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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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  2. Gnome

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    Does anyone know of a good tailor in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, or know of a better place to ask this question?

    Thanks.
     
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    Can I get the lining replaced on a blazer? Should I expect it be a costly alteration?
     
  5. darkmatter7

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    Yes you can. I am not sure about the cost.
     
  6. sithjedi333

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    Here are 2 random questions:

    1) What's a good source for reasonably priced men's tie for work (finance buyside)? I don't want to spend up for Hermes.

    2) I'm looking at ordering a suit from Mytailor.com. Which fabric brands and types (thread rating, silk/cashmere/wool/etc) would you recommend for all purpose business wear, dark navy with textured stripe (not pinstripe)? Budget is $800-1500

    Thanks!
     
  7. JezeC

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    Just wanted to check in with you guys before doing something stupid with my blazer.

    So I went to my tailor today to dial in the sides for my navy blazer. He said it was necessary to take out the lining from the inside to taper the sides. Another way is to taper it from the back and not touch the linings on the inside at all.

    He said to do it from the back is also cheaper since he would not have to take out the lining from the side and restitch. Looking for some insights. Thanks.
     
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  8. NotCreative

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    Does anyone know the approximate cost for a made to measure Zegna shirt?
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    ^whatever it is it's too much.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

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    This sounds right, but have him do what makes it for better not what's cheaper
     
  11. JezeC

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    touching the lining will not damage the structural integrity of the jacket right?
     
  12. giaour

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    I just received this BB social primer tailgate blazer (or rather, this year's model, which I can't find on the site right now...) that I ordered during the F&F sale. I was pretty pleased with the overall fit when I put it on (sleeves need to be let out an inch+, of course, which I hope will be feasible), but then I noticed this weird bump on the right shoulder.

    Anyone know what is going on here? It just randomly protrudes an inch or so from the surface of the shoulder. Can it be steamed out? Or is it a defect and I need to return it? Thanks in advance, hopefully the badly lit pic is clear enough...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. dh510

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    Hello SF! Was wondering if this navy windowpane suit is subtle enough to go into an interview? This will be for an internship at a big bank. Thank you!
     
  14. mimo

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    I wouldn't recommend a windowpane for your first job interview. Solid or pinstripe is safe.
     
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    Sure. Looks fine.
     
  16. Veremund

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    1. Sam Hober.
    2. Don't. Go to a real store with suits you can try on.
     
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  17. mimo

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    Good advice on the above, both points ^^

    But I beg to differ on Mr Windowpane. It's not quite formal enough to show respect, and the skinny lapels and overly tight fit add up to an impression of ill-judged youthful frivolity.
     
  18. tdude

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    Since you asked, I would not wear a windowpane to an interview at any bank I've been to. Even if that suit were solid navy, I would not wear it to any interview at all. If I were the hiring manager, my first impression would be that you dressed for a nightclub, not business. It's waaaaay to small, tight and trendy. The trousers look like jeggings or something that the ladies wear. The jacket looks like you borrowed it from your younger brother's closet. Sorry. Don't mean to sound harsh, but where I live (south/central US) that would not be respected in a traditional business environment. One example of conservative, classically tailored suit--out of thousands of examples on this forum: [​IMG]
     
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  19. Veremund

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    Oh yes, you're right about the trousers . I hadn't noticed that.
     
  20. aasfd

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    Good morning.

    I want to outwardly reflect the respect that I hold for myself. I'm in my mid-twenties and I would like to confirm or alter a few of my perceptions of the dapper style. I suspect there may be quite a few misconceptions on my behalf that needs to be properly addressed before an upcoming interview.

    Please correct me if anything is incorrect. If I've forgotten to include any information then it's probably because I'm simply unfamiliar with the topic. In that case, please feel free to enlighten me.
    This is what I know starting from the feet upwards -

    Leather dress shoes:
    Light brown shoes work with most outfits.
    Black shoes are ideal for formal functions, and look great with black suits.
    The accessories should match the shoes; light brown watchbands and belts with light brown shoes, black belts with black shoes.
    Shoes are maintained with shoe trees and wax polish.
    Shoes should last (six months at least?) before possibly needing repairs from a cobbler.

    Dress pants:
    While standing the cuffs should be resting on top of the shoes, along the ankle.
    I'm slim so flat-front pants are ideal for dress pants?
    Suit jackets and the corresponding dress pants should be kept together. Otherwise the dress pants begin to fade with daily wear.
    How important are the fabrics?
    Dark gray pants or khaki's work great with a blue blazer.

    Dress shirts:
    When I'm taking my measures for the shirt, where should the cuffs rest when my arm is straight down by my side versus bent ninety degrees?
    How important are collar types and how do I determine the collar type?
    How should I select a style, color, or fabric? I'm willing to admit that I have a long standing tradition of randomly grabbing the nearest dress shirt and hope for the best.

    Vests:
    Do vests need to match a suit jacket accordingly?
    Within informal and casual parties, would a vest and a tie suffice without a suit jacket?

    Sport Coats, Blazers, & Suit Jackets:
    How do I determine the appropriate size along shoulders and neck?
    Where should the sleeve length end?
    How should I go about selecting a style such as color, fabric, pinstripes, windowpane, solid, and textured?
    Are suit jackets without the corresponding dress pants technically considered blazers? I ask because my love for literature takes me to the occasional concession shop which has a variety of clothing that I've never bothered with.

    I've come here out of the respect that I hold for myself as previously stated. I asked these questions out of respect for the discerning gentlemen who frequent this website.
    I appreciate any constructive input.
    Thank you.



    (I've also mistakenly attempted to make another thread rather than pose my questions here. So I hope the moderators do not approve said thread.)
     

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