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post #13771 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Overall, pattern selection, or quality?

By quality in my opinion based on owning a few shirts from each:

1) tyrwhitt sea island
Tie for 2) and 3) Brooke's brothers and standard/non-iron Tyrwhitt
4) tm Lewin

Mind you the margins are verrrrrry slim. The Tyrwhitt "tailor fit" shirts fit me best and I like their styles better so I go with those. They come with nice brass collar stays and I notice much less loose threading after wearing and washing verse my TM Lewins. Not to mention CT customer service is far superior to TM Lewin who sent me last package without tracking. After 2 weeks with no delivery they basically said "Sorry, give it another month". When I had a problem with some CT shirts I returned I got all kinds of emails from customer service and Nick Wheeler's office and to fox it they altered and had the shirts on my doorstep (I'm in the US) in 5 business days.

*i apologize for any typos/awkwardness I'm typing this on my tiny phone keyboard.
post #13772 of 33197
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

By quality in my opinion based on owning a few shirts from each:
1) tyrwhitt sea island
Tie for 2) and 3) Brooke's brothers and standard/non-iron Tyrwhitt
4) tm Lewin
Mind you the margins are verrrrrry slim. The Tyrwhitt "tailor fit" shirts fit me best and I like their styles better so I go with those. They come with nice brass collar stays and I notice much less loose threading after wearing and washing verse my TM Lewins. Not to mention CT customer service is far superior to TM Lewin who sent me last package without tracking. After 2 weeks with no delivery they basically said "Sorry, give it another month". When I had a problem with some CT shirts I returned I got all kinds of emails from customer service and Nick Wheeler's office and to fox it they altered and had the shirts on my doorstep (I'm in the US) in 5 business days.
*i apologize for any typos/awkwardness I'm typing this on my tiny phone keyboard.

Back when I was a CT shirt guy, my sea islands from them lasted about 5 washes, then they emerged shredded cloth with cuffs and a collar tangled in. Just sayin.
post #13773 of 33197
My sister's wedding is coming up and I'm trying to use this as an excuse to get some new apparel. I already have a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut... beautiful shoe and I'm thinking of wearing that.

Now I just need suggestions for a full canvased suit at a good value at the $500-$800 ish pricepoint. I'm thinking something like Suit Supply?

I also need some recommendations for an odd grey trouser. What would be a good material for my first 'substantial' pair of pants, and who should I buy it from? I'm thinking something from Epaulet, but I'm certainly open to suggestions.
post #13774 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I didn't know the answer, so yesterday I emailed Clarks the following question, "What are the significant differences between the Clarks Desert Boot and the Clarks Original Desert Boot?"
And this morning, Kristina Corner, Consumer Advisor at Clarks, emailed me the following reply, "Originals is a range of shoes we have which contains a variety of different styles, the Desert Boot being one of them. Therefore, The Desert boot and the Originals Desert Boot are the same item."
Sometimes, if you want a quick, accurate answer, simply asking the company makes more sense than posting the question here a couple of times. Just saying, is all.
--
Michael

I appreciate the lesson satisfied.gif. Somehow it didn't even cross my mind to e-mail Clarks directly shog[1].gif.
post #13775 of 33197
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

My sister's wedding is coming up and I'm trying to use this as an excuse to get some new apparel. I already have a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut... beautiful shoe and I'm thinking of wearing that.
Now I just need suggestions for a full canvased suit at a good value at the $500-$800 ish pricepoint. I'm thinking something like Suit Supply?
I also need some recommendations for an odd grey trouser. What would be a good material for my first 'substantial' pair of pants, and who should I buy it from? I'm thinking something from Epaulet, but I'm certainly open to suggestions.

For the suit go to Brooks Brothers when they have a sale and get the Fitzgerald. You can get it for your price point on sale. They go on sale often. For trousers get a mid grey worsted from brooks as well.
post #13776 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Yes I'm not sure a navy blazer is very versatile.

Wow. Miss the point by a few miles, did you?

Lots of clothing items are extremely versatile. That doesn't mean they have to be every man's uniform.
post #13777 of 33197

http://i.imgur.com/O9NmS.jpg I was wondering where i can find a similar shirt in terms of the size of the squares and color price range is 100ish i geuss. ive looked everywhere and all i can find is micro ginghams:(

post #13778 of 33197
Sorry, my post got a bit buried. With what could I wear with this casually? Thanks!
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post #13779 of 33197
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Sorry, my post got a bit buried. With what could I wear with this casually? Thanks!
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Light blue OCBD shirt and mid-light grey trousers.
post #13780 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Light blue OCBD shirt and mid-light grey trousers.

Thank you! I've been think/struggling, and you came up with something quick and simple! I really appreciate it!!
post #13781 of 33197
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Originally Posted by MTB-85 View Post


I am searching for my wedding suit, and this navy 3 piece Tiger of Sweden suit fits my body extremely well.. My question is whether or not it sits too tight on my arms. I am have bought a MTM ivory colored shirt with french cuffs for the occasion (not in the pictures), and I have a rather thick wristwatch on as well (the shirt i 1cm wider at the left wrist to make room for this).



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I would not get this suit. It doesn't fit your body (as pointed out above), but I'm particularly offended by the pants. Low-rise, skinny-leg suit pants? They make your upper body look clownish.
post #13782 of 33197

Best behaved OCBD material and/or variation?

 

Socks fit.

Shoes fit.

Pants fit.

Belt fits.

Shirt is a loosely gathered, wrinkly piece of fabric draped across my upper body that's half-wrecked when I put on my seatbelt in the morning and that I must constantly fuss with to keep straight.

 

If I could, I'd wear a polo every day. I cannot. I want to get some shirts cut down so at least the fit will be just right. Any aspects besides fit that might help?

post #13783 of 33197
Does anyone here know a online supplier of sunken toe plates (flush metal toe plates)? My local cobbler will fit them but don´t know where to find them.

Thank you.
post #13784 of 33197
I have been hired at a large law firm as a summer student, they have a relaxed dress code in the summer (pants and dress shirt). How many pairs of pants and shirts will I need to get through a week of work? I also plan to purchase a decent pair of shoes, what is the safest and most versatile choice?

Thank you
post #13785 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Lazytiki View Post

I have been hired at a large law firm as a summer student, they have a relaxed dress code in the summer (pants and dress shirt). How many pairs of pants and shirts will I need to get through a week of work? I also plan to purchase a decent pair of shoes, what is the safest and most versatile choice?
Thank you

3 pants, 5 shirts, and something very neutral and simple like brown cap-toes.
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