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Any help appreciated.

Cabana Boy

 

@ Cabana Boy-

 

Depending on how some things fit you off the rack, I would recommend going Made to measure/ semi bespoke for your suits. Start with the navy, as you said, with a medium grey as your next one. From there, dabble in shadow plaids as they are also easily broken up. With a MTM suit you are really barely getting a price bump after buying a decent suit and having it tailored as it is.

 

I would suggest Reda or Vitale Barberis Canonico to get you started. You will get a lot of bang for your buck there. In NYC those are usually around $800, and my favorites at Aksel Bespoke do Holland & Sherry at $890.

 

As for shoes, I would send you to meermin before allen edmonds. check out the thread on them, everyone has been really pleased and they are of the same or better quality as AE, with a much more stylish shape and finish to them, and a slightly lower price. 

 

Shirts- also go MTM. there's a big thread on moderntailor.com, which can be squirrely on their quality control but once you get it down they have great prices. You'll pay $50-$60 for a shirt regardless or more, and as long as you get the two ply you should be golden.

 

PM me if you would like for me to get into it further.

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Thanks very much.
So glad you said that.
I just wish the Lowndes were in both a lighter leather and suede.

They do have them in suede! As for the lighter leather, perhaps the Carmina's on the Inca last? You can get them through epaulet or the carmina site, they have a gorgeous caramel colored pair.

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They do have them in suede! As for the lighter leather, perhaps the Carmina's on the Inca last? You can get them through epaulet or the carmina site, they have a gorgeous caramel colored pair.

Yeah I just wish the suede was a lighter colour also.
The Carmina's do look gorgeous though!!
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I strongly recommend lurking on this forum for a while longer before buying much. It'll help develop your idea of exactly what you want. I also suggest sticking to bricks and mortar shopping to begin with - you can waste a lot of time and money buying online. Wait until you have a pretty good idea of what suits you and will fit and what won't.
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Appreciate the advice. This is a great forum, so much to learn !!
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Givin the fall weather I'm looking to upgrade my outerwear.  Right now I'm trying to find a nice pea coat.  Does anyone have any suggestions on nice slim fitting pea coats?  My price range is around $300 give or take a bit.

 

I'm looking for a more vintage look, not waxed, navy blue, removable lining (preferred but optional) and of reasonably high quality.  I live in canada so if I order it has to be able to ship here.

 

If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

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Does anyone know where I can find a list of the shell cordovan codes found in shoes?

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I strongly recommend lurking on this forum for a while longer before buying much. It'll help develop your idea of exactly what you want. I also suggest sticking to bricks and mortar shopping to begin with - you can waste a lot of time and money buying online. Wait until you have a pretty good idea of what suits you and will fit and what won't.

+1

The clothing you want today, will not be what you want tomorrow. Learn, observe, and be patient.

Welcome to SF.
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Givin the fall weather I'm looking to upgrade my outerwear.  Right now I'm trying to find a nice pea coat.  Does anyone have any suggestions on nice slim fitting pea coats?  My price range is around $300 give or take a bit.

 

I'm looking for a more vintage look, not waxed, navy blue, removable lining (preferred but optional) and of reasonably high quality.  I live in canada so if I order it has to be able to ship here.

 

If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.

Schott makes some good ones around that price range

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What is the best way to keep dress shirt cuffs aligned with the arms of the suit jacket so you can keep the right amount of cuff showing? I find myself readjusting very very, often.

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What is the best way to keep dress shirt cuffs aligned with the arms of the suit jacket so you can keep the right amount of cuff showing? I find myself readjusting very very, often.

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What is the best way to keep dress shirt cuffs aligned with the arms of the suit jacket so you can keep the right amount of cuff showing? I find myself readjusting very very, often.


stapler

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stapler

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What is the best way to keep dress shirt cuffs aligned with the arms of the suit jacket so you can keep the right amount of cuff showing? I find myself readjusting very very, often.
I certainly believe you, when you say you have this problem. However, it's never been an issue for me, and I've been wearing suits (with dress shirts, both barrel cuff and French cuff) regularly, for many years.

This leads me to thinks that it's not something inherent to the wearing of dress shirts and suits, but rather something specific to you, your particular clothing, and how you wear it.

Perhaps your shirt sleeves are slightly too short? Or might your suit coat sleeves be uncommonly snug? Does it happen with all suits, or just some? Or (and I ask this in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek manner) could you be OCD about the amount of cuff you show - I mean, do you feel compelled to adjust things if your cuff rides up 1/16 of an inch?

Perhaps a photo of you in your shirt and suit would prove helpful. In fact, two photos - one with your jacket off (so we can see how the shirt sleeves look), and a second photo of you wearing your suit jacket. Decent quality photos, if you please; it's frustrating when people ask for feedback on a photo, and the photo is of such poor quality that no real conclusions can be drawn.

In any event, please ignore anyone who suggests you resort to a stapler. Real men know that the "last resort" way to keep a shirt sleeve in place is with thumbtacks. Only the clueless bother with half-measures, such as staples. (And the less said about the duct tape crowd, the better.)
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Michael
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HI

 

what color/pattern SC would/could you wear with:

-dark jeans?

-olive green chinos?

-pale red chinos?

-electric blue chinos?

-acid green chinos?

-gray odd office trousers?

-blue/navy odd office trousers?

 

I have a couple of blue/navy patch pocket SCs, an olive green cotton SC (all of these are unlined), and a couple of fall/winter SCs.

What should my next SC targets be?  I prefer unlined ones as I do live in the tropics, although i am back in the US once or twice a year.

 

Thanks!
 

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