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  1. nohio

    nohio Senior member

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    Hey guys. So I'm in love with Zegna shirts, but the sleeves always run long. I can push them up, the fabric swells around my arms, looking way too blousy. Could a tailor correct this problem by slimming the sleeves (similar to how slim jeans can be worn long, with minimal/controlled stacking)? Or would I have to get them shortened? (If there is such a thing).

    Thanks.


    From cheapest to more expensive in my experience:

    1-Move the button on the cuff so it is tighter and doesn't let the sleeve come over the hand.
    2-Slim the sleeve (easily done by a tailor)
    3-Shorten the sleeve at the cuff without moving the placket (best done if you don't need to move it up very far)
    4-Shorten the sleeve at the cuff and move the placket up (make sure you have a good tailor for this one)
    5-Shorten the sleeve at the shoulder (not always possible depending on the fabric/print/etc.)

    These can also be done in combination. I've found a very reasonably priced alterationist who has slimmed the sleeves and shortened them from the cuffs on a number of similar shirts. Once you figure out the formula, it works well.
     
  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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  3. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    imatlas,

    Thanks.
     
  4. ReversoLover

    ReversoLover Senior member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a bag and I'm in love with the Filson Medium Field Bag - does anyone know any good alternatives? Also, how much is fair for a used one in good condition?

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I like these Hampton Spectators by C&J, sold 'exclusively' by Ben Silver. But I don't like Ben Silver taking on $200 to the usual price, as they clock in at $730. [​IMG] Any alternatives that look like this?
    Those look really nice in a dandy sort of way. The AE Strawfut is kind of like this but the white part is linen instead of leather.
     
  6. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    Any idea where to get a spread collar shirt in lemon,pink big check that won't be so expensive?
     
  7. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    i'm of fairly athletic build and i've been getting my dress shirts taken in at the waist. however, there's still some extra fabric left over when i tuck them in. Would it be better to get my shirts darted? What are the advantages of slimming over darting, or vice versa?
     
  8. JayRocks

    JayRocks New Member

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    what are good shoe alternatives to the allen edmonds clifton? i saw these in nordstrom but was wondering if i would be able to get them cheaper at an AE outlet.
     
  9. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Senior member

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    I bought a Banana Republic white linen sportcoat; it is almost fully lined though. Is that going to make it hot? I bought it for the summer only. Should I have all, some (except the shoulders), or none of the lining removed?
     
  10. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a bag and I'm in love with the Filson Medium Field Bag - does anyone know any good alternatives? Also, how much is fair for a used one in good condition?

    Thanks in advance



    I believe Filson offers a discount to SF members. Either way, for a bag that will last your lifetime, probably worth paying full price.
     
  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    what are good shoe alternatives to the allen edmonds clifton? i saw these in nordstrom but was wondering if i would be able to get them cheaper at an AE outlet.

    AE Sanford is similar, but with broguing on the cap toe. Best bet would be to contact shoebank if you're interested in seconds.
     
  12. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I bought a Banana Republic white linen sportcoat; it is almost fully lined though. Is that going to make it hot? I bought it for the summer only. Should I have all, some (except the shoulders), or none of the lining removed?
    What is the lining made of? If it's cotton or light silk it might not be too bad. If it's a synthetic material then it will almost certainly be too hot. Your tailor will best be able to tell you how much can be removed before the structure falls apart.
    Any idea where to get a spread collar shirt in lemon,pink big check that won't be so expensive?
    Define "so expensive."
     
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    IsteRed Senior member

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    Define "so expensive."
    Under 100$ would be nice,this is the check i want,but in lemon and spread collar [​IMG]
     
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    how's the fit on the Ferre' suits? do they run super slim? there's one Im currently checking out on yoox. its on final sale, in size 40/50IT.
     
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    so I had an 'accident' at lunch where I managed to get mustard all over my shirt and wool pants. Will the cleaners be able to remove said stains [​IMG]
     

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