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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on what it is made out of, what mill it comes from and the finishing.
     


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    I have seen them from $10-$35 dollars. If it is 100% linen (or cotten or whatever) and has hand rolled edges, you are pretty much good to go. Kent Wang sells them for $20-25, I find this to be a good price point.
     


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    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Which tie goes better? (The shirt is a lavender color if it is hard to tell, a med. gray suit will also be involved once it gets back from the tailor)

    Option 1:

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    Option 2:

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    Option 3: I should take better pictures.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Simonnot-Godard ones on A Suitable Wardrobe are $65, larger and much finer, with better rolled edges. Worth it, imo.
     


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    Both are hideous, but the darker one looks better of the two.
     


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    Haha, hideous with the shirt or hideous in general?
     


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    In general.
     


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    Kinda depends on your coloring and suit color. If you're blond and wearing a lighter grey / khaki suit, probably option 1. If you're darker-haired and wearing a darker suit, option 2.

    I hope you plan on pressing the shirt and adding collar stays, young man.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion of Last Call. It seems like right now they don't have any gray suits that are <40. It seems like the suits they have, e.g. this one, have pretty high buttons; that seems to have a short looking appearance but maybe that isn't the standard thought?

    I'm reluctant to spend $700+ on a suit at this point given that I will probably find a lot that I don't like about it later as I learn more. It also seems that BB suits are catered a lot more towards broader people.

    Quote: That's what I keep reading, but it seems like the only viable option to get a slim fitting suit that fits me...

    I was hoping that if I could get a shirt that fit properly from them first, I would have a reasonable chance of getting a suit that was ok.

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    Sorry, that was a poor choice of writing on my part. I meant 38s (plural), not 38S; I definitely cannot fit in a small. It seems like 36R has the right size shoulder and 38R has the right length for me in general.

    I suppose if I got a suit with fake buttons, then I could go for a 36R and have it lengthened in the arms.

    Quote: I suspect my problem is that I've read too much on this forum to know what is wrong with what I'm trying on, but I don't have enough experience to know how to fix it.
     


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    Does anyone have experience with southwick otr models? I found a nice southwick suit in a beautiful plaid I have been looking for. The model is Bailey or so the listing says. BNWT so possibly recent. Any information would be helpful as search turned up nothing useful.
     


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    Thank you for the advice, it is much appreciated.


    I just threw on the shirt on in an attempt to show the color, will do.
     
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    Availability is always an issue with discount stores. I don't recall them being short when I tried some on in the store and I'm 6' and was trying on an R length. Maybe they're showing a different model jacket in the pictures.
    BB has some fairly slim cuts and they do offer down to a 36. What you'll find online, on sale...well, who knows? Their inventory online is not all that reliable.

    Relatively few decent RTW suits have working buttons. I've had sleeves lengthened in the past, gotta check to make sure how much material is available first though.
    It's a blessing and a curse :happy:

    Gotta learn somehow though, right? I just started taking thrift store finds to the tailor and seeing what they could do with them. It's somewhat painful to sink $70 into a $10 jacket and realize that it won't work in the end, but at least now I know more about tailoring and the process.
     


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    I'm 5' 5" and 125 pounds. I'm planning to get a 35R (smallest S is 38) for a suit. Would it be easy to get it tailored and shortened to S size?
     
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    So I'm headed to business school this Fall and wanted to add two suits to my wardrobe to prevent from overwearing my two existing suits. I'm a big fan of the BB Fitzgerald and purchased a solid black and a solid navy this past winter. I want to add to more to the collection in one of the upcoming spring/summer sales.

    The one I know I'm getting is the charcoal tic; it seems to be a nice balance between the solid black and navy.

    The other is up for debate and is between the saxxon herringbone in navy and the saxxon plaid in blue. I like both. My concern with the herringbone is that it's not different enough from the solid navy to warrant the purchase. I really like the subtleness of the plaid, but I'm worried that the plaid is not conservative and do not want to turn off recruiters. All things being equal, I'd probably go with the plaid. But, conservatism has a higher priority.

    Thoughts?
     


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