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post #21286 of 30713
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Originally Posted by hennree View Post

Thanks.

To be specific...

I already own these;




And was looking at one of these;

http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-light-grey-plain-lazio-p3545/P3545,en_GB,pd.html?start=6&cgid=structure
http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-grey-plain-lazio-p3570/P3570,en_GB,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Suits&prefn1=basicDessinSuits&prefv1=Plain&prefn2=color&prefv2=Grey
http://eu.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-grey-plain-washington-p3487/P3487,en_GB,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Suits&prefn1=basicDessinSuits&prefv1=Plain&prefn2=color&prefv2=Grey

Going by what you guys have said the lighter the better, but do you think that would be too risky for my first 'proper' suit? My current suits are dull & cheap, so I'll most likely be throwing them away.

Thank you

Looks fine to me.

post #21287 of 30713

I'm looking for a plain baseball cap, preferably gray/charcoal. Where can I find a decent one with no branding at all?

post #21288 of 30713
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Originally Posted by sheeeepo View Post

I'm looking for a plain baseball cap, preferably gray/charcoal. Where can I find a decent one with no branding at all?
If you're dead set on wearing a baseball cap, consider wearing a retro cap, like the kind available from Ebbets Field Flannels (http://www.ebbets.com/category/Ballcaps/a, among other places. While they are all branded, on some the branding is pretty subtle. The cap for the 1923 Sacramento Senators, for example, is grey, and the branding is both low key, and for an entity (the Senators) which hasn't even existed in decades.

Personally, I don't really care much for baseball caps, although I'll allow as how they have their place (chiefly, as part of a baseball uniform). I have nothing against wearing something on my head, to protect my scalp from the sun's rays during the summer, though - particularly as my hair thins with the passing of the years. Last summer, I got pretty good wear out of a Havana-style Cuenca hat (from http://www.panamahatsdirect.com).

Not trying to convince you to adopt similar headgear, mind you. Although I hope that if you stick with a ball cap, you'll at least avoid those horrible one-size-fits-all versions, with the plastic adjustment tab in back. And that you won't wear your cap backwards, which is a practice just too asinine for words.

post #21289 of 30713
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Saw this on a tumblr page.  Can anyone ID this sweater, or suggest one similar?   Thanks. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

tumblr_mlnvc9vyN31qhwwz0o1_500.jpg

 

Looks suspiciously similar to the cardigan from Ring Jacket that Alan from The Armoury is wearing:

 

 

http://lnsee.tumblr.com/image/38027988713

post #21290 of 30713
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post

Saw this on a tumblr page.  Can anyone ID this sweater, or suggest one similar?   Thanks. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sheeeepo View Post

I'm looking for a plain baseball cap, preferably gray/charcoal. Where can I find a decent one with no branding at all?

 

 

Get out, both of you.  Go on, OUT!

post #21291 of 30713
Definitely get navy first. If you search for "black suits", you'll get many heated discussions, but the prevailing opinion will be to just don't do that. You didn't write where you are located, but take a look at the recommendations above (Suitsupply and the suit quality thread for options). How fast do you need your suit? It is always risky to recommend a new operation like that when there is no previous experience. IMHO, a safer and faster option would be to just get a decent RTW first, especially if you are not a difficult body type to fit - you can see what you are getting. Once you already have your first suit, you will be in better position to experiment with custom operations like that.
post #21292 of 30713

Does anybody know who makes Piombo jackets?

post #21293 of 30713
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Does anybody know who makes Piombo jackets?

Edit: 99% sure it's Lardini
post #21294 of 30713
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Originally Posted by sheeeepo View Post

I'm looking for a plain baseball cap, preferably gray/charcoal. Where can I find a decent one with no branding at all?

 

http://www.idealcapco.com/Solid-Color-Caps.html

post #21295 of 30713
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Get out, both of you.  Go on, OUT!

Funny.

Try street wear forum.
post #21296 of 30713

I recently got a pair of Elgins listed as a salesman sample from an Allen Edmonds outlet store for $80.  I had come in to get the tan McTavish as a casual shoe but preferred the styling and the pricing of the Elgin.  Before wearing, I decided to follow AE's recommendation for cleaning and applied AE conditioner/cleaner.  Some patches of the leather on one of the shoes darkened significantly, almost as if they were treated differently than the rest.

 

 

 

I emailed AE, and they told me that the conditioner will work its way out of the shoe over time, allowing the shoes to lighten.  This may be the case, but it feels wrong since the lighter parts of the shoes retain that color regardess of how much conditioner is applied.  A week later, the shoes show no sign of significant lightening.  I went to a few places locally, and the proprietors said that they couldn't do anything to make the color uniform.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

post #21297 of 30713
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


Funny.

Try street wear forum.

 

Exactly.  They're even wearing cargo pants in the WAYWRN thread these days.  Maybe a new "No Really, Just Classic Menswear" section is needed...

post #21298 of 30713

Where do you all source your slim fitted OCBDs? I see them on the Brooks Bros website for $80-90 but are there any other brands I should be looking at?

post #21299 of 30713
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Exactly.  They're even wearing cargo pants in the WAYWRN thread these days.  Maybe a new "No Really, Just Classic Menswear" section is needed...

Understood.  Mine was an accident -- I thought I was in the other forum.  I'm an old man, I'm confused!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79YUknp1T7I

post #21300 of 30713
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

Where do you all source your slim fitted OCBDs? I see them on the Brooks Bros website for $80-90 but are there any other brands I should be looking at?


All depends on what you want to spend. These guys just did one hell of exhausted review on OCBDs

http://putthison.com/tagged/Oxford-Cloth-Button-Downs

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