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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. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Please lay everything down with your tailor. Communication is the most important aspect in the relationship between patron and tailor. I have a tailor with a thick Spanish accent, so I (and many others here) understand.
     
  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Don't doubt it. It's entirely possible for a good quality half canvas suit to drape and fit well, and for a mediocre full canvas suit to drape and fit poorly.

    But your tailor's claim that a full canvas suit will be stiffer than half canvas, and will fit and drape better than full canvas, should certainly not be regarded as a general truth.
     
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  3. stevenmeig

    stevenmeig New Member

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    After almost 100 years, is the full-length overcoat dead?
     
  4. DarkSpiral

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  5. southbound35

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    This reply may be a bit late, but I'd suggest using a piece of cloth between the iron and the trousers. Do a search for "pressing cloth".
     
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  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Was it invented 100 years ago? No it's not dead.
     
  7. ter1413

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    +1.
    You could also use a handkerchief.
     
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  8. rdstour

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    Quick tailoring question:

    I have a pair of classic fit dress chinos that I tried having slimmed at the tailor as the rise was high enough, but the leg was too full.
    Nothing to severe, but was trying to reshape the lower thigh/knee/opening a bit.

    Unfortunately, these pants came with a "Permanent Crease"(don't think it's the silicon variety); the tailor only took in material from the inner seam, and thus the crease is off-center (as it goes down the length of the trouser).

    Is there any remedy for this? If we assume that the permanent crease is here to stay, can the tailor not take in materials equally on both ends?
    Or would that affect the drape of the trouser?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    Not late at all South, thanks guys.
     
  10. bradp

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    For BB OCBDs that were sized on the single numbering label, does 16-3 mean 16/33?
     
  11. CruzAzul

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  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    First off, never iron trousers, press them. This isn’t a linguistic nicety: they’re different techniques.

    T.M. Lewin has a useful video (though unlike him, I almost always use a pressing cloth, just to be safe—he introduces the idea late in the video, almost as an afterthought) demonstrating the technique:



    Cheers,

    Ac

    (too late for you, perhaps, but others might stumble across this thread in the future)
     
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  13. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Knowing how to press/iron trousers/shirt is a MUST. If one doesn't know how to do this..........
     
  14. Kid Nickels

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    ^ Jeezus it's really not that difficult.
     
  15. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    ^ No one said it was difficult.

    Being easy doesn't, however, mean that people are born knowing how it's done.

    Cheers.

    Ac
     
  16. Dingusberry

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    Does anyone have a tutorial for how to tie a scarf like the guy on the right?
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    I believe both of the pictures show the same knot?
     
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  17. thefastlife

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    not sure if this is the place to ask but i NEED basics for the fall/winter. is American Apparel still OK for the price? I am thinking Henleys, waffle knits, long sleeve crews, etc.
     
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    Hi, I was thinking about buying a Half-Zip Ralph Lauren Polo Cashmere Sweater, are they good quality though? I recently purchased a J Crew cashmere sweater but it was very thin/almost see through so I returned. I'm hoping the the Ralph Lauren would be a little thicker.

    Thank you
     
  20. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    thoughts on LL Bean quality for basic F/W wardrobe (sweaters, sweatshirts, henleys, etc.)?

    price is right, seem decently made...
     

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