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

  1. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    When a tailor shortens the sleeve from the cuff, are they suppose to recreate the cuff (the part where the sleeves open/overlaps).

    Or is it normal to just truncate the cuff (like an inch of overlap/opened section) and just move the buttons down?
     


  2. jsqfunk

    jsqfunk Senior member

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    Robert Barakett @ Nordstrom. A little on the expensive side, BUT very nice hand.

    thanks, i never heard of this brand before i will check out
     


  3. curzon

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    When a tailor shortens the sleeve from the cuff, are they suppose to recreate the cuff (the part where the sleeves open/overlaps).

    Or is it normal to just truncate the cuff (like an inch of overlap/opened section) and just move the buttons down?


    I've had the tailor remove the cuff from the sleeve, shorten the sleeve, and then re-attach the cuff to the now-shortened sleeve. Not too difficult.

    If you ever have a shirt made by a good shirt maker you may purchase extra cuffs for future replacement of the threadbare ones. Course you run the risk of dissimilar color, so wash the cuffs (and extra collar) periodically w/ the shirt.
     


  4. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    I've had the tailor remove the cuff from the sleeve, shorten the sleeve, and then re-attach the cuff to the now-shortened sleeve. Not too difficult.

    If you ever have a shirt made by a good shirt maker you may purchase extra cuffs for future replacement of the threadbare ones. Course you run the risk of dissimilar color, so wash the cuffs (and extra collar) periodically w/ the shirt.


    oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket [​IMG] not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.
     


  5. cptjeff

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    oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket [​IMG] not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.

    Depends on what you're paying, how much material there is to work with on the seam, how good the tailor is, and if you care.

    If you actually care, ask what the tailor does before you give him the garment, and if it's not to your liking, ask him/her to do otherwise or go elsewhere.
     


  6. barzen

    barzen Well-Known Member

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    What do you all think about pairing a solid grey linen tie with a tan suit for an outdoor wedding in August? I'm thinking about one from Howard Yount, but it seems that the grey tie/tan suit combo may be too monochromatic. [​IMG] Thoughts?
     


  7. mkarim

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    What do you all think about pairing a solid grey linen tie with a tan suit for an outdoor wedding in August? I'm thinking about one from Howard Yount, but it seems that the grey tie/tan suit combo may be too monochromatic.

    [​IMG]

    Thoughts?


    Too monochromatic. You need summer colors. A tan suit is quite versatile so you can do red, burgundy, orange, pink, even blue ties. For an outdoor event go with light-colored tie.
     


  8. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    oops... I mean for a Suit Jacket [​IMG] not a shirt. Sorry about the confusion.

    Okay. If you don't have working button holes on the jacket's arm it's not too difficult to move those buttons to maintain the proportion.

    +1 what cptjeff said.
     


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    A question about Ancient Madder: if a tie is made from silk and has a "micro-fiber-y" texture, is it safe to assume it's made from Ancient Madder silk? Will regular silk always feel "slicker" to the touch?
     


  10. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Any Charles Tyrwhitt codes right now?
     


  11. b1os

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    Alright. So I've got the C&J Edgware in UK 10.5. Now I want to get some shoe trees, Woodlore's ultra ones. 10.5 UK equals 45-46 which I ordered. This is X-Large. The charts on the packaging though say UK 10.5 with Last E equals L, not XL. Anyone got C&J Edgwares and Woodlore shoetrees and might help me out here? Shall I exchange them? I'm not sure whether they fit perfectly because I don't have that much experience with shoe trees.
    Noboy who can help me out?
     


  12. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    how are nordstrom shoe trees? on sale for $15
     


  13. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Same as the Cedarville ones from the Cedarville affiliate, which are also cheaper iirc. Nothing special
     


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    What gets someone excited about a shoe tree anyway? If they fit in the shoe and keep the shape what more does one need?
     


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    Do you think I have enough trousers/jacket contrast here ?

    Would a not solid shirt make it more interesting ?

    The tie is a medium green knit tie, it looks pretty dark in the picture. Better with or without ?

    I know jacket sleeves need to be a little shorter. Soon to be done.

    Thanks.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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