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  1. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    No, the reason was that the SA determined that their stock 46 was too tight in the armpits. Hey, you guys want to make fun of me in person? I'll fly you to DC. Obviously I'm flush with cash, and don't know what I want: a perfect pigeon. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    The SA took a tape measure to me, so I don't know what you mean. I didn't email them my measurements. The sizing of the jacket was in their hands entirely. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    Somewhere between Meb Keflezighi and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson there's a definition of "athletic build" that would include someone who started the day by riding 32 miles, then doing crunches. I called J. Press in DC, and told them the jacket was unwearable, and that we (yes, I said "we," to be...
  4. SlideGuitarist

    the Target Harrington

    Ditto, esp. with respect to sizing. The price is hard to resist. I've been wondering for a while why they're called Harringtons; thanks, Wikipedia! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrington_jacket!
  5. SlideGuitarist

    Olive Green Shirt/Trousers Combe

    If the shirt is darker, jeans will just look dowdy. I'll second the advice already given. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. SlideGuitarist

    Harrington Dilemma

    I don't know if I've achieved a Shaverian degree of rakishness here, but it's a start. The shirt is the "new, improved" Brooks Bros. lavender university stripe, which I love.
  7. SlideGuitarist

    Harrington Dilemma

    The Orvis Weatherbreaker, size L! I concluded the week by successfully spending money!
  8. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    Yes, in the extreme. But the sunk cost here would get me a navy summer-weight blazer which I could otherwise not afford, and need (need being relative, obviously) so I had to screw up my courage and ask for my money back, especially at the point where Press was proposing to hack away at it until...
  9. SlideGuitarist

    Having fun with your clothes

    Since I rarely get to "dress up" (software engineer...I probably don't need to explain), it' actually fun for me to wear something as simple as a navy blazer, chinos, and loafers. I don't understand the advice, I guess.
  10. SlideGuitarist

    Harrington Dilemma

    XL does not mean what it used to mean.
  11. SlideGuitarist

    Harrington Dilemma

    I just opened a package from Orvis, and pulled out this XL, which is correlated with sizes 46-48 on their website. Uh, the armpit-to-armpit measurement is 28"! Judging from all the photos, a windbreaker should be fairly close to the body, and would be worn over a sweater at most, right? Meaning...
  12. SlideGuitarist

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    That's what counts! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. SlideGuitarist

    What are You Drinking Today?

    Just some limoncello over ice. I'm waiting for Game of Thrones, so I suppose I should really be drinking a "cup of wine." Apropos, does any distilled spirit appear in any of the books? I don't think so. Odd. Yes, I do hang around the house in OCBD and penny loafers.
  14. SlideGuitarist

    Deodorant question?

    Not unless it's cold outside. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Deodorant question?

    My wife always buys Tom's of Maine, and I haven't noticed this problem. But I have a lot of shirts, few of them white, so the problem may simply be lurking. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. SlideGuitarist

    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    What are you trying to achieve? That jacket still seems pretty suit-y, notwithstanding the way it's depicted here. Plus that dark shirt looks dowdy: I know that's the thing now, but it's a bad thing. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    I visited J. Press in DC yet again yesterday, and was talked into alterations. Obviously an SA is going to have a cognitive bias in favor of alterations, though this one did admit on an earlier occasion that he'd considered asking Southwick to start over. However, the photos above are evidence...
  18. SlideGuitarist

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    The temperature jumped here today, and it's already sort of humid. Here are L-Feld and I enjoying a beer after running into each other at...get ready...J. Press in DC. A strange foreshortening effect makes my left bicep look huge. I'm wearing Bill's, Ratio Clothing, AE shoes; L-Feld is sporting...
  19. SlideGuitarist

    Critique my MTM sack fit!

    Southwick interpreted the measurements, I believe, but there's probably blame to go around. If I were more certain of my tastes, this wouldn't have happened, but I guess that's an argument against dropping this kind of coin before you really know what you want. Since we all know what J. Press is...
  20. SlideGuitarist

    Are these shoes appropriate to wear with a suit?

    I might wear those derbies casually, but not in black.