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post #18466 of 33399
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Originally Posted by stupendous View Post


Sorry, but the RTW for George Cleverley is C&J?  I'm a bit confused.  Cleverley has RTW, semi bespoke and bespoke.  I am just looking at the RTW lines of GC, and just wondering if there are features - materials, craftsmanship - that merit the high price?

I'm no expert but yes that's the consensus, you are paying for cleverley designs and maybe better materials. Shoes looked great at leather soul but I don't have enough nice shoes to give you a educated opinion
post #18467 of 33399
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


I'm no expert but yes that's the consensus, you are paying for cleverley designs and maybe better materials. Shoes looked great at leather soul but I don't have enough nice shoes to give you a educated opinion


Thanks.  Always trying to stretch the shoe dollarbiggrin.gif, and if the difference is incremental, but the price difference huge, then you have to ask yourself if it's worth it?  Not having George or Anthony Cleverley, I wouldn't know and am looking for advice! smile.gif

post #18468 of 33399
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

I'm pretty sure that Brooks does carry OCBD's in both light blue and pink. (I'm pretty sure of it because I own such shirts, myself). And I'm reasonably confident that there will be another sale next week, probably on Black Friday (23 November, that being the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season).
Otherwise, I have some Lands End OCBD's that are perfectly adequate, and which cost me considerably less than your $50-60 limit. They're not quite as nice as the BB shirts, but there's nothing fundamentally wrong with them, either.
I'm sure there are many other sources of pink and light blue OCBD's; such shirts are pretty much staples, and for that reason are widely available. Perhaps if you could provide some more detail as to what exactly you're looking for that you haven't been able to find, it would help narrow down the list of suggested sources. For example, do you prefer a more traditional fit, or a very close-fitting shirt? Do you insist upon non-iron, or "must iron?" Is there some particular type of cotton you want? Some particular type of buttons?
It's somewhat concerning that you state that "fit is ideally a small," as nearly any of the better (or even many of the lesser) OCBD's are not sold as, for example, S-M-L. Such sizing is more typical of sportswear, and OCBD's are usually sized as dress shirts. That is, they are identified by neck size and sleeve length. So you might see something like 15/32, or even 15.5/32-33, but not "Small" or "Medium."
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Michael

Was going to write almost exactly this. Well done.

Basically, wait for another BB sale (would be my preference--I like the collars better) or go with Lands End--though their stuff is always on sale, don't pay full price for it.
post #18469 of 33399
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Originally Posted by Dragne View Post

anyone have a heads up on where to find some nice oxfords online?  I'm specifically looking for plain pink and light blue with button down collars.  I'm shopping on a budget relatively speaking so something around $50-60 is ideal.  Looking for quality items though (obviously).  Shipping to canada would be necessary.

I've looking around on BB but found nothing and the sale is now over.  Fit is ideally a small but i take everything to the tailors anyways.

The forum sponsor MTM operation Luxire has numerous oxford options around $60. Seem well received here, although I haven't tried them myself.
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Hi, I had this shirt made for a specific event, I'm sort of regretting it now; I like the shirt but I don't think I can wear a tie with it, which is essential for said event. I'd like to wear it as I spent a decent amount of money on it. Any ideas for ties?

 

 

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post #18471 of 33399
Are jackets like this meant to be work with matching pants? Could I wear this with some black trousers?
post #18472 of 33399
With apologies to The Clash, I would like your opinion on this coat.

Is it too feminine looking? I have been looking for a trench, but this looks like an intriguing coat. It's navy (like so many of my coats), and I would like to get another color, but this looks pretty good. Not a fan of the mustardy other color on Gilt.

Buy or not?

coat

Details:
Plectrum by Ben Sherman
  • Long-sleeve melton wool blend six-button double-breasted coat
  • Horn buttons throughout
  • Shawl lapels
  • Epaulettes
  • Two lower flap pockets
  • Optional buttoned waist belt
  • Back center vent with button option
  • Fully lined with interior pockets
  • Back length: 36¾" (taken from a size M)

Material: Outer: 90% Wool, 10% Nylon, Body Lining: 51% Polyester, 49% Viscose, Sleeve lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
post #18473 of 33399
Was wondering if you guys had any ideas for finding a midnight blue dinner jacket for pretty cheap. I certainly know the adage that you get what you pay for, but I'm buying this almost as a novelty item to be honest. I have my traditional tuxedo for actual black tie events and formal occasions, but we do sort of a "goofy Christmas party" (we dress up but in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way) with my college friends and I wanted to wear a blue dinner jacket this year. I'm talking in the sub-$150 price range.
post #18474 of 33399
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Was wondering if you guys had any ideas for finding a midnight blue dinner jacket for pretty cheap. I certainly know the adage that you get what you pay for, but I'm buying this almost as a novelty item to be honest. I have my traditional tuxedo for actual black tie events and formal occasions, but we do sort of a "goofy Christmas party" (we dress up but in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way) with my college friends and I wanted to wear a blue dinner jacket this year. I'm talking in the sub-$150 price range.

eBay?
post #18475 of 33399
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

eBay?

No luck. Also checking local thrift stores too.
post #18476 of 33399
You know midnight blue doesn't really look blue, right?

post #18477 of 33399
It's a very dark blue, close to black but unmistakable.
post #18478 of 33399
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Originally Posted by Crrrrispin View Post

Hi, I had this shirt made for a specific event, I'm sort of regretting it now; I like the shirt but I don't think I can wear a tie with it, which is essential for said event. I'd like to wear it as I spent a decent amount of money on it. Any ideas for ties?








Are you wearing that suit with it as well? I'd just wear a navy or navy grenadine with it.
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Quick question, what is Horween Chamois made out of? Is it an actual Chamois (kind of like a deer) or some kind of cow?

post #18480 of 33399
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Originally Posted by Crrrrispin View Post

Hi, I had this shirt made for a specific event, I'm sort of regretting it now; I like the shirt but I don't think I can wear a tie with it, which is essential for said event. I'd like to wear it as I spent a decent amount of money on it. Any ideas for ties?



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Navy, charcoal, or black.
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