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post #21301 of 32170
I just thrifted a really nice bepsoke suit and when I got home I noticed inside the pockets and along the hem it has a label that says "TERVIRA WOOL ENGLAND"

Now I looked it up and it kept giving me "TREVIRA" and it says it's a form of polyester, it's entirely possible it was spelled wrong on all the labels however it baffles me that someone would get a very nicely tailored bespoke suit with smoked MOP buttons made using a polyester fabric.

What the hell do I have?
post #21302 of 32170
hi guys,there is crease on my shirt between 1st and 2nd button(below collar),it become more Obvious when i put my jacket on,can i fix it by my own?
post #21303 of 32170
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Originally Posted by Aeren View Post

hi guys,there is crease on my shirt between 1st and 2nd button(below collar),it become more Obvious when i put my jacket on,can i fix it by my own?
Without seeing exactly what it is about which you're asking, it's difficult to suggest a course of action. Might this simply be a crease you could iron out? If not, please provide a photo.
post #21304 of 32170
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Without seeing exactly what it is about which you're asking, it's difficult to suggest a course of action. Might this simply be a crease you could iron out? If not, please provide a photo.

hi,thank you for your reply. cant upload any photo currently,but im pretty sure it cant be iron out.
or,should i say its a "pulling" vertical line?
post #21305 of 32170

Isn't Yom Kippur supposed to be pretty conservative? So a green blazer would really make you stick out.

post #21306 of 32170

Also i really belive the manufactures recommend waiting to cover themselves in case the shoetrees are not made of unfinished wood

If you put a plastic or varnished tree in a damp shoe it could be harmful . I think most people myself included agree unfinished cedar or birch trees put in immediatly is the best practice

post #21307 of 32170

I'm buying a new suit and am trying to decide on a charcoal herringbone fabric. I work in a very casual industry (tech) and rarely if ever have to dress up (and when I do, no one has the sense or style to notice what I'm wearing). So this would basically take the place of my solid charcoal suit for weddings, fancy parties, interviews, etc.

 

I want it to be versatile and all-season, but still a little fun and interesting, hence the herringbone. I think I've got it narrowed down to three fabrics; I'm leaning toward 2 or 3, since they're both a bit less noticeable/wintery than 1 and would hopefully not appear stripey from a distance (not a fan of shadow stripes). Any preferences?

 

Also, does the weight matter a ton? They're all between 260 and 280g (not sure of the Super count -- probably between 110 and 130?), which would work all year round, right?

 

 

 
post #21308 of 32170

If the concept of an "all year round suit" works at all, then I guess it would be about that weight.  But that's really saying it doesn't get hot or cold, or at least that you don't care as long as your car/office AC/heating works well.  I'd go for around 220g myself, but I tend to be warm rather than cold.  Ironically, you might find it's worse in winter when offices are heated - my experience anyway.   Or more than one suit!  As for the "super" rating, it's notoriously unreliable as a quality guide, but in the range you mention should be decent enough AND reasonably resilient.  I am told Kent Wang sells nice stuff, anyway.

 

I like herringbone.  But it wouldn't be my choice if I only ever wore one suit.  It's not entirely "businessy", while at the same time, charcoal isn't exactly fun.  It's a little....tenth grade history teacher.  My recommendation for the "one" suit, would always be solid navy.  Total business with a double cuff shirt,  tie and black captoes.  City cool casual with brown shoes and belt, linen shirt and no tie.  Totally appropriate for everything from a lunchtime date to a state funeral.

 

Still, it's not my suit and if a charcoal herringbone is the one you love, no problem.  I'd wear it, and enjoy it, but it will need livening up with - I suggest - a pale blue shirt, a good tie (small pattern, high quality, strong colour but not bright e.g. burgundy), and white or contrasting pocket square.  And wear good shoes.  Probably black, and I'd suggest maybe some kind of wingtip brogue would set it off perfectly as a "not-quite-city" look.  Don't forget good socks either.  Check out the "rock your socks" thread for inspiration.

post #21309 of 32170
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Originally Posted by johnlocke View Post

I'm buying a new suit and am trying to decide on a charcoal herringbone fabric. I work in a very casual industry (tech) and rarely if ever have to dress up (and when I do, no one has the sense or style to notice what I'm wearing). So this would basically take the place of my solid charcoal suit for weddings, fancy parties, interviews, etc.


I want it to be versatile and all-season, but still a little fun and interesting, hence the herringbone. I think I've got it narrowed down to three fabrics; I'm leaning toward 2 or 3, since they're both a bit less noticeable/wintery than 1 and would hopefully not appear stripey from a distance (not a fan of shadow stripes). Any preferences?


Also, does the weight matter a ton? They're all between 260 and 280g (not sure of the Super count -- probably between 110 and 130?), which would work all year round, right?
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I think you'd get much more use out of a solid charcoal or navy suit than a herringbone. If you want something "fun and interesting" (which is almost always a bad idea with suits), change your shirt or tie.

Herringbone rarely looks good outside of tweed or overcoating IMO, and it's more distinctive, so every time you wear it it will look like you only own the one suit. Go for the most versatile thing you can for early suits, which is solid charcoal or navy.

If you really want herringbone, get 2 or 3 as they are much finer and will resolve to closer to solid at distance.
post #21310 of 32170
I think herringbone is a fine choice. I wouldn't call it wacky or anything, but if you only have 1-3 suits not a good idea.
post #21311 of 32170
It is my opinion that the herringbone fabrics given as examples above wear as solids, especially numbers 2 and 3. In either business or social settings, nobody else will ever notice the herringbone, much less dock you on style points because of it.

As for navy over charcoal. Either is equally appropriate. There is a StyleForum dogma that solid navy is at the top of the heap but I don't buy it. I prefer dark gray over navy for a simple practical reason, gray doesn't show every little piece of lint which is floating around in the world and navy does.
post #21312 of 32170

Rather basic question. What, exactly, are the hallmarks that distinguish Italian style from English style? If, say, I was going for a plain navy suit, what would distinguish a Rubinacci or a Brioni from a Huntsman or Kilgour (not that I could afford those).

 

Also, what is the French style? I've never really seen French suitmakers on here.

post #21313 of 32170
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think herringbone is a fine choice. I wouldn't call it wacky or anything, but if you only have 1-3 suits not a good idea.
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

It is my opinion that the herringbone fabrics given as examples above wear as solids, especially numbers 2 and 3. In either business or social settings, nobody else will ever notice the herringbone, much less dock you on style points because of it.

As for navy over charcoal. Either is equally appropriate. There is a StyleForum dogma that solid navy is at the top of the heap but I don't buy it. I prefer dark gray over navy for a simple practical reason, gray doesn't show every little piece of lint which is floating around in the world and navy does.

Perhaps I shouldn't say they look weird, but I do not think they are tasteful as such--again, outside of big, shaggy herringbones you'd see in tweed or overcoating.

I 100% think he shouldn't buy herringbone for his first/only suit. If he's really dead set on it, go for 2 or 3 as they are pretty close to solid, but I still think solid is a much better option.
post #21314 of 32170
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Perhaps I shouldn't say they look weird, but I do not think they are tasteful as such--again, outside of big, shaggy herringbones you'd see in tweed or overcoating.

I 100% think he shouldn't buy herringbone for his first/only suit. If he's really dead set on it, go for 2 or 3 as they are pretty close to solid, but I still think solid is a much better option.

 

 

I already have a solid navy (well, pretty solid -- bird's-eye) suit, so this wouldn't be my first or only. I also wear suits maybe 6 times a year max, so this may not necessarily be a situation where I'm going to get the evil eye for wearing the same thing over and over again. (Maybe if I was going to only StyleForum conventions, but in the real world, it seems to me that most people -- even at white-shoe firms these days -- don't know or don't care about the differences in fabrics or suits.) I work at a big tech company where people wear pajama bottoms and clogs to work (and this is in NYC), and my friends are video-game and beer-pong types, so the bar is pretty low here.

 

Anyway, I was really looking for a solid charcoal suit that had some texture close up -- to mix it up a little -- and the herringbones seemed like the most interesting choices, especially considering I already have a bird's-eye. I was already leaning toward 2 or 3 but couldn't decide between them. 

 

On a related topic, is there any situation where a small pattern would be acceptable as your core "solid" navy or charcoal suit?

post #21315 of 32170

I'm really digging this RLBL SC...it's labelled Denim and I can pick it up for under $350...but I'm thinking I'll be stuck wearing it with jeans only...I usually do a 33 inch length but this is 31 inches....still enough to mostly cover my butt but it makes it more casual I think...not sure if this will work with Chinos?     Thanks!

 

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