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Originally Posted by Nelton View Post

@YRR92 Thanks for the advice with the tie! I just could not get it to knot the way I wanted it. I was doing a four-in-hand. The first and third suits are the same, I think the lighting just makes them appear different. I picked it up from Hackett when I was in Bicester Village recently, it was very cheap which is why I pulled the trigger and the fabric feels great. How much work with the tailor do you reckon it would need, just the sleeves let out and I could do with a bit more room as it is quite tight when buttoned and I think it pulls slightly which you can see from the photos? Moreover, is the middle suit (I bought it when I was a bit fatter...) worth getting tailored as I anticipate it being quite expensive and while I like the suit I don't love it enough to justify spending another £100 on making it look perfect.

What are your thoughts?

Cheers,

Nick


I find I have to tie wool knits quite low, and then pull them up tight to get them in the right place with the right size knot, while I try to tie woven ties in nearly the place I want them to end up. I also wear knits that are much thinner than most of my woven ties.

 

I'm not sure there will be an allowance in the sleeves to get them let out – I've never had that done, though, so I couldn't be sure. I'd be surprised if there wasn't enough to get the waist let out, but, again, I usually have the opposite problem.

 

I usually try to buy things that need very little in terms of alterations. Frankly, given the less-than-classic style of that light gray suit, I'd hesitate to put a lot of money into altering it.

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I like the buttoning point. Vintage Polo?


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It's supposed to be 61 today in Denver! The lack of contrast between my trousers and blazer was purposefully done, as I like the subtlety. The dog wanted to get in the last pic. satisfied.gif Have a great Saturday.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

I usually try to buy things that need very little in terms of alterations. Frankly, given the less-than-classic style of that light gray suit, I'd hesitate to put a lot of money into altering it.

Precisely my thoughts, it was a quick buy when I needed a new suit for an interview about two years ago, it doesn't get much air time so I will probably just keep it for my fat days!
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@Stefan88  Like the look, but not the square tip shoes. 

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Epaulet
Mario muscariello
Epaulet
Drakes
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Originally Posted by Roy Al View Post

@Stefan88
  Like the look, but not the square tip shoes. 
Thank you.
It's a chisel, but not for everyone I guess!
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X-post from the Friday challenge.

 

Love scarves, literally have a big pile of them. Here are three. The top one is a very thick wool scarf from Frank Leder, perfect for when it gets really cold. In the middle is a versatile cashmere scarf from Al Bazar, and the bottom pic is a Calabrese in a very light wool fabric for milder weather.

Unfortunately the quality of the pics are poor. My photographer (wife) is out of town so I forced my very reluctant teenage son to take some pictures with his iPhone...

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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

Thank you.
It's a chisel, but not for everyone I guess!

I think it's fine. Definitely aggressive, but the wingtip and medallion save it from being too sharp. I made the mistake of ordering a punch cap with no medallion on a similar toe. I regret it now. As jcusey once said, chisel toe looks best with wingtips, rounded toe looks best a with cap.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Epaulet
Mario muscariello
Epaulet
Drakes

Shirt is blue? Nice colors. I think the cutaway collar is too city for that get-up. I'd try a club collar or a button down.
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Thursday. SuSu and Barbour
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Friday.
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^ Friday: Scale of the shirt check is too close to the scale of the tie weave. And the red doesn't go well with the lavender. Try a solid chocolate brown tie.

Thursday is good, though the solid white shirt looks a little too severe for that casual suit. Maybe an ice pink shirt with a black tie. Or a cream/ecru with the navy tie.
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

^ Friday: Scale of the shirt check is too close to the scale of the tie weave. And the red doesn't go well with the lavender. Try a solid chocolate brown tie.

Thursday is good, though the solid white shirt looks a little too severe for that casual suit. Maybe an ice pink shirt with a black tie. Or a cream/ecru with the navy tie.

Thank you for the comments. The shirt, on Friday, is blue not lavender. Thursday's tie is a dark blue. I agree that this tie is "severe". I packed in haste for an out of town trip and grabbed this tie. Normally, I wear a light blue and brown, wool, striped tie with this suit. Never considered a pink shirt with this tie. I think that this is an excellent suggestion. Thanks.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 1/23/16 at 4:51pm
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

I think it's fine. Definitely aggressive, but the wingtip and medallion save it from being too sharp. I made the mistake of ordering a punch cap with no medallion on a similar toe. I regret it now. As jcusey once said, chisel toe looks best with wingtips, rounded toe looks best a with cap.

I'm a fan too. I like both round toes and chiseled. This was meant to be aggressive while the next one will be more of a round one. I think wingtips really work with both square and round.
Edited by Stefan88 - 1/23/16 at 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by colco View Post

I like the buttoning point. Vintage Polo?

You got it! It's a three roll two, and based on the label it's probably from the seventies. I find Polo from the 70s/80s to be more balanced and classic in appearance, so I've been amassing a wardrobe of just vintage PRL (jackets and suits) over the last couple of years.
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