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So i have a question. Does anybody know the difference in inches of the overall jacket length as well as the sleeve length between suit jackets that are Short, Regular, and Long.

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Originally Posted by stackvibe View Post

So i have a question. Does anybody know the difference in inches of the overall jacket length as well as the sleeve length between suit jackets that are Short, Regular, and Long.


It is all specific to the garment in question.  A couple Pal Zileri 40L suits I own measure 31" BOC.  Other brands, such as Hickey Freeman, have some 40Rs that measure >31" BOC.

1) If in store, obviously try them online.

2) If online, request measurements on shoulder, chest, sleeve, and BOC.  Compare against a well-fitting jacket you own.

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Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but would silk crepe de chine make a good pocket square?
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Is light weight flannel an oxymoron?
Kind of, sort of.

I would suggest you read the February 7, 2011, entry of "A Suitable Wardrobe," titled "What is Flannel," which may be found at http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2011/02/what-is-flannel.html.

I quote the conclusion, below:

The combination of the process and the mixed wools used to produce flannel mean that it cannot be produced in weights lighter than 12 ounces, or about 360 grams. The lighter cloth that goes by the same name is actually a worsted that neither looks nor wears exactly like the woolen versions but has its place in warmer weather.
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

what is the general consensus of paisley and plaid ties?

Coming back into style, certainly.
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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?

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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?


I wish the term "metrosexual" meant "attracted to large buildings," like that woman with the Eiffel Tower. Instead, it's a term made up by the media ten years ago so insecure guys could feel okay about wearing clothes from Banana Republic and having nice nails.

 

It's such a lame term. It's like "hipster" but with even less meaning.

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So i have a question. Does anybody know the difference in inches of the overall jacket length as well as the sleeve length between suit jackets that are Short, Regular, and Long.

How long is a piece of string?

There is no standard. Even the same brand and cut will measure differently from one item to the next.
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Are we metrosexual because we care so much about clothing and style?
http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s07e08-south-park-is-gay
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I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one? Would it be noticeable that the coat was altered?
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I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one?
Assuming the single breasted winter coat fits even remotely well, it's probably not possible. It's unlikely that the necessary material is present.

But even if somehow it could be done, you might well get better results, for less money, by simply buying a double breasted coat. (This sort of answer tends to be true when discussing most sorts of major clothing surgery.)
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I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.

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I got a rather ridiculous question. Is it possible for a tailor to change a SB winter coat into a DB one? Would it be noticeable that the coat was altered?

Nope. The structure of the coat, especially the lapels, is very different.
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.

That is totally a preference call. If you're not wearing braces, are you wearing a belt? If so, you're going to need loops.
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm getting a MTM suit made from ProperSuit.

My question is about the waist: what style should I get: belt loops, no belt loops, or "buckle and strape". Anyone have any experience with this? I will not be using suspenders / braces.
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Also known as side adjusters. Some people quite like them, it's all personal preference. I would recommend getting either belt loops (and wearing a belt) or getting the adjusters if you don't wear suspenders- even MTM, I'd want to ensure my pants have some room for adjustment.
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