Fall Vintage with Wes Look 4

November 13th, 2012

4. Fall Festive

When shopping for a vintage blazer or suit, keep in mind you’ll have to bring it to your tailor.

It’s not uncommon to spend more at the tailor than in the store. For example, I picked up this Harris Tweed blazer for $10 and spent $50 having it altered (sides taken-in, sleeves tapered, and sleeves shortened).

With that said, the jacket should be fairly close to fitting – especially in the shoulders and the length of the body.¬†You’re tailor is not a magician and paying him to recut the entire jacket defeats the purpose of finding a good deal.

Even if the tag is not your size, try it on!

Sizing varies greatly, depending on the brand, the year it was made, the alterations made by the previous owner, etc.

Brand new shoes? I know, not vintage.

Clearance sticker on the box? I know, awesome.