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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I remember one in Times Square. Never went there, though as a little kid I wanted to, of course.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  2. Darkside

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    For those wanting to get some of the Statue of Liberty experience without the time commitment, cost, and hassle, jump on the Staten Island Ferry. It's free, you get great views of the statue and Manhattan, and there are 4$ tallboys on board. Can't beat it.
     
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  3. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    I have fond memories of doing exactly that.
     
  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Noted.
     
  5. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    True. I did that 2010 as S of L was closed!
     
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    @Coxsackie Based on the measurements of that Tom Ford you're selling, it seems like we're pretty close in size. Anything else you may be putting up in the near future?
     
  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    There's a Caruso 3pc POW. Also a cheapo 3pc from a local Australian firm (Rhodes & Beckett) which is good value, but too tight around my chest. Just look in my sig.
     
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    Cotton suit owners. I'm getting a solaro suit made (6-7 oz - cross post from unfunded thread).

    Is it typical to have chest piece and canvassing in your suit? I've never had a cotton suit, and i'm not sure if 6-7oz is enough to hold its shape properly.
     
  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I have a cotton jacket from Cucinelli. Despite being a fairly heavy cotton, it has canvas.

    Even my Eidos/Kimber field jacket - soft Japanese cotton - has some canvas. And that garment looks completely unstructured when worn.

    I have a feeling cotton jackets without some kind of structural element, at least for the chest/shoulder panel, might drape poorly.
     
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  10. jdrizzy

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    awesome, thanks guys
     
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  11. venividivicibj

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    Half canvassing doesn't mean that there is 1/2 as much canvassing and the other half is unlined. It means its half canvassed and half fused. Just get full canvassed and 1/4 or half lined.
     
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    Also, there's canvas and there's canvas. It doesn't necessarily have to be a bulletproof horsehair breastplate. But I'd agree with the others' advice: having even a light interlining will keep it looking like a jacket and not a laundry bag, and fully canvassed rather than fused will let it move naturally, which is doubly important in a light cloth.
     
  13. Coxsackie

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    Just checked that cotton jacket from Cucinelli. The canvas extends right to the bottom hem, but below the chest, it's fairly narrow, only about 10cm wide.

    There's some padding in the shoulders too.
     
  14. Caustic Man

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    Usually, yes. But as I mentioned recently I have an HSM jacket that is half canvased and 1/4 lined with no fusing at all. In other words, the canvas extends only to where the jacket is lined. The rest is unlined and unfused.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jdrizzy Senior member

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    Question for yall:

    Do you guys keep your blazers the same length as your suit jackets?
     
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  17. The Noodles

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    I don't rely solely on the size tag but I look at the measurements, especially starting with the shoulders.
     
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  18. jdrizzy

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    sorry just edited my question
     
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  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    SCs for me are ideally a bit shorter because I'm short. If you're not short, I'm not sure that's necessary.
     
  20. Caustic Man

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    Try to. There is a small range of length that I feel is more or less ideal for me and I make no distinction when considering SCs and suits. The only difference would be for DB jackets which I allow to be a bit shorter within that ideal range, though no longer.
     

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