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post #23086 of 29422
I'm asking this feeling like I already know the answer...

I picked up a RLBL navy linen blazer online in my usual size and sleeves need to be shortened a touch, shoulders fit well, but the chest is a bit snug and constricting. When I lift my arms outward, the lapels bow outward, etc.

Can that be altered by a good tailor or is it either too costly or too labor intensive and risking throwing off the balance of the jacket overall?
post #23087 of 29422
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I'm asking this feeling like I already know the answer...

I picked up a RLBL navy linen blazer online in my usual size and sleeves need to be shortened a touch, shoulders fit well, but the chest is a bit snug and constricting. When I lift my arms outward, the lapels bow outward, etc.

Can that be altered by a good tailor or is it either too costly or too labor intensive and risking throwing off the balance of the jacket overall?

I have 2 RLBL and believe that is one of the distinct features of RLBL suits. I think the cost will be a bit high to fix that. What size are you?

post #23088 of 29422
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

I have 2 RLBL and believe that is one of the distinct features of RLBL suits. I think the cost will be a bit high to fix that. What size are you?

40R almost always - 40L once in a great while
post #23089 of 29422
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


40R almost always - 40L once in a great while

RLBL is a bit weird. I also am 40R (only with RLBL) and because they're DROP 7, I had to have the pants tailored to 31/32. The jacket fit me perfect but it is a bit tight around the armpit area and so it would cause the shirt to bunch up there. I really suggest against going with the sports jacket. Will be some work that will cost $$$.

post #23090 of 29422
Bout how much would you guess? I got it at a deep discount and if the results will be good I don't mind paying for it.

I have access to an excellent tailor who does bespoke work in my city.

I'll be bringing him the jacket but I can't until next week - that's the only reason I'm asking how much you think it could cost instead of just waiting for him to tell me.
post #23091 of 29422
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Bout how much would you guess? I got it at a deep discount and if the results will be good I don't mind paying for it.

I have access to an excellent tailor who does bespoke work in my city.

I'll be bringing him the jacket but I can't until next week - that's the only reason I'm asking how much you think it could cost instead of just waiting for him to tell me.

I think there is a TAILOR section in SF where they can give you better advice. Take a pic and see what they say. Hope the discount was very good.

post #23092 of 29422

Looking for sizing advice in Charles Tyrwhitt Extra slim fit shirts

I'm 5'8 and 135-138lb for reference

XS in uniqlo slim fit oxford

What size would I be?

 

Thanks

post #23093 of 29422
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

Looking for sizing advice in Charles Tyrwhitt Extra slim fit shirts
I'm 5'8 and 135-138lb for reference
XS in uniqlo slim fit oxford
What size would I be?

Thanks

I'd guess 15/32 or possibly a 14.5/32 or thereabouts. I am 5'8" 150 and wear a 15.5/32, for reference.

In previous shirt brands, what have your neck and sleeve length measurements been?

The thing to keep in mind with shirt measurements (perhaps this is just stating the obvious) is that the neck has to fit, and the sleeve length is pegged to the length of your arms, so those are the only two dimensions that you need to know. Whether the shirt fits your body or not is a product of the maker's cut and cannot be fixed by dropping to a different size of neck or sleeve, since those will just fit you wrong in those two elements.

My suggestion is to buy one shirt with a neck and sleeve length that is right for you, and hope it fits well. I've found that Tyrwhitt ESF is slimmer fitting than Brooks ESF, for what it's worth, and a more athletic cut (more drop between chest and waist). If you are skinny-skinny with relatively little drop, then Brooks ESF may actually be better.
post #23094 of 29422

Could somebody recommend some dress shoes that meet the following criteria:

 

Medium to high quality leather

Available in a wider fit (E/G American/UK)

Average to rounded toe (not pointed)

Classic dress shoe styling

Quality blake stitching

Thinner than average soles

 

I love the quality and fit of English shoes, but I want to find a sleeker sole without the welt in the $300-600 range. Can somebody give me some direction?

post #23095 of 29422
Hi SF,

Does anyone know if Tramps Tailor OP and Art's Tailor Thaniya in Bangkok have a contact email? If so, would you be willing to supply me their details? It looks like I'll have a tight schedule in Bangkok, just over a week, and I would like to make contact with them before I travel.

Cheers
post #23096 of 29422
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Hey guys I just notice this tear on my loafers, should I take these in to the cobbler immediately? Is it just a simple resole? Also should I have gotten a resole earlier based on how much wear there is now? Thanks! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



They're fine, keep wearing them. What you have there is a channeled sole, where a small cut is made for the stitching holding the sole to the welt, and then glued shut again after the stitching goes in. As the sole wears, the channel often opens up and exposes the stitching- nothing to worry about, just part of the expected life of that sole. Get a resole when you're close to wearing a hole in the sole- if you push on the middle, it'll depress really easily.
post #23097 of 29422

Just a quick question---what do you think would be the reasonable price of a Jack victor (Saks house brand) cashmere sportcoat, size 46L, 2nd hand but no signs of wear at all if worn at all, but from 2007?  the style hasn't really changed from 2007

post #23098 of 29422
Anybody have experience on Billy Reid OCBD in term of quality and fit?
post #23099 of 29422

Hi there,

I just bought this light summer jacket recently. Unfortunately it does not have any label in the inside at all.

There is a "Made in Italy" label on the neck from the inside. The only thing which might help to identify the jacket is a small, hand written label, which I found in the inside pocket (see pic). Does anyone have a guess what it might be? Is it possible that the jacket comes from a small tailor´s shop? I don´t even know what the material is, I guess it is either canvas or linen but it is quite soft. Actually it looks pretty high quality and I would wear it anyway but I´m apparently curious.

Oh, and there is one strange thing about it, there is a small paper between the fabric and the lining (which must be removed) with the number 48265059.

Does anyone of you have any idea what this jacket could be? Thanks!

 

Here is the pic of the paper found in the pocket:

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/8846/8h8z.jpg
 

 

Here you can check out the rest of the pictures:

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/3412/wseh.jpg

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/7725/a8pa.jpg

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/6734/auc.JPG

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img94/1416/uqs0.jpg

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img838/7681/odrl.jpg

 

and the paper with the mysterious number :

 

http://imageshack.us/a/img14/1693/74a6.jpg

post #23100 of 29422

How are RLBL shoes regarded? I have a pair and I am happy with them. I would like to get another cap toe under for $600~$1,000. Any suggestions? Tramezza? Botched spelling fo sho~

 

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