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Quote: Originally Posted by Icehawk Anyone else? Not diggin' a cummerbund, seems to rental to me. My thought is a vest with deep scoop would stand out and be traditional but a lot of them are lapel-less or have the a squared-off peudo-shawl collar - not sure if either is good idea. So does a notch lapel dinner jacket. For a waistcoat, the squared-off lapels are traditional.
Linen is cooler.
I believe there are parts of the US where one can wear an ivory DJ, but not the northeast. I think it's okay below the Mason-Dixon Line after Memorial Day.
What is a peak collar? It looks like you have a wide spread collar. You want to re-cut it to a cutaway? Where will you put the collar stays? You'd be much better off just buying some shirts with cutaway collars.
Quote: Originally Posted by needshoehelp Forward pleats are okay, but they are less flattering and flare out more. When they don't fit well, flared forward pleats look worse than flared reverse pleats. When they a properly fitted, I find that forward pleats are more flattering and more effective. But that's just my experience.
Quote: Originally Posted by Contango Does anyone except public servants wear plain white shirts without French cuffs? A white button cuff shirt is the most recommended shirt for interviews in America.
Quote: Originally Posted by mafoofan Where the heck are all you people finding trousers with single forward pleats? I can hardly even fathom what that would look like. I have some from Turnbull & Asser and Hackett. They can be found from other English shops.
Quote: Originally Posted by GoldenTribe I generally dislike pleats, but now you've got me curious what the difference is between all of these things. What's a "scissor pleat"? Can we have a photo guide? All the styles are here: http://www.mytailor.com/BrowseSlacks.aspx Pleats turned out are reverse pleats. Pleats turned in are forward pleats.
Just in case anyone is confused, forward pleats open toward the fly and reverse pleats open away. Reverse pleats are the standard type of pleat in America and Italy, and have become more common in Britain as well.
A solid white french cuff shirt is something that every man needs.
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