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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. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    Where is the best place to go to try on cologne? I went to Saks today, but they seemed to have a rather paltry selection. I don't have a lot of experience with cologne, so a large selection and some good advice is what I need.

    Of course, the salesman at Saks told me that it's really just a matter of preference, so maybe I don't need advice.
     
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  4. oneeightyseven

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    is it possible to shorten a jackets length? not talking drastic, but about an inch or so?
     
  5. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    Yes, in fact I am picking up a jacket today that I had shortened by 2". You just want to make sure the balance isn't thrown off, some say you should have at least 9-10" from your pocket mouth to the bottom hem. Its not exactly a cheap alteration but its doable.


    If you go toward the end of that thread a helpful user reinstated the pictures back into the original post.
     
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  6. cliche

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    This is how they are made? Nothing more special about it?
     
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  7. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    No, but a 7-fold tie requires something like twice as much silk as normal 3 or 4-fold.
     
  8. iroh

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    how tall should one be before they can wear a 3 button suit, i read they only look good on taller guys, thoughts?
     
  9. cliche

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    So a 7 fold tie is a bit ''nicer'' then the normal ties?
     
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  10. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Generally, yes. They're certainly more expensive. It's a matter of taste, though, and depends on the type of fabric used as well. If the fabric is quite heavy then a 7-fold, especially if lined as well, can sometimes end up tying quite a large and bulky knot. With lighter fabrics though the extra folds can provide more body without the stiffness of a wool interlining.
     
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    wow
    2 inches is a huge difference
    can you post before and after pictures?
     
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  12. cliche

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    Thanks alot for your help! Now I understand little better :)
     
  13. Neos

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    Question: How do i distinguish tie patterns? I understand twill, basketweave, grenadine, and wool. But I don't see much difference between satin and linen? All i see is how satin ties are shinier.
     
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    Linen isn't a pattern, or a weave, it's a type of fabric.
     
  15. KObalto

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    Neither is wool. I am beginning to understand his confusion.
     
  16. Sanguis Mortuum

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    "I'm having a hard time distinguishing the colours of the rainbow. I understand reds, blues and oranges, but I'm not sure how apples and lemons fit in."
     
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    apples totally fit in.

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    Any Brooks Brothers sale coming soon? I want to pick up the 3 dress shirts for $219.
     
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    I didn't take any before pictures, it was an ebay purchase that was a bit large. I had the shoulders taken in and the sleeves shortened as well. It fits quite well now and I am very satisfied with it. There is 10" from the mouth of the side pockets to the hem, it does not look off-balanced to me. The jacket was a L and I wear a R. This was an early purchase before I understood my measurements better for a fit that I wanted.
     
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  20. KObalto

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    Originally Posted by WiseMenOfGotham View Post

    Merry Christmas SF! (December 26 - January 4)
    Men:
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    - Shirts, Blouses, Suiting, Skirts, Pants, Dresses, Coats, Outerwear, Sweaters, Apparel, Handbags- 40% off
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    You might want to check this thread:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/243159/when-is-the-next-brooks-brothers-sale
     

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