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

  1. E TF

    E TF Senior member

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    That would make a nice casual suit, but I don't like it as a sports coat.
     
  2. E TF

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    I would advise you not to get custom suits made from weird fabrics if you almost never wear suits.

    If you only need one suit for the occasional wedding/funeral/court appearance, make it conservative and versatile, grey or navy. As you're in a hot country, tropical wool, fresco etc. If you want a more casual suit consider linen.
     
  3. E TF

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    Cheapest solution would just be to take it a bit easier at the gym.
     
  4. doomsday

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    Thank you for your reply.
     
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    Could you elaborate why that is? The pattern and texture seem to be like a sportcoat to me. Is it the color and matching to pants which is a concern?
     
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    How much larger should the shoulder measurement of an overcoat be than a suit jacket in order to fit over it well?
     
  7. westhill

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    Nicksixx,
    Guys tend to be very loyal to a brand and once they find one that they look good and fits them well they are a customer for life.
    The difficult bit is finding the right brand in the first place . Most tailors have a house signature block, and you will spend a fortune on alterations
    if you try to fit a square peg into a round hole as it were. You need to find the one that you most nearly fit and always make sure they have an in-house tailoring service.
    Maybe ask around your gym if there are professional guys with a similar shape to you where they shop, you can't beat a good recommendation ?

    Its good for your mental as well as physical well-being to work out a few times a week. But you will be in a much better shape if you
    go for an all round cardio workout rather than just focusing on power lifting every time .
    Also avoid like the plague those bulking up supplements or you will never get in anything except a T shirt !
     
  8. E TF

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    Colour doesn't help (buttons also look a bit suity), but boxcheck like that just seems better as a suit to me. Can't explain why succinctly, but it's something that has been discussed here before, try searching. Cloth looks like a flannel, which is also more a suiting than an odd jacket cloth to my mind.
     
  9. icekachang

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    Hi, I'm trying to purchase one of the Edward jackets from Walker Slater over the internet, and the trouble is that my chest measures 39" (shoulders 17.5", waist 33"). Should I size up to 40 or down to 38?

    I realize this question is highly specific to Walker Slater jackets, but in the alternative could anyone suggest if it is generally a better idea to size up or down?
     
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    Can someone give me some advice on how much to shorten these pants by to end up with a quarter break? I don't like how they're puddling in the front. I'm thinking about 0.5 inches to 0.75 inches each

    The tropical wool seems to drape the worst. Very messy look.


    Brown tropical wool (Howard Yount) - 41.75 inches from waist to hem
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    Khaki medium weight wool (Polo RL by Corneliani) - 41.25 inches from waist to hem
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    Grey flannel (Polo RL by Corneliani) - 41.5 inches from waist to hem
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    I'd like to end up with something like this:


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    Just shorten until they're short enough.
     
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    Hey I'm getting married soon in a daytime event but I really wouldn't like to be wearing a suit, I know it's a crime to use a tux before 6 pm but I'm the groom isn't there a license like wearing a red bow tie without a cummerbund and vest? Or something else... Any suggestions I really want to our a classic black tux
     
  16. Just a guy

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    It's actually not a crime. You won't get arrested. It's more like walking around town in full SCUBA gear. Inappropriate. Evening wear is for the evening. If it's what you want to wear, and your intended is cool with it, go ahead. People get married in Darth Vader costumes and all sorts.
     
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    I'm considering these shoes:
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/sanders/products/4221.php

    Either in black or in 'waxy' brown. I have a hard time figuring out wether they are made of good quality leather or not, so i e-mailed Sanders UK, and they informed me that both the black and the waxy brown are made of cow leather, not calf. Does this mean that they are neccesarly corrected grain? Should i avoid them because of this?
     
  18. mimo

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    Ask the tailor, but I'd guess starting with a half inch would be sensible.


    My feeling is that I'd like one on a watch for my lady, but not for me. Don't do it. And don't buy a "homage" either; there are plenty of watches in the same price range that are good in their own right.

    Wear what you like for your wedding (actually, wear what SHE likes, really, trust me). But if you want "Classic Menswear" approval, you're way off beam. A "tuxedo" or dinner suit, is for dinner, after dark. Some wear a white jacket for dinners that start during daylight hours, or in warm climates. But really, they're not really correct in this instance. If you feel a lounge suit is too ordinary, then I agree with you on that, too. This whole business of getting married in a dinner suit is very much American, certainly not classic, and personally I find it a little silly. And a lounge suit is just lazy. There is, as I said, the caveat that if she wants you to wear a cornflower blue velvet "tuxedo", then just do as you're told. But just don't tell us.

    So here's the thing, in proper "Classic Menswear" style: you are getting married, in the daytime. It is therefore a very formal daytime event. There is ONE correct dress for a very formal daytime event, and that is a morning suit or morning coat. The hat, incidentally, you should likely never wear (as you're in some place for a wedding; hats are never worn indoors and should be removed and held when speaking to a lady or person of quality even outside), and the yellow gloves, if chosen, are just a prop to be carried. You can probably dispense with both if you wish. But look it up: morning dress. It is the answer to all your questions.


    Buy them if you like them. The quality of the leather will be as you'd expect for the price, no doubt, but personally I quite like the look of them.
     
  19. chatre

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    ^Thanks for the answer. I guess you are right in essence, although i sometimes find it hard to decide on wether to buy something or not without having seen it in real life.

    In general though, will cow leather always be corrected grain, or is there full grain cow as well?
     
  20. mimo

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    There is no agreed technical definition, as far as I know, of the difference between "cow" and "calf", and no relation at all with corrected grain. Basically, if it's very shiny it's usually corrected grain. If it has a kind of dull glow, then it usually isn't. In this case it's hard to tell, but they're not that expensive, they are a strong, traditional, masculine shape, and the "waxy brown" looks like a very pleasing colour. Would be great with jeans. And I don't even like jeans very much....
     

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