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post #22081 of 33195

I don't think you need to be brave for brown/rust. Those are excellent colors for a tie.

 

I was hunting all over for a black silk knit until I realized I was wasting time. I've got some knits that I want to basically get rid of. I didn't know about Grenadines when I was dropping money on the knits.

post #22082 of 33195

On a more serious note..

 

I'm trying to build up my jackets and I've only got two right now. A linen houndstooth (blue) and a navy patch pocket blazer coming in tomorrow. Both Kent Wang as I have my fit dialed in. I was thinking another staple jacket would be some kind of brown. I didn't really want a non-patterned brown and not many of the decently priced suits at Kent Wang have a pattern I'd like (or at least, have the eye for yet, as I am quite stubborn). Something like another houndstooth or decently sized windowpane. If you have the time, do you see any patterns you would suggest for another staple blazer at Kent Wang?

 

eta for laziness:

 

http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits/

 

eta2:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8079860522_9c05aa8a1f_o.jpg

TR7100. Eh? Or does that look too warm?

post #22083 of 33195
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Dr Mimo, holy macaroni and cheese! You're good. It's 42mm. http://www.authenticwatches.com/tag-heuer-link-cjf211a-ba0594.html#.UbDv0OfjdRc

Wow, I never thought of my watch as a big watch. I am an idiot. Yes, I wear 15.5 shirts LOL. Guess I'll fatten up just so I can wear this watch...errrrr...just get a new watch.

If you ever get into made-to-measure shirts, one of the things they do is measure you with your watch on so you won't have this issue. Just an FYI.
post #22084 of 33195
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

On a more serious note..

I'm trying to build up my jackets and I've only got two right now. A linen houndstooth (blue) and a navy patch pocket blazer coming in tomorrow. Both Kent Wang as I have my fit dialed in. I was thinking another staple jacket would be some kind of brown. I didn't really want a non-patterned brown and not many of the decently priced suits at Kent Wang have a pattern I'd like (or at least, have the eye for yet, as I am quite stubborn). Something like another houndstooth or decently sized windowpane. If you have the time, do you see any patterns you would suggest for another staple blazer at Kent Wang?

eta for laziness:

http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits/

eta2:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8079860522_9c05aa8a1f_o.jpg
TR7100. Eh? Or does that look too warm?

This is the one I will get eventually:

http://www.kentwang.com/suits/brown-glen-plaid-red.html
post #22085 of 33195

It's nice but for some reason I REALLY want another houndstooth. I think houndstooth is generally easier to dress down. Most of my stuff is built for classic-casual.

post #22086 of 33195

You are a lazy bastard.

 

As you're all blue so far, let's not go there.

 

But houndstooth is great - try grey or tan, or somewhere in between.  A windowpane is maybe a bit less versatile but I like them; ditto a glen check.  But the ones I like most from a brief look tend to be blue again.  So maybe try a gun club-type check, in this case also a houndstooth.

post #22087 of 33195

That's pretty nice, I like that a lot. You don't like the one I linked you to at all? Or just the gun-club more?

 

And why is it called gun-club?

post #22088 of 33195

Can anyone tell me which Zegna line this suit is from: http://net-a-face.com/Men/ERMENEGILDO_ZEGNA_for_Men_slim_suit_69436.html

 

Does that seem like a reasonable price for that suit?

post #22089 of 33195

Sorry I didn't get that you had one in mind.  Yes, I like it.

 

And I've no idea, look it up.

post #22090 of 33195

Thanks for your help man. I'll decide between your gun-club check or my suggestion (or both) in a month or so when I'm allowed to spend again. :-D

post #22091 of 33195
I bought these Allen Edmonds Park Avenues for $100 on a whim. But suddenly having a mild panic about if I made the right decision.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MENS-PARK-AVENUE-OXFORD-BLACK-LEATHER-8-D-MEDIUM-325-/360668948128?nma=true&si=vbHyiZISTZTQbzt%252F1ctXSv%252FFYqg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

What do you guys think?
post #22092 of 33195
They look to be in good condition, and thats a fair price. Dont sweat it.
post #22093 of 33195
thanks. the reassurance helps ... a lot. itll be my first pair of black shoes.
post #22094 of 33195
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

1. Navy w/ White dots...something like this http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-silk-churchill-dot-necktie~149004_291.html
2. Burgundy Grenadine 
3. Black silk knit

Would these work with a navy and charcoal/gray suit w/ white and blue shirts?
#1 is okay, although a comparable tie from The Tie Bar would cost you 1/3 as much. Not that The Tie Bar's ties are necessarily world class super deluxe neckwear, but neither are Lands' End ties. (Both are perfectly adequate, however.) And the navy on the LE tie looks a little off to me. Might just be a bad pic, or my monitor. I agree with Mimo in that a microdot might be somewhat more to my liking, but I don't regard the LE Churchill dot as being in any way inappropriate for the office.

#2 is fine.

As for #3, I like silk knits just fine. I don't hate black ties, either. But if I only had 3 ties, I don't think I'd make one of them a black silk knit; it'd maybe be in my top dozen, but not my top three. And, as I mentioned already, I prefer pairing the relative informality of a knit tie, with the relative informality of a buttondown collar. Whereas you indicated you'd be wearing more formal, spread collar shirts.

I'll add that if you're likely to be wearing ties with any real frequency, buying more than 3 might be a good idea.
post #22095 of 33195
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Edited by GuP - 6/12/13 at 6:59am
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