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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't most alterations tailors shorten the sleeves at the sleeve head for jackets with working cuffs?
     
  2. Henry Carter

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    Coat: Herringbone Sydney
    Shirt: Kamakura
    Tie: Henry Carter Navy knit
    Trousers: Henry Carter 4 seasons protoype
    Shoes: Meermin suede austerity brogues
     
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    as is the case here, clearly not right? I'm a 34-36s so shortening a sleeve is almost assumed, but then again I'm usually buying fairly cheapish suits so paying $150 to shorten sleeves is a big alteration cost or I wouldn't trust the tailor to play with shoulders anyway, so in my case I usually just pass on the suit. I wouldn't say 'most shorten the sleeves from the sleevehead', I'd say 'most tailors want to do as little work as possible or run the lowest risk of making a costly mistake and charge whatever they can'... I'm just pointing out that in particular, with guys off the curve, whether it's Don's larger build or my shorter stature, the little details like length, button placement, cuffs, etc are important. In this case, I think DC just bought a new suit and they shortened the sleeves from the cuff even though they were functional, and it looks bad, and it's a brand new suit! I think everyone should just do basted sleeves for suit jackets and unfinished hems on pants. Why manufacturers pick a magic number off the bell curve and assume it's good enough, and customers just buy it and walk out without finishing it properly always amazes me.
     
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    Ooooof, that's pricey. I've an excellent alterations tailor who charges $70 total for working sleeves and $30 for non-working. I generally avoid rtw working sleeves as well, though I'd probably make an exception if I ever came across a jacket I really liked.
     
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    HC, I was really expecting that to be a suit. With the odd trousers, I think a non-navy tie would have been better.
     
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    Yeah had a brown knit out first, but it looked funny with the lighter snuff shoes/belt.
     
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    I too was expecting a suit, but I have no qualms as is. I think the BD was a good call considering.
     
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    Does Anybody wear their seersucker suit after Labor Day?
     
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    Probably anyone who isn't American, which is a whole lot of us... [​IMG]
     
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    First day of autumn and also the first day with flannel trousers - good timing! It is also with some dismay that I notice that the trousers appear to have shrunken a size or so in my closet over the summer. They are bordering on uncomfortably tight over my thighs right now. :angry:

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  13. Pliny

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    I like that Sprezziano + Pings that jacket's great n some would say those trews r just rite

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    Kamakura shirts plus- Tokyo Slim fit fractionally slimmer than BB Extra Slim, nice stitching
    Minus- collars a little stiff; the Kent collor (pictured) could be a little wider and longer at the points IMO
    Neutral- cottons are very lite e.g. the broadcloth is so sheer it's see-thru,

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    One of the best knit ties I've ever seen. Really liking this.
     
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    The fit is, per ush, something of a masterclass on how to do the classics really, really well.

    But I feel like that BD needs a bit more roll. If you moved the buttons up ever so slightly, I think it might be even better.
     
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    Im actually surprised at how *little* roll there is in this picture--that's a Kamakura shirt, and my Kamakura rolls very well. I'm wondering if it's just the picture, or if the collar got pressed weird in the laundry or something.
     
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    If it's hot, why not?
     
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    In the countryside today. Linen/silk/wool jacket, linen shirt, linen tie and tropical wool trousers.

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