Anyone have any advice on parkas for Boston's snow? Looking to avoid the ubiquitous Canada Goose. TOJ would have been perfect (If anyone has a fishtail in a small, sell it to me. Any color is fine). Woolrich and spiewak aren't doing it for me. Just gonna be used for walking for no longer than 30 mins.
Boston's snow. Pretty much just walking for no longer than 30 mins or so. Looking for something a bit more form fitting than the L.L Bean. Budget's around $400.
Borderline.. You dont really want your waistband or worse, a belt, peeking out. And definitely not your shirt or the bottom of your tie.
If you're going to wear a three piece, the trousers need to have a high enough rise for the top not to be visible under the waistcoat. If you're wearing the three piece, braces would also be the norm. If you can make out the bottom of the waistband it's no big deal, but the main thing is for there to be a consistent smooth transition from the waistcoat to the trousers.
Personally I have all my suits made as three pieces, and all my suit trousers with a higher rise. But with less formal suits, e.g. linen, I also put belt loops on the trousers and sometimes wear a belt and leave the waistcoat if it's very hot. Each to his own. Just don't let anything obvious like a belt of a glimpse of shirt peek out of your waistcoat - it will make it look too small even if it isn't.
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.
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.
Listen to the member above me: you do NOT want anything showing beneath the waistcoat. Hell, you shouldn't even have anything showing when you button up your jacket. This means you have to have the proper rise, button stance, and be wearing your trousers at the proper height. Your waistcoat is too low. Don't use Indochino's models as a base. Look up classically well dressed men and take styling tips from them instead. A good example of a 3 Piece is Connery.
You will also find pics of him in a safari suit, short sleeved shirts, and possibly nylon underpants. I wouldn't recommend any of those either.
How much(a rough estimate) a parka/field jacket/quilted jacket/(insert casual jacket) can be taken in?
As much as sc or more/less? Anyone did that with favorable results?
I'm almost tall an almost thin sob, so problem is jackets are well fitted in the shoulders and nowhere else.
Would like to get a Barbour QJ but their cuts are a bit too wide for me.
Your point is a good one, indeed. But the quality and construction of a clothing are not quite as arbitrary as sticking a label on a potato sack. Perhaps I should have left the brand name out of my question and only mentioned the objective details of construction. Quality/construction aren't the only thing, of course, and that is why I asked the question!