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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    As long as you don't post links to live streaming sports you should be fine.
     
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  2. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Cox, they are definitely slim trews, though I've never actually worn them since I essentially bought the wrong size in a moment of hubris ("I can lose that weight, no prob").

    Checking measurements against the website, I come up with the following (all very close to site, except knee which is narrower than listed. It's quite possible the knee measure was changed subsequent to when these were purchased):

    Waist- at or around 34", possibly a hair less
    Front rise- 10.75"
    Back rise- 16"
    Thigh (measured across from the crotch)- 13"
    Knee (measured 13" down from crotch)- 8 5/8"
    Leg opening- 8"

    All +/- a fraction
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mrs. Claghorn is grabbing some Vanda pocket squares for our one year anniversary.
     
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  4. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Isn't there supposed to be a new Vanda collection out about now?
     
  5. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Nice. Which ones is she grabbing? Happy day.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No clue. She's not telling me. Nor do I want to know.
     
  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JL those are nice pants. Sorry they don't fit you. The brown is [​IMG]

    I've luckily found some RTW pants that fit me well, especially in the back line which is clean. So many RTW pants are such that I often get bunching below the seat. Is there a way to tell from measurements that pants will fit well in terms of eliminating "diapering".

    Hypothesis: Simplest factor is that it's just the back rise.

    I'd be curious if people here have multiple pants that fit cleanly in the back whether the back rise is the same (that would be simplest). Or alternatively, do they have pants that fit cleanly in back but have different back rise. It's probably more complicated, some function of both front and back rise, and tapering. Yes, to test this hypothesis, you'll have to measure.

    I'll ask the tailors too and also report later on my trousers.
     
  8. NickInTO

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    Is SGD$ Singapore dollars?
     
  9. AJL

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    Ah, a semi-surprise. She must have good taste then, or know your taste pretty well. I do like surprises.
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Got my B&Tailor measure-up tomorrow afternoon. I'm all a-quiver.
     
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  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Awesome...erm darnit, some of you are really going to up quality of fits at the WAYWRN posts at this rate beyond my feeble abilities to keep up.

    Post pics on fabrics you're interested in!
     
  13. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is the most "catch 'em all" thread in SF MC right now, so I'll post this here. I'm making a jacket, as some may have seen in other threads. I'm currently training on doing Milanese buttonholes. On the right is my first try and on the left is my second try, what do you guys think?

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I think I should send you my jackets for more training. :D

    Great job. Simply awesome
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    EFV AWESOME :slayer:
     
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  16. Monkeyface

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    That's an incredible improvement. Ethan from the armoury has been posting buttonhole pictures on instagram for a while now, and it took him considerably longer to make a decent one. It must take a lot of patience, even an expert takes about an hour per buttonhole: http://therakeonline.com/atelier-lu...ke-suits-handcrafted-luxury/a-stitch-in-time/
     
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  17. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you!

    I have also followed his progress. But he mainly seems to be doing regular buttonholes, which I find slightly harder to get right (might just be me though).

    Edit. Also, thanks for that very interesting article!
     
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  18. TweedyProf

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    Nice, EFV. Is that on practice cloth or in an actual jacket?

    MF, interesting article. Browne is a dapper dresser, but that is one thin tie!
     
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    How are Zegna belts?
     
  20. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Practice cloth. I don't want to spoil a jacket until it's perfected (or at least decent).


    My guess: Over priced for what you get. If you want good leather products, go to someone making exclusively leather products and you'll get most bang for the buck. With that said, they look really nice.
     
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