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

  1. jinx17

    jinx17 New Member

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    I received these four jackets as a gift and none of them fit.

    I'm planning to have them altered to slim them down which I don't think should be too much trouble. However I do want the lapels narrowed on pretty much all of them. Some of them have lapel buttonholes but none of them are cut through.

    How viable is it to alter those lapels and about how much should I expect to pay?
     


  2. cmaster

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    I recently purchased a Coach briefcase and I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to remove the "handtags" that are on it (as indicated in the picture I've attached). For what it's worth, I carry this to work at a conservative law firm in Manhattan.

    Thanks

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  3. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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  4. ballmouse

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    Those coats look like they are from the 80s. The lapels are very low by today's standards. Casually I think they'd be cool. The image is Eddie Murphy from 48 Hrs. (1982), and he looks pretty cool.

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    This is unless the photos are taken from an odd angle.

     
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  5. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    If the lapel button-holes aren't cut then it should be possible, but it will be an expensive alteration. Also, they don't really look that wide to me...as mentioned above the gorge is low, but it's impossible to alter that.
     


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    bump
     


  7. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I don't see why you couldn't get a tailor to take in the waist of a BB shirt. I haven't done it personally, but don't see why there would be a problem.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Taking in a shirt is like Alterations 101.
     
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  9. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Is it verboten to wear a cutaway collar without a tie?
     


  10. ghandis brosef

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    Any advice on the order of suits to purchase?

    I am 24, recently joined an audit/consulting firm, and attempting to build a suit collection.. Armed with the advice of those on SF, I purchased a 2B, slim, solid navy, w/ some texture, and notch lapel (this was bought from Wizard of Ahhs - I know, not the best, but I think after tailoring, it looks pretty good). Including the navy suit mentioned, I have black, mid gray, and light gray suits (all are solids).

    As we approach wedding season, I am now wavering between a charcoal solid or pinstripe suit. Everyone on here seems to agree that a charcoal suit is a necessity but do I already have to many solids? I will require a suit 5-7 times per month for the purposes of work, church, and other semi formal functions. If it helps, I'll be pairing these suits with a pair of Alden cap toes (black), 2 pairs of AE Park Avenues (black and dark brown), and AE Strands (Walnut).

    From those of you with suit collections, can you give me the order in which you would purchase your suits? Thanks.
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I were you I would stick with a few more solids, but maybe add some texture like serge, herringbone, birdseye, fresco, flannel before going to pinstripes, or glen plaids. Have a bigger base first. Ignore your black suit, they aren't versatile at all for anything other than going out at night. Or, what you can do is start buying fewer, but better suits to add to your rotation and eventually replace your current solids. You defnitely need charcoal, and add a midnight navy, or a slightly lighter than navy. I would say once you have about 6 or 7 solids then go for stripes. You can do a lot with weave and texture, and remember you can never have too many solids.
     


  12. RoddyMac

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    I agree with Zero. JCrew Ludlow suits are a great start. I have two, one grey, one blue as my basics. They still weren't fitted enough for me so I had my tailor adjust them slightly. My other starter suits were Paul Smith, one navy windowpane and one glen plaid. Invest in some great ties (different sizes) and shoes and you'll stand out of the crowd even with a basic suit.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, I actually think they look great. But then again it depends on what you are wearing with it. Sportcoat it is ok, suit: always wear a tie.
     


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    Looks like I'll be working at an agency this summer in DC. I'm guessing bizcas so it would be without a jacket. Anytime I would have to wear a suit I would have to wear a tie too so that's not an issue.
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

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    Always wear a jacket.

    Short coats in the winter, no jacket in the summer. Damn man, what's with you!!!!!????

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