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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. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Thanks, the plan was to leave it alone. Just wanted to make sure. This is my first expensive suit!
     
  2. tb43

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    Are there any AE Norwich owners out there who actually like them? I see so many negative reviews about them but I really want to purchase the burnished brown version.

    Thanks!
     
  3. JohnnyGalt

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    Out of curiosity, when you say to brush "every once in a while", how often do you mean? Every other wear? Every 2-3 wears? Once a month? Less?

    I guess as a follow up I would also ask how often should you be getting your suits dry cleaned?
     
  4. cptjeff

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    Whenever. There's no science to it, it just gets dust and whatever else is lodged in the fibers out. Every few wears, once a month, whatever you feel like. Get a horsehair brush- you can get expensive ones if you want, but something like your standard kiwi shoe brush works fine (but not the same one you use for your shoes, unless you want polish on your suit!)

    As for dry cleaning, I dry clean on pretty much an as needed basis right now, since my current job doesn't have me wearing suits daily, though I often wear a sportcoat. A lot of people do it when they're changing their wardrobe over for the season, or just once or twice a year. As needed means after you sweat through the lining, or get a stain. Basically, if the suit doesn't look like it needs a cleaning, it probably doesn't. Wool is really a wonderful material.
     
  5. backtaro

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    What colors/patterns of suits/jackets and shirts match with these two Salvatore ties?

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  6. johnlocke

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    I had an online MTM suit done and asked for a 3-roll-2 button. What I received back was a 2-button. The suit maker (who's based elsewhere) said to take it to my local tailor who could turn it into a 3-roll-2, and the suit maker would reimburse me. My question is, is it really as easy as a tailor adding an extra buttonhole and button to the lapel of a 2-button jacket to turn it into a 3-roll-2? I thought that might mess up the construction of the lapel. Can any 2-button suit be easily turned into a 3-roll-2?

    Mods, if this should be posted in the tailors thread, please let me know. Thanks!
     
  7. eqcitizen

    eqcitizen Well-Known Member

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    You can match them with most solid shirts and suits. For example: navy suits and white shirts are fine, as will charcoal grey and light blue shirts. Striped suits would probably work if the stripes if the stripes are spaces far enough apart. With such busy patterned ties, just shy away from busy patterns in anything else (including pocket squares) and you should be fine.
     
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  8. DrZeus

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    How do you guys clean a rubber bristled suede crepe brush?
     
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  9. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    You cannot turn a 2-button into a real 3-roll-2. Sure, you can get someone to add a 3rd button and button hole, but you are missing the "roll" portion. You can't add the roll to the lapel after the fact. Now, it is certainly possible that your suit maker was never really going to have the roll in the lapel anyway.

    Unless you desperately want a 3-roll-2, I would just leave it as a 2-button and maybe ask for a partial refund.
     
  10. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Eh? If it were currently a 3-button that would make sense. But if it's a 2-button to start with then it already rolls to the second button, there's nothing about the roll that needs to be changed. The only difference I could think of would be that normally there would be some reinforcement piece attached to the canvas where the button and button-hole are to be placed, to strengthen the area, but missing this shouldn't be too much of a problem if the button is not going to actually be functional.
     
  11. johnlocke

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    I'm 99% sure the lapel on my 2-button suit already has a "roll" above the second/top button -- ie, the lapel is not really creased flat above the top button, it just naturally rolls over. (I think that's what you're referring to when you say "roll," correct?) In that case, wouldn't adding a third button on that already existing roll result in a true 3-roll-2? I can include a photo of the jacket (when I get home from work this afternoon) if it helps.
     
  12. johnlocke

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    Thanks for your reply -- that was my thought as well (sorry, I replied to msulinski's post before I saw yours). This is a 2-button jacket, so there already is a roll above the second button, it's not creased flat or anything.
     
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    Dark Knot Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  14. backtaro

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    Thanks guys!
     
  15. Flokk

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    I just ordered virtually the same suit in a 44L. Difference being I got the Classico model, which according to Colleen: "The Classico and Granoro models are pretty much the same, with the Classico having just a slightly tighter neck/collar of the jacket, and slightly more forgiving trousers in the waist/seat/hips. Most people would barely tell the difference between the two models, especially the jackets."

    Note that the navy in these suits is practically a black. I'm the furthest thing from an expert, but can't see anything other than black shoes working with it for interviews/formal settings.

    Also the slim fit is indeed slim. I'm like you, a new suit shopper, so can't speak to the quality...but I've tried on lots of junk from MW during my community college days, and lots of JAB and BB in recent weeks. This Benjamin feels like a million bucks in terms of comparative quality. Not that I have much basis for comparison. :)
     
  16. eith

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    What types / color shirts go well with this suit? Shoe options black? or any other colors?

    Thanks,

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  17. acecow

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    This is a very versatile color. Almost any color will work. Brown or black shoes. White, blue, pink shirts.

    Edit: I'd stick to solid shirts for now. And maybe a solid or polka dot tie. That way it will be a sure fire combination.
     
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  18. eith

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    Thanks, forgot to add, i don't wear ties as i'd be the only one in my industry. Below is my shoe collection and a few shirts. I have a solid white as well.

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  19. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I think all of that could work. The shirts' patterns are fine enough. The least acceptable part of your wardrobe would be the loafers. I'd probably skip wearing those with this suit, or any other suit in general, unless it's a white cotton or linen suit.
     
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  20. eith

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    Many thanks, the loafers usually only wear with tan slacks..
     

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