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post #21406 of 33127

^^

 

Word.

post #21407 of 33127

I'm going to a wedding as a +1 of a bridesmaid. I need help matching pants to my blazer options.  I have two blazer options pictured below (The second one is black).  I'm pretty sure I'm gonna wear a white shirt and a white PS with black edges. 

 

I don't want to be flashy so no red pants. 

The bridesmaid's dress is purple. The wedding colors being purple and grey.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

post #21408 of 33127
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Originally Posted by wing8tesqw View Post

I'm going to a wedding as a +1 of a bridesmaid. I need help matching pants to my blazer options.  I have two blazer options pictured below (The second one is black).  I'm pretty sure I'm gonna wear a white shirt and a white PS with black edges. 

 

I don't want to be flashy so no red pants. 

The bridesmaid's dress is purple. The wedding colors being purple and grey.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Does it have to be one of these 2 blazers? Do you already own them, or planning on purchasing or renting one?

 

Also, can you tell us a bit more about the wedding (time of day, formality, etc). Weddings usually call for wearing a suit.

 

The first one is OK, but I'm not sure it is formal enough for a wedding, especially an evening one. Either way though, I think mid-gray pants are your best option, outside of a suit.

I'm not a huge fan of black blazers, but I guess, if you already own one, an evening wedding is the place to wear it.

post #21409 of 33127

I do own these blazers already. My current suits are all winter weight.  Budget not strong enough to invest in a suit I'd really really  want at this time. I'm thinking 200 max.

 

 

 

The nuptials are in the morning and the reception in the afternoon to early evening. All takes place at an Italian restaurant.  California location

 

Formality is business casual( i think).  The wedding party is definitely formal.
 

post #21410 of 33127

Better question. Why is purple a color in EVERY wedding in the past few years? I think I've been to one out of maybe five that didn't have purple.

 

 

 

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I'm not a huge fan of black blazers, but I guess, if you already own one, an evening wedding is the place to wear it.

My thoughts exactly.

post #21411 of 33127

My prom colors were purple too. Damn that was a loooong time ago...

 

Q: If I get mid-grey pants, do I wear a blue shirt or stick to white?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Better question. Why is purple a color in EVERY wedding in the past few years? I think I've been to one out of maybe five that didn't have purple.

 

post #21412 of 33127
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Better question. Why is purple a color in EVERY wedding in the past few years? I think I've been to one out of maybe five that didn't have purple.

Mine didn't. Thank fucking God.

It sure does seem that way though.
post #21413 of 33127
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Originally Posted by wing8tesqw View Post

My prom colors were purple too. Damn that was a loooong time ago...

 

Q: If I get mid-grey pants, do I wear a blue shirt or stick to white?

I would go blue over white 90% of the time. If it's not your wedding, I'd wear the blue shirt. You'll find that to be the common ruling around here.

 

 

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Mine didn't. Thank fucking God.

It sure does seem that way though.
 
 
It's terrible. I only own two purple pieces of clothing, and one purple tie. I won't ever wear the purple tie or the purple shirt I don't think and the third is this pair of pants. It's quite possible I will never wear them due to the weather in Phoenix and me not knowing how to wear that color. But it looked different and far enough from normal purple I wanted to give it a try.
post #21414 of 33127

I was wondering where you guys get your laces? I have a pair brown wing tips that I need new laces for but the shoe cobblers here have some flimsy shoe laces, they're stretchy and thin.... Preferably want something thicker and more durable.

post #21415 of 33127
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Looking at some shoes and I see some excellent colors like GG's Racing Green. But what the heck do you wear these with? It seems like they'd only go well with the staples (navy/grey) and green.

 

Same for some Carmina loafers from Skoak's website. Gorgeous but not sure what I'd wear the green loafers with.

 

Anyone have any ideas for green suede loafers or GG's Racing Green?

Deep browns would look pretty good with either.

post #21416 of 33127

Why do some high-end Italian suit manufacturers use elastane in their fabrics?  eg.  99% wool, 1% elastane.  or 97% wool, 3% elastane.

what purpose does the elastane serve? Shininess?  Stretch to accomodate all sorts of physiques without using designs with humungous cuts?  Non-wrinkleness in the fabric?

post #21417 of 33127
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

GQ my arse.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Firstly, I apologise for mis-counting buttons - I wear mine at about the fourth button then - i.e. the third excluding the collar button.  My mistake.  But still around a third of the length of the loose front blade.  Certainly less than half.  The Michael Douglas picture, apart from the obvious horrors, is not too bad in terms of the tie clip, but borderline at least.  I'd go a bit higher, his is right on the limit of sense.

There is a practical reason for this.  Most tie clips, in order to serve their functional purpose, have a small chain and T-bar or similar, to anchor the whole assembly to the button hole of the shirt.  This has a certain amount of flexibility by virtue of its length.  The lower the button hole to which it is attached, the longer the chain would have to be to account for your movement, especially if the jacket is buttoned.  Really, try it.  Sit down, stand up, move around a bit,  If the tie clip is attached lower down, it will tug more and probably snap at some point, making the whole apparatus rather redundant.

So the happy compromise between securing enough of the tie, and maintaining normal movement without breaking it, is right there.

As for the fastened jacket/waistcoat etc, I think another point has been missed: one's tie doesn't just tend to move out of place in the wind.  Unless you're fiddling with the damn thing eternally, it also tends sometimes to move about a bit under your jacket or waistcoat if you're moving around a lot yourself.  So fastening one's jacket or wearing a three piece doesn't obviate the need for a tie clip - it can increase it.  As for whether it's visible, that's rather dependent on the cut of the clothing in question.  But whatever that may be, it is after all the visible part of the tie that one wishes to keep firmly in place, and if the tie clip is low down under the waistcoat or on the button point of the jacket, again there is a risk that the clothing over it will tug against it and break the securing chain.

Therefore, wear it about a third of the way down, and probably just visible i.e. free of the jacket button or waistcoat sliding and pulling against it..  Or don't wear one at all.  I generally don't because I find them a bit flash.  I don't really like them.   But if the  tie is too short for my big neck/preferred knot and I need to secure the short back blade out of sight, and the whole tie to be sure it remains unseen, then I wear one.  And that's where I wear it, and why.  So there.

The simple fact is that these guys look like twats largely due to their tie clips -

and this guy doesn't -
post #21418 of 33127
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Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

I was wondering where you guys get your laces?
If, as you indicate, you do not have a local source of quality shoe laces, I'd mention that Allen Edmonds offers a variety of shoe laces, and shipping is free with no minimum purchase required.

Don't ignore the clearance laces at AE, for relative bargains.
post #21419 of 33127

I want to confirm what I've learnt as to how long my sleeve length should be for dress shirts adhering to classic menswear rules.

According to Put This On and Reddit,

 

The end of the cuff should touch the start of the "V' between my index finger and thumb when fully unbuttoned as per the image below

 

 

and should button tight enough to rest at the root of my thumb, as per

 

 

And then my jacket sized to show only (1/2-3/4 inch) 1-2cm of cuff.

 

What do you think? Also, can RTW dress shirts' cuffs be tailored to be tighter?


Edited by stgrim - 4/30/13 at 3:51pm
post #21420 of 33127
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

The simple fact is that these guys look like twats largely due to their tie clips -
...
and this guy doesn't
The non-twat looking guy is also clean shaven.

So many pop celebrities, male fashion models, etc., look like they should either grow a real beard, or shave more often than every 4th day.
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