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post #22471 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

What was the question?

A pretty boring one that I think I've mostly managed to answer myself, but it was centered around asking what types of pants should be worn with a linen jacket because I'm getting a navy one and also a patterned one for the hot weather.

I was wondering if linen on linen, and not as a suit, would be too much.

I've gotten so used to the idea of always trying to make sure the sports coat is darker than the pants that I'm having a hard time looking at light colored summer jackets and thinking up ways to pair them.
post #22472 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Just wondering. What's your budget? Maybe we can find you a jacket somewhere.

 

I bought a jacket at the Rack for $600 one time. Returned it and got a different one online that fit much much much better, for cheaper. Now I have two. Soon three. All cheaper than the rack. And better.

 

 

Somewhere between 200-400 for the blazer. For suits, 300-500 or so. I have a charcoal Joseph Abboud that I bought when I had even less knowledge, also from the Rack. I'll take some pics of it and put them here to get some feedback on the fit.

 

I like the Rack since its close to my budget and easy to get to, but I'm very open to trying other places. I was thinking of heading to some factory/outlet stores (I live close to LA) to get some more essentials. Also waiting on Nordstrom's july sale and keeping my eyes open for others like Nieman Marcus last call. There's just so much to learn at once!

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

All of the comments so far make sense.  Also, the shape is weird; it looks like it's been shortened; something is wrong with the proportions.  Presumably why it's no longer living with its accompanying trousers.  Find a suit.  That fits.  And don't worry too much about the label.

 

 

That makes sense. I'll keep looking - I'm doing my best to get properly fitted stuff! 

post #22473 of 28868
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Originally Posted by FitIs View Post

 

 

Somewhere between 200-400 for the blazer. For suits, 300-500 or so. I have a charcoal Joseph Abboud that I bought when I had even less knowledge, also from the Rack. I'll take some pics of it and put them here to get some feedback on the fit.

 

I like the Rack since its close to my budget and easy to get to, but I'm very open to trying other places. I was thinking of heading to some factory/outlet stores (I live close to LA) to get some more essentials. Also waiting on Nordstrom's july sale and keeping my eyes open for others like Nieman Marcus last call. There's just so much to learn at once!

 

 

 

That makes sense. I'll keep looking - I'm doing my best to get properly fitted stuff! 

Mino pointed out why I asked the size. It looked like a 44S or something, probably because it was shortened.

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/jackets/jacket-navy-plain-havana-c540e/C540E,en_US,pd.html?start=12&cgid=Jackets&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue

 

This may be a good first buy. It's got patch pockets (which I love) if you like them. They sell your size and you can return it, so if it doesn't fit, there's no skin off your back. I believe return shipping is free.

 

Don't get peak lapels. Not for your only jacket.

post #22474 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Mino pointed out why I asked the size. It looked like a 44S or something, probably because it was shortened.

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/jackets/jacket-navy-plain-havana-c540e/C540E,en_US,pd.html?start=12&cgid=Jackets&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue

 

This may be a good first buy. It's got patch pockets (which I love) if you like them. They sell your size and you can return it, so if it doesn't fit, there's no skin off your back. I believe return shipping is free.

 

Don't get peak lapels. Not for your only jacket.

But befre you order, are you sure about your jacket size? you may want to post a fit pic in that jacket and some people can tell you if you should size up or down.

post #22475 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Just wondering. What's your budget? Maybe we can find you a jacket somewhere.

I bought a jacket at the Rack for $600 one time. Returned it and got a different one online that fit much much much better, for cheaper. Now I have two. Soon three. All cheaper than the rack. And better.

I second this. Willing to help you look if you want. (You should also heavily consider returning that thing)

Edit: I was going to recommend Suit Supply too!
post #22476 of 28868
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Shoot, then I got this at a great bargain!

Oh.. my.. god..

 

YOU ONLY HAVE FOUR FINGERS.

post #22477 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Mino pointed out why I asked the size. It looked like a 44S or something, probably because it was shortened.

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/jackets/jacket-navy-plain-havana-c540e/C540E,en_US,pd.html?start=12&cgid=Jackets&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue

 

This may be a good first buy. It's got patch pockets (which I love) if you like them. They sell your size and you can return it, so if it doesn't fit, there's no skin off your back. I believe return shipping is free.

 

Don't get peak lapels. Not for your only jacket.

 

That looks perfect for what I'm looking for. Once I know I have my measurements down I'll spring for it. I'll hold off on peak lapels until this stuff has become second nature to me.

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

But befre you order, are you sure about your jacket size? you may want to post a fit pic in that jacket and some people can tell you if you should size up or down.

 

I am most definitely NOT sure, lol. Still trying to figure it all out. I hope this pic helps clear things up. 

 

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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post


I second this. Willing to help you look if you want. (You should also heavily consider returning that thing)

Edit: I was going to recommend Suit Supply too!

 

Will be returning it very soon. 

 

I hope this pic is OK in this thread - I know theres a fit thread all by itself, so I can post it there instead if need be.

 

The suit is a Joseph Abboud I bought a long time ago, from the Rack. Lots and lots of creasing. Lower back and arms especially. I think it's too small -- maybe I should lose 5-10lbs? The only tailoring I did was shortening the sleeves and the pants (how'd I do on that part? Actually, is any part of the suit fitted properly at all? ).

 

The jacket on the right was Tommy Hilfiger. No tailoring. 

 

Both suits are the same size.

 

Still new to all this, please forgive! All comments 110% appreciated and much needed. 

 


Edited by FitIs - 6/27/13 at 3:25pm
post #22478 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Oh.. my.. god..

YOU ONLY HAVE FOUR FINGERS.
HOLY MOTHER FATHER GENTLEMAN. I JUST REALIZED IT. FML
post #22479 of 28868

Left is bad. right is passable I think. Maybe Mimo can critique if the sports coat is the right size.. I think it works but the shoulders look a bit wide. Don't post those pics in the tailoring thread since you're not looking for details for that particular suit or coat.

 

Use the jacket to compare against sizes at suitsupply. If you go there and click on the fit critique thing, they will have measurements for you to compare. The shoulder is the most important.

 

The suit is a 2/10. Maybe. So much tailoring needed it's not worth it.

post #22480 of 28868
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Left is bad. right is passable I think. Maybe Mimo can critique if the sports coat is the right size.. I think it works but the shoulders look a bit wide. Don't post those pics in the tailoring thread since you're not looking for details for that particular suit or coat.

 

Use the jacket to compare against sizes at suitsupply. If you go there and click on the fit critique thing, they will have measurements for you to compare. The shoulder is the most important.

 

The suit is a 2/10. Maybe. So much tailoring needed it's not worth it.

 

Eek. Can't get much worse than 2/10, lol. Both jackets are actually the same size (38). Do you really think I need to size down? Trying to put on 38s is often a pretty tight fit for me, I can't imagine what something smaller would be like.

post #22481 of 28868
My humble and blunt opinion on the suit on the left side.
The jacket makes it seem like u have a big Arse.
The jacket is pulling in the back by your shoulders or right beneath.
The front of the jacket, you can see a significant pull and hence the crease.
Conclusion, horrible fit. It is not you but it is the suit.
I wudnt invest any more money on this suit and return it if u can
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Originally Posted by FitIs View Post

That looks perfect for what I'm looking for. Once I know I have my measurements down I'll spring for it. I'll hold off on peak lapels until this stuff has become second nature to me.


I am most definitely NOT sure, lol. Still trying to figure it all out. I hope this pic helps clear things up. 


Will be returning it very soon. 

I hope this pic is OK in this thread - I know theres a fit thread all by itself, so I can post it there instead if need be.

The suit is a Joseph Abboud I bought a long time ago, from the Rack. Lots and lots of creasing. Lower back and arms especially. I think it's too small -- maybe I should lose 5-10lbs? The only tailoring I did was shortening the sleeves and the pants (how'd I do on that part? Actually, is any part of the suit fitted properly at all? ).

The jacket on the right was Tommy Hilfiger. No tailoring. 

Both suits are the same size.

Still new to all this, please forgive! All comments 110% appreciated and much needed. 


post #22482 of 28868
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Originally Posted by FitIs View Post

That looks perfect for what I'm looking for. Once I know I have my measurements down I'll spring for it. I'll hold off on peak lapels until this stuff has become second nature to me.


I am most definitely NOT sure, lol. Still trying to figure it all out. I hope this pic helps clear things up. 


Will be returning it very soon. 

I hope this pic is OK in this thread - I know theres a fit thread all by itself, so I can post it there instead if need be.

The suit is a Joseph Abboud I bought a long time ago, from the Rack. Lots and lots of creasing. Lower back and arms especially. I think it's too small -- maybe I should lose 5-10lbs? The only tailoring I did was shortening the sleeves and the pants (how'd I do on that part? Actually, is any part of the suit fitted properly at all? ).

The jacket on the right was Tommy Hilfiger. No tailoring. 

Both suits are the same size.

Still new to all this, please forgive! All comments 110% appreciated and much needed. 



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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

The shoulder is the most important.

This.

It seriously looks like if you exhale in the first suit the button will probably kill someone. Again this is the suit's fault not yours.
The pics are small but from what I can see the trou are well fit. I also like the second jacket alot more fit wise.

I believe the only problem with the left suit is that the chest and sides are too small. Many on here don't like the very slim fitted look (GQ) and will give you crap for not being an ultra conservative ( these being the same guys that will cry blasphemy if you wear fun socks) but I honestly think it looks great. My suggestion would be to condider keeping the shoulder size, if not tring just one more up, but nothing with ultra padding.

Hope I was of some help. Just my .02
post #22483 of 28868
Hi, any suggestions for shirt + tie colors for this medium grey suit? Occasion is a summer wedding.

My gut was to go with white shirt and a solid or grenadine navy tie.

And can somebody please link me to that thread with the compilation of "best" or favorite fits? Thanks

Also in case anyone brings it up, I know the suit sucks. smile.gif



Edited by wizzeak - 6/27/13 at 7:03pm
post #22484 of 28868
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Constructive criticism is welcomed...Mimo or Michael.
....I am gonna get crucified ...$#!T
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Overall fit looks nice from that photo. Like the shirt collar. Not crazy about the color combo. Each piece looks nice separate though.
post #22485 of 28868
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Originally Posted by francoamerican View Post


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Overall fit looks nice from that photo. Like the shirt collar. Not crazy about the color combo. Each piece looks nice separate though.

+1 Blue Suit + Blue Tie not a great combination

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