Thanks for your reply. I'm still on the fence about this tie though. It's texture reminds me David Hober's grenadine garza fina, which Claghorn posed pictures of on the previous page
1. For summer I use a blue/white gingham SC with blue trou.
2. +1 on Mimo's comment. Leave them and then buy some better shirts that you can accept your brass stays. Most shirts with built-in stays are not anything special, but if you have a woodner for this shirt you could use cuticle scissors and cut a neat line on on the top of the stay and pull it out, but be aware- if you do this the collar will eventually fall apart in the washer.
Don't mean to take away from the previous question.
Im wondering what type of material and what to ask the tailor to get the look of this suit.
Notice the wider lapels, that cannot be done by a tailor I think. But the suit seems to be a bit more roomier, does it not?
And the suit also seems to have an easier, relaxed drape I would like- what material?
And gluing means no re-crafting, so your $125 shoe will not last. A few more buck$ and you can get into a Goodyear welt that can be re-soled and re-heeled many, many times and last a lifetime. So with that in mind, buy a classic that is not likely to go in and out of fashion.
What are some shoe brand you would recommend?