Do these elbow patches scream 2010-2012?
Do you think i'd be able to get them removed safely?
Thanks in advance
You have a nice bright suit, no need to look a clown to be noticed. It's a fun occasion but still a formal one, so rock a hard white shirt, or very light blue, with a nice crisp semi-spread collar, perhaps go for a regimental-type striped tie to keep the fun feel, and don't forget your pocket square - a flash of solid white if you're not sure. And you can get away with brown or tan shoes and belt, as it's primarily a daytime event, and if you want that more modern look. Polish them. Properly.
The point is you want to look sharp, individual, and like you've made an effort but it didn't take too much effort, if you get what I mean. But going all-out peacock could be considered the mark of an insecure douchebag. And then where would you be? That's right, drinking alone when everyone else has left with the bridesmaids.
Hey guys! I have a Navy Blue jacket & pants. I used to wear a white solid shirt with it, but it sadly ripped and I don't really have time/money to buy a nice new one. So, I was thinking about wearing this solid purple shirt with it. Only thing is, I don't really know what kind of tie to wear? I've got access to a lot of them, and was just thinking about some ideas for colors. Thanks!
Portland Tailor? I'm looking for both suit fabric repair and tailoring. I've seen emphatic descriptions about Abraham Lee on the east side and strong recommendations about Silvian Nita downtown. Being a fan of subtlety and not a fan of subsidizing expensive rent, I'm far more inclined to go to Mr. Lee, who is described as the "real deal" and is hidden on the east side in a dry cleaner, than to Mr. Nita, who boldly titled his downtown shop "European Master Tailor." However, all of Mr. Lee's recent reviews on Yelp have been negative, very negative. I'm left wondering if the man who worked on Johnny Carson's suits might be past his prime.
Since I value the opinions shared on this site more than those on Yelp, would anyone care to share their personal opinions about Messrs. Lee and Nita?
Thanks guys [msulinski, mimo, Subutai] being new to dressing with class, sometimes I need a little help breaking out of the old ways.
Regarding my previous post about black shoes. After much consideration and a few other threads, I finally realized what you were all trying to say. Weddings, funerals, and job interviews demand a more formal shoe. Bluchers and Derbys are more casual. Therefore, buy a Balmoral.
Does it matter whether they are plain toe, medallion on a plain toe, plain cap toe or medallioned cap toe? I suspect the medallions decrease formality, but wasn't able to confirm that via my styleforum seach skills.
"Is there a way to reduce (or eliminate) the squeaking that comes from the tounge area on calfskin shoes? Would Lexol Cleaner/Conditioner in the affected areas help at all? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!"
I don't have personal experience, but I've read here a number of times that people have had success using talcum powder to quiet their squeaking monkstraps. You might give that a try.