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Originally Posted by Irish View Post

Shot in the dark -- is anyone familiar with Hackett blazers?
I'm not. Although googling < "hacket blazer" site:www.styleforum.net > did turn up many hits. Most of them are presumably worthless, and many of the rest would be For Sale posts, but I suspect somewhere in there might be a review or two.
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It looks like this is a Hackett jacket (going by translated page), but I can't find it.  Cotton twill jacket with white buttons.
Well, a glance at the blazers and jackets featured at www.hackett.com does show several blue ones. Most seem to have metal buttons. Of course, replacing them with white buttons would be a fairly trivial matter, and quite affordable for buttons made of non-exotic materials.

I would add that Hackett's online won't ship to the US, nor does the Store Locator list anything in the US. 'Course, finding someone in the UK to act as a proxy for you might well be possible.

Then again, it's really just a slim-fitting blue blazer. It doesn't appear to be unique and remarkable in any obvious way. You could easily buy such a blazer in the US. And again, have white buttons put on it. Just saying, is all. But there's value in being able to try a jacket on before buying it, or to being able to easily return it if it's not quite right.

For that matter, are you even sure the jacket pictured has white buttons? In a photo, metallic buttons reflecting bright light can often appear white. But even if they really are white, swapping out buttons on a jacket is no big deal.
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After all is said and done, I'm back in the market for a gold-button navy hopsack blazer again... The quintessential BB blazer simply doesn't work for me because the cut is too boxy. For reference, I'm looking for a fit like that of the J.Crew Ludlow and BR Monogram, slim and athletic, and without the skinny lapel. Any names?

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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

After all is said and done, I'm back in the market for a gold-button navy hopsack blazer again... The quintessential BB blazer simply doesn't work for me because the cut is too boxy. For reference, I'm looking for a fit like that of the J.Crew Ludlow and BR Monogram, slim and athletic, and without the skinny lapel. Any names?
I'm rarely in suit or blazer, so I can get away with buying fused stuff if it fits really well... and since my Hugh & Crye shirts fit me like a glove, I'm strongly tempted to give their navy hopsack blazer a shot. Might be worth a look for you as well.
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I'm looking for sneakers/shoes to go with black jeans (slim fit, but not skinny). In the spring/summer, I'd probably just wear it with a tee but in the winter I usually wear a grey hoodie under a black jacket.

I'm currently eyeing these Puma Suede Classics: http://www.shop.puma.com/Suede-Classic-Men's-Sneakers/pna352634,en_US,pd.html#!color%3D01%26size%3DUS_7_5 but I'm not sure which color to get. I'm really partial to the Ensign Blue-White and Greenlake-White Swan, nothing too crazy. Thoughts?
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I have shoes in black, dark brown, brown, merlot and walnut. 

 

I only have a black and dark brown dress belt, but would I need additional belts for the other colors? Can I simply use the dark brown belt for the brown, merlot and walnut colored shoes? Thanks. 

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I have shoes in black, dark brown, brown, merlot and walnut. 

I only have a black and dark brown dress belt, but would I need additional belts for the other colors? Can I simply use the dark brown belt for the brown, merlot and walnut colored shoes? Thanks. 

You'll be fine, unless the belt is so dark as to be almost black (definitions of dark brown differ) but I would get something lighter anyway, just to have the option. Maybe with a reddish tone, whether or not you go full cordovan with the color.

One brown belt is certainly fine, anything brown (including cordovan, which is a reddish brown) goes with the brown, anything black (or gray, though gray shoes are rare) with the black belt.
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Just wondering what people's views are on cotton suits vs linen suits.

 

If you were to wear a casual suit, would you prefer cotton or linen? My question is purely concerned with aesthetics, not practicality.

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Thanks mate. That's actually the blog post that got me thinking about getting a cotton suit made!

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I personally much prefer the texture and wrinkliness of linen.
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Summer wedding in a (possibly unusually ) hot Oxford, UK: to wear a solid mid-blue 2button, or just the jkt with cream pants. 

Either option to wear Barrett loafers or Suitor Mantelassi  mid-brown wingtips.?

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Does anyone in DC area have experience with getting a custom-made suit at Sun Tailor (Tysons II)? I just realized that they make custom suits after buying like 5 suits from Zegna in the same mall. FML. He said it is about the price as a new Zegna suit. Wonder which is the better option. Whatever I buy from Zegna fits just right and only basic alternation is needed. Would there be a huge difference between Zegna and a custom-made suit? I am guessing for the same price the custom-made will be better but why go thru all the trouble if I Zegna fits me just right?
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Originally Posted by Mr Melanzane View Post

Summer wedding in a (possibly unusually ) hot Oxford, UK: to wear a solid mid-blue 2button, or just the jkt with cream pants. 
Either option to wear Barrett loafers or Suitor Mantelassi  mid-brown wingtips.?

Wingtips, and suit.
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Hello, I was wondering if the Allen Edmonds strand cap toes can be worn with khakis, chinos, or jeans without looking too overdressed. I assume the black ones would be too formal for anything but a suit, but how about the walnut shoes? 

 

I'm a college sophomore who just bought his first suit (dark charcoal slim fit, two button) and from all the research I've done, Allen Edmonds is the best quality for its price.

 

However, I don't have a huge amount of opportunities to wear a suit at this point unfortunately. I would like a shoe that works with a suit but also has application with khakis and possibly chinos/jeans? I'm not exactly sure. I love the strand cap but it's hard for me to justify buying them if I can only wear them with the suit.

 

Any feedback? If the strands aren't good for dressing down a bit from the suit, what Allen Edmond shoes are?

post #22860 of 30382
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Originally Posted by Aggies2016 View Post

Hello, I was wondering if the Allen Edmonds strand cap toes can be worn with khakis, chinos, or jeans without looking too overdressed. I assume the black ones would be too formal for anything but a suit, but how about the walnut shoes? 

 

I'm a college sophomore who just bought his first suit (dark charcoal slim fit, two button) and from all the research I've done, Allen Edmonds is the best quality for its price.

 

However, I don't have a huge amount of opportunities to wear a suit at this point unfortunately. I would like a shoe that works with a suit but also has application with khakis and possibly chinos/jeans? I'm not exactly sure. I love the strand cap but it's hard for me to justify buying them if I can only wear them with the suit.

 

Any feedback? If the strands aren't good for dressing down a bit from the suit, what Allen Edmond shoes are?

The strands are awesome shoes and you can definitely wear it casually. The strands go well with dark denims, odd trousers, solid colored trousers etc...

 

You definitely can't go wrong with the Strands though since it is a highly popular shoe. It's probably my favorite shoe along with the 5 aves. 

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