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

  1. onix

    onix Senior member

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    What is this color #8 for Alden shoes? I was thinking about buying a shoe in "Dark Burgundy" but I don't see colors labeled as numbers.... !!

    Yes, Alden #8 is basically dark burgundy. Due to the popularity of the name "#8", and abundance number of pictures online, it's more accurate to describe a color as #8 then dark burgundy.
     


  2. TRA8324

    TRA8324 Senior member

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    what color pants would you recommend for these shoes? I think it's a nice looking pair of shoes, but i'm having trouble picturing pants to wear them with...i'm almost thinking a pair of medium-wash jeans might look pretty good

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  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Quick question regarding a proper fitting suit:

    Some time ago I picked up a suit that seemed to fit me pretty well.

    However, I am noticing that the collar of the suit doesn't really ride up next to my shirt collar properly. (It ends up exposing a lot of shirt collar).

    I'll post pictures in a bit, but I imagine this is a common problem.

    What's the usual issue? Suit too large in general? Would too wide of a yoke cause this? (It runs just a touch big in the shoulder for me by maybe 0.5" I think)

    The chest/waist are fairly snug for me, so there's no way I could drop from a 38 to a 36.


    Could be too big, could be too small. It could be the make, or model. Suits (most) don't have a yoke. Basically, the back neck isn't long enough. Generally off the rack suits have the opposite problem, where are roll occurrs behind the collar and the back neck can be shortened to reduce the roll. I am not sure if going the other way is something that a tailor can do. Try asking a local tailor.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what color pants would you recommend for these shoes? I think it's a nice looking pair of shoes, but i'm having trouble picturing pants to wear them with...i'm almost thinking a pair of medium-wash jeans might look pretty good

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    Medium grey, medium blue.
     


  5. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Would these BB shoes fit someone who wears 9.5 UK in CJ ? Thanks for your help
     


  6. Surreal

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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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  7. 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.
     


  8. 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?
     


  9. maker

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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?
     


  10. 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
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

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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.
     


  12. Steve Smith

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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.
     


  13. Steve Smith

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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.
     


  14. mrtef3

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  15. 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
     


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