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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got some Uniqlo oxfords today. I like the fabric + details but the fit is off.

    Here is the side seam. Is this something that could be opened + redone by a typical tailor (I will ask mine if she can do this tonight)

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    Very easy to do. Should cost about $10. They will just pin it and put a totally new seam in.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does this coat look like it ends mid-thigh? (I'm 5'11) I'm looking for one that hits just above the knee. Measurements aren't available.

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    Looks like that one is made to be shorter. It would be too short on you.
     


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    Very easy to do. Should cost about $10. They will just pin it and put a totally new seam in.
    OK. Just figured I'd ask because I took some jeans with the same stitch on the inseam for a taper, and they said they wouldn't be able to replicate it. In any case I'll see what they say tonight.
     


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    Yeah, chainstitching machines are a bit different and surprisingly hard to come by.
     


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    Lose the black tie and wear chocolate pants. You could also wear charcoal slacks, but make sure there is significant contrast between the jacket.
     


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    I'm well aware of the general opinion of JAB stuff here, but what about this (outerwear) jacket at this price- bad deal or somewhat-less-than-bad deal? I've been looking for a tweed short coat, and this is the closest I've come to finding what I want. Thanks.

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop...1_10050_100323
     


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    Anyone know where I can still find the C&J Boswell, or a brown captoe blucher on a similar last?

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    Looking for some advice here...should I go for a pair of BNIB cordovan AE Leeds in burgundy for $400? I know that you can't get brand new shell for much lower than that, but it still seems like a lot for a single pair of shoes. Each of my other shoes I got new but at a substantial discount, so the most I've spent is about $300. Another $100 seems like a serious commitment.
     


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    I'm well aware of the general opinion of JAB stuff here, but what about this (outerwear) jacket at this price- bad deal or somewhat-less-than-bad deal? I've been looking for a tweed short coat, and this is the closest I've come to finding what I want. Thanks.

    http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop...1_10050_100323


    If it fits you and you like it, why wouldn't you buy it?
     


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    Help pick my tie for an interview! The interview is with a large national law firm in their Chicago office. I am a 2010 graduate. This will be the second/final round. I already wore the red striped tie - "tie 1" - in the first round with the legal recruiter who I will meet with again. Because of that I am very hesitant to wear tie 1 again. Suit - BB Golden Fleece, grey with a subtle blue stripe Shirt - Solid white MTM Shoes - Black Park Aves Tie 1, 2, 3 or 4! Ties 1-3 are generic brand ties from Marshalls, and tie 4 is a Brooks Brothers Makers tie. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I got some Uniqlo oxfords today. I like the fabric + details but the fit is off.
    Here is the side seam. Is this something that could be opened + redone by a typical tailor (I will ask mine if she can do this tonight)

    I'm no expert on these things, but I think that double stitch is done for a reason and I'm not sure if all machines can replicate it. I think I once asked my tailor about that and he said if he redid it, it wouldn't be that neat (something about fabric tension) and he couldn't replicate the double stitch. I'm not 100% sure.
    Does this coat look like it ends mid-thigh? (I'm 5'11) I'm looking for one that hits just above the knee. Measurements aren't available.
    Looks much shorter. if you look at a picture of a sportscoat, it'll end just a few inches below the sleeves... so this is only a few inches longer then that. I'm guessing it's about mid-thigh.
     


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    I'm no expert on these things, but I think that double stitch is done for a reason and I'm not sure if all machines can replicate it. I think I once asked my tailor about that and he said if he redid it, it wouldn't be that neat (something about fabric tension) and he couldn't replicate the double stitch. I'm not 100% sure.
    Flat-felling (the double-stitch) can be done on any plain old straight-stitch sewing machine. If you don't have a specific foot/folder to do it then it might not be as neat, but there's no reason it can't be done.
     


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    Gamma1234 -

    While all the ties would work, I like number 2. Feel like the contrast using a darker tie would be better than the yellow ones. Good luck!

    EZ
     


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