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

  1. hamzilla

    hamzilla Member

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    Is there a filter in buy and sell forum to show only European seller?
     


  2. thrice

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    Good value, imo. Their jeans and cashmere sweaters are at least.

    Thanks!
     


  3. kinase

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    Hello.

    This is my first time here. I have recently evolved to try to develop my own personal style, but I'm still very new at it.

    I ordered a few Howe "slim fit" suit jackets from the internet and found that the fit around my waist was too baggy for the size that fit my shoulders. So I took the suits to a tailor to have them taken in. He told me that the jacket doesn't fit my shoulders, "it looks like you outgrew it", and that it wasn't long enough - that since I'm 6'1" I should have a Long jacket. When I said I bought the suit because it was slim fit, he rolled his eyes and said that I should return them all and buy a size larger.

    So now I'm intimidated, to say the least. I don't know if this guy is right or if he's stuck in the 40s.

    I bought these jackets because I'm trying to find a balance between wearing a formal suit and casual attire (jeans and button-down shirt). I thought the thin, sleek fabric would look well over a nice button-down shirt (tucked or untucked) and a nice pair of casual pants or jeans. And I really don't want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars for a jacket.

    So I guess I'm asking for suggestions. Was the guy with his mustache rolled to a point right?

    I'm totally lost here.

    Thanks!
     


  4. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I ordered a few Howe "slim fit" suit jackets from the internet and found that the fit around my waist was too baggy for the size that fit my shoulders. So I took the suits to a tailor to have them taken in. He told me that the jacket doesn't fit my shoulders, "it looks like you outgrew it", and that it wasn't long enough - that since I'm 6'1" I should have a Long jacket. When I said I bought the suit because it was slim fit, he rolled his eyes and said that I should return them all and buy a size larger.

    Buying the size that fits in the shoulders then having the waist taken in is perfectly reasonable. The question is whether the shoulders fit on the one you bought or whether they are too small as the tailor seems to believe. To answer this we would probably need to see pictures of you wearing the suit.
     


  5. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Senior member

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    Since you're new to this, I would trust the tailor's opinion. Did he give you a suggested size? On the Men's Clothing forum, there is a broad consensus (with exceptions) about the hallmarks of good fit --one of which is that the jacket should cover your rear. If you are intentionally seeking a jacket that is shorter than that, you may want to take your questions to Streetwear & Denim.

    Did the tailor give you your measurements? Jacket size? Use those, then pick a style.

    For cheap and trendy, J. Crew is OK and carries Long is sizes 40 and higher.

    But really, you should go to stores near you and try jackets on, or be willing to return a lot of mailed items.
     


  6. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    I got a cashemere coat in Italia years ago. Until I joined this community, I didn't realize that is it slightly, too short. Is it possible to let it out a little? Or am I shit out of luck?
     


  7. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Is there a filter in buy and sell forum to show only European seller?
    Unfortunately not.
     


  8. rtb178

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    I recently bought a pair of Howard Yount Birdseye wool pants in 38. They fit perfectly. I wish that I could buy some of their more basic pants--medium gray wool flannel, especially--but the size is out, and won't be replaced. What are my best options for fit and price (If the pants are slightly less slim, that's ok)? Should I wait for HY to restock? I know HY gets new pants for the spring, but I was told they will be in different colors and fabrics. Or is there another option for such good value?
     


  9. blockbuster89

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    Hello... Does anyone know what a blazer like the one Jared Leto wears on the picture below, is called? He wore it at the EMA's 2010. It looks brilliant!

    http://www.therandomnoise.com/blog/w...-106614963.jpg


    Where can I get one? What brand could it be?

    Thanks for helping me!
     


  10. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    Should I keep this pair of shoes or throw them out? Why? [​IMG]
     


  11. payoffwizard

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    How do the Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit shirts compare to the Thomas Pink slim fits in terms of fit? I love the fit of the Thomas Pink shirts, but am looking to pick up a few CT if they are of similar quality.
     


  12. Kensington

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    Is this RL sweater authentic? I've been eyeing this Ralph Lauren sweater on ebay and suspicion was aroused by it's similarity to another sweater from their recent line. I'm pretty sure the seller who won the following auction is reselling it. The tag looks weird and I could only find the same sweater in one other place (with a different looking tag) Is the vintage one a knockoff following a similar pattern or does Ralph Lauren re-use vintage patterns sometimes? Any other red flags besides the weird tag? I really like the design but I don't want to wear a knockoff.
     


  13. onix

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    I say authentic simply on an economic point of view. PRL sweaters (non-cashmere) don't sell for a lot on ebay. So it's easier and more cost efficient for knockoff companies to slap a pony logo on shirts and polos, than go a great length to replicate a (rather hard to sell) design on a sweater. On the other hand, it's more efficient for RL to reuse a design every 5-10 years, most will not notice.
     


  14. Kensington

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    Thanks Onix. That makes sense.
     


  15. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    how is the fit?
    too much break in the pants?

    i need to improve my posture... slouching too much
     


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