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post #25186 of 29139

I really like how this thread works and got some good advice last time so I'm back again. Local consignment store has a pair of light gray flannel RL Rugby pants for sale. They're 70% Wool/30% poly, and would need a little bit of tailoring.  Normally I don't like poly but these feel really great, but the owner is trying to sell them for $50. When I pointed out the polyester content she was willing to drop the price to $45, but that still seems too high to me.  I picked up some Barbera pants from the same place for $60 and BR Monogram pants (not top flight, I know) for $25 and I feel like regardless of the brand, these should fall closer to the BR pants than the Barbera.


Thoughts? Any of you own "nice" pants with poly in them or are y'all strictly opposed to it?

post #25187 of 29139

Need help repicking second suit color. I say repicking because I had  a black pinstripe suit but had to return the jacket due to a defect. They no longer have the size I need. So as of right now I have a glen plaid charcoal suit that I love. I'm looking in to either a navy or grey suit, as well as black. I know you really can't go wrong with a navy one, but do I go with a medium or dark color navy. The suits will be worn for special occasions. If it helps at all the shoes I have right now are black cap toes, cognac wingtips and med/dark red monk straps.

post #25188 of 29139
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Originally Posted by WickedKlown View Post

Need help repicking second suit color. I say repicking because I had  a black pinstripe suit but had to return the jacket due to a defect. They no longer have the size I need. So as of right now I have a glen plaid charcoal suit that I love. I'm looking in to either a navy or grey suit, as well as black. I know you really can't go wrong with a navy one, but do I go with a medium or dark color navy. The suits will be worn for special occasions. If it helps at all the shoes I have right now are black cap toes, cognac wingtips and med/dark red monk straps.

Plain navy.
post #25189 of 29139
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Originally Posted by WickedKlown View Post
 

Need help repicking second suit color. I say repicking because I had  a black pinstripe suit but had to return the jacket due to a defect. They no longer have the size I need. So as of right now I have a glen plaid charcoal suit that I love. I'm looking in to either a navy or grey suit, as well as black. I know you really can't go wrong with a navy one, but do I go with a medium or dark color navy. The suits will be worn for special occasions. If it helps at all the shoes I have right now are black cap toes, cognac wingtips and med/dark red monk straps.

 

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Plain navy.

Dark navy, hands down. And under no circumstances should you buy a black suit, ever (unless you're a waiter or an undertaker). If it's any value to you, the best Savile Row tailors will not even consider making a black suit. Your next two suits should be navy solid and charcoal gray solid. End of story.

post #25190 of 29139
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

Agreed.  RTC, I suggest your darkest suit, and black grosgrain, or similar, four in hand tie.

 

Oy. I was dead set on wearing a bow tie. Let me see what I can come up with...


I have three suits: Grey, Black, and Khaki. I have a navy suit as well, but the pants are at the tailor so it's out of the question for now.


I'll go with the grey suit and wear the navy vest. If it looks off, I'll take off the vest. Still debating the tie, but I was really hoping to wear a bow tie. I have a black patterned bow tie. I might have to try that. My 'date' is wearing a red dress. Hence the red bow tie. Must rethink all of this.

post #25191 of 29139

Hi, I have a 'Quick Question'.

 

The jacket I'm wearing below is a 44L Samuelsohn with measurments of:

Shoulder seem to seem: 19.5"

Sleeve seem at shoulder to bottom of cuff:25.5"

Chest: 23"

Waist: 22"

Length from the bottom of the collar: 31.5"

 

I'm looking at a Canali 46L on eBay with measurements of:

  • Shoulder: 20" (shoulder seam to shoulder seam)
  • Chest: 24" (armpit to armpit)
  • Waist: 22.75" (2nd button from the bottom)
  • Sleeve: 24.75" (shoulder to sleeve
  • Extra Sleeve Fabric: 1.25"
  • Length: 33.5" (bottom of collar to bottom hem)

I'm just wondering if anyone would have an educated guess as whether the measurements of the new jacket sound like they'd add up to something that a tailor could get to fit me reasonably well? The length would be my biggest concern.

 

 

 

As Always, Thank You

-Bill

post #25192 of 29139

I would say leave it.  Buying jackets online is a real lottery.  Two things are a problem: if the shoulders and chest are too big, they're hard to adjust, although in this case maybe just a tiny bit.  But if it's two inches too long, the pockets and button stance will look odd when it's shortened.

 

Pass, wait for one your size!  And do a quick search on SF for "44R" or something: we're about the same size and I've seen some beauties on here, both in the buy and sell and eBay links, that look more promising for you.

post #25193 of 29139

At a half inch difference I probably wouldn't even touch the shoulders. I wasn't sure if the chest and waist adjust would be considered good ol' "waist suppression". For length, especially as a slightly tall guy I wondered if I could get away with shortening the jacket by an inch and wearing a jacket that would then be an inch longer than what's in the pic... but maybe not eh'?

post #25194 of 29139
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Oy. I was dead set on wearing a bow tie. Let me see what I can come up with...


I have three suits: Grey, Black, and Khaki. I have a navy suit as well, but the pants are at the tailor so it's out of the question for now.


I'll go with the grey suit and wear the navy vest. If it looks off, I'll take off the vest. Still debating the tie, but I was really hoping to wear a bow tie. I have a black patterned bow tie. I might have to try that. My 'date' is wearing a red dress. Hence the red bow tie. Must rethink all of this.

 

How dark is the grey?  I'll be blasted for it, but if it's lighter than charcoal, black is more appropriate for black tie optional.  Even if it is charcoal, I still think black is better.  From an etiquette standpoint, it's the closest thing you have to what the host/hostess wants (Black Tie), and as long as you wear it with a four in hand tie (black, or midnight) it will be clear you are wearing a suit, and also clear you are doing your best to honour the dress code.  This is the most appropriate, respectful course of action. If this is likely to happen again, eBay, consignment stores, and savvyrow.co.uk are your friends for acquiring an inexpensive Tux.  Mine (jacket and pants) was $140.  One I was looking at today in a consignment store, with some visible damage on the chest, was $65 but effing beautiful everywhere else.  They've had it over a year and I'm going to try to haggle them down next week, due to the damage, and wear it to less formal events, and ones where I might expect drinks to be spilled.  It's double breasted, so suited to more informal settings anyway.  But I digress!

 

Honestly, if it truly is BTO, wear the black suit.  I said it!  SF gods, strike me down if you must!

post #25195 of 29139
^^ I second that emotion.

Now for my question: What's the survival rate on letting down jacket bodies? Do they always come out awful?


J
post #25196 of 29139
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Originally Posted by rangen930 View Post

They broke-in in a matter of a couple of weeks and at the moment they feel perfect and they look (in my humble) pretty cool. I do wear them a lot.

Define "a lot". Do you always let them rest at least two days between wears?
post #25197 of 29139

What are the best bespoke shoe threads and best bespoke suit threads? Any sites you guys recommend besides SF?

post #25198 of 29139
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

How dark is the grey?  I'll be blasted for it, but if it's lighter than charcoal, black is more appropriate for black tie optional.  Even if it is charcoal, I still think black is better.  From an etiquette standpoint, it's the closest thing you have to what the host/hostess wants (Black Tie), and as long as you wear it with a four in hand tie (black, or midnight) it will be clear you are wearing a suit, and also clear you are doing your best to honour the dress code.  This is the most appropriate, respectful course of action. If this is likely to happen again, eBay, consignment stores, and savvyrow.co.uk are your friends for acquiring an inexpensive Tux.  Mine (jacket and pants) was $140.  One I was looking at today in a consignment store, with some visible damage on the chest, was $65 but effing beautiful everywhere else.  They've had it over a year and I'm going to try to haggle them down next week, due to the damage, and wear it to less formal events, and ones where I might expect drinks to be spilled.  It's double breasted, so suited to more informal settings anyway.  But I digress!

Honestly, if it truly is BTO, wear the black suit.  I said it!  SF gods, strike me down if you must!

Okay cool. The black suit is a Nehru collar though. That's the only hold up.
post #25199 of 29139
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Originally Posted by Valire View Post

What are the best bespoke shoe threads and best bespoke suit threads? Any sites you guys recommend besides SF?

Here are a few threads from SF for starters -

The ultimate hardcore shoe porn thread - bespoke only

The anderson & sheppard expatriates thread

my visit to napoli su misura

Unfunded liabilities aka the cloth thread

There are many more.
post #25200 of 29139
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Okay cool. The black suit is a Nehru collar though. That's the only hold up.

Well, That really comes down to weather you want to wear a Nehru collar, I guess. I'm inclined to say don't, but then I'd have been inclined to sy don't buy it, also. It will certainly stand out; How dark is the grey?

Edit: whether*
Edited by ImTheGroom - 12/14/13 at 9:49pm
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