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post #5431 of 28352
Hi guys- just wearing a new suit (Coppley- medium grey) and I'm trying to determine if my AE Strands in Walnut are too light of a colour......I should clarify that I'm cursed with colour blindness as well which can cause delusional colour matching choices at times!

I think they look OK but I'm thinking I'll wear a darker shade of brown shoes next time.

What do you think? Do the colours work?

Thanks!
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post #5432 of 28352
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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post
Was just at Macy's and saw a gray Lauren by Ralph Lauren silver label sport coat. I don't have one in gray and was thinking it could work to fill out my wardrobe at a good price (with multiple discounts, it'll be around $175).

I've seen minimal references to the brand on the site, but apparently it's not owned by RL anymore and people think the clothes are crap.

can someone give me a reason why the clothes are crap quality and explain why I shouldn't go for it at such a low price?

Bump for some advice please?
post #5433 of 28352
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Originally Posted by phailing101 View Post
Hi guys- just wearing a new suit (Coppley- medium grey) and I'm trying to determine if my AE Strands in Walnut are too light of a colour......I should clarify that I'm cursed with colour blindness as well which can cause delusional colour matching choices at times!

I think they look OK but I'm thinking I'll wear a darker shade of brown shoes next time.

What do you think? Do the colours work?

Thanks!

I think they are a tad light for those trousers. I would probably give that look a shot in the spring, though - with a similar belt, light blue shirt and camel jacket it ought to work fine.
post #5434 of 28352
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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post
Bump for some advice please?

Not really much specific knowledge on that line, so the best guesses I have are:

1. The fabric will show wear in a few seasons
2. If it's a thin/flat fabric, you may notice bubbling as the glue-basting starts to give
3. The fit will require a lot of tailoring to get right.

That said, if the color's right and the fit is spot-on, then you might not have a bad deal on your hands. But I'd still check B&S first.
post #5435 of 28352
Can I wear a suit jacket by itself? With jeans I mean.
post #5436 of 28352
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
Can I wear a suit jacket by itself? With jeans I mean.

The rules say 'no', but you can get away with it in certain cases; it depends what colour/pattern the jacket is. It must not be pin-striped.
post #5437 of 28352
Crockett & Jones lasts - Does anyone know where to find a guide to C&J bench-grade lasts? More specifically I am looking for something slightly less elongated than the 348 last.
post #5438 of 28352
I'm interested in this BB suit as my first suit. My only concern is that the fabric is flannel. I saw the suit in a B&M store, the flannel was not heavy-weighted though. So is it acceptable for a first suit? Or I'd better find other suits with more conventional fabrics?
post #5439 of 28352
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post
Crockett & Jones lasts -

Does anyone know where to find a guide to C&J bench-grade lasts? More specifically I am looking for something slightly less elongated than the 348 last.

Just look through their catalog. This is a 2008-2009 catalog: http://plal.com/main/uploads/images/cj/cj2008-9.pdf
post #5440 of 28352
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Originally Posted by chenzhongbi View Post
I'm interested in this BB suit as my first suit.
My only concern is that the fabric is flannel. I saw the suit in a B&M store, the flannel was not heavy-weighted though. So is it acceptable for a first suit? Or I'd better find other suits with more conventional fabrics?

Flannel (iirc) only covers how the wool is woven into fabric, so I don't think that would be a concern. As for weight, I don't really call that a concern since you should wear something over it in the winter. Summertime may be another issue, though.

The issue, to me at least, concerns where you're going to wear this suit. The slim cut and narrow lapels may not play well in some workplaces (banks, law firms, etc), so I would take your intended use into consideration.
post #5441 of 28352
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Just look through their catalog. This is a 2008-2009 catalog: http://plal.com/main/uploads/images/cj/cj2008-9.pdf

Thanks. I'll have a look.

Any suggestions? How is the 318?
post #5442 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Flannel (iirc) only covers how the wool is woven into fabric, so I don't think that would be a concern. As for weight, I don't really call that a concern since you should wear something over it in the winter. Summertime may be another issue, though.

The issue, to me at least, concerns where you're going to wear this suit. The slim cut and narrow lapels may not play well in some workplaces (banks, law firms, etc), so I would take your intended use into consideration.

Thanks a lot for the reply.
I'm still a graduate student, so the occasions when I need a suit are mainly academic conferences. Maybe I could take a look at their Fitz cut (whose lapels are slightly wider).
post #5443 of 28352
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Originally Posted by chenzhongbi View Post
Thanks a lot for the reply.
I'm still a graduate student, so the occasions when I need a suit are mainly academic conferences. Maybe I could take a look at their Fitz cut (whose lapels are slightly wider).

I think the slightly wider lapels will also make the suit look less-dated in a few years. Ideally you want something that doesn't tell everyone when you bought it.

Of course, I say that, and my favorite jacket is a bespoke job my grandfather had done in the '60's. It barely has any lapels to speak of. Ah well.
post #5444 of 28352
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post
Thanks. I'll have a look.

Any suggestions? How is the 318?

341 is less elongate than 348, but not as "clunky" as many other lasts. It really depends on the personal taste, and fit too.
post #5445 of 28352
Does anyone have teh C&J Connaught? (236 last). How does the instep compare to the 341?
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