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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. MrDrumngun

    MrDrumngun Member

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    How snug should a MTM shirt be around my waist in order to achieve a very fitted look? I have a very tapered torso. Big chest small slim waist and hate the bagginess of off the rack dress shirts. TIA.
     


  2. RWDouty

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    So I would probably considered myself a new england preppy. I'm the kind of guy that enjoys the golf and tennis clubs on the weekend, wears a lot of button downs, pastels, loafers, boat shoes, etc. I've always felt that jeans would give me an unwanted rough and tough style that I didn't enjoy, but more and more people have been telling me that jeans, worn properly, can be a fashionable and often preppy addition to a wardrobe. I was wondering what are some of the more casual jeans that I might be interested in? I might mention that I've never worn a pair of jeans.

    Thanks
     


  3. doughboysc

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    Would medium spread, pointed collar, button-down, or tab collar dress shirts looks good on me?

    Why Double-Breasted suits don't look good on heavy men like me?
     


  4. Citan1145

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    I usually don't comment too harshly but, how is this possible? I mean, not even as a teen? Were you in a prep school I am guessing? Totally different world than me :)
     


  5. Citan1145

    Citan1145 Senior member

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    Pants- Get a dark grey, a lighter grey, and an earth tone in all season wool. Brands-Howard Yount, Epaulet. If you want to go mall brands you can try Banana Republic tailored slim fit or Jcrew classic/urban slim. Quality pants are a much better investment than shirts when starting out in my opinion.

    Shoes-Brown lace up balmoral, black lace-up balmoral, some kind of loafer or blucher for more casual fits.
    Brooks brothers has a sale right now on Allen Edmonds made shoes, can try that. Also look for regular AEs. I don't really know what else to suggest as AEs are on the lower end of what would be recommended here. Shoes are an investment, best not to go too cheap. You want good year welted in the least. This means they can be re crafted later.
     


  6. Citan1145

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    Brooks brothers has a great sale right now on staple items such as this. 40% off if you buy 4 or more. Just invest now and your white shirt worries will be no more.
    However, you can also try Charles thrywitt, TM. Lewin, or other lower-end british makers. You can also try to snag some polo custom fits on the website on sale or clearance or get a polo custom fit regent at the polo outlet stores. they usually always have a solid white and blue in stock. usually about 40 bucks. Finally, you could also go super cheap and go to a nordstrom rack and try to find some tommy hilfiger ithaca cotton shirts or their lorenzo uomo shirts. they sometimes have them in white. range from 20 to 40 dollars.
     


  7. hagrid

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    Hi,



    I'm 23 y/o and just graduated so I decided to buy 2 suits for interviews and expect to buy 2 others when I get a job to wear on a daily basis.



    A friend told me to go to Moss so I went yesterday and bough 2 Blazer suits (moss brand) for £350 (100%wool). Anyone knows how good is the quality and if it's worse the money?



    Finally, I don't know which kind of wool is it. How can you know? I want to make sure I bought the light & breathable type of wool because I tend to get hot/sweaty quite easily.



    Thanks for any help. Tc
     


  8. Sanguis Mortuum

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    I wouldn't accept much more fashion advice from that friend, Moss are pretty terrible. You could probably have done better for the money.


    Well, since they're 100% wool, it just comes down to the weave and the finishing. The only way to really tell is to look at and feel the fabric; thinner fabric will be lighter but also more prone to wear. More open weaves will also wear cooler.
     


  9. hagrid

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    Thanks for your help.
    Do you think I can get a refund? If yes, I would gladly take any advice on where to buy a nice suit? (I still can't afford savile row I guess with a budget of £400)
     


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    I have a 25% off coupon to gilt and these two Martin Greenfield suits are up in my size.

    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/dress-...04622-martin-greenfield-wool-herringbone-suit
    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/dress-...ct/98004635-martin-greenfield-wool-solid-suit

    As I don't live near anything, I have to buy my suits online and return them if they are not a good fit.

    I'm thin, 5' 11' 140 lbs. Would one of these suits be (at your best guess) the proper fit for my body type?

    Are they fully canvassed and a good quality? The little I know about Martin Greenfield is that he produces great clothing with suits at the $1500 - $2000 range, but the fact that this is on gilt concerns me.

    Thanks!
     


  11. Americana

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    2. As far as tie width, I would stick with the general rule that your tie width should correspond to the width of your lapels. You appear to be all into the madmen look etc. I too am a big fan of the look and the 60's asthetic. However, IMO be careful with that. If somone was walking around with a lapel and tie as wide as Don Draper's, I would think they were dressed by Thom Browne. I think a true 60's look goes to far. it becomes a costume.

    4. Collar length is only half the equation. The other half is the spead width. You need to determine how much spread you need to properly frame your face. The current short collar look is not classic enough for me. It always looks out of proportion.

    6. As to suit seperates, seems to me they would be a good option for you. I would only do MTM if you are sure your done losing weight.
     


  12. GeoffGonzales

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    I'm looking to get a medium grey suit. burberry london or sid mashburn? And why please
     


  13. Americana

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    To my knowledge and memory, Sid Mashburn is full canvas. I dont own any tailored clothing from Sid, but have looked at it admiringly several times. It usually has nice details. For the money, the Sid Mashburn private label stuff is nice across the board.

    Burberry London has great cuts (I think they have 3 fits?). To me thats the strength of the line. I have a Burberry London suit that is in my regular rotation and a favorite. It is half-canvased.

    I would vote Sid. Also I would trust the alterations and advice you will get at Sid more than a department store or burberry salesperson.
     
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  14. Citan1145

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    I would vote sid as well. for staple color/cloth suits, I would always go quality (i.e. full canvas, details, etc.). For more "fun" patterns I would go for a burberry or something like that.
     


  15. adamt

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    Hi,

    25 year old guy here from England, UK
    As its been a while since i updated my wardrobe, i wondered what the recommended shops are, ideally online ones in the UK

    I'm not a designer shopper (e.g. Ralph Lauren), i just buy looks that are 'in season' and look good on me
    But having a mortgage and other commitments dont want to spend lots

    I currently shop online for convenience, and my usual online shops are Zara, Uniqlo and Massimo Dutty
    These are the only 3 shops I can find which have clothes that seem to suit my age group

    i generally wear:
    - chinos or cargos, sometimes denim jeans,
    - thin jumpers/sweaters (creme, beige, navy and browns),
    with a plain t-shirt or shirt underneath,
    - sometimes just a shirt...
    - boat shoes

    I was wondering what other shops in the UK that have similar styles to the above shops?
    I looked at Jack wills but its too pricey for my current budget plus it seems a bit of a younger style
    = my ideal priced clothing would be lowest at Uniqlo and highest at Zara

    Any ideas?

    thank you
     
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