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Originally Posted by wohwoh View Post

I tried searching, but to no avail. I really do not know how waist suppression work, so here's my question:

Can a waist suppression on a suit jacket be undone? If yes, would it go back to the way it exactly was before the suppression was made? 

It depends on whether the original material was cut off or left inside the lining. Smart tailors would probably leave a little more room for "undoing" the suppression. Only looking inside the lining would tell.
post #21332 of 33080
Hello all,

I was wondering if these would go both dress pants and jeans/chinos.

Thanks a lot
post #21333 of 33080
IMHO, the contrast sole edge makes them a little more casual, but they would go perfectly with chinos and jeans.
post #21334 of 33080

A D&G jacket size 44 reg will have chest measure 42" whats up with that??

post #21335 of 33080
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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hello all,

I was wondering if these would go both dress pants and jeans/chinos.

Thanks a lot

 

Depends what you mean by "dress pants".  You couldn't really wear these with a formal suit, but then if you were wearing something light in colour, like a beige linen suit, it would fly OK.  These are fun, casual shoes, but could still pair with classic "dress" wear if it is light and informal.

post #21336 of 33080
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Originally Posted by wohwoh View Post

I tried searching, but to no avail. I really do not know how waist suppression work, so here's my question:

 

Can a waist suppression on a suit jacket be undone? If yes, would it go back to the way it exactly was before the suppression was made? 

I second the comment above- it would seem to me that of the fabric was not cut out during the original alteration that it could be taken back out.

 

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Originally Posted by Bartleby Trout View Post

Hello all,

I was wondering if these would go both dress pants and jeans/chinos.

Thanks a lot

Good comments on this so far- they are nice enough for slacks, linen, etc, but not good for a proper suit.  Informal dress would be fine. 

post #21337 of 33080
Really helpful answers, thanks everyone.
post #21338 of 33080
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

It depends on whether the original material was cut off or left inside the lining. Smart tailors would probably leave a little more room for "undoing" the suppression. Only looking inside the lining would tell.

I meant like work casualish. Dress pants with button down shirt and tie (or no tie). Sleeves probably rolled up.
post #21339 of 33080
I have a question about formal pumps. I always thought patent leather was the convention for black tie, but seeing this picture from Vox's tumblr has me reconsidering. As there's no mistaking formal pumps for standard dress shoes that have been polished up for the occasion, would calf be preferable? I don't have any fondness for patent and I feel patent pumps might be a bit in-your-face.
post #21340 of 33080
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Originally Posted by Displacement View Post

I have a question about formal pumps. I always thought patent leather was the convention for black tie, but seeing this picture from Vox's tumblr has me reconsidering. As there's no mistaking formal pumps for standard dress shoes that have been polished up for the occasion, would calf be preferable? I don't have any fondness for patent and I feel patent pumps might be a bit in-your-face.

I've seen formal pumps in both patent and calf. I personally prefer calf, as I can't stand the idea that my shoes have been coated with plastic. I think either one is appropriate. If you polish the calf at the beginning of the evening, they will shine almost as much as patent.

post #21341 of 33080

This ^^

 

Both patent and calf are technically acceptable for black tie, but patent is considered by some to be a slightly weak alternative.  The same principle applies to satin vs grosgrain silk for the tie and trimming.

 

But in respect of pumps, I think the distinction is stronger: pumps for white tie would never be right in patent, in my opinion.  As a dandy step up in black tie, maybe, but well-polished calf would still be more classy.

post #21342 of 33080
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Originally Posted by Displacement View Post

I have a question about formal pumps. I always thought patent leather was the convention for black tie, but seeing this picture from Vox's tumblr has me reconsidering. As there's no mistaking formal pumps for standard dress shoes that have been polished up for the occasion, would calf be preferable? I don't have any fondness for patent and I feel patent pumps might be a bit in-your-face.

I prefer a highly polished calf shoe. I'm in the military and during inspections by Master Chiefs and Master Gunnery Sergeants I have been asked if my shoes were leather- which means you can make leather shine just as beautifully as the plastic corfam
post #21343 of 33080

I am going to be attending a lot of fornmal events in the next year and have decided to get a tuxedo made. Does anyone know of a good resource (website/bookt/forum) where I can learn about all of the decisions that will need to be made: collar, pockets, vents, buttons, cuffs, materials, color, etc.? Thanks you guys and good thread.

post #21344 of 33080
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Originally Posted by HasSoxWillSock View Post

I am going to be attending a lot of fornmal events in the next year and have decided to get a tuxedo made. Does anyone know of a good resource (website/bookt/forum) where I can learn about all of the decisions that will need to be made: collar, pockets, vents, buttons, cuffs, materials, color, etc.? Thanks you guys and good thread.

http://www.blacktieguide.com
post #21345 of 33080
Hi, I asked this before but the subject went off on a different topic of my question, so I thought I'd ask again: I'm in the process of buying a charcoal herringbone suit. I want to avoid a herringbone that looks like a self-stripe, though, in favor of one that looks totally solid from a slight distance. Do you think either of these fabrics would work?

http://www.kentwang.com/charcoal-herringbone.html
http://www.kentwang.com/charcoal-herringbone-1.html

​I'm leaning toward the former, as it looks like it's a bit smaller scale and thus more likely to look solid. Any thoughts? Would either of these look "stripey" from a distance?
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