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post #9211 of 29379
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Originally Posted by Mr Pelican Pants View Post
What's the SF stand on black AE Park Avenues (brightly and meticulously shined, of course) with a tux? (I have to rent a tux for a wedding and I *hate* opera pumps.) Workable?

While technically against the rules (shoes with black tie should either be opera pumps or patent leather) I think in most cases some well-shined Park Aves will be perfectly fine.
post #9212 of 29379
I've got a linen shirt with shoulder pleats. The back and sides are very billowy (Probably around 3" of extra material in the back). The tailor says he can take in the sides only an inch. I would like darts but seems they cannot be properly achieved with the shoulder pleats. What can I do? Thank you in advance.
post #9213 of 29379
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
While technically against the rules (shoes with black tie should either be opera pumps or patent leather) I think in most cases some well-shined Park Aves will be perfectly fine.

Thanks!
post #9214 of 29379
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Originally Posted by GBear View Post
I've got a linen shirt with shoulder pleats. The back and sides are very billowy (Probably around 3" of extra material in the back). The tailor says he can take in the sides only an inch. I would like darts but seems they cannot be properly achieved with the shoulder pleats. What can I do? Thank you in advance.
Once you go beyond a certain degree of tapering, you basically have to remake the shirt to get it to fit properly. It's almost never worth it when you could just buy a properly-fitting shirt.
post #9215 of 29379
I was browsing styleforum and came across this blazer. I meant to subscribe to the thread, but i guess i forgot. Luckily, i saved a picture. Now to the question: Does anyone know which thread this is from? edit: about 30 minutes after my searching began, and just a few minutes after i posted this questions, i found the thread. thank you, sf god
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post #9216 of 29379
When a tailor shortens the sleeve from the cuff, are they suppose to recreate the cuff (the part where the sleeves open/overlaps). Or is it normal to just truncate the cuff (like an inch of overlap/opened section) and just move the buttons down?
post #9217 of 29379
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Originally Posted by Fred H. View Post
Robert Barakett @ Nordstrom. A little on the expensive side, BUT very nice hand.

thanks, i never heard of this brand before i will check out
post #9218 of 29379
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
When a tailor shortens the sleeve from the cuff, are they suppose to recreate the cuff (the part where the sleeves open/overlaps).

Or is it normal to just truncate the cuff (like an inch of overlap/opened section) and just move the buttons down?

I've had the tailor remove the cuff from the sleeve, shorten the sleeve, and then re-attach the cuff to the now-shortened sleeve. Not too difficult.

If you ever have a shirt made by a good shirt maker you may purchase extra cuffs for future replacement of the threadbare ones. Course you run the risk of dissimilar color, so wash the cuffs (and extra collar) periodically w/ the shirt.
post #9219 of 29379
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post
I've had the tailor remove the cuff from the sleeve, shorten the sleeve, and then re-attach the cuff to the now-shortened sleeve. Not too difficult.

If you ever have a shirt made by a good shirt maker you may purchase extra cuffs for future replacement of the threadbare ones. Course you run the risk of dissimilar color, so wash the cuffs (and extra collar) periodically w/ the shirt.

oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.
post #9220 of 29379
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.

Depends on what you're paying, how much material there is to work with on the seam, how good the tailor is, and if you care.

If you actually care, ask what the tailor does before you give him the garment, and if it's not to your liking, ask him/her to do otherwise or go elsewhere.
post #9221 of 29379
What do you all think about pairing a solid grey linen tie with a tan suit for an outdoor wedding in August? I'm thinking about one from Howard Yount, but it seems that the grey tie/tan suit combo may be too monochromatic. Thoughts?
post #9222 of 29379
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Originally Posted by barzen View Post
What do you all think about pairing a solid grey linen tie with a tan suit for an outdoor wedding in August? I'm thinking about one from Howard Yount, but it seems that the grey tie/tan suit combo may be too monochromatic.



Thoughts?

Too monochromatic. You need summer colors. A tan suit is quite versatile so you can do red, burgundy, orange, pink, even blue ties. For an outdoor event go with light-colored tie.
post #9223 of 29379
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.

Okay. If you don't have working button holes on the jacket's arm it's not too difficult to move those buttons to maintain the proportion.

+1 what cptjeff said.
post #9224 of 29379
A question about Ancient Madder: if a tie is made from silk and has a "micro-fiber-y" texture, is it safe to assume it's made from Ancient Madder silk? Will regular silk always feel "slicker" to the touch?
post #9225 of 29379
Any Charles Tyrwhitt codes right now?
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