1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

    Messages:
    2,467
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    

    It also doesn't fit along the shoulders. Even from here we can see that there's a fold of material behind the neck. Don't buy it.
     
  2. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

    Messages:
    2,467
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    

    Way too tight in the chest. Maybe the armholes too. And next time you take a fit pic, tuck your shirt in.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    
    the fold behind the neck was what I was concerned about. I didn't realise that it also didn't fit the shoulders either. Should I assume that since it's the shoulders it isn't fixable? The jacket is part of a MTM 3 piece suit that I picked up yesterday. I tried it on before taking it but in my hastiness I didn't realise the shoulders weren't right. I'll email them pics showing the issue and see what can be done. Thank you for your help Becnal.

    Edit: would I also be correct in saying the lapels are close together? The lapels and the collar seem quite snug.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  4. randiv

    randiv Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    

    Brooks not in my size, any other suggestions?
     
  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    The yellow shirt. Worn with a suit. Nope, nope, nope.



    Looks like the collar needs to be lowered--looks like you have a roll of fabric behind the neck. A decent tailor should be able to fix.

    It does look like the shoulders are a bit too wide for you, but hard to tell from that picture. Also, the lapels are super thin. Not great.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  6. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,555
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
    
    Okay, my mistake. When you said that you were "trying to pull off this look," and then offered a picture of the "look," which included the tight suit jacket, and tight and short pants, I figured that was what you were shooting for.

    Okay, I didn't realize that, since you explicitly asked, "Is it ok to go to a wedding without socks...?" which suggested to me that you had not decided that going sockless to a wedding would be classless.

    While I acknowledge that it's possible to wear a yellow shirt with a grey suit and have it look okay, it's not really a look that appeals to me all that much. I just think that so many other choices which are so much more obviously good, that going for a "reach" like yellow is more about proving that it can be pulled off, than anything else. You know, a fashion stunt. The most obvious - and probably superior - choice would be a pale blue shirt.

    I might go with a tie that brings a little color into the mixture, just for contrast with the light grey suit and pale blue shirt. Yeah, a black and silver Maccesfield is more of a traditional wedding tie, but with that suit, it probably wouldn't be my choice. (Hey, it's okay to violate a traditional rule, so long as you do it knowingly, and for a valid reason.)

    But you know what? It occurs to me that if you were to stick with the yellow shirt, with that suit, a solid black grenadine (or knit) tie might just look okay. It's not a shirt/tie combination I'd wear to a wedding, but I'm just saying, light grey suit, yellow shirt, and black tie, might not be all that bad a choice.

    I'd also probably wear black shoes with that suit, before walnut shoes. (The people who insist that black shoes are never a good choice, are as foolish as the ones who insist that black shoes are always a good choice.)

    Socks? Is this really a tough one? Heck, wear charcoal socks, or socks the color of your colorful tie, or red-blue-and-yellow argyles, or any of a hundred other choices.

    Since you also asked about the pocket square... the one pictured isn't horrible, I guess, but it'd be easy to do better. Picking a pocket square isn't all that difficult. Find one in an appropriate texture, which ties in with a minor color in some other item of clothing (most often, a necktie) you're wearing, and it'll probably work. Otherwise, wear a white linen square with a colored border. Or something else, if you like. Choosing a pocket square isn't something for which extended analysis is really appropriate. Choose it mainly on instinct. If you don't have sufficient confidence in your instincts, fine, then just go with plain white, or don't wear a pocket square at all. (Similarly, people who spend inordinate amounts of time carefully folding, measuring, and positioning a pocket square, are just over-thinking the whole thing.)

    Of course, what I'm describing is nothing at all like the look you indicated you wanted to pull off. Primarily because I think that look is terrible.
     
  7. bklyndoc12

    bklyndoc12 Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Hey all,

    Looking for feedback on a bespoke suit I recently had made for me at Alan David Custom in NYC relating to the sleeves. It looks to me like there is some pulling in the sleeves up by the shoulder. Do you think the sleeve pitch/rotation is off and I there something I can do about it? Thanks in advance.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  8. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

    Messages:
    1,098
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    I bought this med/heavy weight overcoat by Christian Dior. It is a poly/cotton blend cloth andI like the color and length of the coat. i could wear the coat comfortably over my suits, which was my main motivation for the purchase. The only thing that I troubles me is the dropped shoulder seam on the coat. The shoulder seam is far further into the sleeve as part of the design and construction; as oppose to having a regular coat or SC that the seam ends on your natural shoulder point. What are you guy's thoughts? I need some inputs :)
     
  9. Istawa

    Istawa New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Looking for a brown leather messenger bag that will carry a 13'' macbook, a few notebooks. Any suggestions under 150$?
     
  10. Superfluous Man

    Superfluous Man Senior member

    Messages:
    515
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Thoughts on the fit of this? Thinking of bringing the sleeves up a bit and taking some out below the pit and around the waist. Also, top button undone or buttoned? Took pics of both for ideas.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  11. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

    Messages:
    752
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Looks good. Depending on your preferences, you can shorten the sleeve hems a 1/4". The jacket is designed as a 3R2, so button only the middle. As a side note, button your button down collar.
     
  12. Superfluous Man

    Superfluous Man Senior member

    Messages:
    515
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Thanks. I wore the button down under it for the photo only; I wouldn't leave the house with the collar looking like that :)
     
  13. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

    Messages:
    2,467
    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    

    +1
     
  14. firubi

    firubi Member

    Messages:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    


    Hi to all, I am still looking for this jacket, any new idea of where to find it?

    Thanks
     
  15. EFBenson

    EFBenson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    93
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    does anyone know of an alterations tailor in London [with a shopfront, rather than via a tailor] who can sew excellent buttonholes, perhaps up to SR quality?
     
  16. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    That jacket is very clearly bespoke.
     
  17. GeneralW

    GeneralW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    Hey guys I just notice this tear on my loafers, should I take these in to the cobbler immediately? Is it just a simple resole? Also should I have gotten a resole earlier based on how much wear there is now? Thanks!

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. red81

    red81 Senior member

    Messages:
    330
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    hey guys, i'm "security guarding it" (navy blazer, light blue shirt, gray trousers) this weekend. my additional options are:
    a. walnut strands with belt, b. black park avenues with belt, c. black or burgundy tie.

    what do you think?
     
  19. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

    Messages:
    2,139
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Location:
    NYC
    Quote:Don't do the Park Avenues. These are the quintessential business-formal suit shoe, and, IMO, don't look great with odd jackets. The burgundy tie should look fine.
     
  20. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

    Messages:
    1,173
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    20781
    

    I was thinking the same. Of what you posted, a summer weekend just screams for walnut strands and a tie with some color to it.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by