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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. E TF

    E TF Senior member

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    Yes this may be better, though it doesn't sound like what they're asking for. But either way make sure you're on the same page as the maker. If you give them measurements from an existing jacket, but they think you're giving them body measurements, disaster will ensue.

    In any case you definately shouldn't be deducting 2" from anything. Especially not sleeve length.
     
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  2. Terpo

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    Any recommendation for button spacing on shirts if you open the top 2 buttons without a tie? How far down should the second and third button be?
     
  3. E TF

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    Just wear a tie.
     
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    sorry I had to. [​IMG]
     
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    Why don't you just open the first button?

    Or learn to see and sacrifice a thrifted shirt to figurerout what you like.
     
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    On this tweed jacket (image from another thread), is there a name for the detail around the edges? Is this a standard trim feature for tweed? The only thing I know to call this is "pick stitching" but I don't think that is what is exactly going on here. Any thoughts?

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    Here is a closer example of what I am talking about. The 1/4 inch stitch along the lapel, is this standard for tweed jackets or does it have a trade name one would request if having a jacket made?

    (Image from another thread)

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  9. Churchill W

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    Already strange in my eyes as it mixes formal (black) with informal (medallion and brogueing). Personally I would not buy.
    Sounds a little high to me.
    Square in my opinion.
     
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    That's called a swelled edge. It's common on tweed jackets, but not standard so you should ask for it specifically.
     
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    Best deal in a wool overcoat, single breasted for my Dad for Christmas under $1000? Something charcoal, simple and warm to be worn to work.
     
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    Luxire?
     
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    Should leather gloves coordinate with your shoes? Ex: Wearing charcoal overcoat and black shoes. Would brown leather gloves be too out of place?
     
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    Nothing custom, since I don't have his exact measurements and want it in time for Christmas.

    Basically thinking something from one of the affiliates must be better made and better quality than a Burberry London piece.
     
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    Penny loafer in walnut or brown/chocolate...which one is more versatile? I wear slacks with shirts and jeans
     
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    They wouldn't be totally out of place, since us SFers are the minority. Personally I wouldn't wear black with brown unless I had no choice. I think watch straps might be my exception, because I'm too lazy to swap.

    I would say brown/chocolate as the latter can be worn in dressier and more casual occasions, but the same could not be said for the former. There may also be a seasonal issue with walnut.
     
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    I realize that green sport coats aren't universally approved here, but setting that aside, is the color of this one in poor taste? I like it, but that might be the Thanksgiving turkey and wine talking.

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    To hell with what others think. Your liking it is the most important thing.

    Having said that I think it looks fantastic [​IMG]
     

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