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post #25366 of 28243
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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

 

Red Oxx?

post #25367 of 28243

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. 


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post #25368 of 28243
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Anyone have any advice on parkas?
L.L. Bean's Baxter State Parka might not be a bad choice.

'Course, to a certain extent any advice on parkas will depend on the conditions you expect to face, and the activities in which you'll be engaged.
post #25369 of 28243
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L.L. Bean's Baxter State Parka might not be a bad choice.

'Course, to a certain extent any advice on parkas will depend on the conditions you expect to face, and the activities in which you'll be engaged.

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. 

post #25370 of 28243
Wow the aviator series comes really close to ideal, I really like that this company has a design philosophy and sticks to it. Does this not have shoulder strap latches though? That's a deal-breaker for me because carrying a duffle bag like a tote sucks the cock. My ideal would also be more luxe than this, I feel like the designs would be more aesthetically pleasing if they were less squarish for a start
post #25371 of 28243
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For the vest it's ok to have it show a little of the waist band when the bottom button is undone

 

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.

post #25372 of 28243
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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.

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.

post #25373 of 28243

Gotcha will call and cancel the tailoring on the vest. Did do a search for Connery in a suit, seen one where I could clearly make out the waist band and a glimpse of his shirt.

post #25374 of 28243
Hi All,

I was asked by a relative to list a Harris Tweed overcoat for sale on that auction site.

I can not find a size tag anywhere on the lining. My question: is there a way to determine the size, based on the physical measurements?

Thanks!
post #25375 of 28243
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Gotcha will call and cancel the tailoring on the vest. Did do a search for Connery in a suit, seen one where I could clearly make out the waist band and a glimpse of his shirt.

 

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.

post #25376 of 28243

hello

 

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.  

post #25377 of 28243

Would you wear this to work? 

 

 

 

 

Would knowing it's a Kiton lined 6-fold, (untipped with rolled edges) sway you one way or another? 

post #25378 of 28243
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Would you wear this to work?
Probably not. Would you?
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Would knowing it's a Kiton lined 6-fold, (untipped with rolled edges) sway you one way or another? 
The mere fact that you ask the question is sort of troubling. So, let's turn our attention to 1950's television, since most of what one truly needs to know in life can be learned from 1950's television shows...

I dimly recall an "I Love Lucy" episode, where Lucy, after attending a fashion show with Ethel, insists that Ricky to buy her a "Paris Original" dress by some prominent designer. Ricky refuses, because the dress costs an outrageous amount of money. Lucy then engages in some childish scheme to coerce Ricky into giving in.

Eventually, Ricky and Fred get ahold of some potato sacks and horses' feed buckets, and pay a seamstress to fashion them into [horrible and ridiculous] dresses and hats, and sew the famous designer's label into them. They give them to Lucy and Ethel, claiming that they're designer originals.

Their wives are thrilled with the dresses and hats. After all, they're by a famous designer. Clearly, they're gorgeous and very sophisticated. (And at the end of the episode, it turns out the famous designer himself sees Lucy and Ethel wearing the potato sacks and feed buckets, and copies the designs for his new fall collection. But that's not really my point.)

Astrocyte, a potato sack is a potato sack, even if it bears a very expensive and honored designer label. Even if it's a lined 6-fold, with untipped rolled edges.

post #25379 of 28243
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Probably not. Would you?
The mere fact that you ask the question is sort of troubling. So, let's turn our attention to 1950's television, since most of what one truly needs to know in life can be learned from 1950's television shows...

I dimly recall an "I Love Lucy" episode, where Lucy, after attending a fashion show with Ethel, insists that Ricky to buy her a "Paris Original" dress by some prominent designer. Ricky refuses, because the dress costs an outrageous amount of money. Lucy then engages in some childish scheme to coerce Ricky into giving in.

Eventually, Ricky and Fred get ahold of some potato sacks and horses' feed buckets, and pay a seamstress to fashion them into [horrible and ridiculous] dresses and hats, and sew the famous designer's label into them. They give them to Lucy and Ethel, claiming that they're designer originals.

Their wives are thrilled with the dresses and hats. After all, they're by a famous designer. Clearly, they're gorgeous and very sophisticated. (And at the end of the episode, it turns out the famous designer himself sees Lucy and Ethel wearing the potato sacks and feed buckets, and copies the designs for his new fall collection. But that's not really my point.)

Astrocyte, a potato sack is a potato sack, even if it bears a very expensive and honored designer label. Even if it's a lined 6-fold, with untipped rolled edges.

 

 

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! 

post #25380 of 28243
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post
 

Would you wear this to work? 

 

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Surely it depends in part on what your work is.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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