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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Biggen

    Biggen Well-Known Member

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  2. Caveat

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    Love that cardigan. Those pants fall under the "I don't know how anyone could possibly pull those off" category, but good luck.
     
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    Biggen Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull them off either. But I've been intrigued by them ever since I saw them last fall and now when they were over 80% off I decided to take the chance. Will have to see how much wear they'll get
     
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  4. Caveat

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    Speaking of Margaret Howell, I need some help.

    I don't know much about tailoring. Can this work? I like the material and the shoulders fit nicely. I don't want to lose the oversized nature of the suit, but I'd need to shorten the sleeves and take in the back. Is it too much? The trousers and jacket are sold separately, so I could keep one and return the other. Any advice appreciated, especially if you know a little about tailoring.
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    I sized down by the way (LOL). This is a small and I'm usually a M, and even a L In DVN and RLPL.
     
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  5. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Well-Known Member

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    looks doable but 1) the sleeves might have to be shortened from the shoulder which could well alter the pitch and 2) as you say, be careful not too take too much out of the body, a lot of people doing the alteration might try to make it look too tailored, it's a hard balance to strike. i'd be tempted to keep the body as is for a while and see if you start to like the looseness
     
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  6. Benesyed

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    i feel like the shape of the pants doesnt look as good witht he way the body is right now but idk

    it looks mis-sized unintentionally rather than intentionally missized

    in general though you have a pretty good sense of siize and fit so i defer to you
     
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    caveat i think you should return both.. really unflattering.
     
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  8. mrcoffee

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    Nonnative Mouton sheepskin jacket. Took a bit of a gamble on this one, couldn't find too much information about it online but it was hard to pass up at 3 bills

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    Ervell mesh formal trousers
     
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  9. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    Everybody seems to be getting on those ervells. They look nice, but, how is the thigh? And is it a really fine mesh backed with a cotton or poly or something?
     
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    I kept looking at those pants too! You beat my indecisiveness, but I think with a solid red or navy jacket they'll work okay.
     
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    For a song on TBS, must've been a return cos a medium popped up on Friday.

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  12. canstyleace

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    I think those are great for lounging around the house and doing quick errands (personally I would OD them)

    reg that mh suit, idk man, might be worth to cuff pants and see how they fall then 'cuz the front/side pics do not look flattering and I'd take a shot on the jacket but I'd first have the tailor pin the back, while wearing the jacket, to the exact point where you're comfortable how it looks, otherwise if you're not feeling it you could return
     
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    Caveat, I would probably just wear it as it is for a while. The sleeves are obviously long on the model pic aswell, so it the shoulders fit it can look good. If anything, id think about tailoring the pants, but I would also just wear those as they are for a while, perhaps with a cuff/roll.
     
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    I'm a 31" inch waist and have soccer/squat thighs. The tagged 32 fit well on the waist and the thighs work, but if my legs get much bigger the pants won't work.
     
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    el malterooli labcoat
     
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  16. canstyleace

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    ^ nice (was looking at it yesterday, from b&s no? good price too)
     
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  17. sipang

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    wish I could find one in my size
     
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    no, got it off yahoo japan. i think it's a size 3(???) might be too small
     
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    You are normally size Medium? Mind if ask you your height?

    I have a couple of MH blazers, including that shirt blazer in a different fabric, and they don't fit me like that. I've been buying them size medium from Japan where their size medium measurements match up to the size small English measurements. I'm normally a size small and the sleeves go right up to the end of my wrists.
     
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