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post #19726 of 33197

Would have to depend on how you rock it in my opinion...personally for me...I wouldn't have the confidence that I would be able to pull this off when everyone around me has solid black balmorals on (and by confidence I mean I would be thinking "I hope people around me at this formal occassion aren't thinking I'm pulling a faux pas...if you had the confidence you wouldn't be thinking like this in the occasion)...but...if you have a slightly off-black suit and the confidence to go with it...it MIGHT be doable...in my mind.

post #19727 of 33197
Well I don't work in an industry where I need to wear black shoes and I only own one pair which I rarely wear.

Might be another option aside from brown.
post #19728 of 33197

Oh I thought you meant could they be worn with a suit to a wedding or really formal occassion...if they're for smart casual businesswear...then no problem in my opinion,

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Is this TF tie going to be hard to put on? I am thinking about buying it. Thanks!

post #19730 of 33197
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Is this TF tie going to be hard to put on? I am thinking about buying it. Thanks!

It will be easy if you know how to tie a tie, hard if you do not, though it's not really a hard skill to learn.
post #19731 of 33197

I'm thinking of ordering a couple of OCBDs from Luxire (custom shirtmaker) and I have a question of proper shirt sleeve length.

 

I've googled quite a bit and found that piece of information but I'm wondering about visible shirt cuff in different situations.

 

Shirt length is a problem for me as I'm quite long and can't seem to get the proper sleeve length from RTW-shirts so I hardly show or show a minimal amount of cuff when using a suit. I know that some amount of shirt cuff should be visible in that situation but does the same apply when you are wearing shirts with a sweater over?

 

I often wear OCBDs and throw a sweater over, so I'm asking if I should show shirt cuff also in that situation?

post #19732 of 33197
I usually do. 1/4" to 1/2" is the usual amount.
post #19733 of 33197

Thanks for the quick reply, aravanel. 

 

I will base my casual shirts from Luxire on a PRL OCBD and in that regard I will take into consideration what other people normally do. (lengthening the shirt sleeves)

post #19734 of 33197
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It will be easy if you know how to tie a tie, hard if you do not, though it's not really a hard skill to learn.

LOL! My thoughts exactly but I thought maybe he meant "will this go with anything."
post #19735 of 33197

Did anybody ever try these Mr. B's from the step up aldo line and pull them off as bucks (they're not suede)?...Apparently has a leather sole...but since its not suede might be hard to clean? It's on sale so...

 

http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca-eng/men/mr-bs/shoes/88837242-chastin/70

post #19736 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Navy velvet would be marginally better. Still not good, but somewhat less bad.
I suppose you could wear it without violating the non-existent dress code. And unless yours is a rather odd workplace, it's likely to be way better than wearing a green velvet jacket to work.
But most of the time, I'd find it to be a moderately weak choice. Not actually a terrible choice - since I could see how someone might maintain that wearing any blazer or sportcoat is better than wearing none at all. But a choice not quite as good as various other types of blazers or sportcoats. Since a corduroy jacket is about the most casual type of jacket. So, it's a less business appropriate choice, even though I acknowledge that "business appropriate" is a very difficult thing to pin down, when so many workplaces - including the one in question - don't have a dress code (either a formal one, or one which is well understood without having to be explicitly stated).
And really, given that in so many of today's workplaces anything better than jeans and a polo shirt constitutes "dressing up," isn't it silly to worry about which blazers register higher than others in the formality hierarchy? Maybe. (No, I don't think it's silly, but I bet to some medieval scholars it didn't seem silly to contemplate how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.)
--
Michael

Well ofcourse I don't intend to wear a velvet blazer or a velvet suit to go to work. I asked so just because I was wondering that whether it is appropriate that I can wear a velvet blazer to go out in daytime, for example, go for lunch with some frriends :) Now I think can only wear my velvet blazer to go for dinner :D

 

Yes my office may be an odd office in almost people's eyes here. But since I live in a third - world country, there is no dress - code in my firm, even it's a large state company. If I can wear a blouson or jeans and peacoat to go to work, I will wear a corduroy blazer to go to work without hesitance :D

 

P/S: I really prefer dressing a "businuess" suit and a dressy tie to wearing any other clothing like peatcoat, jeans or other type of jacket. But If I did so, I would become an odd white collar worker in my office :D


Edited by azumi - 1/13/13 at 11:56pm
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Is John Smedley still the sweater brand to buy in the segment around 100€-120€ (that's the ebay price)?
post #19738 of 33197

Has HSM ever made anything but men's clothing?

post #19739 of 33197
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I often wear OCBDs and throw a sweater over, so I'm asking if I should show shirt cuff also in that situation?

 

 

There is no cuff rule with sweaters that I am aware of.  I regularly wear dress shirts under a sweater and I think it depends on the cuff of the sweater.  Unless you have all of your sweaters custom made you will have varying lengths and cuff styles to work with.  If the shirt cuff is going to show under a sweater cuff I try to make it a uniform 1/4".  If the sweater covers the shirt cuffs I don't force it.  I'd call it on a case-by-case basis.

Good luck!
 


Edited by AmericanGent - 1/14/13 at 7:20am
post #19740 of 33197

Hi all thumbs-up.gif

 

I have a question in relation to MTM suits. If I have a 38" chest, roughly how many inches should I add to get a well fitting suit jacket chest measurement?

 

Thanks!


Edited by oman112 - 1/14/13 at 7:13am
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