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Black Shirt with Black Suit. I have to get this off my chest. - Page 8
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For a white shirt? Ideally $50 down, but if it's amazing for under $100, I'll consider it.
My family is coming by this weekend with all my clothes for my birthday! Monday at latest. Sorry for the wait.
Bespoke refers to clothing made to your specifications. You pick the fabric, color, pattern, collar, cuffs, buttons, etc. I just received a few bespoke shirts. The quality is good, but the fit is about the same as my Charles Tyrwhitt off the rack shirts. As I mentioned before, I've had great luck with their non-iron shirts. CT shirts can be had from anywhere between $40-$75 plus shipping. They also have a generous return policy. TM Lewin also makes a nice ready to wear shirt in roughly the same price range. Both companies are English. Start with your neck, chest, sleeve, and waist measurements. Compare that with the fit charts and see what cut of shirt will fit (classic, slim, or tailored). Make sure the shirt isn't skin tight.
Alright guys, it's been finals week and the date is fast approaching, this Friday. I'm sorry I never got the pics up but I've already sent them to the tailor for the last fitting and I think it all came out great. What I have right now is...
Calvin Klein suit from Lord and Taylor, Black with very light grey pinstripes that are not very distinct
(Getting from Kohl's...last minute since I decided against all my previous choices) White French Cuff shirt. The problem I've run into is, should I just get an inch longer to my arm length (currently 36) to a 37 so my cuff will show with my suit?
Gold colored cuff links and tie bar
Blue tie with white and gray on a diagonal design
Now I've already decided on a white pocket square, but would a gray/silver be better?
And since my tie is predominantly blue (to match the dress of my date) what would be a good color flower for the boutonniere since i want to accent the blue?
I'll be sure to put up pictures of the final result the day of the formal! Thanks again guys for all your help and advice, it's something I've taken with me to really help stand out with my clothes! =D
Really? You think no flower is the way to go?
What would you suggest then? Would rather than matching her dress, would complementing with a different color be better? Seems tough to not do so given the setting. Then again, I don't have nearly as much experience in this, so that's why I'm asking.
Likewise with the flower, unless your jacket lapel has a working buttonhole and a silk string on the back to hold the flower, you will be forced to pin said flower to your jacket lapel, which to me looks silly and tacky. However, again if your date insists, choose something that isn't too obnoxiously large. Your principal options are red and white. I advise white again.
I do have a boutonniere hole in the jacket label, so it would be well fitted. My concern then is the PS. I like the idea of a white flower with a light blue accent, but then shouldn't I have a PS to offset that as well rather than making it lopsided? I would figure the gray/silver PS at this point, red doesn't sit well with me.