Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yeah....d-bag answer. Sorry. Stitch and Unbel summed it up.
     


  2. The Noodles

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    Noodles Suit Rebuilding Project
    Suit #1 - RLBL 40R
    KEEP OR SELL?

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  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I see some shoulder divot and possible lapel bowing...hard to tell...bad lighting.
     


  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Noodles Suit Rebuilding Project
    Suit #2 - Samsung Galaxy Suit (aka the wedding suit).
    This one will not be for sale for sentimental reasons.
    The question is I want to move the buttons around. What happens to the button holes???
    Also, I want to lengthen the sleeves and the jacket length.
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  5. The Noodles

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    Am I seeing pear shape effect?
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Please ditch the damn cargos and put on a proper shirt, otherwise no meaningful opinions can be formed.

    Kthnx!
     


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  8. Coxsackie

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    By all means keep the Samsung suit for its sentimental value, but don't throw any alterations money at it. Buttoning point is too high, and lengthening the jacket will only make this look even more obvious.

    The RLBL is ok. Unexceptional, but wearable. OTOH it's a well-known label and could probably be offloaded without too much difficulty.
     


  9. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    1. Sell it. The skinny lapels don't suit you.

    2. Leave the buttons alone, let it out a touch between your lower chest and waist, and with a more relaxed fit it might just hang better.

    3. Give away all the cargo pants, and always wear a proper shirt, or at worst a polo, unless you're exercising.
     


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    Of these things, you may be able to lengthen the sleeves if they left extra material. You can't move the buttons, and it's unlikely that there's extra cloth in the hem to accommodate lengthening (and that would, as mentioned, accentuate the high buttoning point). Leave it be.
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Also, I kept my wedding suit for more than ten years, but ultimately, I decided that it didn't fit well. I never wore it, so I donated it. You may eventually reach this same conclusion, but I certainly understand why you aren't there now. :)
     


  13. The Noodles

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    EliodA Senior member

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    @The Noodles , at least you can still wear your wedding suit. I was so stupid to have a bespoke brown (!!!) tuxedo made, which means I will never be able to wear it again... A major waste of $$$ [​IMG]
     


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