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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Thanks all, including @EFV and @Academic2 for your responses. I see them on Tom Ford suits as well. But my friends have found ticket pockets as quite...weird. It is quite uncommon on the east coast.

Speaking of "random people," I just had one lady come up to me and said, "you're that guy who wore a white linen pocket square last week. You stood out because most men around here rarely wear pocket squares." I said to myself, "creepy~~~" while smiling at her.

 

Going to need you to post a fit pic for investigation. Trying to determine Fedora Lounge quotient

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Tux talk, navy or black? shawl collar or peak lapel?
post #30168 of 37396
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Tux talk, navy or black? shawl collar or peak lapel?


I imagine you mean 'midnight blue' instead as a navy tux would be an odd thing. Midnight blue or black works. And i prefer Peak but Shawl is arguably more dashing. SB with vest or DB?

post #30169 of 37396
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Originally Posted by MrTRC View Post


I imagine you mean 'midnight blue' instead as a navy tux would be an odd thing. Midnight blue or black works. And i prefer Peak but Shawl is arguably more dashing. SB with vest or DB?

Yes more midnight blue. If doing shawl collar it is acceptable as a 2 piece. I really don't care much for a 3 piece tux
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I prefer peak lapels to shawl on black/midnight tuxs, and shawl on white/off-white jackets.

post #30171 of 37396
Justin,

Loved your pix with your fiance/wife. Fit pix taken at that kind of distance shows very well whereas your recent ones did not do justice to your outfits.
post #30172 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Justin,

Loved your pix with your fiance/wife. Fit pix taken at that kind of distance shows very well whereas your recent ones did not do justice to your outfits.

I appreciate it! Fiance was a bridesmaid at her cousins wedding and I kept getting the hints that we need to plan our wedding haha.
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I appreciate it! Fiance was a bridesmaid at her cousins wedding and I kept getting the hints that we need to plan our wedding haha.

 

I like how you're initial reaction to this was "Hmm I need to start planning my tux."

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GNAers, I am going to another wedding soon and don't want to wear my Silver Glencheck tie yet again, as it's the very one I wore with the same group of friends earlier this year. I also don't want to buy another silver tie.

 

What other tie color besides the silver glencheck/houndstooth/shepherds is suitable for a wedding? I'd like to go with something that I could use for more than just this purpose.

 

I'll be wearing a white FC shirt, navy suit, black belt/shoes.


 

These are some ties I like: (Click to show)

Linen purple

Grenadine saffron

Grenadine steel blue

Grenadine lavender

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@Darkside how about the same design in a different colorway?

 

Vanda (sadly I've not pulled the trigger on either) has a lovely wheat and navy/royal blue, both in shepherd's check linen.

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If it's a fairly formal wedding, black grenadine would be my choice, I think.  

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Can someone help a beginner by providing some thoughts on this jacket? Is the fabric too casual for flapped pockets and a ticket pocket? Is it too light to be versatile? It is brown, I don't know why it says blue...

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/jackets/sienna-blue-faux-uni/C819I.html?vpid=C819I15

 

http://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Blue_Faux_Uni_Sienna_C819_Suitsupply_Online_Store_1.jpghttp://statics.suitsupply.com/images/products/Jackets/zoom/Jackets_Blue_Faux_Uni_Sienna_C819_Suitsupply_Online_Store_2.jpg 

post #30178 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

 

Go to the Kamakura store on Madison Ave. in Midtown. It's not far from the 5th Ave. Saks your wife will probably want to visit anyway.

 

Wife isn't with me on this New York trip, alas/relief (strike out where inapplicable) but I did lob into the Kamakura store today and scored a shirt and a couple of very reasonably-priced pocket squares.

 

More importantly, I was able to assess my fit in Kamakura. Turns out the Tokyo Slim shirt I purchased fits pretty well, although it annoyed me that OTR, in a 16" collar size, they only offer 33.5" or 35" sleeves. 34" is perfect for me and, y'know, that half inch makes all the difference. (Or so my wife tells me. :smarmy:)

 

Now that I know my way around a Kamakura shirt I suspect I might be ordering some items from their online store soon enough.

 

Thanks @Darkside for the tip.

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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post
 

Can someone help a beginner by providing some thoughts on this jacket? Is the fabric too casual for flapped pockets and a ticket pocket? Is it too light to be versatile? It is brown, I don't know why it says blue...

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/jackets/sienna-blue-faux-uni/C819I.html?vpid=C819I15

 

That jacket seems versatile enough. Flap pockets on a "casual" jacket don't worry me that much, and they can always be tucked in. The weave will resolve to solid at any respectable distance and the colour appears neutral and easily matched.

 

Have you ever tried on any SuSu jackets/suits in store? Their cuts vary widely and some will suit your frame better than others. For instance, I suck in a Sienna block. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I look better in Lazio, La Spalla or Soho. If you've got a B&M store in your area, hit it and try on samples of all their blocks.

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Would be really tempted to hit Greg up for some Formosa love now that I'm in NY but I CAN'T AFFORD ONE. Not even with the current discount.

 

Woe is me.

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