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post #22711 of 30494
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Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




If neither work I appreciate any direction.

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

Cheers.

Neither. Sorry. Burn the black shirt.
post #22712 of 30494
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

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.
Awesome thanks.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Neither. Sorry. Burn the black shirt.
Navy navy navy.


Thanks for the thorough replies. You guys rock.
post #22713 of 30494
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomhak View Post

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.

This is a very newb question for someone who has been on this board for 5 years. Also, for some reason, you seem to be taking the comment to burn the black shirt as an endorsement for the navy one. Please burn both.
post #22714 of 30494

The "black" one IS navy, but neither is great.

post #22715 of 30494
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Originally Posted by Cubits View Post

The "black" one IS navy, but neither is great.
Ah, I see what he meant. I still stand by my comment to burn both.
post #22716 of 30494

I think they'll be waaaay too dark for a light grey suit, at least in a solid colour. In a gingham it could be pulled off.

post #22717 of 30494
nomhak - I neglected to mention before, that those shirts have really wide spread collars. With collars like that, you might want to give some serious consideration to a knot a little more substantial than the four-in-hand shown.

I admit, I'm not any great expert on such collars, as I don't generally care for them. They just don't flatter me, is all. But I do know that if I were to wear such a collar, I'd probably go for a half-windsor knot.
post #22718 of 30494
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

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/

Thanks, I will be having a look into that.

post #22719 of 30494

Do cotton navy blazer + med gray wool trousers work in a casual business setting? 

 

the jacket, 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sportcoatsandvests/UnconstructedLudlowSportcoats/PRDOVR~56083/56083.jsp

post #22720 of 30494
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Originally Posted by docka View Post

Do cotton navy blazer + med gray wool trousers work in a casual business setting? 

 

the jacket, 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sportcoatsandvests/UnconstructedLudlowSportcoats/PRDOVR~56083/56083.jsp

 

I think that is fine for a casual business setting, but I would reconsider the wool trousers. Are these plain worsted? If so, I think they are too formal for a cotton jacket. I would go with something that has a bit of texture, like linen.

post #22721 of 30494
Anybody know where I can get this shirt or a similar shirt? Much thanks in advance.

post #22722 of 30494

I think that's Streetwear and Denim.

post #22723 of 30494

Longtime lurker; just started posting yesterday.

 

I'm looking for a fairly low-priced, lightweight wool suit.  I'd consider spending more than $500, but probably not much more unless one really wins me over (I'm a government attorney with a lot of student loan debt).  The two suits that I currently have in my rotation are Abboud (I think I found them both on Gilt or something), but I feel like I need something a tad bit lighter for the Texas summer.  

 

I'm stuck on labels, however.  Is there by chance any amount of consensus around these parts on who makes a superior, lower-priced suit?  This week I'm looking at the Nordstrom's anniversary sale, and I've just begun checking out eBay.  I was looking at Boss; until I came across a thread here claiming that Boss is generally viewed as overpriced (and there do seem to be similarly priced suits that are made in the U.S., although I'm not sure this matters).  Could someone give me a few quick ideas, or perhaps point me in the direction of a pertinent thread I might have missed?  

 

(and I apologize if this isn't an appropriate question for this thread)


Edited by UTfootball747 - 7/11/13 at 5:48am
post #22724 of 30494
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Originally Posted by swaggerisaliability View Post

Anybody know where I can get this shirt or a similar shirt? Much thanks in advance.
 

 

clothesforuttertwats.com

post #22725 of 30494
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Originally Posted by UTfootball747 View Post

Longtime lurker; just started posting yesterday.

I'm looking for a fairly low-priced, lightweight wool suit.  I'd consider spending more than $500, but probably not much more unless one really wins me over (I'm a government attorney with a lot of student loan debt).  The two suits that I currently have in my rotation are Abboud (I think I found them both on Gilt or something), but I feel like I need something a tad bit lighter for the Texas summer.  

I'm stuck on labels, however.  Is there by chance any amount of consensus around these parts on who makes a superior, lower-priced suit?  This week I'm looking at the Nordstrom's anniversary sale, and I've just begun checking out eBay.  I was looking at Boss; until I came across a thread here claiming that Boss is generally viewed as overpriced (and there do seem to be similarly priced suits that are made in the U.S., although I'm not sure this matters).  Could someone give me a few quick ideas, or perhaps point me in the direction of a pertinent thread I might have missed?  

(and I apologize if this isn't an appropriate question for this thread)

BB offers a very lightweight fully canvassed BrooksCool suit which can be bought on sale for less than $500. These are a wool blend (very small percentage synthetic) and are made in China. Not all BrooksCool is as lightweight as these. Look for the "Full Canvas" label on the inside.
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