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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. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

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    Bump please :[

    @ADante I mean don't buy it. For a number of reasons. I'm certain you will not come to wear regularly it 2-3 years later..
     
  2. Oldbro

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    Hey everyone.

    Is it possible to alter the armhole (or armpit) of a shirt and make it more loose?

    I just got some shirts made to measure but the armpit area is too tight. Is there anything that can be done (maybe with the shoulder seam or something) to loosen up the area?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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  4. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Im headed to Madrid and Barcelona Spain next month. Are therer any places to shop for suits/blazer in either city that are reminiscent of Suitsupply or Kent Wang? Basically a shop where I can find decent quality suits without either the heavy price tag or the overly fashion forward mindset (ie: like Zara, H&M, Reiss etc)

    I tried to doing a search on here but without much results. Thanks.
     
  5. jungleroller

    jungleroller Well-Known Member

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    Idk but say hello to Carmina if you pass through Mallorca! :slayer:
     
  6. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    I'll also pick you up another pair of navy Meermin DBs. I know how much you love them LoL...
     
  7. jungleroller

    jungleroller Well-Known Member

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    I actually like them. My feet don't. Too fkn snug.

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  8. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    ^ nice!
     
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  9. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    is there a consensus best cheap (~$50 retail) dress shirt? i was in Costco yesterday and the Kirkland shirts actually felt somewhat decent, esp. for the price.

    thanks!
     
  10. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Well-Known Member

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    They probably fit like tents as well. You might try Charles Tyrwhitt's slim fit. I actually really like Uniqlo's shirts which are in the $35 range.
     
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  11. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely go with a Uniqlo shirt before one from Costco... that just has me lmao for some reason. sorry.
     
  12. ridethecliche

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    We just had a uniqlo pop-up open in boston and I'm hopeful that I'll get some dress shirts there. I tried a few on earlier and they were all too tight, hoping they have some not so 'super slim-fit' esque shirts as well.

    I've seen CT and pink shirts on sale every now and then for about that mark.
     
  13. bradp

    bradp Well-Known Member

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    ^^A friend of mine was wearing a uniqlo the other day, and it had really nice collar roll.
     
  14. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, their stuff is great for the price.

    I'm only 25 so I'm not really in the mood to throw hundreds of dollars at bespoke shirts. If I can find something that fits pretty well off the rack, I'm happy with it. I need a few shirts for interviews coming up and want to find 'my' brand for the future. Hopefully uniqlo will deliver.
     
  15. weddingsuit

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    I'm getting married soon and I know the traditional tie options are Glen Plaid, Houndstooth, Shepherd's Check, and sometimes Macclesfield.

    I'm wearing a J Crew Ludlow suit (this light charcoal one) and I think the black/white/silver look of those traditional ties with my suit makes everything too monochromatic or drab.

    I was thinking of wearing a navy grenadine tie, or something along those lines. (Not set in stone, so I'm open to suggestions!) What are your thoughts? I know the Ludlow suits are very polarizing, but I would truly appreciate some assistance with selecting a tie that may not be part of the standard wedding tie group. Thanks!
     
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  16. bradp

    bradp Well-Known Member

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    how about a zig zag knit? I think it would look nice w/ the ludlow and isn't standard fare
     
  17. facet

    facet Well-Known Member

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    The navy grenadine tie would be fine and look nice with the grey suit. That being said, I wouldn't worry about a traditional wedding tie looking too monochomatic with it either. The pic below is from the wedding thread and the general feedback (which I personally agreed with as well) is that the simplicity of the look was great.

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  18. CanisInHortoEst

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    [​IMG]Quick question: is the jacket below something which can properly be worn as a blazer with non-matching trousers? I bought it a few weeks ago unaware that it was supposed to be a component of a suit. It's advertised as a mix-and-match suit jacket, implying it is intended to be wearable other than as part of a suit. The colour is obviously aligned with a traditional conservative grey suit, but it is a linen jacket, which to my mind brings down the formality a level and makes it less obviously suit-like; a wool jacket in the same style and colour admittedly probably would not work.

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    It looks quite similar this this, which seemingly works on its own:

    http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Tommy+Hilfiger+Linen+blazer+lexington/D377380,default,pd.html
     
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  19. SamF

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    Right, so some background. I bought a navy Napoli suit from SuitSupply earlier this year, and I like it. However, as I'll hopefully be finding work soon after graduating from university, I'll obviously be needing more than one suit.

    What I want to know is where in the UK I can (if possible) get a suit at a similar price point (probably be willing to spend go maybe £100 or so more on a suit this time than what I spent last time), that is cut a bit more conservatively than the Napoli? The things I'd change on the Napoli specifically if I had a choice would be a lower buttoning point, higher rise trousers and a bit of a wider leg opening.
     
  20. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the linen jacket is fine it has enough casual features.
     
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