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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. LWHQ

    LWHQ Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Does anyone know where I can find this purple zip-up jacket?

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    Cheers :)
     
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  2. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    I think the question-thread in SW&D would be more appropiate for this question [​IMG]
     
  3. pyroxyze

    pyroxyze Senior member

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    What would you pay for this fabric per yard: Zegna 150 Ultrafine cashemere/wool blend(11.5–15 µm)? Colors can be chosen after order(black, navy, grey, etc.)
    A friend and tailor just became an official distributor here in a thirdworld country I'm in for business. He made me a Zegna suit and wants to me to bring some yards to the states to sell. He wants to sell for over $250 per yard.....reasonable?


    (Asking this for a friend)
     
  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Affects the texture and how warm the suit will wear too. A low twist yarn, like you would find in a flannel or a tweed, will be fuzzier, trap heat better, and be warmer. Higher twist yarns will allow you to weave something like fresco, which has fairly wide spacing between threads, allowing it to breathe. Try that with a low twist yarn, and you wind up with the durability of tissue paper, though it would probably be very soft and comfy to wear.



    Perfectly fine. It'll still be a solid navy suit, the fabric will just have a little depth to it from the basketweave.
     
  5. Barney Stinson

    Barney Stinson Active Member

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    Hey,

    I'm invited to a wedding next wednesday. Have this Navy plain Suit with this Shirt.

    So I need a tie and a pocket square for it - What do you recommend? The rest of the guests are not strict formal worn.

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  6. calcoast

    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    You should post the picture directly in your post, you'll get more responses.
     
  7. Barney Stinson

    Barney Stinson Active Member

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    Edited it ;) Sorry for the Quality... Its just 3GS with crap light conditions.
     
  8. smk

    smk Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering what is the right collar for me. I have a normal/oval shaped face, but it's rather large.
    I'm thinking I should be getting a semi-cutaway with a larger collar. Does anyone know where I can get shirts with larger collars?
    I'm not really considering going bespoke.
    THanks.
     
  9. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    With a midnight blue single breasted tuxedo with black grograin lapels, is the vest supposed to be midnight blue (made from the same material as the jacket) or black? And if black, what kind of fabric?
     
  10. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    It depends on the type of vest. If you get an all-silk vest, then it should match the lapels in both color, material and texture. Some vests have a wool body though. In that case, I am not sure. Either way, the lapels of the vest should match the lapels of the jacket.
     
  11. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Solid Blue - silk, knit, or grenadine tie. Simple and elegant. If it's not too formal, as I think you said (not strict formal worn?), go with the knit. White pocket square would be my choice, but I am not adventurous in the area.
     
  12. LWHQ

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    Thanks, I'll try in there now :)
     
  13. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    How slim is the easy fit of John Smedley's sweaters? None of the slim fits are on sale which is why I ask.
     
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  14. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    Just trying to get acquainted with the site and proper etiquette....

    Is it considered bad form to mention or ask opinions about businesses that are not affiliated? I understand if this is the case, I just wanted to know the ropes.

    Again just trying to learn my way around, thanks in advance, R.
     
  15. PepcidAC

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    If you're on a budget, you should check out Charles Tyrwhitt and T.M. Lewin. Both sites have sales going on and offer a wide selection of shirts with varying collars. Given your facial description, I would recommend a semi-cutaway or classic collar. Given that both companies listed above offer free returns, I would try out both collars and see which one is more flattering. Hope that helps.
     
  16. Howling Fantods

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    Perhaps this needs to be a new thread, but here goes. I buy fabric in sham shui po, a fabric district in Hong Kong where swatches of about every kind of fabric imaginable are available. I have friends who source/design clothing for a living, so they have shown me the better quality shops where fabric from Japan or Italy really comes from where it says it does. But my issue is that while the swatch cards tell you the composition of the fabric (eg W100 for 100% wool) they do not say anything about the weave or fiber -- at least for wool. I don't know the micron count, ie whether the wool is super 100, 110, 150, 200 etc. And I'm a bit worried that some of the wool is not worsted at all. Now, while this is my first post, I've read a number of posts on wool suiting fabrics on this site and most of what I've seen tends to recommend the highest quality name brand fabrics like Zegna. I'm not interested in those mostly because they cost more than I am willing to spend. Instead I'm looking for a good deal -- 100% Wool or 98% with a bit of stretch at sham shui po goes for less than US$10/yard with a minimum 5 yard purchase. Apparently I've yet to learn the lesson that what seems too good to be true, actually is. Regardless, my question is if there is any way to tell the type of weave or fiber quality of wool from a small swatch.
     
  17. Naka

    Naka Senior member

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    Definitely not, unless you're directly connected to them. We do alot of (amateur)discussion about various brands and companies.
     
  18. dufferin1

    dufferin1 Senior member

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    Gentlemen. Just a quick question, yes I know its more suited for the tailor thread but I thought id ask here, My tailor let out my jacket a fraction and now the vent looks way too loose or is this the 'norm' for vents?

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    I apologize for the quality.
     
  19. GumbyFan

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    I am having an issue with several pairs of my shoes (C&J in particular). When walking, there is a whooshing noise that comes from the shoes as if air is being forced out of the shoe on each step.

    Does this come from heel movement? My heels do not lift or rub, but there does seem to be some slight movement. I tried on this size and a size smaller in the shop, but this seemed to work better.

    Any clues what causes this and how it can be rectified?

    Thanks
     
  20. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I have the same issue with a pair of Allen Edmonds loafers. They fit great, so I am not going to take them back and get a different size. I also don't know how to get rid of the noise.
     

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