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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Use the search function...? :hide:
     
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  2. DeSense

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    He asked for a feedback from you, not just a link. ;)
     
  3. Rudals

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    I did give a one sentencer feedback [​IMG]
     
  4. SeaJen

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    The Making of a Coat video series with Rory Duffy is interesting, but not an interview, as such. I find the construction aspects interesting, perhaps because I'm an engineer. That's why I enjoy JefferyD's blog and why I can get lost for an hour in the Tailor Fit thread every so often, especially since Despos, Rory, and Jeffery seem to be posting regularly.
     
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  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here you go:

    http://ivorytowerstyle.com/post/82902597938/online-discussion-forums-are-like-fish-colonies

    (sorry for spamming my blog, but it's kind of a pain copying and pasting all the links into a post on here)
     
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  6. DeSense

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    was talking to JS. ;)
     
  7. Rudals

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    always kreeps me out anew. lol.
     
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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why do you think the 40 is too big? Judging by the pictures above, it looks much more workable than the 38.
     
  10. Rudals

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    Big? Maybe I just meant my stance looked retarded.
     
  11. Murlsquirl

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    I agree. Rudals, I think you would be pleasantly surprised at how good that suit would look after Fields put his touch on it.
     
  12. Rudals

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    That's quite interesting. The 38R looks better to my eyes. The 40R just looks really baggy.
     
  13. archibaldleach

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    ^ Just remember, it's easier to fix too big than too small. Of course if it doesn't fit in the shoulders, don't buy the thing.
     
  14. Murlsquirl

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    It fits better in the chest and shoulders...most important areas. You just have to see the potential it has if a good tailor gets their hands on it. I would take the 40 over the 38 and you've probably seen that I don't wear sacks for suits.
     
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  15. Rudals

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    you guys do realize that I had no intention of buying. I was only at the mall because wife wanted to buy her pretty little shoes with freaking flowers all over it. BUT, it good to post pix and get feedbacks. I certainly appreciate it all. I guess I will learn a thing or to while just having fun.
     
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  16. TweedyProf

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    On the linen tie from HC. I think the only way to wear that pattern effectively is with a double breasted, blue, brown or cotton linen/cotton. It's too strong on its own in a single breasted, bordering on garish (sorry Henry). But just peeking out from a DB, I think it might be quite nice.

    De sense... Want to test my theory? ;)
     
  17. Pliny

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    sounds good jr. IMO the patch chest pocket isn't a great option. Two probs-

    1. They don't take a square well. Because it's a casual jacket you're going to go puffed silk, and most squares (Kent Wang's an exception because they're 13 by 13) ) won't sit in there without unsightly bulging.
    2. Square in, it looks like you have a flower pot pasted to your chest. That's a Foo observation, but once u see it u can't forget it.
     
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    Good Call! Thank you!

    I was at Nordstrom rack trying on Jackets 42 and 44's. I was having the shoulder issues that Rudals had. Is this due to the shoulders are too wide on the jackets or not wide enough? It was happening in both sizes. I couldn't go any smaller the 42's were cut very slim.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. luv2breformed

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    If I understood jefferyd on this topic, shoulder width as being the issue is a common misconception. Rather this is often caused by tightness through the shoulder blades pulling at the sleeve fabric to cause the divots, i.e. Not enough fabric in the upper back.

    If pictures from behind don't identify this as the issue, then the problem is often related to sleeve shape or how the sleeve is attached to the sleeve head. Due to my forward shoulders, Despos recommended that I have the sleeves on my jackets recut and reattached at the sleeve head to pretty much eliminate the issue. Given the expense relative to the jacket price I just chose to let them go.

    If I understand this issue correctly from inquiring in the tailor thread the divot issue actually has little to do with shoulder width. YMMV.
     
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  20. New Shoes1

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    JR: what jackets were you trying on? My experience with the Rack in Chicago is that, apart from the occasional Canali or Samuelsohn, it is largely filled with Hickey Freeman's diffusion line and cheap fashion suits. I recall the fit on the HF diffusion line suits as being pretty wonky.
     

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