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  1. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    I'm going to order a herringbone sportcoat and i'm a little on the fence about pockets,how do patch pockets look like on a fabric like this?will it be too heavy?I was thinking about patch pockets w/o flaps,does anyone have a photo of a jacket like that so i can see them in reality?
    the fabric looks something like this
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  2. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    What's the general protocol for shipping a shirt to Austrailia from the US? I want to ship the cheapest way possible but that has no tracking, and I've heard stories of people making false claims that they didn't get a the item...
     
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    tobiasj Senior member

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    I guess some sellers have been burned and are cautious as a result, but I'm Australian, and personally I wouldn't want to deal with someone who didn't trust me enough (based on my profile, feedback etc.) to send an item regular post. Also as you point out, it's probably too expensive to ship an item any other way.

    Don't forget, the vast majority of people are honest.
     
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    i will always cover my own ass by getting tracking at the very least
    especially if you are continents away, there is very little recourse
    and besides, there is a chance of the package getting lost or damaged in transit before it ever reaches the buyer
     
  5. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    it did happen to my friend once when he was shipping a pair of diors, so it has made me quite cautious, it is also my first sale...ever :embar: , so it's nice to have some reassurance. Thanks!
     
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    Depending on how cold it gets, I'd consider wearing a v-neck sweater under your suit jacket, plus a scarf, instead of a different jacket. Walking should also keep you warm? Otherwise I suppose you could keep your suit jackets at work and switch when you get there (not ideal)...
     
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    Awesommmmmme thanks hpreston!


    Your charcoal pants and white shirt and black Allen Edmonds are perfect. Wear the Raybans if you're standing in the sun, before or after the wedding but not during. Black ties are more appropriate for funerals than weddings, so try something else. A chambray or a silk knit tie would be nice!

    Your tie should end in the center of your belt, or right where the button on your pants is. If you were off by a few inches, you wouldn't want to get your tie "tailored" (though it is possible) - you would just tie it a little differently and the blades would be a little uneven, which is not so bad.

    A jacket would be appropriate. I find it hard to believe that no one will wear a suit or jacket, but if you say so then it sounds like you have a good outfit for a wedding with a casual crowd.
     
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  8. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    I don't think a v-neck sweater, suit coat and scarf will keep me warm when it's 30 degrees Fahrenheit without windchill though.
     
  9. Juba

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    Thanks Doc Holliday and Nicola for the reply.

    I guess I shouldn't be too obsessed about chest size and focus more on the overall fit. I will have to try on more 38Ls from different brands before I write them off.

    And to summarize your points Gents: chest size generally corresponds to the suit/jacket size except with the slim fit cuts.
     
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    That's eliminates 37L from consideration (I don't believe they make that many of them anyway).

    That leaves me with 3 options: 38L, 39L and 40L.
     
  11. tobiasj

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    Psssh. Soft :D
     
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    tobiasj Senior member

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    I would call it "probably not a good idea" :D
     
  13. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Even in slim fits it should.

    But many people trying to squeeze into slim fit jackets are bigger then the designer intended.

    Last year I walked into a shop and the saleman had a shoulder width smaller then my thighs :embar: A jacket that fits him in the chest is going to be very narrow in the shoulders.

    Short answer you need to find a brand that is cut for your body.
     
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    Hey ya, just wanna ask a quick question. Found this nice watch on tumblr and would like to know what brand/model it is. Perhaps watch experts here could shed some light for me. It looks really nice!

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    Thanks :nodding:
     
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    Awesome thanks, I was looking at silk knit ties on Thetiebar.com. They are cheap, what color would be good with charcoal pants, black shoes, white shirt? I have a light complexion but dark eyebrows and a brown pompadour.
     

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