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  • henry
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    That most definitely. Just a quick question though, how the fit of the vest based on the measurements you input into their system? Did you have to do any refinement after it was made or was it pretty spot on?

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  • nicholascrawford
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    With Indochino, just be sure to opt for the matching back under Advanced. I wish I had done that for mine.

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  • henry
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    Hey thanks for the link. I completely forgot about that article done on waistcoats. I think I'm going to go with one of the Indochino's with matching back. Now if I can just decide on color!!

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  • pdx_nate
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    I just used Google to find out who Richard Dawson is.

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  • kenneth
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    @Shawn - damnit, I did.

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  • OnlyShawn
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    I read the title of this thread in a Richard Dawson (Family Feud) voice.


    And now you did too.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Heh. I'm having it done right now. I pick up the vest on Friday. I think it's $20-30. It's like opening up a suit jacket due to the liner, but it's on a small scale. The strap in back cinches the waist, but it can create weird bunching if the vest is really too big.


    I would only tailor it if your vest is one solid fabric - not a cheap vest with a polyester back. In my case, Indochino is paying for the alteration, so I don't mind the cost. I just want it to be perfect! =)

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  • ColoradoGuy
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    @Pitt -- I think it might have cost a bit more, but not much. Depends on how the vest is constructed, whether it's fully lined, etc. I would imagine that it's similar to taking in a suit jacket.


    Remember, however, that you don't want it too fitted. If a vest is too snug, a weight gain of even a few pounds could make things rather tight. And be sure that you can still sit comfortably with it buttoned. (After all, you can always tighten up the back strap if needed, but you can't make it looser than the vest itself.)

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  • Pitt_10
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    @ColoradoGuy awesome, I've always wondered about that...how much did that run you? About the same as for a shirt?

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  • ColoradoGuy
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    @Pitt - Yes, they can absolutely be taken in by a skilled tailor. I've had it done myself.


    The strap found at the back of many vests can also help, but typically is effective for only minor adjustments.

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  • Pitt_10
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    Stupid question.....but with waist coasts/vests can they be taken in at the sides like a shirt can be? Or I guess they may have the drawstring in the back for that right?

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  • kinek
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    Went by H&M recently and they have tons of waistcoats in a variety of grays, black, as well as khaki linen. $30-$70 if I remember correctly.

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  • bremersm
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    I really like the Harris Tweed vest in Grey that AE sells. I think I will pick it up after Lent.

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  • The Chang
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    I love waist coats. Oddly enough, when I first became interested in style, like about a year and a half ago, I thought vests were dumb because they covered a big chunk of your tie and it's half the material of a blazer yet almost as expensive as a blazer. Waist coats are awesome though because of how fitted they look.


    I think Topman has some good vests for a decent price (like $50 a piece).


    For spring or summer, do you think it's a fashio no-no, if you wear a wool vest? I don't mean tweed, but just regular wool.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Haha - if you click the first link, it takes you here: http://dappered.com/2011/11/how-to-wear-it-the-blue-chambray-shirt/


    I saw that post, went to Target, bought the blue chambray shirt, drove straight to UO, bought the vest, got the shirt tailored, and now I've pretty much got that exact outfit.


    For $70, it was one of my only full-retail purchase for my wardrobe refresh, but it was worth it. UO doesn't sell the Hawkings McGill vest any more, but you can find similar options with a Harris tweed vest.

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