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post #11611 of 33197
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

Too much padding in the shoulders, but that can't be changed.  It doesn't look terrible, but it doesn't look sharp, either. 

He has small shoulders, natural would look even more sloppy.
post #11612 of 33197
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I believe Mason just makes shirting fabric. I've had Pink shirts and they are not worth the monet. Turnbull and Asser is said to make a very good shirt. I have some Jay Kos shirts made at the same factory and they are quite nice. They're very pricey.

That helps, thank you. I'll look into Turnbull & Asser. I also read Harvey & Hudson, and Hilditch & Key make a good dress shirt. I will probably look into all 3 of them then.
post #11613 of 33197
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Looking for a basic navy blazer as I'm just starting to build a wardrobe. I am Slim (I'm 5'10" 155 lbs), and looking to spend a max of $1200, though preferably less- any recommendations?

Brooks?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=678&Product_Id=1562375&Parent_Id=217&default_color=Navy&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=
post #11614 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

That helps, thank you. I'll look into Turnbull & Asser. I also read Harvey & Hudson, and Hilditch & Key make a good dress shirt. I will probably look into all 3 of them then.

Hilditch and Key has an on-line sale right now, I believe.
post #11615 of 33197
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Originally Posted by AImperator View Post

Looking for a basic navy blazer as I'm just starting to build a wardrobe. I am Slim (I'm 5'10" 155 lbs), and looking to spend a max of $700, though preferably less- any recommendations?

 



The best advice I can give you is to go to a store in person and try on blazers.  If you order online, you can't be sure of getting a blazer that fits you perfectly, and the fit is pretty much the most important aspect of a jacket (or any other item of clothing, for that matter).  There are a lot of good labels out there, but I won't mention any because I don't really have the first-hand experience to be making specific reccomendations. 

 

Go to Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Barneys, or other high-end department stores, and you'll be sure to find a blazer or two that fits well and hits under the $700 mark.  Stay away from low-end department stores like Macys and J.C. Penny, as those typically do not carry respected clothing labels.

 

Oh, and unless this blazer is for very casual occasions, you should get a canvassed, not fused, wool blazer.  If you don't know the difference between "canvassed" and "fused," do a quick search.  Also, search for "pinch test."

 

post #11616 of 33197
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The best advice I can give you is to go to a store in person and try on blazers.  If you order online, you can't be sure of getting a blazer that fits you perfectly, and the fit is pretty much the most important aspect of a jacket (or any other item of clothing, for that matter).  There are a lot of good labels out there, but I won't mention any because I don't really have the first-hand experience to be making specific reccomendations. 

Go to Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Barneys, or other high-end department stores, and you'll be sure to find a blazer or two that fits well and hits under the $700 mark.  Stay away from low-end department stores like Macys and J.C. Penny, as those typically do not carry respected clothing labels.

Oh, and unless this blazer is for very casual occasions, you should get a canvassed, not fused, wool blazer.  If you don't know the difference between "canvassed" and "fused," do a quick search.  Also, search for "pinch test."

Canvassed versus fused has nothing to do with formality, just build quality. And fused stuff is better than it used to be.
post #11617 of 33197
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Canvassed versus fused has nothing to do with formality, just build quality. And fused stuff is better than it used to be.


What I meant was that he should get a wool blazer, not a casual unstructured cotton or polyester blazer, as wool is the most "formal" and can be used in both casual and dressy situations.  Then, in the same sentence, I exhorted him to go with a canvassed blazer, not a fused blazer, as drycleaning causes puckering in fused jackets.

 

Sorry for the ambiguous sentence. colgate.gif

post #11618 of 33197

I'm new here but sorry if this get asked alot. I'm going to a wedding overseas.. and I'm going to be wearing a light blue dress shirt and black dress pants. Whaat is a good matching tie? Solid colors? Patterns? I read and searched that a navy tie would be a good option.

 

Thanks.

post #11619 of 33197

People are going to tell you not to wear a tie without a jacket. Fair warning.

post #11620 of 33197
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Originally Posted by shiftyc View Post

I'm new here but sorry if this get asked alot. I'm going to a wedding overseas.. and I'm going to be wearing a light blue dress shirt and black dress pants. Whaat is a good matching tie? Solid colors? Patterns? I read and searched that a navy tie would be a good option.

Thanks.

I won't pester you about wearing at least a jacket, but since you mention it as an important detail, what country is the wedding taking place? Might help to establish the level of formality needed. To answer your question, a solid navy tie will be fine, texture or with a pattern but no added colors. It's more formal.
post #11621 of 33197
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Originally Posted by shiftyc View Post

I'm new here but sorry if this get asked alot. I'm going to a wedding overseas.. and I'm going to be wearing a light blue dress shirt and black dress pants. Whaat is a good matching tie? Solid colors? Patterns? I read and searched that a navy tie would be a good option.

Thanks.

Don't wear a tie without a jacket. It gives the impression "I really don't want to be dressed up, but I had to, so here's my G-D tie."

If you insist on wearing a tie: You are wearing black and blue. It's not that difficult to match. Three small things: 1. Stick with a matte tie rather than a shiny tie. 2. If you wear a navy tie, it should not be very dark (too close to black). 3. Wear a tie bar. (It's really the only way to make this look intentional.)
post #11622 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I won't pester you about wearing at least a jacket, but since you mention it as an important detail, what country is the wedding taking place? Might help to establish the level of formality needed. To answer your question, a solid navy tie will be fine, texture or with a pattern but no added colors. It's more formal.
 
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Don't wear a tie without a jacket. It gives the impression "I really don't want to be dressed up, but I had to, so here's my G-D tie."
If you insist on wearing a tie: You are wearing black and blue. It's not that difficult to match. Three small things: 1. Stick with a matte tie rather than a shiny tie. 2. If you wear a navy tie, it should not be very dark (too close to black). 3. Wear a tie bar. (It's really the only way to make this look intentional.)



Hm I didn't know that, guess I'll avoid wearing a tie then. Thanks for the advice. Also, the wedding is in Hong Kong. The last time I been to a wedding (It was in HK in the summer), I looked like a waiter. I didn't want to make teh same mistake again.

 

post #11623 of 33197

Hello, Im new on here but I was wondering if anyone have some of the Polo Ralph Lauren Crested blazers for sale in a size Small or 38R or know where i can find them, there are various type of these blazers and its a particular 3 that Im looking for. They all come in navy blue. I would really appreciate the help

post #11624 of 33197
So I just found these and was wondering which one to buy. Would the 2nd "Made in England" brogues be better than Florsheim Kenmoors?


http://www.dmusastore.com/p-3784-3989.aspx#

or

http://www.dmusastore.com/p-3844-3989.aspx
post #11625 of 33197

Just got a pair of gray shoes with light brown laces...they look like Oxfords to me but hell if I can tell. Anyway, what color socks/belt for these? Thinking slacks or denim pants.

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