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    Picked up my 2 gems today I found on ebay first https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...0948/30948.jsp $150
    and secondly got this cardigan for $55 https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/N...8574/28574.jsp

    let me know what you guys think on the fits, im absolutely in love with this blazer the fit of the ludlow is amazing, wondering if the sleeves may be a touch long as you dont see any shirt cuff really unless im sitting or arms are raised, any feedback is appreciated

    http://imgur.com/a/NtgK2#rJXKLKU

    PS: disregard any wrinkles or crinks they were both folded in the USPS envelope for delivery

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      xKMAN83x,

      The sleeves are definitely long, but it looks great everywhere else.

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        The ludlow fits great. Just needs the sleeves shortened.
        The cardigan looks a little long.

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          Originally posted by LCDR View Post
          The ludlow fits great. Just needs the sleeves shortened.
          The cardigan looks a little long.
          How much should I shorten the sleeves, I dont have much experience at the tailor.. the buttons are non functional

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            Originally posted by xKMAN83x View Post
            How much should I shorten the sleeves, I dont have much experience at the tailor.. the buttons are non functional
            Wear a button down (preferably a dress shirt with your appropriate sleeve length) like you'd typically wear with the jacket when you go to the tailor. I like a little shirt cuff showing when my arms are at my side.

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              Originally posted by xKMAN83x View Post
              How much should I shorten the sleeves, I dont have much experience at the tailor.. the buttons are non functional
              A method I like to use for jacket length, irregardless of the shirt I happen to be wearing, is to have the tailor use my wrist bone as a guide.

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                Originally posted by xKMAN83x View Post
                Picked up my 2 gems today I found on ebay first https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...0948/30948.jsp $150
                and secondly got this cardigan for $55 https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/N...8574/28574.jsp

                let me know what you guys think on the fits, im absolutely in love with this blazer the fit of the ludlow is amazing, wondering if the sleeves may be a touch long as you dont see any shirt cuff really unless im sitting or arms are raised, any feedback is appreciated

                http://imgur.com/a/NtgK2#rJXKLKU

                PS: disregard any wrinkles or crinks they were both folded in the USPS envelope for delivery
                could you pm me the seller on ebay for the jc stuff? thx.

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                  Hi guys.. I just got two suits from combatgent.com.. I'm 6'3" 215lbs and typically wear a 44L and 36x36. Per cust service reco, i got the navy plaid slim fit 3-piece in 46L and 36W while the charcoal modern fit i got in 44L and 36W. My initial thoughts are that the material seems excellent 140s wool or not. Overall the construction seems pretty decent.. The "plaid" pattern in the navy suit is barely visible.. in fact i forgot that it was a plaid suit as i couldn't see the pattern.. you need a lot of light on the suit to actually see it.. on another note, i found a sticky tape inside my right sleeve which was weird.. but no biggie.. unfortunately i think the 46L has too big a shoulder and doesn't look good on me and the 44L modern fit probably needs the waist taken in. Also, didn't particularly care for the low arm holes.. wish they were higher...also, please ignore the shirts/tie i might be wearing.. Your thoughts?

                  3 piece Navy plaid 46L slim fit
                  http://imgur.com/a/R6k07#1

                  Charcoal birdseye 44L modern fit
                  http://imgur.com/a/KbETe#0

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                    [MENTION=12396]thebigq[/MENTION] I think the grey one looks better on you, but they both look really big in the torso. Do you feel like you could fit in a slim 44, as far as the arms and shoulders go? It appears that the button stance in the slim is a bit lower, and if that's the case, I think it helps your proportions.

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                      Originally posted by roostertail View Post
                      [MENTION=12396]thebigq[/MENTION] I think the grey one looks better on you, but they both look really big in the torso. Do you feel like you could fit in a slim 44, as far as the arms and shoulders go? It appears that the button stance in the slim is a bit lower, and if that's the case, I think it helps your proportions.
                      Yeah, i think i can fit into a slim 44.. i'm going to contact them about it..

                      I had a question about sleeve and jacket length.. is there a rule of thumb to help figure them out.. for eg.. the sleeve length should be till your wrist bone.. i think what i heard about the jacket length was that it should rest inside your curled up fingers.. did i get that right?

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                        [MENTION=12396]thebigq[/MENTION],

                        Navy 46L Slim Fit: I agree with you that the shoulders look too big on you. More than that, I don't think the slim lapels and small pocket flaps flatter your frame. It makes your chest look too big and your torso more boxy. You have a big enough chest that needs to be balanced out by wider lapels. I would stay away from the slim fit in your case.

                        Charcoal 44L Modern Fit: I like this one much better. The lapels look proportional and the shoulders look better. You can take in the waist if it feels loose, but it looks pretty close to spot on in the pictures. You could just move the buttons over slightly to tighten the waist. I would want to lengthen the sleeves slightly, but again that's your choice. The jacket length looks just right on both suits. The button stance is slightly high on the modern fit, but it's not bad. I can see the low armholes when you raise your arms, but there's nothing you can do about that. You will need a more expensive suit to get higher armholes.

                        The charcoal is worth keeping. I return the navy slim fit.

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                          [MENTION=12396]thebigq[/MENTION] [MENTION=10240]LCDR[/MENTION] is right, I hadn't considered the difference in lapel width and pocket size. Stick with the modern fit and get the body tailored.

                          On sleeve and jacket length: sleeves should end at the wrist bone, showing about 1/2" of shirt cuff, slightly less if you're short and more if you're tall. Jacket length should "cover your butt." If your arms are average length, that's a good indicator; it looks like your arms are a little longer than average, but the jacket length can be slightly longer if you're tall, shorter if you're short. It's all about balancing proportions.

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                            [MENTION=7370]roostertail[/MENTION] [MENTION=10240]LCDR[/MENTION] Thanks much for taking the time to give me feedback - I do appreciate it.. I am very aligned with your feedback.. I plan to return the slim fit and keep the modern fit. I do plan to take the sleeves out a little bit and the waist a little bit(or move the buttons) - i guess it depends on how big my "gut" ends up after thanksgiving I did not like the small angled pockets/flaps that the slim fit had.. secretly wanted a 3 piece though
                            I do have long arms.. the problem i have with shirt sleeves is getting the right size.. i'm a 16.5/37 but CT only has 16.5/36 or 17/37 in which case my neck becomes loose.. so i usually find it hard to get a shirt that will actually show through the suit sleeve.. oh well.. #tallpeopleproblems

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                              Gents, I decided to try adding some basic henleys to my wardrobe for casual occassions, so I picked up a J. Crew henley but I am not sure of the fit. A henley should fit like a tee right? So shoulder seams should end at shoulders? I've tried both an XS and S, but the seams extend well beyond my shoulders. Should I try another brand or does it not matter for a henley? (I marked where the seams fall in red since it is hard to see in the pics)

                              XS: http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/...f/jchen-xs.jpg
                              S: http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/...ff/jchen-s.jpg

                              Thanks for input.

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                                J Crew Factory's Thompson Fit blazers...how does the sizing go on the tail? I'm a short man 5'7", and it's constantly a struggle to figure out whether I need to buy a short, or a regular online.

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