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post #19846 of 30556
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Well, I think you are referring to a classic trench coat. I personally think that a modern trench coat can be single breasted. I know a lighter color makes me look bigger but somebody said that a small guy (shorter than 6') shouldn't wear a double breasted trench coat (especially a light color double breasted trench coat). So, I'm wondering that should I wear a light color trench coat (single breasted) since I'm only 5'8" frown.gif

What you are referring to is not a trench coat. You can certainly have single breasted raincoats, and they look perfectly fine, but they are not trenchcoats. Words have meanings, and trenchcoat is a specific type of raincoat, not just a word used to describe any classic raincoat you want. Basically, double breasted and belted are the key elements to a trenchcoat- some would also say it has to be mid length, but makers have been playing around with the length from day one, so I wouldn't include that.

As for color, your size doesn't matter, whoever told you that you shouldn't wear a real trenchcoat was wrong. Wear what you like, just make sure it's sized appropriately. I'm 5'6" and own both a classic tan trenchcoat and a black Mackintosh (single breasted raincoat with a covered fly, probably what you're looking at). I find the trench gets more wear when I'm dressed fairly formally and the Mac more wear when I'm in business casual. YMMV. Tan is certainly a perfectly acceptable color for a smaller guy to wear, as is navy. Pick whichever you like.
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Has anyone tried the Mr. B's line (from Aldo) Chastin shoes? They look like white bucks and are on sale right now...have a leather sole too...not sure about the brand or this shoe from them in particular...google mr. b chastin and you can find it...in class right now so I can't get too distracted looking for the link.

I haven't tried these particular shoes, but have the Blake boot my Mr. B's which is really quite awesome. I'm not sure the "Chastin" has a leather sole -- i think it's that reddish rubber. One thing, the boots run very large and wide, and these shoes might as well. I normally wear EU41 but got EU39.
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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!

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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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Originally Posted by DaytonaJoe View Post

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.

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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 #19856 of 30556

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?)

post #19857 of 30556
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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?)

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 #19858 of 30556
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

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
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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 #19860 of 30556
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

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.
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