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post #22546 of 28875

So, I bought this funky 3p suit at this years sale here in Tokyo, and trying to decide if it's worth keeping. Sorry for horrible photos, but my camera rig is out of order at the moment.

 

 

 

As you can see, the button stance is incredibly low, and there is some rather funky pulling around the button.

 

 

Almost looks better unbuttoned.

 

 

 

And since it comes with the DB vest, I can live with not buttoning the coat.

 

 

 

Too much pulling around the midsection? I'm a 70cm waist and I've really ever experienced a jacket tight in the waist, so I can't really tell if that's the case.

 

 

 

Tie is a horrible match, I know. Price was about 25.000 yen (250 USD). I have no real practical use for it, except to wear for festivities. Maybe the coat can pressed into service as occasional odd jacket.

 

Keep it? Return it?
 

post #22547 of 28875

I want to buy my first Clarks' Desert Boots. I'm wondering what colour I should get out of the following: http://www.clarks.com.au/originals/desertboot-mens-44575.html#80=3776&142=3761. Note I'm purchasing from the Australian site so they don't have Beeswax. The sizes in Ambergold are running out quick so I assume they're the most popular ones but I've read a few threads that suggested the Sand Suede. I will mainly be wearing these at uni with dark indigo or burgundy jeans as well as some cotton trousers in grey, black, tan and camel (think these are called chinos?)

 

Suggestions?

post #22548 of 28875
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Originally Posted by docka View Post

What about this? 

Looks cool. Wear with jeans on a sunny day. smile.gif
post #22549 of 28875
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Originally Posted by docka View Post

necessary to shorten the cuffs a bit to show some sleeves for a casual jacket? 
Yes. smile.gif
post #22550 of 28875
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Originally Posted by Gosroth View Post

So, I bought this funky 3p suit at this years sale here in Tokyo, and trying to decide if it's worth keeping.

It is too tight in the waist, hence the pulling at the buttoning point, but it's damn pretty, so I'd be loathe to let it go. I'd have a tailor let the waist out an inch or so and see what happens. Or try moving the button over a little too, that would be less invasive.
post #22551 of 28875
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It is too tight in the waist, hence the pulling at the buttoning point, but it's damn pretty, so I'd be loathe to let it go. I'd have a tailor let the waist out an inch or so and see what happens. Or try moving the button over a little too, that would be less invasive.

 

EDIT: I realize now you suggested moving the button sideways, not upwards. Yes, there seems a few millimeters to gain from that. It's so small surgery it's certainly worth trying, thanks!

 

Thanks a lot for the input.

I was thinking about moving the buttoning point as well.

 

The first option would be to have the current buttonhole reweaved and a new one made higher up - the suit came with a large swatch of the fabric it's made of, so there is plenty to reweave with.

 

The second would to have a second buttonhole added higher up, turning it into a 2-button suit. I rather like this option, as it shortens then rather extreme V-zone down a little.

Problem is lapel is cut to roll all the way down to the low button, so adding a 2nd buttonhole higher up would create a slight DB-esque overlap.

 

I'll see what my tailor suggests.

post #22552 of 28875

Getting a little shopping frenzy here....What do you guys think at the $100 dollar price point for a casual jacket?

 

http://www.filson.com/products/oil-finish-cover-cloth-black-weekender-coat.10126.html#pr-header-10126

post #22553 of 28875
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Originally Posted by docka View Post

Getting a little shopping frenzy here....What do you guys think at the $100 dollar price point for a casual jacket?

http://www.filson.com/products/oil-finish-cover-cloth-black-weekender-coat.10126.html#pr-header-10126

I think that jacket is pretty awesome and I'm sad that mediums are sold out.
post #22554 of 28875

Hello, I've just inherited a few of my father's old blazers, and am looking to let down the sleeves a bit. Is it an easy enough job just to take to a department store and have an alternation tailor do for you, or should I get it done by a proper suit tailor instead?

post #22555 of 28875
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I think that jacket is pretty awesome and I'm sad that mediums are sold out.

I read that they run large based on the reviews. So if you don't plan to layer up, maybe you can fit into a small. The chest for small is 38, which is usually a medium for most people. 

post #22556 of 28875
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Hello, I've just inherited a few of my father's old blazers, and am looking to let down the sleeves a bit. Is it an easy enough job just to take to a department store and have an alternation tailor do for you, or should I get it done by a proper suit tailor instead?

Depends if the buttons need to be moved so it doesn't look dumb after the lengthening. Just my opinion.
post #22557 of 28875

Most probably yes; I'm a size 52 OTR, but these blazers (wonderful as they are) are size 50 yet fit me perfectly, except at the sleeves which are much too short. I assume that I'll be using up pretty much all of the material remaining (and even that might not be enough), and the buttons will have to be moved. 

post #22558 of 28875
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Most probably yes; I'm a size 52 OTR, but these blazers (wonderful as they are) are size 50 yet fit me perfectly, except at the sleeves which are much too short. I assume that I'll be using up pretty much all of the material remaining (and even that might not be enough), and the buttons will have to be moved. 

There may likely be a wear line from where the previous end of sleeve was.

Anyone know who made the Benchmade in England shoos for Polo?
post #22559 of 28875
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What payment methods are accepted on Styeforums.net and when buying exotic leather such as croc/gator leather good that are being shipped to USA, should a US Wild Fish & Wild life permit be filled out or have the seller mark as embossed leather?


Payment methods depend on the seller. If you're buying from overseas, PayPal regular/business/non-gift payment with your verified address is probably the best way to go. (It's also against the rules for a seller to ask for a 'gift' payment).

Just be sure to read the rules posted at the top of the classifieds pages.
post #22560 of 28875
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Anyone know who made the Benchmade in England shoos for Polo?
Crockett & Jones makes some.
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