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Perhaps you didn't notice my response when you posed this question last week. It's rather long, so rather than copying and pasting it here, you can find it at http://www.styleforum.net/t/79716/ask-a-question-get-an-answer-post-all-quick-questions-here-classic-menswear/29950_50#post_7699276Alternatively, perhaps you keep asking for opinions on the fit of your shirt because you're seeking approval from a bunch of strangers who post to SF. If that is the case, I would ask you...
I don't much care for sharkskin, but I acknowledge that it is a traditional American staple.I guess it's sort of similar to the way some people don't like seersucker, which is also a traditional American staple. (Although, honestly, how anyone cannot like seersucker is beyond me.)Man, come summer, I am definitely going to get some use out of my seersucker suit. Although perhaps I'll wear the pieces individually, more often than I'll wear both the trousers and the jacket...
It's fine. Assuming you take proper care of your shoes (so when they get wet, no drying them on the radiator or in the microwave), they will not fall apart if you wear them 2-3 times per week. The major advantage of having a third (or fourth, or fifth, or etc.) pair, is that you'll have a wider range of footwear from which to choose when you get dressed in the morning.
Without further details, the question isn't sufficiently specific to permit a meaningful response. It's the equivalent of, "I'm going out to dinner tomorrow night. Please recommend a restaurant. I'm not going to tell you where I am or what I like, so as not to bias you."
I think it somewhat unlikely that Nordstrom lists "Filipino ethnicity," as a qualification for the job. Such being the case, and especially if the 3 stands you've been to happen to be the same general geographic area, I'd assume it's nothing more than some mixture of coincidence and local demographics. (Are these stands in an area with a significant Filipino population?) It certainly doesn't apply to my local Nordstrom (in Baltimore County, Maryland).Of course, since...
Don't be so sure. There are plenty of tuxedos available on eBay, representing every decade from pre-WWII to post-millenium, often selling for ridiculously affordable prices.It's extremely possible that a Brooks Brothers tuxedo obtained in that manner will be superior in nearly every way to some rental outfit. And if you wear the tuxedo even once every couple of years, in the long run it'll wind up costing you less than renting, too.And once you own a tuxedo, it's not...
Wow, you posted the mention of ties, while I was asking you about your tie choices in my previous response.Anyway, a red tie can be perfectly fine. Some people don't care for it, claiming that it's too... powerful or assertive or whatever. Well, they're entitled to their opinion, but it's not one I necessarily share.Generally, a darker red - maroon definitely beats fire engine red or cherry red, here. And shall I assume you're talking about a solid tie, and not something...
A lot of my classic white dress shirts are from Brooks Bros. So that's one option.BTW, don't get hung up on the whole "smart care" thing. It's just another name for wrinkle-free or non-iron. You can just pull it out of the dryer, and it looks perfect. But the truth of the matter is, even a wrinkle-free dress shirt will usually look better if you run an iron over it.Not black. Solid navy or darkish grey would be the roughly equally correct choices. Pretty conservatively...
It sounds plausible to me. Historically, wasn't much clothing "bespoke," in that there were no department stores with racks and racks of items in semi-standardized sizes? I understand that items were often run up by a female family member, or tailor, or servant (for the wealthy) on a one off basis. So obtaining an individualized fit (not necessarily a good fit, of course, since not everyone's skills or attention to detail in this area were particularly impressive) was the...
Buy more ties. Eventually, you'll find some which strike you as going well with your gray or navy suits. You know, given that it's the hot and humid south, you could even change it up and choose a bow tie, once in a while. Not too often, since you don't want the people at your office to start thinking of you as "that bow tie guy." But now and then.Or how about a white cotton pocket square, with a green border? And that'd only set you back around $8, from The Tie Bar, so...
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