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Any recommendations as to where to purchase good dress belts for skinny men? As in, I'd get Brooks Brothers, EGs or one of the trad staples, but with a 27" waistline, most of the belts I've come across won't fit.

It's easy to make belts shorter, just not longer...
post #23177 of 28545
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It's easy to make belts shorter, just not longer...

Only if it's the "trim to fit" type. Many belts I've seen are riveted with a set length.
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I was trying on a suit with which I fell in love. While the tailor was pinning me up I was playing around with the inside pocket checking out the tag, etc. and one of the pins on my sleeve pricked the inside (interior) of the jacket just behind the lapel. It made two tiny pulls in the fabric, which are almost invisible to the naked eye, likely because of the dark fabric. I mentioned it to the tailor and they thought I was talking about a slight wrinkle, which could be pressed out.

Anyway, I left it pinned and declined purchasing right away. I feel bad, and I am imagine since it's the interior not many people would notice, but am I being obsessive (i have a streak) or do these things happen and I should get the suit I want, or should I walk away....

What do you think?
post #23179 of 28545

Quick question, please what are these tops called? - http://pinterest.com/pin/358458451561967668/

I'd be very much interested in getting some of these, but I don't know what to search for. Thanks!

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Hello, I am getting married in a couple of weeks and will be wearing a tuxedo (it's an evening wedding). I am slim and my tuxedo is altered to fit beautifully (it's a shawl collar) and my shirt is made to measure. The final detail is studs for the shirt: I was thinking classic black onyx tuxedo studs; the salesman suggested that square studs would work better with the overall slim-fit nature of the outfit. Does this ring true?

post #23181 of 28545

Good afternoon all.....new member to SF, although I've been a reader for some time. 

 

Couple quick questions re: Borrelli dress shirts Sizing/Fit....I'm considering buying one or two online and I've noticed that sleeve length is not consistent with neck size from shirt to shirt, ie. some 18s indicate 37 sleeves, some 18s indicate 36 sleeves....does anyone know if these sizes differences indicate actual sleeve size, or am I simply seeing inconsistencies due to whoever is providing the info online. 

 

Also, I typically wear 18/36, regular cut...can sometimes wear a slimmer cut....any idea which sizing would be best in a Borrelli dress shirt?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #23182 of 28545
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

[quoteWhat do you think?
1. I think that the flaws are inside the pocket and nearly invisible to the naked eye, and so not really sufficient to cause me to pass on a suit which I otherwise loved.

2. I think that since by your own admission you caused the flaws - due to your playing around with the inside of the pocket, while you knew you had pins on your sleeve - you ought to buy the suit.

Otherwise, it's like going into an art gallery, and saying you'll buy a particular painting. Then, while the painting is being packed up, you cause some trivial damage to it, and decide that since the painting is now damaged you've changed your mind and no longer wish to buy it.

You break it, you buy it. And yeah, the "breakage" in this case may be minor, but it is enough to cause a potential purchaser (namely, you) to decide not to buy the suit. So clearly it is of at least some significance, to some potential purchasers.

At the very least, you should explain to the seller exactly what you did, and offer financial compensation for the damage. But the better solution is to simply buy the suit. It's the easiest way to spare the seller any financial loss or inconvenience, and you'll be getting a suit which you loved before you caused some all-but-undetectable damage to it.

And maybe this will help you get over your psychological issues with "flawlessness." semi smile.gif
post #23183 of 28545
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Originally Posted by N3RVE View Post

Quick question, please what are these tops called? - http://pinterest.com/pin/358458451561967668/

I'd be very much interested in getting some of these, but I don't know what to search for. Thanks!

 

As in the coat (or overcoat)? Or are you looking for advice on what type of coat it is?

 

For me, these days they're just generically referred to as coats. You might want to search for a 'single breasted' coat if that's the style you're looking for - the coat in the picture is single breasted.

post #23184 of 28545
Quick question about Lee and Levis denim jackets...Lee Europe has the Rider...how does it compare to the U.S. Levis trucker jacket? I know both of them, the Lee in particular, are classics, but is the Lee version worth the eighty or do extra dollars? Thanks.
post #23185 of 28545
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Originally Posted by robertjw25 View Post

Hello, I am getting married in a couple of weeks and will be wearing a tuxedo (it's an evening wedding). I am slim and my tuxedo is altered to fit beautifully (it's a shawl collar) and my shirt is made to measure. The final detail is studs for the shirt: I was thinking classic black onyx tuxedo studs; the salesman suggested that square studs would work better with the overall slim-fit nature of the outfit. Does this ring true?

Sounds like he's trying to sell you something.
post #23186 of 28545

after wool, are flannel or tweed pants more formal (all other things being equal)?

post #23187 of 28545
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

after wool, are flannel or tweed pants more formal (all other things being equal)?

Flannel and tweed pants are made out of wool, or other materials pretending to be wool (but for now, we're going to pretend polyester doesn't exist). Wool is a material, flannel and tweed are fabrics made from that material, and are distinguished by weave. Just as khakis and jeans are both cotton pants.

As for the question you were trying to ask, flannel would be more formal than tweed, other factors being equal. The smoother the texture, the more formal, and tweed is just about as rough as it's possible to get.
post #23188 of 28545
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Originally Posted by kib0913 View Post

Should I wear light colors on overcast/cloudy days? For some reason it doesn't feel right.

Grey skies, grey palette.
post #23189 of 28545
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Flannel and tweed pants are made out of wool, or other materials pretending to be wool (but for now, we're going to pretend polyester doesn't exist). Wool is a material, flannel and tweed are fabrics made from that material, and are distinguished by weave. Just as khakis and jeans are both cotton pants.

As for the question you were trying to ask, flannel would be more formal than tweed, other factors being equal. The smoother the texture, the more formal, and tweed is just about as rough as it's possible to get.

Sorry about the wording (I wasn't sure how to ask it) thanks for the answer!
post #23190 of 28545

Hey all, 

 

I'm looking for recommendations for a pair of dark brown double monk straps. Price range is $2-300, I live in Manhattan. 

I've been looking at Meermin, but a little hesitant to buy import something I haven't tried on. Any other recs? 

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