Dapper Clothing etc...

Some have a better taste in ties than others.
Probably a new entrant?

When SO12 (SB), SO13 (Anti-Terrorism) and SO14 (Royalty Protection) ran things, you had the right sort.... All gone down hill since the mergers, and the first casualty was decorum.
 
Gentlemen,
I'm very proud to say I've read this post in it's entirety, having had a lot of time to procrastinate in lectures! I'm due to be attending AOSB Briefing (and hopefully main board thereafter) in the early summer. Having inherited a lot of suits from various family members (some double breasted ones with atrociously large lapels, some nice wearable ones, although all being manifestly roomy on me,) I'm looking for current recommendations as to a good tailor.
Preferably in Dublin or Ireland as I'm living there at the moment, but wouldn't be averse to going over to London either! Needless to say, I'm a student and profoundly skint, so no Savile row prices ;)
 
If the acceptable ones aren’t too roomy you might be well advised to find yourself a decent alterations tailor and get something made a better fit.
 
OK - I have plenty of dapper clothing (in my perception anyhoo). I now do a lot of travelling and over the past few months have worn out £80 worth of 'suit carrier'/suitcase on wheels. In retrospect it was a pretty shit buy, but I need something durable, properly manportable, capable of taking a day or two's smart kit and that looks good.

Any ideas?
 
OK - I have plenty of dapper clothing (in my perception anyhoo). I now do a lot of travelling and over the past few months have worn out £80 worth of 'suit carrier'/suitcase on wheels. In retrospect it was a pretty shit buy, but I need something durable, properly manportable, capable of taking a day or two's smart kit and that looks good.

Any ideas?
A Bearer?
 
OK - I have plenty of dapper clothing (in my perception anyhoo). I now do a lot of travelling and over the past few months have worn out £80 worth of 'suit carrier'/suitcase on wheels. In retrospect it was a pretty shit buy, but I need something durable, properly manportable, capable of taking a day or two's smart kit and that looks good.

Any ideas?
Samsonite. Lifetime warranty. Keep the receipt. They fixed a mate's lock on a 3 yr old case mid business trip
 

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I finaly got a size 54 blazer , I had three corps buttons put on the cuffs but it didint look right to me . I ordered two more , one for each sleeve and am being told it looks old fashioned . Now I know you lot are Toffs whats the current story on cuff buttons three or four ?.
 

Caecilius

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I finaly got a size 54 blazer , I had three corps buttons put on the cuffs but it didint look right to me . I ordered two more , one for each sleeve and am being told it looks old fashioned . Now I know you lot are Toffs whats the current story on cuff buttons three or four ?.
I'm not sure it matters much either way. Go with whatever you think looks better. I'd say I'm used to seeing four, but then I am old fashioned so that's probably not much use.
 
I finaly got a size 54 blazer , I had three corps buttons put on the cuffs but it didint look right to me . I ordered two more , one for each sleeve and am being told it looks old fashioned . Now I know you lot are Toffs whats the current story on cuff buttons three or four ?.
I'd get the front buttons restitched with fishing line, you fat 54" kunt :-D
 
I've recently kitted myself out with a white tie suit and all the trimmings. It wasn't a fortune because I ordered it all online. When I buy this sort of clothing, I always do some research because there is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. One detail I've discovered is that the trousers for white tie should have two lines of braid down the outside seam unlike black tie which only has one line of braid.

The pair that were delivered to me only have one line of plain braid.

I have a very good tailor who will make the final adjustments for me and I thought I would just get him to sort out the braiding as it should be. To simplify matters, I thought I would just buy the braiding I want to use online and get him to attach it but I'm having trouble finding a braiding that I like. Does anybody know of a decent supplier for braiding that would be suitable for a white tie pair of trousers and would be able to sell me several metres.

Thanks in advance.
 
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rgjbloke, I'm really intrigued and I have to ask how often do you wear white tie? I can only think of about 2 events at most it might be called.
 

Caecilius

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rgjbloke, I'm really intrigued and I have to ask how often do you wear white tie? I can only think of about 2 events at most it might be called.
There are a fair number of events out there. For example, if you reel and don't have a good reason to wear highland dress or mess kit then you'd wear it several times a year.
 
I've recently kitted myself out with a white tie suit and all the trimmings. It wasn't a fortune because I ordered it all online. When I buy this sort of clothing, I always do some research because there is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. One detail I've discovered is that the trousers for white tie should have two lines of braid down the outside seam unlike black tie which only has one line of braid.

The pair that were delivered to me only have one line of plain braid.

I have a very good tailor who will make the final adjustments for me and I thought I would just get him to sort out the braiding as it should be. To simplify matters, I thought I would just buy the braiding I want to use online and get him to attach it but I'm having trouble finding a braiding that I like. Does anybody know of a decent supplier for braiding that would be suitable for a white tie pair of trousers and would be able to sell me several metres.

Thanks in advance.
A military Tailor?
 
rgjbloke, I'm really intrigued and I have to ask how often do you wear white tie? I can only think of about 2 events at most it might be called.
Up until now..... Never but I've brought it for a number of reasons.

Firstly I'm looking at networking for my business and secondly, there may be business opportunities if I have the right kit available to me. I'm now in the picture framing business and our website is almost finished which will cater for most of the general stuff but I also want to get into the high end of the market to try and develop commissions.

Thirdly, despite the above, I'm currently semi retired and I am considering joining a London club. It might come in handy for that and I also have some friends who attend some events and they have mentioned it to me.

It's actually not very expensive. I already have the shoes and a suitable shirt which I can use with black tie. The jacket, trousers and waistcoat were about £160 and it will probably cost me another £50 or £60 to get it perfectly fitted. I don't anticipate wearing it until it's threadbare. It may only get used a few times a year but it will be available when I need it.
 
I've recently kitted myself out with a white tie suit and all the trimmings. It wasn't a fortune because I ordered it all online. When I buy this sort of clothing, I always do some research because there is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. One detail I've discovered is that the trousers for white tie should have two lines of braid down the outside seam unlike black tie which only has one line of braid.

The pair that were delivered to me only have one line of plain braid.

I have a very good tailor who will make the final adjustments for me and I thought I would just get him to sort out the braiding as it should be. To simplify matters, I thought I would just buy the braiding I want to use online and get him to attach it but I'm having trouble finding a braiding that I like. Does anybody know of a decent supplier for braiding that would be suitable for a white tie pair of trousers and would be able to sell me several metres.

Thanks in advance.

Here you go:

Tuxedo Braid
 
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