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Icewalker
10-12-2005, 02:15
Hi all.
I have this wierd obsession with nehru jackets: I love them. I've been looking for one forever. If you don't know what they are, here is a picture:
http://www.monarch-garments.com/nehrujacket.jpg
If anyone know's where I can get them (on the net preferably) that are for MEN (I'm not a woman as you have guessed from previous posts) then I will be forever greatful. Oh yeah, I am not very large in size (I'm looking for something like a 30 or 32) and thus this makes looking for one so much more difficult.

Thanks.

-Ed
10-12-2005, 05:26
Well this is an obvious starting point (http://www.monarch-garments.com/cat_nehruj.asp) :rolleyes: .

Kohhna
10-12-2005, 08:27
Excellent choice sir. I wore a Nehru to the QUB History Society dress-formal when I was at Uni. Basically you just need to get a good tailors or suit hire and ask them.Your local telephone direcory should have a few.

Icewalker
10-12-2005, 12:46
Excellent choice sir. I wore a Nehru to the QUB History Society dress-formal when I was at Uni. Basically you just need to get a good tailors or suit hire and ask them.Your local telephone direcory should have a few.
Thank you sir. I've decided that it'll be much easier if I just make one on my own. I'll make it a nice wintry coat perhaps, or maybe inbetween. I'm betwixt using it for winter (I've decided to make it as long as I can; like the Neo's Nehru) or just making it and making it long for the hell of it (I think that I would like to wear it all over ze place). Yes I do. What materials would you guys suggest?

fredmundo
12-12-2005, 08:25
I got one taylored for my wedding through Bombay Stores in Bradford The whole suit cost me 285 and frankly was pretty darn good value...
I got it down to the knee and has the buttons hidden (like a button fly) for that wonderful international master criminal about town look, very fetching me thinks..
I've since had a seemstress have a look at it and she said it was very well made...
Any good Indian suit/clothes shop will be able to point you in the right direction. if you tell me where yo ulive I can probably find out where the bearest indian/asian area to you is, and if your lucky enven get a reccomendation as to a reputable business too...

Adept
12-12-2005, 08:44
The whole suit cost me 285 and frankly was pretty darn good value...

There is no way two hundred and eighty five pounds on a single suit can be good value. Just think of how much beer that could have bought...

fredmundo
12-12-2005, 10:19
ahhh, but you haven't seen the suit, and frankly it was a bargin (for a taylor made suit, which are generally pretty darn expensive.), you can get much worse fitting off the peg suits for a lot more, this fit's me and looks great...

Icewalker
12-12-2005, 11:45
ahhh, but you haven't seen the suit, and frankly it was a bargin (for a taylor made suit, which are generally pretty darn expensive.), you can get much worse fitting off the peg suits for a lot more, this fit's me and looks great...
Sounds quite eexpensive. I'll pm some details. Perhaps, but not now if it costs that much money.

Adept
12-12-2005, 13:10
ahhh, but you haven't seen the suit, and frankly it was a bargin (for a taylor made suit, which are generally pretty darn expensive.), you can get much worse fitting off the peg suits for a lot more, this fit's me and looks great...

Yikes.

Mate, my idea of a cheap suit is something under fifty bucks (or twenty pounds) from Target. Heck, I only have to wear it to family funerals or weddings, and I can roll the sleeves up and skip the tie at those.

fredmundo
12-12-2005, 14:32
well it was my wedding I got it made for.... if your gonna look that sharp any day then you may as well make it your wedding day....

Inquisitor Samos
12-12-2005, 15:35
Thank you sir. I've decided that it'll be much easier if I just make one on my own. I'll make it a nice wintry coat perhaps, or maybe inbetween. I'm betwixt using it for winter (I've decided to make it as long as I can; like the Neo's Nehru) or just making it and making it long for the hell of it (I think that I would like to wear it all over ze place). Yes I do. What materials would you guys suggest?If you're looking for something long like Neo wore, and you don't mind black for the color, may I suggest looking at these:

http://www.museumreplicas.com/webstore/eCat/Miscellaneous/Nehru%204000.aspx

http://www.museumreplicas.com/webstore/eCat/Period%20Clothing%20Mens/The%20Nehru%20Se.aspx

They're relatively affordable, and pretty well-made.

-Ed
12-12-2005, 19:25
Mate, my idea of a cheap suit is something under fifty bucks (or twenty pounds) from Target. Heck, I only have to wear it to family funerals or weddings, and I can roll the sleeves up and skip the tie at those.

What happened to a white wife beater and black stubbies for those formal occassions ?

Icewalker
12-12-2005, 22:50
If you're looking for something long like Neo wore, and you don't mind black for the color, may I suggest looking at these:

http://www.museumreplicas.com/webstore/eCat/Miscellaneous/Nehru%204000.aspx

http://www.museumreplicas.com/webstore/eCat/Period%20Clothing%20Mens/The%20Nehru%20Se.aspx

They're relatively affordable, and pretty well-made.
Yeah, those work too, but they are probably way too big for me (I'm tiny; size 30). I'm not sure those are in my size.

Minister
13-12-2005, 00:15
I will point out that there is a diference between a cheap suit, and a cheap price paid for a good suit. Mine cost me about 100 a few years back and was damn good value for money (it's a very nice suit, and for an off-the-shelf it fits rather well). My tux, on the other hand, was 50 out of Asdas, and is not particularly good at all, but is great for going to all these faux-posh doos the Uni likes to run (damage to clothing likley). For a tailor-made suit, under 300 is rather good, but it's only worth it if you're going to get the use of it.