WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    just awful. jeans don't fit well, and jeans + double breasted jacket + dress shirt = ultrafail.
     


  2. RDiaz

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    probably so. out of my comfort zone... it's a friggin' blazer, tho. I thought those were ok with jawnz. I was wearing dress pants and a tie today and switched to jeans cause I'm going out after work - that's why a dress shirt.

    jeans are just bunching up everywhere cause there's like 10" or more of extra material (robopose pic added) - wondering if there's something else I could do other than hemming, as I don't really know how jeans are suppossed to fit. Being fat doesn't help.
     
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  3. Rambo

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    I'll check it out. Probably worthless though since they'd have to hack the whole coat up to fit me. Especially with Walmart's sizing.
     


  4. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    follow up comments from PTO...


    Follow-up: Harris Tweed at Walmart

    Last week, we mentioned select Walmart stores were stocking Harris Tweed blazers for $75, but having not seen them in person we asked you — our wonderful readers — for your impressions.

    About a dozen of you responded with your thoughts (several of you were kind enough to snap photos) and there were a few common threads from a majority of your responses.

    Sizes ranged from 38 to 50, some in short or long sizing, too.
    Almost everyone was impressed with the fabric and there are three types of fabrics: charcoal herringbone, blue barleycorn and oatmeal barleycorn.
    Several found the shoulder sizing to be problematic. Some sized down to get a better shoulder fit (because of the extra padding that increased the shoulder size). Meanwhile, others couldn’t find a size that worked because of the excessive padding or shoulder divots, which turned into a deal breaker.
    Another issue in regard to fit was the boxy cut of the chest area, meaning most will have to make a trip for alterations.
    Buttons are plastic, not leather.
    A few people mentioned the wooden hangars were perhaps the nicest part of the whole deal. Easily, the hangar might sell for around $25 by itself at retail prices.

    While no one was able to give me a highly-detailed summary of jacket construction (frankly, I wasn’t expecting anyone to buy one and start doing a teardown of one), several readers mentioned they bought one and were pleased with it for the price. Others said they would’ve considered it if the jacket’s fit wasn’t problematic for them.

    Overall, it’s impossible to recommend a jacket at any price if it doesn’t fit (especially in the shoulders), so definitely give them a try on and be honest with yourself if it looks and feels good while wearing it.

    (Thanks to everyone who wrote in and to Christopher and J.W. who sent in photos.)

    -Kiyoshi
     


  5. clarinetplayer

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    There is no way that I can compete with Kappelan's "mustard" boots!

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    The temperature, this morning, was 1 degree. (F)

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  6. Crat

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    Damn iphone sensor...trousers are blue

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  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    What shoes are those Crat?
     


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  10. Crat

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    Wear those more than all my other shoes combined : )
     


  11. ThinkDerm

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    I am having mine hacked up. Look at it this way - the Material is $75. Alterations are whatever it costs to get it to look how you want it to look. Worth it if you like the fabric.
     


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    If there were ever a look I wanted to achieve personally, this would be it. I saved these photos for inspiration. Thank you very much for taking the time to share them. Would you be so kind as to direct me to the details of the sweater and tie?
     
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  13. Kappelan

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    I love those boots, they are pretty comfy :)

    Who made this parka that you're wearing?


    Thanks :nodding:
    Sweater is from Hudson North. This tie I bought also at our the Bay store but don't remember which brand is it.
     
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  14. clarinetplayer

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    The parka is a Penfield Hoosac. Now, dear Brother Kappelan, about those mustard boots..... :D
     


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