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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

When/where should I buy clothes?


A) New York - 1 week before Christmas 

NY. biggrin.gif
post #23462 of 29351
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post
 

I've been invited to an art deco wedding with a 1920's and 30's theme.

 

Is there any way to pull that off without spending bucks on clothes I'll never wear again?

 

I'll be flying to Austin, TX for the wedding.

 

All suggestions appreciated...

 

Thanks,

 

I'd look at this the other way round: if you were to buy a sharply tailored double breasted suit, with fairly wide peak lapels in a bold Prince of Wales check, trousers high-waisted with buttoned braces (suspenders) and turn-ups (cuffs), and then wear it with a high-collared white shirt and a strong striped tie, add a pair of spectator shoes (I just bought a classic black and white "Broadstreet" from the Allen Edmonds shoe bank for $99), and of course, a neat cream linen pocket handkerchief....then...

 

You would indeed have "spent bucks", but you would and should most certainly be wearing them again, and probably better dressed than you've ever been.  20s/30s is sharp as hell, and as it happens, rather current at the moment. The only more frivolous touch might be a neat grey fedora hat, but that doesn't have to be expensive, and if you've got the balls, there's no law says you can't wear that again either.

 

Do it. :)


Edited by mimo - 9/9/13 at 6:03am
post #23463 of 29351
I am looking for a minimalist cotton jacket-bomber.

I would exclude Baracutta from the list because the curtain like thing that runs on the back. I would love to buy Valstarino jacket but they do not have 52 size in stock in Japan and I cannot have order processed through their website and the emails I am sending to them bounce back.

Would someone be able to recommend an online store offering Valstarino products, preferably men and women lines, or a substitute for them in a minimalist type of blouson jacket?

Thanks in advance
post #23464 of 29351
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post


NY. biggrin.gif

 

Awesome! Let's hope I won't regret it after Christmas (totally ignoring possible Boxing Day sales...) :P

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Can someone please explain to me the relation if any between the "S" number of wool and the weight as measured in ounces and the relation of each of these to the durability of the fabric?

 

I assume that other factors being equal the lower the "S" number the more durable the fabric, while the greater the weight the more durable, but is either of these a better predictor of durability than the other?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #23466 of 29351
I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?
post #23467 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post

I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

post #23468 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

 



First off, I got a great deal - paid only $200 for it. Secondly, I'm also thinking about it for alterations. It would be significantly cheaper if I could avoid having the sleeves taken up at the shoulders. Plus, I could have my tailor do the work for me if I feel uncomfortable using a seam ripper to do it myself.

I'm more concerned with knowing whether any imperfections will be left behind where the stiching was. I'm not too concerned with the fact that its a Canali SC, I just liked the fit and fabric.
post #23469 of 29351

Is this suit too big? 

post #23470 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

 



First off, I got a great deal - paid only $200 for it. Secondly, I'm also thinking about it for alterations. It would be significantly cheaper if I could avoid having the sleeves taken up at the shoulders. Plus, I could have my tailor do the work for me if I feel uncomfortable using a seam ripper to do it myself.

I'm more concerned with knowing whether any imperfections will be left behind where the stiching was. I'm not too concerned with the fact that its a Canali SC, I just liked the fit and fabric.

I recently bought a shirt at a thrift store with a monogram, when I used the thread puller you could still see the indentations of the monogram and I pulled a few extra threads so am going to wind up re-donating it. I guess if you have to have the sleeves significantly hemmed you would need them removed I guess I would verify with my tailor and let them do it.

post #23471 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post

I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?

 

Don't do it.  If you want working sleeve buttons, then buy a jacket that has them.  Leave this the way it was made (I have one too, and found it similarly irritating, but it IS a lovely thing.)

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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post
 

Is this suit too big? 

Yes it is.  Next!

post #23472 of 29351

If I only own 3 ties in my life, which ones should they be specifically?

 

Solid navy, solid burgundy and solid silver? (all silk)

post #23473 of 29351
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

 

Yes it is.  Next!

Yea...I see that.  Didn't know it until I saw the photo though!  Ouch

post #23474 of 29351

^

Manton says (as far as I recall):

1. Black knit or grenadine.

2. Navy knit or grenadine.

 

I would make #3 an A&S repp tie, but I'm an American so I can do those with impunity. Otherwise, a twill neat of some kind would be good. Madder would be great, if it weren't seasonal.

 

I don't like navy ties with navy jackets that much, so I might suggest a burgundy instead, but he knows better than I do.

post #23475 of 29351
I'm looking for a nice fitting lambswool shawl collar sweater. JCrew would normally by my go-to but they don't seem to have any option other than a cotton blend. Any help?
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