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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

But let's see if I can master blue shirts.

 

Swap them in for white; not always but often.  It pretty much always works fine.  What's more, if there are no other coloured tones in your whole outfit e.g. black suit and shoes, it could save it.

 

Only note of caution: if you're wearing a blue suit too, then wear something non-blue - e.g. a burgundy tie.  That's it, you're pretty much done.

post #21782 of 32719
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Swap them in for white; not always but often.  It pretty much always works fine.  What's more, if there are no other coloured tones in your whole outfit e.g. black suit and shoes, it could save it.

 

Only note of caution: if you're wearing a blue suit too, then wear something non-blue - e.g. a burgundy tie.  That's it, you're pretty much done.

I gotta pick up a light blue shirt and work it into this suit. The knot issue in this old picture has been resolved.

 

 

post #21783 of 32719

Get a couple of ties too: something burgundy with a small pattern, and perhaps a knitted one - green, rust, something different.  thetiebar.com will sort out both for about $30 I imagine, and be just fine.

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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.

Gotcha, thanks! For $15 it's a steal, and if I don't like it I can probably sell it and at least break even.

post #21785 of 32719
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Originally Posted by Percy Trimmer View Post

This is appears to be based on the classic English school satchel used by 7 or 8 years olds at posh schools and at the moment by hipsters in their twenties.

You can see more here: https://www.cambridgesatchel.com

Could you give me some insight of the quality of the bag based on the photo that I posed? Is it look like a quality handmade piece? Will it last for long (at least 5 years)? I'm no expert in leather so any input will be appreciated.
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It's a hundred bucks dude, take a punt.  There's no telling from the pics, and hand made doesn't mean well made always!  But it's worth trying for that money.

 

What are the measurements by the way?

 

 

Wojt:  from that tiny pic?  Who knows?  But being a nice guy, I've found the site and the shoes and had a better look. Still don't really know, but given the other crap they sell, and that they don't give any details of construction methods, I'm guessing this is a three hundred dollar pair of plasticated turds.  If you're anywhere near Warsaw, check out Jan Kielman or his less celebrated (and cheaper) neighbours.

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Wojt:  from that tiny pic?  Who knows?  But being a nice guy, I've found the site and the shoes and had a better look. Still don't really know, but given the other crap they sell, and that they don't give any details of construction methods, I'm guessing this is a three hundred dollar pair of plasticated turds.  If you're anywhere near Warsaw, check out Jan Kielman or his less celebrated (and cheaper) neighbours.

This Meka line is supposedly the only one goodyear welted made in Poland. Thanks for the link, I checked the gallery guy makes pretty sweet shoes. Sadly a bit over my budget atm, but bespoke shoes must be an awesome fit. Thanks for reply mimo!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It's a hundred bucks dude, take a punt.  There's no telling from the pics, and hand made doesn't mean well made always!  But it's worth trying for that money.

What are the measurements by the way?

It is 14.5'' x 10'' x 3.5'', it probably gonna fit a 13 inch laptop. Well, I'm still in college so hundred bucks is not a small amount to me.
post #21790 of 32719

Is a plaid/madras blazer formal enough to wear to court during the summer time?

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I have a constant conundrum when buying suits. I'm a 40S jacket because but really only need to 40 to fit around my backside. The shoulders always look just a little more Frankenstein-ian than I'd like. If I size down to a 38S the shoulders and armpits fit perfectly for a very nice tailored look. However, the jacket pulls a little when buttoned. On either I always need to get the sleeves shortened.

 

So, my question to you all is do I go with the 38S and have it let out a bit seeing as the shoulders fit nicely? I've heard that sometimes when you let jackets out there's a seam that ends up showing. Or, do I get the 40S and have a tailor work some magic to get the shoulders to fit better?

 

Thank you for the advice.

post #21792 of 32719
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Originally Posted by jamezism View Post

Is a plaid/madras blazer formal enough to wear to court during the summer time?
A plaid blazer? Maybe. Some plaid blazers would be acceptable year 'round. Others would be wrong year 'round. Show me the blazer.

Madras? I wouldn't do it, myself.

But I do see plenty of people showing up for court in jeans, polo shirts, sneakers, etc. So by those standards, a madras blazer, with a nice pair of pants, buttondown shirt, and shoes, doesn't sound so bad.

It probably also matters who you are, where you are, and why you're there. A $375/hour lawyer, showing in up in federal court in NYC, to argue his client's $150 million case, is one thing. The guy who's showing up at traffic court in suburban Anytown, to offer an apology/explanation and hope for a PBJ on a charge of doing 72 on a 55mph road, is another.

And, of course, there are lots of other reasons why a person might be showing up for court. And lots of judges who have personal biases regarding what they do and don't want people to wear in their courtroom.

So that's my answer to you - It depends. Provide additional relevant background, and maybe someone will be able to give you a better answer than that.
--
Michael (who is willing to wear a seersucker suit and bow tie to court, but only when south of the Mason/Dixon line)
post #21793 of 32719
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

So, my question to you all is do I go with the 38S and have it let out a bit seeing as the shoulders fit nicely?
First try shopping around a little. Not all 40S suits have identical shoulders. Some - like many Jos. A. Bank suits - tend to have these massively over-built shoulders. Others don't.

I'm not saying that the alterations route is necessarily a bad move for you. Just that, if you can find a make of suit that's cut a little less generously across the shoulders, you might be able to avoid the Frankenstein thing without having to resort to alterations, which would likely be best.
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Menswear n00b is back. Recap: I have 2 weddings to attend, a week apart from each other. I picked up one suit (blackwatch or black, grey, and purple tartan,whatever's it's called) and will wear it for both, but will wear different shirts and ties w/ the suit.

I've decided on 2 shirts: light purple (pictured) and white. Question: what color ties would go best? I've already decided on a 'patterned' tie of some sort, but what base color would look best with this suit and purple and white shirts?





And this is probably a no-no...but a grey tie with it? (I just threw it on to see how it looked)

post #21795 of 32719
Tie bar w/o jacket? I recently got my Kent Wang clip, seems like it's a great way to keep the tie tail from dipping into unwanted places like your food or a wet sink (when washing your face).

I have no need to a jacket for work usually because Singapore is too hot for one...only needed when meeting big clients / interviews / important events. Also, I'm not going to be the idiot who is impeccably dressed but broiling alive in 34 celsius and 90% humidity weather.
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