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Banana Republic's "Tailored" fit jackets are woefully undertailored.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by js4design, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    Attached are a few of the tailored jackets from Banana Republic. At this point they're not even altering the jackets to look good for the website?

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  2. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

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    I like the one where the shirt shows past the sleeve, but only because the shirt sleeve is so long.
     
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  3. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    Also notice the middle school picture day tie knots. Someone should lose their job.
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    terrible all around. who styles these pictures??
     
  6. lostron

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    they need to get better models who can fill those clothes
     
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    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    FTFY
     
  8. acidboy

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    maybe their focus groups found out that the people who buy br suits actually WANT them to look that way
     
  9. RDiaz

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    But that is a tailored fit. Tailored for big guys...
     
  10. StumpjumperE

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    I noticed this recently too... those website pics look like they were thrown together in about 5 minutes.

    I did try on one of the Monogram (I think?) jackets... it's whichever one is the slimmest/highest armholes. It looked pretty nice, the one I tried that was right for my shoulders was actually a little too snug for my midriff when I buttoned it. Unbuttoned it looked pretty nice, and I liked how the pants fit.
     
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    how long are those bloody sleeves.

    Christ
     
  13. Beatlegeuse

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    I think the problem is either that the models are super tiny or that they are wearing the wrong size jacket - either way it's a travesty and these pictures should never end up on their website. Here's a pic of a BR Tailored fit jacket, and the only thing my tailor did was nip the waist a tad.

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    th eclothes don't fit well on their models.
     
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    like your style the casual wear everday...
     
  16. RDiaz

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    Jokes aside, I actually like how the jackets look on the models in pics #1, #4 and #6 (besides sleeve length obviously). I'm not a fan of Beatlegeuse's tight look above, but that's just me. The problem with the pictures is that it doesn't look like a "tailored" (as in "slim") style at all.
     
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  17. StumpjumperE

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    Picked up some slim fit wool trousers yesterday for 30% off that fit/look great... will just need to take up the hem about an inch. It's hit or miss, but some things from Banana are pretty nice.
     
  18. imanewbie

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    very true for the price and then pay 15 bucks for minor altercation its not a bad price with coupon I have some their trousers myself for 60 bucks after 40% off coupon back in the day.
     
  19. Beatlegeuse

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    FWIW, the jacket doesn't feel tight or restrictive at all IRL, but I guess in the pic the buttoning point does look a little on the tight side. Overall, I'm very happy with the fit. Interestingly enough, I had to size up to get a decent fit on the jacket. I'm usually a 40L, but I'm wearing a 42L in that pic. I did buy this jacket a little over a year ago, so maybe they relaxed the fit a little bit in the newer offerings?
     
  20. RDiaz

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    Yeah, the buttoning point could look tight due to posture, and if you like a more slim look there's nothing wrong with it. The problem with these BR jackets is that they should offer them as "relaxed" or "classic" at most, otherwise it's misleading...
     
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