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Technically they don't have to match (because a group of men -- including myself -- believe there they're meant to be hidden). Otherwise, matching either the dominant colour of your shirt, trousers, or your tie, should suffice, given that they're objects that are immediately adjacent to the braces.

I have braces in as many colours I have in ties, so get the basics -- red, purple, blue, green etc, or grey and navy if you'd rather own less, and have them match your trousers.
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I want to buy a whole cut balmoral shoes for the summer. What color do you think is more versatile to wear in daytime and maybe night time, with dress pants? I'm wondering about the choice between black and burgundy.

Black is the conservative choice and is never wrong, but i think a very dark burgundy or oxblood looks better especially with darker suits or pants (navy, charcoal, etc), at any time of the day. I especially like these from G&G



Edited by eqcitizen - 2/10/13 at 10:34am
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a 235 gram /m escorial with twill wave is consider as tropical wool fabric or not?is it suitable for spring - summer season?
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a 235 gram /m escorial with twill wave is consider as tropical wool fabric or not?is it suitable for spring - summer season?

 

Short answer, yes. Although i really wouldnt consider any wool to be "tropical" fabric (linen would be my first choice for hotter days), the weight of the fabric you mention will wear fine in warmer temperatures. Anything below 9oz (255grams) would be considered spring/summer fabric.
 

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Does anyone have any information about Devon brand shoes? i saw these listed on ebay and am awfully suspicious about the quality but wondered if anyone had any experience.

"Devon Double Monk Strap Italian Leather Shoes hand made in Italy sz 11 $395 RP" http://r.ebay.com/UyVrdb
post #20226 of 30544
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I like bowties a lot more than some other posters on here, but no. Just don't do it. Wear it in the summer, because madras is kickass.

This time of the year in the northeast I would go with something in wool or the year round appropriate silk.
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Orphaned suit jacket!

Thrifted this for a few bucks because it fit well and I want to start taking measurements in well fitting jackets.
Since it has a micro hounds tooth pattern and no patch pockets, I guess it's a suit jacket and shouldn't
be worn as a blazer, right?

Thanks!





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I have a few Howard Yount wool trousers which I had hemmed few months ago. It was a slant hem. I have noticed that they are almost an inch longer than my liking. Can I have these hemmed again and still keep them slanted?
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Originally Posted by Gordon Freeman View Post

Orphaned suit jacket!

Thrifted this for a few bucks because it fit well and I want to start taking measurements in well fitting jackets.
Since it has a micro hounds tooth pattern and no patch pockets, I guess it's a suit jacket and shouldn't
be worn as a blazer, right?

Thanks!

Whether it is or not, it certainly looks like one. Avoid.
post #20230 of 30544
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

I have a few Howard Yount wool trousers which I had hemmed few months ago. It was a slant hem. I have noticed that they are almost an inch longer than my liking. Can I have these hemmed again and still keep them slanted?

If you're getting them shortened more I don't see why not.
post #20231 of 30544
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Black is the conservative choice and is never wrong, but i think a very dark burgundy or oxblood looks better especially with darker suits or pants (navy, charcoal, etc), at any time of the day. I especially like these from G&G


 

This is a nice pair of shoes, but too expensive for me :)

Anyway, I have a blue suit (kind of dark blue but not a navy) and if I didn't want to wear it with black shoes, do you think a burgundy shoes would work well? or a brown ones (dark or medium)?

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, do you think a burgundy shoes would work well? or a brown ones (dark or medium)?

Yes, yes, and yes. But black only for formal situations.
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Question: I'm finally starting to switch over to 'decent' footwear and have budget for one additional pair of AE-level shoes.  I already have a basic black cap toe and a more casual dark brown dress shoe. At this point, I think I am looking for a flexible shoe in between these levels of formality. Am I right to think that a burgundy shoe would be the most flexible option? I'm not a big fan of brogueing, so is a burgundy cap toe shoe going to be too formal if I sometimes try to wear it over the weekend?


Edited by amusiccale - 2/11/13 at 10:51am
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To be fair, I told her to curl her hair for the event, and she consented.

The madras in question is pastel.

Ill have to be in the minority I guess...

Just wear the pastel bowtie, she might have picked it out to match her own attire for the night.

All of the posters above me are looking at it as a control issue, it's simply a relationship one and a silly one at that.

Ask her why she wants you in that particular bowtie, if its a good enough reason then consent. If its not, tell her you don't like it.

You can't have a happy relationship without knowing which battles to pick... This isn't one of them.
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Hey all, long time reader, first time poster.  I am looking for a suits that actually fits, but it has been difficult since I am 5' 10", 38R, and then a 28-30 waist.  I've been experimenting with different fits, and so far the only OTR suit coat that has fit me at all has been an H&M slim cut, everything else I've tried that has fit my shoulders has been huge everywhere else.  I would get the H&M suit, but it is only 60% wool, so I want something a little bit higher quality since I am going to be wearing it probably once a week.  

 

What other suits fit like H&M slim cut suits?  

 

For the record, my budget is around $500-$600, and I am willing to entertain the idea of doing an MTM, but only from a reputable source.

 

Thanks!

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