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post #23566 of 28324
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http://m.imgur.com/lmPzf0T,jSG3tst

Thoughts on this sportcoat? Style, can it be dressed up and down? Pants to pair it with

That would make a nice casual suit, but I don't like it as a sports coat.
post #23567 of 28324
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Hi every body,

I almost never have to wear suit because I live in hot weather country and my workplace doesn't require to wear.
I'm recently interested in fabric which is called "quilt cotton fabric" and I just think about a suit could be made from it.
What is quilt cotton fabric and it can be made a suit? Please help to advice me.
Thank you very much.
Please help me, thank you.

I would advise you not to get custom suits made from weird fabrics if you almost never wear suits.

If you only need one suit for the occasional wedding/funeral/court appearance, make it conservative and versatile, grey or navy. As you're in a hot country, tropical wool, fresco etc. If you want a more casual suit consider linen.
post #23568 of 28324
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First post so hello everyone.


I've been properly working out for about 3 years now, and have reached a stage where buying clothes that aren't t shirts is getting nearly impossible.


My main problem is trying to find a jacket that fits. I'm not claiming to be Ronnie Coleman, but my shoulders are quite broad, and give any jacket I try on the dreaded 'shoulder divots'.


Is there a solution to this problem that a seamstress/tailor can address? Or am I looking at getting a jacket tailor made?


Buying a larger jacket and getting it taken in isn't really an option, as even 116/44 or 46 jackets give me this problem.


I'm 6' and 95kg if that helps


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You can get almost anything fixed by a tailor, what you have to consider is it worth it? Would it be cheaper to buy M2M clothing instead of something off the rack that you will have to invest $100's of dollars getting tailored? I guess it depends on your budget and what you are looking for 1 sport coat to wear out or an entire wardrobe full of suits. There are many new M2M companies that are reasonably priced.

Cheapest solution would just be to take it a bit easier at the gym.
post #23569 of 28324
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I would advise you not to get custom suits made from weird fabrics if you almost never wear suits.

If you only need one suit for the occasional wedding/funeral/court appearance, make it conservative and versatile, grey or navy. As you're in a hot country, tropical wool, fresco etc. If you want a more casual suit consider linen.
Thank you for your reply.
post #23570 of 28324
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That would make a nice casual suit, but I don't like it as a sports coat.

Could you elaborate why that is?  The pattern and texture seem to be like a sportcoat to me.  Is it the color and matching to pants which is a concern?

post #23571 of 28324
How much larger should the shoulder measurement of an overcoat be than a suit jacket in order to fit over it well?
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Nicksixx,
Guys tend to be very loyal to a brand and once they find one that they look good and fits them well they are a customer for life.
The difficult bit is finding the right brand in the first place . Most tailors have a house signature block, and you will spend a fortune on alterations
if you try to fit a square peg into a round hole as it were. You need to find the one that you most nearly fit and always make sure they have an in-house tailoring service.
Maybe ask around your gym if there are professional guys with a similar shape to you where they shop, you can't beat a good recommendation ?

Its good for your mental as well as physical well-being to work out a few times a week. But you will be in a much better shape if you
go for an all round cardio workout rather than just focusing on power lifting every time .
Also avoid like the plague those bulking up supplements or you will never get in anything except a T shirt !
post #23573 of 28324
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Could you elaborate why that is?  The pattern and texture seem to be like a sportcoat to me.  Is it the color and matching to pants which is a concern?

Colour doesn't help (buttons also look a bit suity), but boxcheck like that just seems better as a suit to me. Can't explain why succinctly, but it's something that has been discussed here before, try searching. Cloth looks like a flannel, which is also more a suiting than an odd jacket cloth to my mind.
post #23574 of 28324

Hi, I'm trying to purchase one of the Edward jackets from Walker Slater over the internet, and the trouble is that my chest measures 39" (shoulders 17.5", waist 33"). Should I size up to 40 or down to 38? 

 

I realize this question is highly specific to Walker Slater jackets, but in the alternative could anyone suggest if it is generally a better idea to size up or down?

post #23575 of 28324
Can someone give me some advice on how much to shorten these pants by to end up with a quarter break? I don't like how they're puddling in the front. I'm thinking about 0.5 inches to 0.75 inches each

The tropical wool seems to drape the worst. Very messy look.


Brown tropical wool (Howard Yount) - 41.75 inches from waist to hem
brown_zps14ae1422.jpg


Khaki medium weight wool (Polo RL by Corneliani) - 41.25 inches from waist to hem
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Grey flannel (Polo RL by Corneliani) - 41.5 inches from waist to hem
grey_zps921183c7.jpg


I'd like to end up with something like this:


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Edited by jrd617 - 9/16/13 at 7:49pm
post #23576 of 28324
@jrd: I recommend the tailor's fit thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/3870#post_6600621

A few tailors frequent the thread and Despos has even reappeared in recent days. They can offer expert opinion.
post #23577 of 28324

Hey fellas,

 

First time poster. What's the feeling regarding mother of pearl dials on men's watches? I know Rolex does it on the Submariner. Here's another example on an homage:

 

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_u20GxB_am24/SjzkBag3vEI/AAAAAAAADTA/BDyGeLdPSIc/s800/IMG_9328.JPG

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww204/MoonPhased/Fathers-Day-wrist-1.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3072/snv30102ht6.jpg

post #23578 of 28324
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Can someone give me some advice on how much to shorten these pants by to end up with a quarter break?

Just shorten until they're short enough.
post #23579 of 28324

I have a beige v-neck sweater(http://www.mcgregor.be/heren-pullover-loup-v-neck-beige.html) and I find it difficult to pair it with a dress shirt. 
Most of the time I use it with a blue or with dress shirt, but I think it's to boring.
Does somebody have suggestions? 

post #23580 of 28324
Hey I'm getting married soon in a daytime event but I really wouldn't like to be wearing a suit, I know it's a crime to use a tux before 6 pm but I'm the groom isn't there a license like wearing a red bow tie without a cummerbund and vest? Or something else... Any suggestions I really want to our a classic black tux
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