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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. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Go with the Birmingham.
     
  2. yimmy

    yimmy Active Member

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    First post.

    I am looking at getting my first suit and have a few questions. I have been lurking styleforum for awhile now and trying to digest all of the info. I am small but have an athletic build. I am looking for a 36s jacket and 30/31 pant, charcoal or navy, modern fit suit (26 y.o.). Trying to stay under $900 or so. Any thoughts on this suit...quality, fit..ect. Better options?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/4400-LANVIN-Luca...item43a4e8c40b

    Also, I have only tried on a few suits but the thing that always bothers me is the pants. I have muscular legs and am very particular with my pants. And I don't know how to describe how I would like my pants to be but almost a thicker material maybe. I have tried on a couple cheaper suits with very thin "old manish" pants as I call them and they just don't look good. I currently wear just cheap black dress pants from express and they look much better on me. I don't know if its because they are thicker, or have a more stiff look to them. Do I make any sense?[​IMG] I realize they would need to be tailored but was wondering if there is anything in particular I should be looking for when I buy.
     
  3. Creamy

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    I'm a student looking for some grey (charcoal, perhaps) slim fitting wool trousers to wear on semi-formal occasions such as nights out. Could someone suggest some to check out?
     
  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    First post.

    I am looking at getting my first suit and have a few questions. I have been lurking styleforum for awhile now and trying to digest all of the info. I am small but have an athletic build. I am looking for a 36s jacket and 30/31 pant, charcoal or navy, modern fit suit (26 y.o.). Trying to stay under $900 or so. Any thoughts on this suit...quality, fit..ect. Better options?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/4400-LANVIN-Luca...item43a4e8c40b

    Also, I have only tried on a few suits but the thing that always bothers me is the pants. I have muscular legs and am very particular with my pants. And I don't know how to describe how I would like my pants to be but almost a thicker material maybe. I have tried on a couple cheaper suits with very thin "old manish" pants as I call them and they just don't look good. I currently wear just cheap black dress pants from express and they look much better on me. I don't know if its because they are thicker, or have a more stiff look to them. Do I make any sense?[​IMG] I realize they would need to be tailored but was wondering if there is anything in particular I should be looking for when I buy.


    Go to a store, try stuff on. Your build is 'normal', though it ain't exactly normal these days. The standard drop for a suit is 6 inches, so a 36s will have a 30 trouser.

    But go to, say, brooks, and try on a suit or two.
     
  5. SupeMassivePowerTrip

    SupeMassivePowerTrip Well-Known Member

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    Need a suit for grad interviews this year.

    Autograph Suit

    Looks ok in the video but drapes weirdly when the dude's walking.

    Does this look ok to everyone?
     
  6. Blamm

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    Go with the Birmingham.
    Agree
     
  7. mrtef3

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    Hey everyone. I kind of don't know the rule of thumb on ties and what not.. Can anyone give me suggestions on what tie to wear with this shirt? [​IMG] For pants I'll be wearing W+H Khakis and shoes will be Alden Indy 403. Event - Optometry Convention. i also been eyeing wool socks for the longest time ever.. i was looking at kent wangs socks.. not too entirely sure whats a good brand.. can you guys also suggest some socks that will go well with the outfit? i guess it wouldnt hurt to ask if a tie clip would be appropriate in this case also.. if yes.. any brand you guys suggest?
    Search "knit" for some excellent ideas:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/
     
  8. krspdla

    krspdla Senior member

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    I'm considering getting an MTM suit done online and I need my measurements. Do tailors typically charge customers to get their measurements taken?
     
  9. MrLlama

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  10. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Would it look weird to wear something like this with the collar up?

    http://www.prontostyle.com/product/h...r-p_1802967457


    Quit simply, the only time a collar should ever be turned up is if it is on a coat, it is exceptionally windy or cold, and you do not have a scarf.

    In short, unless you need it in a pinch due to the weather, don't try it. It will make you look like an ass.
     
  11. SupeMassivePowerTrip

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    Need a suit 300-500 any recommendations?
     
  12. Nicola

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    And I don't know how to describe how I would like my pants to be but almost a thicker material maybe. I have tried on a couple cheaper suits with very thin "old manish" pants as I call them and they just don't look good. I currently wear just cheap black dress pants from express and they look much better on me. I don't know if its because they are thicker, or have a more stiff look to them. Do I make any sense?[​IMG] .

    No sense. Are you finding the thinner pants pulling on you? If you've got bigger legs you need to stick to cuts with baggier legs. Your bigger legs will fill them and they'll not look baggy.

    Think about jeans. On me Levi 501s have skin tight legs. Anything slimmer I avoid. It's no different for dress pants. I avoid anything cut with skinny legs.
     
  13. Yika

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    I'm 18 and don't have much money, but over the past few weeks I've changed my wardrobe quite a bit. Bought a pair of walnut AE Strands (along with shoe trees), Inexpensive Navy Blazer, Few shirts, Few chino's, And a decent watch. Is a grey SC next in my collection? I have a decent pair of black shoes as well to rotate with the AE's..
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hey everyone. I kind of don't know the rule of thumb on ties and what not.. Can anyone give me suggestions on what tie to wear with this shirt? [​IMG] For pants I'll be wearing W+H Khakis and shoes will be Alden Indy 403. Event - Optometry Convention. i also been eyeing wool socks for the longest time ever.. i was looking at kent wangs socks.. not too entirely sure whats a good brand.. can you guys also suggest some socks that will go well with the outfit? i guess it wouldnt hurt to ask if a tie clip would be appropriate in this case also.. if yes.. any brand you guys suggest?
    I personally wouldn't wear a tie with a BD, however there are those that does it well in the WAYWRN thread. I haven't purchased socks from Kent Wang but have seen positive feedback on various threads on them. Could consider http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=143081
     
  14. dr.no

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    Can anyone comment if they've been hit with US import duty for DHL shipments?
     
  15. Scotty

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    So, here's my first question in this forum (and second post):
    My father in law gave me this houndstooth jacket (from the early 90's I think). It had a lot of shoulder padding that protuded from my shoulders and a fake buttonhole in the lapel.
    My mother in law, a great non professional seamstress that makes all the tailoring for the family, removed the padding, undid the buttonhole (it looked awful) and she's now arranging the shoulders (they're just basted? in the picture).
    She aranging the sleeve length, also (you can see one sleeve longer as I found one of my shoulders is a little higher than the other).
    The jacket has no vents and she clearly stated that there's no fabric enough to make it and that it won't look good either way, so that's out of question.
    The jacket fits me pretty well, better that the pictures show.
    My only remanining doubt are the lapels, what do you think? Too wide? Can be solved?
    I have not many jackets and none with two buttons so I'm not sure.
    Any other thoughts about it?
    Thanks.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. k1d.

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    I personally wouldn't wear a tie with a BD, however there are those that does it well in the WAYWRN thread.

    I haven't purchased socks from Kent Wang but have seen positive feedback on various threads on them. Could consider http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=143081


    Cool. Kent Wang suggested that that shirt is a bit too casual and I should go with perhaps a solid white or blue. Do you have any intake on this?
     
  17. IsteRed

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    Hello everybody,i've never shopped in Ebay but reading this forum and looking through a few links i've found this http://cgi.ebay.com/4950-Rare-BRIONI...item1c1910b50e I think it's pretty good.What do you think about it and what's the most important do you have any experience with this guy,is he reliable,is the blazer authentic?
     
  18. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    I'm 18 and don't have much money, but over the past few weeks I've changed my wardrobe quite a bit.
    Bought a pair of walnut AE Strands (along with shoe trees),
    Inexpensive Navy Blazer,
    Few shirts,
    Few chino's,
    And a decent watch.

    Is a grey SC next in my collection? I have a decent pair of black shoes as well to rotate with the AE's..

    Others have made good points about whether a sport coat is the best next addition to your wardrobe. To the extent that your question concerns the best color for a second sport coat, I would say that brown should be considered at least as favorably as gray.
     
  19. jhe0417

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    I purchased a pair of Tricker's from the recent Sierra Trading Post sale in a size 9UK. Unfortunately, they're a bit too large for my size 9.5US feet.

    Would putting an insole in the shoe help fix this issue? If so, could anyone recommend me a nice brand of insoles that would work for these Tricker's?

    Thanks for your help, MC! [​IMG]
     
  20. undertow

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    I literally just joined up so I'm not sure if there's a identify piece thread but I offer a pre-emptive apology if so. What brand, and particular model, is this shirt? [​IMG]
     

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