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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. thesecondprize

    thesecondprize Well-Known Member

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  2. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Well-Known Member

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    Chest: 24"
    Shoulder seam to cuff: 25"
    *Extra that can be let out of cuffs: 2"
    Shoulder to Shoulder: 19"
    Top of Collar to Hem: 32"
    Style: 2 buttons

    judging by these measurements, what jacket size would you think this is?
    it's for a suit jacket
     
  3. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Well-Known Member

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    Cross-post from the Australian members thread. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

    As already mentioned before, next week I am off to HK (three days) and London (seven and a half days) for work. The way things are looking I will be having a free weekend, a week day and a half a Saturday in London. Last year in London I did mainly touristy things, this time I want to do some systematic shopping (both for goods and checking out my size in a number of hard-to-find in Australia brands). With that in mind, what are the types of things that I should add to the list?

    So far I am thinking shoes (try in a number of C&J lasts) and a visit the new Drakes store. I would love to be able to try on SF approved trouser brands for sizing (eg Incotex). Anything else that I should be adding to the 'must do' list?
     
  4. IronRock

    IronRock Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of pairs of flat fronted suit trousers that I need altering having lost a few inches off the waist (at last). Shock horror I often wear these trousers without a jacket and I've decided that I want to add a single forward pleat, a touch of detailing, if you will.
    Considering the weight loss and the extra fabric already allowed for girth expansion when the trousers were made, is this:

    1. Possible?
    2. Recommended?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Flame

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    Safe to handwash with woolite pants that are listed "dry clean only"???

    I often wear summer weight wool for the office in Singapore, but it is so humid that I have to clean them often else I feel unclean. However, it would be time-consuming & inconvenient to take them to the cleaners every week, not to mention expensive!
     
  6. onix

    onix Well-Known Member

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    Safe to handwash with woolite pants that are listed "dry clean only"??? I often wear summer weight wool for the office in Singapore, but it is so humid that I have to clean them often else I feel unclean. However, it would be time-consuming & inconvenient to take them to the cleaners every week, not to mention expensive!
    I would advise against. The main reason that they're listed as "dry clean only" is because wool can have undesirable effect when exposed with large amount of water, hot or cold. Of course, not all wool is affected adversely.
     
  7. eudaimonia

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    Is it appropriate to wear AE shoes in their Walnut color with navy blue pants? The shoes I am looking at in particular are Macneil longwings in Walnut Grain, shown here:

    [​IMG]

    It's hard to tell from the pictures online if they are too light to wear with navy, but maybe someone who owns a pair could tell me.
     
  8. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Well-Known Member

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    General thoughts/feelings on this jacket? Might need to size up in terms of the pulling (although the single vent is still shut so that accounts for part of it) but the style itself? It's this jacket: http://www.allsaints.com/men/jackets...ink/mjk537-360

    [​IMG]

    Deciding whether to buy... thanks! And apologies for the non-HD pic [​IMG]
     
  9. BoomDiggs

    BoomDiggs Well-Known Member

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    Chest: 24"
    Shoulder seam to cuff: 25"
    *Extra that can be let out of cuffs: 2"
    Shoulder to Shoulder: 19"
    Top of Collar to Hem: 32"
    Style: 2 buttons

    judging by these measurements, what jacket size would you think this is?
    it's for a suit jacket


    46L is my guess.
     
  10. polarcreamsoda

    polarcreamsoda Well-Known Member

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    navy blue suit, white shirt.....and a knit black tie? does the knit black work?
     
  11. nohio

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    navy blue suit, white shirt.....and a knit black tie? does the knit black work?

    Killer.
     
  12. nohio

    nohio Well-Known Member

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    Is it appropriate to wear AE shoes in their Walnut color with navy blue pants?

    I think they look great with darker pants, but some people will say that your shoes should be darker than your pants--that it draws to much attention to your shoes. Matter of taste, but probably better done in a more casual setting than conservative business dress.
     
  13. divitius

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    Any general opinions on the quality of Corbin brand trousers? Thanx.
     
  14. somethingclever

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    General thoughts/feelings on this jacket? Might need to size up in terms of the pulling (although the single vent is still shut so that accounts for part of it) but the style itself? It's this jacket: http://www.allsaints.com/men/jackets...ink/mjk537-360

    Deciding whether to buy... thanks! And apologies for the non-HD pic [​IMG]


    Lapels are too small. Patch breast pocket is weird on a DB, although it is a causal coat. However, I would not recommend purchasing this coat. You can do better.
     
  15. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Well-Known Member

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    How can I loose weight? I need your help...

    i don't know how you can "loose" weight...

    but if you want to LOSE weight
    there is basically only one way to do it
    make sure you are using more calories than you take in
    period.
     
  16. YahtzeeFish

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    comfy, reasonable priced dress socks?
     
  17. polarcreamsoda

    polarcreamsoda Well-Known Member

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    go to marshalls, filenes basement, tj maxx or whatever. they have 3 pairs of cole haan dress socks for about 10 bucks.
     
  18. Gibonius

    Gibonius Well-Known Member

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    comfy, reasonable priced dress socks?

    Target actually has some generally SF approved socks.
     
  19. cerca_trova

    cerca_trova New Member

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    I'm looking for a UK proxy. Any ideas?
     
  20. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible for a tailor to take in the neck of a dress shirt? If so, is this a difficult alteration? Thanks.
     

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