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post #25066 of 29372
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

Any stores in NYC that stock grey flannel trousers?

I'm after a pair similar to Epaulet's Rudy-fit (room in seat but tapered leg opening) but I can't afford to wait weeks for it to be made. Need to try in-store and buy right away.

Grey flannels are a staple, so just about anywhere ought to have them. I'm not from NYC, but I am sure one or all of Brooks Bros, Nordstrom, or Macy's will have something. Sears if you are looking for a cheap pair. Of those Nordstrom is probably the best quality per dollar, with BB being highest quality of those I listed.
post #25067 of 29372

Gents,

I'm on the look for a duffle coat and considering either grey (charcoal) or tan. I bought a BB medium duffle from ebay and it was gigantic!


I wear a 38 jacket and was hoping to wear this coat over a sweatshirt/sweater/blazer. Should I size up to a 40? Do gloverall duffles fit a little less bulky-ish? I could fit 2 of me in the BB!

 

Any other recs?

Thank you!

post #25068 of 29372
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sean anon,

 

I think it's alright, but I like this one better:

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-brown-plain/C691.html?start=9&cgid=Jackets

 

I don't like subtle plaid tweeds. For me, they need to either be a non-plaid, or a fairly bold and obvious one. The one I'm linking too would also work with a few more shades of gray trousers, IMHO.

 

The reasons I favored the houndstooth pattern was I though the charcoal mixed with brown would be better for the evening and maybe better with my olive complexion than more plain brown.  Any thoughts welcomed.  I want something versatile.

 

I have been leery about dark brown in general because I didn't associate it with the evening and thought it wouldn't match my olive complexion and black hair well but I found images of Dean Martin looking dashing in the evening in brown sportcoats so apparently I was wrong

 

 

vs

 


Edited by sean anon - 12/9/13 at 10:22am
post #25069 of 29372
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Gents,


I'm on the look for a duffle coat and considering either grey (charcoal) or tan. I bought a BB medium duffle from ebay and it was gigantic!


I wear a 38 jacket and was hoping to wear this coat over a sweatshirt/sweater/blazer. Should I size up to a 40? Do gloverall duffles fit a little less bulky-ish? I could fit 2 of me in the BB!

Any other recs?


Thank you!

I'd go for your actual size in the overcoat - most are cut larger to accommodate layering and a duffel isn't exactly known for it's fitted shape.
post #25070 of 29372
Hey,

What kind of vans are these from this H&M lookbook video?
Thanks
post #25071 of 29372
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I'd go for your actual size in the overcoat - most are cut larger to accommodate layering and a duffel isn't exactly known for it's fitted shape.
Thanks!

I tried a different coat this weekend that was a 38 and it was small...

I'll have to take some measurements and ask sellers for them as well.
post #25072 of 29372
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Originally Posted by TheBlackDonDraper View Post

Hey,

What kind of vans are these from this H&M lookbook video?
Thanks

Check in streetwear. You'll have better luck there.
Edited by ridethecliche - 12/9/13 at 7:06am
post #25073 of 29372
quick question:

1. how do YOU prevent moths - do you store your suits in garment bags?
post #25074 of 29372
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I'd go for your actual size in the overcoat - most are cut larger to accommodate layering and a duffel isn't exactly known for it's fitted shape.

+1 - Any time I've asked a maker if I should size up for their overcoats the answer has always been no because they account for layering
post #25075 of 29372
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

quick question:

1. how do YOU prevent moths - do you store your suits in garment bags?
Yup.

Each suit goes in one of these (breathable is important) with something cedar in with it.

It only took one $$$ reweaving bill on a MTM tuxedo -- I'm never going without garment bags again.
post #25076 of 29372
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

 

The reason's I favored the houndstooth pattern was I though the charcoal mixed with brown would be better for the evening and maybe better with my olive complexion than more plain brown.  Any thoughts welcomed.  I want something versatile.

 

I have been leery about dark brown in general because I didn't associate it with the evening and thought it wouldn't match my olive complexion and black hair well but I found images of Dean Martin looking dashing in the evening in brown sportcoats so apparently I was wrong

I think I reblogged that photo of Dino. He's got a deeper, chocolate brown coat on over a navy shirt. That color is a little easier to wear, because it's got a little more umph than lighter shades.

 

I don't really dress for the evening, I have to admit. The last two times I went out to dinner, I wore a tan camel hair coat. If you have a solid navy blazer, that's indisputably correct for the evening. The idea of mixing brown with black/charcoal in a jacket pattern has merit, but because the brown in that houndstooth is so light, it's difficult to pair with trousers. Mid-gray wouldn't have enough contrast, charcoal would look a little awkward, and light gray isn't so evening appropriate. Based on the online photos, the second jacket would pair fairly well with a mid gray (a few shades darker than what the model wears), which lets you keep the dark jacket/light trousers contrast without having to wear really light pants.

 

I actually find this plain brown jacket very versatile, but I lucked into it (vintage) and I don't know where you find one like it today.

 

post #25077 of 29372
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Traditionally, a tuxedo is semi-formal. Tailcoat and white-tie is formal.

They are not commonly used that way in north America anymore. Terms like formal and semi formal are ambiguous, and, therefore, mostly useless over here.
post #25078 of 29372

Is there a big difference (in quality, fit etc.) between a 'pure' brand and a brand for a certain shop? So, between Zegna versus Zegna for Neiman Marcus for instance?

 

Also, how does this affect flippability (guessing I know the answer to this one)?

post #25079 of 29372
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

 

The reasons I favored the houndstooth pattern was I though the charcoal mixed with brown would be better for the evening and maybe better with my olive complexion than more plain brown.  Any thoughts welcomed.  I want something versatile.

 

I have been leery about dark brown in general because I didn't associate it with the evening and thought it wouldn't match my olive complexion and black hair well but I found images of Dean Martin looking dashing in the evening in brown sportcoats so apparently I was wrong

 

 

vs

 

I have the lower jacket and I like it quite a bit. It's a versatile color and texture. It is probably more casual than the upper jacket, though, because of the looser weave.

post #25080 of 29372

hello all,

 

does anyone have any experience with britex fabric? I just ordered the following item

 

http://www.britexfabrics.com/fabric/wool-fabric/wool-suitings/plaid-brown-olive-worsted-wool-suiting-fabric-limited-stock.html

 

for a sport jacket (I hope that 2,25 yards is enaough) and I was wondering about the origin of the fabric. I emailed them asking more information, but perhaps someone here has already done business with them and wants to share his experience about the quality of the fabrics and/or service or other issues. 

 

thanks and regards. 

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