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

  1. 3dials

    3dials Senior member

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    Thanks fritzl! I think the salesperson purposely overcharged me though. The tag said $119 down from $180 and he charged me $170. I stupidly was so euphoric that I didn't see the tag until I got home. I'm going to try to get the them to honor the price, though I think $170 isn't too bad a price for it.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    so how many pair of shoes do you have now?
     


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    Hampton Senior member

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    Hackett, Bladen, Barbour, Magee.
     


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    Orvis sells Harris Tweed in the USA., as well
     


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    I have a suit with pants that are that are too tight in the seat, but the proper width in the waist. I know this because it looks tight in the back, and the front pockets "flare out." (They don't lay flat)

    Is is possible to just let out the seat with this seam? I think this is just called "seat shaping," but I could be wrong. I don't need the waist band let out.

    Looks like I only have about an inch of material to work with at the area where the seat is. Should I not even attempt to get more room out these pants?

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    random-adam Senior member

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    Today: 3:30pm wedding, 5pm cocktail hour, 6pm reception. Currently 66 and rainy going up to a high of 81 (...and thunderstorms).

    Ceremony here:
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    Booze and reception here:
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    Wife will be in a dark purple cocktail number. I'll likely wear brown dress boots because of the rain.

    Suit choices: raw linen notch, charcoal 1B peak, medium gray 3-roll-2 notch.

    Which?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is possible, but pockets that don't sit right usually go along with a waist that is too small. Perhaps you just like your pants tight at the waist.
     


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  9. 3dials

    3dials Senior member

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    Duplicate.
     
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  10. 3dials

    3dials Senior member

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    Well I lost my post. I was going to list them but screw it- I'm not retyping all that.

    18 including sneakers and various athletic shoes.

    Of note:
    1 pair of brown Oak Street Bootmakers trail oxfords
    1 pair of Florsheim Veblen wine bluchers (SF acquisition)
    1 pair of Shoto boots (SF acquisition)
    1 pair of Florsheim blamorals (black)
     


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    Why are so many linen and cotton jackets fully lined? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a warmer weather clothing?

    (Then again, maybe it's just the cheap ones that I've stumbled across)
     


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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    This point is touched upon in the July 15, 2011, entry at "A Suitable Wardrobe," under the heading, "Summer Jackets Have Patch Pockets," which may be found at http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2011/06/summer-jackets-have-patch-pockets.html. It's also mentioned in the June 6, 2012, entry, under the heading "On Warm Weather Jacket Linings," which may be found at http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2012/06/on-warm-weather-jacket-linings.html.

    Basically, you're right; unlined would be cooler, and would make more sense. However, an unlined jacket also tends to be more work, and is something of an excursion into the less familiar, for many tailors. There may also be an issue with putting pockets into a jacket with no lining.
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    Michael
     


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    I have a quick one:

    grey dress shirt
    black shoes (AE McTavish, nothing TOO dressy)

    My question is:

    The best color dress pants are ________?
     


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    Hmm. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the quick answer!
     


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    I always treat my new shoes with Saphir Renovateur conditioner and then polish. You never know how long and under what environmental conditions a pair of shoes has been sitting on the shelf before you buy them. The Renovateur will usually take care of the minor scuff marks too. The Saphir products are expensive, but they're also awesome. I buy mine from The Hanger Project, an SF affiliate.
     


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