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post #16126 of 33197
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Originally Posted by PunkinDonuts View Post

I have a quick one:

grey dress shirt
black shoes (AE McTavish, nothing TOO dressy)

My question is:

The best color dress pants are ________?

@PunkinDonuts: I like charcoal or some kind of tonal glen plaid/check provided the grey dress shirt doesn't have a clashing pattern.
post #16127 of 33197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It is possible, but pockets that don't sit right usually go along with a waist that is too small. Perhaps you just like your pants tight at the waist.

This is wrong.

The seat and the waist are different, and as somebody with actual lower body muscle, I've come across the issue before. It's definitely caused by the seat being too tight and has no relation to the waist- in fact, one common solution to fix it is to buy pants that fit your seat and thighs and then have the waist taken in. If there's enough fabric there, it would be possible to let out the seat, and that would indeed solve it, but it's a crapshoot as to whether there would be enough fabric.

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Today: 3:30pm wedding, 5pm cocktail hour, 6pm reception. Currently 66 and rainy going up to a high of 81 (...and thunderstorms).
Ceremony here: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Booze and reception here:
Wife will be in a dark purple cocktail number. I'll likely wear brown dress boots because of the rain.
Suit choices: raw linen notch, charcoal 1B peak, medium gray 3-roll-2 notch.
Which?

I'd avoid linen in the rain, and I like more cheery attire for weddings, though I admit I wore charcoal to the last one I attended. I vote for the mid gray. Goes with more shades of brown, so safer with the shoes as well, though if they're a darker brown they'd probably be fine with the charcoal too.
post #16128 of 33197

Where is a good place to look for cotton or linen suits one could wear to work at a big law firm in Los Angeles?  Alternatively, what are some good styles / lines of such suits?

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Oil (that you put on your bike's chain, dirty oil that is) on clothing. How to remove? Directly to the cleaner or do you know the trick?
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Quite. If my suggestion that the pants/socks match wasn't wrong sounded a trifle weak, it's only that I wanted to be gentle in my taking exception to RCAsia's stance on the matter.
Of course, I also applaud the notion that "A businessman matches his socks to his trousers. A gentleman matches his socks to his mood." smile.gif
--
Michael
(Currently wearing socks which match... pretty much nothing else that I'm wearing, although one of the stripe colors does match a minor color in my necktie. Ofttimes, "compatibility" is preferable to "matchiness." This particularly applies to the interaction between ties and pocket squares, but it touches upon sock choice, too.)

There should be no hard and fast rules when it comes to dressing up.  Sure, matching socks with your trousers does make sense.  Just like wearing a blue tie on a blue shirt is fine, except its overload.  I don't see anything wrong with trying to match attire like socks with your shirt - even if its non-conventional.  After all, if we all come to these forums to share the same views, and there are no differences in opinion, we might as well pack our bags, log off the forums, and act like sheep. 

post #16131 of 33197
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Originally Posted by RCAsia View Post

There should be no hard and fast rules when it comes to dressing up.  Sure, matching socks with your trousers does make sense.  Just like wearing a blue tie on a blue shirt is fine, except its overload.  I don't see anything wrong with trying to match attire like socks with your shirt - even if its non-conventional.  After all, if we all come to these forums to share the same views, and there are no differences in opinion, we might as well pack our bags, log off the forums, and act like sheep. 

Eerily reminiscent of my first post on StyleForum... which I give to you below with its first reply.... may you follow a similar path and have an upward trajectory from here, sir.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Very, very nicely put, sir. My $.02 - Style is something inherent in each of us. Fashion and clothing is a way to put an outward expression of how you want to be viewed by society. You want to be viewed as a b-boy street guy? Wear Ecko and Phat Farm. However, STYLE, personal style, and the true definition of luxury, is what makes YOU feel good, and as you say, is always unique. Do as you please, and if it tickles you on the back corners of your brain when you look at the mirror and say "YES, thats it!", then you have found your personal style. IMHO.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Very, very nicely put, sir.


My $.02 - Style is something inherent in each of us. Fashion and clothing is a way to put an outward expression of how you want to be viewed by society. You want to be viewed as a b-boy street guy? Wear Ecko and Phat Farm. However, STYLE, personal style, and the true definition of luxury, is what makes YOU feel good, and as you say, is always unique. Do as you please, and if it tickles you on the back corners of your brain when you look at the mirror and say "YES, thats it!", then you have found your personal style.


IMHO.





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post #16132 of 33197
Recently ran across some REISS suits, can anyone comment on their quality?
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Where can I get suits in XXS/EU42/40R?

 

I am 5'7'' and 122 lbs.

post #16134 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Recently ran across some REISS suits, can anyone comment on their quality?

Half canvas
post #16135 of 33197
Thanks, I ran across some-made in China and Tunisia
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Crosspost from Recent Purchases since I didn't get a clarifying response there:


Just got these and wondered what is causing the odd creasing when I walk (see 2nd pic). The shoes are not too big or wide in my opinion, the toe box feels a bit too narrow actually.

Will this cause any major permanent creasing when I actually start to wear them regularly?



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Leather elbow patches: hot or not?

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Is a light blue shirt + a black suit going to look right at a formal event?


Edited by Mingthemerciles - 7/22/12 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by Mingthemerciles View Post

Is a light blue shirt + a blue suit going to look right at a formal event?


Formal as in black tie, or formal as in wear a suit and tie? Blue suit as in navy blue, or blue suit as in bright blue? Light blue shirt as in super-light blue, or french blue?

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