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post #22036 of 33186
That's going to depend on how much cuff you have before the buttonholes... Probably very little unless your tailor takes it in from the armhole, which is both expensive and fraught with danger.

This is why pre-cut buttonholes are a terrible idea.
post #22037 of 33186

Pocket square color to match with which article or clothing?

post #22038 of 33186
Pocket square should not match anything. Doing so makes you look like you got a matching tie-PS set from Mens Wearhouse.
post #22039 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Namelesshan View Post

Quick question:

What is the most you can shorten on a sleeve of a blazer/sport coat?

I think I need to shorten around 3 inches. It has a working cuff.

Thanks in advance


Whoo- that's a lot.  Ask over in the Tailors thread.  Someone there might be able to give you an answer. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/3360

post #22040 of 33186

What should be my first 2-3 ties to be wore in an architect/interior design firm/office? 

Looking at a navy grenadine and a black+navy silk knit tie. Would those be appropriate for the setting? 

Most likely going to be wearing these with a spread collar shirt. Also, french cuff or barrel cuff? Thanks!

post #22041 of 33186
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

What should be my first 2-3 ties to be wore in an architect/interior design firm/office? 

Looking at a navy grenadine and a black+navy silk knit tie. Would those be appropriate for the setting? 

Most likely going to be wearing these with a spread collar shirt. Also, french cuff or barrel cuff? Thanks!

I would say a navy grenadine, black knit, and maybe a repp stripe tie with some navy and silver would be nice. I would go with barrel cuffs.
post #22042 of 33186

I would say you can't be black and blue all the time. I'd leave black out altogether perhaps.  Burgundy, dark navy, dark brown, variety of textures if solid, and perhaps at least one with a small, neat, subtle pattern.  And a safe white fold handkerchief offering a quarter-inch line over your breast pocket.

 

I'd also go barrel cuffs; you might find double cuffs awkward while working if you're not used to them, and if nobody else wears them and you're just starting out, you might seem to be trying too hard.

post #22043 of 33186
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

What should be my first 2-3 ties to be wore in an architect/interior design firm/office?
That's it's an architect/interior design firm/office isn't particularly relevant. Admittedly, there can be a significant amount of variation in terms of what's recommended for a core wardrobe of 2-3 neckties, but here are a few suggestions:

1. Navy tie. Either solid, or with small white dots. (Stripes, if you dislike solids and dots.)
2. Burgundy tie. Either solid, or with small white dots. (Stripes, if you dislike solids and dots.)
3. Either a small geometric print, in blue, red, dark green, or gold. Or a solid textured tie, in dark silver or light/medium grey.

Again, there can be lots of variation, but the above are some reasonable possibilities.
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Looking at a navy grenadine and a black+navy silk knit tie.
A solid navy grenadine would be fine, if that's what you like.

A silk knit tie could be okay, although black and navy wouldn't be my first choice. Not that there's anything inherently awful about a black and navy silk knit tie, it simply wouldn't be in my top 2 or 3 picks. Particularly not if one of the other 1 or 2 ties were a navy grenadine.
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Would those be appropriate for the setting?
The ones I mentioned would be appropriate in most settings where the wearing of a necktie is appropriate.
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Most likely going to be wearing these with a spread collar shirt.
While I like silk knit ties well enough, I find that their relative casualness (by tie standards) means they work best with buttondown collar shirts (these being casual shirts, by dress shirt standards). I acknowledge that some people dislike the idea of wearing buttondown collar shirts with suits. I don't entirely agree, although I do recognize that with some suits and in some situations a more formal dress shirt can be a much better choice. Still, something you may wish to keep in mind.
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Also, french cuff or barrel cuff?
I wear both, with that morning's choice dependent on exactly what else it is I'll be wearing, the situations in which I expect to find myself over the course of the day, and mostly my mood. (My choice of socks is made in largely similar fashion.)

Personally, if your cufflinks aren't small and understated, I'd just as soon you forgo the French cuffs. I get that some people think it's great to wear "fun" cufflinks, that will attract some attention and get noticed.

But I'm not one of those people.

In fact, you know what? Since you're asking which should be your first 2-3 ties, and seeking advice on which sort of shirt cuffs to wear, I'm thinking that maybe you're not somebody who has been wearing suits and ties on a daily basis for years. (Otherwise, you'd probably already own an assortment of ties, and know which sort of shirt cuffs you prefer.) Such being the case, go with what is, in the United States (assuming that's where you will be working), the more common and "simpler" cuff type - barrel cuffs. Once you've gotten more comfortable wearing suits and ties, then you can experiment with French cuffs. It's not like anybody at your firm is going to be offended that you're wearing barrel cuffs.

And since you ask about ties, let me just toss in this reminder that if a man is wearing a necktie, he ought to be wearing a suit or sport coat, as well. (A sweater may be an acceptable alternative, if seasonally appropriate.) The shirt+tie look, with no jacket over it, is held by many (including me) to be unprofessional and unattractive. Just saying.
post #22044 of 33186

^ Thank you for the in-depth answer(s) to my question(s).

Appreciate it.

A navy grenadine is probably going to my first choice for tie.

post #22045 of 33186
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

^ Thank you for the in-depth answer(s) to my question(s).

Appreciate it.

A navy grenadine is probably going to my first choice for tie.

samhober.com

 

Do it.

 

You'll love it forever.

 

And if you're in the US, barrel cuff and nothing else for workwear unless you're higher up.

 

I've always looked at it as you need to kind of 'earn' french cuffs and double breasted suits.

 

Earn: Very successfull, high level people oriented job.

post #22046 of 33186
I'm selling a 7-fold navy grenadine, link in sig, if you're interested shoot me a PM
post #22047 of 33186
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Originally Posted by BioShenanigans View Post

I signed up on this site to ask you fashion experts if you can pinpoint the brand/model of this black jacket:

 

 

Pictured above is what Andrew Garfield wore in the movie "The Social Network". If anyone can pinpoint the make of this jacket I would reeally appreciate it. I really like the look of it.

Somebodys gotta have a clue!

post #22048 of 33186

My Marc Jacobs wool/cashmere hoodie rubbed off onto my peacoat. I thought that it would stop eventually but it is still happening after two months. Is the MJ hoodie overpriced crap? Is it normal to have so many tiny fibers fuzzing, pilling, and rubbing off? Is there some way that I can clean the peacoat without taking it to the dry cleaners, or picking out fibers by hand?

post #22049 of 33186

Regarding two pairs of shoes:

1. I slathered this first pair with Saphir conditioner and wax and now it stinks of turpentine. I've had people move away from me on the bus and its never happened before I started wearing these shoes. Has anybody else experienced this? (warm weather + turpentine smell)

2. My second pair smells like leather and dye. I expect similar results...

 

What can I do to minimize the turpentine and leather dye smell.

post #22050 of 33186
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post

Regarding two pairs of shoes:
1. I slathered this first pair with Saphir conditioner and wax and now it stinks of turpentine. I've had people move away from me on the bus and its never happened before I started wearing these shoes. Has anybody else experienced this? (warm weather + turpentine smell)
2. My second pair smells like leather and dye. I expect similar results...

What can I do to minimize the turpentine and leather dye smell.
I don't know I actually like the smell. It's never been overbearing though, but then again I've never slathered it on.
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