Fail #2: AE Manchester in 9.5 D. Too small. Good width.
Fail #3: AE Park Ave in 9.5 D. Too small. Good width. Sold these to a coworker.
Fail #4: AE Cambridge in 10 D (above). Too small. Good width.
I really thought these would work, but no. They’re too small. I guess since the Grayson is a loafer it fits looser than the Cambridge which has laces. Makes sense. I think I just overreacted. I broke out the Grayson’s and tried them on again. The fit is not that bad. I mean they are too big, but not by that much. So after all of this, I guess I actually am a 10.5 D. Lesson learned. Anybody want to buy some shoes?
Banana Republic is having a “35% off one full priced item” sale on the first three Thursdays of December. I’m hoping to score these gloves. They’re usually $70, but they’d be $46 during the sale. Right up my alley. And now we wait…
Get Option 1. At least, that's what I'm going for.
How does their slim fit measure up? I missed the window to chat with customer service, so I emailed them and haven't heard back.
Trying to decide between a 14.5 neck or a 15 neck.
Yeah, I was leaning toward option one.
They have an excellent return policy. I’d order both and send back the one you don’t like.
I go with the 15 inch neck. The chest is 21, the waist is 18 (it has darts) and the hips are 19. The sleeves at the shoulder are 10 inches. I wish everything was 1 inch less, but at this price I don’t mind spending $25 to have it taken in. I usually don’t though because they fit me ok as is. The classic fit are large. I’ve had all my classic fit shirts taken in. You can read a bit more about fit and collars here.
I’ve been wanting a made-to-measure shirt for a while. I never like to pay more than $40 for a shirt, $60 if I really like it or get it tailored. I’ve had my eye on the tailorstore.com, but their shirts usually start at $60. I saw this at moderntailor.com and had to jump on it. I found this number for $32.
I got the same wide spread collar as in the picture, but with a double button barrel cuff. I used the measurements off of a shirt I had tailored recently. With shipping and handling it came out to $42. Shipping is 1/3 of the cost of the shirt! Anyway, not too bad. I’ll post pictures once it arrives.
I have never purchased a shirt from Modern Tailor before so I have no idea about quality or fit. If you’re familiar with them and want to give it a go, this sale ends on the 19th.
what's the dockers discount code??? cheers. (and great blog.)
Thanks. It wasn’t a code. The discount was automatically deducted when you purchased more than $100 worth of goods. I wanted to blog about it, but I was at work and could find a minute to do it. Next time, I’ll let you guys know earlier. Sorry. WELCOME3 usually works for free shipping, if it’s not already being offered.
Thanks, Dockers. You read my mind. I wanted to buy some pants this weekend, but all the coupon codes I knew had expired. I decided to wait it out and I’m glad I did.
I picked up the following.
They came to $110. But with 40% off, they were $66. That’s $22 per pair! Sweet. I’m going to have them tapered, which will add $30 to each pair, but $52 ain’t bad for a good-quality, nice fitting pant. It beats the heck out of the $54 I spent on those Lands End monstrosities.
Teaching is tiring. I thought I would get to chill today, but no such luck. Somewhere between parent emails, college recommendations, and tutoring, I lost it. I was grounded by the couple of compliments I got on my tie. Thanks, goodwill. (double entendre.) I think maybe two people noticed the matching socks, but that’s usually the case. Big up to This Fits for the tip about the jacket.
I was stoked about these. I thought at least given the price, I could have them tailored, but then i tried them on.
The waist and length were fine. I wasn’t super happy with the feel of the material. It was kind of shiny and felt weird, but I might be able to put up with it because it was non-iron. Then I turned around.
What is this! Who has a 30 inch waist and a butt and thighs this big? Is this how people are shaped in the midwest? Come on Lands End. Tailor fit? Stop fronting. Have you ever been to a tailor because these are not cutting it. Sent back promptly. Avoid at all cost.
I'm looking for a light blue, long sleeved chambray shirt. I'm thinking of a blue akin to a standard oxford cotton dress shirt so I can get away with wearing it to work as well as on the town. Also, not too many bells and whistles. (No pearl snaps, no double front flap pockets, perhaps no epaulletts on the shoulder.) Just a normal shirt in a Chambray. Also, price sensitive, lower is better.
gap: excellent price and beautiful shirt, but not that dressy.