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post #14221 of 33197
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

I have a RLBL white linen blazer which I have listed for sale here http://www.styleforum.net/t/296769/rlbl-anthony-sport-coats-linen-cotton-wool-40r-42r-42l-44r
I'm in two minds about keeping it as it fits me perfectly and is generally an amazing jacket, but living in London I have no use for a white jacket of any sort.
Am I mad to think I could dye this navy? If so, any tips for how I should go about this is much appreciated

Yes. Don't do it.
post #14222 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yes. Don't do it.

Can you give reasons why? I did think as much
post #14223 of 33197
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

Can you give reasons why? I did think as much

It will come out like shit and I am sure in most cases will rub off onto your other clothes and such. Everybody that I have known who has had this done before has ended up ruined. You are going to have to remove all of the lining, buttons and everything to do it and since you can't wash it (which with dyeing you have to do) you will have to sponge clean the shit out of it to get the excess dye out. (dry clean doesn't remove dye). You are going to have to spend a lot of money and time on a jacket that will come out mediocre at very best and possible bleed onto things. After fabric goes through its finishing process it doesn't want to be dyed. You may even have to do it several times so the dye sets into the yarns properly. There is just no rational reason for going through all of this, or even thinking it. Sell the coat, or wear it, that's it.
post #14224 of 33197
Thank you for a thorough answer. I'll sell it. No way I can wear white in the Uk
post #14225 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Those watches look surprisingly nice for 10 bucks.

They really are quite a steal. 34mm too, so a great size for smaller guy like myself. Besides hating the hockey puck aesthetic in watches, my wrist simply can't accommodate those giant things.

The military style combined with the price lets it transition great. It feels just as appropriate camping as it does in formal settings, and you don't feel guilty throwing it on to go running or doing yardwork.
post #14226 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think you can do better with a different model, or different brand. Why are you so dead set on Isaia? If anything get a size longer, it is way too short. It still has screaming issues like the collar, and just the messy back and such.

Not sure I see the jacket length issue. It's a newer, shorter Isaia model. Ends maybe 0.25 inches before my knuckles

I'm always going to have a messed up collar before alterations. I have very square shoulders.

What struck me in the picture was waist. Quarters seem very open. Does it look overly tight?
post #14227 of 33197

How good are A.P.Cs rawdenim jeans compared to other jeans (for example: Nudie, Cheap Monday, Levis)?

post #14228 of 33197
A.P.C.'s are a classic in the denim world IMO. I personally like the quality of A.P.C. but really don't like their fits. My APC's have held up better than my other brands. I own a pair right now but never seem to wear them anymore...probably because I prefer the fits that Nudies provides more. I know my next pair of jeans will probably be another pair of Nudies.

It's all preference at the end of the day. Use and fit matter most for me. I don't wear my jeans in professional settings (casual Fridays and such) so I don't mind the Nudie stitching. I know others who hate it or don't think its appropriate for their use...
post #14229 of 33197

Is donning waistcoats with belts a sartorial sin? Higher waist trousers flatters the waistcoat?

Thanks in advance.

post #14230 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Is donning waistcoats with belts a sartorial sin?
Typically, yes. A vest (waistcoat) should properly cover the waistband of one's pants. Consequently, a belt will tend to protrude under the vest, adding girth, drawing the eye to the waist, and ruining the smooth line.

Freakish exceptions may exist, of course. Few rules on proper attire are utterly without their exceptions. But that's the rule, and the reasons behind the rule. And because it's a pretty well established rule, I'd advise against violating it even if your belt and buckle are so thin that they'd be invisible beneath the vest. Or even if you're wearing your vest over low-riding jeans, so the vest doesn't cover the waistband - which tends to be a horrible look, btw.
post #14231 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Typically, yes. A vest (waistcoat) should properly cover the waistband of one's pants. Consequently, a belt will tend to protrude under the vest, adding girth, drawing the eye to the waist, and ruining the smooth line.
Freakish exceptions may exist, of course. Few rules on proper attire are utterly without their exceptions. But that's the rule, and the reasons behind the rule. And because it's a pretty well established rule, I'd advise against violating it even if your belt and buckle are so thin that they'd be invisible beneath the vest. Or even if you're wearing your vest over low-riding jeans, so the vest doesn't cover the waistband - which tends to be a horrible look, btw.

It only matters because of the thickness of the belt, so why not wear a D ring belt or the like? If the conditions for the rule having to exist are not met, feel free to ignore the rule.
post #14232 of 33197
Should I buy these? :
http://www.bluefly.com/Paul-Smith-black-leather-seamed-oxfords/cat20508/317106401/detail.fly

I'm a late twenty something, need a pair of shoes I can travel with that can take me from work to play, maybe with a suit, maybe chinos, maybe jeans. These look cool. Thanks.
post #14233 of 33197

Can sunken metal toe taps be applied to shoes with worn soles (even just slightly), or do the soles have to be flawless when handing over the shoes to a cobbler to put in the sunken plates?

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Originally Posted by TuckerSon View Post

There was a young guy around 20-25 with a blog whom shopped at H&M and other cheaper stores but still dressed well in suits. Any idea which blog this was?

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

 

http://mensstylepro.com/

 

I remember it was a white guy. Any idea's?

post #14235 of 33197
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I remember it was a white guy. Any idea's?

This guy? http://survivalofthefittist.com/
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