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post #21136 of 33081
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How much were the duties? I went through meermins checkout and Im looking at about 216 USD shipped. Hopefully Obama lets them through...

I personally paid Obama a check for, IIRC, $50 or $60 from a shipment of $400. I may be mistaken on the numbers, don't hold me responsible. Likely, you won't be hit by it, though, so buy away.
post #21137 of 33081

Could anybody give me some insights about the fit of Ferragamo oxfords? In my quest to assemble the ultimate budget tuxedo I found a suitable pair of ferragamos on the internet, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase because I don't actually have any opportunity to try on the shoes; I wear a size 12/45 for just about everything--do I need to size up or down with SFs?

post #21138 of 33081

Who is the main target buyer for Isaia suits?  Old men?  Wealthy NYC investment bankers?  Southern Italian Mafiosi?  

 

From what I've seen, they incorporate a lot of trad elements, but there is sometihng about their style that is Naples dandy and hence a little over the top for the US.  Is that a fair assessment?

post #21139 of 33081
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Originally Posted by victoremque View Post

Could anybody give me some insights about the fit of Ferragamo oxfords? In my quest to assemble the ultimate budget tuxedo I found a suitable pair of ferragamos on the internet, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase because I don't actually have any opportunity to try on the shoes; I wear a size 12/45 for just about everything--do I need to size up or down with SFs?

all my Ferragamo's fit TTS.. comparably I always wear 9D in Allen Edmonds and the same in SF's... was wearing them today in fact! Hope that helps at least a bit. smile.gif
post #21140 of 33081
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They don't look fake to me, although I'm not an ebay RL expert.

 

Well, I didn't find any negative feedback about the authenticity of the shirts. But I find it a little suspicous that she has such a large stock of  "authentic" shirts.

 

Anyone else that can confirm their authenticity?

post #21141 of 33081

Hello.

 

Is it appropriate to pair a darker gray bow tie with a thin stripe with a tuxedo? If not (or if you have a better suggestion than the aforementioned), are there any other acceptable styles besides the normal black bow tie?


Also, does anyone have advice about a pocket square color/pattern besides the traditional white? This event is not extremely formal or anything, and I would like to do something a little more playful than black bow tie + white pocket square (but not too prominent).


Also, feel free to give any tie+PS combination suggestions if anyone feels so inclined. I'm fine if someone wants to disregard my question completely and just give me a better combination tounge.gif. I'm kind of stuck on tuxedo-wear ideas.


Thank you.


Edited by audadd - 4/17/13 at 5:11pm
post #21142 of 33081
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Originally Posted by audadd View Post

Hello.

Is it appropriate to pair a darker gray bow tie with a thin stripe with a tuxedo? If not (or if you have a better suggestion than the aforementioned), are there any other acceptable styles besides the normal black bow tie?


Also, does anyone have advice about a pocket square color/pattern besides the traditional white? This event is not extremely formal or anything, and I would like to do something a little more playful than black bow tie + white pocket square (but not too prominent).


Also, feel free to give any tie+PS combination suggestions if anyone feels so inclined. I'm fine if someone wants to disregard my question completely and just give me a better combination tounge.gif . I'm kind of stuck on tuxedo-wear ideas.


Thank you.

Black silk bowtie only, satin or grosgrain to match your lapels. There are no other acceptable styles.

Pocket square, you have a more freedom. Dark and subtle plain colors are probably best, think burgundy or bottle green, though a restrained pattern works too. That's the only place in the getup where you should be wearing any color other than black or white.

Black tie is not a place where you should be trying to get creative. The ensemble works because of the simplicity, line, and starkness of contrast.
post #21143 of 33081
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Black silk bowtie only, satin or grosgrain to match your lapels. There are no other acceptable styles.

Pocket square, you have a more freedom. Dark and subtle plain colors are probably best, think burgundy or bottle green, though a restrained pattern works too. That's the only place in the getup where you should be wearing any color other than black or white.

Black tie is not a place where you should be trying to get creative. The ensemble works because of the simplicity, line, and starkness of contrast.


thanks a lot for the clarification. the fact that it only works because of the simplicity and contrast is probably why I had so much trouble wrapping my mind around anything besides the norm. Is light gray alright for pocket squares? or should i be going a navy/burgandy?

post #21144 of 33081

Recently got into watches and I already have a Rolex as an homage to my Dad (huge Rolex guy), now looking at a Cartier Tank as an homage to my Mom (Cartier lady). I am deciding between the XL (left) or L (right).

 

 

700

 

 

(click to enlarge)

 

The XL is automatic and has a date function (L has neither) but I feel that the L looks better on my wrist. Opinions?

post #21145 of 33081
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Originally Posted by gravitas1 View Post

Recently got into watches and I already have a Rolex as an homage to my Dad (huge Rolex guy), now looking at a Cartier Tank as an homage to my Mom (Cartier lady). I am deciding between the XL (left) or L (right).


The XL is automatic and has a date function (L has neither) but I feel that the L looks better on my wrist. Opinions?

The L indeed looks better sized for your wrist.
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Originally Posted by audadd View Post


thanks a lot for the clarification. the fact that it only works because of the simplicity and contrast is probably why I had so much trouble wrapping my mind around anything besides the norm. Is light gray alright for pocket squares? or should i be going a navy/burgandy?

Light gray would work.
post #21146 of 33081

Is this a good tux for jr prom?

It's form mens wearhouse. It looked different and original since everybody else is gonna be wearing black white tuxes I thought I get something that looks very classy and slick. My date said she liked it, but idk weather or not to believe her btw she's wearing a turqoius color-like dress

http://m.tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/preStyledLookDetail.do?id=65&order=12&occasion=prom

So community give me your opinions smile.gif
post #21147 of 33081
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Originally Posted by gravitas1 View Post

The XL is automatic and has a date function (L has neither) but I feel that the L looks better on my wrist. Opinions?
The smaller version is the more traditionally appropriate one.

Current fashion favors size in wristwatches - the larger the better. (It also favors as much complication as possible. So the currently prevailing trend is to wear a watch the size of a pie plate, and the better part of an inch thick, with at least three sub-dials, and perhaps a few dive watch features, too. Oh, and to wear it in even the most formal settings, on the theory that "it's expensive, so it works as a dress watch...plus, some fictional character in a movie wore a similar watch with a tuxedo, so it must be right.")

I would advise you to completely ignore the current fashion. You've already correctly identified the better looking watch on your wrist; there's no need to second guess yourself.
post #21148 of 33081

Can anyone tell me what kind of tie this would technically be called? nothing comes up when I google different kinds of bowtie.

post #21149 of 33081

I've heard that called a string tie, but I'm not really certain.

 

To be blunt, it looks like part of a Col. Sanders costume. I prefer Popeye's.

post #21150 of 33081
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Originally Posted by The Eldredge View Post

Can anyone tell me what kind of tie this would technically be called?
It is a Western Tie. (Also sometimes called a Western Formal Tie, or a Western Style Bow Tie.)

If you're considering wearing one, bear in mind that for most men, in most places, it's essentially a costume item.
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