Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I've done this successfully, but I recall my tailor telling me it depends on the fabric. I believe a lighter colored worsted fabric is more likely to show where the stitches were as compared with darker colors or fabric with some texture.
     
  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I am taking my Formosa in for the sleeves and nothing else, and Mr. Field (the tailor) did mention that if there are not enough fabric by the sleeves, then the LAST RESORT would be to take it off from the shoulders and work on them.

    Let me ask you all a question:
    You guys have seen my suits. I am in the process of unloading them. But what would you do with suits that just don't fit you anymore per SF but are passable outside the SF matrix?
     
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  3. aglose

    aglose Senior member

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    ^wear them and don't tell anyone on SF? I need to post pics of my suits and have a weed out as well.
     
  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    This is the jacket in question, fyi. Part of a suit, but I think it's bold enough to be SC-able.

    Sleeves are 26.5 and i usually take about 25ish (sleeve length is usually 33-34 in shirts).

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    We might not know, Noodles, but YOU will know. How would you live with yourself?
     
  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Taketh your jacketh to the tailoreth and he wouldeth willeth telleth you
     
  7. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    You are shortening the sleeves, right? Then the amount if fabric shouldn't be an issue....

    Or are the buttonholes functional on the sleeves?
     
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  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Here's what I do with ties or shirts.
    If it sucks, I put it in another closet and just don't deal with them unless I need a beater tie/shirt.
    But since I can get more than a hundred bucks on suits, I think it is just best to unload them and get another Formosa with the proceeds.
     
  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    No, they're not. It really will not be an issue. I was just sharing what the tailor said would be the last resort IF there is not enough fabric by the sleeves.
     
  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Am contemplating the purchase, hence all the annoying questions :)
     
  11. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Personally, I would not do it. The faux stitching is significant and it crosses over the stripe.
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Ah! They're not annoying. I am probably the most annoying person here, so no worries.
    I thought you had already bought them.
    If they are working buttons then I would worry. If there's not enough fabric by the sleeves then they would detach by the shoulder. You're just gonna rack up a lot of tailoring bill.
     
  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Thanks @europrep .
    Decision made. Some of these good seeming ideas tend to end up costing far more than they're worth at times.

    Noodles, they're faux holes, sleeves are about 1-1.5 inches too long. Going 1.5 inches would mean that the cut sleeve would be too close to the last buttonhole.
     
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  14. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I have never send something to them to copy because I have no idea of how much the shipping costs will be. So I try to get all the measurements right but sometimes is a bit hard. I found it easier to send the measurements in centimeter cause I can be as detailed as I can than in inches. I don't know how to read the metric band in inches [​IMG]

    For example the leg opening of the linen trousers is 22.9 cm and that's like 8.93".
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    yep. its not like i am wearing wool socks, but i need some thickness to them to feel comfortable. also, i find super thin socks do not stay up very well. i have pretty curvaceous ankles and calves tho, which i think plays a part.


    if you can get a few hundred bucks for them each, sell. if not, keep and use as needed.


    this. i also do not like the jacket.
     

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