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  • jessy_diamond
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    @VespaMatt I had a size 34 H&M blazer tailored at the sleeves, waist and shoulders, cost me more than the actual jacket, so I can live with that.


    If you could provide the length (from the bottom of the collar) and the shoulder width, that could give me a good approximate. I have a 28" waist, so I don't think it will be too tight if I go with the 34.


    This particular blazer is the only decent option I found at the moment.

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  • bremersm
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    @Runner. I have that watch. It came with a brown leather band that I swapped for black. I love it. I think I paid about $400.

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  • VespaMatt
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    @Jessy I have that jacket in another color way, size 36. I am normally a size 36 in most brands (H&M 36 fits me fine most of the time but I occasionally size up to 38, almost all italian jackets I get off Yoox in 36 fit me perfect). I'm 5'8'' and the jacket fits very snug, the shoulders are actually slightly too large (no padding), and the sleeves are quite long. As for being snug, I am a little thicker in the middle with a 32in waist, and should really be a 30in waist.


    My tailor did complain it was a bit short in jacket length, even on me, but he overall found the quality to be very good for an unlined, unstructured, summer jacket, especially considering the price. I was going to have him take in the shoulders and bring up the sleeves but I like be able to unbutton the cuffs and roll up the sleeves on my casual sport coats, to so I am searching for a tailor willing to do surgeon cuffs on it.


    Alterations are going to cost more than the jacket itself, but I got the red (actually more coral) color and so don't know of any alternatives. Wouldn't go through this for just a navy blazer.


    My shoulders would probably fit better in the size 34 but then the rest would surely be too tight.

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  • runner-guy
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    Slightly above the $500 mark. Someday you will be mine:


    http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-H3251.../dp/B000UV50HW

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  • jordan
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    pratyk- looks like hero10 is the code for 10% off. Still too rich for me.

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  • pratyk
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    I thought I read somewhere that Christopher Ward had a Fathers day sale going on right now. Any idea if they have a coupon code or something?

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  • bruschetta
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    Jordan, I want a Christopher Ward watch too! The C3 Malvern chrono in black/silver and the C5 Malvern in silver/silver/brown are quite nice.


    thmage, I also want a grey suit.

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  • jordan
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    Here are mine


    Christopher Ward C60 watch (technically is 570 at this link, but can be had for 499 with a leather band.)


    http://www.christopherward-usa.com/men/dive/view-all-dive/c60-tri-skcs.html


    QueenCity Dry Goods racer jacket in grey

    http://www.queencitydrygoods.com/ind...&product_id=51

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  • nicholascrawford
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    But the sleeves are as long as the body. I'm just trying to help talk you out of it. Ha!

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  • jessy_diamond
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    @nicholas : Yeah, but if this guy is 6'2" and I'm 5'6"...A slightly shorter jacket could make me look a bit taller. Man, I really want a summer navy blazer.

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  • pitseleh
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    As mentioned in another thread, a pair of tan (and really, black) McTavish from AE. I can actually more or less afford these, if I find a good deal on a used pair - the real issue is getting around to getting sized at an actual B&M location.


    Also, a properly nice brown herringbone blazer. I know it's not really in season, but still! I've seen some really nice ones, but generally, they seem to be $300+, which again, while technically affordable, would be accompanied by crushing guilt that would prevent me from enjoying it! Someday...


    Edit: Might as well just generalize and say any tweed, at all, ever.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Jessy - if it makes you feel any better, that jacket is cropped really short in the body.

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  • shad0w4life
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    I want these more than Strands+Park Aves!


    http://www.magnanni.com/products/124-xavier-brown.aspx

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  • kenneth
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    Generally speaking absolutely everything in this thread:


    http://www.styleforum.net/t/253439/waywrn-hall-of-fame-pre-2010


    To be a touch more specific, these things:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/magnanni-marco-monk-strap-oxford-men/3216182?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=magnanni_'marco'_mo nk_strap_oxford_(men):387453&cm_pla=shoes:menxfords&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:tracking Code=8EAE94DD-780D-E111-8116-001517B1882A

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  • jessy_diamond
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    This cotton navy blazer :

    http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Slim-Fit-Suit-Jacket-in-Navy/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1896667&sgid=4145&SearchQuery= navy%20jacket&Rf-700=1001&Rf-400=53&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Navy


    It might fit me, but I don't really trust Asos quality-wise. With all the duties and custom fees, I can't afford to try it and then return it if it won't fit.

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