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

  1. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior Member

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    Any reason I shouldn't get a BB Fitz suit as my first suit?
     


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    wEstSidE Distinguished Member

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    Any reason I shouldn't get a BB Fitz suit as my first suit?
    did you try it on?
     


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    fungz0r Senior Member

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    Yes I have tried one on, but theres a local BB so I would just be going there to buy it so they can make it fit properly
     


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    wEstSidE Distinguished Member

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    buy it.
     


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    I'm not certain about shirt sizing conventions, for example what does it mean - 16-34/35? I think 16-34 is the neck size range, but what is 35? See this
     


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    wEstSidE Distinguished Member

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    16 is the neck size
    34/35 is the sleeve
    meaning if your sleeve length is between 34 and 35 this is shirt would work.
     


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    I have been desperate to get a cotton suit for the summer. My problem is that my size is such that I am typically relegated to buying suit separates, and I haven't yet found a place that sells cotton separates. Oh, also, I suppose I should mention that I want to spend very little on a cotton suit, so MTM is out of the question.

    I did find that the LL Bean Signature, Twill Blazer would fit me in all dimensions but one. Specifically, I usually wear a 48XL and while the coat will fit my chest and arms, it is four or five inches shorter than my usual suit jacket.

    How absurd would that look? I know the kids these days like their jackets short in the body, but am I running the risk of looking foolish. I would like to make the decision without having to order and send back, thereby avoiding shipping both ways.
     


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    Newbie question: Does the jacket covering-your-butt rule really apply if you have short legs?

    You can go a bit shorter, but I wouldn't recommend radically shorter.

    Related. You may be able to go shorter, but I'm not sure. For all I know, you may wear your coats long to begin with. Safest bet is, does it cover your ass?
     


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    C&J last for wide foot?

    For comparison, I just took delivery of an AE Strand in 12-EEE. I think it is a bit wider than I need but it sure is comfy!


    Looking for a nice plain black cap-toe oxford for my wedding but I have about 6 months to get something. I really like the look of the hallam and audley...
     


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    I have been desperate to get a cotton suit for the summer. My problem is that my size is such that I am typically relegated to buying suit separates, and I haven't yet found a place that sells cotton separates. Oh, also, I suppose I should mention that I want to spend very little on a cotton suit, so MTM is out of the question.

    I did find that the LL Bean Signature, Twill Blazer would fit me in all dimensions but one. Specifically, I usually wear a 48XL and while the coat will fit my chest and arms, it is four or five inches shorter than my usual suit jacket.

    How absurd would that look? I know the kids these days like their jackets short in the body, but am I running the risk of looking foolish. I would like to make the decision without having to order and send back, thereby avoiding shipping both ways.


    You might be able to find something at J Crew in your size, but you might have luck with Ralph Lauren. It might be hard finding the length though. If you are a bigger guy a jacket that is too short will make you look bigger.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have not been on an airplane in a while. I am going to Paris next month. Will my collar stays and tie clip be confiscaded on boarding?
     


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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have not been on an airplane in a while. I am going to Paris next month. Will my collar stays and tie clip be confiscaded on boarding?
    My tie clip wasn't traveling 6 months ago. EDIT - Further info, here is the "prohibited items" list from the TSA. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm Doesn't mean these are the only things they'll confiscate, but it's a good guide.
     


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    bananananana In Time Out

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    C&J last for wide foot?

    For comparison, I just took delivery of an AE Strand in 12-EEE. I think it is a bit wider than I need but it sure is comfy!


    Looking for a nice plain black cap-toe oxford for my wedding but I have about 6 months to get something. I really like the look of the hallam and audley...


    Shipton and Heneage has wide english shoes. Not sure on the makers but you can ask and they usually repsond pretty fast. The hallam is 341 last i think so obviously will not work for you.
     


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    Hello,i really like new AE shoes especially this one http://tinyurl.com/5to9w72 and McTavish but i'm not sure what is waxy and wax infused leather?
     


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