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Quote: Originally Posted by Manton A solid gray odd jacket with solid blue odd trousers is like my own personal version of aesthetic distopia. YMMV. Never said that it will be extremely stylish, but it can work - there are more variables - shirt, tie, PS, shoes. Plus the shades, texture and weight of both fabrics. So I won't eliminate ab initio the combination, I said that it can work (or more precisely it can be worked around).
Blue or navy blue pants, can work. For buying one, I don't think so... Got two tweeds - but they are not purely dark gray. One is a Zegna interpretation of donnegal - grey herringbone with lots of colored "bumps", other one is a cashmere cotton with a barely visible brown window pane (kind of hopsack) - intended for summer, is perfect for spring/autumn.
Yep, at least with the women I want to be!
Quote: Originally Posted by JBM A Viennese Christmas Ball Friday, December 12th, 2008 Seven o'clock Champagne Reception Eight o'clock Grand March Music by Con Brio! Viennese Waltz, Polka, Fox Trot, Tango, Fledermaus Quadrille Viennese Desserts and a special Christmas performance Washington Golf and Country Club 3017 North Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia 22207 It is not the Military Academy ball. This is for all the politicians in DC that wants...
Campaigning is not good for your shoes and clothes, there is a lot of wear and tear that you cannot avoid. Seeing Sen. Obama, I won't say he is a slob, just a candidate for the highest office in his country who has no time or energy to make wardrobe maintenance.
You are in the process of becoming an officer and gentleman! Are you going to dance in dinner jacket, or tails and white tie, which is the norm for a Vienna Opera Ball - see the director of the Vienna opera, he is in full ceremonial white tie, with his decorations and orders in full, not in miniature. For the dinners and parties before, go for the dinner jacket, if you do not want to wear your Navy ceremonial dress (which will be appropriate), you can wear a red cummerbund...
Crema Nubiana 1888 (rebranded Crema Alpina for Bata) you can find it in every Bata shop, it is liquid and extraordinary!
They look pretty decent, seeing on an other forum a total disaster made by very respectable bespoke houses, at an astronomical price! Did the maker offered a final fitting, or it is just measurement and delivery? You seem to have a slight disbalance between left and right side of your body (which is pretty normal) so the person who got your measurements should had made that visible on your "diagnose", but all in all they are pretty decent. For the padding, that might been...
Nope, but Howard has some good stuff! (just received yesterday another order). Its british stuff, not italian - so no fancy combinations - cashmere - silk etc. But he is reliable, and he has good prices! Recommend him highly.
Ladies will notice, that is for sure. Pinstripes are more visible as "fitting" than plains, so fit will be more noticed on a pinstripe than on plains. It is about optical illusion, it elongates the figure, it creates a vertical dimension that plain fabrics don't have.
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