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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. erikrw

    erikrw Member

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    This is also what surprised me (here in Denmark): Both the salesman and the unrelated (alteration) tailor wanted the sleeve to be pretty long. So I see having them properly shortened as a way to stand out positively. I just hope it will not end up as standing out negatively, if everyone else perhaps shows no shift cuff! (I'm starting a job at a consulting firm next month).

    By the way, my tailor's reason for not shortening further was that when I extend my arms forward, I will show plenty of cuff. But I think it's much better to show a little cuff at rest and then plenty plus that little extra bit when extending my arms fully forward.
     
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  2. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    First off all, your shirt sleeves have to fit right. If all of your shirts have different sleeve lengths and cuff sizes, you're jacket sleeves will never look right. All your shirt sleeves need to end at the smallest part of your wrist, and your jacket sleeves 1 cm above that. Whenever you try on a new jacket, always wear your best fitting shirt.
     
  3. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Senior member

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    Can anyone tell me what the US size on this pair of Edward Green Beaulieus is? The 9/9.5E is confusing me. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  4. yanagi

    yanagi Senior member

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    The first number is the UK size; the second is the US size.
     
  5. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Senior member

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    Thank you. That's what I was told, but wanted to double check. I appreciate the quick response.
     
  6. erikrw

    erikrw Member

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    Thanks. As I'm looking into this, I realize two things:
    1) My arms have slightly different lengths! (Probably because I broke my collar bone as a kid.)
    2) To be able to access my watch without unbuttoning the cuff, I need the cuff to be loose enough that it will look more like the top right part of my previous pic, even though it is a fairly thin Skagen watch.

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  7. iloveshirts

    iloveshirts Active Member

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    What do you think to the fit of this jacket?

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    Thanks!
     
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  8. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    You have to button it up.
     
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  9. jamesmkeart

    jamesmkeart Senior member

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    Are Gitman brothers shirts made for a menswear store considered the same quality as their normal shirts? I found a couple from a now closed store Roger Stevens and they seem to be pretty nice.
     
  10. 1up

    1up Senior member

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    What are my options for a dress shoe when I walk 20-30 minutes a day to and from work?

    Are wooden soles pointless? Should I get rubber heeled shoes? Do high end makers offer these types of shoes, or should I consult a cobbler?
     
  11. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    +1


    I think you mean leather soles. Both should be fine. Really just depends on your comfort level.
     
  12. dapperdoctor

    dapperdoctor Senior member

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    Maybe he's Dutch.
     
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  13. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    He looks like Sean Connery in his profile picture.
     
  14. Torzano

    Torzano Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of trousers a little too tight in the thigh and seat. It causes the pockets to flair. Would getting a tailor to let out the waist help at all or do I have to just get used to them being on the tighter side.
     
  15. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Are they tight in the waist as well? You could get him to just let out the seat a touch. There should be enough extra fabric there to give you a little more space.
     
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  16. nttdocomo

    nttdocomo Senior member

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    Constructive comments on my new suit jacket (trousers are perfect). I need to know what to do.

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    Changing the shadows so you can see details (ignore colour).

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    I don't feel it looks so flattering to my athletic physique, but am I just swayed by recent fashions?

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    Is this just sleeve pitch?

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    Or should I try 44L (shown is 42L)

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  17. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    hey all. is it possible to get a "decent" quality button down dress shirt for ~$30 other than the times that Charles Tyrwhitt is on sale?

    seems super impossible.

    thanks! :slayer:
     
  18. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Probably depends on your definition of quality, but you might try Thin Red Line, although I don't know if their slim fit would be cut slim enough for you (don't you usually prefer ESF?). Their shirts are well made but boxy. Based on my experience order at least a neck size smaller than you think you need (or at least half). Probably better to hold off for Tyrwhitt.
     
  19. nttdocomo

    nttdocomo Senior member

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    Quote: Already have; no luck so far. Need an answer soon as I want to strike whilst the iron's hot.
     
  20. Steven Cash

    Steven Cash Senior member

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    What umbrella handle would people recommend for formal (dinner jacket) evening events?

    I am quite partial for whangee but cannot see this as dressy enough unfortunately. That leaves me with malacca and maple out of what I have seen.

    What are people's opinion on silver lapbands?

    Any input greatly appreciated.
     
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