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Styleforum Top Pickspost #21767 of 303835/21/13 at 7:02ampost #21768 of 303835/21/13 at 7:02am
Yes they can. But dinner suits shouldn't have stripes, so maybe get a nicer one. :)Quote:
Impossible to really tell the quality from the picture, and can't tell the size either. But assuming the leather is real, even if it's not the best and a small satchel as suggested above, $100 seems like a good price for anything leather and new-looking.Quote:
3-3.5 is normal really. Pretty safe range for any body shape. Thinner always looks more casual, and to me a bit Justin Bieber; too wide looks like pimp-wear. So stay where you are and you'll be fine. The exception is knitted ties, that are normally rather thinner, but you're on the right track already, don't get hung up on it.
You're a slim man so the first one didn't look "skinny". And it would have been more helpful to see pics with your jacket on. All three are fine, and suitably conservative for any use.post #21769 of 303835/21/13 at 9:44amBought a 2.7 meter end of roll piece of Scabal charcoal grey 100% superfine wool that was a 'bargain' price. Originally thought blazer, then I read about how hard this color blazer is to match and the risk of it looking like an orphan suit jacket. Should I just have a pair of trousers (takes about 2 meters for me) made from this material as this will be a more useful separate.post #21770 of 303835/21/13 at 9:55ampost #21771 of 303835/21/13 at 10:07am
I wouldn't rule out a jacket altogether. I think the trick to make it clearly a separate jacket, is to make it less smart than a suit. Soft shoulders, wide notch lapels, perhaps contrasting buttons, and even something unusual like flapped patch pockets. It can't really be country, which is easier to pull off, because it's so light. But it has a nice texture, and I think if you add a couple of non-suit oddities and keep it less structured, you'll have a very nice summer sports jacket.
Alternatively, nothing wrong in my book with charcoal trousers. Anything grey flannel can do, this can do, especially if you have to be semi-formal in warm weather.post #21772 of 303835/21/13 at 10:15ampost #21773 of 303835/21/13 at 10:17ampost #21774 of 303835/21/13 at 11:27ampost #21775 of 303835/21/13 at 11:58ampost #21776 of 303835/21/13 at 12:02pmQuote:Hard for me to say for sure without seeing the suit in question, but skinny ties are often a less than ideal choice. If you tried it with a skinny tie, and decided it didn't work, then wear it with a non-skinny tie.I think the color was okay but the skinny tie thing FAILED.Quote:Shouldn't a creative mind should be able to think outside the extremely narrow, self-imposed limitation of nothing but a black tie? (Nor, for whatever it's worth, does the combination of a black suit, blue shirt, and black tie, does not strike me as being particularly creative, nor among the better choices for wearing to most work environments.)My creative mind can only think of black ties (with patterns or dots) to go along with this shirt. What color ties can I go with this?
I mean, it's a solid blue shirt. As I said before, many tie colors can potentially work with a solid blue shirt. So can many patterns. There are more possibilities here than there are dishonest politicians in Washington.Quote:Why don't you to to thetiebar.com. I'm not necessarily suggesting you buy some ties from there. I am suggesting that you use the filters there, where you can choose to limit what you're shown by suit color, tie width, etc. And after selecting a tie, you can even see a picture of what it would look like when paired with shirts and jackets of different colors. (I don't remember whether "black" is one of the jacket color choices, but if not, I'm sure charcoal is. And that's close enough to give you some idea. I think that "blue" is one of the shirt color choices.)What color ties can I go with this?
Do this, to kick start your creativity out of the "must be black" rut into which it's currently trapped. You'll be presented with hundreds of ties, in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Maybe that'll get you to thinking outside the very tiny box in which your creativity is currently trapped.
Wearing a black suit, skinny black tie, and blue shirt, to work, is just such a horrible idea. (Yeah, I know I said I'd skip over that part, but I gave you a nicely thought out, hopefully somewhat helpful answer. So I felt entitled in rewarding myself with an expression of hatred for a look which truly offends my sensibilities.)post #21777 of 303835/21/13 at 12:03pmpost #21778 of 303835/21/13 at 12:04pm
If that is your individuality - yes. If you're trying to force an individuality upon yourself that you do not possess naturally - it will look silly. If you have no idea what you're doing and just bought that jacket then it's some third thing. I'm getting myself confused, so I'll stop.post #21779 of 303835/21/13 at 12:25pmQuote:
Thanks for the reply Ace. What makes it old-fashioned to you? The pattern, or do you just feel tweet jackets are better suited for the older demographic in general?post #21780 of 303835/21/13 at 12:31pmQuote:
It's a combination of the material, the lapels and the shoulders. The deal breaker for me here would be the strong shoulders coupled with the material. But the jacket is still nice and if it's your style - go for it. I'd just be weary of buying it if you were a younger person. Make sure you know it's right for you first.
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