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post #22801 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Joe-Costello View Post

I was looking to see if there was a shoe specific ask a question thread, but ill just post here. What would you guys think of a wingtip monk strap I was thinking of buying

Sounds a bit asymmetric and not very elegant to me.
post #22802 of 28787

Of those I've seen, I prefer the "austerity" wingtip type.  But let's see some pictures.

post #22803 of 28787
Impulse purchase? Shoot, I sure hope not.
3 button suit. Not 3/2 button suit but a 3 button suit.
Zegna. Milano Fit. Trofeo fabric.
I am 6 ft and 165lbs and 30 years old. Did I FFFFFFFF up on this purchase?!
Fudge, I luved it. But aren't 3 buttons out of style and for taller than 6'4" men?

Edited by rudals1281 - 7/16/13 at 7:06pm
post #22804 of 28787
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Impulse purchase? Shoot, I sure hope not.
3 button suit. Not 3/2 button suit but a 3 button suit.
Zegna. Milano Fit. Trofeo fabric.
I am 6 ft and 165lbs and 30 years old. Did I FFFFFFFF up on this purchase?!
Fudge, I luved it. But aren't 3 buttons out of style and for taller than 6'4" men? Warning: rad suit (Click to show)
I'm 6'2"/165 and would rock that in a heartbeat. Looks good to me.
post #22805 of 28787
Thanks man! It seems like a three button suit is for slim and tall.
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I'm 6'2"/165 and would rock that in a heartbeat. Looks good to me.
post #22806 of 28787
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I'm 6'2"/165 and would rock that in a heartbeat. Looks good to me.

I'm 6'1" / 165 and I think that suit looks so bad on him he should PM me immediately for my home address so he can donate it to me.
post #22807 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

I'm 6'1" / 165 and I think that suit looks so bad on him he should PM me immediately for my home address so he can donate it to me.
Shoot! You put in such a despair that I now hate this suit. I will Fedex to you asap!!! I am distraught!
post #22808 of 28787
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Shoot! You put in such a despair that I now hate this suit. I will Fedex to you asap!!! I am distraught!

Good lad. It's for the best really, but I won't forget this.
post #22809 of 28787

Gents-I just bought shoe trees for my newly acquired AE Park Aves.  Can you let me know if the trees are the correct size?  I bought the Medium for size 9.5D based on AE website.  700

 

Are they supposed to go all the way to the toe cap (like they have at the store)? Mine is fairly big and only go up to about where the laces are.

 

 

 

post #22810 of 28787
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Gents-I just bought shoe trees for my newly acquired AE Park Aves.  Can you let me know if the trees are the correct size?  I bought the Medium for size 9.5D based on AE website.  700

 

Are they supposed to go all the way to the toe cap (like they have at the store)? Mine is fairly big and only go up to about where the laces are.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Seems to me the Jos a Banks trees I have see are very rounded and wouldn't fit the last of an AE PA very well. I have some 5th Ave that I use the AE shoe trees in and they fit very well.

post #22811 of 28787
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Thanks man! It seems like a three button suit is for slim and tall.

 

As long as the button stance isn't too high, you can wear three buttons whatever your height.  Some shorter guys like them as the row of buttons itself accentuates the vertical line.  Just if you were short, the buttons would want to be closer together i.e. in proportion.  But if you're a fat dude like me, not quite so good - can make you look like a stuffed sausage.

 

Anyway, all you guys are quite tall and almost weirdly slim, so rock on.  It looks good.  But really, stop going into those branded stores!  The money you spend on labels could have bought you a good relationship with a proper tailor by now. :)

 

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Gents-I just bought shoe trees for my newly acquired AE Park Aves.  Can you let me know if the trees are the correct size?  I bought the Medium for size 9.5D based on AE website.  700

 

Are they supposed to go all the way to the toe cap (like they have at the store)? Mine is fairly big and only go up to about where the laces are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They look OK from the pictures.  Unless the trees are lasted (i.e. made from the same last as your particular shoes), they're never going to fill the toe, but then they don't need to: the toe is already reinforced underneath and does not crease unless you break it (in which case, game over, new shoes please).  What your trees need to do is fill out the vamp i.e. the area between the laces and the toe cap, and preferably also the quarter (between the laces and the heel).  As long as they are pushing out any creases in those areas when you put the trees in, they're doing their job just fine.  I can't really tell from the pics, but it doesn't look bad.

post #22812 of 28787
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

As long as the button stance isn't too high, you can wear three buttons whatever your height.  Some shorter guys like them as the row of buttons itself accentuates the vertical line.  Just if you were short, the buttons would want to be closer together i.e. in proportion.  But if you're a fat dude like me, not quite so good - can make you look like a stuffed sausage.

Anyway, all you guys are quite tall and almost weirdly slim, so rock on.  It looks good.  But really, stop going into those branded stores!  The money you spend on labels could have bought you a good relationship with a proper tailor by now. smile.gif
hew~ was a bit nervous about what MIMO was going to say. Seems I have passed. Anyways, I will have a talk with my tailor and see if he does mtm or bespoke or custom suits. I do agree that this has to stop. I am not aware of any good tailors in D/M/V area that makes suits. Maybe I'll hop on a Bolt bus from DC and go up to NYC. As for being slim, I just came back from Korea and I was considered a medium to large built and was taken aback. 6' 165lbs?! Wtf?!
post #22813 of 28787

I've got two of these on size 10 shoes and I have yet to see any damage caused by these trees after almost 2 years. I bought their medium

 

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Gents-I just bought shoe trees for my newly acquired AE Park Aves.  Can you let me know if the trees are the correct size?  I bought the Medium for size 9.5D based on AE website.  700

 

Are they supposed to go all the way to the toe cap (like they have at the store)? Mine is fairly big and only go up to about where the laces are.

 

 

 

post #22814 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

I'm 6'1" / 165 and I think that suit looks so bad on him he should PM me immediately for my home address so he can donate it to me.
I was going to suggest something like that -- but he and I both live in the DC area, and I didn't want him looking over his shoulder all the time worrying that I'd gank it. wink.gif
post #22815 of 28787

've been struggling with fit in my search for a basic mid-priced suit.

 

I'm hoping to get a navy wool suit that's quite modern, slim, etc - hopefully away from boxy business cuts. (I already have a bespoke suit that I can use when I want something more conservative.) I love the look of Hickey Freeman, SuitSupply and even to some degree the J Crew Ludlow etc.

 

 

I am a slightly stocky man, of average height (5'9"). I'm not a fat guy, but I have quite a big chest.

 

My main issue is that despite my big chest, I have narrow (sloping) shoulders.

 

My chest size calls for a 42 or 43 (s) jacket, but with these measurements the shoulders are often too big. And when I go for a smaller jacket, the chest is much too tight.

 

Unfortunately I live in a city where there aren't many options for trying on multiple (quality) brands, so I can't just go to a shop and experiment.

 

I've experimented with SuitSupply (ordering jackets with their Napoli cut), but when the shoulders fit the chest is much too tight.

 

I had been considering MTM with Thick As Thieves but I'm worried that the very slim cut won't work out for me. (I know they accept a maximum chest size of about 43.) 

 

eHaberdasher has been carrying very little in my size, so it's hard to experiment there.

 

Does anyone have suggestions for brands, cuts or designs that would suit someone with a large chest and narrow shoulders?

 

I live in Canada, FWIW.

 

Thank you so much for any advice!

 

(Unfortunately I purchased my bespoke suit across the planet, in Poland, and for several reasons [including $] I'm not in a position to get a new suit from the same tailor.)

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