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post #16636 of 29427
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post


Take your pick. That's as classic as it gets

I think with black shoes, you can pick a lot more. With brown shoes and a white shirt, it's not so easy.

post #16637 of 29427
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Originally Posted by skinny View Post

Dark Navy suit, white shirt, dark brown belt and shoes. What color(s) tie works best?
Like someone else said, take your pick because it's so versatile. I tend to avoid solid/solid/solid, though. You could go with a geometeric print tie.
post #16638 of 29427
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What is acceptable for a job interview and business are bet similar but separated by a fine line. It does depend on the office. But at a lot of offices a herringbone and some pinstripes are acceptable. A chalkstripe suit probably wouldn't be acceptable. It it's a pretty strait consensus that unless your really bold it should be a solid pattern for a job interview, usually
Navy blue, charcoal or a darker grey.

 


Ok, so grey solid seems best (I have a navy suit already). Would this grey be dark enough, do you think?700

post #16639 of 29427
There really is no best. I don't wear purple ties, some folks love 'em. To each his own. At a certain point, you have to take all the contradictory advice you see here and decide what you like.

Before we start splitting frog hairs over white shirts, we should focus on the fact that 95 percent of all patterned ties are terribly ugly.
post #16640 of 29427
Ha, very true about patterned ties. I still have such a hard time buying them.
post #16641 of 29427
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Originally Posted by skinny View Post

I think with black shoes, you can pick a lot more. With brown shoes and a white shirt, it's not so easy.

+1.
post #16642 of 29427
Certainly less of 5% of my hoard of ties and bowties are not patterned; and this includes those which are solid, but have a texture, or are solid but have a flourish.

So, here you will find different tastes and/or inclinations... satisfied.gif

As said, you have many options. For instance, if those shoes and belt have any red to them, you could choose a tie with a ground in maroon or burgundy; that would relate everything together.
post #16643 of 29427
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

To quote Manton and Put This On:
On the contrary, he writes, white dress shirts are citified, business, “upper class” shirts. They show dirt easily, are hard to clean, and used to be the mark of money. They shouldn’t be worn under tweeds or country clothing. They also shouldn’t be thought of as a “blank canvas” for just any tie. Yellow and purple, for example, look terrible against white, and many colors, such as burgundy, generally look better when paired with light blue.

So what does work with a white dress shirt? Suits in blue or gray, mostly, but in certain contexts, brown can also be used if done masterfully. Ties should be kept to navy, black, grey, silver, or combinations thereof. A dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie make for a nice formal evening look. For the day, if the suit is dark, the tie should be a shade lighter; if the suit is light, the tie should be kept dark. This keeps things in balance and makes things a bit more visually interesting.
Yes, and this is why I was asking. He also goes on to say that, "White shirts nearly always demand black shoes."


So in my case, with brown belt/shoes and not black per Manton, I'm trying to figure out the best tie color. Would dark brown work? I don't think any color goes with brown shoes. With black yes, but more limited with brown.

With dark brown shoes, I would shy away from the most formal choices of the high-contrast black or silver ties. I would choose a more muted gray or brown in keeping with your less formal choice of shoes.
post #16644 of 29427
Is there any internet source for replacement badges suitable for a cardigan? I have got one, with a brand-dominated badge in the right chest area that I would like to remove, but it will be noticeable; I have to substitute some other patch. The cardigan has a "vintage sports" look (mid blue, with some white trimming), so something sports-related could do.
post #16645 of 29427
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Cream and waxes have different characteristics and purposes and are applied differently. There are lots of threads on that topic in the MC forum such as this one:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_40


yea, those megathreads can be overwhelming :/

was hoping for a quick answer.  thanks anyways

The short answer is to use a cotton rag shirt. Unless you already know what creams and polishes do for your shoes and how each are applied with a cotton rag, knowing the most appropriate applicator alone doesn't do you much good.
post #16646 of 29427
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Originally Posted by Koaxke View Post

I'm continuing on building my work wardrobe. The dress is business casual and I'm in the market for a new black pair of shoes. Would these be too formal for business casual, or would they do fine?

http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford
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Those are definitely suit shoes.

Actually, are these better, or still suit shoes?

http://www.markowski-chausseur.fr/hugues-forme-195-noir-p13300-fr.html

The difficulty in your question is that "business casual" has come to have such a broad meaning that it is essentially meaningless. If I assume that you intend it to be mean trousers and a dress shirt, then I would say that most black shoes are too formal for that. If you prefer black shoes, choose ones with more casual details such as brogueing or open lacing. Captoes such as those in your first link are among the most formal of shoe styles.
post #16647 of 29427
Hi , need your advice on this one.

I am going this afternoon to a job interview in a telecommunications company I used to work for 2 years ago. The dress code is business casual - no suit and tie- and I used to work with the person who is going to interview me. I would normally wear suit and tie for any interview but this situation seems different. What would you reccommend? Is something like a blue blazer appropriate in this situation or no suit or tie ?

Thanks,

Erik
post #16648 of 29427

I am trying to get some taps on my AE's heels to prevent (or slow down) them from worn out unevenly. The heels on my shoes always worn out unevenly on outer edge. I've already asked my cobbler to put metal toe taps, so I guess I should get metal heel taps to match it. I know plastic is quieter, metal more durable, but how exactly noisy are metal taps? Would getting metal taps to both toe and heel be too noisy?

post #16649 of 29427
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Originally Posted by strangedream View Post

I am trying to get some taps on my AE's heels to prevent (or slow down) them from worn out unevenly. The heels on my shoes always worn out unevenly on outer edge. I've already asked my cobbler to put metal toe taps, so I guess I should get metal heel taps to match it. I know plastic is quieter, metal more durable, but how exactly noisy are metal taps? Would getting metal taps to both toe and heel be too noisy?

Heel taps are noisy and affect your gait. Mine wear unevenly, too, but having a heel replaced is easy and inexpensive. I'd rather have that done every year or two than deal with heel taps.
post #16650 of 29427

Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know where I could find a relatively inexpensive pair of blackwatch trousers? I would love it if they were in a slim fit, but if not, any recommendations would be welcome. Thanks,

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