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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. gort

    gort Well-Known Member

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    It's not your height that matters but the length of your torso. I don't think that jacket looks overly long. Could you go shorter? Try it on and see.
    +1 The front pic is dark but it looks like the bottom of the jacket is past (or right at) your fingertips.
     
  2. NOBD

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  3. Patrologia

    Patrologia Well-Known Member

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    My experience has been that I have been happier with the fit of jackets that I have to have my tailor take in a little than with jackets I have to have him let out. I've seen similar comments here at SF. I try to adjust my purchasing accordingly.

    Here's my question, does the same hold true for trousers, is it the opposite, or does it make no difference at all?

    -Mike
     
  4. cbaker8

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    Hey I'm a relatively new member, been looking at picking up a suit on Ebay. I've seen quite a few Oscar De La Renta Suits that I quite like, however I'm wondering how they fit... I'm a 38S with a 33 - 34" waist. Also I can't seem to find any information online on how to tell if it is Authentic or not (i.e. what to look for in the tags).

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  5. kwoyeu

    kwoyeu Well-Known Member

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    Should I buy this SPURR suit for $448 (retail $1300)?

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  6. iamrobertjulius

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    Can you tell if these are shell cordovan? They're Church's but i have no idea...

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  8. onix

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    Can you tell if these are shell cordovan? They're Church's but i have no idea...

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    Nope, that's not shell.
     
  9. kgmessier

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    Can someone either (a) point me to a website that goes over the ways of obtaining the measurements of a shirt (dress or casual) using a cloth measuring tape or (b) go into detail on how to go about obtaining those measurements? Anything with pictures or video as a guide would be a big plus.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I'm having difficulty with measurements where seam stitches are wide. In some cases, a seam stitch can be 1/4" or wider, so I don't know if I should be measuring from the outside of one seam stitch to the other, from the inside of one to the other, or from the center. I hope that made sense.
     
  10. doublemazaa

    doublemazaa Well-Known Member

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    Can you guys suggest some nice brow suede shoes with a rubber sole that I can wear casually with jean and a button down.

    Bonus points if is or comes narrow.

    Thanks.
     
  11. Rugger

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    What is a "sack suit"
     
  12. digilypse

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    I've never had a proper suit before and needed one for interviews, so I ordered a BB Fitzgerald which arrived today. The problem is that I'm 5'6, skinny (35 chest) and the 36S doesn't seem to be fitting very well. The sleeves are obviously too long and fits huge around the body, but I assume that those can be helped with tailoring. The most concerning problems are the length and shoulders. So my question is, can this suit be saved with tailoring, or is it a lost cause like I think it is? If it's hopeless, what's my next step? I'm not keen on ordering MTM over the internet if I can avoid it, nor do I want to drop 4k on bespoke just to get an interview suit. Something around 1k would be ideal.
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  13. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    I've never had a proper suit before and needed one for interviews, so I ordered a BB Fitzgerald which arrived today.

    The problem is that I'm 5'6, skinny (35 chest) and the 36S doesn't seem to be fitting very well. The sleeves are obviously too long and fits huge around the body, but I assume that those can be helped with tailoring. The most concerning problems are the length and shoulders.

    So my question is, can this suit be saved with tailoring, or is it a lost cause like I think it is? If it's hopeless, what's my next step? I'm not keen on ordering MTM over the internet if I can avoid it, nor do I want to drop 4k on bespoke just to get an interview suit. Something around 1k would be ideal.


    How far away are you from a brooks brothers store?
     
  14. digilypse

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    How far away are you from a brooks brothers store?
    About a 3 hour drive away, which is reasonable. Much closer than most other brand stores, anyway. Why?
     
  15. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    I'd take the drive and try on a size smaller. Call ahead, of course.
     
  16. digilypse

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    I'd take the drive and try on a size smaller. Call ahead, of course.
    I don't think Brooks has anything smaller than 36S though. At least their size guide on their website stops at 36. I'm not aware of anywhere else that carries 34 or 35 either. Still wouldn't hurt to drop by and see what they have to say anyway though.
     
  17. Makeshift_Robot

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    The problem is that I'm 5'6, skinny (35 chest) and the 36S doesn't seem to be fitting very well. The sleeves are obviously too long and fits huge around the body, but I assume that those can be helped with tailoring. The most concerning problems are the length and shoulders.

    Buy Thick As Thieves (MTM); H&M and Zara have 34s for most of their stuff. If you have a thousand to throw around, try on some Dior suiting; it runs quite slim.
     
  18. onix

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    I don't think Brooks has anything smaller than 36S though. At least their size guide on their website stops at 36. I'm not aware of anywhere else that carries 34 or 35 either. Still wouldn't hurt to drop by and see what they have to say anyway though.

    They will not have anything less than a 36S. And even for 36S, only some few stores carry them. I am also your size, and my experience is that it's very hard to find good fitting clothes. bespoke/MTM is pretty much the only reliable option(*).



    (*) Some mall brands with fashion forward cuts may have things that fit, but quality is so low that I would never drop any $$ on them.
     
  19. digilypse

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, they're all very much appreciated!

    H&M xs usually fits me perfectly but then falls apart after less than year. It's an option but I was hoping for something a little nicer. TaT I'm also open to but no returns scare me, especially since I'm new to suits. The quality of online MTM just seems unreliable, I guess. I'll see if anywhere nearby has Dior I could try though.

    I just noticed that Brooks and Hickey Freeman both have MTM services, would that be a good way to go? Are there other brands with MTM with a similar price point/value? I had looked at Zegna briefly but that seemed a bit more expensive than I was thinking.
     
  20. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    You know my answer.

    Ok, which suede shoes ? You think dark brown captoe oxfords would look fine ?
     

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