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post #23956 of 28512
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Originally Posted by HeywoodJablome View Post

Thanks for the feedback.  I won't wear a tux.  I will wear either the navy suit, or a midnight blue velvet sport coat with charcoal slacks, white shirt, and charcoal bow tie, and fun pocket square.

Wear the velvet jacket with a black bowtie. And black trousers. Perfect cocktail attire, and you won't feel underdressed if others are wearing tuxes. biggrin.gif

I love velvet jackets for evenings.
post #23957 of 28512

I am considering buying this gray suit but I am wondering if this is kinda redundant considering that I already have dark navy blue, navy blue, royal blue, and spanish blue. I have my eyes set on a light grey glen plaid but it is DB. What seems to be the better choice? One above or the one below?


post #23958 of 28512
A glen plaid is a must! Grab it! biggrin.gif
post #23959 of 28512
I'm a third year law student who has three years left at university/college. I bought a crappy Ben Sherman vinyl leatherette looking duffle bag in my first year that's broken and no longer zips up. I realize now that I should have started with a Filson. Is it worth it now to buy a Filson messenger for my remaining student years? My reservation is that messenger bags don't seem useful or practical any time other than being a student because it is not big enough to travel with nor stylish enough for office use. What should I do?

(a) Buy the Filson
(b) Buy a stylish larger bag that will double later on in life as my carry-on, like this for example http://killspencer.com/weekender/charcoal-grey-leather-weekender-3-1.html
(c) Keep using my current duffle which at this stage is a gussied-up plastic bag
(d) Other

Thanks and sorry about this being a longer question, I just didn't want to start a new thread
post #23960 of 28512
You need a duffle bag and a messenger bag. Both. Not either or.
post #23961 of 28512
You will never, never, not need a messenger bag.

I am a 31(?) year old auto mechanic, and I have about a dozen of them.

Buy the damn messenger bag, it will last your entire life, and you will be amazed how much you use it.

Later in life, buy more bags. Overnight duffles, carry-ons, shaving bags, real luggage, brief-cases...

Just buy good stuff, add them one at a time as you can, and they will last forever.

J
post #23962 of 28512
I'm trying to learn a little about fit. I've slimmed down recently and have been trying some slim-fitting shirts. To varying degrees, most of them seem to pull a little from the second-to-top button to about 2/3 down the shoulder. Here's the most exaggerated example that I have:



What aspect of the shirt (or of my body) causes this? Is it something that can be inexpensively tailored? Pictured is a Ralph Lauren slim fit.

Thanks in advance.
post #23963 of 28512
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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

I'm trying to learn a little about fit. I've slimmed down recently and have been trying some slim-fitting shirts. To varying degrees, most of them seem to pull a little from the second-to-top button to about 2/3 down the shoulder. Here's the most exaggerated example that I have:



What aspect of the shirt (or of my body) causes this? Is it something that can be inexpensively tailored? Pictured is a Ralph Lauren slim fit.

Thanks in advance.
Too tight I think. Cut not good for u
Let's see what others also say about that
post #23964 of 28512
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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

I'm trying to learn a little about fit. I've slimmed down recently and have been trying some slim-fitting shirts. To varying degrees, most of them seem to pull a little from the second-to-top button to about 2/3 down the shoulder. Here's the most exaggerated example that I have:



What aspect of the shirt (or of my body) causes this? Is it something that can be inexpensively tailored? Pictured is a Ralph Lauren slim fit.

Thanks in advance.

Looks to me like your shoulders are too broad for this shirt, which is causing the V wrinkle. Problem with many slim fit shirts is that the slimming is done primarily (or completely) by narrowing the entire torso (keeping more or less vertical sides). Many people who want a more shaped fit want a shirt that TAPERS more than standard (in a jacket we would call this a 'drop', as the difference between chest and waist measurements). The result is that when you find a shirt that fits the shoulders the waist is still too wide (can be corrected by a tailor) or that when you find a shirt that fits in the waist, the shoulders are too narrow (which really isn't reasonably fixable).

post #23965 of 28512
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post

Looks to me like your shoulders are too broad for this shirt, which is causing the V wrinkle. Problem with many slim fit shirts is that the slimming is done primarily (or completely) by narrowing the entire torso (keeping more or less vertical sides). Many people who want a more shaped fit want a shirt that TAPERS more than standard (in a jacket we would call this a 'drop', as the difference between chest and waist measurements). The result is that when you find a shirt that fits the shoulders the waist is still too wide (can be corrected by a tailor) or that when you find a shirt that fits in the waist, the shoulders are too narrow (which really isn't reasonably fixable).

What is the approximate cost to have a shirt tapered? I have quite a few that are too blousey when tucked in, and I'm not sure if I should just buy slimmer ones, or bother having them altered.

J
post #23966 of 28512
Thanks SBear, that makes a lot of sense. You too, sparrow.
post #23967 of 28512
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

What is the approximate cost to have a shirt tapered? I have quite a few that are too blousey when tucked in, and I'm not sure if I should just buy slimmer ones, or bother having them altered.

J
Try darts should be cheaper
It's a stitch that tapers
post #23968 of 28512
Thanks!

J
post #23969 of 28512

If you get an MTM shirt is it a better idea to get darts made into the shirt by the tailor or have less fabric at the back? And if darts is the option, how do you specify the amount of cloth to taper?

post #23970 of 28512
Mtm wouldn't have darts
Darts are for slimming. Rack items
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