Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi M - I replied to your PM. Traditional vs "tapered" isn't really a useful terminology for suit/jacket cuts - unless you're referring to the trousers only here?

    Secondly, most people do not know the measurements of their trousers - that's a proven fact after hundreds and hundreds of customer service Q&A. That's not to say you don't (you may) but it's better to check. Take trousers that fit you well, lay them flat on a table, buttoned, with the waistband completely flat (not curved), and measure it from end to end. Multiply by two - that's your reference point
     


  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    My waist is a 31 and my Formosa pants are from a 48, jacket is 52. The pants fit perfectly in the waist, no alterations whatsoever. You have to take the shorter rise into account. It sounds like the 48 will be good for you, top and bottom. No risk...free shipping.
     
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  3. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    Check out Vanda for a beautiful navy/green blockstripe
     


  4. Rudals

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    I am so drawn to the 38R but I will take accurate measurements and see where I fit.
    Yes, I am a bit clueless as to what terminology to use. When I said "tapered," I was really asking if the suit has lines and curves that really fits to a person. I think of traditional as your Macys' fat/block/rectangular/etc suit.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    you order 2 sizes and send back the one that does not fit.

    i know. :)


    thanks!!!



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  6. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Get a measuring tape and get to measure jrd's zegna jacket you are putting up for sale on ebay, make sure you follow the same approach gdl203 uses for his jackets. That's your best fitting jacket according to popular consensus and will get you closer to your ideal formosa fit.
     
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  7. Betelgeuse

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    This one is great!
     


  8. Rudals

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    Thanks @kulata
    So all this time all my jackets were a size small???????
     


  9. Betelgeuse

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    I think yes in lenght terms and don't know if the trousers need to be tapered or something like that, cause to me, it looks like if you have massive hips. Very narrow shoulders and massive hips. Don't get me wrong, Rudals, I know you are not fat but it causes that appeareance. Don't know why that is happening. Maybe camera angle? Or is it the jacket? Or the torusers?
     


  10. in stitches

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    yes. yes it is.
     


  11. TweedyProf

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    SIgh...yes you tried to help me before, but I ended up with this mess.


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  12. Betelgeuse

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  13. jungleroller

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    ^this. Not all links will work. What internet browser do you use? Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox?
     


  14. kulata

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    PAST (Pear shape)
    NOW (No pear shape)
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    FUTURE (V-Shape) Rudals doing 15 pullups and eating wife's food.
     


  15. TweedyProf

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    Thanks guise

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    Still doesn't work. Using Firefox
     
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