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post #27646 of 28796

Are these too tight in the arse region?  I'm thinking the back rise can use an extra inch or 2.  

 

 

post #27647 of 28796

Gents,

Just looking for some clarification regarding fresco fabrics, specifically two-fold and three-ply Fresco.

 

Firstly, are these two different weaves or is it describing a single weave which is made of two-fold and three-ply (ie warp and weft)? I thought folding was simply an alternative to spinning in the reverse direction when plying yarn so would two-fold be 4-ply in that case.

It seems easy to come to the wrong conclusion which is why I have posed the  question.

 

Cheers,
HPH

post #27648 of 28796
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Originally Posted by abl View Post

Thanks! I think it's more likely that the sleeves are too short, but I'll try to wear a better shirt when I go back. That's funny about the pants -- somehow in person they seemed to fit much better (one of my friends actually thought they might be too short), but in these pictures they do look obviously too long.

What do you think about the cut? Does it look sharp/flattering? I had basically wanted the Napoli in a different fabric, which isn't what I got, so I'm trying to decide still how much I like it.

The cut looks pretty good, but they might need to let it out slightly to eliminate the pulling. It would help if you could provide a picture if the back with the jacket buttoned.

As for the sleeves, you want to show about one quarter to one half inch of shirt cuff with your arms at your sides.

For the pant length, I prefer the front to just slightly rest in the shoe. Then they can angle the hem downwards towards the back to cover any exposed sock, and so the pant leg just covers the top of the heel of the shoe. It is up to you though, but what you have now is way too long
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post #27650 of 28796
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Originally Posted by bklyndoc12 View Post

Are these too tight in the arse region?  I'm thinking the back rise can use an extra inch or 2.  







Are those new? If so I think they will probably stretch out a bit with some wear. I think they look great. It's a personal gripe of mine how almost all brands make all their pants so low rise. censored.gif
post #27651 of 28796
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Are those new? If so I think they will probably stretch out a bit with some wear. I think they look great. It's a personal gripe of mine how almost all brands make all their pants so low rise. censored.gif

Are the ones you're quoting low rise? Just curious.
post #27652 of 28796
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Are the ones you're quoting low rise? Just curious.

I would personally deem them so but to each his own. They are in line with what the standard rise seems to be for mens pants these days.

I find it challenging for most of my shirts to stay tucked because of the low rise of most of my pants. It's really annoying.
post #27653 of 28796

What are people's thoughts on Eastland boots?

post #27654 of 28796
Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm following procedure with this post... I'm in the market for a new suit and currently debating between a couple.
 
First, some details: I'm 22 and don't have have too many occasions to wear a suit. That said, this is likely the only suit I'll own for the next decade. I'm just looking for something classic that I can wear for a wide variety of formal occasions. My budget is in the $250-500 range. I'm probably a 38L or 39L slim (or extra slim) fit.
 

I think it's pretty much down to these two... (although if you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.)

 
(Note that the pants in all photos are my current pants—not the ones that come with the suit.)
 
Option 1
Store: Men's Warehouse
Brand: Joseph Abboud
Material: 100% wool
Price: $480
 
Buttoned:
Inline image 3
 
Unbuttoned:
Inline image 4
 
Close up:
Inline image 5
 
Option 2
Store: Macy's
Brand: Bar III
Material: 100% wool
Price: $300
 
Buttoned (This is navy, but that's just because it was the only 38L they had in stock. I'd be getting this size but in the dark charcoal color below.)
 
Inline image 7
 
Unbuttoned (again, wrong color)
 
Inline image 8
 
Close up (this is the right color, just the wrong size): 
 
Inline image 6
 
My thoughts:
 
1. I think the Abboud looks a bit crisper/sleaker while the Bar III might be a bit puffy.
 
2. One thing I like about the Bar III is that, because these are both pretty snug fits, if I were to bulk up much in the next decade, they might not fit any more (i.e. $300 might be a wiser investment).
 
3. I'm on the border between a 38 and 40, but I'm wearing a 38 in these pics. It's maybe a bit snug, but probably fine.
 
4. Everyone sales guy has said I'm a long (that's the size I'm wearing in these pics), but I've been told by a friend to ditch the long and go with a regular. I feel like the suit/sleeve lengths both look pretty good, though, no?
 
Anyways, I'd really appreciate any input. Thanks!
post #27655 of 28796
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Will neutral untanned leather like this hold a true color if I were to apply a darker polish all over, e.g. navy?
post #27656 of 28796
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Originally Posted by IGF-1 View Post

brooklyn-circus-wingtip-boots.jpg

Will neutral untanned leather like this hold a true color if I were to apply a darker polish all over, e.g. navy?

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. That leather certainly has been tanned! Are you asking if you can darken the boots just by putting a darker polish on it? Or do you want to strip them and try to completely re-color them?
post #27657 of 28796
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Originally Posted by wien116 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm following procedure with this post... I'm in the market for a new suit and currently debating between a couple.

 
First, some details: I'm 22 and don't have have too many occasions to wear a suit. That said, this is likely the only suit I'll own for the next decade. I'm just looking for something classic that I can wear for a wide variety of formal occasions. My budget is in the $250-500 range. I'm probably a 38L or 39L slim (or extra slim) fit.
 
I think it's pretty much down to these two... (although if you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.)
 
(Note that the pants in all photos are my current pants—not the ones that come with the suit.)

 
Option 1
Store: Men's Warehouse
Brand: Joseph Abboud
Material: 100% wool
Price: $480
 
Buttoned:
Inline image 3

 
Unbuttoned:
Inline image 4

 
Close up:
Inline image 5

 
Option 2

Store: Macy's
Brand: Bar III
Material: 100% wool
Price: $300

 
Buttoned (This is navy, but that's just because it was the only 38L they had in stock. I'd be getting this size but in the dark charcoal color below.)
 
Inline image 7

 
Unbuttoned (again, wrong color)
 
Inline image 8

 
Close up (this is the right color, just the wrong size): 
 
Inline image 6

 
My thoughts:
 
1. I think the Abboud looks a bit crisper/sleaker while the Bar III might be a bit puffy.
 
2. One thing I like about the Bar III is that, because these are both pretty snug fits, if I were to bulk up much in the next decade, they might not fit any more (i.e. $300 might be a wiser investment).
 
3. I'm on the border between a 38 and 40, but I'm wearing a 38 in these pics. It's maybe a bit snug, but probably fine.
 
4. Everyone sales guy has said I'm a long (that's the size I'm wearing in these pics), but I've been told by a friend to ditch the long and go with a regular. I feel like the suit/sleeve lengths both look pretty good, though, no?
 
Anyways, I'd really appreciate any input. Thanks!

You may get more bang for your buck from SuitSupply. Here's one example from the top of your price range:

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-navy-plain/P2778I.html?start=5&cgid=Suits&prefn1=collection&prefv1=Spring%2FSummer

But I think the quality will be much better than either you listed.
post #27658 of 28796
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Originally Posted by wien116 View Post
 
 
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm following procedure with this post... I'm in the market for a new suit and currently debating between a couple.
 
First, some details: I'm 22 and don't have have too many occasions to wear a suit. That said, this is likely the only suit I'll own for the next decade. I'm just looking for something classic that I can wear for a wide variety of formal occasions. My budget is in the $250-500 range. I'm probably a 38L or 39L slim (or extra slim) fit.
 

I think it's pretty much down to these two... (although if you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.)

 
(Note that the pants in all photos are my current pants—not the ones that come with the suit.)
 
Option 1
Store: Men's Warehouse
Brand: Joseph Abboud
Material: 100% wool
Price: $480
 
Buttoned:
Inline image 3
 
Unbuttoned:
Inline image 4
 
Close up:
Inline image 5
 
Option 2
Store: Macy's
Brand: Bar III
Material: 100% wool
Price: $300
 
Buttoned (This is navy, but that's just because it was the only 38L they had in stock. I'd be getting this size but in the dark charcoal color below.)
 
Inline image 7
 
Unbuttoned (again, wrong color)
 
Inline image 8
 
Close up (this is the right color, just the wrong size): 
 
Inline image 6
 
My thoughts:
 
1. I think the Abboud looks a bit crisper/sleaker while the Bar III might be a bit puffy.
 
2. One thing I like about the Bar III is that, because these are both pretty snug fits, if I were to bulk up much in the next decade, they might not fit any more (i.e. $300 might be a wiser investment).
 
3. I'm on the border between a 38 and 40, but I'm wearing a 38 in these pics. It's maybe a bit snug, but probably fine.
 
4. Everyone sales guy has said I'm a long (that's the size I'm wearing in these pics), but I've been told by a friend to ditch the long and go with a regular. I feel like the suit/sleeve lengths both look pretty good, though, no?
 
Anyways, I'd really appreciate any input. Thanks!
 

 

I don't know if it's just on my end, but the photos are no longer appearing.  Can everyone else still see them?

post #27659 of 28796

They appear for me.

 

Anyways, I think I've decided I prefer the $480 Joseph Abboud to the $300 Bar III above.

 

Now my only question is if I should consider ordering one of these Napoli suits from Suitsupply

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-antra-plain/P2525I.html?start=3&cgid=Suits&prefv3=Plain&prefv4=Notch%20Lapel&prefn1=material&start=0&prefn2=collection&prefn3=basicDessinSuits&prefn4=fitID&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&sz=68&srule=PriceAsc&prefv1=Wool

 

or

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-grey-faux-uni/P2505I.html?start=1&cgid=Suits&prefv3=Plain&prefv4=Notch%20Lapel&prefn1=material&start=0&prefn2=collection&prefn3=basicDessinSuits&prefn4=fitID&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&sz=68&srule=PriceAsc&prefv1=Wool

 

I'm a pretty slim fit, so I'm not sure if those Suitsupply ones are thin enough. Plus, they don't come in 39, which I think is the best fit on me.

post #27660 of 28796
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Originally Posted by wien116 View Post
 

They appear for me.

 

Anyways, I think I've decided I prefer the $480 Joseph Abboud to the $300 Bar III above.

 

Now my only question is if I should consider ordering one of these Napoli suits from Suitsupply

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-antra-plain/P2525I.html?start=3&cgid=Suits&prefv3=Plain&prefv4=Notch%20Lapel&prefn1=material&start=0&prefn2=collection&prefn3=basicDessinSuits&prefn4=fitID&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&sz=68&srule=PriceAsc&prefv1=Wool

 

or

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-grey-faux-uni/P2505I.html?start=1&cgid=Suits&prefv3=Plain&prefv4=Notch%20Lapel&prefn1=material&start=0&prefn2=collection&prefn3=basicDessinSuits&prefn4=fitID&prefv2=Spring%2FSummer&sz=68&srule=PriceAsc&prefv1=Wool

 

I'm a pretty slim fit, so I'm not sure if those Suitsupply ones are thin enough. Plus, they don't come in 39, which I think is the best fit on me.

 

Of those, leaving fit aside for a moment, I find the navy more versatile, so better in your situation.  Obviously I don't know how it compares to the pictures I'm not able to load, so take that for what it's worth.  As to not coming in a 39, a tailor can make a 40, or a 38, into a 39, almost every time, so you get the one that fits your shoulders.  In that case you might be an L in the 38, and an R in the 40, but that'll vary from jacket to jacket.

 

I also would think about getting a three piece, because then you can, punch it up if you want to for, say, a more formal wedding.  And, in a situation where you need to wear it twice, like say for a first, then a second, job interview in a process, you could add the vest the second time, and it's sort of like having two suits.  Not entirely, but sort of.  It won't always work that way, but gives you the option.  Of course, that also depends on if a vest is available with the suit that works best on your body, and if you can afford the extra cost of the vest.  I only mention it since you said you'll probably have only this suit for the next eight to 10 years.

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