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Chalkstripes don't dress down very well. I'm not sure a salmon-coloured shirt would work (not really sure what it goes with), but pink and lilac are nice with navy. But pretty much anything that I can think of to go with that suit would be a business look. For shirts: solids, end-on-ends or narrow stripes (narrower than a bengal stripe). Checked shirts and striped suits don't really match. If you want to wear a knitted tie with it, you can. James Bond did:...
What you have there is a classic cold-weather business suit. It's a bit less formal than a ropestripe suit, but not much below. The blue end-on-end shirt in that picture is perfect with that suit. Knitted ties don't go well with business suits to me, but if you'd like something similar get a navy grenadine tie. Grenadine ties are much more formal and are better with a chalkstripe suit. I'm fine with a navy tie and a navy suit together. It's fine to wear a pocket square...
I think with a peak lapel navy blazer it needs to have all the details of a double-breasted blazer, so flap pockets, not patch. And double vents are a must. As for cloth, either hopsack or serge. A blazer does not need patch pockets to differentiate it from a suit jacket, even if you don't get metal buttons.
I don't object to a close-cut suit, but if it bunches up in certain places and pulls in others when someone is standing still that's simply a poor fit.And is it still considered a poor fit when the jacket doesn't cover the rear?
Good tailoring was a priority for the costume designer. She chose fashion over fit. The chest bows out, the sleeves and the waist area have extensive creasing and the jacket doesn't cover his rear. Those elements of poor fit are fashionable, but there's no excuse for the collar standing away.And for the cuff mentioned above, I wrote an article about the cuff here: http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?p=5I prefer to use Frank Foster's name of Cocktail Cuff.
Great advice, but you forgot to mention that a turn-down collar is a must. Rental shops will not be able to do a proper wing collar, and wing-collar shirts should never have pleats nor should they be worn with a cummerbund.
I thought he looked pretty good in most of the Quantum of Solace suits. They were only slightly too tight and the trouser rise was a little too low. But Skyfall took the fit to an extreme and didn't work for him nor would it work for anyone else.
The dinner jacket worn in Skyfall was not the same as at the premiere. The one in the film was actually very close to midnight blue, really just a dark navy, and it was worn with matching trousers. The textured, mid-blue dinner jacket was thankfully not in the film. Still, it was too short as well.
I can't imagine there would be any benefit to getting a cotton/wool blend over 10% wool. With cotton it will be less wrinkle-resistent, won't wear neither as warm nor as cool as all wool, and it won't be as durable. I can only imagine it might be cheaper, though if it's a good quality it will hardly be cheaper. There's no good reason for it.
Jeans have a place: gardening, carpentry, plumbing, motorcycle riding, etc. I can see why Barbera wouldn't wear them.
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