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post #25111 of 28916
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


First of all, screwing with the hem of the coat won't do anything to the button stance. That's staying where it is. If the coat is an inch too long for you, then buying it might be a mistake. If it's the right length, all changing the length will do is mess with the length.

 

If you're having the waist altered, than it doesn't matter what Ned cuts. You're having the waist altered.

 

I don't like "baby's first lapel" on the J. Crew coats I've seen. If you like the Ned one better, aren't you probably going to wear it long enough that it stops mattering what you paid for it?

I'm aware of all you said but didn't take into account the last one :embar: 2.5" lapels are thin. I guess the big factor was that I've tried Ludlow coats on instore, and know that the Ned is a complete gamble in fit, especially sleeve pitch.

 

If I buy the Ned, I want to chop the coat an 1" to make the perception the button stance is lower. I know that it won't physically - which is exactly why I said that the buttoning point is exactly where I like it to be on my navel. I just want to proportions to be different.

 

It's good that Ned's is moderately suppressed to begin with because if it were like an 1818 Madison, it'd take a lot more work and $ to suppress, presuming I need work on the waist to begin with. It may not need any.

 

This still hasn't swayed my opinion much though, because Fitz lapels are only 2.75", barely larger than that of J Crew's.

post #25112 of 28916
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

 

 

This still hasn't swayed my opinion much though, because Fitz lapels are only 2.75", barely larger than that of J Crew's.

 

I just measured my Fitz and the lapels are a touch bigger than 3"

 

The Ludow is too slim for me.  I need something between Fitz and about 3.5"

post #25113 of 28916
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

 

I just measured my Fitz and the lapels are a touch bigger than 3"

 

The Ludow is too slim for me.  I need something between Fitz and about 3.5"

Really? Odd. I got that info from someone I trust on another forum(He who shall not be named). My mistake. Regents must be 3.5" then. Thanks for the info, man.

post #25114 of 28916
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 

Really? Odd. I got that info from someone I trust on another forum(He who shall not be named). My mistake. Regents must be 3.5" then. Thanks for the info, man.


I thrifted mine so it is possible they have changed but I doubt it as I have tried on new ones too.  I think <3 would be too trendy for BB.  The Ludlow was noticeably thin on me (I weight 195 pounds)

post #25115 of 28916
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 


I thrifted mine so it is possible they have changed but I doubt it as I have tried on new ones too.  I think <3 would be too trendy for BB.  The Ludlow was noticeably thin on me (I weight 195 pounds)

I have a couple suits & sport coats from BB so I know where you're coming from. I think they changed it slightly, because mine seem to be diff from one year to the other. only slightly. I'm 6'1" @ 185. Thanks mate. 

post #25116 of 28916

Does anybody have suggestions for a sub-$250 wool windowpane jacket? I don't have anything in wool with patch pockets or w/ a 3-roll-2 button stance so I'd love to have both features but willing to make some compromise as long as I can find something within my budget. I was initially thinking something w/ a navy ground and white windowpane, like this Beckett & Robb one featured on the From Squalor to Baller blog today:

but I couldn't find anything in exactly this style within my budget.  I want a darker base so I can wear light trousers with it, and if it's casual enough, denim.  I came across this jacket from Cantarelli on Yoox, it's $250 after the code so it's at the top of my budget.  It's also a bit more complex than I initially wanted, with brown windowpaning, and a blueish gray base that has a plaid pattern to it. 

 

 

But I haven't found anything better since.  Do y'all have any alternatives?  Opinions on this particular item?

Thanks!

post #25117 of 28916
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 

If I buy the Ned, I want to chop the coat an 1" to make the perception the button stance is lower. I know that it won't physically - which is exactly why I said that the buttoning point is exactly where I like it to be on my navel. I just want to proportions to be different.

This will just look bad. You will end up with a jacket that's too short, or the pockets will seem too low. The perception will be that there's something off with your coat.

 

Again, the amount of taper cut into a coat doesn't matter if you're having the waist altered. Sure, Ned seems to get more of a tapered jacket than, say, J. Press. But if he cut that jacket from somebody with two inches less in the drop than you, then the coat is not going to be particularly tapered.

post #25118 of 28916
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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post

Does anybody have suggestions for a sub-$250 wool windowpane jacket? I don't have anything in wool with patch pockets or w/ a 3-roll-2 button stance so I'd love to have both features but willing to make some compromise as long as I can find something within my budget. I was initially thinking something w/ a navy ground and white windowpane, like this Beckett & Robb one featured on the From Squalor to Baller blog today:


but I couldn't find anything in exactly this style within my budget.  I want a darker base so I can wear light trousers with it, and if it's casual enough, denim.  I came across this jacket from Cantarelli on Yoox, it's $250 after the code so it's at the top of my budget.  It's also a bit more complex than I initially wanted, with brown windowpaning, and a blueish gray base that has a plaid pattern to it. 




But I haven't found anything better since.  Do y'all have any alternatives?  Opinions on this particular item?
Thanks!

Have you tried suit supply?
post #25119 of 28916

Hey everyone,


I've been looking for a good duffle coat for a while, but I'm on a budget so I'm looking at used ones.


Does this seem versatile? It looks like an old gloverall. I'd wear it casually and to work over a blazer.

 

Thanks!

 

post #25120 of 28916
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But I haven't found anything better since.  Do y'all have any alternatives?  Opinions on this particular item?

Thanks!

 

 

I've got a few gems from ebay.  Good name brands, slightly worn and well below your budget.  Within Ebay search your jacket size and window pan and voila! 

post #25121 of 28916

A polyester "sheepskin" coat... is it a hopeless no-no?


Edited by Juan - 12/11/13 at 7:53am
post #25122 of 28916

Knit ties are sweet. I picked this one up today.

 

Reckon it's too matchy-matchy with the pocket square, or fine? Photo colours are fairly true to life, for once, although it doesn't come across too well that the tie is sort of flecked with little patches of greyish colour.

 

post #25123 of 28916
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Originally Posted by jadias View Post

Reckon it's too matchy-matchy with the pocket square, or fine?
An actual "set," where the tie and square are the same texture, color, pattern, etc., is too matchy-matchy. What you have is fine.
post #25124 of 28916
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Have you tried suit supply?

Didn't see anything when the Outlet was open that stood out to me (They had a few plaids and one bold suit but it was a bright blue w/ peak lapels), though outlet prices would be ideal.  Nothing looks that good from their current crop of jackets either.  Any other ideas?

post #25125 of 28916
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

This will just look bad. You will end up with a jacket that's too short, or the pockets will seem too low. The perception will be that there's something off with your coat.

 

Again, the amount of taper cut into a coat doesn't matter if you're having the waist altered. Sure, Ned seems to get more of a tapered jacket than, say, J. Press. But if he cut that jacket from somebody with two inches less in the drop than you, then the coat is not going to be particularly tapered.

So you think RLBL suits don't look right with their low pockets?

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