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

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    When ordering Flannel trou it asks for the inseam, would this be the same as the length specified when ordering chinos (i.e. 34 32, is the 32 the inseam?)
    Yes. EDIT - But if you've never worn trousers from a particular brand before you might want to consider ordering them unhemmed, then having your local tailor hem them for you. There usually isn't much of a difference in inseam, but even a half inch can make a big difference.
    It did originally, but Donegal now describes the type of wool rather than place of origin.
    Milano is slightly slimmer, lower rise.
     


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    Not a chance. 7 of the 9 pictures show the label. You should have seen what it was. The title was a bit of a keyword spam, but overall, it looks like the jacket is fairly represented.
    OK thanks.
     


  3. Ich_Dien

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    [​IMG] Despite such inane responses as 'double-breasted coat' or 'car coat', it's actually called an Ulster Coat.
     


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    [​IMG] Despite such inane responses as 'double-breasted coat' or 'car coat', it's actually called an Ulster Coat.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_coat . Where is your cape? Also, Ulster coat is too long compared to yours. 3/4 overcoat and car coat are the same thing. And your picture is the car coat, despite whether or not it's shaped, or has belted back. The definition of a car coat is an overcoat that is short enough that you can drive in it.
     


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    Is that an US definition? For me a car coat is more pea coat length.

    You can drive in a full length overcoat. The pain is more getting in/out of the car.
     


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    Is that an US definition? For me a car coat is more pea coat length.

    You can drive in a full length overcoat. The pain is more getting in/out of the car.


    That definition is as "US" as "driving shoes". Sure, you can drive with any shoes, or even barefooted.

    Pea coat = up to mid-thigh
    Car coat/ 3/4 overcoat = mid-thigh to knee
    (Full) overcoat = below knee
     


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    Wearing suspenders/braces with denim is ridiculous. I can't imagine it looking good. The biggest problem is going to be you'll have to get clip-on suspenders, which is the mark of the insert vaguely offensive epithet for rural American white person here.

    Braces on suits are a different matter. No need to match them with anything, because unlike Larry King no one will ever see your braces. You'll keep them concealed underneath your suit coat at all times because you're at work and don't take your coat off in public. Expensive material can be silk, but there's nothing wrong with starting with a simple pair in nylon. These Brooks Brothers are nice, but you can get used Trafalgar braces on ebay fairly cheaply. Look for leather tabs.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...lt_color=Black

    Just make sure your pants have the buttons for attachment, or pay to have your tailor install them. Never, never, never, never, never wear clip on suspenders. It cannot possibly look good and people will laugh at you and you won't ever get a woman to be interested in you as anything more than a reject from Revenge of the Nerds.


    Haha thanks Birdman. Had no plans to go with the clip-on variety; I agree they look real cheesy. But didn't the Nerds end up landing all the hotties in the end?? Thanks for the link, and I'll check out the 'Bay.

    I take off my suit jacket if I'm around the office and not in meetings all day. Don't see anything wrong with it if I'm just sitting at my desk and visiting the coffee maker. Is this violating a fashion rule of which I'm unaware?

    Some recently acquired denim has beltloops as well as buttons for braces, so the thought was to try out braces as an experiment. I could see it possibly working in a throwback sorta way. Obviously it would have to be the right kind of material/design.

    Thanks all for the help.
     


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    Good timing. I just read about this today. I can't vouch for it personally though.

    http://www.valetmag.com/the-handbook...-shoes.php?rss


    Thanks for the link! I read about using vinegar but I was a little apprehensive about putting the stuff on my shoes, especially since I read some completely different advice as well. But seeing as how several of you have now said vinegar.
     


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    noob SFer here... If I wanted to buy 5 pairs of wool slacks (thin and heavy) in one shot, where should I go? Can be unhemmed in size 34 for a guy who's 6'2" ~185 so i'd like the leg to be tapered a bit if possible. Where can I go @ around $70 a pair (if possible, and cheaper if possible).
     


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    These overcoat links were also moderately useful:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ercoat+styling
    http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum...3eceb561cd5b20

    Ich_dien, have you put up a photo of the Burberry 8x2 (8x4?)?

    Vox started a coat thread, but all his pictures vanished, making it less useful. I could always fix that [​IMG]. They basically looked like this, maybe marginally slimmer:
    [​IMG]


    RJE, that is a true Ulster, and it looks a lot like the one I just picked up from Caruso. I haven't managed to put up a decent pic of my Burberry one yet, but I might manage next week. Cheers!
     


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    True, but just because Crombie says it is, doesn't mean it is. Note the lack of patch pockets and belted back.

    Both coats you put up are too short for a regular length overcoat. Ulster is a regular length overcoat. I will rest my case here, have fun trying to figure out the name.
     


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