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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

You are going to have a hard time with this. There is no great way to have a nice-looking collar on dress shirts without buttoning the top button and wearing a tie. If you aren't going to do this, you should be looking at a button-down collar.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I think any dark strap would look fine with that watch dial. You should check out the sales corner on Timezone.com as there are a few sellers on their of reasonably priced watch straps.
I've bought several metal sets from Gilt that I like. I think they are usually from Link Up. $20 gets you about 6 pairs.
I also have a set from here, because I needed collar stays which were shorter than the standard that Link Up sells for spread collars:
http://www.stayclip.com/
I think that's a bit drastic and think that open button collars can look fine, they just won't look as good as with the top button buttoned and with a tie.

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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

Try a shirt from express men, you can get them on sale for like 30-35, if you like slim cuts then they have some nice fitting shirts too but quality is nothing out of this world, what I found nice was that the shirts come with these metal collar stiffers, same as the typical plastic ones only metal and work great on my spread collar shirts, I only have 2 shirts from express men but I use those 2 sets of pins and switch then out to whatever shirt I wear, they're not too long so you get a nice roll on top and theres no magnet so they don't look weirdly stiff either but they are heavier than the plastic ones so no flying away collar look, ymmv.....

Thanks. Will stick with the shirts from Uniqlo right now as I like them. With added darts the fit on me is impeccable. And the reason why I want to stray away from OCBD is that when I get them darted, the middle darting typical of OCBD shirts causes upper blousing of my back. As far as collar stays I just want to minimize the "flying away" of spread collars as that is the only collar I enjoy wearing when I do sport a tie. So, here is to ordering a few collar stays and see how that goes.
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You should wait for sales on Charles Tywhitt shirts. they are decent and can usually be gotten at around $30 on sale. They have constant sales too.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You should wait for sales on Charles Tywhitt shirts. they are decent and can usually be gotten at around $30 on sale. They have constant sales too.

 

Agree, but CT shirts are like a semi-tent, even their slimmed fit (tailored fit). I know the guy didn't mention what he was looking for in terms of fit, but CT shirts are not so slim.

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I have another question:

 

How do you folks take care of your sweaters so that they don't get any moth holes in them?

 

I've just had all my sweater destroyed after not taking good care of them. Thankfully, none of it was expensive.

 

And second, do you hang or fold your merino wool cardigans? I fold all my v-neck and crew neck sweaters and hang  my cardigans? I wonder if I should fold them instead.


Edited by amathew - 9/12/12 at 1:46pm
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

 

Agree, but CT shirts are like a semi-tent, even their slimmed fit (tailored fit). I know the guy didn't mention what he was looking for in terms of fit, but CT shirts are not so slim.

The tailored fit are quite slim, moreso than Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit, at least for neck sizes 16" and above. Below that, Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit are slimmer than CT.

 

Here is a link to get shirts for $40 each: http://www.ctshirts.com/Default.aspx?q=aw008|||||||||||||||

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Horrible advice, that stuff is for rough, work boot leather. After applying too much of this stuff you won't be able to work up a good shine anymore. I threw an $800 pair of shoes in the garbage after slathering too much oils and heavy duty LP on them.

To each their own....

Nobody said to smother them, in fact I didn't say anything about the amount to use,,,, I put just a little bit on my dress shoes and it works great for me and I don't re-apply for a long while, on my work/casual shoes I put a decent amount and they hold up for ages under most conditions and lots of abuse, so personally I can't say anything bad about the stuff but ymmv,,,, I do agree that you shouldnt use a lot of this stuff and it isn't the best shoe care product for high end dress shoes.
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found this picture on this site from a different forum and i'd like to know what material his sweater is, ive been searching and searching but cannot find anything remotely similar, thought it might be cashmere. Anyway i think its a nice sweater and i want one lolplease help smile.gif

http://cdn.styleforum.net/c/c7/c74da0ed_Dolce_Gabbana_2012_mens_hairstyle_trends_spring.jpeg
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New here...

 

I will be having my first "formal" job interview in  2 weeks time.

 

I have never dressed up and I never really cared about style until now.  (jeans and tshirts type of guy) confused.gif

 

I'm a male, 22 years old, 5'3", 135lbs, short dark hair.

 

What should I wear?  Where can I purchase it?   What size am I?

What color tie? Shoul I even wear a tie?  shoes, what type of shoes?

 

Thanks

 

You can include images etc.

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Originally Posted by LilTimmy View Post

New here...

 

I will be having my first "formal" job interview in  2 weeks time.

 

I have never dressed up and I never really cared about style until now.  (jeans and tshirts type of guy) confused.gif

 

I'm a male, 22 years old, 5'3", 135lbs, short dark hair.

 

What should I wear?  Where can I purchase it?   What size am I?

What color tie? Shoul I even wear a tie?  shoes, what type of shoes?

 

Thanks

 

You can include images etc.

 

Your best bet is to go to a Brooks Brothers or a fine mens retailer and have them take your measurements.

 

What's your budget?

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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

 

Your best bet is to go to a Brooks Brothers or a fine mens retailer and have them take your measurements.

 

What's your budget?

My budget is no more than $100

 

I should also note that I'm moving away and my budget is pretty tight at the moment.  

 

Can $100-$150 at the most,  get me a decent suit?

 

It's for a teaching job, if that matters.

 

Thank you very much

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Originally Posted by LilTimmy View Post

My budget is no more than $100

I should also note that I'm moving away and my budget is pretty tight at the moment.  

Can $100-$150 at the most,  get me a decent suit?

It's for a teaching job, if that matters.

Thank you very much

You can get a ~$100 linen suit from H&M.

White or light blue dress shirt. My preference is a burgundy tie. White linen pocket square if you really wanna look nice.
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Does anyone know - who makes and where can i purchase this boot?
 

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I have 100 dollars to Ralph Lauren that I need to spend before it expires. What should I buy? I was looking at various pants and wondering which cut was their slimmest. All of them look gigantic on the site. Is Rugby slimmer? What pair out right now is my best bet?
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

I'm also looking for slim-fitting chinos. I'm 5' 7", 145 lbs and in good shape. I tried J. Crew but their fit and quality are terrible. Brooks has better quality but their fit isn't much better. Thanks.

The new Gap slim fit that someone else mentioned is actually quite good. A better fit than J. Crew or Brooks. Nothing fits me all that well from Gap but these are great out of the box. And cheap at 30% off when they run a sale, which is often.
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Attending a wedding soon. "theme" colour (urgh) is purple (grape shade, not violet). I have a repo stripe that will look like I am participating without taking me into the cheese zone.

Silver gray suit, white shirt .... black shoes or burgundy shells?
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