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

  1. Ritchee

    Ritchee Distinguished Member

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    What does crotch blowout mean? I've read about it may times, such as "I had crotch blowout on my XXX jeans." I can only guess it means the crotch on my jeans ripped. Is that right? I know dumb question but I'm asking it> hey thanks!
     


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    I am a college student looking to stock up on business clothing for when I have interviews and eventually get a job, which will be finance related and require shirt and tie. I unfortunately don't have the money to go out and drop $500 on a suit, shirt and tie especially when I could use 3 or 4. Right now I just have a cheap J. Ferrar suit (~$120, polyester), 4-5 cheaper dress shirts, 4-5 ties and 1 pair of dress shoes. Do you guys suggest me saving up for a nice 100% wool suit? Or would I be better off getting a few suits like I got (~$120 range) and stock up on dress shirts, ties and shoes? Right now I'm looking at a nice 100% wool suit, 100 or 120 thread count or whatever that is in the $300 range. If I could that I wouldn't be able to afford anything else for a while. I figured you guys would be able to tell me which is the best route to go. Thanks!
     


  3. black_umbrella

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    What's the current thought on "critique my fit" threads? Getting ready to jump into MTM shirts and want some feedback on what I need to request based on a current OTR shirt. Likely going mytailor and no chance of an "in-person" measurement. Fit thread seems a bit much, but maybe that's the best place.
     


  4. acecow

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    If you want very slim shirts, then send me a picture in PM, I'll give you feedback.
     


  5. black_umbrella

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    I'll take you up on that.
     


  6. XKxRome0ox

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    looking for sub $100 wool pants in modern fit (slimmer, flat front ... no grandpa style)
    quality should be at least on par with brooks brothers gabardine pants
    i bought some of the BB madison wool pants but... they aren't exactly the most flattering pants fit wise
    looking for brands i can find in brick & mortar stores... i don't want to buy pants that i have never tried on before
     


  7. acecow

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    You won't find it in LA. If you raise your budget a bit you can try ShopTheFinest.com warehouse in Santa Monica. Give Ian a call, he has a bunch of Borrellis and Incotex/Mabitex there.
     


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    Jcrew? Hate to say it, but it might work. They can be had cheaply on sale and if you're some more standard size. Try them on though, they are a bit all over with respect to sizing regularity.
     


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    Thanks for clearing that up. My main concern was that I have been wearing the wrong jacket size all these years. And since chest size is the first criteria, then my suit size is indeed 38L, and hopefully I will find brands that fit better.
     


  10. XKxRome0ox

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    grrrr
    this is one of the few times i dislike living in LA... get shafted when it comes to access to "better" clothing

    how much more than $100 are we talking here for those pants?
     


  11. black_umbrella

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    If you're above 100, Howard yount?
     


  12. XKxRome0ox

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    looking for a physical store i can walk into and try on
     


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    When lengthening the sleeves of a jacket or the hem of a pant, will a crease show or can that be ironed away? In other words, there is an existing crease, and when you let out the sleeve/hem will that crease now be visible?
     


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    You should, in most cases, be able to press out the old crease.
     


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