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  1. newintown23

    newintown23 Senior member

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    I am In need of a solid navy suit which I will be ordering next week and I am having a difficult time picking out a thread count. All of the fabrics are either super 110,120, and 130 with very small price difference from the 110 to the 130. I will be wearing the suit somewhat often and I am concerned about the longevity and durability of the suit. What would you suggest and why? Thanks!!
     


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    Well.


    Seriously, I like snug but not tight around the seat, and a fairly straight leg. I hate the look of the skintight ones that seem to be hip right now, and baggy ones look awful.
     


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    Do the dimensions of your shirt shoulders (seam to seam) usually equal the dimensions of the shoulders of suit jackets that fit you well? Or do you find that your well-fitting jackets have shoulders a little smaller or a little larger than your shirts?
     


  5. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

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    Suit/jacket's shoulder-to-shoulder measurement is usually bigger.
     


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    The guy wanting to know "were to kop 'emergency' suit/blazer" answered my question. [​IMG]
     


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    PLEASE LAUGH AT ME AND TELL ME WHAT THE **** I AM DOING WRONG

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    Lower super numbers are generally said to be more durable than higher ones, so if durability is a concern go for the 110 (or lower). I believe SF generally prefers a good quality 80 to a fancy-schmancy 150 any day.
     


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    in your opinion...


    Im looking at a brown dress shoe.

    What is the difference between an mahogany brown and just like a Dark oak brown besides the obvious.


    Are there any colors that one will look better with than the other????Seasons etc.

    Thanks
     


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  11. CalTex

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    Does anyone know what happened to WillPower?
     


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    I think it's all personal preference. I wear my lighter brown shoes on sunny days, and darker brown shoes when it's overcast or in the winter.
     


  13. CalTex

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    I had my tailor put darts on my OCBD shirts and this has improved the fit of the shirts but I am considering having the "middle pleat" on the back of the shirt sown as well.

    What do you guys think?

    Is this common?

    If I wear them untucked, how long would you guys suggest the shirts be? They currently go past my crotch or right where it ends, I think its too long but I am not sure if this is the proper length and altering the length would make the shirt look weird.
     


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    kind of contradictory directions here... if the shirt has a middle back pleat (which is there for extra room thru the shoulders) and you're wanting to dart the shirt, and possibly sew the pleat then the shirt is already too big. You should just start over, have shirts made to your measurements without a back pleat and shorter to your specifications. I have all my proper dress shirts made without a back pleat... and there are some that I wear properly tucked and some that occasionally are untucked, but for the most part those are different shirts with different cuts. Having a shirt that is able to be worn untucked will perhaps make it too short to wear in a tucked fit (the tucked/untucked thing has recently been discussed around here somewhere)...
     


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    How is the quality of Gap's khakis or clothes in general?
     


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