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How much do you want to spend on a shirt?

post #107 of 133
Were the fit pics still coming? confused.gif
post #108 of 133
Bespoke.

The answer is always already bespoke.
post #109 of 133
Thread Starter 

 

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How much do you want to spend on a shirt?

 

 

For a white shirt? Ideally $50 down, but if it's amazing for under $100, I'll consider it.

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Were the fit pics still coming? confused.gif

 

 

My family is coming by this weekend with all my clothes for my birthday! Monday at latest. Sorry for the wait.

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Bespoke.
The answer is always already bespoke.

 

Bespoke?

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post #111 of 133

^^^^Nice video!

 

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.

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Best of Mitchell and Webb

That was AWESOME! I had to watch the others as well. lol8[1].gif
post #113 of 133

Others?  I'll have to look.

post #114 of 133
Thread Starter 

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

Alfani shoes

(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

post #115 of 133
-white pocket square
-yes, you want some cuff to show
-can't remember if we went over this, but matching your date looks somewhat silly. given that you're already doing it with the tie, don't overdo it with a blue flower as well. no flower is an excellent option.
post #116 of 133
Thread Starter 

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.

post #117 of 133
Typically women think it looks cute to match their dress to your tie, unaware of the fact that they have zero taste in these matters. I blame them for the matching bridesmaids/groomsmen tableaus that currently afflict our society. If she insists, then wear the blue tie. It's not worth arguing over. But really you shouldn't particularly be thinking of her dress when choosing your tie. Choose a properly understated and elegant tie, it will have no problems cohabiting with her dress.

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.
post #118 of 133
I think a light blue flower to match her dress would be fine with what you described and she will appreciate it.

If you have a good florist, they could probably do a white boutonniere with some sort of blue accent.

Pinning a flower to your lapel is fine.
post #119 of 133
A light blue flower seems to me much better suited to daytime than evening. You've got other high contrast items there with a black suit, white shirt, white PS...the light blue doesn't fit in well to me.
post #120 of 133
Thread Starter 

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.

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