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  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    Tailoring questions:

    - if I need my tailor to shorten the length of a sport coat (not the sleeve, but the body, perhaps by about 3/4 inch), how big of job is that? and what might be a ballpark price?

    - for sleeve shortening -- assuming the cuff buttons are not functional and assuming the sleeve is overall fairly slim/tapered, what's the max length that a jacket's sleeves can be shortened (from the end, not from the shoulder)? Or is there no max (i.e., 3 or 4 inches is fine)?
     


  2. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    When I'm faced with a decision like this where I actually like all of the available choices, I work in reverse and eliminate the one that appeals to me the least. So, in order of least appeal to me...

    Number 4: I don't care for the end pieces and butt straps.
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    Number 3: I don't like the bridge.
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    Number 2: This was tough because these look very sleek to me but...
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    Number 1: The retro coolness of the tortoise shell rims speaks to me.
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    Hope this helps.


    Thanks Digmenow for your time, I was a bit surprised that the Vintage Cartier screw sunglasses ranked low, they were quite popular among the 80s movie stars.

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  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Thanks Digmenow for your time, I was a bit surprised that the Vintage Cartier screw sunglasses ranked low, they were quite popular among the 80s movie stars.

    We aren't in the 80s anymore.
     


  4. NOBD

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    We aren't in the 80s anymore.

    Lately, I often have the feeling we re-entered the 80s.
     


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    what animal is yearling leather from?
     


  6. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    Lately, I often have the feeling we re-entered the 80s.

    Brad Pitt agrees with you..

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    and so do Dolce and Gabbana who copied this design minus the Cartier quality.

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  7. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Tailoring questions:

    - if I need my tailor to shorten the length of a sport coat (not the sleeve, but the body, perhaps by about 3/4 inch), how big of job is that? and what might be a ballpark price?

    - for sleeve shortening -- assuming the cuff buttons are not functional and assuming the sleeve is overall fairly slim/tapered, what's the max length that a jacket's sleeves can be shortened (from the end, not from the shoulder)? Or is there no max (i.e., 3 or 4 inches is fine)?


    Shortening the length of the coat 3/4 inch should be no problem provided the coat has not been shortened before. The cost should be $60.

    I've had my sleeves shortened 1-2 inches in the past and would assume if everything else fits shortening them 3-4 inches should be no problem but I'm not a tailor.
     


  8. YahtzeeFish

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    looking for comfy undershirts. I was told that if I open up my collar a bit I needed a v-neck. I like american apparel, are there other alternatives? and is that v-neck thing true?
     


  9. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Thanks Digmenow for your time, I was a bit surprised that the Vintage Cartier screw sunglasses ranked low, they were quite popular among the 80s movie stars.
    I liked the general look of the Cartiers but not the screws. Seems contrived. They do appear dated to a specific decade but I'll admit that I was unaware of their history.
     


  10. jinrtp

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    It's been 20 years since I wore jeans. My legs are not straight and it look bad with Jeans. So I wear Khaki pants with sharp lines with iron. It looks very old style.

    Is there any way I can wear a pair of pants casual? What kind of pants style or brand would you recommend.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry if this has been answered many times before...but is it ok to wear a pocket square without a tie? I like wearing jackets and would like to start incorporating PSs for a flash of color, but I don't have many occasions that would warrant a tie....
     


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    Sorry if this has been answered many times before...but is it ok to wear a pocket square without a tie? I like wearing jackets and would like to start incorporating PSs for a flash of color, but I don't have many occasions that would warrant a tie....

    -check out this thread
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    -check out this thread

    tyty!
     


  14. cptjeff

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    looking for comfy undershirts. I was told that if I open up my collar a bit I needed a v-neck. I like american apparel, are there other alternatives? and is that v-neck thing true?

    All cotton whatever from your local department store, and yes, if you open the collar you need a v neck. Otherwise you see the white tee shirt poking out, and it just looks sloppy.
     


  15. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I'm having a hard time finding linen pocket squares that aren't showy. Anyone know where I can get some simplified and humble ones? I'd really like a white one with a navy blue pattern. Something like this but inverted. [​IMG]
     


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