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post #15316 of 33197
All will be excellent quality, fully canvassed. At that point, it's all about styling. In that regard, I would advise you against the Tom Ford. Great looking suit, but as this will essentially be your only suit (Black doesn't really count), you're going to want something less loud, and that you can wear several days in a row if need be. That means charcoal, navy or mid gray, and any patterns are going to have to be subtle- a faint pinstripe or check at most. The Tom Ford, while an awesome suit, is just way too loud. If you had a rotation where you could work it in every week or two, it would great.

You should also avoid peak lapels like those on the Tom Ford. Fun, but again, not unless you have a rotation already. You can have many loud suits, you can have a few conservative ones, but you can't have a few loud ones. Obviously a mix is fine.

So yeah- navy, charcoal or a mid gray. Any of those should be appropriate for any occasion a suit is called for. The mid gray isn't really the best for a funeral, but the black one would be perfect. The only other thing I would advise is that if you choose to go with navy, get one light enough that it's obviously a shade of blue and not just a shade of almost black. Same with the charcoal, really.
post #15317 of 33197
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All will be excellent quality, fully canvassed. At that point, it's all about styling. In that regard, I would advise you against the Tom Ford. Great looking suit, but as this will essentially be your only suit (Black doesn't really count), you're going to want something less loud, and that you can wear several days in a row if need be. That means charcoal, navy or mid gray, and any patterns are going to have to be subtle- a faint pinstripe or check at most. The Tom Ford, while an awesome suit, is just way too loud. If you had a rotation where you could work it in every week or two, it would great.
You should also avoid peak lapels like those on the Tom Ford. Fun, but again, not unless you have a rotation already. You can have many loud suits, you can have a few conservative ones, but you can't have a few loud ones. Obviously a mix is fine.
So yeah- navy, charcoal or a mid gray. Any of those should be appropriate for any occasion a suit is called for. The mid gray isn't really the best for a funeral, but the black one would be perfect. The only other thing I would advise is that if you choose to go with navy, get one light enough that it's obviously a shade of blue and not just a shade of almost black. Same with the charcoal, really.

Thank you for the reply - I was kinda thinking the same thing. Do you mean loud as in the pinstripe is too obvious?

I'm trying to figure out what other occasions I could use a black suit - I hardly use it and really wish I got navy instead frown.gif
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Thank you for the reply - I was kinda thinking the same thing. Do you mean loud as in the pinstripe is too obvious?
I'm trying to figure out what other occasions I could use a black suit - I hardly use it and really wish I got navy instead frown.gif

It's not really a matter of how obvious the stripe is, but how bold it is. You can have a suit with an obvious stripe that's not that bold of a stripe- the boldness comes from the color and thickness. If the color more muted but the width was the same, you might be okay. Or a finer stripe in the same color. Either would be just as obviously striped, bu the stripe wouldn't be as bold.

"Obvious" is just an awkward word there.

The lapel is also somewhat loud. For a single breasted suit, a notch lapel is standard. That's a pretty dramatic peak, especially with the pinstripe.
post #15319 of 33197
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Wear a suit unless it will be unbearably hot with your gown. Your college / university tie is usually a good bet with all University related things.


My prep school graduation was on the front lawn in 28C weather. We wore our school uniforms.. (wool pants, wool blazer) . Worst day of my life, except when  I got my IB diploma hahaha

post #15320 of 33197
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How so? puzzled.gif What'd I do, now?

By telling the world we attend weddings in polos and khakis. Not saying you're wrong, mind you. shog[1].gif
post #15321 of 33197

Hey guys.
I am looking for some simple casual outfits. I'm going shopping soon.

I prefer chinos/chinos shorts, aswell as shirts, t-shirts and polo shirts. Cardigans are nice too.

I will be having a light pair of loafers, and brown shoes aswell. Brown haired also, if it helps.

 

I've already thought of an outfit.

light loafers, olive pants (should they be dark or lighter?) and a light shirt.

post #15322 of 33197
What do you mean by light in your loafers (and shirt)? You're not giving us much to go on here.
post #15323 of 33197

Light loafers as in sand colour.

Light shirt as in white/tan/sand.

 

http://static.zara.net/photos//2012/V/1/2/p/2112/102/107/2112102107_1_1_3.jpg?timestamp=1335980902317 Those are the shoes.

post #15324 of 33197
A lighter olive then (or light blue).
post #15325 of 33197

Okey thanks.

 

Got any tips of simple outfits? Colours that match etc.
 

post #15326 of 33197
I bought this sports jacket for $16 from Ebay. It is fully canvassed and in very good condition. The color is an olive/golden brown with a dark blue (almost black). It would strictly be winter/fall wear as it is a heavy weave, what colors would you suggest pairing it with? Thanks in advance.

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Quick Qu.: Should one treat (wax/polish/other) new shoes before wearing them out?

There has been an argument made that if you are buying ready to wear as opposed to made to order that the shoes could have been sitting in their boxes for a little or a long while so a little conditioner doesn't hurt. Wax/polish if you want a higher shine.

You should check out the shoe care thread.
post #15328 of 33197
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I bought this sports jacket for $16 from Ebay. It is fully canvassed and in very good condition. The color is an olive/golden brown with a dark blue (almost black). It would strictly be winter/fall wear as it is a heavy weave, what colors would you suggest pairing it with? Thanks in advance.
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Light grey or chocolate. Will look great with flannel.
post #15329 of 33197

To pull the trigger or not to pull the trigger, that is the question:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/285492/nwt-hickey-freeman-sport-coat-made-in-the-usa-fully-canvassed-size-38

post #15330 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

+1000. I very much doubt Men's Warehouse have the appropriate type of vest, and a high-cut normal vest with black tie is an abomination.


I appreciate all the feedback. My wedding is during the day. I rented tuxedos for all the others before starting to read this site, so it would be pretty hard to turn back to normal suits now. It also seems like it would be hard to get everyone to match.

 

I had originally just thought that bowties usually looked quite a bit older; however, now that I'm paying more attention to the images I see online, it does seem to look better.

 

The tuxedo I linked has a peak lapel, but it has two buttons instead of one. That doesn't seem to look good bad to me, although it does distinguish it less from a normal suit. Given that I have the $450 off coupon, it would be $50 in the store I believe. Should I go this avenue or should I try one from elsewhere? The other benefit is that it seems very slim. I have a seemingly impossible time finding anything that fits me.

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