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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

You'll be fine.

I generally wear an odd linen, wool, or cotton jacket, cream, ivory, or oatmeal trousers, and an open button down collar seersucker, linen, or looser oxford weave shirt to summer weddings that don't specify a more conservative dress code

Thanks, that does a great deal to put my mind at ease. Remarkably, I'm coming to the conclusion that I'm over-thinking the matter.
post #10007 of 13825
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Originally Posted by VitaTimH View Post

Need a white shirt for a wedding, I'm thinking Kamakura but does anyone have any suggestions?

Looking for:
  • Taller, more pointed collar
  • MOP buttons
  • Slim but not skinny
  • $150 or so

Thanks!


Proper cloth

post #10008 of 13825
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Originally Posted by VitaTimH View Post

Need a white shirt for a wedding, I'm thinking Kamakura but does anyone have any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Proper cloth

Proper Cloth is a good suggestion. If you have a well-fitting dress shirt, you can essentially base you order off that shirt's measurements, which helps take some of the guesswork out of MTM. They also do free remakes on the first order.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Tangentially related question: I'm going to a wedding soon. I'm planning on wearing a slightly textured silk-blend suit that's sort of a medium blue with a little grey mixed in and has a relatively modern cut. I was planning on going with a white shirt and no tie. Here's the rub: the only white shirt I own is an oxford cloth button-down.

Hard to say without seeing the shirt and suit together, but it's probably fine. If you're not going to wear a tie, I find button-down collars stand up better anyway.

That said, for a wedding, I would think that a semi-spread collar + tie would look sharper. Or even just a tieless semi-spread.
post #10009 of 13825
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

You'll be fine.

I generally wear an odd linen, wool, or cotton jacket, cream, ivory, or oatmeal trousers, and an open button down collar seersucker, linen, or looser oxford weave shirt to summer weddings that don't specify a more conservative dress code

 

I'm going to my nieces wedding next Friday and torn on what to wear.  They are both very young, neither into clothing and very conservative.  Was initially thinking a light summer suit, but now I'm thinking a matched suit may still be too formal for them so maybe just a nice white Linen jacket with dockers and loafers. 

 

Any suggestions?

post #10010 of 13825
You can also check shopthefinest.com - he tends to have a lot of dress shirts in that price range. Mostly Italian brands like Barba/Borrelli/Finamore etc., but it fits the description of what you're looking for. A lot of that stuff is spread collar but he also has more pointed collars. I got a white Barba shirt there recently that has a neutral pointed collar. If you don't see anything on the site you can also call them. They usually have tons of inventory that's not on the site.
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Anywhere outside of Denver... Evergreen is close and cool but also kinda kitschy. Red rocks obv.
If you have a full day then the sand dunes (iirc it's like 4 hour drive from Denver). Basically just head for the mountains.

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

I really liked the Clyfford Still Museum in downtown Denver. (And it's right by a few other museums, though I didn't go to those.)

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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

How long will you be here? The beer is OK/pretty good, as is the food. I imagine that between me and @Noctone
 we can find you some decent recommendations depending on where you're staying. Cocktail/club scene is unbearable, but since you want beer that's much more pleasant.

I happen to like the Botanic gardens, and the art museum is worth checking before you arrive just in case.

If you want a nice day trip I would drive up to Indian Peaks wilderness and hike to Lake Isabelle. Not epic, but you'll work. It is really, really beautiful. Ignore Lost Lake - Boulder's not really worth it for a day trip either, although the flatirons and Chatauqua are pretty. Rocky Mountain will probably be pretty crowded, unfortunately - so unless you plan to hike and camp it's kind of a pain. I don't really get why anyone would go to Evergreen.

Only store to check out is Lawrence Covell, which has a good men's section with CM stuff (so does Andrisen Morton, but it's not as fun a store) and also a nice women's section if a woman is accompanying you. 

Thanks for all these. I'll be in Denver the morning of the 17th through evening of the 20th so I was thinking spending the 17th and 20th in and around Denver and renting a car and exploring 18th/19th.

I'm staying at the Magnolia Hotel which looks like it's within walking distance to both Denver Art/Clyfford Still Museums and the Botanic Gardens, that will probably be on the 17th. The Lake Isabelle hike sounds pretty interesting. How's the drive over to Mt Evans? That looks like a fun way to spend a few hours.

Also welcome any other suggestions as far as things to do / food / beers / coffee @Synthese @Noctone
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Headed to Denver in late June, would appreciate any recs as far as museums, food, craft beer or any other cool stuff. Uncle Ramen & Denver Biscuit Company any good?

I'm also looking to spend 2 days checking out some of the scenery so I'll be renting a car and driving around. So far I've heard Lost Lake near Boulder is worth a visit, any other places? Not looking to go on an epic hike or anything, just some places with great natural scenery.

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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

How long will you be here? The beer is OK/pretty good, as is the food. I imagine that between me and @Noctone
 we can find you some decent recommendations depending on where you're staying. Cocktail/club scene is unbearable, but since you want beer that's much more pleasant.

I happen to like the Botanic gardens, and the art museum is worth checking before you arrive just in case.

If you want a nice day trip I would drive up to Indian Peaks wilderness and hike to Lake Isabelle. Not epic, but you'll work. It is really, really beautiful. Ignore Lost Lake - Boulder's not really worth it for a day trip either, although the flatirons and Chatauqua are pretty. Rocky Mountain will probably be pretty crowded, unfortunately - so unless you plan to hike and camp it's kind of a pain. I don't really get why anyone would go to Evergreen.

Only store to check out is Lawrence Covell, which has a good men's section with CM stuff (so does Andrisen Morton, but it's not as fun a store) and also a nice women's section if a woman is accompanying you. 

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Thanks for all these. I'll be in Denver the morning of the 17th through evening of the 20th so I was thinking spending the 17th and 20th in and around Denver and renting a car and exploring 18th/19th.

I'm staying at the Magnolia Hotel which looks like it's within walking distance to both Denver Art/Clyfford Still Museums and the Botanic Gardens, that will probably be on the 17th. The Lake Isabelle hike sounds pretty interesting. How's the drive over to Mt Evans? That looks like a fun way to spend a few hours.

Also welcome any other suggestions as far as things to do / food / beers / coffee @Synthese @Noctone

I can second @Synthese's recs on the botanic gardens and the art museum. He's also pretty spot-on for relatively short trips up into the mountains. It's a shame that Aspen is so far away, because the scenic route there is a fun drive and has some jaw-dropping views, and the nearby Maroon Bells are arguably the most scenic spot in the entire state. There's also a shop up in Aspen, Pitkin County Dry Goods, that carries Common Projects, John Elliott and (starting this season) Engineered Garments that I'm really looking forward to finally dropping in on later this summer when I have a couple of work trips up in the area.

There actually is one shop in Denver (with two locations now), Berkeley Supply Company, that sells a little bit of decent workwear/Americana type stuff (Rogue Territory, Tellason, Filson, etc.) if you're into that at all.

Denver Biscuit Company is alright I guess, but there are a lot of other brunch places way higher on my list -- The Universal, Steuben's, Jelly, Snooze (altho lol good fucking luck getting a table in a reasonable time frame), Trattoria Stella, Fooducopia, Lola, Root Down (also very good for dinner), probably a dozen others I'm forgetting. Pete's Kitchen and 20th Street Cafe aren't fancy but they serve some great hangover recovery slop.

I've never actually eaten at any of the ramen places in the city, but yeah Uncle is arguably the best. I think there are one or two places in Aurora that some would argue are better than Uncle but please please please don't ever go to Aurora (THAR BE DRAGONS).

Other restaurants I would recommend: pretty much anything on this list; with the addition of Beatrice & Woodsley, Potager, Osteria Marco, Cafe Marmotte, Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, Euclid Hall, Linger, Dae Gee, Pinche Tacos, La Fuente, and Tocabe.

For coffee I would recommend Denver Bicycle Cafe, Black Eye, Boxcar, Cafe Max, Crema, Amethyst, and Black Black.

As far as bars are concerned, hopefully you're willing to venture outside of LoDo as it's generally infested with chadbros and most of the bars are shit. The only place in the area I'd really recommend is Star Bar, they have a pretty expansive beer selection. I'm not much for sports bars but I've heard good things about Blake Street Tavern. Williams & Graham up in the Highlands is a really good "speakeasy" cocktail joint, but it can be pretty difficult to get a reservation. My Brother's Bar is a pretty cool bar that also serves some god-tier burgers. Forest Room 5 sometimes draws a bro-y crowd but has a really unique and fun atmosphere. Pon Pon is a great art bar that just opened up a few months ago, but it's a tiny space so it's better to get there early if you want a seat. Personally, I spend most of my nights out at The Thin Man or Sputnik, but I'm not sure they're the best recommendations for a visitor. Also because we're all alcoholics here, a large number of the restaurants mentioned pull double duty as a bar.

Oh yeah before I forget, if day drinking and people watching are in your wheelhouse, stop by Argonaut to pick up a sixer and then head over to Cheesman park on a Friday afternoon. Shit is highly entertaining.
post #10013 of 13825
another wedding question - i'm going to a "black tie optional" wedding. i don't own black tie and have no interest in renting a tux if i don't have to. my only suit is dark navy. will i be ok in a navy suit, white shirt, conservative navy tie?
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yes
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Is Snooze that place next door to a Whole Foods (I forget the name of that mall and I know Whole Foods is E V E R Y W H E R E)? Or does it have it a bunch of locations.

 

We used to go to Toast a whole lot (the one in Littleton), the pancakes were the shit (s'mores, apple pie and nutella) and also in Littleton there is a Creole spot that was really good for brunch, Lucilles maybe? something like that, there is one closer to downtown too but the Littleton one is way less busy and we never had to wait for a table.

 

As far as why anybody would go to Evergreen - it is the closest/easiest place in the mountains to get to. I lived in Denver for 3 years and it was 2.5 years too long so any chance we got we left the city, Evergreen is like 25 mins away and just easy to get to, pick up beau joes and go sit by the lake. That's all. I realize taking rec's from somebody who didn't like the area doesn't seem like a good idea I obviously can't give you as good and thorough references as Noctone and Synth but yeah.

 

Also is Armitage and MacMillan still around? They have APC, Unis etc

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none of the Snooze locations I know of (I think there are three of them?) are next to a Whole Foods.

I'd never heard of Armitage & McMillan before but yeah it appears they're still in business.

and I have to side with Synthese on Evergreen, it's a boring little town for people who want to live in the mountains but still need to be close to the city for whatever reason. there's very little of value there for someone looking to ~experience~ the mountains.
post #10017 of 13825

Yeah, that's true. If you're visiting the area there's nothing worthwhile in Evergreen.

And the Snooze I was thinking of was the one at Southglenn Mall, which is just next door to a wholefoods. We went there a few times when we lived in Englewood/Centennial, my wife liked it (i didn't).

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oh you lived way down there? no wonder you couldn't wait to move. lol8[1].gif

on a completely different subject: 99% of the time usps gives me way better service than ups and fedex, but when they fuck up maaaaaan do they fuck up hard. been waiting on an s.e.h kelly jacket that took three days to get from the Los Angeles ISC to the Los Angeles sorting facility, four days to get from there to the Denver sorting facility, and so far two days and counting from there to the post office.
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We lived downtown the first year, then Littleton (near Bel Mar) the second year, then moved out to Englewood/Centennial cos that's the are my wife taught at (Cherokee Trail highschool, which is basically the edge of the universe. You stand on the football field and one direction is city and mountains and the other direction is just nothing. Plains and plains of brown).

Parker/Centennial/Englewood was actually my favorite area though haha.

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From my observation, Lisbon (a very non-fashionable city where people pretty much wear whatever Zara and H&M tell them to) has been saturated over the last year or so with double rider jackets, asymmetrical zips, and bomber jackets, specifically ones with a pocket on the sleeve. It's pretty common for me to see an otherwise completely uncool looking person (not judging) like an IT nerd or a middle aged mom with no regard to their appearance whatsoever including the rest of their outfit, wearing a cheap cotton or even leather jacket with an asymmetrical zip or sleeve pocket. Is this the beginning of these going out of style or are they too classic and will just become a thing where the people who can make them look good will always look cool?

Not trying to dress trendy or anything, and def not in the market for outerwear, but just curious. I'm already starting to cringe a little when I find myself looking at MA-1s.
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