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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Surreal

    Surreal Senior member

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    Just bought this ZARA suit. I kind of didn't have a choice, because I don't have a suit for job interviews, and this one seemed to fit me best. It's regular fit not slim unfortunately. None of the slim suits fit me. How is the suit and pants and how is the look altogether? It's wool.

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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just bought this ZARA suit. I kind of didn't have a choice, because I don't have a suit for job interviews, and this one seemed to fit me best. It's regular fit not slim unfortunately. None of the slim suits fit me. How is the suit and pants and how is the look altogether? It's wool.

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    Those pictures are hard to tell, they don't show enough to get too nitpicky, but I would say that your jacket is way to short and the sides and back could use some shaping by a tailor.
     
  3. Surreal

    Surreal Senior member

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    Those pictures are hard to tell, they don't show enough to get too nitpicky, but I would say that your jacket is way to short and the sides and back could use some shaping by a tailor.

    You mean it is too short in the sleeves or generally? Shaping by tailor - you mean take in the sides to make it appear slimmer in the waist?
     
  4. maker

    maker Member

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    So I just found SF, after following what looks to be a typical path:
    1. need some nice clothes
    2. realize I want what I can't afford
    3. think of checking ebay
    4. Go nuts over anything with a designer label (Zegna, Armani)
    5. Obsess over auctions
    6. Buy something random (a mislabeled designer(?) jacket - Nardelli, not Mardelli (is this a decent designer?))
    7. Find StyleForum and realize I have no idea what I am doing.

    Here's my purchase:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...SA%3AUS%3A1123

    I am going on a cruise in March to the carribbean on Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas. 1st cruise.

    I used to dress okay 15 years ago (not by sf standards). I lived in Boston and haunted Filenes Basement.

    We got moths. So now I have 1 suit - charcoal pinstripe Jones New York from Mens Wearhouse (embarrassed).

    I like to dress up. So I would like to get a blue blazer, and some kind of sportcoat.

    What do you guys think of the above jacket as a blazer? Is it an orphaned suitcoat? The tag says drop 6, does that mean it was a suit, or is that term also used to describe the chest to waist of a jacket? It was a gamble, and a cheap one at that, so I can start over if need be.

    Thanks for your help
    m

    So no one has any opinions on my ebay Nardelli Jacket?
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=6313

    Is it a blazer?
     
  5. mrscrouge

    mrscrouge Active Member

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    I got a (new) Brooks brothers navy blazer for 160$. I received it and it looks nice but it says made in Israel? I though they were made in America. Also the gold buttons seem kind flimsy . However , theseller has almost 100% with 3000+ sales
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You mean it is too short in the sleeves or generally? Shaping by tailor - you mean take in the sides to make it appear slimmer in the waist?

    The hem, the bottom of the jacket is very short. Also, your shot from the back the back of the jacket looks like you are wearing a garbage bag. It needs some tailoring.
     
  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I got a (new) Brooks brothers navy blazer for 160$. I received it and it looks nice but it says made in Israel? I though they were made in America. Also the gold buttons seem kind flimsy . However , theseller has almost 100% with 3000+ sales

    Off the top of my head I recall seeing BB jackets made in Israel and Italy.
     
  8. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I bought a suit off ebay. The waist on the pants is an inch and a half less than in the listing. It's MTM, no tags. No seam allowance.

    I will contact the seller next, but I was wondering what I should expect? He accepts returns, but it's international and I would be annoyed if I had to pay the shipping both ways. I've read the ebay directions for item not as described, but I was wondering if anybody has any insights for the specific scenario? If he says I should return and pay the shipping fees, should I open a case with ebay?


    IMO, 1.5 inches is too big an error. He should reimburse you for shipping. I would.
     
  9. mrtef3

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  10. maker

    maker Member

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    It is an orphaned suit coat. BTW, good synopsis of the initial SF experience!

    Bummer. So what do I do with it?

    How about this:
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    Surely that is a sportcoat, and not an orphan, right?

    But it says it has a 7"drop?
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    How would I tell if this is a blazer?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_4226wt_1141

    Thanks for your help.
    m
     
  11. mrtef3

    mrtef3 Active Member

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    Bummer. So what do I do with it?

    How about this:
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    Surely that is a sportcoat, and not an orphan, right?

    But it says it has a 7"drop?
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    How would I tell if this is a blazer?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_4226wt_1141

    Thanks for your help.
    m

    That's a sportcoat (very nice). I'm no wizard, but I'm basing that on the fabric, buttons, and pattern. I'm going with orphan on the first one because it didn't just have the drop on the label, it also had the pants size. As far as drop goes, I just learned from SF that it isn't unusual to see a "drop" on a blazer's label - I believe the consensus was that it indicates the tapering between chest and girth measurements on the jacket. Most of the guys around here seem to say that one of the few uses for an orphan is to wear it with nice jeans. Hope this was helpful - I'm convinced that this is a life-long learning experience, but I love the journey.
     
  12. mrtef3

    mrtef3 Active Member

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    And I'm going with orphan on that eBay Zegna jacket, based on the color (kind of a medium blue, lighter than a traditional navy blazer), fabric, and buttons.
     
  13. wallyGQ

    wallyGQ New Member

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    Anyone know where I can get a pair of white bucks for spring/summer? Im size 11D
    online stores welcomed as well
     
  14. mrtef3

    mrtef3 Active Member

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  15. NimbleRabit

    NimbleRabit New Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a good pair of shoes that I can wear both to work (pretty casual, mostly tan chinos or grey trousers with no ties or sports coat), as well as with jeans. I've been wearing my current shoes (merrell world passports) for a few years now just because I find them so comfortable, but they are starting to wear down and since I have no sense of style I thought I'd ask around. Does anybody have any recommendations?

    I did try searching, but most of the threads were so old that all the links weren't working and a lot of the suggestions seemed to be out of stock. Would love if anybody had some specific examples of shoes that would work. Thanks!

    (budget is $150)
     
  16. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    Would these BB shoes fit someone who wears 9.5 UK in CJ ? Thanks for your help
    I got those and they fit TTS. US 10 would be too tight for someone who wears 9.5uk in CJ.
     
  17. BoomDiggs

    BoomDiggs Senior member

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    Anyone know where I can get a pair of white bucks for spring/summer? Im size 11D
    online stores welcomed as well



    Bass for a cheaper option.
     
  18. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I'm looking to purchase a good pair of shoes that I can wear both to work (pretty casual, mostly tan chinos or grey trousers with no ties or sports coat), as well as with jeans. I've been wearing my current shoes (merrell world passports) for a few years now just because I find them so comfortable, but they are starting to wear down and since I have no sense of style I thought I'd ask around. Does anybody have any recommendations?

    I did try searching, but most of the threads were so old that all the links weren't working and a lot of the suggestions seemed to be out of stock. Would love if anybody had some specific examples of shoes that would work. Thanks!

    (budget is $150)


    Bass weejuns or bucks.
     
  19. Scotty

    Scotty Senior member

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    Sorry to repeat this question but... nothing to say about this jacket lapels ?
    I'm wondering if they're a little wide. General fit ?
    Mind you the sleeves are being arranged and the shoulders are just basted after removing the padding and taming the remaining fabric to shape.

    Thank you.

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  20. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Bolstering my dress slack arsenal. Recommend some labels that make flat front slacks that aren't too tapered (i.e. Mabitex). Basically a leg opening between 8.25 and 8.5, as opposed to 7.5.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Polo Ralph Lauren (Bradford, Regent, Preston)
    RLPL
    Corneliani
    Incotex
    Borrelli
    Belvest
    Bamford and Sons
    Zegna
    Barbera
    Canali
     

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