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post #16996 of 30966
I would get a pair of dark brown captoe oxfords, or some dark brown wingtip derbies. Suede is out of the question for you, you need more basics. As is you don't even have that. Also an unconventional color like gray is out of the question. Get gray suede shoes when you already have 10 pairs of good shoes.
post #16997 of 30966
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Originally Posted by traditionalist View Post

sorry posted a new thread then saw this, I apologize.  My question is darker shade of brown or tan/lighter brown shoes with this suit.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-Mens-Taupe-Stripe-Wool-Suit/3087161/product.html



 



As well as any other suggestions to dress shirt color besides light blue and purple.  Thanks



Shoe color cannot be said without knowing something about the circumstances. Other colors might sometimes be okay.

Purple? As in solid purple. Please don't. Purple on a whilte background would be good. Light green, even solid, might work - but again, circumstances.

Additional advice: don't buy the suit, or return it if you can. That's a low-quality line, and the style isn't versatile.
post #16998 of 30966
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Is there some part of that you find difficult to understand?

no, but you.
post #16999 of 30966
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Originally Posted by facet View Post

Nonsense.

sure.
post #17000 of 30966
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Originally Posted by whiskeybeard View Post

Okay I'm basically a SW&D guy, so be gentle. I need to put together an outfit for a wedding I'm attending, and I'm wondering if this shirt is too casual / doesn't work with the suit? I like the colors/patterns, but does the fact that it's button down, or the cloth (oxford) make it too casual? Thank you for your input.

 

It really depends on the wedding, but I would say it is a little but to informal and more going to a golfing event.

post #17001 of 30966
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Brown.

Okey. It might be worth adding that I'm a 18 year old student. I don't wear suits and stuff, just casual clothes. Would you still go for brown?

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would get a pair of dark brown captoe oxfords, or some dark brown wingtip derbies. Suede is out of the question for you, you need more basics. As is you don't even have that. Also an unconventional color like gray is out of the question. Get gray suede shoes when you already have 10 pairs of good shoes.
 
Same question as above. And isn't suede a form of "casual" material? I was thinking something like http://i.stpost.com/hs-trask-electric-city-oxford-shoes-for-men-in-dark-brown-suede~p~3858n_04~1500.jpg or http://images.asos.com/inv/media/0/5/2/4/1914250/brown/image1xxl.jpg. I think wingtips are a bit too tryhard, as I am more of a casual look. Chinos/sweaters/cardigans/shirts etc.
 

EDIT: Don't get me wrong on the tryhard bit. I just think that wingtips are better off for suits. Or I have related them to suits, that's a better choice of words
post #17002 of 30966
Brown is a casual color.
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Okey. Yeah I like brown, I really enjoy my brown boat shoes.
Somewhere in the back of my head it feels stupid to have 2 brown pair of shoes. And that I should do something to make them less similar. Maybe higher shoes, darker. I'm so not sure of what to do haha!

post #17004 of 30966

I purchased some Allen Edmond Park Avenue's yesterday from a shop down state (about 2 hours away). Today while wearing them I noticed one is lighter then the other. Probably was sitting out on display. Is there any way to darken the shoe? Or do I have to drive all the way down state just to return it?

post #17005 of 30966

Hi,

Does anyone know good designer brand for casual shirts in the UK?

 

I bought some abercrombie flanel shirts but looking for different style/branded casual shirts now

post #17006 of 30966

Went to BB for shirts today and had the guy measure me. He said I'm 14.5 and 33. I tried on a 33, but was concerned the sleeves might be a hair short. Should I go up to a 34 sleeve?

 

 

 

and

 

Is this an acceptable collar for a tall and skinny person (6'1" and 150 lbs)?

 

 

post #17007 of 30966
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Originally Posted by jbernard View Post

I purchased some Allen Edmond Park Avenue's yesterday from a shop down state (about 2 hours away). Today while wearing them I noticed one is lighter then the other. Probably was sitting out on display. Is there any way to darken the shoe? Or do I have to drive all the way down state just to return it?

After a few applications of polish/cream it will most likely be unnoticeable

post #17008 of 30966
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

I don't think the tie is cheap-looking or unfit for wearing, but if I had a choice of Brioni ties, I would probably choose one with a more subdued pattern. The biggest problem with your shirt is its more casual pattern. Swapping that shirt out for a solid would significantly improve the combination.

That's a loud pattern? The hell? It's not as boring as a solid, but it's more than subdued enough for just about anything outside a funeral.

It's a nice tie. I would swap out the shirt for something solid, but that tie and the suit are fine. The shirt's fine too, but the scale of the checkish part of the tie pattern and that of the shirt are too close. White or blue, though I think I would prefer white.
post #17009 of 30966
I'm interested in stepping up my more formal wear game (I have two weddings and possibly a job interview coming up in the next two months). I'm looking for recommendations for a half decent suit in the ~$500 range (I expect to get chastised here for this sentence).

I am also looking for a decent, simple, quality watch in the $300-400 price range. I know how quality is measured here so, again, the above applies, but this one caught my eye:



I've never owned a watch before, far as I can remember, so suggestions in the same price range would be appreciated.

As for dress shirts, I have heard that getting your own shirts made is about as affordable as, if not cheaper than, purchasing quality off-the-rack shirts. Is this true? If so, can anyone recommend any shirtmakers in the Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago area, or point me to how I could find some? If not, suggestions? Go for BB or something else?

Finally, I was considering getting a hat and came across the Stetson Lodi. Is this acceptable or just weird? My head's so big I have never bought a hat before, but this one fits in 7 3/4 surprisingly.
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I'm interested in stepping up my more formal wear game (I have two weddings and possibly a job interview coming up in the next two months). I'm looking for recommendations for a half decent suit in the ~$500 range (I expect to get chastised here for this sentence).
I am also looking for a decent, simple, quality watch in the $300-400 price range. I know how quality is measured here so, again, the above applies, but this one caught my eye:

I've never owned a watch before, far as I can remember, so suggestions in the same price range would be appreciated.
As for dress shirts, I have heard that getting your own shirts made is about as affordable as, if not cheaper than, purchasing quality off-the-rack shirts. Is this true? If so, can anyone recommend any shirtmakers in the Madison/Milwaukee/Chicago area, or point me to how I could find some? If not, suggestions? Go for BB or something else?
Finally, I was considering getting a hat and came across the Stetson Lodi. Is this acceptable or just weird? My head's so big I have never bought a hat before, but this one fits in 7 3/4 surprisingly.

 

 

For a $500 suit, look at Benjamin from eHaberdasher. In terms of a watch, check out the Poor Man's Watch Thread. I got a Seiko 5 and swapped out the bracelet for a leather strap and deployant clasp.

 

Have you got appropriate shoes?

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