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post #31 of 45
Wow. I'd buy it if I were a barber though. Barber pole styleeee boyaaaaa!
post #32 of 45
You must go with white bucks. Simply no other option.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
I just purchased it. Any shirt and shoe suggestions? I will post pics when I get it!!!

Shit. I lost my chance to be the first one on the Style Forum block to own one.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
I just purchased it. Any shirt and shoe suggestions? I will post pics when I get it!!!
This is a tough one. Even though the buttons are black, I wouldn't go with black shoes for sure. That would be way too harsh a contrast. I'm thinking light brown shoes and just a solid white shirt with a tie a little darker in colour than the suit.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by Margaret


I'm only talking about the extremes; yes, a suit with prominent pinstripes that are especially closely spaced (1/4"?) would empasize the vertical. A suit with chalkstripes that are more broadly spaced (3/4") won't necessarily make a slender person look more slender or less slender, but just doesn't look as visually balanced as it would on a larger man. 1/2" spacing seems best. But that's just my opinion on single-breasted. Double-breasted seems to be a slightly different dynamic because of the visual line created by the prominent lapels with their strong diagonal lines (e.g, Fred Astaire).

Of course, I could be completely talking out of my butt here. But I likes what I likes, okay?

There's nothing incorrect about your observations. Stripes are a trickier subject than other patterns. For example, flap pockets can counter the impact of thin stripes. (But flap pockets on a pinstriped suit often don't mix.)
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
(But flap pockets on a pinstriped suit often don't mix.)

Out of curiousity, what do you mean by this?

I have a variety of striped suits, some narrow, some wider, some pinstripes, some chalkstripes and they're all flapped and look good (of course I guess I'm biased since I own them). I'm just not sure what you mean.
post #37 of 45
The suit came today and isn't bad for the $68.00 it cost me. So i guess my only options are white shoes, white shirt, and a red tie. Am I right?
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
The suit came today and isn't bad for the $68.00 it cost me. So i guess my only options are white shoes, white shirt, and a red tie. Am I right?


No red tie. Id wear a red shirt with this before id wear a red tie. A red tie will signify a certain fumbling to match.


Navy knit tie, even with white dots on it.
post #39 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrpologuy
The suit came today and isn't bad for the $68.00 it cost me. So i guess my only options are white shoes, white shirt, and a red tie. Am I right?

POST PICTURES! With or without the tie.

A pale blue shirt might be nice too.

Actually, why DO you need a tie at all? I assume you're not wearing this to the office.
post #40 of 45
Here is a pic of the jacket and a possible tie to help you guys out.


post #41 of 45
how would you describe the fit and construction of the pincord suit?
post #42 of 45
The jacket as you can see is very thin red and white stripes. It is half lined and cool to wear. It is a 3 buttona nd they are tan colored buttons. It is not a tight fit on me but a very comfortable relaxed fit. The pants are flat front and have no cuffs.
post #43 of 45
It's a fine suit and a classical design. What's not to wear?
post #44 of 45









It is not the best day to wear this in Michigan. It is cold out, but what the hell. I had to take the pics myself because I can't get the self timer on my camera to work. Here is one way to wear it. Sorry for the bad pics.
post #45 of 45
That's a nice suit. I was not around for the original thread so I can't seem to find a pic of the whole suit. My only suggestions are to dress the suit up, don't go with the typical white button down, white bucks. Wear a spread collar shirt with a small pattern in blue or something and a grenadine tie. Throw on somebrown shoes, maybe monks. The suit is very dandyish and wouldn't dress it down.
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