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post #20536 of 33197
am living in Egypt how can I request buying clothes item
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Can't speak for Mr Aravenel of course, but I'd say all of those things are better off as a suit.  Houndstooth I wouldn't do as odd trousers - maybe an odd jacket.  The others might be OK, being more of a texture than a pattern in my opinion, probably best in a rich/country colour and tone.  Charcoal herringbone works quite nicely for trousers.

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Nailhead would maybe be OK as that's almost a texture more than a pattern, and resolves to solid... Maybe some birdseyes as well. But personally I'd stay away from anything more patterned than pick-and-pick/sharkskin in trousers.

Before anyone gets up in arms about how it's *possible* to do patterned trousers in some particular niche case, I'm coming at this from a practicality perspective. A pair of trousers that are very hard to pair and only go with one outfit are not something I want in my closet. If I had infinite money and infinite closet space, perhaps I'd consider it... But I don't, so I need my trousers to be easy to pair, and I'd wager that anyone on this forum who isn't Vox is in the same boat.

OK, thanks for the advice. I rely largely on odd trousers as I don't wear suits to work, so it's good to know what is typically "accepted" here.
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I think that's a full windsor, although I'm not 100% sure I've seen it right

No, full Windsor doubles over itself, this method goes down across itself after the first time it gets pulled up from behind (pic 2-3). Any other suggestions?
post #20539 of 33197
Are cowboy boots with a conservative design and in good repair considered acceptable for casual wear? Maybe with a pair of well-fitting chinos and a Brooks Bros. sport shirt? Mind you I'm located in metropolitan Phoenix where the Western influence remains ever-present.
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No, full Windsor doubles over itself, this method goes down across itself after the first time it gets pulled up from behind (pic 2-3). Any other suggestions?

yes, it is.

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No, full Windsor doubles over itself, this method goes down across itself after the first time it gets pulled up from behind (pic 2-3). Any other suggestions?

As far as can be told from that GIF, it's a full Windsor.
post #20542 of 33197

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iincredible-579-00-NWT-100-linen-Zed-Denim-Threads-jacket-38-R-/130852622551?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item1e776c90d7#rpdId

 

Never heard of this brand. Thoughts?

 

I live in Phoenix and it gets hot. Looking for a casual/business casual sports coat.

post #20543 of 33197
Never heard of it either. Ignore the MSRP. The botton stance on that jacket looks comically high.
post #20544 of 33197
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yes, it is.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

As far as can be told from that GIF, it's a full Windsor.

interesting. Time to delete these tie-tying apps, I'll take 3 of you guys over them any day of the week. Obvviously the developers don't know what they're talking about.
post #20545 of 33197
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Lapels speak generally to formality more than to body weight or type. Peak lapels are the most formal lapels (you see them on dinner jackets for both white and black tie for example).  So to answer, yes they are perfectly acceptable and in fact, if the coat is a double breasted, it would be required (imo).

 

Thanks for the pointer. I guess my confusion comes from having noticed quite a few younger professionals (like myself) sporting peak lapeled single-breasted suits lately. Often these are somewhat narrower than traditional peak lapels, but nowhere near as narrow as the fairly recent trend of super-slim notch lapels. They definitely don't look "formal" they way they are worn (often paired with very loud shirts, cheap ties, and even student backpacks). I was aware that tuxedos should be peak or shawl-lapeled, mine (Indochino 3-piece) has a shawl lapel. But I was shopping for a new navy M2M suit and was considering getting it with peaked lapel. 

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interesting. Time to delete these tie-tying apps, I'll take 3 of you guys over them any day of the week. Obvviously the developers don't know what they're talking about.

I don't get it. Google Windsor and everything is like this (image). The fat end crosses over the skinny one (down to the left), then up behind, through the loop then back over the skinny end (back down to the left in the picture) before going behind... My fat end goes through the loop then over the fat side to the right (figure-8-ish). I maybe need to re-photograph with better lighting?

post #20547 of 33197

I have a question regarding formal wear. I am currently on the market for a Tuxedo and I am in a predicament. I'm low on funds but want to do something different than the cliche mens wearhouse rental. As of Style, I was thinking vintage... like the old Military style tuxedos or the ones with the cut away coat.... any suggestions on where to find a good one?

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Originally Posted by N0Direction View Post

I don't get it. Google Windsor and everything is like this (image). The fat end crosses over the skinny one (down to the left), then up behind, through the loop then back over the skinny end (back down to the left in the picture) before going behind... My fat end goes through the loop then over the fat side to the right (figure-8-ish). I maybe need to re-photograph with better lighting?


There are literally hundreds of ways of tying a tie -- many of them don't have proper names. Yours is just some odd variation somewhere between a half- and full-Windsor.
post #20549 of 33197

It is hard to tell- but I think it is a half-windsor.  Look at http://www.tie-a-tie.net/ and tie a full and a half and you should be able to sort it out. 

post #20550 of 33197
The second loop makes it look more like a full Windsor, or some approximation thereof. Pretty hard to tell from the GIF though.
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