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post #22696 of 30604
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Shirt and tie definitely, not a fan of the square though.

That was my hang up as well, any suggestions for a matching summer-esque PS other than white? I suppose I alternatively, I could go purple tie/ yellow ps?
post #22697 of 30604
Yellow is not a color I would wear for a PS at all. White would work well, or cream. With a different color tie (say, navy) you could get away with some sort of burgundy pattern.

Squares are hard, and I'm by no means an expert. Avoid solid or solid-like colors (aside from white/cream), or anything in a tie-like pattern. Large scale patterns that when puffed are not recognizable for the pattern (e.g. the famous Rubinacci Victory square) work well.
post #22698 of 30604
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Does this work with a med grey suit?
Count me among those who vote against the pocket square.

And sweet zombie Jebus, is there some law where you are making it a crime to iron your shirt? Because that thing's go more wrinkles than a litter of Shar Pei puppies.
post #22699 of 30604
Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


And sweet zombie Jebus, is there some law where you are making it a crime to iron your shirt? Because that thing's go more wrinkles than a litter of Shar Pei puppies.

Haha, I just pulled it out of the closet for color.
post #22700 of 30604

Hi,

Having recently purchased the attached pair of shoes, I have a few questions regarding proper maintenance, as this is my first couple of cognac or brown colored shoes, actually.

 

I would like to make sure to maintain the overall relatively bright color of the shoe for now, so I'm thinking a light brown or light tan polish would do, as long as it's not darker than the current color. Would this maintain the current finish, including the somewhat darker tip? Alternatively, I could probably use a somewhat darker brown for the front part..

Does that sound about right?

 

And secondly, I do like the black contrasting part in the back and the stitches in gerenal. What's the best way to take care of these areas without applying any of the brown color here? Use some neutral polish around these areas? Just being very careful around these areas when applying a light tan polish? Or rather leave them as they are without polishing these spots?

 

Many thanks for your advice on these rather novice questions!

 

post #22701 of 30604

What shoe is that? I can't give you advice but I'll say I dig the shoe. Most of it.

post #22702 of 30604
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Does this work with a med grey suit?

(Light blue shirt, Burgundy grenadine tie, yellow/gold PS)

You've been here since 2010 and you ask if a blue shirt and burgundy grenadine tie go with a grey suit.

 

Get out.

 

(real talk, the pocket square should stand out without standing out too much. This square stands out too much. It asks for something else from the shirt AND jacket. Get a white cotton square to go with the grenadine, blue and grey. That's what they scream for)

 

(edit for clarity: I need to rephrase. The PS doesn't ask anything, it's everything else that does the asking. If the PS is the loudest, after you have it all on, it needs to go. That's my view. It can be equally as loud, but not the loudest. The tie, shirt and jacket scream for simplicity. That's not simplicity.)

post #22703 of 30604
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

What shoe is that? I can't give you advice but I'll say I dig the shoe. Most of it.

That's a Floris van Bommel (Model #14095/00, I think).

post #22704 of 30604

A quick google on the brand doesn't show much. But I really do like the last shape and the shoe design. Excluding the stitching and weird thing in the back. And the laces. I'd sport those no problem.

post #22705 of 30604

http://www.florisvanbommel.com/en/catalogue/9/2?p=2

 

I'm not sure if they sell those in the US, though.
Van Bommel (of which "Floris van Bommel" is an offspring) is a rather classy brand here in Europe, I think.

 

Anyways, anyone with some advice on how to take care of them (probabaly that's a very easy and basic answer :) ).

post #22706 of 30604
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Originally Posted by friteuseur View Post

http://www.florisvanbommel.com/en/catalogue/9/2?p=2

 

I'm not sure if they sell those in the US, though.
Van Bommel (of which "Floris van Bommel" is an offspring) is a rather classy brand here in Europe, I think.

 

Anyways, anyone with some advice on how to take care of them (probabaly that's a very easy and basic answer :) ).

Well, good looking pair of shoes. 

 

Search for the shoe care thread. It's got pages and pages. Just read from the start, the first few pages. It'll have some tutorials on it. I personally use Glen Karen but not many here do. I am satisfied with it. And Glen is more than helpful with any shoe care questions I have.

http://glenkarencare.com/gkcp/

 

eta: here's his blog. Herein lies proof of knowledge.

http://oldleathershoe.com/wordpress/

post #22707 of 30604
SHABAMALAM. Long time lurker.

Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better? If any. I kinda want to rock a popping tie on a dark shirt but having a hard time determining how I want to pull it off. Think of this under a light grey linen/wool suit jacket.





If neither work I appreciate any direction.

Forgive me for the shitty PS job it was really quick biggrin.gif

Cheers.
post #22708 of 30604
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

You've been here since 2010 and you ask if a blue shirt and burgundy grenadine tie go with a grey suit.
I've noticed a recent increase in the frequency of questions along the lines of, "This is my white shirt. What suit and tie (and belt and socks and shoes and pocket square and underwear and wristwatch) go with it?"

Tough to chalk it up to recent college grads worried about how to dress for their first "real" job interviews, since sometimes the questioner has a hundred or more posts to his credit, and has been a member here at SF for some time.

It's strange, all right. But I genuinely try to be polite and helpful. I admit sometimes I fall short of that goal, but I do try.

Oh well, they're still better than the threads where the OP explains that he's getting married in 2 weeks, and his bride and her mother and their wedding planner have ordered him to go suit shopping at the mall with his groomsmen, presumably because if bridesmaids have to wear identical unflattering dresses, fairness dictates that groomsmen should likewise have to wear identical ugly suit uniforms.

So where at the mall can he find fully canvassed ultra-slim green suits w/grey pinstripe, available in a sufficient size range so as to accommodate both his future brother-in-law (who's 6'2", 310 lbs., and wore a size 54T when he last bought a suit in 1998) and his best friend from college (who is 5'4", 110 lbs., and wears a size 34S)? (The suits have to be green and grey, because he and his bride are huge Harry Potter fans, and everyone at the wedding must wear Slytherin house colors.) And is it okay to wear identical sandals, because he's already 6" taller than the bride, and she doesn't want him to wear shoes with heels, lest he tower over her and make her look short in the wedding video? Besides, sandals will make the suits look less formal, which he likes.
post #22709 of 30604
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I've noticed a recent increase in the frequency of questions along the lines of, "This is my white shirt. What suit and tie (and belt and socks and shoes and pocket square and underwear and wristwatch) go with it?"

Tough to chalk it up to recent college grads worried about how to dress for their first "real" job interviews, since sometimes the questioner has a hundred or more posts to his credit, and has been a member here at SF for some time.
 

I want something challenging.

 

Quick, help me - what jacket and ascot should I wear with this? Don't bother with pants, I will not be wearing any.

 

post #22710 of 30604
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Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better?
The second is less distasteful than the first, although even the second shirt is still darker than I prefer for a dress shirt. Dress shirts needn't be white, but the vast majority of the time, a pale colored dress shirt looks better than does a dark dress shirt. The former is... classic. The latter is... worn by mid-level lieutenants in Tony Soprono's crew, and the worst dressed of New Jersey's used car dealers. Not that one should stereotype, of course.

I appreciate that you want the tie to pop, but it's possible to get this effect even without making the mistake of opting for a dark shirt. And if it pops a little less against a pale blue shirt than against a darker blue shirt, well, when it comes to popping (as with so many things in life), more is not necessarily better.
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