Kiton has some ugly ties.
(I own one )
First time poster here.
I found a perfect condition Oxxford sport coat at a thrift store recently. It's part of their Crittenden Collection, made for Wilkes Bashford. The only problem is that I'm a 42L and the sport coat is 44L, so it seems a little big. Having a sweater underneath helps a little bit but I can't shake off the feeling that it is, indeed, a little big, especially at the chest and maybe half an inch or so at the shoulder. Also seems a little long, but when I measured the length it seems no longer than my other sportcoats. The question is, can it be 'fixed' by a tailor? Is it worth it? I'm sure many here can relate to it, but I just found it hard to leave the jacket behind.
Anyone got a link to a retailer which carries this jacket?
It's a RLPL sheepskin (shearling?) jacket, sported by MoL around the forums. Was thinking of asking Luxire to do something similar, but it would be nice to have more pictures of it. I searched MoLs website but couldn't find it there.
First post, and I just stumbled on this forum yesterday while deciding to make the plunge into style. There are... a lot of rules to keep in mind, and as such I figured my best bet would be to ask if I was on the right track before taking the dive on a purchase.
At the moment, I don't have any of my own suits. I have some that have been passed down, they're in decent shape, but, well, they're old and don't fit right. All around not working. Since this is my first purchase and first legitimate suit, I want to make sure its something that will be functional for a long time, in a lot of situations, as it will be my go-to for a while until I'm able to build up some good income for more.
I've noted a couple things - Navy/Charcoal is the standard, with some back-and-forth on the shoe matches, but most tend to agree with darker browns / burgundy. I've seen some really good things about Benjamin Sartorial, so I'm hoping to go with him for the suit. That said, he has no Charcoal in my size (44R), only Gunmetal, so I'm leaning toward Navy.
Suits I'm looking at:
Shoes I'm looking at:
Which suit would be best for a first-purchase? Are these shoes considered decent (I'm not finding as much info on that end)? Thanks in advance, I'm hoping to get things purchased quickly.
I don't think the tie is ugly. I think you've potentially gone with the wrong color combination. Even though grey is a neutral and can go with most colors, I think a lighter blue shirt (solid) would look great with this tie as the tie is more along the lines of pink / burgundy. Check out my blog http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com for advice on how to mix and match ties with respect to both color and pattern.
Apologies for being woefully ignorant on this stuff, but hey, I need to learn somewhere.
The solid suit is listed as "Dark Navy" - that's still going to function as the go-to Navy? And on the shoes, for a "Dark Navy," would dark brown or burgundy make a better compliment?