not sure why you need 8 white dress shirts, maybe like 2, but I would just get some from uniqlo
Umm... I was thinking 1/day + 1 spare? Too many?
Originally Posted by nahneun
1. what is the event for?
2. do you have time to shop in ny? if so, uniqlo will answer all your suiting issues safely within your budget.
3. for shoes, go to allen edmonds. get the park avenues. a black captoe oxford is as conservative as you can get.
4. you probably won't need that pocket square
1. A series of courses related to the UN. They require suit and tie. I'll see what effect girls in tailleurs have on me.
2. no time to shop in nyc, unfortunately. I also need the clothes before the trip since there are a couple of related events I'm supposed to participate in before going
3. sounds good, thanks!
Don't know where to put this advice request / memo to self, I hope here can kind of mesh in: MC is intimidating, although full of resources I've already tried to get advantage of.
Long story short, I'm going on a 7-day trip to NYC in which I'm required to suit up -- a 22 yo who's never owned/worn a suit.
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need this stuff quickly and (possibly) inexpensive.
- 2 navy suits, aiming at 700 for BOTH -- suit supply, cos or yoox. Will probably need alterations since I'm really thin
- 8 white dress shirts - the first ones I can get my hands on... Does this makes sense or is it worth spending some more time and money on them? Is it actually noticeable if I'm wearing a bad fitting shirt under a jacket? (the problem with shirts is that, by being very slim, cheaper shirts fit loose even though the collar and shoulders are ok.
- 1 pair of decent black shoes
- 3-4 cheap ties - again, are ties this (stress THIS) important?
As for the pocket square: I don't know if the guys I should look up to in that setting are going to wear a PS, and I don't want to come off as pretentious... Is it a safe bet to go without one?
Final note: I remember I recently read a post from either gdl or namor about building a business wardrobe (probably in RP or random thoughts) but I can't seem to find it anymore... I already checked SF 101 over at MC, but nothing
you should only need 3 dress shirts. 2 light blue, 1 white. I'm sure there'll be a dry cleaner around. The important part is that they fit in the neck and the collar points are long enough to sit underneath or close to underneath the suit lapels. The collar should be slightly spread.
e.g. GDL's shirt collar:
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Hey guys, can anyone help me point out some influences of eastern/Asian cultures affecting haute cultures and styles. How does this reflect culture etc?
Which designers are like that or can anyone point me out to a good place to look? Much thanks, i hope to make a presentation out of this. I am interested but because I am short on time, am hoping that someone can show me in the general direction.
Snow's mention of Siki Im is a good call. He uses Middle East and Far East influences. Harem pants, sarongs, stuff like that. He also uses the kimono shape in some pieces. I think the McQueen collection Nahneun was thinking of was FW08: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2008MEN-AMCQUEEN. It had a lot of Indian/Tibetan influence. Really cool. Damir Doma obviously uses a ton of ideas from the Middle East and the Far East (he loves Issey Miyake). Christophe Lemaire is a less obvious choice but it isn't hard to see the influence of Asia in his menswear. Mandarin collars (ahem...the name itself indicates Chinese) and that sort of thing. (Actually, look at anything Samuel Drira has styled to get some imagery that fits your description—he works a lot with Lemaire and Damir.) Another collection to check out is the latest one from Tillmann Lauterbach, which took inspiration from China: http://thefashionisto.com/tillmann-lauterbach-springsummer-2013-paris-fashion-week/. It's an awesome collection too. One of my favorites of the last few years.
I'm assuming you're not looking for Asian designers, right? You want to trace the Asian influence outside of Asia? Because there's this little known guy named Yohji something or other who takes a lot of influence from Asia (hakama pants, for instance). It wouldn't be tough to find his fingerprint all over clothes from European designers though, if you want to go that route. Hope that helps.
Good question are only some H&Ms going to get the collection?
Originally Posted by reedobandito
Wait, so how much are people expecting those H&MMMM side zips to cost?
Do you guys think it's something I'll have to wait in line for, or could I swing by later in the day to check them out? Will the Portland H&M even have this collab?