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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. GBear

    GBear Senior member

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    Quick question:

    Are there any major differences between a Saddleback and Customhide laptop bag other than price and styling? Thanks.
     
  2. GBear

    GBear Senior member

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    Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie.

    I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo


    Not sure about the pink shirt and purple tie. A little too crazy for an interview in my opinion.
     
  3. ErnstHatAngst

    ErnstHatAngst New Member

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    Just curious what SF gents think - would brown shoes/outfit be acceptable for an interview (hospitality management/botique hotel/NYC). Outfit would be brown lace up boots, gray suit w, pink striped shirt and purple tie.

    I'm planning a standard navy ensemble, black lace ups, white shirt and dark tie for the interview but interested in knowing your thoughts. thanks pollo


    I'd stick with the navy ensemble.
     
  4. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Quick advice: I am an avid weight lifter and broke college student about to enter the world of business, and I'm going to need a few suits to get started! While I'm not terribly big by any means, the sort of suit sizing I'm seeing on educational sites or vendors like RLBL are still nowhere near my dimensions. Think thick neck, chest, and arms with a 12"+ drop on a short guy.

    Someday I'll have a closet of nothing but beautiful bespoke, but until then...

    I am unsure as to how much magic a good tailor can work on a pre-made suit design. Do I have to go bespoke? Or is it possible to get a decent fit for someone like me without going that far?


    Drop 12 would be pushing it. You'll end up spending so much on alterations that you'd be better off with MTM.

    Other then that you've got two choices. Odd jackets and pants. In other words not suits.

    Or some low end brands sell jackets and pants separate. This allows you to pick and choose. These might not work for you either. You'll need to try them on and see.
     
  5. bigskydream

    bigskydream Senior member

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    Also posted in Modern Tailor thread (not sure how active it is).

    Please comment on fit of this shirt from Modern Tailor. Particularly interested in how to get rid of billowing in armpit/chest area. Shirt is already pretty tight and I'm not sure if I can go any smaller on chest, armhole and shoulder measurements. Thanks!

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  6. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Sorry, but that shirt is way too tight on you. The shoulders are a little too small and the arms and chest are too tight. You need to find a shirt that fits you correctly.
     
  7. hobscrk777

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    Anyone know of a place to get suede wingtips with a red brick sole? Alden made a model for Blackbird awhile ago, but they've got very limited sizing at this point. I think Tricker's made something like this a about a year ago, but I can't find anything quite like this now. [​IMG]
     
  8. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Anyone know of a place to get suede wingtips with a red brick sole? Alden made a model for Blackbird awhile ago, but they've got very limited sizing at this point. I think Tricker's made something like this a about a year ago, but I can't find anything quite like this now.


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  9. ambien walrus

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    My jacket was recently stolen, so I'm in the market. Are toggle coats OK to wear in an office-setting? Was thinking of grabbing the Schott NYC one.
     
  10. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    Sorry, but that shirt is way too tight on you. The shoulders are a little too small and the arms and chest are too tight. You need to find a shirt that fits you correctly.


    Why do you say this? I don't see any pulling. I think the shirt looks fine, especially compared to what one normally finds.
     
  11. dropout5

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    My jacket was recently stolen, so I'm in the market. Are toggle coats OK to wear in an office-setting? Was thinking of grabbing the Schott NYC one.

    Depends on the office / kind of work you do. For all but the most formal of professions - I'd say yes. What kind of work do you do?
     
  13. Ag229487

    Ag229487 Senior member

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    Can anyone suggest a nice blazer that looks similar to this?

    Charcoal or medium grey, tweed, wool or cashmere or blend. 2 button with mid-width lapels -

    Need a 40R also-

    [​IMG]
     
  14. dasai

    dasai Senior member

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    Can someone recommend a houndstooth micro-check shirt in blue and white? I have one from Uniqlo from some years back, but it's wearing out and they don't seem to make it anymore. (And I'm no longer impressed by their quality.)

    Alternatively, I'd go for a gingham shirt, like this one but with button cuffs. But I'd prefer the houndstooth.
     
  15. Kensington

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    Anyone know any good alternative to Quoddy. I like the Maliseet oxford in black but I can't justify spending $250 on a casual style shoe. I have the LL Bean Bluchers which are great but the don't come in black.
     
  16. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Can someone recommend a houndstooth micro-check shirt in blue and white? I have one from Uniqlo from some years back, but it's wearing out and they don't seem to make it anymore. (And I'm no longer impressed by their quality.)

    Alternatively, I'd go for a gingham shirt, like this one but with button cuffs. But I'd prefer the houndstooth.


    That site has blue gingham with button cuffs in case you didn't see it.
     
  17. dasai

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    I did, but it's in a twill fabric and I thought broadcloth or similar might be more versatile for dual suit/casual wear. Or is the twill fine either way?
     
  18. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    Can anyone suggest a nice blazer that looks similar to this?

    Charcoal or medium grey, tweed, wool or cashmere or blend. 2 button with mid-width lapels -

    Need a 40R also-

    [​IMG]


    I have something exactly like that from BB except it's in camelhair. I'm not sure if they still make it but might be worth a check.
     
  19. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I did, but it's in a twill fabric and I thought broadcloth or similar might be more versatile for dual suit/casual wear. Or is the twill fine either way?

    I think it's fine either way. I wear mine with jeans, jackets and suits.
     
  20. Surreal

    Surreal Senior member

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    What is the least creasing shirt material? Polyester, silk? Twilled cotton? I'm looking to order more mtm shirts, but I don't want them to be raunchy.
     

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