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post #21976 of 29358

Where can I get the less expensive dress shirts for the best value in terms of quality/fit? 

Just for reference I'm tall lanky guy.

post #21977 of 29358
Get MTM.
post #21978 of 29358
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

Where can I get the less expensive dress shirts for the best value in terms of quality/fit? 
My bargain dress shirts tend to be from Lands' End. Particularly on sale (frequent) and/or with a coupon code (also frequently offered), they can be quite affordable. Under $25/shirt wouldn't be at all uncommon.

Perhaps not the best shirts available regardless of price, but they're often more than satisfactory.

Many styles from which to choose. If you have any uncertainty regarding which size, style, color, etc., to buy, buy a bunch of 'em. Then return the unwanted ones to your local Sears store, for an easy refund.

Unlike you, I'm not lanky. However, I know that LE offers various dress shirts in a more tailored (as opposed to traditional) fit. And often in "tall." So worth a try, I should think.

Somewhat more expensive options might be Brooks Brothers (my default choice) and Charles Tyrwitt. Charles Tyrwitt often runs sales which bring the price of a shirt down to about $40. Brooks sales aren't quite as common, and they're seldom as low as $40 per shirt, but they're by no means rare. I assume there will be a Fathers Day sale next week.

In all cases, spending an extra few dollars on minor alterations to your shirt can be worthwhile. (Or not. It really depends on how well the shirt fits without the alterations, and exactly what sort of fit you prefer. But it's at least something to keep in mind as an option.) I'm not talking about major shirt surgery, you understand. Just relatively simple, minor stuff, such that even after spending a few dollars on alterations, the shirt remains fairly inexpensive.
post #21979 of 29358
Hey guys, just had the heel on a pair of Allen Edmonds fixed up. The rubber was coming off on both heels, so I took them to my cobbler to get that replaced.When I got home, as I was putting them away I noticed the shoes are extremely unbalanced. When the heel is flat, the soles are off the ground, and when the soles are flat on the ground, only the very front of the heel is touching the ground. See the pictures below for what I mean. And this is with shoe trees in the shoes.

This isn't supposed to happen right? I'm planning on taking them back to the guy to have him figure it out, but I wanted to make sure I'm not being overly anal first.


post #21980 of 29358

I have a suit pant that I want to re-cut. It's a slim fit pant that fits me quite well but I want it to be skinny, not just slim fit. Is it possible to take it to a tailor and specify how you want the pant to be re-cut? What tailors would you recommend? I am willing to pay up to $300 for it. 

post #21981 of 29358

I signed up on this site to ask you fashion experts if you can pinpoint the brand/model of this black jacket:

 

 

Pictured above is what Andrew Garfield wore in the movie "The Social Network". If anyone can pinpoint the make of this jacket I would reeally appreciate it. I really like the look of it.

post #21982 of 29358
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Originally Posted by zen91 View Post

I have a suit pant that I want to re-cut. It's a slim fit pant that fits me quite well but I want it to be skinny, not just slim fit. Is it possible to take it to a tailor and specify how you want the pant to be re-cut? What tailors would you recommend? I am willing to pay up to $300 for it. 

I've had the legs slimmed for $20 at a good tailor (make sure they slim both seams on each leg). The waist, seat and rise can also be made "skinny" for not much more.
post #21983 of 29358
This is my first shirt I have purchased at proper cloth, I am about to send it back for the alterations I can get, but am not quite sure what measurement to change to fix this. I was thinking to narrow the yolk, which would bring in the shoulders, and reduce the material there that folds over. Does this seem right? The chest measurement cannot go any smaller, as it is just large enough to where it does not pull at the buttons. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Edited by drjsl22 - 6/2/13 at 12:57am
post #21984 of 29358

Hi so I just bought my first suit for a wedding and i wanted something slim. I bought an extra slim Bar III suit from macys. The wedding is in less than a week so i had to purchase something fast but when i wore it at home it didnt seem to fit as well as i thought. Any suggestions on altercations or thoughts? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #21985 of 29358
When is the next Paul Stuart sale? I may be able to get the chukka they wouldn't let me exchange for last time. Thanks
post #21986 of 29358

I have a formal event coming up which I have to wear a black suit to (yes, yes, black suits are the devil. I know). In any event, none of my shoes look good with this suit (it's a slim +j wool suit) and I need to buy a new pair today. What shoes tend to look best with black suits? 

 

I'm planning on wearing a white dress shirt and a slim blue tie if that helps, but both are changeable.

post #21987 of 29358
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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

Hey guys, just had the heel on a pair of Allen Edmonds fixed up. The rubber was coming off on both heels, so I took them to my cobbler to get that replaced.When I got home, as I was putting them away I noticed the shoes are extremely unbalanced. When the heel is flat, the soles are off the ground, and when the soles are flat on the ground, only the very front of the heel is touching the ground. See the pictures below for what I mean. And this is with shoe trees in the shoes.

This isn't supposed to happen right? I'm planning on taking them back to the guy to have him figure it out, but I wanted to make sure I'm not being overly anal first. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I am really no expert, but this looks absurd to me.
post #21988 of 29358
I need a couple new dress shirts/pants. Live in Chicago and want to go MTM (Im a pretty slim guy so I feel MTM would be best? My other shirts were made in HK). Which MTM service would you recommend? Modern Tailor, Indochino, etc?

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post #21989 of 29358

Hi

First post.

 

I have some questions about wearing a dress for my graduation ceremony in a months time.

 

1 - Does wearing a checked or stripped shirt with black suit  fit the occassion or is it better just wearing a plain shirt ?

2- What kind of tie would suit a checked shirt.

 

Here is the link the shirt i am looking at .

http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-traditional-fit-pattern-no-iron-supima-pinpoint-buttondown-dress-shirt~242779_59.html?sku_0=::S97

Color Marine Windowpane

 

Thanks for any reply

post #21990 of 29358

Gentlemen I have quick question.

I have pair of Edward Green Black 5 eyelet derby's on the 606 last. These were given to me by my father and they unfortunately do not fit. I have researched them to the nth degree with no luck.

Found many very similar in looks but none close to these.

 

I assume you would consider them scotch grain, but they are super soft. Softer than any scotch or pebble grain I have EVER felt. They seem to smooth out towards the toes and slightly more patterning towards the heel. I don't know if this was from brushing and care, but I don't think that is the case because I honestly would be surprised if they were ever worn more than 15-20 times.

 

Would love to know the name of the model and approx age. Sent EG an email with no word.

They are marked inside:

10 1/2 / 11E 606

28615

I have pictures of them in my links to items for sale.

 

I would very much appreciate any info you gentlemen might provide for me on this matter.

 

Thank you kindly

Lucas

conleyjl@gmail.com

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