastic hanger anyway, at least consider padding the hanger in the appropriate places with foam, or cardboard, or something. Although, again, a proper suit hanger is so inexpensive, so unlikely to ever wear out, and so likely to always come in handy, it seems silly to me to attempt to create a makeshift version out of a cheap plastic hanger, cardboard, and foam rubber.
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