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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Well-Known Member

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    May have to wait until tomorrow or Monday - they're pretty busy in the warehouse right now... any particular shirt? Please provide link...
     
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    Hot. Damn.
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty nice right there, not gonna lie.
     
  4. eHaberdasher

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    Here are a few more... these will finally be available on the US site later today!

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    Hey guys,

    Thinking about taking the plunge on a Benjamin tuxedo. Anybody have experience with it? Any pics of people wearing it?

    Ben, also have a question for you about the tuxedos you carry.

    I noticed that the BOC is roughly 29' on the 38R/40R models. I usually wear 38R/40R with a BOC of 30' to 30.5'. Would you recommend sizing up to an L? Or would that ruin the intended aesthetic of the suit? (i.e. silhouette, button stance).

    Also, how agressive is the silhouette?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I'm happy with my Benjamin. The pants are a bit slim but I may be unique to me in that I have larger legs and butt due to hockey.

    The overall silhouette is very close to a BB Fitzgerald but the jacket is a bit shorter.
     
  7. eHaberdasher

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    Silhouette of the tux isn't super agressive - it's slim like the rest of the Sartorial line, but it's not super slim. How tall are you? I'm just a hair over 5'10" and the 38R more than covers my seat. If you are regularly proportioned (torso to lower half of your body) and if you're 5'11" or under I would strongly recommend the R as a general rule.
     
  8. eHaberdasher

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    But trousers for the tuxedo are particularly slim... when I cut new tuxedos again soon I will make the trousers more forgiving in the waist/seat/thighs.
     
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    That's a bit harsh. There's no way as a 38S that I'd wear a 30.25" length jacket. It's on the high-end of R, certainly not R/S.
     
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    This is why I asked about sizing. The R sizes resemble S', and the Ls resemble Rs.

    Might just order the L as I generally don't like shorter jackets.
     
  13. Flyswatter

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    Hmm, not really. Not for my size, at least. 43R/44R is 30" from bottom of collar. That's exactly what I would expect it to be.

    Are you abnormally thin for your height? :confused:
     
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    I'm talking about the boc measurement on the tuxedos. The boc on a 38r Benjamin tux is around 28'.

    I usually wear jackets with a boc of 30 or 30.5', which I find is a more traditional/conservative length. I've seen some Caruso suits in 38R with 29' BOC, but not 28'.

    Either way, I'm tempted to buy one from Ben. They're a great value.
     
  15. eHaberdasher

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    othertravel I'm not sure where you see 28" BOC on the 38R - it says/is 29".

    Current trends are definitely shorter than perhaps a "classic" length. The Benjamin line is designed such that it still completely covers the seat, which to me is sufficient in length. Some people prefer a longer skirt - I personally do not and thus design the clothing as such. Like any designer, my clothing is not for everyone. That being said I do appreciate everyone's input whether positive or constructive.
     
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    Ideally:

    38S is like 29
    38R is like 30.5
    38L is like 31.5


    I'd save give half an inch for a more conservative length. Take half an inch for a more "modern" length.
     
  17. New Shoes1

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    That seems a little on the long side for a 38. The measurements for the L and R you gave are consistent with what I tend to see in 42's.
     
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    Shucks.

    Do you think it would be permissable to buy a navy suit and turn the jacket into an odd jacket by changing the buttons (to a brown or smoky gray horn)?

    I need a new navy sportcoat and the Benjamin fit is just perfect for me.
     
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    I've done it more than once....
     
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    My opinion is that if the material has some texture to it (something like hopsack, birdseye or nailhead), the shoulders aren't too structured, and you change the buttons to mid brown horn, it would probably be acceptable to wear it alone as an odd jacket. Definitely wouldn't do this if it was a smooth worsted wool, though. Also, I strongly prefer patch pockets (hip) for an odd jacket, but there are plenty of sport coats with flap pockets.
     

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