My Christmas Gift to a 39-40R

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cuffthis, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Instead of donating my excess clothes to Goodwill this year or selling them on Ebay, I am offering them FREE to a Style Forum member who will put them to good use. I am a solid 40R but for some reason all of these items do not quite fit right. I will explain the fit for each item. In order to make this fun, I will send all of these items at my cost to the person who makes me (and fellow Style Forum Board members) laugh the hardest with a sleek, pithy answer why they would like these items. I will announce the winner next Sunday night 1/2/05. Let's have a little fun with this. Item 1: Paul Stuart Blue Chalk Stripe "Edward" model double breasted, side vents, 4 functional buttonholes on each sleeve, adjustable waist with side buttons, forward double pleat trousers, 94% wool 6% cashmere flannel, marked 41R - 35W. Sizing is correct, except sleeves have been altered real short. I wear a 33" sleeve length and the sleeves as they are are too short. Retail value $1,284. [​IMG] Item 2: Paul Stuart Grey Chalk Stripe "Edward" model 2 button, single breasted, ticket pocket, side vents, 4 non-functional buttonholes on each sleeve, adjustable waist with side buttons, forward double pleat trousers, 93% wool 7% cashmere flannel, marked 41R - 35W. Sizing is correct, except sleeves have been altered real short. I wear a 33" sleeve length and the sleeves as they are are too short. Retail value $1,284. [​IMG] Item 3: Alan Flusser black (midnight blue) single breasted with cross grain silk peak lapels dinner jacket, 3 functional cross grain buttonholes on each sleeve, side vents, classic Flusser adjustable side tabs on trousers, forward pleats, marked 40R, but fits more like a 39R (too tight for me in jacket). A LOT of handwork in this one. Retail value - $2,000? [​IMG] Item 4: Ralph Lauren Purple Label Grey double breasted pinstripe sport coat, side vents, 4 non functional buttons on sleeves, 95% Super 120's wool and 5% cashmere fabric. Clearly marked 42R but rope shoulder fits more like a 39R. Retail value - $2,000? [​IMG] Item 5: Alan Flusser grey/olive(?) with subtle blue stripe 4 button double breasted, side vents, no working sleeve buttonholes, 100% wool. Retail value - $750? [​IMG]
     


  2. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Can I have the address of your goodwill and could you email me the next time you donate your excess clothing. That would really be appreciated.
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    He says you can buy them directly from him now.
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The shorter sleeves would be the perfect way to highlight my cufflink collection to my congregants. Don't you have any cufflinks? [​IMG]
     


  5. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'd like these items as motivation to keep up my workouts. I've been able to fit in some 40/41R stuff but they would definitely be some of those items you put in your closet as goals. [​IMG]
     


  6. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Hmmm... the elegance of the lines, the subtle shimmering of the patterns, the smooth, warm glow from within... where did you find that armoire?
     


  7. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    Let's see, where should I start? Â I'm one of the few (at least I think there is only a few) 20 year old who appreciate mens style as much as I do (i'm addicted I mean i'm posting here on Chrstimas.), but being in college I can't afford nice clothing like those you are giving away and am consistenly made fun of (in a joking way) because I don't shop at A&F and the like but instead spend what little income on fine mens clothing. Â Hopefully with these suits can help me break into the professional world by: A) giving me more confidence because I feel good about the way I look. B) Those around me will be captivated by my fine attire and could not help but hire me and give me the salary to afford the fine clothing that you have so graciously offered up :cough:suck up:cough:. and finally C) You have to look good to feel good to play good. The last bit why I should deserve these suits/jackets, is because I am many years away from affording these clothing and this is my one shot. Â Also the Alan Flusser Jackets would look real nice next to my Alan Flusser books[​IMG] Sorry for the miny hard luck, sad/pitty and sucking up essay [​IMG] And this is an great idea. Â There are so many nice peole on this forum. -Nik ::Edited for Grammar again thank god i'm not an english major:: OK last edit I promise, but I feel that it adds to my cause. I metioned what cuffthis is doing to my closet last night and when I did he became overwhelmed with joy. You see he has not been himself lately. He has been sad and depressed because he feels that he cannot compete with the other styleforum members closets who are beautifully adorned with wonderful garments. He feels "ugly," "empty" and "worthless," But with the addition of these fine articles of clothing he feels that he will be like a beautiful butterfly emerging from a cocoon, he will finally be back to his old self, full of beauty and pride.
     


  8. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    You spelled grammar wrong. [​IMG] Too bad I'm a 36, but I must say, this is a really nice thing you are doing. Dan
     


  9. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    (demeis @ 25 Dec. 2004, 3:56) ::Edited for Grammer::
    You spelled grammar wrong. Â [​IMG] Too bad I'm a 36, but I must say, this is a really nice thing you are doing. Dan
    umm. that was umm on purpose to be funny [​IMG] i'll get right on fixing that now.
     


  10. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Good one.

    PS - The armoire is Henredon. Good eye.

    Demeis - good response. But others have until Sunday to top you.

    Keep 'em coming.
     


  11. OnTheMark

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    Twas the day after Christmas
    On late night TV
    When the screen showed George Zimmer screaming at me
    His bad suit was hung off his body and looked
    Like the skin of a jackass that got overcooked
    His necktie was tied with a small, crappy knot
    A pattern that looked like some petrified snot
    And he stuffed a kerchief right into his breast
    It just didn't match and I wasn't impressed

    He looked all dressed-up but with style so cheesy
    Then opened his mouth and his voice sounded sleazy
    He said "Try Men's Wearhouse and buy my great suits
    They'll look so damn swank with your cheap Payless boots
    My suits are the best, just the best in the biz
    And they're made out of wool, well steel wool that is
    With tailors that tailor them just right for you
    They fix them with staples and three kinds of glue"

    And I saw how he dressed and it made me so sick
    I said to myself "My God, who's this prick?"
    His style gives me ulcers and boy how they'll fester
    A regular freakshow wearing cheap polyester
    Oh Hickey and Freedman, oh brothers named Brooks
    Why must I wear suits from these creepy crooks
    Even in NYC and in every damn mall
    George Zimmer is selling his cheap shit suits to all

    He sells double breasted that button from 4 to just two
    Like donations to Goodwill "˜fore the 80's were through
    And bad-cut three buttons with lapels cut too high
    With trousers like flood pants that rise to the sky
    And what of those neckties that take me aback
    With patterns designed by a junkie on Crack
    And ugly drab colors and materials that so
    Remind one of Kleenex right after you blow
    With no sense of style and no sense of class
    People see me at  meetings and say
    "Look at the tie on that ass"

    But lo I believed George and thought I looked dapper
    But wearing his clothes sent my career to the crapper
    His suits"”how they felt bad how they made my skin itch
    I got hives on my hives from that son of a bitch
    I sat there in meetings and scratched like a mutt
    And my co-workers laughed at my sorry-dressed butt
    Those suits ruined my career, it fell right off the cliff
    "˜Cause they made me look silly and made me look stiff
    Now I got a demotion and my life is a mess
    Because of George Zimmer they think I can't dress

    It's time to dress right and to make a sensation
    But my budget is small so I need a donation
    It's time that bespoke is the language I speak
    And no more damn Macy's their suits are too weak
    And you JC Penny and Sears don't you start
    And no one should get a damn suit at Wal-Mart
    So just send them to me, how I'll wear them so well
    All my colleagues will say "Oh boy, there goes a swell"
    So screw you George Zimmer and your damn stupid ads
    Next time that I see you I might kick your nads
    So I need new suits, I accept it so be it
    But not from Men's Wearhouse-AND I GUARANTEE IT......
     


  12. shoreman1782

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    Verse, good strategy OnTheMark, best of luck. I should get some of cuffthis's castoffs because the best xmas gift my family could muster was an Old navy fleece hat that - shudder - matched one given to everyone else. At least "Rusty" wasn't embroidered on the front. Some Catholics; my fam spends like Protestants. [​IMG] Master of the partial rhyme: Cuffthis is man of fine taste who won't let his suits go to waste His contest's a hit And showcases the wit Of the forum's sartorial caste. (Ok, a little forced) There once was a guy from Philly, Who dressed well; well, not really, Cuz I just can't afford A suit from Paul Stuart Sans suit, I'm poor and quite chilly. On the second night of the New Year, I'll drift off to sleep in good cheer, Soon the time will be ripe To sport a chalk stripe And a pink wildflower boutonniere. Any chance a nice pair of vintage links could go to runners up? [​IMG] Sorry for the shameless begging, cuffthis has some good taste. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
     


  13. STYLESTUDENT

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    If anybody is interested in a size 40 navy cashmere db overcoat (d'Avenza for Davide Cenci), and really needs it, I'd give it up for the shipping. The coat is about 12 years old and there is wear and abrasion on the lapels. No video camera, so not pictures. PM me if interested. First response gets it. But please do not rhyme. Happy Holidays.
     


  14. alaaro

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    I should get them because I actually wear a size 52, and I enjoy doing the Chris Farley impersonation..."fat guy in a little coat. Fat guy in a littttleee coooooaaaattt..."
     


  15. demeis

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    :deleted: Both are gone
     


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