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Would you count those alterations as major surgery? Aren't shortening the sleeves and taking in the waist routinely done operations? I have not yet tried Ralph Lauren suits, and with my current success rate with suit jackets, I'm not too hopeful that it will work.

I also looked into their MTM option, although that's based on their Napoli cut. The one I was looking at was the sienna cut. Unfortunately my store does not have the full MTM service.

The suitsupply salesman also said he could "let out the back/shoulders" when I said the smaller size doesn't fit the shoulders. That's not really possible is it?

It is possible, but it is major surgery, and best done by an exceptional tailor. I would want to have a bespoke tailor do something like that, since it is, in a way, remaking the jacket. It is expensive; if they will guarantee the result, meaning if they can't make it work to your satisfaction, you don't pay for the garment, and they aren't going to charge extra (or much extra) then hey, why not give it a shot? Just be really picky and don't sacrifice your standards when it comes back. I wouldn't have shoulders adjusted in a suit I paid full price for; I would do it for a suit I thrifted and really loved, and I KNEW would fit with the alteration. Or, if I had a suit I loved, and added a half inch to my shoulders, by working out our something.

The suggestion of looking at suit supply's custom order option sounds like a logical next step to me, based on what @CruzAzul says. I don't have any experience with SS, but it stands to reason that something made to your measurements will come closer than something that isn't, in the same pattern.
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What brands should I be looking at for brown monk straps around ~$300?

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Loake.
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Are grenadine ties suited either for "office wear" and for the spare time ( odd jacket and more informal trousers like chinos)? Are grenadine ties seasonal ( like wool ties) or for four seasons?
Sorry for the novice questions but I'm just starting building a classic wardrobe and I'm looking for versatile items.
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They are very versatile. Fine for casual or office, and all year.
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What brands should I be looking at for brown monk straps around ~$300?

Consider Meermin and it's closer to $200.  

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Consider Meermin and it's closer to $200.  

 

Andrew Lock makes a great double monk on half-rubber sole.  http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389942-the-double-monk

 

$225 with code SF10 for 10% off.   Personally, I like them more than the Meermin. 

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Can anyone identify either the Sweater that Bill Gates is wearing in this picture, or his glasses?

 

Thanks.

 

Link to slightly larger image

 

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Busy day tomorrow - dinner with the chairman of the council (big company, about 50 executives will be there), and opera in the evening.

 

I've already decided on suit, shirt and shoes - navy suit, white shirt, black captoes.

 

I got several options with the tie, however - burgundy with navy dots, navy with red dots, sky blue with darker blue dots, and a purple on with darker-purple dots.

 

which one should I go with? I kinda like the look with the burgundy one, but am afraid to look like a politician of some sorts.

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Originally Posted by mfridman View Post
 

Busy day tomorrow - dinner with the chairman of the council (big company, about 50 executives will be there), and opera in the evening.

 

I've already decided on suit, shirt and shoes - navy suit, white shirt, black captoes.

 

I got several options with the tie, however - burgundy with navy dots, navy with red dots, sky blue with darker blue dots, and a purple on with darker-purple dots.

 

which one should I go with? I kinda like the look with the burgundy one, but am afraid to look like a politician of some sorts.

 

If the burgundy makes you feel good, wear it.  You can't go wrong, really, pairing a burgundy tie with a navy suit.  I would try the navy, but depends on how red the dots are.  If it's fire engine red, don't do it, but if it's a deeper red/maroon sort of colour, that could be quite elegant.  If you could conjure a tie, I'd suggest navy/midnight with white pindots.  Not seeing the navy tie, I'd vote burgundy to be safe.  I'd also wear a white linen, or cotton, pocket square, neatly pressed, and showing a folded edge, but that's entirely optional/personal, and if you're in doubt about it, don't wear it.  The key thing is to ensure you feel good, and confident, in what you choose, as this sounds like a rather important opportunity to make a strong impression.

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Can I take in a shirt further if it already has darts in the back? Some of the slim fit shirts I have already have darts in them but are still a little too billowy for me.

 

Thanks.

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Can I take in a shirt further if it already has darts in the back? Some of the slim fit shirts I have already have darts in them but are still a little too billowy for me.

Thanks.

Take it to an alteration tailor and see what they can do.

If they are willing to do it. They will take the side seam of the shirt in to eliminate the excess fabric.

Remember that you need some fabric for you to sit and move comfortably. Don't take in too much.
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