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

  1. inq89

    inq89 Senior member

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    I am nearing a 42 chest due to weightlifting but am lean and stay around a 32 waist. Since suit makers don't have drop 10 suits, do I have to resort to buying suit separates? I'd like to buy my first legit suit (1818 fitzgerald) but it seems BB 42 suits are only available in 36 pants. Can a tailor take in 36 pants to a 32 without drastically re-cutting it?
     


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    Any suit brands that usually have higher cut armholes? I'm hoping that'll stop my shoulders from rising to my ears when I bring my arms up.
     


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    Any high end trench coats or Loro Piana storm system to fit a 52L?
     


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    Dan e gee Senior member

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    I noticed a great Isaia, and a nice Boglioli suit without buttons on the sleeves, just basting.
    This kinda put me off buying them. What is the general consensus regarding buttonless sleeves on jackets?
     


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    The "buttonless sleeves on jackets" are there so your tailor can get the correct sleeve length for you, just like unhemmed trousers. The respective Isaia and Boglioli suits should come with buttons for the sleeves.
     


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    what shoes are these

    [​IMG]


    Nice set. I'd bet money those are Aldens.

    I am nearing a 42 chest due to weightlifting but am lean and stay around a 32 waist. Since suit makers don't have drop 10 suits, do I have to resort to buying suit separates? I'd like to buy my first legit suit (1818 fitzgerald) but it seems BB 42 suits are only available in 36 pants. Can a tailor take in 36 pants to a 32 without drastically re-cutting it?

    Yes. But consider the Regent model, which to my understanding has a 7" inch drop to the Fitz's 6".
     


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    I am nearing a 42 chest due to weightlifting but am lean and stay around a 32 waist. Since suit makers don't have drop 10 suits, do I have to resort to buying suit separates? I'd like to buy my first legit suit (1818 fitzgerald) but it seems BB 42 suits are only available in 36 pants. Can a tailor take in 36 pants to a 32 without drastically re-cutting it?

    That's the outer limit, but it can be done.
     


  8. Dan e gee

    Dan e gee Senior member

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    The "buttonless sleeves on jackets" are there so your tailor can get the correct sleeve length for you, just like unhemmed trousers. The respective Isaia and Boglioli suits should come with buttons for the sleeves.


    Thanks for the reply. Thing is I hope the buttons are with the suit when t's sent. I'm going for the Isaia
     


  9. Hotel Guy

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    Found a great pair of oliver peoples sunglasses the other day at the mall (Maceo - smoke). Does anyone have a reputable recommendation for a good place online where I might be able to save a few bucks?
    Ive looked around but oliver peoples dont seem to be sold through too many retailers. Thanks
     


  10. mensimageconsultant

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    I am nearing a 42 chest due to weightlifting but am lean and stay around a 32 waist. Since suit makers don't have drop 10 suits, do I have to resort to buying suit separates? I'd like to buy my first legit suit (1818 fitzgerald) but it seems BB 42 suits are only available in 36 pants. Can a tailor take in 36 pants to a 32 without drastically re-cutting it?

    No, that would almost certainly require a re-cut. Same for almost any other major change in waist size.

    There is another option. Look for an athletic cut suit. Try searching the forum for threads with lists of them.
     


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    What (affordable) brands make a larger shirt collar? I want something with 3.25-3.75 inch points, ideally.
     


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  14. JamesX

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    the suede in the picture looks to be lighter. or is it the same?
    I think they are different colors. Linked the site because it tells you the last, maker, and a rough price range. My favorite color for that shoe is actually blue [​IMG]
     


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    Hi, I have a question about the fit of Aquascutum slim fits.

    Comparable to Express/UC of Benetton/Hugo Boss Black or other mall brands, how does the Aquascutum slim fits squeeze in between those brands and etc.?
     


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