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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. scypticalchymist

    scypticalchymist Active Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find snoseal in Toronto? I can order from Amazon, but shipping is $13!
     
  2. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    I´ll post some pics in tomorrow and let you judge it then.
     
  3. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    I recently came across a great double breasted navy pinstriped suit. Unfortunately the pants are ill fitting, and I'm left with just the jacket. Normally this would be discarded or given away, but I just can't bring myself to do it. It fits perfectly (which is incredibly hard with me), has a trim cut, and generally, could make an a great sport coat. Now, can I do this? It basically has everything working against this (double breasted, peaked collar, pinstripes...at least it's a great navy), but the fit and look do seem to work. I'm a young guy in the creative industry, so perhaps I can pull it off... or am I just deluding myself?
     
  4. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Can't say anything about the brand or quality, but it looks good to me. If the fit is okay, I'd say: get it. Water proof too, right?
     
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  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If the trou can't be tailored, donate it. Sometimes the best edits are the most painful.
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    If you have to ask...
     
  7. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Well-Known Member

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    Which suit is better for a med school interview?
    Charcoal with muted pinstripes or solid medium gray?

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  8. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Go with the medium grey, you look more approachable / likeable.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With that style suit go with the charcoal. It looks less like a costume and up the formality.
     
  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Charcoal fits you better in the sleeves.
     
  11. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    Stupid question, but how does sizing work for a work coat. If I wear a 42R should I buy a 44R since I may be wearing a suit jacket underneath some of the time?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No.
     
  13. rubbishtheory

    rubbishtheory Senior member

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    Hi
    Labels pictured below from an Italian made Harrods sports jacket - do any of you recognize the labels? I'd love to know who made this for Harrods.

    All the best


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  14. NOBD

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  15. Trinitrogen Oxide

    Trinitrogen Oxide Active Member

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    I've switched from using kiwi to a quality cream on my boots, but in the process of getting used to how much to apply now, I've definitely over done it. Now a bit of the color will transfer to a white towel. I've tried rubbing them down pretty vigorously to get all the excess off, but still there's just a little bit. Is there anything that can be done?
     
  16. acecow

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    You're most likely a 15 and BR Slim Fit Med doesn't fit you at all. Speaking out of experience, as we're almost identical in height and weight. I also thought that BR Slim Fit Med fit me well. I bought 15.5 TM Lewin shirts and they were too big. Get size 15 and thank me later.
     
  17. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Senior member

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    anyone have a good book or reference to read about the basics of tailoring/cloth?

    for example, i have no idea what minnis is or mohair and such. i want to learn and am looking for a credible recommended reference to learn from.

    thanks so much.
     
  18. Tyler2106

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    I'm looking for a topcoat in the $300 range. What do you guys suggest? I'm looking for the long style coat as I would be wearing this to cover up my suits.
     
  19. L.R.

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    That's the thing, a couple friends think it looks amazing on me. Unfortunately, these are the same friends that buy 20 dollar jeans. I wouldn't even be asking if styleforum hadn't indoctrinated me into the group think.... I'm still recovering from "no black shoes with navy".


    It may end going that way. It will hurt.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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