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I just picked up some BB ESF OCBD's and I feel like they are a little long in the back to wear casually untucked. Is there a rule of thumb for the length on a versatile OCBD? I have read somewhere on here about guys getting them shortened to about mid crotch, is this normal?

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they are good in rain. no taboo. dunno about the clicking....

Ah, okay.

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The most formal shoes such as opera pumps do not traditionally have rubber soles. I don't think it's the rubber portion of a combination heel that "clicks" when you walk. Shoes with Dainite soles typically have a full rubber heel rather than a combination heel.

Thanks, this was very helpful.

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I just picked up some BB ESF OCBD's and I feel like they are a little long in the back to wear casually untucked. Is there a rule of thumb for the length on a versatile OCBD? I have read somewhere on here about guys getting them shortened to about mid crotch, is this normal?

I am personally against shirts going untucked, but getting them shortened is a fairly common thing. If you are wearing jeans you should still be able to see about 1/3 of the back pockets.
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Noob question =

Do most people have a different sizing that they wear in dress shoes as opposed to casual shoes?

I wear an 8 usually for both dress shoes and casual shoes. For dress shoes, 8 tends to be a little big depending on the brand, though I just lace up up really snug, so it's not much of an issue. Recently, I purchased 2 casual "dress shoes" in size 8 and they both ran a half size large (both are long at over 1 inch space past toes, so that's the bigger issue). Without thick crew socks, I don't think they'd fit properly. I still ended up having to really lace them up to get them snug, but I'm wondering if I should really be getting my dress shoes in size 7.5 or 7 (rarely see either of these sizes though). In part, I guess I don't even know when a shoe is considered "too big."

I've been amassing shoes over the past year as I have updating my wardrobe and it would suck if I was wearing the wrong size. Live and learn I guess, but would still suck.

Unless you're buying all your shoes from the same maker and same last, you're going to have some variance. I usually wear an 11D, but have some 11.5Ds in certain lines. Nearly all my athletic shoes are 11.5, just differences in how the shoe is designed and supposed to fit.

Pretty much have to try stuff on to be sure, unfortunately. "Too big" is mostly subjective, but you can get some idea by how the shoe is creasing (for dress shoes).
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I'm looking for a suit to wear to a wedding and given the limited budget I have, I found one at suitsupply that I liked:

 

http://www.suitsupply.com/suit-brown-check-washington-p3377/P3377,en_GB,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Brown

 

Now I would like to make a bit of a statement and go bold. What would you be able to get away with, with a suit like this? As the suit already has a pattern, I do not really know what you can do with the shirt and tie. Any suggestions?

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I am personally against shirts going untucked, but getting them shortened is a fairly common thing. If you are wearing jeans you should still be able to see about 1/3 of the back pockets.

I'll second this. I've never seen an untucked long sleeve shirt that looked good, they all look like you're trying to hide a paunch or just resented the fact that your mother made you tuck your shirt in. Casually or not. If you insist, shortening is certainly possible, and you'll look less stupid.

The only time untucked shirts look good is when they're short sleeved sport shirts, flat hemmed or short, and being worn with shorts or swim trunks. Preferably at the pool or beach.

And before you call me an out of touch old man or something, I'm in my mid 20's.
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I'll second this. I've never seen an untucked long sleeve shirt that looked good, they all look like you're trying to hide a paunch or just resented the fact that your mother made you tuck your shirt in. Casually or not. If you insist, shortening is certainly possible, and you'll look less stupid.
The only time untucked shirts look good is when they're short sleeved sport shirts, flat hemmed or short, and being worn with shorts or swim trunks. Preferably at the pool or beach.
And before you call me an out of touch old man or something, I'm in my mid 20's.

What about if you're going to a club?
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What about if you're going to a club?

I don't go to many clubs, but I would still tuck my shirt in. You can dress casually without untucking your shirt, you know. Wear the oxford with jeans, but tuck it in and wear an interesting belt.
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What about if you're going to a club?

To avoid looking like a douche. Tuck it in.
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Suit: 85% Wool 15% Kid Mohair = Quality?

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What about if you're going to a club?

I would only wear the shirt out if it was meant to be worn out, i.e. no long, "unfinished" tails.

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Trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a coat:

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I'm looking for a suit to wear to a wedding and given the limited budget I have, I found one at suitsupply that I liked:

 

http://www.suitsupply.com/suit-brown-check-washington-p3377/P3377,en_GB,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Brown

 

Now I would like to make a bit of a statement and go bold. What would you be able to get away with, with a suit like this? As the suit already has a pattern, I do not really know what you can do with the shirt and tie. Any suggestions?

 

Just a suggestion. But unless other people are going to be going a little "bold", you may not want to. Remember wedding are about the bride and it is not considered good taste to dress up in a way that takes attention away from the bride.

You can wear a pattern like this. but probably not in those colors. You should stick to a gray, navy, brown, or even a black as it is a wedding, but with not such accent colors.

Not to mention matching shirts and ties to this would be difficult. I can't really think of much besides what the model is already wearing.

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Trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a coat:

Nice color. What is the material?
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Nice color. What is the material?

Herringbone tweed.

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