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post #24976 of 28724
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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post


I live in the Dallas, TX area, though I'm about 45 minutes away from downtown. I'm sure I could find some if I search on the forums. Will just take me a bit.

A SF poster named Despos is a tailor in Dallas and does bespoke quality work - tons of people here rave about his work, too. He may not do basic alterations but you could always PM him and ask who he recommends in the Dallas area for alterations.
post #24977 of 28724
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Originally Posted by xman74 View Post

Will I look ridiculously formal around all the blue and gray suits?!
Well, it's tough to say absolutely, but I can tell you that if I were attending a work-related social event, and all the men there (including me) were wearing traditional, conservative blue or grey suits, and some fellow then showed up wearing a velvet jacket and slim-fitting tuxedo pants, yeah, I might well think he was a tool. Or at least that he lacked some common sense.

Your desire to "push the limits a little" is fine. But not so much at work-related functions, full of bankers in blue and grey suits, as in purely social occasions. And a velvet jacket and the slim-fitting pants from your black tuxedo, would leave you pushing the limits not just a little, but too much. Sometimes, it's a fine line separating "creative limits tester" and "the fool." Do try not to cross that line.
post #24978 of 28724
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Originally Posted by tcln1456 View Post
 

I'm thinking about getting a Sterlingwear Authentic Peacoat in Navy, my only issue is the sizing. I've already searched SF for full measurements, but I couldn't find any.

 

5'9", 145 lbs

 

Chest: 38”

Arm (CB, held straight): 32.5”

Waist: 31”

Hip: 36”

Arm circumference: 12”

 

 

 

Would a 36R fit? I've been told to size down (and that SW's size guide isn't accurate).

 

Does anyone have measurements for a 36R, or have similar dimensions and would like to offer some advice?

 

EDIT: Specifically shoulder width measurements

@tcln1456  - you;re probably gonna want a 34. I've got pretty similar measurements to you and that's the size that I got last year. sold the coat because I didn't like the fit all that much and here are the measurements from the 34R I bought and sold last yr:

 

P2P: 20.25"

shoulder: 18"

length (back): 30"

sleeves from shoulder: 24"

sleeves from pit: 17"

post #24979 of 28724
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


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bumping this since no responses

club soda perhaps.

post #24980 of 28724
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

is there any point in trying to get fairly small, darker stains out of a dark tie?

if so, what's the best course of action? i'm referring to NICE ties (i have a stain on a charvet that i'd love to get out)
Difficult to say, without examining the tie. Not all "fairly small, darker stains" are alike, after all. Nor are all ties.

The cheaper option would be to attempt to do it yourself. You could buy some Amodex Ink & Stain Remover, which is inexpensive and well thought of in various fountain pen circles as a way of removing ink stains from neckties, and have a go at it. Depending on the stain and the tie, it might work perfectly well. Or it might not.

The better - but considerably more costly - option would be to send the tie to Tie Crafters, and let them try to make it right.
post #24981 of 28724

I'm trying to sell something. When they ask me " how much shipped", what exactly does that mean, Am I paying for shipping, are they? Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

 

Also, whats the best parcel service from Toronto to the States? ( price wise)

post #24982 of 28724
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post
 

@tcln1456  - you;re probably gonna want a 34. I've got pretty similar measurements to you and that's the size that I got last year. sold the coat because I didn't like the fit all that much and here are the measurements from the 34R I bought and sold last yr:

 

P2P: 20.25"

shoulder: 18"

length (back): 30"

sleeves from shoulder: 24"

sleeves from pit: 17"

@bik2101 Regarding the fit, was it too boxy? What other peacoat brands would you recommend besides Sterlingwear?


Edited by tcln1456 - 12/4/13 at 7:35pm
post #24983 of 28724

I ordered a full zip vest from Brooks Brothers last week.   To my horror, it had 2 holes in it!  I heard Brooks Brothers made good stuff, but this experience has confounded me.  I suppose some deals (even black friday deals) are too good to be true.  That said, if I was looking for a good quality cotton vest and sweater, which companies would be good to consider.  Things to keep in mind: size wise, I am a slightly husky; with regard to my height, I am around 5 ft 5 inches; and economically speaking, I just started my career,  so wouldn't want to spend too much.  Any good suggestions? 

post #24984 of 28724
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

Yes.
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How van you tell if a jacket is orphaned or odd?
Reason I ask is this Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma jacket I have in front of me now.
post #24986 of 28724
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

I'm trying to sell something. When they ask me " how much shipped", what exactly does that mean, Am I paying for shipping, are they? Are they asking for a total price to pay with shipping included?

Also, whats the best parcel service from Toronto to the States? ( price wise)

I was told trackable post is good and takes about a week or so.

The more express methods of sending are double the cost or greater, it appears.
post #24987 of 28724
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

How van you tell if a jacket is orphaned or odd?
Reason I ask is this Hugo Boss Einstein Sigma jacket I have in front of me now.

Blatant orphan. Kill with fire...
post #24988 of 28724
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Blatant orphan. Kill with fire...
Thought as much. It was a non-typical texture/fabric for a boss suit though.
Edited by DjangoV - 12/5/13 at 4:09pm
post #24989 of 28724
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Originally Posted by tcln1456 View Post
 

@bik2101 Regarding the fit, was it too boxy? What other peacoat brands would you recommend besides Sterlingwear?

i thought it was too boxy. i just ended up buying a vintage us navy peacoat off of ebay

post #24990 of 28724

Hey everyone,

 

I have a question concerning what to buy next regarding shirts. I recently lost quite some weight so had to re-establish my closet. First of all, I am very short (1.65m, 5'5) and now athletic build. Therefore, no OTR shirt so far fit me despite for maybe H&M shirts which are rather tight around the chest. Therefore, I've decided to make use of online tailors. My first shirt was from iTailor, a pink one (yeah I know, but it was their deal of the week and I needed to get my measurements right), however the fit wasn't great as there is no possibility for input of for example biceps. Hereafter, I ordered my first white (classic collar, no pocket etc) shirt which is their test shirt. The fit was great, however, the biceps one centimeter too tight. So hereafter, I ordered another one of their test shirts, the OCBD (light) blue.

 

So long story short, now I have the measurements right, I want to order shirts with a bit more quality. So now my question it, what should I get. So far I have:

 

- White dress shirt

- OCBD light blue

- Grey & black shirt from H&M

 

I am thinking about getting a shirt with gingham pattern, but my girlfriend thinks it is for old people. Therefore, styleforum, I ask you for your suggestions (I was thinking about Luxire).

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