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Does anyone know a good source for Canali?

At what price point do you think the coat in the spoiler thing will be at?

The peacoat is from Canali Fall 2013, at roughly what time is the fall line available? 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Thank you for your time, and for a great and addicting forum!

post #19847 of 33130

Tried posting this before but my pics weren't working so it got buried. This is my first MTM shirt from Modern Tailor. I think the sleeves are too long and I'm trying to adjust the measurements to get it to fit perfectly. Do you guys have any specific advise regarding what I should change? Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If i am a size 8.5 in Magnanni's double monk strap (Tried them on at nordstrom) , what would my size be in Meermin double monks? 

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post #19851 of 33130
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Tried posting this before but my pics weren't working so it got buried. This is my first MTM shirt from Modern Tailor. I think the sleeves are too long and I'm trying to adjust the measurements to get it to fit perfectly. Do you guys have any specific advise regarding what I should change? Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sleeves are definitely too long. Take more pictures with the cuffs buttoned and the shirt tucked in while wearing pants that you would typically wear with this shirt.

post #19852 of 33130

I really want to use this tie from Drake's on next saturday (student ball at my faculty at uni). I have a navy suit and a medium gray suit to choose between. Either white shirt or a pale blue/light blue shirt. 1: Navy suit or grey? 2: White or blue shirt? Appreciate any help on this. :)

 

If this isn't appropriate I have a solid navy tie of decent quality and a purple grenadine (drake's) on its way in the mail, though I'm a bit unsure whether it will arrive in time for the ball. In addition I was thinking of using either a white linen PS or this newly acquired form Berg&Berg. What do you think?

 

 

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Really any combo you mention will work- I think it comes down to personal preferences and what suits you the best. 

For me, I would go grey suit white shirt and the tie/PS you show above- but I'm a pretty conservative guy and that may be a little too dry for your style.  I wouldn't go blue suit with this blue tie, perhaps a lighter blue but I try to avoid being too Regis Philbin with the color palette. 

Try laying the outfits on your bed and play with the options- or post pics for better guidance than mine!   

post #19854 of 33130

whats a good "summer tie"? 

 

something with texture. Would Cashmere work?

 

(would be wearing with a linen suit, and i don't think a linen tie would be optimal, right?)

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whats a good "summer tie"? 

 

something with texture. Would Cashmere work?

 

(would be wearing with a linen suit, and i don't think a linen tie would be optimal, right?)

Well, cotton's always good, as is silk. I don't think you'd want cashmere; isn't it supposed to be really warm?

post #19856 of 33130
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whats a good "summer tie"?
Too broad a question. 
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Would Cashmere work?
Given the right circumstances, anything's possible. But I tend to think of cashmere (or wool ties, generally) as more winter, than summer.
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(would be wearing with a linen suit, and i don't think a linen tie would be optimal, right?)
Ah, now you've at least narrowed it down a little.

I would prefer not to wear a linen tie with a linen suit. It could be done, sure. But generally speaking, I don't think it tends to be the best combination.

With a linen suit, there's actually nothing fundamentally wrong with the tried and true silk necktie. The textures tend to be different enough to keep things interesting, and I don't associate silk with winter, the way I sort of associate cashmere with winter.

A more definite recommendation of a good "summer tie" would depend on factors you haven't mentioned, such as the color of the suit, your geographic location, the setting where the suit and tie will be worn, your choice of shirt (collar, color, and so forth), your coloring, etc. Although, of course, certain colors are typically associated more strongly with summer, than they are with winter, and this could influence one's choice of summer tie, as well.

BTW, I recently purchased a Brooks Brothers navy blazer, that's 37% silk, 33% linen, and 30% wool. With that sucker, I figure I'm ready for any type of tie and any season of the year. smile.gif
post #19857 of 33130

i want something textured, that's why i was steering away from silk.

 

cotton would work, but i was leaning towards cashmere due to the texture.

post #19858 of 33130
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i want something textured, that's why i was steering away from silk.
How about silk knit? It's got the texture thing going for it, and silk knit ties tend to be more casual than most. Since linen summer suits also tend to be relatively informal (by suit standards), the pairing of line suit with silk knit tie would seem a good one.

A silk grenadine tie might work, too. (Even though such a tie is not, generally speaking, considered to be a particularly casual tie. But its texture would work with a linen suit.)

Anyway, I don't understand why you'd steer away from silk, for textural reasons. The texture of a "normal" (non-knit, non-grenadine) silk tie can definitely differ from that of a linen suit. Thus, you have contrast between the two textures. And that's presumably what you want. Nor does the contrast have to be night-and-day. A more subtle difference is often perfectly adequate.

I agree that cashmere has its own texture, but I just don't see it as a great summer tie. There are alternatives to cashmere (some of which I've mentioned), so I'd recommend steering away from cashmere.
post #19859 of 33130
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How about silk knit? It's got the texture thing going for it, and silk knit ties tend to be more casual than most. Since linen summer suits also tend to be relatively informal (by suit standards), the pairing of line suit with silk knit tie would seem a good one.

A silk grenadine tie might work, too. (Even though such a tie is not, generally speaking, considered to be a particularly casual tie. But its texture would work with a linen suit.)

Anyway, I don't understand why you'd steer away from silk, for textural reasons. The texture of a "normal" (non-knit, non-grenadine) silk tie can definitely differ from that of a linen suit. Thus, you have contrast between the two textures. And that's presumably what you want. Nor does the contrast have to be night-and-day. A more subtle difference is often perfectly adequate.

I agree that cashmere has its own texture, but I just don't see it as a great summer tie. There are alternatives to cashmere (some of which I've mentioned), so I'd recommend steering away from cashmere.

Grenadines can run up and down the formality spectrum pretty easily, though. They're sort of unique that way among ties. For a more casual or rusticated look, you could go with an unlined and untipped grenadine in a looser weave, like garza grossa.
post #19860 of 33130
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

whats a good "summer tie"? 

 

something with texture. Would Cashmere work?

 

(would be wearing with a linen suit, and i don't think a linen tie would be optimal, right?)

 

You may wear any silk tie you like, but perhaps something similar to a Drakes untipped raw silk tie?  Raw shantung silk will give you that texture you are after. 

 

 

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http://www.drakes-london.com/ties/woven/untipped-woven-shantung-8cm-silk-tie-4080

 

This might be the perfect tie...now I'll need to buy one for myself! 

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