Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
Trust EG. They're known for being a half-size off, rather than a whole size like the other makers.
I got a weird salesman vibe from Ernesto. I have a better recommendation for you. Based on a tip from shirtmaven (CEGO), I went to Tom Lettieri, who has owned a custom/MTM suit factory in South Philly for 40-plus years. I think he may do Ernesto's suits. Anyhow, Tom did a great job with a sports jacket and I'm planning on going back to him for a suit and overcoat. It's trim, canvassed and looks good. It was $475 last winter CMT (I had Porter and Harding Glorious Twelfth shipped to him). I think suits, including stock fabric, are about $750. It's really great to visit his factory, which has an old-time feel. His number is (610) 733-5480 and his address is 1919 South Bancroft St.
Hello, I was given a cotton charcoal sweater vest from Jos a Bank as a gift. The link to the vest is http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100320
Can I wear the charcoal vest with khaki pants or do the two not match/coordinate? The pants I am referring to are located here http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_236402 in the color khaki. Would the vest match with a pair of dark khaki Dockers as well?
They're fine, though sweater vests universally look better under jackets. I'm sure it's fine with darker khakis, although ideally you have a contrast in tones between sweater and trousers.
anyone know where i csn buy double monk strap shoes for under 250?
Is a white, linen pocket square okay for formal occasions? or should it be silk?
Has anyone gotten their dress shirts tailored? Worth it or just buy new ones?
I'm a skinny guy and have been considering getting a dozen mid priced shirts ($40-70) tailored so they fit better and more of a slim fit, but I just don't know how they'll turn out. I can have them done for around $20 a piece, probably get a bulk discount at closer to $15 and I do really like most of them.
Totally worth it and usually fairly important unless you're buying MTM shirts.
When measuring shoulder width (on my body), how should I measure? I.e. what two points should I measure between?
Brooks' Peals go on sale for 50-percent off sometimes. Watch out for those sales. You should be able to do an archive search to find when those sales usually occur.
White linen is a good choice for formal occasions.
I just got a pair of Allen Edmonds strand shoes and some combination toe cedar shoe trees... I won't be wearing the shoes for a couple of months should I put the shoe trees in the shoes and leave them in their shoe bags until I wear them or would it be best to just leave them in the shoe bags with no shoe trees? Does it make a difference?
Peal doesn't carry double monks.
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