Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. aglose

    aglose Senior member

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    42R I got it, took the tags off and have been on the fence about it ever sense. Should've left the tags on :/
     


  2. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Sorry man. But still seek a tailor's opinion, we are only hobbyists here, they may be able to resolve it with no issues.
     
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  3. aglose

    aglose Senior member

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    Ok, more assistance requested. I have a 19in measure across the shoulders, but a 34 waist. A 42R normally fits me but I have to have the waist taken in on almost every jacket that fits in the shoulders. Is there a good brand/cut that would mitigate this need for alterations? Usually spend $200 per jacket on alterations to make it fit right.
     


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    You have a drop 8. A drop 7 is pretty common, and would result in minimal alterations.
     


  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Noodles thread community:

    Would you keep these shoes or return them? The area with no nap is fairly small, but it's also in a fairly obvious location. I'm beginning to wonder about Carmina GMTO's as both of mine have arrived with significant defects (the last pair had a tear on the back seam) whereas I've never had a problem in any of my prior orders directly from the factory. Thoughts?

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  6. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Oh man. I don't have a good feeling in my stomach. I would definitely reach out to Steve and see what he thinks. I mean your not demanding perfection but this is a $400+ shoe. I don't think it would hurt to approach Steve with an open mind on what to do, it's not his fault. Ultimately, I would be able to live with that as I don't see it as a huge deal but like I said I would at least talk to Steve.
     


  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    It seems that MTOs tend to have more defects than regular models. Meermin has the same problems.

    I'd return the shoes, but that's just because I know it would bother me.
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm with MF, I would have to return those.
     


  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that counts as a factory second level. But talk to the middle man (gentlemans footwear?) sorry to hear the MTO has gone awry twice now.
     


  10. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Thanks all. I'll talk to Steve and get his thoughts as well. And, just to be clear, my complaints about the GMTO process are about the fact that Carmina seems to be shipping shoes that should not be shipped and that they would normally not ship when ordering directly from the factory. I've got zero complaints about how Steve handles these issues. Thanks again.
     


  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Did you get yours yet?
     


  12. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    They came earlier than expected so my Shoe funds aren't available quite yet. It's been an expensive May/June. :brick:
     


  13. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Oh puleeez~
    Whatever fund I had has been blown into pieces with nonstop shopping spree that's been ongoing at the Noodles' residence.
     


  14. New Shoes1

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    11UK? Perhaps I can get a replacement pair quicker than I thought. [​IMG]
     


  15. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Lol no 10.5 I'll be good with Steve in a week.
     


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