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Quote: Originally Posted by Doc4 I really don't like the look of navy blazers or odd jackets worn with charcoal pants ... the look seems jarring in all the wrong ways. But since the jacket in question is 'summer wool' and presumably for summer, I'd suggest a light grey or cream pants in a similar summer wool. But McCord is right that the Navy Blazer can go with a lot of stuff, so you have lots of options. Navy + charcoal is probably the...
So does the sale start this weekend?
Is this some unusual design, or are the straps (I'm not sure what to call them) removed from these shoes? There's a pretty clear color differential where the top part should (and presumably used to) be.
Quote: Originally Posted by demsteelers1 Yea, I'm pretty happy with it. I think with a few alterations it can be very good. Now I just need to work on my posture! Does anyone have a recommended tailor in Chicago that's reasonable? I'm fairly new here. Should I check out the RL store? I'm thinking sleeves up a bit, waist let out a tad, and maybe the button moved up a bit. 1) Sleeves up - that's fine. 2) Waist let out - I don't know how...
Looks fake -- check where it ships from, if it doesn't say a legit place, then that's a bad side. If it says somewhere in Asia, that's a bad sign.
Quote: Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette Realistically (and average-joe-y) calculated: Capsule collection=navy suit, grey suit, any sport coat, three pairs of trousers, a jeans, a chino, four pairs of shoes, a dozen shirts, four solid ties. The rest is up to personal needs. Very solid suggestions, I'd maybe amend to three pairs of shoes (black cap-toe, brown, and a basketball or running shoe for athletic wear), 6-8 shirts. Get stuff...
Question on scarves: what colors match best with a charcoal overcoat?
Charcoal's probably more versatile than a brown, actually, though I think a really rich brown would look nicer.
Quote: Originally Posted by bearsfan172 That blue silk Hermes from the OP was very nice looking, I'd love to see how it draped. Question for you guys, what color slacks and shirts would go best with a brown plaid jacket? Light blue for shirts, and then gray slacks, maybe a different shade of brown, and anything lighter -- khaki, tan, stone, white, etc.
Quote: Originally Posted by enarchay I've followed numerous threads in which people paired wing-tips with jeans, so I assumed it was acceptable. Based on your professed desire, I'd go with a standard cap-toe dark brown oxford. It's boring, but it's versatile.
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