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post #20731 of 33308

<budget>

Is this brown dark enough

For this navy (will be altered of course)

??

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Context? Is this part of a suit, with an odd jacket, or with a sweater?
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What are the three most essential basic shirts? 

I only have a blue oxford button down right now. What other shirts are super essential? I have ~$150 to spend total, so I am looking for cheap shirts. 

Thanks!

post #20734 of 33308

Any suggestions on shorts for spring and summer?  A few parameters: slim fit, inconspicuous color, inseam between seven and nine inches.  Also, I'd rather not spend more than $80 on a single pair.

post #20735 of 33308
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Context? Is this part of a suit, with an odd jacket, or with a sweater?

Sorry, just a shirt and sometimes a sweater
post #20736 of 33308
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Originally Posted by jakeypotato View Post

What are the three most essential basic shirts? 

I only have a blue oxford button down right now. What other shirts are super essential? I have ~$150 to spend total, so I am looking for cheap shirts. 

Thanks!

Definitely white and light blue broadcloth to wear with tie, and then your blue OCBD for more casual use. Check Charles Tyrwhitt (www.ctshirts.co.uk) or TM Lewin (www.tmlewin.com) for cheaper shirts, or Brooks Brothers on sale.

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Hi! I am looking to put together a good capsule wardrobe for my husband who has just lost 14kgs. Would like to include business wear, a good suit, formal shoes, a sport coat and some shirt alternatives - all preferably made to measure. Am I missing anything? Can a kind soul point me to relevant threads that give info on brands, people and places to go? TIA!
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^ Take a look at the Styleforum 101 page: http://www.styleforum.net/a/how-should-i-start-my-business-wardrobe . Specific brands and places will depend on where you are located.

post #20739 of 33308
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Originally Posted by Youngj View Post

Sorry, just a shirt and sometimes a sweater

Yes, those shoes are fine for that.
post #20740 of 33308
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Originally Posted by jakeypotato View Post

What are the three most essential basic shirts? 
I only have a blue oxford button down right now. What other shirts are super essential? I have ~$150 to spend total, so I am looking for cheap shirts. 
Thanks!

Get 2x solid light blue, 1x solid white. All broadcloth/poplin, button cuff, with non-buttondown collar (e.g. medium spread).
post #20741 of 33308

Muchas gracias, @sinfjotli!

post #20742 of 33308
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Originally Posted by dgsdm View Post

Hey guys,

 

A friend of mine has his birthday coming up soon and I'm looking to spend with a budget of $100, preferably around $50. I wanted to buy him something menswear related like a  tie or a dress shirt. Any suggestions/recommendations? Nothing particular in mind, I'd just like the present to be some kind of quality classic menswear.

 

He's not exactly the most fashionable person so I'd like to introduce him to some good stuff.

Stick with accessories if it is a gift. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting something that is either too big or too small, so a tie is probably the best bet. A navy grenadine is the safest but use your judgement for color or pattern (just dont get something that is too kitchy and stay away from yellows). For a hair bit more than $50 brooks brothers has a few decent options in their sale section. For $80 you cant go wrong with a custom made tie by Sam Hober (http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/) although it does take a few weeks. And for $100 your options are much greater. But, FYI, most of my ties I bought off of ebay for $50 and less. Look up quality makers like Charvet, Isaia (for thicker 7 folds), EG Cappelli, Marinella, Drakes and you cant go wrong (just dont buy anything that is damaged or stained). 

post #20743 of 33308
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Stick with accessories if it is a gift. There is nothing more embarrassing than getting something that is either too big or too small, so a tie is probably the best bet. A navy grenadine is the safest but use your judgement for color or pattern (just dont get something that is too kitchy and stay away from yellows). For a hair bit more than $50 brooks brothers has a few decent options in their sale section. For $80 you cant go wrong with a custom made tie by Sam Hober (http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/) although it does take a few weeks. And for $100 your options are much greater. But, FYI, most of my ties I bought off of ebay for $50 and less. Look up quality makers like Charvet, Isaia (for thicker 7 folds), EG Cappelli, Marinella, Drakes and you cant go wrong (just dont buy anything that is damaged or stained). 

ditto to the ebay route. i jsut started doing this and as long as you know what to look for, there's some really nice deals to be had buying once used ties and such.

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Hi guys, I´ve got a little problem here and I need your help.

I took my suit and a blazer to the dry cleaners two days ago and I went to pick them up yesterday. Since it was only a few minutes till closing time unfortunately I didn´t check the result + I thought everything went well. Unfortunately at home I realized that on my Bianchi blazer the white stain didn´t vanish, even though I specially drew the cleaner´s attention to it. I´ve got the impression that they just simply treated my stuff without stain removal. Unfortunately I don´t know the origin of the stain because I bought the blazer just recently but my guess is (and it looks like) that it´s sweat salt.

My question is whether I should attempt to remove it at home with a safe method like gently rubbing with a warm cleaning rug or something similar or it would be better to take it back to the cleaners and ask them specifically to treat only the spots? If it is manageable at home, what method do you suggest? I don´t want to ruin it so I´m asking those with some experience. I´m quite upset because I didn´t expect this after "professional treatment".

In the attachment I´m posting one picture from the inside, one from the outside, and the label with the info.

Thanks very much!

 

 

 

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