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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. thisisfun

    thisisfun Active Member

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    Can anybody help identify the tie used in all the top shelf apparel photos? I quite like it and seek one for myself.


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  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Well-Known Member

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    You may be correct.

    If anyone would like to buy the Brooks Brothers version, just LMK your size and I can make one for you in about 15 minutes. You must prepay, no returns, and it will be vaaaaaaaary spensive. I am a temperamental genius.
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    This is indeed a great Wreak To Order service you are offering here. I would be greatly interested in seeing what can be done to trousers...
     
  4. snowboardpunk

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    Hey guys, I just bought my first suit after losing about 50 pounds. And im in a dilemna. I bought two pants for the suit since I got it online but size 32 fits perfect on my waist but is way too tight on my legs and below (got muscular legs) but the 34 fits perfect on the leg but way too big on the waist. When I wear a belt, it kind of folds over. And my butt kinda sags. Would you guys recommend making the 32 slightly wider throughout the leg or take in the waist/whatever else I have too with the 34?
     
  5. snowboardpunk

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  6. Gibonius

    Gibonius Well-Known Member

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    Get the 34 and have the waist and/or seat taken in. It's an easy operation. I've got big legs as well and the best solution I've found is sizing up and having it taken in.
     
  7. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Since taking in pants at the waist by no more than 2 inches is usually relatively easy to accomplish without major problems, my guess would be to start with the size 34, and reduce it down to size as needed.
     
  8. snowboardpunk

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    hmmm ok thanks for the help guys! ill probably go with the 34 then. Although right now Im 170 and i want to lose 10-15 more pounds, how do you think that will affect my lower half? I run about 30 miles a week for weight loss.
     
  9. snowboardpunk

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    *edit sorry double posted.
     
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  10. clarksdb

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    Around how much does it cost to undo cuffs from a trouser? I just got a trouser hemmed and cuffed and I'm not sure if I like cuffs. I don't think they will undo the cuffs free of charge, right? If it costs too much I might just stick with cuffs.

    Also to consider, if I undo the cuffs they will need to change the hem to more of a slant finish?
     
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  11. Claghorn

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    Generally it's a few dollars more than getting it hemmed in the first place...which shouldn't have cost very much.

    As far as the slant...I think that requires a bit more expertise, so probably more money.
     
  12. Gibonius

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    Hard to say without knowing your fat distribution and genetics. If you tend to store fat in your lower body, you could drop another couple inches. Could be hips, thighs, waist, wherever you tend to hold fat. Some guys get the gut and losing weight doesn't affect their pant size much (if they're wearing lower rise pants anyway).
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

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    I would always choose an Alden over an AE.
     
  14. khe86

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    Anyone in NY can repair this small hole left sleeve? My pants need to be rehemmed (it's too long) so there will be extra fabric to reweave the jacket:


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  15. jbernard

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    I'm looking for a jacket very similar to this. Anyone have any leads?


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  16. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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  17. JesseJB

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    So I'm looking for a car coat or a topcoat. My only long jacket is a trench and I'd like to have something to wear out at night to dinner and to work on on cold, dry days. I can't really decide if either of the following would be versatile for both. (Like would either of them look stupid at night?) I tend to wear a lot of charcoal trousers and my suits are generally charcoal.

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/NewArrivals/outerwear/PRDOVR~99484/99484.jsp
    http://www.billyreid.com/product/astor-coat-brown.html

    Thanks!
     
  18. Nicola

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    Why would you think that?

    Personally I'd like the first better but neither is going to look stupid
     
  19. JesseJB

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    Light colored coat at night- I would think it would stick out too much. But I get a bit neurotic about crap like that so it's good to be told that it works fine. Thanks!
     
  20. Josiah Robinson

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