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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. div25sec9

    div25sec9 Senior member

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    That's quite a bit of work to do, especially to the pants. I'm based out of Edmonton, with a mid-range priced tailor...for what you're describing, I would expect to pay up to $100 for that work ($40 jacket, $30 waist and seat, $30 slimming).
     
  2. ImTheGroom

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    Thanks for the info - pricing is probably similar. I'm contemplating letting a lower priced tailor attempt slimming the pants. Jackets, I'll be pickier about - I normally wouldn't buy a jacket that didn't fit, but these were $10 per suit. There was no risk at all.
     
  3. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    Exactly how long should the vest of a 3pc suit be?

    J
     
  4. Ich_Dien

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    Long enough so that even with the bottom button unbuttoned and the bottom sweeping outward it covers the waist and its closure fully.

    Although "exactly" is a bit harder to quantify.
     
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  5. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    Ok, I feel like most of mine the bottom button lines up with the waistband.

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  6. Academic2

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    I’d like to know if there’s a name for a particular tie pattern.

    Imagine a conservative navy pindot. Now imagine that instead of dots it’s got little equilateral crosses: “+” instead of “.” I’m in the market for such a tie but my search is hampered by my ignorance of the name (if indeed it has one).

    Many thanks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  7. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    It would obviously fall under the general heading of "geometric." However, while a geometric with small, evenly and closely spaced dots is widely known as a pindot, I do not believe there is a commonly recognized name for a geometric pattern consisting of small plus signs.

    I'm guessing that if such a name did exist, it might be "pincross." But a quick Google search didn't yield much of value.
     
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  8. LEgoiste

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    Jos. A. Bank has a Buy 1, GET 2 FREE promo going on right now. Does anyone know if you automatically get 2 free items or do you need to add 2 additional items on your cart and they'd be free?

    Thanks
     
  9. Academic2

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    Thanks. Ultimately most people would say it's a type of foulard, but that's so general a category as to be of no help in a search. I know I've seen them. I also for some reason am thinking of them as being mostly (originally?) a British thing.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  10. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Right. That's how it works. You put 3 qualifying items in your cart, and the 2 less expensive of the 3 are free. You pay regular price for the most expensive item.

    ('Course, you could have discovered this for yourself by simply putting an item in your cart, proceeding to check out, and seing that JAB wasn't adding the other free items for you.)

    And obviously, if the sale indicates "mix and match" (as these JAB sales typically do indicate), it would have to work that way. Since mixing and matching would be somewhat contrary to the idea of the site automatically adding additional free items.

    BTW, are you sure it's a Buy 1, Get 2 free promo? I thought this weekend's sale, at least on suits, sport coats, and outerwear, was Buy 1, Get 3 free.

    Anyway, Buy 1, Get 2 free, is just a 67% (or less, assuming not all 3 items are the same price) off sale, on purchases of 3 items. Since JAB not infrequently runs 65% and 70% off sales good on purchases of even a single item, this sale is nothing terribly special. Still, I guess if there are 3 items you really want from JAB, all with the same regular price, it's not actually a bad sale.
     
  11. LEgoiste

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    I tried adding 3 pairs of $18.00 socks (with "Buy 1, GET 2 FREE!* Mix'n Match" promo) on my cart and my total is $54.00. I guess the other 2 items have to have lower prices? [​IMG]
     
  12. 12345Michael54321

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    Yes. I should have indicated that it's type geometric or foulard. As a practical thing, the two terms are often used interchangeably, particularly when the repeating pattern is small and non-paisley.

    So have I. Along with similar ties with fleur-de-lis, or diamonds, or various other small shapes, instead of dots or plus signs. They're not all that uncommon a tie design.

    Might have originally been. I really don't know. But today I don't think there's anything uniquely British about them. Sort of like repp ties that way, in that regardless of their origins, they're commonly found in America, too.
     
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  13. mimo

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    Maybe this is a silly question (given that, in general, you often tend to get what you pay for), but: as a non-American, I know nothing at all about "Jos A Bank". I'm looking at 75% reductions on sports jackets and the like and wondering if it's worth a go. Is this fused rubbish, or passable as a minimum standard? And how do their sizes run?
     
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    Equal or lower.

    Maybe socks aren't included in the sale. Or perhaps their prices aren't changed to $0 until later in the check out process.

    But as I previously indicated, I think that this weekend's sale is "Buy 1, Get 3 FREE," on most suits, sport coats, and outerwear. It has nothing to do with socks. So if you tried doing this today, that could be your answer for you.
     
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    Is anyone familiar with Cambridge brand suits? Just thrifted two, and wondering if they're anything. For what I paid, I don't really care if they are particularly high quality, or well known, just curious.
     
  16. LEgoiste

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    I'm trying to order these socks: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100642

    It indicates "Buy 1, GET 2 FREE!* Mix'n Match", and my total is $54 even in the payment/send order page.

    Anyway, I contacted customer services on the phone and the rep says there seems to be problems with their catalog.
     
  17. mimo

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    I'm counting on you to tell me is Jos A Bank is garbage or not.
     
  18. 12345Michael54321

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    JAB gets a lot of criticism on SF, but the truth is that some of stuff is perfectly acceptable. Oh, their regular prices are a joke - a suit with a regular price of $1200 at JAB is NEVER actually worth anything remotely like $1200. But when on sale for $299, it may be worth buying.

    As for fused, and sizes, and the rest, a lot depends on which line we're talking about. I believe Signature Gold, Signature Platinum, and above, are half canvassed. Lower lines are, I think, fused. There may be some exceptions, or I may be slightly off, but I believe that's about right.

    And some lines are sized big, while others are sized... well, somewhat less big. JAB isn't a place I think of for extremely slim-fitting suits and jackets, although some of their lines come a little closer to it than do others. I think their Joseph line is supposed to be their take on a more modern fit.

    I have found that their Signature and Signature Gold suits have ridiculously over-padded shoulders. I mean, it's like JAB figures all men want the "I'm wearing NFL shoulder pads under my jacket" look.

    But I have also read that starting sometime a year or two ago, JAB began slimming down some of their suits and jackets (and maybe reducing the shoulder padding a little). I don't know if this is true, or to which lines it applies, but it's something I've heard.

    As for whether it's worth a go for you, I'd suggest that unless you can go to a JAB store and try on some items, you'd be better off not buying. Again, it's not like you'd be passing on the opportunity to snag yourself some $1200 suits for $299. They're really just $299 suits, with "pretend" regular prices of $1200.
     
  19. mimo

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    Yeah, I'm looking at some lightweight summer sports jackets at about $80 and wondering if it's worth trying. Thanks for the guidance - I'll probably pass.
     
  20. J011yroger

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    If you already have a wardrobe, I would pass. If you are a college grad with his first job he needs a suit for...

    J
     

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