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post #6661 of 28327
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post
Definitely not. I think my tailor went overboard on the waist suppression.

The shoulders terminate exactly where they're supposed to. If I went with a 36, I'd be wearing a shrunken jacket. It looks like there slight overhang because it's unbuttoned.

When a tailor brings in the waist, does he trim off the unused material? I think I'd like to let out the waist slightly and narrow the sleeves (to eliminate the armpit bunching).

It's also the armhole issue. From what I see it is too low. That's a limitation that you cannot get around. The tapering of the waist starts right where the armhole ends. Ideally, you would need a higher armhole and for the tapering to extend higher up your torso. I don't think you can do anything here besides letting it out a little. But then it will be too loose in the waist.
post #6662 of 28327
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
It's also the armhole issue. From what I see it is too low. That's a limitation that you cannot get around. The tapering of the waist starts right where the armhole ends. Ideally, you would need a higher armhole and for the tapering to extend higher up your torso. I don't think you can do anything here besides letting it out a little. But then it will be too loose in the waist.

My tailor is usually pretty well regarded. He's turned up in a bunch of SF threads on DC tailors. He's no William Field, but pretty competent. Still, I can't pinpoint why it looks so mediocre.

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post #6663 of 28327
Which AE Penny Loafer is a better value at the price? Also what is better a 270 or a 360 welt? The Randolph http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...ategory=120552 or The Westchester http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...ategory=120552
post #6664 of 28327
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Which AE Penny Loafer is a better value at the price? Also what is better a 270 or a 360 welt? The Randolph http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...ategory=120552 or The Westchester http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...ategory=120552
The main difference (other than the welt) is that the Randolph has a moc toe. I personally prefer the look of the Westchester, though the Chili Grain Calf of the Randolph is kind of nice. How do you plan to wear it (and which color do you like?) If you are just getting black or dark brown, I think they will be equal quality, but the Westchester is a bit more appropriate if you are going to wear it with a suit. (It's kind of a dated look but still common.)
post #6665 of 28327
I plan on wearing them casually actually, no suit. If I decide on the Randolph's it would be the Burgundy and the Westchester would be dark brown. So quality of shoe is about the same? I tried the westchesters on at Nordstrom but they only have walnut which I don't like. Looks very sleek though.
post #6666 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Franky View Post
I plan on wearing them casually actually, no suit. If I decide on the Randolph's it would be the Burgundy and the Westchester would be dark brown.

So quality of shoe is about the same? I tried the westchesters on at Nordstrom but they only have walnut which I don't like. Looks very sleek though.

I think the Westchester looks fantastic, but my opinion may not be the greatest as far as SF goes. (I wear cowboy boots and loafers quite regularly.) It is good that you were able to try them on at least. Fit is obviously quite important with a shoe lacking laces. I think the quality is going to be indistinguishable and you should choose based on fit and aesthetic preference. AE does have a few slip-ons that are quite a bit cheaper, but I think these two shoes are pretty much comparable. Either one will last a long time if cared for properly.
post #6667 of 28327
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

I still think the back is not ideal. Looks like the waist was taken in abruptly and aggressively.


Outside of the vent I think the back looks better now then the unaltered pics.
post #6668 of 28327
Is it acceptable to wear baby cords during the summer, or is it mainly for spring and autumn?
post #6669 of 28327
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Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy View Post
Is it acceptable to wear baby cords during the summer, or is it mainly for spring and autumn?

I think you can wear those any time you wish to wear them. Even though I know certain attires are best suited for certain seasons or time of the year, I have always thought that one ought to wear whatever he/she feels comfortable wearing and not just do it according to the norms all the time.

I call it creating your own style.
post #6670 of 28327
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post
How did the alterations turn out on this jacket? Do the sleeves need narrowing?
Personally, I cannot stand when a vent is pulled open when you're just standing normally. Something is definitely wrong there. I would say the sleeves are also too long.
post #6671 of 28327
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Originally Posted by ArsenalDan View Post
If the vent(s) on a jacket do not like completely flat when your arms are at your side, is the jacket necessarily too small? In what dimension? Can it be an easy tailor fix?

I kind of run into this problem a lot since I am really a 39R, which is a rare size to find at thrift stores. 40s are too big, and 38s are great aside from that issue with the vent -- no notable pulling. Thankfully, my first and greatest score, a Zegna blue blazer for $5, was a 39.
It's definitely a problem, but it could be caused by any number of factors because of your particular body shape. Without pictures, it's hard to determine exactly what that factor is.
post #6672 of 28327
other than goodwill, wheres a good place in nyc to scope for high-end second-hand mens clothes? and also, this may be a dumb question but i have no idea when it comes to fabrics and tailors... but how timid should i be in letting a tailor try and change around a cashmere/vicuna coat?
post #6673 of 28327
I'm looking to try on some pairs of the Dockers San Francisco Tapered khakis--anyone know of a store in the NYC/NJ area that sells them? I know Dockers is, generally speaking, carried by Macy's, but am wondering if anyone has actually seen them in the store. Thanks!
post #6674 of 28327
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Originally Posted by jpaubry View Post
I'm looking to try on some pairs of the Dockers San Francisco Tapered khakis--anyone know of a store in the NYC/NJ area that sells them? I know Dockers is, generally speaking, carried by Macy's, but am wondering if anyone has actually seen them in the store. Thanks!

In my experience, Macy's carries a lousy selection of dockers. Hell, I don't think I've see anything but the D3 and D4 stuff there recently.

You'd be better off trying kohls, though I don't think they stock the more specialty stuff.
post #6675 of 28327
Looking to have a suit made in Toronto/GTA, recomendations/favorite places appreciated.
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