1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

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. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Thanks for the response, I'm going to get a wintery sport coat made up and I'm still trying to figure out the little details.
     
  2. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,840
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    

    thanks for the insight but thats just not happening atm LOL. i can try and take my suits out and bang em around every so often but i ordered garment bags, cedar, etc. to try and prevent as well.
     
  3. Onur Arslan

    Onur Arslan Member

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Location:
    Turkey
    Does anyone know anything about Green George Shoes ?
     
  4. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Please [​IMG] It's time sensitive

    I have a chance to purchase a Mr. Ned sport coat that would fit me well according to measurements after bringing in the waist a tiny bit. It's a tan herringbone. I also am thinking of purchasing a J Crew Ludlow sport coat in cream that fits me very well as well(tried it in store), but it will need to be let out a pinch in the waist - some creasing. Which one should I purchase? Mr. Ned is known to do a moderately suppressed look, which is what I want and no more. The J Crew is roughly $75-100. THe Mr. Ned is multiple times more. I like the styling of the Mr. Ned(wider lapels), but the J Crew one is less costly. Though, on the Ned, I may have to cut the coat 1" in length to make it appear as if it had a lower button stance; its buttoning point is right where I want it - barely above my navel.
     
  5. YRR92

    YRR92 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,345
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    First of all, screwing with the hem of the coat won't do anything to the button stance. That's staying where it is. If the coat is an inch too long for you, then buying it might be a mistake. If it's the right length, all changing the length will do is mess with the length.

    If you're having the waist altered, than it doesn't matter what Ned cuts. You're having the waist altered.

    I don't like "baby's first lapel" on the J. Crew coats I've seen. If you like the Ned one better, aren't you probably going to wear it long enough that it stops mattering what you paid for it?
     
  6. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    I'm aware of all you said but didn't take into account the last one [​IMG] 2.5" lapels are thin. I guess the big factor was that I've tried Ludlow coats on instore, and know that the Ned is a complete gamble in fit, especially sleeve pitch.

    If I buy the Ned, I want to chop the coat an 1" to make the perception the button stance is lower. I know that it won't physically - which is exactly why I said that the buttoning point is exactly where I like it to be on my navel. I just want to proportions to be different.

    It's good that Ned's is moderately suppressed to begin with because if it were like an 1818 Madison, it'd take a lot more work and $ to suppress, presuming I need work on the waist to begin with. It may not need any.

    This still hasn't swayed my opinion much though, because Fitz lapels are only 2.75", barely larger than that of J Crew's.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  7. sean anon

    sean anon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    150
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    I just measured my Fitz and the lapels are a touch bigger than 3"

    The Ludow is too slim for me. I need something between Fitz and about 3.5"
     
  8. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Really? Odd. I got that info from someone I trust on another forum(He who shall not be named). My mistake. Regents must be 3.5" then. Thanks for the info, man.
     
  9. sean anon

    sean anon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    150
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    I thrifted mine so it is possible they have changed but I doubt it as I have tried on new ones too. I think <3 would be too trendy for BB. The Ludlow was noticeably thin on me (I weight 195 pounds)
     
  10. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    I have a couple suits & sport coats from BB so I know where you're coming from. I think they changed it slightly, because mine seem to be diff from one year to the other. only slightly. I'm 6'1" @ 185. Thanks mate.
     
  11. losrockets

    losrockets Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    618
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Does anybody have suggestions for a sub-$250 wool windowpane jacket? I don't have anything in wool with patch pockets or w/ a 3-roll-2 button stance so I'd love to have both features but willing to make some compromise as long as I can find something within my budget. I was initially thinking something w/ a navy ground and white windowpane, like this Beckett & Robb one featured on the From Squalor to Baller blog today:
    [​IMG]
    but I couldn't find anything in exactly this style within my budget. I want a darker base so I can wear light trousers with it, and if it's casual enough, denim. I came across this jacket from Cantarelli on Yoox, it's $250 after the code so it's at the top of my budget. It's also a bit more complex than I initially wanted, with brown windowpaning, and a blueish gray base that has a plaid pattern to it.
    [​IMG]


    But I haven't found anything better since. Do y'all have any alternatives? Opinions on this particular item?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013
  12. YRR92

    YRR92 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,345
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    This will just look bad. You will end up with a jacket that's too short, or the pockets will seem too low. The perception will be that there's something off with your coat.

    Again, the amount of taper cut into a coat doesn't matter if you're having the waist altered. Sure, Ned seems to get more of a tapered jacket than, say, J. Press. But if he cut that jacket from somebody with two inches less in the drop than you, then the coat is not going to be particularly tapered.
     
  13. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,417
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    
    Have you tried suit supply?
     
  14. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,824
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Location:
    Bahstan
    Hey everyone,

    I've been looking for a good duffle coat for a while, but I'm on a budget so I'm looking at used ones.

    Does this seem versatile? It looks like an old gloverall. I'd wear it casually and to work over a blazer.

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. jungleroller

    jungleroller Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,280
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    Chicago
    Quote:
    I've got a few gems from ebay. Good name brands, slightly worn and well below your budget. Within Ebay search your jacket size and window pan and voila!
     
  16. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    90
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    A polyester "sheepskin" coat... is it a hopeless no-no?
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013
  17. jadias

    jadias New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Knit ties are sweet. I picked this one up today.

    Reckon it's too matchy-matchy with the pocket square, or fine? Photo colours are fairly true to life, for once, although it doesn't come across too well that the tie is sort of flecked with little patches of greyish colour.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013
  18. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,555
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
    
    An actual "set," where the tie and square are the same texture, color, pattern, etc., is too matchy-matchy. What you have is fine.
     
  19. losrockets

    losrockets Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    618
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Didn't see anything when the Outlet was open that stood out to me (They had a few plaids and one bold suit but it was a bright blue w/ peak lapels), though outlet prices would be ideal. Nothing looks that good from their current crop of jackets either. Any other ideas?
     
  20. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    426
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    So you think RLBL suits don't look right with their low pockets?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by