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post #25351 of 29358
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Wait. Are you from the boston area?

Nope, but what made you think so?

post #25352 of 29358
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So looks like he can make that 3 button behave like a 3 roll 2. I think that'd be worth a shot!

Except the jacket he demoed was cut as a 3 roll 2 to begin with, with the inside of the top buttonhole finished instead of the outside.  The problems you run into are in the angle the lapel attaches to the collar and the canvas inside the lapel.  The canvas, if properly constructed, is tacked onto the bottom of the lapel and no position you put it in will change where the canvas is attached versus free.  The angle of the collar will create ripples or unnatural shapes if you press it into a configuration it wasn't designed for.  I've seen multiple jackets with these kinds of lapel conversions (a 4x1 into a 4x2 as well) and unless you get a tailor to adjust the collar, the canvas, and the buttonhole finish, it will not turn out well.

post #25353 of 29358
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Nope, but what made you think so?

The guy that runs that blog has a store down the street from me. Haven't made it there yet, but I'll probably go check it out soon.

post #25354 of 29358
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Definitely plain navy or plain grey/charcoal. And stay away from peak lapels if it's your first suit.

My recommendation in order of importance:

Staples:
1. Plain navy
2. Plain grey/charcoal

Semi-Staples
3. Pinstripes
4. Window pane

Non-staples but fun to own/wear
5. Chalk stripes
6. Peak lapels

 

Thanks a lot for your advice. So I'll focus on a navy or grey/charcoal suit. Which one would you prefer? Both colors are fine for business of course, but some people say navy is better for the first suit and others say you should go for charcoal. What are the pros and cons of the colors? I have really dark hair and a pretty pale skin color if it's relevant.

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A windowpane is much less mainstream and more casual than a chalk stripe (the stockbroker's favourite).  And peak lapels are not only perfectly normal as an option, they are essential if one of your suits is double-breasted.  Just stick to a medium width for wearability.

 

But the main premise: navy, charcoal, then other blues and greys, is sound.  Along with pin and chalk stripes, and long before windowpanes (fashionable right now, but country in origin), are other textures: herringbones, nailheads etc.  But the pin and chalk stripes are more formal and "city".

post #25356 of 29358
I sure hope someone can help me here. Is this outfit coordinated properly? I hope the pants aren't too light. Also which pair of socks should I wear?
post #25357 of 29358
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Originally Posted by SuitsHarvey View Post
 

 

Thanks a lot for your advice. So I'll focus on a navy or grey/charcoal suit. Which one would you prefer? Both colors are fine for business of course, but some people say navy is better for the first suit and others say you should go for charcoal. What are the pros and cons of the colors? I have really dark hair and a pretty pale skin color if it's relevant.

 

I am by no means an expert.  I do not wear suits daily, as  I'm an athletic trainer, so I guess this is a hobby for me.  So, take that into account when considering my opinion.  Having said that, my general thought is that navy is a bit of a nicer day to day suit, but charcoal is slightly more versatile.  I tend to say navy for a first suit, charcoal for an only suit.  Since you're (I assume) planning to buy more than one, in relatively short order, I would start with navy.  In a Styleforum article on this topic, the author makes the very good point that a patterned suit is easily recognizable, and people will likely notice if you wear it very often, which means they will notice you do not have many suits.  Solids are much less prone to this problem.

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I sure hope someone can help me here. Is this outfit coordinated properly? I hope the pants aren't too light. Also which pair of socks should I wear?

Hard to tell seeing it like that, but I think it's alittle overkill on the green/red unless you're going to a holiday party.

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Peacoats: aside from using them with a shirt with no tie, what other ocassion is good for wearin one?

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Yesterday I took my navy 3 piece suit in to have it tailored, hoping I didn't make a mistake. Correct me if I'm wrong and I hope I'm not. For the vest it's ok to have it show a little of the waist band when the bottom button is undone. The vest was a tad long so I had them bring it up just a little bit. Right below the bottom button will hit right where this vest hit maybe a tad lower or higher.  CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100

Also went with a 1/4 break with the back of the pants slightly longer than the front. For the jacket I had the sleeve cut to show 1/2" of the shirt cuff, and went with the buttons on the sleeve kissing.


Edited by WickedKlown - 12/20/13 at 4:03pm
post #25361 of 29358
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Peacoats: aside from using them with a shirt with no tie, what other ocassion is good for wearin one?

I don't understand... one of my winter coats is a peacoat I wear it with everything
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Can anyone give the name of a company that makes both a carry-on size duffle and a larger duffle with the following requirements


-black
-non-leather
-lifetime warranty or alternatively high quality a la Filson
post #25363 of 29358
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


I don't understand... one of my winter coats is a peacoat I wear it with everything

 

Thank you.

post #25364 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

Can anyone give the name of a company that makes both a carry-on size duffle and a larger duffle with the following requirements


-black
-non-leather
-lifetime warranty or alternatively high quality a la Filson

Maybe Billykirk?
http://www.billykirk.com/products/no-165-medium-carryall-black-1
http://www.billykirk.com/products/no-166-large-carryall-black-waxed

Ernest Alexander too.
post #25365 of 29358

The Medium Carryall is too small to be used a s a carry on, it's barely large enough to fill the requirements of a messenger type bag imo

The larger ones size is frustratingly described but in any case that is inconsequential because the set is not there

As for Ernest Alexander when I checked their website their sizes go up to carry-on size only but the canvas overnight bag is rather nice

Thank you for the suggestions
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