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+ The Streetwear Suits and Blazers Thread +

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Parker, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think some navy or olive pants could work. And I wouldnt necesarilly wear it with a tie but if want/have to then a slim (not skinny) tie would suffice. What kind of fabric is it?

    A warning about shirts with small collars. Most of tem don't hold ties really well.
     
  2. 1969

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    Thanks..I should have clarified; I have the matching suit pants. I 'll post a fit pic later to give a better idea of how it looks on.
     
  3. Fuuma

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    Is this the Tailor made line/cut? I wear mine with a crisp white shirt, no tie and thick black shoes.
     
  4. brokeassp

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    anyone with apolis civilian blazers?
     
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    What's the difference between the Jil labelled Tailor Made and Jil stuff without the label (if any)? I have a bunch of Jil, runway and non-runway, but there seems to be no common theme linking the Tailor Made stuff...
     
  6. planetarium

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    Hopefully somebody in here can give me some advice. I'm 5'6 and fairly built with a small waist; finding suits is near impossible for me because I cannot afford bespoke. Anything that is right in the chest is too long and shortening the jackets would ruin the proportions. I've looked at some Thom Browne and it works well, but outside of lucky eBay snags I wouldn't be able to build a wardrobe of it.

    Some Engineered Garments looks good too, but I've learned that the Bedfords are too tight in the chest. Andovers and Trumans might work.

    Top end of my budget is about 1k, but I'd prefer to stay as low as possible. Thank you!
     
  7. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you tried Calvin Klein Collection? Their suits work well with the athletic build.


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  8. planetarium

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    Pending seeing the jacket length in person, it's possible that might work. Thanks!
     
  9. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And you can probably get mtm for around 1000 bucks. Try the suit supply mtm program
     
  10. Fuuma

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    Tailor made used to be better made than regular JS (full canvas, nice fabrics) but still very minimal (the suit I own doesn't have keyhole on the lapels, a top pocket or sleeve buttons and is made of a slick navy wool). Dunno about recent offerings as I liked JS JS not Raf JS (I know she's back).
     
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  11. oboy_oboy

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    This is true.

    There's quite a bit at/under $1K though, isn't there? What about Brooks Brothers Black Fleece? Also Epaulet suiting is pretty nice, and would seem to align w/ the idea of athletic build yet still slimmer overall cut. They offer a number of simple "custom" options for body length/arm length. You can get an idea of the aesthetic pretty quick on the site. Great customer service.

    http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/suits-outerwear
     
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  12. Tirailleur1

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    Epaulet is def a good option. I once tried one of their jackets. I felt like the chest was made for someone with an athletic build
     
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    yes, epaulet is a great option.

    just don't become one of those guys that starts posting exclusively in the epaulet thread raving over every new trouser fabric like it's the second coming
     
  14. LA Guy

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    They use a few Southwick bodies which are "slim" for American physiques, but essentially mean "more muscle around the back and chest" compared to a lot of other countries. I'm Canadian, but they tend to fit me fairly well.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    LAGuy Canadian???! whaaaaa? ;-)
     
  16. Dapp

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    @ LA Guy: How does that Transit blazer fit? I'm looking at the large they have in stock, but not sure whether to take the risk and whether it's roomy enough in the shoulders/long enough in the arms. Also, do you have a pic of it on? Can't get a good feel for it on that damn mannequin.
     
  17. DividedWay

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    Always felt like the quarters on epaulet blazers were too... Overlappy. They don't spread. Probably a term for this but I don't know it.
     
  18. LA Guy

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    I haven't gotten it yet, and when I saw it, I didn't try it on, but if it's the jacket I'm thinking it is, and if it fits same as Transit usually does, a medium is a large 38, small 40, and is much more "regular fit" than the "artisanal" brands for which Transit manufactures. Plus, again, if it's the jacket I've seen, the material is pretty stretchy. In any case, it's $139 right now, down from about $800. If it doesn't work, you are out of pocket either $9.50 or $15.50, depending on whether you go for credit or cash, so, essentially, a bit of lunch.
     
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    Opinions on this LUC blazer or just the designer in general?

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  20. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it's pretty cool. I like the seam that divides the skirt from the rest of the jacket. Nice detail. and it's not too far away from a recognizable blazer design that it starts looking like a workwear jacket as some of the "artisanal" (is there another word for this genre?) stuff sometimes does.

    I like this suit by LUC. I tried to link to it earlier, but here's the photo. Fabric looks nice and chunky-textured.

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