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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. Caustic Man

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    Haha, well yeah, you can't really have Thanksgiving without Indians. None of those in the commonwealth. Except for curry Indians I suppose. On a completely different topic, I just had Indian food. Love me some dang Masala.
     
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    I don't intend to argue about what you're arguing about on the WAYWRN thread either. [​IMG]
     
  3. Caustic Man

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    No arguing was being done. Just let it be.
     
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    as the main MC thread, this is essentially the general hang out thread. all stripes of conversation happen here at all times. i enjoy it. but thats no surprise. :)
     
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    You got way more thumbs than me today, so there's no reason you should be taking my advice, but I'd have gone with a darker tie. I'm also generally not a fan of a sport coat with khakis, but that may just be a personal taste.
    That jacket is 100% sweet, though.
     
  7. ridethecliche

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    Applying what I know now, I went home and tried on all the blazers I have and most of them (lets say 75%) are okay with maybe one thing or two things that are slightly off, sadly the others are like this. Hilariously, I just realized that I put on the wrong navy blazer this morning. I bought this one to wear with a sweater. The other one is lighter weight and is a 38 instead of 42 in the shoulders. I'm realistically a 38-40 depending on the cut and the fabric.

    In any event, I definitely know what to look for a lot more now and I'm excited to put it all to use.

    Thankfully most of the things I own already aren't a huge embarrassment, but are definitely not SF worthy.

    Also, if the jacket is a nice fit how much does it typically cost to bring it in a little bit? A few of them are nice enough to invest in a little bit. Otherwise, I just need to be cognizant of the fact that I'm thin and need to pay more attention when I shop for this stuff. I'm well aware of the sunk cost fallacy.

    I suppose I can also get measured when there and look at things online as well.
     
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    Ask around and try to find a good seamstress or tailor. It's unlikely you'll find this person at your local dry cleaners. A good seamstress may be able to make an OK jacket fit near perfectly so make sure when buying or thrifting that you figure the cost of alterations into the cost of the clothes. An excellent seamstress will not only do good work, but give you good advice on what adjustments can be made and what are not worth the money due to the high likelihood of failure.
     
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    Thanks and will do. I'm in boston, so there shouldn't be a shortage. The shortage is with my $$$ however and the 9-10 odd blazers I have, I've probably spent 100-150 on total. As I said earlier, most are of acceptable fit with a few being more off. That said, there's no point sinking money into something that's going to stay acceptable.

    Thanks for all your help everyone. I'm going to stop derailing this thread now.
     
  10. Bill Dlwgosh

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    That jacket is Awesome. Are those black ( /charcoal?) flannels that you've paired it with?
     
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    Jacket: Canali
    Shirt: Lewin
    Tie: Shibumi
    PS: Drake's
    Trousers: cotton/linen mix new from the tailor
    Socks: Blacksocks.com
    Shoes: Robinson's of Carrickfergus (made by Barker I think)
     
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    I can assure you that I have thrifted a fair amount of stuff that never made it onto these pages, thankfully I'm getting better at it :nodding: . But the key is "know your measurements" . If it doesn't look like it will fit you from the measurements then guess what - it probably won't fit you. Even if it's the nicest looking jacket you have ever seen. The key to successful thrifting is patience, patience and even more patience. I (and many others here) have learned that the hard way...


    Sounds like you should go back to the drawing board and figure out your size. If you think you need to get jackets in a different size just to wear a sweater underneath then your original jacket size is probably too small.

    I agree that depending on cut and model you can move between two sizes (I am usually 44L but can fit into some 42L), but frankly I just use size as the first filter when looking for stuff to thrift. Once I have found something that is advertised as a size that would fit me, I always look at the measurements to see if it would indeed fit me. You can not imagine how inaccurate the listed sizing can be. I have my measurements down to about 0.5" (shoulders and length for jackets are the most important measurements (for me) since these things can not be altered without spending serious $$$). If all but one measurement is OK, I still pass (the exemption being sleeve length which is easy to alter, assuming there is enough material to lengthen it (as I always need to let the sleeves out)).



    No they are sort of medium grey, they just look charcoal in that picture.
     
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  13. Anden

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    This!
     
  14. Pliny

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    the Wu (tie) looks waay brite in the bottom pic. It's not. more a plum, so went B&W for the texture

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  15. RDiaz

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    Great look Pliny, though I miss some moar collar roal. [​IMG]

    Me went completely casual today. n00b at that.

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  16. Pliny

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    Thx its a broadcloth tho not an oxford. Nice cas look :)
     
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    Nice . Wots the cloth?
     
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    Pictures a bit dark today, but onwards...

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    New wool tie by Atkinsons (check them out - tie makers since 1820: http://www.atkinsonsties.com/).

    Not hugely exciting I know, and I didn't do much with the PS. I like the tie though. :)
     
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    This will be my last posting to this thread until early December, I expect, my vacation schedule being what it is.

    Suit, tie & overcoat - BB
    Shirt - Lewin
    Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
    PS - PRL
    Vintage watch chain
    Shoes - C & J
    Hat - Selentino
    Scarf - Fortnum & Mason, London

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