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What kind of tie knot is this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Four in hand
post #9242 of 29133
Besides the obvious, what's the difference in the result between taking in the sides of a shirt at the seams and getting darts put in?
post #9243 of 29133
Looks like a 4 in hand.
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Is there an MC market for Howard Yount ties? I have two striped knits and one silk repp, and their width is greater than I'm used to dealing with. Lokking to get rid of 'em for pretty cheap
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Besides the obvious, what's the difference in the result between taking in the sides of a shirt at the seams and getting darts put in?

From my limited experience and knowing, I think that darts have a more subtle effect because you can't put a lot of fabric in them, they're good to finish taking the back once your sides are ok.

I have had shirts taken from the sides and that solved the blousiness in the belly. Now, if I want the back to be perfect, depending on the shirt, I'll put darts also (i.e. for dress shirts).
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first time posting, can someone give me some advice on fit, shoes, changes etc.

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Can you guys point me toward some companies who make tops that have wide shoulders with narrower waists? I keep finding tops that I like, especially long sleeved shirts, but either fit well on the shoulders and are too loose at the torso/waist or fit nicely on the waist but can't be buttoned up because it's too tight by the chest. Also, is it easy to have larger shirts taken in by a tailor? I figure I can go this route if necessary but would like to avoid it if possible. Please excuse my ignorance as I've only recently wanted to dress better redface.gif
Edited by Brooks - 7/16/11 at 4:42am
post #9248 of 29133
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Is there an MC market for Howard Yount ties? I have two striped knits and one silk repp, and their width is greater than I'm used to dealing with. Lokking to get rid of 'em for pretty cheap

Sure.
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If you have to ask....


I do not have to ask.... Is this not for questions? I am just looking for some helpful advice..... : ) Im not too fond of the waxed black jeans from 03 that I have with this blazer, and my raw 07s dont quite mix right for me....
post #9251 of 29133
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I do not have to ask.... Is this not for questions? I am just looking for some helpful advice..... : ) Im not too fond of the waxed black jeans from 03 that I have with this blazer, and my raw 07s dont quite mix right for me....

The point was that if you have to ask what to wear it with, you should not be wearing said item, as it would look forced.

Personally, if I was going to try and wear something like that, I would wear a white band collar shirt (or, for an interesting touch, a detachable collar dress shirt with no collar. Un-ironed, of course.) , beat up blue jeans, gray sneakers, and an ivy cap. You need to aggressively dress something like that down in order for it to come close to working.
post #9252 of 29133
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Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

Can you guys point me toward some companies who make tops that have wide shoulders with narrower waists? I keep finding tops that I like, especially long sleeved shirts, but either fit well on the shoulders and are too loose at the torso/waist or fit nicely on the waist but can't be buttoned up because it's too tight by the chest. Also, is it easy to have larger shirts taken in by a tailor? I figure I can go this route if necessary but would like to avoid it if possible. Please excuse my ignorance as I've only recently wanted to dress better redface.gif

There's an 'ultimate guide to slim fit dress shirts' thread around here somewhere. Look for that, sounds like what you need. And yes, it's fairly easy to get the sides of shirts taken in by a tailor. If you get ones that fit in the collar and shoulders, the sides are easily adjustable. Darts in the back are another common option.
post #9253 of 29133
I was just looking for opinions on some slacks to wear with this... not shoes shirts ect even ivy caps.... Perhaps that was not very evident in my post.. : O
post #9254 of 29133
2 questions:

1. What to do about narrow shoulders? I can't do MTM right now, but still need a suit or two. A jacket in 37-38 fits me in the shoulders, but won't in the chest. (And, obviously; a jacket that has adequate chest room is huge on my shoulders.) It's not fat or anything, I have a 32 waist, so it's just weird proportions.



2: Very quick question, Navy blazer, jeans, black shoes. What colour belt? I would normally pair black w/ black, but as it's a navy jacket.....
post #9255 of 29133
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

2 questions:

1. What to do about narrow shoulders? I can't do MTM right now, but still need a suit or two. A jacket in 37-38 fits me in the shoulders, but won't in the chest. (And, obviously; a jacket that has adequate chest room is huge on my shoulders.) It's not fat or anything, I have a 32 waist, so it's just weird proportions.


2: Very quick question, Navy blazer, jeans, black shoes. What colour belt? I would normally pair black w/ black, but as it's a navy jacket.....

1. You can get the chest altered on a jacket, pricey though. Shoulders you can get altered, if not by much. Either will be on the pricier side. MTM may be your best option. Thick as Thieves is around $500, and indochino is a bit over $400, though they often take a fair bit of time and a couple incarnations to get it right.

2. Black. But even better would be to not wear black shoes, and wear brown or burgundy with matching belt. Jacket is irrelevant when deciding belt color. Leathers should match, or at least be in the same family.
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