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post #16201 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

Shirt recommendations for this suit?

700

 

Options are..a solid pale lavender, white with dark blue stripes, white with light blue stripes or a medium grey.

 

Mario


The solid lavender or else it would be too many stripes going around

post #16202 of 33197

I'm wondering how I could wear this tie. I don't have a suit. I'm pretty new to all of of this, but also wouldn't wear one to work. I work at a hotel and am running around doing odd things for guests, so just a shirt and tie is preferred. I'm looking for a suggestion on shoes, slacks, and shirt, as I'm pretty sure nothing I have will match this tie.

 

Side note: I'm 24, and like to think I dress on the trendier side, so please no grandpa outfits. Haha even though this tie would fit that well indeed.

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post #16203 of 33197
I recently got a pair of Lanvin trousers, not the ones in my signature but these here http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/lanvin-straight-leg-trouser-item-10176070.aspx Care instructions included professional dry cleaning only
In the space of two weeks I have taken them to two different dry cleaners' and now there is visible wear and discoloring around the front and back pockets and around the hem. They look like chinos almost and have lost some of their discreet and distinctively Lanvin sheen.
I complained to the drycleaner who just said I can try to wash them at home. So should I wash them by hand with gentle detergent, given that the fabric has already taken some apparently irreversible damage?
post #16204 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Yeah, I have a charcoal suit, but a week later I am going to a wedding and I will wear the same suit, so it will look weard if I wear the same suit to the wedding and the funeral. 

My condolences on your loss.

Few people are likely to pay much attention to which suits you wear on a week-to-week basis. Just wear a different shirt and tie, and it's a total non-issue.
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What about a black v-neck, black tie, white shirt, black trousers and black shoes?
I don't know where you're located. I do know that here in Maryland, it's going to be about 100 degrees tomorrow. Wearing a sweater, v-neck or otherwise, would strike me as being decidedly seasonally inappropriate.

Even if it were winter, a time of year when wearing a sweater is perfectly reasonable, I'd suggest you wear your charcoal suit. Fine, so it's old fashioned of me, but in general, putting on a somber suit for attending a funeral is a tradition I tend to support. Sure, exceptions exist - exceptions exist to pretty much all customs and traditions. But freak exceptions aside, I'd prefer attending a funeral in a suit, to attending a funeral in a sweater.
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I don't have a black suit, and I am going to a funeral on Thursday.
I wear suits most days, and have for decades. Over that period of time, I've owned lots of suits, in a reasonable variety of colors. And I've never been inclined to purchase a black one.

I've never been in a situation where I didn't prefer wearing a dark grey suit, to wearing a black suit. And yes, I've attended my share of funerals. (I don't go clubbing, so I couldn't say whether that might be a freak exception to the general rule that if a black suit seems like a good choice, charcoal is likely a better choice.)
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Michael
post #16205 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

My condolences on your loss.
Few people are likely to pay much attention to which suits you wear on a week-to-week basis. Just wear a different shirt and tie, and it's a total non-issue.
I don't know where you're located. I do know that here in Maryland, it's going to be about 100 degrees tomorrow. Wearing a sweater, v-neck or otherwise, would strike me as being decidedly seasonally inappropriate.
Even if it were winter, a time of year when wearing a sweater is perfectly reasonable, I'd suggest you wear your charcoal suit. Fine, so it's old fashioned of me, but in general, putting on a somber suit for attending a funeral is a tradition I tend to support. Sure, exceptions exist - exceptions exist to pretty much all customs and traditions. But freak exceptions aside, I'd prefer attending a funeral in a suit, to attending a funeral in a sweater.
I wear suits most days, and have for decades. Over that period of time, I've owned lots of suits, in a reasonable variety of colors. And I've never been inclined to purchase a black one.
I've never been in a situation where I didn't prefer wearing a dark grey suit, to wearing a black suit. And yes, I've attended my share of funerals. (I don't go clubbing, so I couldn't say whether that might be a freak exception to the general rule that if a black suit seems like a good choice, charcoal is likely a better choice.)
--
Michael

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post #16206 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SandWigga View Post


Then wouldn't it have made more sense to create a "tailored only" subforum? After all, tailored is a relatively concrete definition, as opposed to "street wear" vs. "men's clothing"-- seems like given the practical overlap between formal, semi-formal, business casual, casual, and street wear, it should all be on one forum. I mean I know I'm a newbie and all, and not trying to dictate to people how to structure the forum, just expressing my frustration at a set up that makes absolutely no sense to me.

As much as you don't care for some of the responses you have been getting so far, a lot of us don't care for you coming in here as a new member and telling everyone how to reorganize the forums. If you spent a little more time here, you might understand the structure better.

post #16207 of 33197

For a 3 button suit --- is it more proper to button the top two buttons or just the middle button?

 

The salesman at the mens department store wasnt sure; is this just a matter of preference?

 

thanks

post #16208 of 33197
Middle button only.
post #16209 of 33197
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Originally Posted by LingLingGooD View Post

For a 3 button suit --- is it more proper to button the top two buttons or just the middle button?

 

The salesman at the mens department store wasnt sure; is this just a matter of preference?

 

thanks

It depends. If you want a relax and casual look, you will only need to button the middle one since the structure will hide the top button and give you a deeper drop on the neck. If you want a more conservative and serious look, you will button the top two. You will see the big difference. It is a more serious, professional and severe look.

post #16210 of 33197
The coat may have an opinion. Some look ungainly with the top button buttoned; others look ungainly without. If it looks fine either way, it's up to you.
post #16211 of 33197
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

The coat may have an opinion. Some look ungainly with the top button buttoned; others look ungainly without. If it looks fine either way, it's up to you.

These days, many jackets have the opinion, "For the love of God, don't button any buttons...please!...it's going to pop off and take out an eye!"
post #16212 of 33197
To think that until recently only the lapel buttonhole was vestigal.
post #16213 of 33197
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Originally Posted by LWHQ View Post

Hey,

 

Does anyone which shorts these are?

 

700

http://i50.tinypic.com/dxz9t2.jpg

 

700

http://i46.tinypic.com/1js35t.jpg

 

They look like Joyrich, but I can't find them so they might be another brand.

 

Thanks :)

 

Anyone any ideas?

post #16214 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sturm07 View Post

It depends. If you want a relax and casual look, you will only need to button the middle one since the structure will hide the top button and give you a deeper drop on the neck. If you want a more conservative and serious look, you will button the top two. You will see the big difference. It is a more serious, professional and severe look.

The 3-button suit I have doesn't really give a deeper "V" without buttoning the top button, as the structure of the suit pretty much dictates the way it hangs. Maybe this is different for other 3-button suits though.

 

To the OP, if the top button is rolled behind the lapel, definitely don't button it.

post #16215 of 33197
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Originally Posted by LWHQ View Post

Anyone any ideas?

You might have more luck in SW&D.
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