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post #17866 of 33009

^ ^ pictures would probably make it easier for people to answer.
 

post #17867 of 33009

oops!  just dropped off everything at the tailor's for hemming and cuffing!shog[1].gif

post #17868 of 33009

Designer of this sweater

Anyone know who makes this sweater?

 

post #17869 of 33009
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

@ 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.

No, bad advice all around. Don't buy made-to-measure unless/until you know why you are buying MTM, i.e. when/if you know what you don't like about the off-the-rack suits you own and have worn extensively. Cheap MTM (sub-$1000) is especially difficult for a beginner - you can get great bang for your buck if you know what you're doing, but you can get very crappy results if you don't. If you walk into Brooks Brothers knowing absolutely nothing you may not get the best value in the world, but you can rest assured that you will walk out with one or more suits that don't look terrible.

Also Meermin over Allen Edmonds? Again, if you know why you are buying Meermin. With AE you can find a local retailer, get measured by someone who knows vaguely what they're doing, and walk out with shoes that won't look awful and will stand the test of time.

The first rule for a beginner is "don't take any risk". Brooks Brothers and Allen Edmonds, if they fit your price range, are about as risk-free as you can get.
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

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.

Now this is good advice.
post #17870 of 33009

Winter is coming and I need a beanie to keep my head warm. So far I found these two:

http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/index.php/retail/accessories/gloves-hats-socks/rib-hat.html

http://www.brora.co.uk/Product/Product.aspx?WebShopCodeStr=A2&WebSegmentCodeStr=S1&WebCategoryCodeStr=D1&StyleCodeStr=DQ178&PT=1&PC=A2-S1-D1

Can anyone comment on the quality or recommend me something better?

Many thanks in advance!

post #17871 of 33009

What do you think about this tie? The colour is dark purple and made of 100% silk. 

I was so stupid and paid $104 for it (the tie was 50% off), but the tie is not from a brand or something and it doesn't have any brand tag attached on it.

 

What shirt and colour look best with this tie?

post #17872 of 33009

When I wear my Johnstons of Elgin scarf with a white dress shirt, the shirt ends up covered in grey lint.  What's the best way to remove the lint?  (i.e. Kent brush vs. Magik brush vs. tape roller, etc.)

post #17873 of 33009

New to the forums, but I've been hunting around a bit looking for advice and so far most of my answers have been answered here, so where better to ask for help!

 

The short of it is that I'm getting married in a few months and I'm planning on wearing a tuxedo (with a vest rather than a cumberbund - still trying to find one though.) Its not a black tie event, so not everyone will be 

 

I know the general consensus is you do not wear a wristwatch with a tuxedo, but would a pocket watch be acceptable (assuming of course I can find an appropriate waistcoat)? My searching tends to lead me to questions about pocket squares rather than pocket watches

 

And the second question, I've been having a hard time finding example pictures of a tuxedo being worn 'correctly' with a vest. I'm trying to find out basically how much of the vest (if any) should be showing while the jacket is buttoned. The jacket is a single button jacket, if that changes things. One shop tried to sell me a 6 or 7 button waistcoat that looked the same as the one I have for my suit, but as far as I am aware what I should be looking for is a very low cut three button vest? I just don't know how low it should be cut. I'm likely going to be getting one made for me as none of the local shops stock any, but one says they can get my measurements and order me a low cut one.

 

Thanks in advance

 

-Ben

post #17874 of 33009
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Originally Posted by GirMoose View Post

New to the forums, but I've been hunting around a bit looking for advice and so far most of my answers have been answered here, so where better to ask for help!
And the second question, I've been having a hard time finding example pictures of a tuxedo being worn 'correctly' with a vest. I'm trying to find out basically how much of the vest (if any) should be showing while the jacket is buttoned. The jacket is a single button jacket, if that changes things. One shop tried to sell me a 6 or 7 button waistcoat that looked the same as the one I have for my suit, but as far as I am aware what I should be looking for is a very low cut three button vest? I just don't know how low it should be cut. I'm likely going to be getting one made for me as none of the local shops stock any, but one says they can get my measurements and order me a low cut one.

http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Waist.htm

Should be what you're looking for.

I couldn't find any decent vests without spending a ton of money, so you may well have to have one made.
post #17875 of 33009

Visible label - but what is the brand?

I love this hooded reefer worn by Benedict Cumberbatch and can see the label right there on the inside of the front, but what brand could it be? Does anyone know? (You can click to make them bigger)

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

post #17876 of 33009
Can you wear more casual shirts with wool trousers? I have a flannel shirt which I think would work but a chambray shirt (both from J Crew) which I'm pretty sure won't. Am I correct?
post #17877 of 33009

I am looking to buy a few scarves to wear to work (I wear a suit, if that matters). Any good places you can recommend online which have a wide variety?

post #17878 of 33009
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

I am looking to buy a few scarves to wear to work (I wear a suit, if that matters). Any good places you can recommend online which have a wide variety?

Check out Howard Yount, he has some which look nice and I heard the quality is good too.
post #17879 of 33009
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


Check out Howard Yount, he has some which look nice and I heard the quality is good too.

Thank you kindly. I will look into that. 

post #17880 of 33009
I'm looking for a winter jacket, but I don't know where to find the perfect winter jacket. Winter weather in Canada can be harsh, but I wouldn't be outside for prolonged periods. I would side on the fashion over function area, but to a reasonable degree - maybe suitable for -20 degree Celsius.

I'm 5'8" with long hair (hits my shoulders) and I want something ideally without a hood because it bunches up my hair. Strong preference to a hood-free design and nothing too long (ie, past the bum) because it'll make me look short. I don't want a pea coat because they've become too common place. I was looking into a cropped tan duffle coat without a hood, but I don't think that exists. I'm open to anything else.

Am I being too picky? Any recommendations are appreciated.
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