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I have a deep grey suit with a bit of sheen to it, and I'm intending to wear a black & royal blue on white pinstripe shirt with it.  Can anyone give me tie suggestions?

 

Not the actual suit, but this is the general idea.  A bit deeper grey.

 

 

The shirt pattern.

 

Thanks!

post #18077 of 30601
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The ad says it is fully canvased but it looks kind of cheap. I've never heard of the maker. I'd be suspicious.

I notices that and, for the price, I am certainly suspicious. Do you think it's a better bet than going with a 299$ men's wear house tux though? Or renting one for 120? I prefer buying so I can at least tailor it to fit me properly, but do not want to spend more than 300.
post #18078 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Syllinger View Post

I have a deep grey suit with a bit of sheen to it, and I'm intending to wear a black & royal blue on white pinstripe shirt with it.  Can anyone give me tie suggestions?

Not the actual suit, but this is the general idea.  A bit deeper grey.



The shirt pattern.


Thanks!

Solid Navy or Burgundy?
post #18079 of 30601
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Originally Posted by dmass1 View Post

I notices that and, for the price, I am certainly suspicious. Do you think it's a better bet than going with a 299$ men's wear house tux though? Or renting one for 120? I prefer buying so I can at least tailor it to fit me properly, but do not want to spend more than 300.

I'd never endorse Men's Wearhouse, but that eBay seller also has a few negatives with comments about the cheapness of some other suits.

Getting a deal on a tux is tough when you need one right away. Renting for this event, but then saving for something better and continuing to patrol eBay may be your best bet. Good luck.
post #18080 of 30601

How does this look? 

 

My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue.  Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Syllinger View Post

How does this look? 

My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue.  Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




That's a very spread collar.
post #18082 of 30601
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Originally Posted by Syllinger View Post

How does this look? 

My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue.  Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color.





The tie and knot is bad. Smaller knot, different tie. Also don't wear a striped shirt with a striped suit. Too much going on. Wear either a light blue shirt and navy tie, or a white shirt with a navy, silver, or black tie.
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Originally Posted by Syllinger View Post

How does this look? 

My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue.  Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



The tie is horrendous (looks 1980s from a thrift store). Also, learn to tie with a dimple. Both shirt & jacket have small stripes which is a big no. For those who are new with pattern coordination, the safe bet is to have a solid pattern on one garment.
post #18084 of 30601
If suit is a little brown then an off white (or cream) solid shirt will work and maybe a brown textured tie, or rust.

Knot of tie: try the old school boy knot called a four in hand rather than half windsor. Can get a dimple by pinching as you narrowing towards the neck when doing up.
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Originally Posted by Syllinger View Post

How does this look? 

My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue.  Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color.




post #18085 of 30601
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

does anyone know what a good "garden casual" outfit for a wedding in the caribbean would be?
i'm a total disaster in clothing, so some advice wouldn't hurt.  i need everything, shoes , shirt, blazer?, pants, belt.

sounds like just "summer outdoor wear". where in the caribbean is this?

depending on the answer, a guayabera would be the traditional (local) choice biggrin.gif
white, long-sleeved, don't tuck it in, button almost all the buttons, and please wear an undershirt!
get linen if you can, to avoid being see-through. avoid the cheap cotton/poly blends. color details on the embroidery are fine (some really nice ones have small flowers), but keep it simple. you should be able to easily get one in-country for under $50. if you don't want to go this route, then a white/pale shirt is sufficient.
jacket is optional if guayabera, but otherwise something light/mid grey, light blue, or cream/tan (in no particular order).

as it's casual, you have some room to play with on the trouser front: chinos, or mid-grey cotton are pretty standard; whatever goes with the jacket. linen would be great except most linen trousers are too baggy gringo-on-holiday casual & not sharp enough. for shoes, sounds like regular office-dress shoes, fancy casual, or a nice pair of loafers, probably in brown though nothing wrong with black or cordovan if it goes with the trousers.

if outdoors in summer, consider a panama hat.
post #18086 of 30601

 

Guys,

Honest opinion please. Does my beloved Canali DB 6X2 look a bit dated? Specifically the lapel width. Thanks.

post #18087 of 30601
No, it does not!
post #18088 of 30601
Color for pair of 2nd shoes?

I've got basic black office/work/nice shoes. I'm about to buy a second pair of 'good' shoes, specifically the strap Jodphurs from Dehner (
http://dehner.com/customshoes_paddock.html ) which look like this in their "tan" (mid-brown):


I'm in both engineering academia and the PNW, so anything that can't be worn to the pub would stand out overly much from my peers (it is assumed I am interviewing for jobs elsewhere on days I wear a jacket), and I need to actually be able to walk a few miles per day in my shoes.

What color to get? Mid-brown, dark brown, or #23 cordovan?
Here are the 3 leathers, though not in the style i want:
mid-brown:

dark-brown:

cordovan:


Things I'll be wearing with the shoes:
My trousers tend towards grey, very dark jeans, and sometimes chinos/khakis. Never black, nor navy, though maybe I should get some navy wool ones this winter.
Shirts: lots of blue (light&dark); some pink/lavender are my main non-white colors.
Jackets: mid-grey, tan.
Jumpers: grey, claret, blue.

I am leaning towards the mid-brown (boy, are there some pretty ones posted in the Tan Shoe thread), but I worry it would stand out too much against the dark trousers & jeans? From talking to the sales rep at Dehner, the mid-brown will not darken much over time.

Dark brown seems too boring, and cordovan is pretty, but I've never owned cordovan before so I worry that I'll screw up the care.

yer advices, please?
Edited by guayabera - 10/23/12 at 10:30am
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Originally Posted by clotheshound View Post

Does my beloved Canali DB 6X2 look a bit dated?
No. It may not represent cutting edge fashion trendiness, but I see that as more of a virtue, than a problem.
post #18090 of 30601
Reminds me of this: http://lnsee.tumblr.com/image/33897255479

Certainly not dated. Agree with 1285102518Michael10857102581.
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