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post #21706 of 28877
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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? 
Since any structure in a jacket is made from material intended to shape itself to your body I feel using hangers as close to that shape as possible is best
post #21707 of 28877

does anyone know of a table correlating suit size (ITA or UK/US) with the ideal or most prevalent shirt size?

e.g. if i wear suit size ITA 52 (UK/US 42), what would be my idea shirt size?  17 (43)? 16.5(42)?

post #21708 of 28877
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


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.

 

Thanks, what size hanger should I be getting for a 38r jacket?  Make me a specific recommendation if you'd like. 

post #21709 of 28877
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Originally Posted by environs View Post

Thanks, what size hanger should I be getting for a 38r jacket?  Make me a specific recommendation if you'd like. 
Covered in the following entry, from Kirby Allison's Hanger Project blog: http://www.hangerproject.com/blog/Suit-Hanger-Sizing/

Let me add that The Hanger Project sells some really nice hangers. Great hangers, even. But cheapskate that I am, I settle for Proman hangers costing only a fraction as much, which still serve extremely well in every significant way. This is not to knock The Hanger Project, anymore than the fact that I happily drive a Hyundai Sonata should be taken to suggest that I think a Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan should necessarily be avoided.
post #21710 of 28877
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

does anyone know of a table correlating suit size (ITA or UK/US) with the ideal or most prevalent shirt size?
e.g. if i wear suit size ITA 52 (UK/US 42), what would be my idea shirt size?  17 (43)? 16.5(42)?

The two are completely unrelated. Buy the suit that fits you and the shirt that fits you.
post #21711 of 28877

can anyone recommend a single monk strap a la Edward green oundle or Jon Lobb Jermyn 2 but at close to $5/600 not $1,200? The meermins are out because I am looking for black and I don't want to wait for an MTO. Can't find anything by crockett & jones or carmina, my go-tos, I'm thinking maybe ferragamo lavorazione originale but I can't seem to find one. thanks in advance fellas

post #21712 of 28877
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


The two are completely unrelated. Buy the suit that fits you and the shirt that fits you.

 

I see.  Thanks.

 

I'm a suit size ITA 52, but the collar of the 17 (43) shirt fits me.  

Suit size ITA 52 has a 19" shoulder-to-shoulder, but the 17 shirt has a 21" shoulder to shoulder usually and it droops on me.  but the collar fits me, 16.5 is too small.

That's why I wondered if there was a proper relationship between shirt size and suit size.

post #21713 of 28877
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Originally Posted by michaelyork View Post

e.g. if i wear suit size ITA 52 (UK/US 42), what would be my idea shirt size?  17 (43)? 16.5(42)?
The correlation between the two size would likely be rather weak. Similar to attempting to determine your "ideal" shoe size, based on the length of your pants inseam.

Such a table might be of some statistical interest, as applied to large populations. But it would have little utility as applied to a specific individual.

May I ask what gives rise to this question? If you're simply curious as to your shirt (or suit) size, would it not be vastly more sensible to invest in an 89 cent tape measure, and measure your actual sizes?

EDIT: Ah, I see that you elaborated on the matter, while I was typing my response. I would only mention that getting a MTM shirt, with a 17" collar, but relatively narrow shoulders, is not particularly difficult. While reiterating that there is not a meaningful linkage between suit size and shirt size (beyond the general idea that men who wear size 54XL (US) suits tend not to wear size 14.5/31 shirts, and those who wear size 36S (US) suits are unlikely to wear size 19.5/38 shirts.)
post #21714 of 28877

This might be a strange question, but is it possible to darken the shade by redying the fabric of a suit jacket/blazer? 

 

I have a navy blazer that fits me very well, but its a slightly lighter shade of navy than I would like, I want it to be darker. Is there some way to do this or is there anyone I could bring the jacket to who could do this for me **without it looking terrible** ? 

post #21715 of 28877
In that case, sounds like you need to find a different shirt maker, one whose 17 inch neck fits you in the rest of the shirt.
post #21716 of 28877

Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can buy an authentic or vintage boater hat in the NYC area? I've tried buying two online and they didn't fit and the return costs killed me. I figure it's best to try them on in person.

post #21717 of 28877

I don't know, other than eBay.  But get your head measured, and assume that any hat shop selling "one size fits all" or "small, medium, large" is usually shit.  Unless they at least define what those sizes are in actual measurements.  I'm sure there are plenty of makers of retro-style hats if you get googling.

post #21718 of 28877
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I don't know, other than eBay.  But get your head measured, and assume that any hat shop selling "one size fits all" or "small, medium, large" is usually shit.  Unless they at least define what those sizes are in actual measurements.  I'm sure there are plenty of makers of retro-style hats if you get googling.

I haven't ordered any one size fits all hats. I've measured myself as 59cm and the one I got by "Olney was still too big. :( I should have just ordered 3 sizes and returned the ones that didn't fit.

post #21719 of 28877

Anyone have a recommendation for a place to buy a rubinacciesque pocket square in NYC?
 

post #21720 of 28877

Some of the finish on my shoes came off. Is it enough to treat them with Saphir pigmented cream, or should i have them dyed???

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