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That's a fine look for your big day, Noodles. Stick with it.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

^ If you are going with a suit, that is pretty much the way to do it. Navy suit, white shirt, silver / grey tie (consider picking out a wedding tie if you don't have one), but I'd say in terms of the combination, you've basically nailed it.

Oh, and black shoes.

:fonz:

Thank you!!!

Black derbies I am afraid. 

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Oh, and this:




45s for each exercise, 15s rest/transition. Repeat if you can.
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That's a fine look for your big day, Noodles. Stick with it.

You the man. I will show your comment and others to my fiance and tell her to shut up. 

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Didn't see the spoiler, agree with sugar, stick by it.

Sorry Doodals, I asked the question about the date for other reasons than have been explored here. More importantly it is clear that you are hugely able to make sophisticated choices and need no lead, more power to you my friend nod[1].gif
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Buy a nice PoW check tie and you're done! You could get a plain white shirt with double cuffs for a little extra formality (make sure the collar points fall under the jacket), which might make it more acceptable for your wife to be.

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Ok guys, so against my better judgment.

KOPPED x 2



 

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You are correct, sir. One is charcoal and one is mid gray. I got the seller to reduce the price by offering to purchase both of them. It was probably not the best decision, but I have pants that will work for one but not the other due to not enough contrast. I also remember pingson saying a couple of odd gray jackets were some of his most worn.

I was probably also a bit blinded by the fact that they are both my measurements almost exactly and should fit perfectly. Plus I love the rough fabric and patch pockets.

Overall given what I paid I think they will both get a lot of use. On the other hand, I do find myself racking my brain thinking of what sorts of things I may need to add in order to get maximum mileage out of them. I think those oxblood double monks would be really nice to have right about now.

I think the process of wardrobe building can be dangerously self-justifying with that approach. "If I buy XX, I'll have nothing that works with it, so I'll need to by XXX and XXXX as well." It probably keeps the wardrobe from feeling organic; if someone doesn't have much to go with XX, chances are he doesn't have much that'll go with XXX and XXXX either (assuming he's already acquired the staples). You have a number of branches stretching out in different directions instead of being clustered around a mean.

 

After you have everything you need (the Style Forum definition of "need"), then I suppose there is no issue in wandering down an NMWA hole only to end up with some beautiful clothes, a four thousand dollar credit card bill, and a deep sense of shameful satisfaction.

 

This makes me pretty boring. In general, I'm leery of any outfit that doesn't have at least two staples. I'd argue that a two non-staple mask is the sweet spot for balancing variety with consistency.

post #2783 of 37438
rudlas, if you can pull off that daniel craig look, by all means, go for it.

nmwa has a lovely formosa tux btw. not sure if still available in your size or not.
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Had an argument with the Mrs about wearing my suit for the wedding. She was very displeased to hear it. When she brought this up with wedding shop people, they said all guys want to wear their stuff and that tuxedo is the right thing to wear regardless of the wedding time. I said F them. What the heck would they know about men's clothing. All they care about is the wedding dress. I told her I am not going to wear a cheap arse tux at noon. I said I wearing my suit with French cuffs. She found it childish of me and said let's see what looks better. Stupid wedding shop. Feeding her load of crap.
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Thread Starter 
My friend wore a beautiful Oxxford glen plaid suit to his wedding here. Another a midnight blue suit with peak lapels and jetted pockets. The third wore a nice gray suit. All three are members of Korean StyFo.
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I think the process of wardrobe building can be dangerously self-justifying with that approach. "If I buy XX, I'll have nothing that works with it, so I'll need to by XXX and XXXX as well." It probably keeps the wardrobe from feeling organic; if someone doesn't have much to go with XX, chances are he doesn't have much that'll go with XXX and XXXX either (assuming he's already acquired the staples). You have a number of branches stretching out in different directions instead of being clustered around a mean.

After you have everything you need (the Style Forum definition of "need"), then I suppose there is no issue in wandering down an NMWA hole only to end up with some beautiful clothes, a four thousand dollar credit card bill, and a deep sense of shameful satisfaction.

This makes me pretty boring. In general, I'm leery of any outfit that doesn't have at least two staples. I'd argue that a two non-staple mask is the sweet spot for balancing variety with consistency.

This is very helpful.

I knew at the time that they certainly weren't "staple" choices, and given that I lack staples currently and the main point of this thread being to help direct me in purchasing said staples, were probably not good additions.

I posted them in here first to receive feedback and people were generally positive. The charcoal got more love and I knew it made better sense given the fact that it have too many light jackets to begin with.

However, clags' encouragement to consider the pants I already have in rotation kept ringing in my ears. I can think of two sets of pants I currently have that the mid gray would go smashing with (navy cords and charcoal flannels) and a 3rd that would probably work well also.

Frankly, I decided that neither by themselves would be versatile enough to warrent a purchase, but that having both would probably give me enough options to cover both light and dark trousers. I ended up messaging the seller telling him I wanted both or none and offered him less than 80% of what he was asking:

"Thing is, I would like both of them, as I don't have enough trousers to make each of them a proper staple separately, but together I think I will have a lot of versatility. . . Would you accept $X for the both of them?"

He accepted.

Did I screw up? Maybe. I probably haven't kicked this "collecting" habit that got me into my wardrobe mess to begin with. But I made a logical and informed decision after having consulted the council. Sure the logic may have been flawed (I recognize that my argument sounds an awful lot like "2 wrongs makes a right"). But actually thinking about outfits as a whole and not just isolated pieces is occurring here, and I am 100x better off than I was before. Thank you for continuing to challenge me, guys. I promise I take it all to heart even if I make a misstep here and there.
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This is very helpful.

I knew at the time that they certainly weren't "staple" choices, and given that I lack staples currently and the main point of this thread being to help direct me in purchasing said staples, were probably not good additions.

I posted them in here first to receive feedback and people were generally positive. The charcoal got more love and I knew it made better sense given the fact that it have too many light jackets to begin with.

However, clags' encouragement to consider the pants I already have in rotation kept ringing in my ears. I can think of two sets of pants I currently have that the mid gray would go smashing with (navy cords and charcoal flannels) and a 3rd that would probably work well also.

Frankly, I decided that neither by themselves would be versatile enough to warrent a purchase, but that having both would probably give me enough options to cover both light and dark trousers. I ended up messaging the seller telling him I wanted both or none and offered him less than 80% of what he was asking:

"Thing is, I would like both of them, as I don't have enough trousers to make each of them a proper staple separately, but together I think I will have a lot of versatility. . . Would you accept $X for the both of them?"

He accepted.

Did I screw up? Maybe. I probably haven't kicked this "collecting" habit that got me into my wardrobe mess to begin with. But I made a logical and informed decision after having consulted the council. Sure the logic may have been flawed (I recognize that my argument sounds an awful lot like "2 wrongs makes a right"). But actually thinking about outfits as a whole and not just isolated pieces is occurring here, and I am 100x better off than I was before. Thank you for continuing to challenge me, guys. I promise I take it all to heart even if I make a misstep here and there.

 

It might be a good deal, but you won't end up with a solid wardrobe by going for good deals all the time. I'm sure you know this already, but it doesn't hurt stressing this point. I'd make a list of everything you need, and only buy things when they're on your list, even if there's a 90% sale going on. Of course you can change the list a bit when you get more staples, but for now, I'd stick to it. 2 plain grey odd jackets really doesn't make sense at this point in time (or ever).


Edited by Monkeyface - 2/21/14 at 4:28am
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Received a Kamakura yesterday, but concerned about button placement on the cuffs. Crosspost from the Kamakura thread for yall's opinion - how big a deal is it that the button's threaded through the cuff seam?

 

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I received my first Kamakura shirt yesterday - very fast shipping from Japan to Texas. It looks great! Good cloth, good fit, good construction.

 

But the button placement on the cuffs looks pretty wonky. They're riding the edge of the cuff like I haven't seen on any other shirt. One of them is even stitched right through the cuff's seam (that pic's a little blurry). Is this a common issue with Kamakura?

 

 

 

 

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post #2789 of 37438

Thats how mine is.  I figured it was just the style.  Back from being in our lovely States Capitol all week.  

post #2790 of 37438

That's really close to the edge. 

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