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post #17041 of 33013
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Originally Posted by LostnConfused View Post

What suspenders color can go with most outfits?
Strictly speaking, your suspenders should not be seen in public. They're like underwear that way. So, if you hold to this standard, and wear a jacket over your suspenders, and keep your jacket on, it doesn't matter what color the suspenders are. Yes, I recognize that many men habitually remove their jackets at work, at social events, etc. But that's the traditional, conservative rule, so I figured I'd mention it.

If you intend to go around with your suspenders visible, well, then I suppose suspenders which are compatible with the rest of your attire in terms of formality, color, pattern, fabric, etc., would work best. (Note that "compatible" isn't necessarily the same thing as "matching." It's much the same way as how a pocket square, necktie, and suit, when worn together, should all be compatible with each other, but it's typically best if they do not all match each other.)
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Also, what is appropriate to wear with suspenders (pants with no belt loops?) and what is never a good idea (a belt, a vest?)
1. If wearing a belt, do not also wear suspenders. If wearing suspenders, do not also wear a belt. It's strictly an "either/or" situation.

2. A vest should properly cover the waistband of one's pants. A belt will not infrequently tend to protrude under the vest, adding girth, drawing the eye to the waist, and ruining the smooth line. Consequently, if you're wearing a vest, suspenders may be an especially good idea.

3. Assuming your pants have suspender buttons sewn in (please do not wear clip-on suspenders), you may wear suspenders with them, even if the pants also have belt loops. This is generally acceptable (although some individuals may not care for the look). HOWEVER, see #4, below.

4. Technically, pants meant to be worn with a belt, and pants meant to be worn with suspenders, are tailored slightly differently. So, if your pants have belt loops and you routinely wear them with a belt, you may find that they won't hang quite as well when worn with suspenders as would a pair tailored specifically with suspenders in mind (and these pants specifically intended to be worn with suspenders would, presumably, not have belt loops). This may not necessarily be a major problem - a given pair of pants may prove acceptable when worn either way - but it is something to keep in mind. Certainly, if you ever went to a reputable bespoke tailor to have a suit made, he would want to know your preference, re belt/suspenders, and would adjust the fit accordingly.

BTW, bonus points to you for calling them "pants" and "suspenders," as opposed to "trousers" and "braces." smile.gif
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Michael
post #17042 of 33013
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


Tuxedos evolved from evening tailcoats...
http://www.blacktieguide.com/History/03-Victorian_Early,Mid.htm

 

That makes much more sense. 

post #17043 of 33013

I've been searching around for a good dress shirt in the $75-100 range.  Most people agree that the BB dress shirts are good for the price.  I'm curious, since the Benjamin suits get such good reviews, is how are the Benjamin dress shirts in terms of quality and fit when compared to the BB shirts?  

post #17044 of 33013
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

Can you do a TV fold/straight fold with a silk square?
I find that silk lacks the body needed to work well with a TV/straight/Presidential fold. I like silk pocket squares just fine, but almost always wear them casually stuffed into the pocket, in what I believe is called a puff "fold" (which isn't really much of a fold, at all).

For the more formal sorts of folds you're asking about, I stick with linen or cotton.

That having been said, I'm not claiming that it's utterly impossible to wear a silk square in a TV/straight fold. Just that more often than not, this isn't the ideal combination.
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Between a white, pink, berry (deeper color, almost "dark") or lavender shirt what would work best?
Well, black and white is a classic combination. Perhaps too stark for some tastes, although the situation and the tie might mitigate this to a considerable extent.

Black and pink can work well, too.

Please don't wear an "almost dark berry" shirt, with a black suit. Much as I dislike black suits, pairing them with dark shirts just makes the whole thing even worse.
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Michael
post #17045 of 33013

Hey guys, i was wondering if wearing dark camel chinos(click to view) with these grey adidas shoes(click to view) will match/look good? 

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Quick Question: So I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm trying to make this hand-me-down blazer work with something. Two main questions

1. I was wondering if it was worth bothering

2. and if so, what would you suggest I do with it. Or am I on the right track?

 

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/Bk9rU

 

Let me know of your suggestions, thanks!

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post #17049 of 33013
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Originally Posted by grahamalama View Post

Quick Question: So I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm trying to make this hand-me-down blazer work with something. Two main questions
1. I was wondering if it was worth bothering
2. and if so, what would you suggest I do with it. Or am I on the right track?

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/Bk9rU

Let me know of your suggestions, thanks!
It's neither classic nor versatile. From that perspective, I wouldn't bother.


Do you really want those? shog[1].gif
post #17050 of 33013

I would count that as a solid with texture.
post #17051 of 33013

No, that's a self-stripe, meaning the stripe is part of the texture of the fabric and not actually a different color.
post #17052 of 33013

Anyone have suggestions for traveling with a suit.

 

I only have two options, roll it up and put it in a backpack or use a plastic bag to carry it.

 

I leave Friday evening and the flight is 2 hours, then I have a wedding to attend Saturday at noon.

 

Don't know what to do and my flight is tomorrow evening.

post #17053 of 33013
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Anyone have suggestions for traveling with a suit.

I only have two options, roll it up and put it in a backpack or use a plastic bag to carry it.

I leave Friday evening and the flight is 2 hours, then I have a wedding to attend Saturday at noon.

Don't know what to do and my flight is tomorrow evening.

Search youtube for a "how to fold a suit" video. Should be wearable out of your luggage.
post #17054 of 33013
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Originally Posted by grahamalama View Post

Quick Question: So I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm trying to make this hand-me-down blazer work with something. Two main questions
1. I was wondering if it was worth bothering
2. and if so, what would you suggest I do with it. Or am I on the right track?

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/Bk9rU

Let me know of your suggestions, thanks!

I think I like it -- at least the silhouette -- but I reserve my judgement till you show us a sharper photo.
post #17055 of 33013
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


Search youtube for a "how to fold a suit" video. Should be wearable out of your luggage.

 

Saw this and will give it a try. 

http://youtu.be/EX4_12Cqgj0

 

Do you think it will be file to fold it in the morning, then head to work and leave it as such. I'm planning on cutting early from work to go to the airport, so I don't know if having it folded that way the entire day will be an issue.

 

work from 8-3, then leave straight for the airport. flight is at 5:30.

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