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  1. Amizerek42

    Amizerek42 Member

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    Is the Nordstrom's sale on AE Park Aves the best price ($219.90) i'm gonna find for a new pair?
     


  2. whiskeybeard

    whiskeybeard Senior member

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    I'm thinking of purchasing a BBBF suit (this one) online, and am trying to determine what size to get. There is no store nearby where I can try one on, so I figure I'll just chance it and return if it doesn't fit, but I'd prefer not to have to. I'm pretty sure I should a be a BBBF2 or 3, but not sure which because

    1. In most suits I'm a 40R (6'0 178lbs), which I understand is equivalent to BBBF2.
    2. But I have tried on BBBF dress shirts, and BBBF3 was the best fit (I wear a 16" neck.)

    So should I go with the 2 because that matches my general suit size, or a 3 because that matches my BBBF shirt size (and as I understand it BBBF generally runs somewhat slim)?

    Thanks!
     


  3. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Is the Nordstrom's sale on AE Park Aves the best price ($219.90) i'm gonna find for a new pair?
    It does seem to be harder to find popular AE models such as the Park Ave in common sizes for really low prices. All things considered, you're probably getting a pretty good value on Park Aves at $220.
     


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    KeatonCollar Well-Known Member

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    Question: It is understood that most on SF like to rock a certain look to the utmost. However, are there any parts of an outfit that can be less expensive as to focus on another item? (ex: middle of the road tie with high quality sports coat)
     


  5. onix

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    Question: It is understood that most on SF like to rock a certain look to the utmost. However, are there any parts of an outfit that can be less expensive as to focus on another item? (ex: middle of the road tie with high quality sports coat)

    Monetary value is quite irrelevant to one's look. Many veterans here look stunning even though their wardrobe is not bespoke, Kiton, EG... (Dig up for pictures of Doc Holliday for example, he doesn't post on WAYWRN much, but each post is a lesson). So if you have a bespoke suit, that doesn't mean your tie or shirt need to be bespoke. As long as they fit and go well with each other, you're good to go.
     


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    I have some old shirts with worn collars. Anyone have an idea what to do with those?
     


  7. onix

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    I have some old shirts with worn collars. Anyone have an idea what to do with those?

    You can take them to a shirtmaker to have the collars replaced. Expensive and only certain colors (white mostly) though. For example CEGO does it on white only, both collar and cuffs for $60 as in here.
     


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    KeatonCollar Well-Known Member

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    Monetary value is quite irrelevant to one's look. Many veterans here look stunning even though their wardrobe is not bespoke, Kiton, EG... (Dig up for pictures of Doc Holliday for example, he doesn't post on WAYWRN much, but each post is a lesson). So if you have a bespoke suit, that doesn't mean your tie or shirt need to be bespoke. As long as they fit and go well with each other, you're good to go.

    Thanks onix.
     


  9. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    You can take them to a shirtmaker to have the collars replaced. Expensive and only certain colors (white mostly) though. For example CEGO does it on white only, both collar and cuffs for $60 as in here.

    Thanks, onix. Hm, white only. I was thinking about patterned shirts, navy gingham, for instance.
     


  10. Getzione

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    Thanks, onix. Hm, white only. I was thinking about patterned shirts, navy gingham, for instance.

    If all else fails, you can always make pocketsquares [​IMG]
     


  11. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    If all else fails, you can always make pocketsquares [​IMG]

    Great idea. Should've thought of that myself.
     


  12. KeatonCollar

    KeatonCollar Well-Known Member

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    Topic: Brioni sportswear shirt sizing

    Bought a Brioni sportswear shirt, size M. The collar is 16.5 inches but the sleeves are 35 inches. I wear 16.5x33. Essentially, the sleeve is extended by the width of the barrel cuff (2 inches).

    Is the line designed this way on purpose? The SA said they make the sleeve length this length in Europe as they like long sleeves, however I'm skeptical though.

    Is it possible they designed it to allow for as much tailoring as required for a fit?
     


  13. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    Thanks, onix. Hm, white only. I was thinking about patterned shirts, navy gingham, for instance.

    If you really like the shirt you can always just replace them with white for high contrast [​IMG]
     


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    Would this belt be appropriate to wear with jeans, and is it worth the price on sale?
     


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    Would this belt be appropriate to wear with jeans, and is it worth the price on sale?

    The belt should fit the loops in your jeans. If it fits them, this belt will look good, but if it's too thin, don't wear it with jeans. Simple as that. However, I could never justify spending more than $25 on a belt. I go to Nordstrom Rack where they have a nice selection of belts and buy them there.
     


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