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I am going to a semi-formal NYE hotel party.  I was thinking of wearing the below suit, instead of a traditional blue or black suit to the party.  Thoughts??  The suit would be paired with a darker purple/white checked dress shirt, with a collar strong enough to stand on its own (no tie).

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by brarjag View Post

Hi,

 

New to the board and had a quick question.  What is the style name of the shirts where you roll the cuff/sleeve back and it is a different pattern than the shirt itself.  Also is that still in style right now.  Thanks for your time.


I don't think this is a particular style of shirt, but a manufacturing detail. I believe they're usually described as "contrast cuffs," and the interior of the collar is often lined with the same fabric. Though they're often fabrics that wouldn't be suitable for an entire shirt, that doesn't have to be the case.

 

As far as in style, it's my impression that they're neither trending nor actively disparaged. But I think it depends on the fabric and patterns. White oxford cloth button-down with blue oxford cloth contrast collars and cuffs? Subtle visual interest. Personally, I think that subtle contrast cuffs, either solid colors or relatively classic patterns (like stripes of some kind), are nice.

post #11943 of 30373
Thanks for the answers NORE.

Another question: Should I wash a new pair of pants (to adjust to any shrinkage that might occur) prior to taking them to the tailor? I want to shorten the length.

EDIT: After a google search seems like I should wash them even before wearing them and then get them hemmed.
post #11944 of 30373
If they're washable and you'll be washing them (khakis, for example), yes. If they're something you'll only ever be dry cleaning (wool trousers), no.
post #11945 of 30373

Thanks for the input mymil, much appreciated.

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Thanks for the answers NORE.
Another question: Should I wash a new pair of pants (to adjust to any shrinkage that might occur) prior to taking them to the tailor? I want to shorten the length.
EDIT: After a google search seems like I should wash them even before wearing them and then get them hemmed.

Wool? Never wash. Cotton, proceed as you wish.
post #11947 of 30373
Yep cotton of course.

How about for shirts that need to be taken to the tailor? Wash first too?
post #11948 of 30373

I want to buy a new suit but I don't know what to get and was hoping some SFers could give me some opinions. I have two black suits (one solid black one black on black stipe), a dark grey suit, a tan suit, a navy suit, an olive/khaki suit, and a brown tweed SC.  I'm looking for a suit that I can wear as both a suit and use the jacket as a blazer as well (so something plain).  I'm in college and have a job at a family owned company so I'd mostly be wearing the suit casually.  

 

I'm thinking about this one because although it is grey it is much lighter then the grey I already have, it has natural shoulders, and patch pockets (making it very casual).

 

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Or my second option is this blue suit.  Again, I already have a much darker navy suit, however, I really like this suit as well:

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What do you all think?


Edited by TauKappaEpsilon - 12/28/11 at 1:47pm
post #11949 of 30373
can anyone tell me what shoe this is?

PM if u can, its hard to tell whose replying to me in this thread....cheers

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post #11950 of 30373

anyone?
 

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I want to buy a new suit but I don't know what to get and was hoping some SFers could give me some opinions.  I have two black suits (one solid black one black on black stipe), a dark grey suit, a tan suit, a navy suit, an olive/khaki suit, and a brown tweed SC.  I'm looking for a suit that I can wear as both a suit and use the jacket as a blazer as well (so something plain).  I'm in college and have a job at a family owned company so I'd mostly be wearing the suit casually.  

 

I'm thinking about this one because although it is grey it is much lighter then the grey I already have, it has natural shoulders, and patch pockets (making it very casual).

 

P3032.jpg

 

Or my second option is this blue suit.  Again, I already have a much darker navy suit, however, I really like this suit as well:

P3079.jpg

 

What do you all think?



 

post #11951 of 30373
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

anyone?

 



just from these pix I prefer the 2nd.
post #11952 of 30373
Does this work?

Brooks Lavender Herringbone Shirt
Black Sport Coat
White Pocket Square w/ Light Blue Trim
Grey Chinos (Medium/Stone Grey):
Black Cordovan Longwings
post #11953 of 30373
I just received a J Crew 100% Merino V-Neck for xmas. I love the color and the fit except the waist is a bit larger than I'd like.

Can I reasonably expect to take the sweater to a tailor and have the waist reduced without making it look like crap?
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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post

I just received a J Crew 100% Merino V-Neck for xmas. I love the color and the fit except the waist is a bit larger than I'd like.
Can I reasonably expect to take the sweater to a tailor and have the waist reduced without making it look like crap?

In a word, yes. If it has side seams, anyway. My tailor does this for me routinely.
post #11955 of 30373
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post




I don't think this is a particular style of shirt, but a manufacturing detail. I believe they're usually described as "contrast cuffs," and the interior of the collar is often lined with the same fabric. Though they're often fabrics that wouldn't be suitable for an entire shirt, that doesn't have to be the case.

As far as in style, it's my impression that they're neither trending nor actively disparaged. But I think it depends on the fabric and patterns. White oxford cloth button-down with blue oxford cloth contrast collars and cuffs? Subtle visual interest. Personally, I think that subtle contrast cuffs, either solid colors or relatively classic patterns (like stripes of some kind), are nice.

I believe the proper name is double french cuffs but, I see contrast cuffs as well. They are in style with a certain group right now using loud patterns and colors. Mainly the loud, club going, slicked hair set. Personally, it is not a group that I would want to be associated with. They have other legitimate sartorial uses, but it is rare to see them in the US.
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