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post #5056 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I wear a baseball cap when I golf. So at least I'm consistent.
I've always felt that Shantung looks more F/W.

Clags plays golf, I am complete icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #5057 of 37396
Picked up a D'Avenza suit from the bay for 30 quid. It fits surprisingly well. I was thinking about shortening the trousers, but I'll keep them at this length and put on cuffs.

One question, should I slim down the trousers or not? The leg opening is currently 9.5", and I was thinking of slimming it to 8.75" from the knee down. My girlfriend says they look like grandpa pants at the moment, but any SF input is appreciated.


Edited by Monkeyface - 5/3/14 at 8:38am
post #5058 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I wear a baseball cap when I golf. So at least I'm consistent.
I've always felt that Shantung looks more F/W.

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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

I won't hesitate to wear mine in f/w or with a worsted suit.

You are obviously free to wear it whenever you like and I doubt anyone will realize or care that you're wearing it out of season. But traditionally speaking, it is a S/S fabric for ties.
post #5059 of 37396
Thread Starter 

Yup. I'm aware of their traditional seasonality. They look F/W, but feel very S/S. I guess I've never come across lined shantung before. Holding them in my hands, they always lack the weight I expect from a F/W tie.

post #5060 of 37396
Of the five ties, I'm surprised that #2 has gotten a pass. It's the least attractive of the bunch to my eye.
post #5061 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Picked up a D'Avenza suit from the bay for 30 quid. It fits surprisingly well. I was thinking about shortening the trousers, but I'll keep them at this length and put on cuffs.

One question, should I slim down the trousers or not? The leg opening is currently 9.5", and I was thinking of slimming it to 8.75" from the knee down. My girlfriend says they look like grandpa pants at the moment, but any SF input is appreciated.
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That's a steal!!!

Taper the leg from the knees as you suggested to 8.75 and is that your natural stance? Not sure if sleeve needs rotation but I won't sweat it
post #5062 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


That's a steal!!!

Taper the leg from the knees as you suggested to 8.75 and is that your natural stance? Not sure if sleeve needs rotation but I won't sweat it

 

Thank you for the advice! The suit shows very little wear, has flat front trousers and relatively high peak lapels, so it doesn't look that dated. I noticed the sleeves in the pictures as well, but not in real life, so it might've been due to the awkward robo-pose. Even if it might have some pitch issues it's probably not worth the investment.

post #5063 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Picked up a D'Avenza suit from the bay for 30 quid. It fits surprisingly well. I was thinking about shortening the trousers, but I'll keep them at this length and put on cuffs.

One question, should I slim down the trousers or not? The leg opening is currently 9.5", and I was thinking of slimming it to 8.75" from the knee down. My girlfriend says they look like grandpa pants at the moment, but any SF input is

I actually like the pants as is given your build and the fullness of the jacket. I think somebody has pointed out to you before that you could stand to have fuller trousers than some of the SS you wear. I think his is a good example of that. Obviously ymmv.
post #5064 of 37396
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I actually like the pants as is given your build and the fullness of the jacket. I think somebody has pointed out to you before that you could stand to have fuller trousers than some of the SS you wear. I think his is a good example of that. Obviously ymmv.

Thank you! I'm definitely moving towards wider trousers, but 9.5" was a bit too wide for my tastes. 8.75" is still relatively full compared to the 8" suitsupply trousers, but we'll see. I can always reverse the slimming. Maybe 9" is the sweet spot for me. I'll certainly take it into account!
post #5065 of 37396
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

In what other cities does a higher percentage of men wear suit and tie every day? Maybe London, New York, and that's it. Haven't spent time in Tokyo recently, but maybe there too. In any case, the list isn't long.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Seoul. And it does it horribly.

 

Shiny suits, yo.

 

 

Gotta love those K-Pop babes though.

post #5066 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've always felt that Shantung looks more F/W.

to mean its just a textured silk and i think it looks great all year round as long as it paired with properly textured items around it. tradition be damned!
post #5067 of 37396

Shantung is the linen of ties IMO... you know... other than actual linen ties.

post #5068 of 37396
I don't want no slubs
A slub is a tie that can't get no love from me
post #5069 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Shiny suits, yo.




Gotta love those K-Pop babes though.
Is that...a rubber suit?!
post #5070 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I don't want no slubs
A slub is a tie that can't get no love from me

Amen.
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