Is there a way to know how much the tailor can let the waist out? I gained some pounds and it was a bit tight before but definitely too tight now
Is 1-1.5 inches standard or is there an actual way to tell
Because it is difficult to convey tone over the internet, I'd like to say firstly that I am genuinely asking you this, not being argumentative or defensive.
I know it is hard to tell from a picture online, unless there is blatant dimpling, but how do you personally determine the correct amount of overhang? I have always looked for minimal overhang, and have been under the impression that the strong British shoulders were built up, not out, and should still have minimal overhang.
A few of my suits (usually ones I've bought online) have a bit more overhang than I like, and while I don't look bad in them, I perpetually feel that they are like half a size too big.
I'll bite. As much as I love houndstooth it can be a bit dizzying in black and white and on a tie like that. Personal preference on this one would be shepherd check.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, and yea, I am a tennis player, and built like the prototypical one, so I understand about not being able to wear something. Zenga suits in particular look like hell on me. Beautiful on the rack, and then I put the thing on, and I look like a used car salesman.
I always felt that with roped shoulders that the torso section of the jacket should end in the same place as with a natural shoulder, and then the roped sleeve kind of bolstered the silouette a bit. Next time I get a rainy weekend that I try to kill at the mall, I will have to try on a bunch of jackets and be a bit more open minded.
I am in the market for a shepherd check, but saw a nice houndstooth on someone, and thought it might be a good/different substitute. Given my unwillingness to pay full price for anything I will probably buy the first one I get a good deal on.
I appreciate your opinion, and you kind of echoed my suspicion that the Shepherd would be a bit more useful.
I love the RL flannel pants, but there has to be a better value pair out there. I saw some Lord and Taylor house branded ones (Black and Brown maybe is the brand? I forget.) that weren't terrible, but didn't blow me away.
I love wearing cords in the fall/winter, but they are too casual for most things, tough to beat charcoal, and mid gray flannel.
Would appreciate any help on this. I wear UK size 8 on the loake aldwych. Am contemplating ordering AE Mora and Broadstreet. Does anyone know what size would work best - 8.5 (on the US measurement which AE use) ? Or are there any differences I should be aware of ? I only ask as I tried using the sizing guide on the AE website and I seem to be 11.5 (which cant be right and I must be doing something wrong).
Just came back from the Burberry store. My friend who works there is offering me a 50% discount on whatever suit I purchase along with any additional tailoring being taken care of. I have two questions...
1. I will be using this suit for evening/formal events. Mind you, in my culture, we don't wear tuxedos to weddings, so this suit may also come in handy for those situations.
2. Burberry doesn't sell matching vests. If I choose to go 3 piece, any advice on what vest I should look for to ensure it doesn't look too off?
3. Can I get away with wearing this at work as well? I noticed it has some silk in it, giving it a bit of a shiny effect.