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 Post subject: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:21 pm 
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I think we need some classic men's style in this forum. (I may probably be the only one who thinks so) Because vegan doesn't mean you can't go traditional, it's just harder. Also, some advice required. But mostly coveting of attractive vegan menswear.

So, the advice needed: I'm a seriously tiny guy. The one suit I own is a slim cut 36S, I'm 5'5" with shoes on (Confession: the suit I own is not vegan, I could not find any other suit that fit me well for under $400). Because one cannot wear a suit every day, I'm in search of more odd jackets. I'm one of those people who's fine with used wool, but thrifting has yielded no results for either a sport coat or a blazer smaller than a large 38. So tell me where to find vegan sport coats for tiny people please. Plaids are even better. And while we're on the topic, has anybody ever come across a vegan friendly "tweed"?

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Zara Man for you! It's where my boyfriend gets all his fancy clothes. They have a surprising amount of vegan suits and jackets. Also they're sizing is very European and slim cut, my boyfriend is an average sized guy and has to typically go down a size.

It was just summer so I didn't see much in the way of plaids or tweeds, but maybe now since Fall is approaching there will be some cool fabrics.

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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Going to the mall on Saturday. Will definitely stop in Zara. Last time I tried on one of their jackets, the back didn't fit me right, but I might try sizing up.

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That's a very handy suggestion Nebraska, thanks. And I totally agree that we need some men's clothes thread for sure!

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I'd say thrift and alter! But that's because I love thrifting and a reuse economy :) Besides, it's almost impossible to find clothes that fit perfectly off-the-rack.

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By down a size, I mean up a size. Sizing is confusing.

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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I'd say thrift and alter! But that's because I love thrifting and a reuse economy :) Besides, it's almost impossible to find clothes that fit perfectly off-the-rack.

Agreed about finding clothes that fit perfectly and the virtues of thrifting, but one also has to take into account the fit of the shoulders, which cannot be altered so must fit perfectly.

In other news, Brooks Brothers has three 100% cotton pocket squares on clearance for $10 each...

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My school was switching campus this year, so the theatre department had to get rid of a ton of costumes. I got a ton of blazers, suits and a super long coat that's like a pea/trench combo. I won't buy wool, but I'm okay with it if it's from a thrift store or costume closet. My one gripe with almost every outfit is that I have broad shoulders and long arms, which means that the sleeves are too short on pretty much everything. It's horribly frustrating.


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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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I thought that the shoulders can be taken in, but it's just pretty involved and maybe more expensive?

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Taking in the shoulders basically involves recutting the entire jacket and is ill advised unless you're a tailor. If you're not a tailor, I believe it may cost more than just having a custom jacket made.

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The Discerning Brute has some great vegan menswear links.


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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Just treated myself to this blazer. It's a lot more blue than it looks in the picture:
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And it has elbow patches not made of leather! I'm really excited about my elbow patches.

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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Getting the fit right in the shoulders is definitely the most important thing. I used to work in a men's clothing store that sold mostly suits so seeing people walking around with in coats with giant shoulders drives me crazy.

zwingtip, that is totally dapper. I love it!


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MTM is the way to go if you're going to be using it a lot. Bespoke would be even better but that's a serious $$$


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It's not very traditional but Comme Des Garcons does some excellent polyester jackets/coats/blazers. Ann Demeulemeester also does a lot of cotton and linen stuff. I even have a pair of Hemp pants made by Ann D.

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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That's great info......Here's another resource of menswear : Suits for men


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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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I’ve never gone looking for menswear myself, but I’ve heard good things about Keezers in Cambridge, both in terms of buying used and new. The fiance is going to rent his tux there for our wedding, after having called and been assured that they’ll be able to find him non-wool/silk tux components.

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Getting the fit right in the shoulders is definitely the most important thing. I used to work in a men's clothing store that sold mostly suits so seeing people walking around with in coats with giant shoulders drives me crazy.

zwingtip, that is totally dapper. I love it!

absolutely. And really, bring someone along who will give you an honest opinion and ask them "does this make my head look small?"

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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Shoulders are basically the bane of my life. Silly shoulders. Why so narrow? Despite this I was able to thrift a wool/silk orphaned suit jacket about a week ago that fits beautifully for $4.

How do so many guys with more average builds walk around with their jackets hanging off their shoulders? I mean, it should be easier for them to find jackets that fit. It isn't even that hard to check fit in the shoulders on your own. Hint: You should not be able to press down on the ends and feel nothing but air. Pet peeve. /rant

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 Post subject: Re: Sport coats, blazers and suits!
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Don't get me started on shirts/jackets that are too big for dudes.

I did one suit through indochino that was nice but I still had to have it tailored quite a bit. The pants from Asos are my go to (after a tailor as well).
For jackets I have the best luck with a boy's 16 then I just have the arms slimmed.

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