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  1. mockingbird

    mockingbird Member

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    I would like to buy jackets from the B&S section or eBay and alter them.

    My tailor told me that for my jacket the chest has to be 38" to 39" and the shoulders should be 18".

    All the jackets I have looked at have either 39" chest with 17" shoulder or a 40" chest with 18" shoulder.

    Is bespoke my only option or is there way for me to buy used jackets?
     
  2. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Get a 40 with an 18 and have the tailor take in the chest.
     
  3. jays978

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    Good quality, slim fitting OCBD shirts one does not have to necessarily tuck in?
     
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    hpreston Senior member

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    I like these, slim fit, decent quality, and a bit shorter than a BB, or regular LL Bean, so they still look ok untucked.

    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/65174?feat=505939-GN3
     
  5. Madroaster

    Madroaster Well-Known Member

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    You could remove the pocket since you haven't worn the shirt yet. After a wash you shouldn't be able to tell there was a pocket. Not so standard for an OCBD maybe, but better than crazy glue or just doing nothing. (Or returning it and blaming the company :p)
     
  6. althanis

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    That's a great idea too, thanks!
     
  7. amathew

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    Couple of newbie questions relating to clothes washing:

    1. I recently got a merino wool cardigan from Brooks Brothers. I noticed recently that it says
    to 'dry clean only' and it also says not to iron. I haven't washed it yet, but I have ironed it multiple
    times. It's wool, so I probably shouldn't throw it into a washer or dryer, but would it be fine just
    to hand clean it in a basket with a small amount of detergent? I really don't take anything to
    the dry cleaners, so I'd like to avoid just taking one article of clothing. Also, what would be
    wrong with ironing a merino wool cardigan sweater?

    2. I recently got a pair of chino pants from Kai-aakmann. They are a korean (?) company and
    their tags are in korean so I'm not sure what to do with them for washing and cleaning. Would
    you suggest just the usual, machine wash cold and then hang dry?









    Thanks
     
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  8. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    I think you're fine on #1, but not sure so let someone else chime in.

    The wash instructions on the pants should have pictures in conjunction with the Korean. These pictures tell you how to wash the garment, google what the different symbols mean if needed.
     
  9. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Go to a Korean drycleaner and ask.
     
  10. KObalto

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    Best to have at least 2 pairs of shoes and do not wear on consecutive days.
     
  11. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    Post pic of said tag Although the name throws me off I can read it for you if it is in korean
     
  12. Madroaster

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    Ironing on low heat (somewhere around the wool setting) should be okay. Press; don't move the iron around, and I'd probably use a press cloth. I also wouldn't do much while it's wet.

    You shouldn't need to iron though; if you've washed it, just lie it out flat in the shape you want and let it dry. Flip it after a day and do the same.
     
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  13. The O

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    Im attending a college formal thats a little relaxed so a tux isn't necessary. I was planning on going with a solid navy suit, the only place i'm gonna be able to shop at is Dillards because I have credit there, I have about 300$ cash and 300$ Dillards credit. I went today to try on suits and I knew what fit well but I really didn't know what was quality and what wasnt. My question is what brands are acceptable and what should I be looking for in a suits that are <500$?? Thanks
     
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    My mother recently passed away and in her things I found a few of my late fathers ties that I guess she really liked.

    They are Countess Mara and aside from what I can find on the web I admit I don't know much about the brand.

    They are very luxe...superb hand and although not 7 fold are weighty in just the right way and knot up perfectly for me.

    Anyone know anything fun about the brand?

    TIA.
     
  15. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    So I got another pair of nicer chino's and it says not to iron, though I allready ironed them three times. Haven't washed yet, but what do you suggest for keeping pants I can't iron in crisp shape (no creases and such). After hand washing I'll lay them flat on a towel, but I always find that clothes need to be ironed afterwords.
     

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