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Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:57:44 AM »
So sayeth GQ:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/shopping-apparel-beauty/mens-wardrobe-essentials-50-items-every-guy-should-own-in-2020/ss-BBRIWHF?li=BBYcZUy&ocid=BHEA000

Included: an $80 "beanie" (aka stocking cap, aka toque) and a $70 beret, presumably for days it's too warm for my $80 beanie.

Can anyone help me out ;-)?

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 12:55:05 PM »
Couldn't make it past screen 8: "Every man should own a piece of jewelry that isn't a wedding band or watch." So every man should own 3 pieces of jewelry? I'm out.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 01:40:01 PM »
Couldn't make it past screen 8: "Every man should own a piece of jewelry that isn't a wedding band or watch." So every man should own 3 pieces of jewelry? I'm out.

Personally, I vote for a big shiny medallion on a thick gold chain. I am also partial to a full-sized analog clock on a chain, a la Flava Flav.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 01:53:49 PM »
Yeesh, these affiliate-link farm "articles" are getting worse and worse.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 02:40:45 PM »
 get a  - rasberry beret, the kind you find in a second hand store...

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 02:44:19 PM »
You guys just don't get it. These are ESSENTIALS!

Besides, how to keep the economy hummin' along but by ponying up multiple thousands 0f $$ per annum on the say-so of some self-proclaimed Fashion Guru- only to replace it all in a year or 2 on the say-so of a different Fashion Guru?

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 02:49:55 PM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

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Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt
Not only is this shirt nicely priced, but the cut is spot-on, having more in common with shirts that cost three times as much than the billowy basics you're used to seeing in this price range.

Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt

$99, Club Monaco. Get it now!

...has nobody heard of Express?  They're the only place I've been able to find a slim enough dress shirt - and they were much less than $99.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 05:45:24 PM »
Personally I need the $98 badly done tie die shirt.

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 07:13:58 PM »
Apparently my wardrobe is hopeless then. I accept that.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 09:15:51 AM »
I didn't even make it past the $28 plain white t-shirt on the first slide.

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 09:36:00 AM »
I didn't even make it past the $28 plain white t-shirt on the first slide.

You didn't make it to the $450 baggy pants!?

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 09:38:43 AM »
Clothing is so incredibly cheap these days, I think I'd struggle to spend 13K on a wardrobe.  At the local salvation army pants and shirts are 10 - 15 at most.


So . . . let's say I'm naked and homeless and want work appropriate clothing for two weeks, for every season of the year.

Indoor clothes:
14 short-sleeve undershirts - 140$
14 dress shirts - 210$
4 pairs of dress pants - 40$
4 pairs of jeans - 40$
4 pairs of jogging pants/sweat pants - 40$
14 pairs of shorts - 140$
14 short sleeve golf shirts - 140$
A belt - 10$

We're up to 760$.

We need outerwear.
Fall jacket (leather) - 25$
Winter ski jacket - 30$
Toque - 10$
Scarf - 10$
Gloves (light weight, leather) - 10$
Gloves (heavy weight, ski) - 15$
Sun hat - 10$
Rain jacket - 15$
Fall boots - 30$
Winter boots - 40$
Running shoes - 20$
Dress shoes - 30$

Now we're at 1,005$

I usually buy socks and underwear new . . . but a bag of 14 socks isn't expensive.  Maybe 20$?  Underwear is at most 5$ . . . so 14 pairs would be 70$.

OK, up to 1,095 $

Now, let's say that I was being completely unreasonable with prices . . . so we'll double 'em just for a safety margin.

2, 190$ . . . for a full complement of outerwear, two weeks (probably more actually - underwear has two sides) of clothing, winter and summer clothes.

So . . . I guess we spend the other 10 grand on hookers and blow now?

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 10:29:18 AM »
Clothing is so incredibly cheap these days, I think I'd struggle to spend 13K on a wardrobe.  At the local salvation army pants and shirts are 10 - 15 at most.


So . . . let's say I'm naked and homeless and want work appropriate clothing for two weeks, for every season of the year.

Indoor clothes:
14 short-sleeve undershirts - 140$
14 dress shirts - 210$
4 pairs of dress pants - 40$
4 pairs of jeans - 40$
4 pairs of jogging pants/sweat pants - 40$
14 pairs of shorts - 140$
14 short sleeve golf shirts - 140$
A belt - 10$

We're up to 760$.

We need outerwear.
Fall jacket (leather) - 25$
Winter ski jacket - 30$
Toque - 10$
Scarf - 10$
Gloves (light weight, leather) - 10$
Gloves (heavy weight, ski) - 15$
Sun hat - 10$
Rain jacket - 15$
Fall boots - 30$
Winter boots - 40$
Running shoes - 20$
Dress shoes - 30$

Now we're at 1,005$

I usually buy socks and underwear new . . . but a bag of 14 socks isn't expensive.  Maybe 20$?  Underwear is at most 5$ . . . so 14 pairs would be 70$.

OK, up to 1,095 $

Now, let's say that I was being completely unreasonable with prices . . . so we'll double 'em just for a safety margin.

2, 190$ . . . for a full complement of outerwear, two weeks (probably more actually - underwear has two sides) of clothing, winter and summer clothes.

So . . . I guess we spend the other 10 grand on hookers and blow now?
Damn, man, your theoretical naked homeless guy just got more clothes than I own!

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Re: Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 10:34:07 AM »
Yeah, me too.  And it was still only 1/6th of what the article was talking about!

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 11:22:06 AM »
Why on Earth do you need so many coats?!  I have a winter coat, a fall jacket and a leather jacket that was a present.   And $145 for sweatpants?  Ugh.  Who actually lives like that?  Plus most of those clothes are super ugly.

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2020, 11:59:59 AM »
Clothing is so incredibly cheap these days, I think I'd struggle to spend 13K on a wardrobe.  At the local salvation army pants and shirts are 10 - 15 at most.


So . . . let's say I'm naked and homeless and want work appropriate clothing for two weeks, for every season of the year.

Indoor clothes:
14 short-sleeve undershirts - 140$
14 dress shirts - 210$
4 pairs of dress pants - 40$
4 pairs of jeans - 40$
4 pairs of jogging pants/sweat pants - 40$
14 pairs of shorts - 140$
14 short sleeve golf shirts - 140$
A belt - 10$

We're up to 760$.

We need outerwear.
Fall jacket (leather) - 25$
Winter ski jacket - 30$
Toque - 10$
Scarf - 10$
Gloves (light weight, leather) - 10$
Gloves (heavy weight, ski) - 15$
Sun hat - 10$
Rain jacket - 15$
Fall boots - 30$
Winter boots - 40$
Running shoes - 20$
Dress shoes - 30$

Now we're at 1,005$

I usually buy socks and underwear new . . . but a bag of 14 socks isn't expensive.  Maybe 20$?  Underwear is at most 5$ . . . so 14 pairs would be 70$.

OK, up to 1,095 $

Now, let's say that I was being completely unreasonable with prices . . . so we'll double 'em just for a safety margin.

2, 190$ . . . for a full complement of outerwear, two weeks (probably more actually - underwear has two sides) of clothing, winter and summer clothes.

So . . . I guess we spend the other 10 grand on hookers and blow now?

Well, fine, but- are they GQ-approved?

(The clothes I mean- not the hookers and blow)

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Re: Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2020, 12:01:02 PM »
If anyone wants to get me a late christmas present, please send me the Noah two-tone shoulder pack so I can feel more manly.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 12:18:05 PM »
Well, fine, but- are they GQ-approved?

(The clothes I mean- not the hookers and blow)

WTF is a GQ?

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 01:34:34 PM »
Well, fine, but- are they GQ-approved?

(The clothes I mean- not the hookers and blow)

WTF is a GQ?

The authors of the linked article?

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Re: Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2020, 02:32:29 PM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

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Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt
Not only is this shirt nicely priced, but the cut is spot-on, having more in common with shirts that cost three times as much than the billowy basics you're used to seeing in this price range.

Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt

$99, Club Monaco. Get it now!

...has nobody heard of Express?  They're the only place I've been able to find a slim enough dress shirt - and they were much less than $99.

As far as off-the-rack brands, H&M, Zara, and Primark (and yes, Express, too) have been the best I've found.

If you can sew - my favorite move is to buy name-brand shirts from consignment/thrift stores and then flip-and-pin and run new seams to aggressively taper the fit. I don't think anybody has ever noticed that many of my best fitting dress shirts do not have flat-fell seams at the sides (because I'm not skilled enough to make those, yet - that's a post-FIRE project!). A $5 Brooks Brothers shirt with the right critical dimensions but a lot of extra fabric at the waist can become a great wardrobe staple with some "light editing" :-). GQ usually advises that when "investing" in some of these pricey duds, that you also invest in getting them properly tailored.

Side note: I actually subscribed to GQ for years and really enjoy their style content. Of course, I find paying these kinds of prices for clothing just as objectionable as others on this thread, I mostly just liked to idea shop and pick up a few pointers about what to wear with what else.

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2020, 02:48:42 PM »
Which reminds me: not that I give a rodent's rump about looking trendy but...given that most of these "styles" fall far from what I'd consider Classic ( Tiger-stripe cardigan? Corduroy ball cap? Skinny-leg sweats?) why spend the megabucks being asked for what's likely to be subject of GQs January 2030 article "50 Items No Guy Should Be Caught Dead Owning"?

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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2020, 09:47:08 AM »
Wait - we're moving too fast.

How does a naked homeless guy get into a store to buy clothes?

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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2020, 12:05:51 PM »
And where does he keep his wallet?

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Re: Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2020, 05:07:40 AM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

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Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt
Not only is this shirt nicely priced, but the cut is spot-on, having more in common with shirts that cost three times as much than the billowy basics you're used to seeing in this price range.

Club Monaco stretch poplin dress shirt

$99, Club Monaco. Get it now!

...has nobody heard of Express?  They're the only place I've been able to find a slim enough dress shirt - and they were much less than $99.

As far as off-the-rack brands, H&M, Zara, and Primark (and yes, Express, too) have been the best I've found.

If you can sew - my favorite move is to buy name-brand shirts from consignment/thrift stores and then flip-and-pin and run new seams to aggressively taper the fit. I don't think anybody has ever noticed that many of my best fitting dress shirts do not have flat-fell seams at the sides (because I'm not skilled enough to make those, yet - that's a post-FIRE project!). A $5 Brooks Brothers shirt with the right critical dimensions but a lot of extra fabric at the waist can become a great wardrobe staple with some "light editing" :-). GQ usually advises that when "investing" in some of these pricey duds, that you also invest in getting them properly tailored.

Side note: I actually subscribed to GQ for years and really enjoy their style content. Of course, I find paying these kinds of prices for clothing just as objectionable as others on this thread, I mostly just liked to idea shop and pick up a few pointers about what to wear with what else.
Nice! Iíve taken in a dress shirt for myself in the past (woman) when it was a company thing and I had to wear this tent they provided me, but never for my husband. His dress shirts are custom made for him in Taiwan and China (Taiwan shirts are better quality). The difference a perfectly fitted shirt makes is remarkable. In stuff off the shelf he looks sort of small with a huge neck.
In custom made shirts he looks fit and lean and handsome.

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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2020, 11:44:40 AM »
I was shopping at Costco today when I realized everything I had on came from Costco:

Adidas sneakers: $25
Adidas socks - $2 (came out of a six-pack for $12)
Calvin Klein Jeans - $20
Calvin Klein underwear - $4 (came out of a three pack for $12)
Some random Lucky 13 brand print T-shirt - $10
32 degrees light jacket -- hey, it was 60 degrees here in Florida, brrrr! - $20

I thought I looked pretty damn good for $81.

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2020, 11:49:42 AM »
Nice! I mostly canít buy clothes from Costco because they donít carry my size. How do you handle getting around the problem of not being able to try things on?

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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2020, 03:24:35 PM »
Nice! I mostly canít buy clothes from Costco because they donít carry my size. How do you handle getting around the problem of not being able to try things on?

I wear a thin t-shirt and light basketball shorts when you go to Costco, then try stuff on over them.

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2020, 04:22:43 PM »
Nice! I mostly canít buy clothes from Costco because they donít carry my size. How do you handle getting around the problem of not being able to try things on?

I wear a thin t-shirt and light basketball shorts when you go to Costco, then try stuff on over them.
Smart. I suppose the female version would be a tank top and leggings

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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2020, 11:53:01 AM »
And where does he keep his wallet?
cash rolled and stuffed into where the sun don't shine. down there, on the back side. in the cracks.

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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2020, 10:11:48 AM »
And where does he keep his wallet?
It's a prison wallet

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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2020, 12:16:37 PM »
Just another reason to live among the hippies. Nobody gonna break a sweat over a naked guy trying to buy some clothes. 

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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2020, 07:45:29 AM »
I wear the company logo polo shirt at work almost every day.  The company is cheap and almost never gives out shirts and I'm not about to buy them at the online company store, but a long time employee here with no kids and a hen pecking wife periodically goes through his clothes and tells him to get rid of "this stack".  He always offers me the older company logo'd shirts and I always take them.  I really don't care that the shirt says I was a presenter in 2005. 

I absolutely hate buying clothes.  For $13k, I could buy a pretty nice motorcycle.

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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2020, 10:59:59 AM »
Good point. I'd have more money in my closet than in my garage.

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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2020, 11:59:14 AM »
Good point. I'd have more money in my closet than in my garage.

Sounds like we need to do something about your bicycle situation . . .

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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2020, 04:39:16 PM »
Nothing says 1995 like a Western shirt.

Luckily for you, there are links to buy every single of of these items. Ta da, easy peasy shopping and you are all fashionable for this year!

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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2020, 06:21:04 AM »
Just updated my wardrobe on Black Friday -
3 pairs of pants 20$ ea.
3 shirts $10 ea.
3 beanies 1$ ea.
New boots $50

Unpacked some never used Costco boxers and socks from previous years. Good to go for another couple years!

Wearing the exact same clothes just different colors each day really simplifies my life.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2020, 06:23:19 AM by Steeze »

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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2020, 08:40:13 PM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

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If you can sew - my favorite move is to buy name-brand shirts from consignment/thrift stores and then flip-and-pin and run new seams to aggressively taper the fit. I don't think anybody has ever noticed that many of my best fitting dress shirts do not have flat-fell seams at the sides (because I'm not skilled enough to make those, yet - that's a post-FIRE project!). A $5 Brooks Brothers shirt with the right critical dimensions but a lot of extra fabric at the waist can become a great wardrobe staple with some "light editing" :-). GQ usually advises that when "investing" in some of these pricey duds, that you also invest in getting them properly tailored.

Side note: I actually subscribed to GQ for years and really enjoy their style content. Of course, I find paying these kinds of prices for clothing just as objectionable as others on this thread, I mostly just liked to idea shop and pick up a few pointers about what to wear with what else.

What do you do about the lumpy pre-existing seams inside your new seams? Just trim them out? Like, with pinking shears? Can you provide slightly more detail?

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2020, 01:41:02 PM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

<snip>

If you can sew - my favorite move is to buy name-brand shirts from consignment/thrift stores and then flip-and-pin and run new seams to aggressively taper the fit. I don't think anybody has ever noticed that many of my best fitting dress shirts do not have flat-fell seams at the sides (because I'm not skilled enough to make those, yet - that's a post-FIRE project!). A $5 Brooks Brothers shirt with the right critical dimensions but a lot of extra fabric at the waist can become a great wardrobe staple with some "light editing" :-). GQ usually advises that when "investing" in some of these pricey duds, that you also invest in getting them properly tailored.

Side note: I actually subscribed to GQ for years and really enjoy their style content. Of course, I find paying these kinds of prices for clothing just as objectionable as others on this thread, I mostly just liked to idea shop and pick up a few pointers about what to wear with what else.

What do you do about the lumpy pre-existing seams inside your new seams? Just trim them out? Like, with pinking shears? Can you provide slightly more detail?

Tailor here (side gig, one of many). Almost 40 years of sewing experience (holy crap I'm old).

Don't just pink out an existing seam because then you'll have a row of lumps and very little to prevent fraying. A fray prevention strategy is essential if you want to make the garment last. Make tiny slits if you have an obtuse angle or a curve.

First, use a straight seam to make the new seam where you want it to be. Then you will have to make it lie flat. I like to imitate the initial seam: if both sides of the fabric are folded to one direction, do the same. If it is split and ironed, I imitate that. Where the new seam touches the old, you will have a lump if you don't rip out the old stitching. Do what it takes to end up with clean fabric-- judicious use of your seam ripper and embroidery scissors can get rid of the old stitching.

To keep the newly cut edges from fraying, you need to either use chemical fray reduction (I don't like it-- texture issues) or else stitch along the new edges of the cloth. This is separate from the seam you just made. If you've put a curve in, definitely do your notching to allow the garment to lie naturally. Iron and press the seam to make sure you've got the notches right and there's no puckering or bulging. A serger often takes care of it automatically by trimming and then stitching, but if you're using a regular sewing machine, put in a zigzag row at the edge of where you want the new seam. One of my evil tricks is to do this first, and then cut just outside the outer edge of the zigzag. Doing it the other way around and trying to zigzag along a seam you've already cut results in uneven tension in the bobbin and top threads on the sides of the stitch, and also uneven pulling on the feed dog. It's hard to keep the product lying flat and the seam can be uneven.

Does this help?

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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2020, 11:44:10 AM »
I was going to go down the list and discuss each item, but then I got to signet ring...lmao.

<snip>

If you can sew - my favorite move is to buy name-brand shirts from consignment/thrift stores and then flip-and-pin and run new seams to aggressively taper the fit. I don't think anybody has ever noticed that many of my best fitting dress shirts do not have flat-fell seams at the sides (because I'm not skilled enough to make those, yet - that's a post-FIRE project!). A $5 Brooks Brothers shirt with the right critical dimensions but a lot of extra fabric at the waist can become a great wardrobe staple with some "light editing" :-). GQ usually advises that when "investing" in some of these pricey duds, that you also invest in getting them properly tailored.

Side note: I actually subscribed to GQ for years and really enjoy their style content. Of course, I find paying these kinds of prices for clothing just as objectionable as others on this thread, I mostly just liked to idea shop and pick up a few pointers about what to wear with what else.

What do you do about the lumpy pre-existing seams inside your new seams? Just trim them out? Like, with pinking shears? Can you provide slightly more detail?

Tailor here (side gig, one of many). Almost 40 years of sewing experience (holy crap I'm old).

Don't just pink out an existing seam because then you'll have a row of lumps and very little to prevent fraying. A fray prevention strategy is essential if you want to make the garment last. Make tiny slits if you have an obtuse angle or a curve.

First, use a straight seam to make the new seam where you want it to be. Then you will have to make it lie flat. I like to imitate the initial seam: if both sides of the fabric are folded to one direction, do the same. If it is split and ironed, I imitate that. Where the new seam touches the old, you will have a lump if you don't rip out the old stitching. Do what it takes to end up with clean fabric-- judicious use of your seam ripper and embroidery scissors can get rid of the old stitching.

To keep the newly cut edges from fraying, you need to either use chemical fray reduction (I don't like it-- texture issues) or else stitch along the new edges of the cloth. This is separate from the seam you just made. If you've put a curve in, definitely do your notching to allow the garment to lie naturally. Iron and press the seam to make sure you've got the notches right and there's no puckering or bulging. A serger often takes care of it automatically by trimming and then stitching, but if you're using a regular sewing machine, put in a zigzag row at the edge of where you want the new seam. One of my evil tricks is to do this first, and then cut just outside the outer edge of the zigzag. Doing it the other way around and trying to zigzag along a seam you've already cut results in uneven tension in the bobbin and top threads on the sides of the stitch, and also uneven pulling on the feed dog. It's hard to keep the product lying flat and the seam can be uneven.

Does this help?

Yes!  I'll have to think it over a bit, though -- fortunately, I don't generally sew curves on fabric that frays because I don't have a sewing machine that's new enough to sew zigzag stitches. Or overlocks. (Hey, it goes forwards AND backwards!) So I tend to stick with fairly straightforward projects, obviously, because although I theoretically know how to sew a french seam... (I actually practiced this on a shade cover I sewed for the deck, where I really didn't want the fraying ends to show -- it was a great project for learning french seams!)

However, for the low-cost option of altering a shirt that cost me a whopping $4 or so, (less if it's half-price day at Goodwill), I may try this if I find one I otherwise like enough. Thanks for the instructions!

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Re: Help! I need 13K to update my wardrobe!
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2020, 07:58:30 AM »
Not a man but occasionally find things for my husband. Everlane is a great option. Cheaper than Express, too. Surprised people still buy fast fashion with all the information that's been out for a couple decades at least. Thrifting and consignment shops also tend to have a lot of guys stuff, but if you don't want to search the racks or don't have time, it's helpful to use something with a search function like Poshmark, which also sells men's clothing. Husband has managed to score lots of quality stuff from there. Just be familiar with brands and your measurements. Negotiating is always a plus, and my tip is to not necessarily just buy what you see and instead 'like' it and then wait for the seller to send you a discount code, meant to 'entice' you to complete check out. An updated wardrobe can be had for much less than $1000, even, depending on your needs.