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

  1. Gosroth

    Gosroth Senior member

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    So, I bought this funky 3p suit at this years sale here in Tokyo, and trying to decide if it's worth keeping. Sorry for horrible photos, but my camera rig is out of order at the moment.

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    As you can see, the button stance is incredibly low, and there is some rather funky pulling around the button.

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    Almost looks better unbuttoned.

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    And since it comes with the DB vest, I can live with not buttoning the coat.


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    Too much pulling around the midsection? I'm a 70cm waist and I've really ever experienced a jacket tight in the waist, so I can't really tell if that's the case.

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    Tie is a horrible match, I know. Price was about 25.000 yen (250 USD). I have no real practical use for it, except to wear for festivities. Maybe the coat can pressed into service as occasional odd jacket.

    Keep it? Return it?
     
  2. acinod

    acinod Senior member

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    I want to buy my first Clarks' Desert Boots. I'm wondering what colour I should get out of the following: http://www.clarks.com.au/originals/desertboot-mens-44575.html#80=3776&142=3761. Note I'm purchasing from the Australian site so they don't have Beeswax. The sizes in Ambergold are running out quick so I assume they're the most popular ones but I've read a few threads that suggested the Sand Suede. I will mainly be wearing these at uni with dark indigo or burgundy jeans as well as some cotton trousers in grey, black, tan and camel (think these are called chinos?)

    Suggestions?
     
  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Looks cool. Wear with jeans on a sunny day. :)
     
  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Yes. :)
     
  5. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    It is too tight in the waist, hence the pulling at the buttoning point, but it's damn pretty, so I'd be loathe to let it go. I'd have a tailor let the waist out an inch or so and see what happens. Or try moving the button over a little too, that would be less invasive.
     
  6. Gosroth

    Gosroth Senior member

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    EDIT: I realize now you suggested moving the button sideways, not upwards. Yes, there seems a few millimeters to gain from that. It's so small surgery it's certainly worth trying, thanks!

    Thanks a lot for the input.
    I was thinking about moving the buttoning point as well.

    The first option would be to have the current buttonhole reweaved and a new one made higher up - the suit came with a large swatch of the fabric it's made of, so there is plenty to reweave with.

    The second would to have a second buttonhole added higher up, turning it into a 2-button suit. I rather like this option, as it shortens then rather extreme V-zone down a little.
    Problem is lapel is cut to roll all the way down to the low button, so adding a 2nd buttonhole higher up would create a slight DB-esque overlap.

    I'll see what my tailor suggests.
     
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  7. docka

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  8. TM79

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  9. mezentius

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    Hello, I've just inherited a few of my father's old blazers, and am looking to let down the sleeves a bit. Is it an easy enough job just to take to a department store and have an alternation tailor do for you, or should I get it done by a proper suit tailor instead?
     
  10. docka

    docka Senior member

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    I read that they run large based on the reviews. So if you don't plan to layer up, maybe you can fit into a small. The chest for small is 38, which is usually a medium for most people.
     
  11. TM79

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    Depends if the buttons need to be moved so it doesn't look dumb after the lengthening. Just my opinion.
     
  12. mezentius

    mezentius Senior member

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    Most probably yes; I'm a size 52 OTR, but these blazers (wonderful as they are) are size 50 yet fit me perfectly, except at the sleeves which are much too short. I assume that I'll be using up pretty much all of the material remaining (and even that might not be enough), and the buttons will have to be moved.
     
  13. tennesseean_87

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    There may likely be a wear line from where the previous end of sleeve was.

    Anyone know who made the Benchmade in England shoos for Polo?
     
  14. noob in 89

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    Payment methods depend on the seller. If you're buying from overseas, PayPal regular/business/non-gift payment with your verified address is probably the best way to go. (It's also against the rules for a seller to ask for a 'gift' payment).

    Just be sure to read the rules posted at the top of the classifieds pages.
     
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  15. Winston S.

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    Crockett & Jones makes some.
     
  16. FittedXS

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    For my wedding I decided not to go the tux route, as I didn't want to purchase a new one and rentals don't fit me well. I bought a suit from Zara recently from their new collection. It's a charcoal color and I've already had it tailored to my measurements. My question is, how can I make it look as formal as possible for my wedding, but modern at the same time? I purchased a matching vest with it as well. I'm thinking of wearing a white dress shirt with it and a charcoal bow tie. Can I wear the bow tie with the vest, or does that not work? Should I wear the vest with a white shirt and charcoal tie? There are endless options and I'm a bit overwhelmed. Can anyone give me some advice? Our wedding colors are shades of orange, yellow, red, pink, spring colors and she's wearing a traditional white dress. I was also thinking of incorporating our wedding colors in my socks as a solid shade, but don't know how to pair it with the dress shirt and tie/ bow tie.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  17. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    What color tie works with a burgundy/white Bengal stripe shirt and a gray suit? I thought about a navy with white dots, but I didn't want to look like an American flag (though I guess today would be the day to pull it off).
     
  18. Subutai

    Subutai Senior member

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    You have a lot going on here. First off, congrats on the wedding!

    Second, Zara doesn't make quality suits. If you have some additional $$, I'd suggest getting an MTM suit, since it is, after all, your wedding! If you're in the NYC area there are some great options including vendors here on StyleForum like Andrew Lock, etc. PM for recommendations if you'd like.

    Third, if you are committed to the Zara suit, definitely opt for a different color tie. Don't have the tie color match your suit color. If your theme is spring colors, go with that instead!

    Good luck
     
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  19. FittedXS

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    Thank you. I'm on the opposite side of the country from NYC, so those options won't work for me unfortunately. Also, I would get a MTM suit, but the wedding was planned quickly and everywhere I called is booked. Looks like I'm going to have to do the best with what I got. [​IMG]
     
  20. SomethingsFishy

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