Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    Yes they run slim and you want to wear it over a suit. I thought you were supposed to be over this number thing? :rolleyes: You should only care about a good and comfortable fit, not the label number.

    They only have 1 of each size in stock so if you really want it and don't want to be disappointed if the 52 is a touch slim just order both. Or wait and take your chances with moving on to something else if necessary.
     


  2. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    You Noodlers think I'm nuts to consider shortening this Formosa SC .5-.75 " or so? Is this an extensive undertaking and do I run the risk of wrecking the balance, and lines of the quarters? I can remember some years ago going into Louis Boston and asking to see some Shorts (SC's). The SA replied, oh no, we don't stock Shorts anymore, people just have them shortened. Hmmm...


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  3. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Don't do it!!! It will ruin the cut and not something I'd advice anyone to do. Just wear it as is.
     
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  4. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    The voice of reason, once again talking me out of the picnic (attack) basket. :satisfied:

    Thanks for the advice, k.
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Pin it or have the tailor pin it and see what you think before doing it. But I don't think it's complicated or even risky, as the operation can be reversed afaik
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Good choice. Leave it alone....it isn't all that long.
     
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  7. TweedyProf

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  8. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    @The Noodles I think 50 Formosa = 54 LBM overcoat if you actually want to wear it over a suit. I have the navy doublebreasted casentino from last year in 52 and I can wear it over a suit jacket but a little room would be better. As always check with Greg and Kyle or order 52 and 50 and return the one that doesn't work.

    @AJL Leave that Formosa alone!
     
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  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'd return it.

    Or if you want, you can have a good tailor pin it to make sure it doesn't throw off the balance
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    He can't return...Formosa MTO.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Dont touch the masterpiece!!!

    I strongly agree with this.

    54???
    Also, which Formosa suits do you have? I hear you have some MTO that dont appear on NMWA website.
     


  12. edmorel

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    yeah, not an impossible thing to do but you have two issues that I see if you go that route. One is that its a patch pocket jacket (I think) and the edge of the jacket will be too close to the bottom of the pocket. Not really an issue that anyone will notice but you may care. Second thing is, the buttoning point on it is low, which is fine, but shortening the jacket will visually lower the buttoning point more.
     


  13. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JL, I've done this, but the other way around. I lengthened a jacket. It was a pretty big operation, since I also had to move the patch pockets to keep the balance. It ended up looking great though, so it's not impossible. Find the right tailor to do it before cutting into it. Also, Ed's comment about the buttoning point is something you seriously want to consider.
     
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  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Moving the pockets changes their relation to the buttons, which may be undesirable.

    I definitely favor just leaving the jacket as-is. I think it looks great. My suggestion of pinning it first is only in the case you do decide to hem it.
     


  15. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    @AJL the very open quarters of the jacket makes it visually shorter than it is, so it works very well with the long length. If the quarters were more closed then I'd just advice you to make pants and wear it as a blazer suit :D
     
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