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NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF JAN 11, 2016

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Murlsquirl, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    New SF member and not sure where to find the answer you're looking for? Have a quick question that doesn't belong in a current thread? Welcome, you found the right place.

    This is a weekly thread where new users can ask quick questions and get a solid answer. If a thread already exists that would be more helpful, we will point you in the right direction. The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked.....so ask away!
     
  2. Bengan

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    What I am looking for is a dark navy or charcoal grey fully canvassed suit in a high quality heavy worsted. I suppose this would set me back some $1,000 - $1,500? But I'd also be happy to consider buying a cheaper, fused suit as long as the fabric is what I'm looking for.
     
  3. Solari

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    Hi,

    Could anyone suggest a tailor (accessible in the UK) that can make a good quality neapolitan style sports jacket for under £1000? Something better than Suit Supply...

    I'm sure there are a few but would be keen to hear recommendations of ones with the best value or styles, for example.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    @Bengan , how about something like this? http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/inde...ingbone-p-b-universal-suit-15-16-oz-wool.html. You could also find a MTM suit maker that could make you a suit. Even if the MTM maker doesn't offer the fabric, they usually do Cut Make Trim (CMT) where you purchase the fabric and then send it to them to have the suit made.
     
  5. Bengan

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    It is indeed something like that I am looking for. There are only two problems with that particular suit: (i) I cannot return it if it does not fit and (ii) I don't like the button hole on the lapel. If you have any other ideas where I could find something similar, I would be extremely grateful. The only MTM options that are available where I live (Stockholm, Sweden) are the big Italian brands (Corneliani, Canali, Zegna, etc.). Do you think one of those would accomodate a request to have a suit made of your own fabric?

    By the way, I really like the fact the No Man Walks Alone shop includes information about which fabric the suits they sell are made of. Why doesn't everyone do that?
     
  6. bkvl

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    Had a tailor say they purposely hem their jackets slightly higher in back. Is this for real? My husband's jacket arrived 3/4 of an inch higher in the back vent than at the front.

    Thanks,

    Bothered Wife
     
  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Hi @bkvl, the back of a jacket should look something like this

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was given a Ted Baker gift card for my birthday recently. Browsing the local store, I came across this which caught my eye. Any thoughts on it for a jeans/chinos match for a casual office environment or a fun evening out with my wife?

    With their current sale, the gift card, and some other gift cash, I'd be into this jacket for about $100. The length is a bit longer on me, reaching my mid-fingers or so.

    Thanks all...

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    http://www.tedbaker.com/ca/Mens/Clo...isley-wool-blend-blazer-Navy/p/121288-10-NAVY


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  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Whoa, you must work in one hell of a casual office environment! To be honest, I have no idea what I would wear that with.
     
  10. hi123

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    I don't know if this is the website I'm looking for. I want to learn to dress and especially the faux pas because I've wasted so much on clothes that later I find out were a big mistake.

    I want to learn to dress well but from a lot of content I've seen on this website it seems more like you guys are sharing about high-end products and showing off your wardrobe which is perfectly fine.

    I just want to learn how to dress and I how to do it on a budget.

    Can you guys point me in the right direction.

    Thanks very much
     
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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, @hi123 . You made it to the right place. Check out this page and see if you are interested in any of the articles. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask here. Best of luck.
     
  12. RaggedyDandy

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    Engineering consulting company. There's a dress code of sorts written down somewhere, but it's difficult to find under all the dust on the shelf. You see it all here - chinos with frayed cuffs, middle management with short sleeve dress shirts and their mobile clipped to their belt, and what could best be described as a 2-for-1 sale on fabric which was made into a single suit. Rather grim.
     
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  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Interesting. I suppose you could go all out and wear it with some cream trousers or white denim.
     
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    If you can/will spend the money, Robin Pettersson is a well respected bespoke tailor in Gothenburg and I believe he might also offer MTM.

    Most shops don't offer that level of information because most consumers don't care. It's the ones that shop at places like NMWA that do.
     
  15. Solari

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    Hey what about my question...
     
  16. Murlsquirl

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    Thanks for the reminder and welcome to the forum. In my opinion, you shouldn't go to an English tailor looking for a Neapolitan style. If that's the style you want, then you should head to Naples or find some Italian RTW options in the UK.
     
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  17. ShoeFinance77

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    About how much is too much when it comes to getting pants hemmed? I saw some slacks that fit me on Ebay with a 34L, but my true fit is 29.5 - 30 L. I thought I could get these tailored for sure. I also saw a pair of jeans that fit in the waist that were 38-40L.

    How long is too long when it comes to tailoring down to the length that fits you?
     
  18. Murlsquirl

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    Trousers can never be too long to have hemmed. They just cut the fabric and hem to the desired length. Personally, I would not buy a pair of trousers that are over 1.5" too big in the waist. That's just the number I go by...many say 2".
     
  19. ShoeFinance77

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    Awesome news! Thanks for the reply. I've heard the same about the waist as well. More than 2-3 inches and complication happen.
     
  20. TheDon11

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    Gentlemen,

    First time posting. I need new suits for everyday office wear. My current wardrobe consists entirely of Indochino and I want to upgrade to a quality MTM or bespoke suit. I am considering the following:

    1. Local tailor is offering barberis super 110s suit for $795 CAD ($560 USD).
    2. Bespoke suit (assuming well made) starting at $1200CAD-$1500CAD
    3. Your opinions

    Concerns: Does the quality of an entry level bespoke suit (considering it is well made) justify a 50-70% premium over the barberis super 100s? is $560USD a fair price (assuming it is well made)?

    The local tailor I am considering is Blair Shapera (http://www.blairshapera.com/index.php)

    Kind Regards
     
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