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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/checkout/cart/configure/id/18453/

I need help with ordering the right size. 
I just measured the belt that I have from one end of LEATHER to the other end of LEATHER and it is like 115 cm. wtf?!
Noodles, if that's the total length of your best fitting belt, assuming this means 3rd = middle hole and not the narrowest/shortest, then your waist size is not 30/31, but more like 34.
For Pete's (and jrd's sake), get yourself measured!
post #5927 of 37438

^ "No brown and black rule".

 

"Blue and green should never be seen, without another colour in between."

 

Navy and black = FAIL

 

Pink and red.

 

Whatever.

 

These supposed colour clashes (with the possible exception of the last one, which is truly horrendous, creating viciously escalating neural re-entrant circuses at brainstem level and quite possibly leading, upon prolonged exposure, to epilepsy, hysteria, apoplexy and left-leaning political views) are a crock. They number among the most pissant of all style directives.

 

I say, go for it. Break those colour rules. Rock the brown tie with the dark navy suit. Crash through, or crash. Gloriously.

post #5928 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Thank you mimo. I was doubting about brown, seeing as the no brown and black rule, but I'll give it a try when the suit is pressed!

MF, oh definitely try this. Often, for me the darker the blue suit it becomes imperative to wear a 'real' blue shirt to emphasise that the suit is actually blue and not black. The brown tie will sing!

A pale blue, ecru, ivory, cream, white with stripe can turn a dark blue darker and wash me out. 0.02
post #5929 of 37438
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

@Claghorn, two years ago I had to ship most of my stuff from Holland to Indonesia. We also used a container. I wrapped everything in cellophane paper first, then in plastic sleeves. I didn't use plastic boxes, just stacked the stuff in regular (but strong)  carboard boxes, to save space. Upon arrival, of course there was a lot of ironing to do, but everything survived remarkably well. I did do a lot of research beforehand to find a shipping company with the best reputation for reliability and care, but that goes without saying.

 

OTH, selling everything would give you a nice excuse to start all over again, but where are you going to find someone like B&Tailors? ;) 

 

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I think most international shippers use Port-A-Robes, which are large stiff cardboard boxes with a metal bar across the open top. Anything hanging in your wardrobe is just transferred straight in, hanger and all, to the Port-A-Robe until it is fairly tightly full. The box is then sealed up. If they're professional, they will know never to stack those Port-A-Robes on their sides. They go into the truck upright, then into the container upright, and the container remains upright (unless of course the ship capsizes).

 

I would think twice about wrapping everything in plastic. What purpose will this serve, other than to allow any stray fungal spores embedded in the fabric to proliferate? Far better to let the fabrics "breathe" a bit while in transit.

 

Disclaimer: I Am Not An Expert.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 


I read the oppose somewhere (but damned if I know where). I think it was reputable. I'm going to be a wonderful academic. Ah! It was in reference to winter storage written on Put This On. But before storing, you should dry clean everything and then seal up the sleeves to prevent moths and other undesirables from getting in. Perhaps this doesn't apply to trans-Pacific voyages.

 

The movers that I have been talking to (I'm moving to the Middle East in the summer, so my stuff will be on a 40-foot container and then sitting in customs for a while) have quoted for wrapping in plastic (basically like dry cleaners do) and using the functional equivalent of the "Port-o-robe" (it wasn't branded as such but I imagine the same thing).  Like Eliod said, I'm anticipating a fair amount of ironing no matter what.  I take the point about the potential for mold to develop while in transit when using plastic, but without that it seems like they're apt to absorb all of the lovely smells of a 7,000 mile sea journey and the Dubai ports authority.

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Edited by Rudals - 5/20/14 at 9:00am
post #5931 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


MF, oh definitely try this. Often, for me the darker the blue suit it becomes imperative to wear a 'real' blue shirt to emphasise that the suit is actually blue and not black. The brown tie will sing!

A pale blue, ecru, ivory, cream, white with stripe can turn a dark blue darker and wash me out. 0.02

 

Thank you Cleav. I have a pale complexion, grey eyes and brown hair, so very dark colours tend to wash me out as well. Luckily, I have some more saturated blue shirts, so I'll give that a try!

post #5932 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Pbayvip View Post

 

Can somebody find this one on the Cappelli web shop? I really like it, but can't seem to find it….

 

I'm pretty sure I grabbed the last one (5-fold). Sorry about that.

 

Purchased it together with http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/images/Twill-silk-ZZE3.jpg (the same tie as Conrad Wu stocks, but since I'm not fond of 8cm ties I went with Cappelli's version).

post #5933 of 37438

Gentlemen, 

 

I come to you with a legitimate inquiry. 

Given my current situation, I would like to hear your thoughts on what I should do. 

(1) I wear different shades of navy blue to blue suits. 

(2) Contrary to what many have said, I do not have to dress conservatively. The only requirement is that I wear a suit. That is it. 

 

My question is why the brown Hallam would be a better choice for me rather than a Westbourne. 

JRD mentioned that the Westbourne would be too light for my suits. Is this true?

C & J HALLAM (Click to show)
Hallam main image
C& J WESTBOURNE (Click to show)
Westbourne main image

I believe the Westbourne would go fine with the below suits. No?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Formosa - Ordering This Week (Click to show)
april18_277_1.jpg
post #5934 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Gentlemen, 

 

I come to you with a legitimate inquiry. 

Given my current situation, I would like to hear your thoughts on what I should do. 

(1) I wear different shades of navy blue to blue suits. 

(2) Contrary to what many have said, I do not have to dress conservatively. The only requirement is that I wear a suit. That is it. 

 

My question is why the brown Hallam would be a better choice for me rather than a Westbourne. 

JRD mentioned that the Westbourne would be too light for my suits. Is this true?

 

I believe the Westbourne would go fine with the below suits. No?

 

 

Wearing light colored shoes with dark suits presents a strong contrast that certainly isn't CBD, but more than that can be a bit jarring. Some like the effect of light brown shoes against a navy suit (I've seen Stichie do it before), others hate the look as the shoes are considered more in the casual spectrum than a dark worsted suit, and therefore presents a bit of incongruity in terms of formality.

 

My personal opinion is that it can look good with a more casual and lighter colored suit, but I prefer to not see it with a darker suit. YMMV etc . .

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post #5936 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I believe the Westbourne would go fine with the below suits. No?

 

Yes, it would.  In isolation I even prefer it.  But it would be less formal.  Whether that matters a damn is entirely your business.  With something that is clearly intended to be a business suit, I'd tend towards the darker shoe.  With a blazer and chinos, or a lighter blue suit, or something with a fun pattern, or a rakishly disordered tie and jaunty panama, I'd go with the lighter one.  That doesn't mean the lighter one is wrong.  I'd like it better with the Formosa, that's already a notch less businessy because of the windowpane.

 

Anyway, buy both and see.

post #5937 of 37438

Rudals, 

 

I own shoes in both colors.  They both work with navy suits but the chestnut shoes stand out more - which doesn't make them bad but does make them less versatile.  For example, my chestnut shoes I don't wear with dark navy, but my dark brown with anything.

 

I think they may be a bit too light for the first suit you posted (assuming the colors are accurate in the photo) but would look great with the Formosa.

post #5938 of 37438
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Gentlemen, 

I come to you with a legitimate inquiry. 
Given my current situation, I would like to hear your thoughts on what I should do. 
(1) I wear different shades of navy blue to blue suits. 
(2) Contrary to what many have said, I do not have to dress conservatively. The only requirement is that I wear a suit. That is it. 

My question is why the brown Hallam would be a better choice for me rather than a Westbourne. 
JRD mentioned that the Westbourne would be too light for my suits. Is this true? C & J HALLAM (Click to show)
1.jpg
C& J WESTBOURNE (Click to show)
1.jpg
I believe the Westbourne would go fine with the below suits. No?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Formosa - Ordering This Week (Click to show)
april18_277_1.jpg
I own both shoes. I also own s couple of navy suits in the shades of the above. I defenitely prefer pairing the suits with the Hallam over the Westbourne. The latter is one of my favorites, but it's little to light red to use with navy suits, imo. I'm actually in the process of burnishing the Westbourne with black saphir products to make it darker.

Westbourne is best paired with greys and some shades of tan, again imo.

I believe the perfect (lighter) matches with navy suits are Vass' Antique Cognac and Carmina's Vegano Marron. My absolute favorite is the former.
post #5939 of 37438

Thank you all :fonz:

Brown Hallam it is. 

I just need to order them from C & J website and not from my local store. 

Bummer. 

post #5940 of 37438

Here are some pics with a brown tie. I think I prefer it over navy, as it makes the suit less severe and brings out some of the blue.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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