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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. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Well-Known Member

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    The attached picture is of item recently sold on Ebay for $25.00 (item 350276754060). I was going to bid on it but thought there must be something obviously wrong. Does the lapel width and double breasted design make it too dated? I'd like to know for future reference. Thanks.

    The description follows: Up for auction is this Fabulous High Quality BRIONI Sport Coat / Blazer tailored expressly for WILKES BASHFORD in San Francisco. The fabric is 70% WOOL & 30% CASHMERE and is VERY SOFT!! It is a beautiful weave in Black & Gray with Blue & Green lines running throughout. This jacket has been very gently worn. There is a little wear on the upper edge of the inside chest pocket...very minor and definitely not visible. There are no issues on the outside. It is in overall EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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  2. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big fan of db but db isn't dated by itself. Plenty of new db jackets
     
  3. incastoutcast

    incastoutcast Well-Known Member

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    I am a big fan of double breasted jackets, and I must say that one does seem a little dated to me. Nothing that couldn't be carried off by the right figure and character.

    First off, the button stance just seems off. Low and too narrow. That's probably the biggest issue I can see.

    Second, the pattern might date it a bit, but that's less of a concern.
     
  4. Robert Goodell

    Robert Goodell New Member

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    By way of introduction, and in sincere humility as a newcomer, perhaps someone could advise which of the "better" lines (reference thread on rankings of makers) has models for taller men. I am 6'4", 220 lbs, and am best described as a 45 XL. In the last years it seems many lines have dropped those of us at the extremes.

    Thanks,

    RJG
     
  5. John_Edward

    John_Edward Well-Known Member

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    Are there any shops in America which sell boating/tuxedo blazers (blazer with contrast trim round lapels, pockets, etc)? I've got one from Zara but I'd like one of nicer material. I'd like to find grey with black trim, blue with white, or any others which might look interesting. Here's sort of what I'm looking for: [​IMG] Express is the only place where I've seen one I liked and was within my price range $300. Wasn't so into the one or two at Nordstroms. http://www.express.com/catalog/produ...bCategoryId=71
     
  6. mitchellmcm27

    mitchellmcm27 Well-Known Member

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    For both mitchellmcm27 and blah123 - Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but Lands' End new Canvas line has two Allen Edmonds shoes (here: http://canvas.landsend.com/ix/canvas...tore=le&tab=17)

    At a decent price, I would say. Also, mitchellmcm27 I've noticed that especially once you get around size 12, the deals on ebay get rediculously good, since most companies tend to over-produce large sizes.



    Hey, thanks for the heads up. Those Land's End AEs look really sharp, and I'll definitely be checking out ebay. I've had my eye on these too, which popped up in the SWD sales alert thread.
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...d-For-Men.html

    With a 25% off coupon I think they might be hard to beat.
     
  7. eglenn4

    eglenn4 New Member

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    Just 2 Quick Questions-
    1. Is there a suit out there made from sweat suit material or light fleece (Yoko Deveroux Fleece blazer with pants) and if so where can I find one.

    2. How can find out what fashion choices really work for me. I experiment allot; looking for a style that I feel only looks good in magazines. I'm a slim guy with square features and I can't quite figure out how go out and buy the cool pieces I see online. I find myself in H&M (where nothing fits quite right) frustrated as all hell. Whats a guy to do?[​IMG]
     
  8. incastoutcast

    incastoutcast Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks for the heads up. Those Land's End AEs look really sharp, and I'll definitely be checking out ebay. I've had my eye on these too, which popped up in the SWD sales alert thread.
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...d-For-Men.html

    With a 25% off coupon I think they might be hard to beat.


    Those trickers do look nice. I'm not a huge fan of lug soles personally, but if you like them, that is hard to beat.
     
  9. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    How is the fit of this shirt on me? The top isn't buttoned because Im mainly worried about the sleeve length. Do sleeves need to be shorter at all or does it look good?
    It's a Gap Fitted Perfect shirt in medium tall. (just trying to find a few cheap shirts for work).
    I'm 6'4", 170 lbs, 15.5" neck, 39" chest, 34" waist, 35" sleeves or so...
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    looks like the collar is too smal, or you have a relatively large/thick neck, maybe sloped forward as well? which you'll find then that when the top button is open a lot of your shirt collars explode outward and curl up... if that's the case, then try slightly wider collars, lower second buttons (or leave the second button undone as well), or just go MTM and try to adjust for it.
    For the sleeves, length maybe a tad long, but put your arms out in front of you zombie like... the sleeves should start to pull back past your wrists.

    Just got a pair of these. They seem less causal than a penny loafer or moccasin style loafer. OK to wear with a suit, or is there a strict "No slip-ons with suits" rule? I live in the Northeast and I see a lot of well-dressed guys wearing this style of shoe with suits.
    Pretty standard American styling to do that. sort of like a dressier boat shoe. I'd wear them with anything from jeans for a night out, to khakies or wool trousers (maybe slightly more casual ones, so something with a bold pattern). as for suits, mmmm, tough call. I'd say it's doable, but some thought needs to be put in. Probably better with more "casual" suits, say with lighter colors, or patterns.

    recommend a PS for this suit, worn w/o a tie and a darkish shirt, usually blue toned
    Personally I like a maroon with that.

    hi, this question is acctually about a piece of clothing for a woman. it's for my girlfriend, and i NEED to know anything about these gloves! i've only seen THESE pictures, of these gloves, and we both acctually fell in love with them, the brand is the great Jil Sander. (i LOVE Jil Sander, soo good!!) i've done research and checked soo much online, and i just can't find ANYTHING out about these gloves, anywhere for her. i'm guessing 07 fall? but i dont see anything, anywhere! i really need anybody's help, it'd be MUCH appreciated!! thank you!!
    No one on this board has ever heard of Jil Sander before.
    Yeah, try posting this Q on the SW&D ask a Q thread... they might have a better idea.
     
  10. Red Glasses

    Red Glasses Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    I'd like to buy some quality slim, knitted ties. Preferably black or dark navy.
    Any suggestions concerning manufacturers?

    Thank you
     
  11. binge

    binge Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to buy some quality slim, knitted ties. Preferably black or dark navy. Any suggestions concerning manufacturers?

    Sam Hober.
     
  12. caspian

    caspian New Member

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    Hello, I'd like to buy some quality slim, knitted ties. Preferably black or dark navy. Any suggestions concerning manufacturers? Thank you
    Hey, I've got some great deal on Knitted ties from Absolute Steal. I bought a few online from them. And you know what; they even paid a part of my cashback. Isn't that wonderful? [​IMG]
     
  13. rock130

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    I have a question regarding alterations, I already buy short but I feel it still runs about an inch to an inch and half past my seat, so i was wondering can you shorten the length of your suit jacket? If so does it ruin the structure of the jacket?
     
  14. Red Glasses

    Red Glasses Well-Known Member

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    Sam Hober.

    They don't seem to have knitted ties
     
  15. caspian

    caspian New Member

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    They do have. Follow the link and you can visit their store. They have cotton, polyster and wool knit ties.
     
  16. Rick's Tailoring

    Rick's Tailoring Well-Known Member

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    I have a question regarding alterations, I already buy short but I feel it still runs about an inch to an inch and half past my seat, so i was wondering can you shorten the length of your suit jacket? If so does it ruin the structure of the jacket?
    A good tailor should have no problem shortening a well made coat. We do it all the time in our shop. You just want to make sure the pockets are above your waistline or you will screw up the proportions of the coat on your body. Also, it doesnt work well if you have patch pockets.
     
  17. Britalian

    Britalian Well-Known Member

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    Knit ties are terribly louche. I like when obliged to wear the garment.
     
  18. caspian

    caspian New Member

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    True. But it kinda goes with occassions. I think it's pretty cool.
     
  19. binge

    binge Well-Known Member

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    They don't seem to have knitted ties

    Whoops, I didn't read your question closely enough. In that case, go with Drakes of London.
     
  20. ajv

    ajv Well-Known Member

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    I have an old pair of Alden in which i can read several numbers, i.e. 058 and 2013 or 2073, but i can't figure out what last this model is made on. Any way i could find out ?
    thanks
     

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