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post #17836 of 30601
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Gdot is giving you shit for suggesting wearing Brooks Brothers (relatively higher quality) with Jos. A. Banks (relatively lower quality and not thought of well here, in general) together.  But the answer to your question is:  Yes.  You can mix clothes from different brands.  There is no need to wear outfits made up of all the same brand.

Thank you for clearing up. I was a bit confused at the first response. Those two name brands were the first two that came to my head. I'm here to learn smile.gif. Thanks for the help.
post #17837 of 30601
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In all honesty, I have a friend who is an dancer and he glues pieces of suede to the bottoms of this leather soled shoes. A viable option.

I used to glue industrial carpet to the bottom of old sneakers for wading, before I finally bit the bullet and bought felt soled boots...

Not really relevant, but I thought I'd share.
post #17838 of 30601

Do any of you recommend wearing a tie with a tartan (not flannel) button-up? I have a dark green tartan shirt with hints of blue and yellow and trying to incorporate fall into the business casual look. Any suggestions? Or best to eschew a tie or opt for another shirt pattern?
 

post #17839 of 30601
I would like to know is there anywhere good to find some good green clothes, I find it quite difficult to find any I know what I generally want.
Some dark green foresty patterns would be cool, also curious to see some black and green tie dye.
I can only find ugly lime green clothes.
I would have thought green dye would be easy to come by, last I checked there were quite a few plants that are green and almost every military wears green as the default.
post #17840 of 30601

Where can I buy caps without the back adjuster(The inverted U)

Hi can someone tell me some online stores where I can buy caps without the back adjuster(The inverted U)?

post #17841 of 30601
Search for "fitted caps"
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Is there an "appropriate age" to consider a slimmer cut suit? I am 53 years old, 5'9" and 160 Lbs, very fit. I see slimmer cuts like the Fitzgerlad and the Milano, but not sure if that is more appropriate for someone younger than my age? 

post #17843 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Cabana Boy View Post

Is there an "appropriate age" to consider a slimmer cut suit? I am 53 years old, 5'9" and 160 Lbs, very fit. I see slimmer cuts like the Fitzgerlad and the Milano, but not sure if that is more appropriate for someone younger than my age? 


Probably not a style for you. And honestly, I don't think you're missing out on much (speaking as a guy in his mid 20s). That being said, if you look good, you look good, and nobody will question you.

post #17844 of 30601
Agree. Super slim is just a trend anyway, and a pretty bad one. Who wants a jacket with paper thin lapels that ends at their belt? Apparently a lot of people ...
post #17845 of 30601
I'm not sure BB's Fitzgerald qualifies as "super slim". Also, "slim" does not necessarily mean a jacket that is too tight and too short - length, cut, armhole height, lapel width, button stance, etc. are all separate considerations.

Cabana, don't be afraid of the Fitzgerald, if you like it and you think it looks good (post pics if you're not sure). Milano, maybe be afraid of. But the Fitzgerald suits are not so "trendy" as to quickly go out of fashion, IMO, provided you get something in the appropriate size and length.
post #17846 of 30601
I've been thinking about getting a pair of Magnanni Francesco's.
Most of my shoes are C&J an on the 348 last.
My question is do you think these will be much "pointier" than the above?

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Many thanks
post #17847 of 30601

Can any tall guys recommend brands for sweaters? Preferably a slimmer fit and in the $75-$200 range. I just tried on quite a few sweaters at Nordstrom and only found one brand (Vince?) that was both long enough and slim fitting. Just went through this same ordeal trying to find simple v-necks for summer, grrrrrrrrr.

post #17848 of 30601
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

Can any tall guys recommend brands for sweaters? Preferably a slimmer fit and in the $75-$200 range. I just tried on quite a few sweaters at Nordstrom and only found one brand (Vince?) that was both long enough and slim fitting. Just went through this same ordeal trying to find simple v-necks for summer, grrrrrrrrr.

Vince is a great brand IMO. My buddy who is 6'5" wears them, but buys them from nordstrom rack for less. He also wore J Crew fairly well, although he would sometimes need to have them tailored. 

post #17849 of 30601

I am extremely well versed in golf equipment. I have an in depth knowledge of club fitting. I can take a player with an equipment dilemma, and quickly cut through all the advertising and crap and get them into the proper shaft, the right length and lie, the proper weight of shaft, the correct flex point, proper club head etc. I hang out on a golf web site and am always helping the newbies sift through the piles of decisions, because like clothes, ill fitting golf clubs will not be a wise purchase.

 

On this site, I am the newbie and now I know how it feels to not have a clue where to start. To most of you, Fitzgerald and Milano mean something, I have never seen either suit and without reading here would never know that they are slim cut in style. I do not want to stand out like a grown man trying to look like a 23 year old. I have a decent physique for my age, would wear a 40 regular jacket, 32 waist, 30/31 length. I have read all the tips on building your wardrobe and want to start with a Navy Blue Suit, and a couple pair of Allen Edmund shoes and a few good quality shirts .

 

I am not able to fly to Italy to get fitted but I can afford to pay what it costs to  make the above a reality. If I should just bite the bullet and have a suit made for me, I will do that. Having said that, if someone can offer me some suggestions, I am all ears. More than anything, my real goal is to have a wardrobe plan, where I have a laundry list of items and slowly build my wardrobe in a logical fashion. I do not want 25 stand alone items that do not match. I am very conservative in nature, love quality and things that are timeless. Rather than walk in the room with the WOW factor, I would rather be dressed in a style that others who understand quality would appreciate. Ie/ the fit is perfect, the match of accessories is right on and the clothes are fresh, pressed and in impeccable condition.

 

No idea where to start and just like golf, the cost of making poor purchases is very costly.

 

Any help appreciated.

Cabana Boy

post #17850 of 30601
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Originally Posted by powenb View Post

I've been thinking about getting a pair of Magnanni Francesco's.
Most of my shoes are C&J an on the 348 last.
My question is do you think these will be much "pointier" than the above?
CFB86628-CBE6-45AB-98CC-FC454763083F-17287-000016862268EE82.jpg
Many thanks

YES they are even more pointy than that picture in real life. Stay away! Get some Lownde's

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