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post #23836 of 30369
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

Bought a new Samuelsohn Twill SC last week 

 

 

1. Never wear those jeans again.  Maybe not any jeans.  The only person over 35 who looks good in jeans is Iggy Pop.  And you don't really want to look like Iggy Pop anyway.

 

2. Buy better shoes.  There is a whole world of shoe-love here that you should investigate.  Even if it's Allen Edmonds to start with.  But get rid of those ugly fuckers; nothing brings down an outfit faster (bar novelty ties, and arguably, your jeans).

 

3.  Grey jackets are notoriously hard to pair - I've given this some thought as I'm having one made right now.  I also wear a grey suit jacket on its own sometimes.  If the jacket were very light, you could go dark grey flannels, for instance.  Yours seems a little darker, so try it with beige/khaki chinos, olive or even navy.  In any of those cases, brown/tan shoes are a good call.  Just not yours. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by yahey View Post
 

here in my country it's summer and i'm looking for summer shoes. i want shoes that can be used with shorts and with jeans.

 

You might prefer to ask in "Streetwear and Denim" i.e. "The Children's Section".  This is "Classic Menswear".  But if it's a classic perspective you want, then:

 

1. Never wear shorts unless you're playing sports (and wearing sports shoes), or  on a boat or the beach, or at least next to one of them.  In that case you want boat shoes, casual loafers or some kind of sandals or whatever.  If you're really cool, you'll pick a saddle oxford with some colour instead.

 

2.  Which might also work with jeans.  I dislike jeans (see above), but recognise they can look OK on some people, usually when sleeping on a park bench, but there are exceptions I will admit.  In which case, if you want shoes, I'd say a chukka or derby in suede or a country grain, maybe even with a crepe or coloured Dainite sole, would be a nice casual counterpart to your denim.

 

3.  Never say "New Balance" in this thread again. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by buchoelbrusco View Post

I finally gave up the idea of using a tux on my daytime wedding even though its what my fiancé fancies most I would have felt inappropriate so I decided to wear a tailored morning dress

 

If you're wearing morning dress, so should the rest of the wedding party.  And it's totally the right choice, well done.  However, with morning dress I'd suggest you wear a traditional tie or a cravat rather than a bow.  Unlike evening dress, you then have freedom to use a bit of colour in your tie.  Brighter ties or cravats aren't nearly as silly as coloured bow ties in a formal look.  If you're all wearing traditional morning coats in grey, charcoal or navy, against white shirts and grey, navy or buff waistcoats, there's a nice blank canvas to play with.  Still, show some restraint: you're going to be looking at these pictures for the rest of your lives, so the more classic the better.

post #23837 of 30369
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

1. Never wear those jeans again.  Maybe not any jeans.  The only person over 35 who looks good in jeans is Iggy Pop.  And you don't really want to look like Iggy Pop anyway.

 

2. Buy better shoes.  There is a whole world of shoe-love here that you should investigate.  Even if it's Allen Edmonds to start with.  But get rid of those ugly fuckers; nothing brings down an outfit faster (bar novelty ties, and arguably, your jeans).

 

3.  Grey jackets are notoriously hard to pair - I've given this some thought as I'm having one made right now.  I also wear a grey suit jacket on its own sometimes.  If the jacket were very light, you could go dark grey flannels, for instance.  Yours seems a little darker, so try it with beige/khaki chinos, olive or even navy.  In any of those cases, brown/tan shoes are a good call.  Just not yours. :)

 

 

The reply is much appreciated. I'll work on it ;) I'll probably get my first pair of 'real' shoes at the same place I got the jacket which is Harry Rosen's and who stock Ferregamo and Canali that are in my range and of whom the comments I've heard have been positive.. Any thoughts between those 2 brands?

 

Thanks Again,

-Bill

post #23838 of 30369
Can a tailor make any suit fit?

If I bought an ill fitting suit from H&M for example, could a tailor adjust it to fit me perfectly? or are there certain limitations that apply?

I've been through so many suits that don't fit me I just want to give up.
post #23839 of 30369

Yeah, forget the labels and get more shoe for your money.  Ferragamo make some decent shoes ("Tramezza"), OK/variable ("Lavoraziane Originale") and utter shit ("Studio").  But all of them are too expensive for what they are.  I've not seen Canali shoes so I can't comment, and I love the Canali jacket I'm wearing today. But I suspect that it's a similar picture - unless there's a stunning sale on, then there's really no point in paying for the label.

 

Read around this place a bit.  There are decent shoes out there for $200 or less.  There are even decent American shoes for $200 if you hit the AE sale or "Shoe Bank".  And if you're going to spend $500-$1000 on a pair of shoes, all manner of wonders can be yours.  

post #23840 of 30369

Hennree,

 

There are limits - practical if not theoretical.  My general rule would be that if is a little wide in the waist, or a touch long in the sleeve, then it's no problem.  But if the shoulders and collar are wrong, forget it, it's very difficult to do.

post #23841 of 30369

What should I do if the sleeves of the sweater are too long? Should I fold the sleeves back, front or maybe stack?

post #23842 of 30369

Give it away and buy one that fits?

post #23843 of 30369
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Give it away and buy one that fits?

 

+1

post #23844 of 30369

Does anyone know of a good tailor in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, or know of a better place to ask this question?

 

Thanks.

post #23845 of 30369

Blue dress pants.  What do you think of these?  Would they work well on their own and with a charcoal/mid grey sportcoat?

 

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/sharkskin-wool-pants-blue

post #23846 of 30369

Can I get the lining replaced on a blazer? Should I expect it be a costly alteration?

post #23847 of 30369
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post
 

Can I get the lining replaced on a blazer? Should I expect it be a costly alteration?

 

Yes you can.  I am not sure about the cost.

post #23848 of 30369

Here are 2 random questions:

 

1) What's a good source for reasonably priced men's tie for work (finance buyside)? I don't want to spend up for Hermes.

 

2) I'm looking at ordering a suit from Mytailor.com. Which fabric brands and types (thread rating, silk/cashmere/wool/etc) would you recommend for all purpose business wear, dark navy with textured stripe (not pinstripe)? Budget is $800-1500

 

Thanks!

post #23849 of 30369
Just wanted to check in with you guys before doing something stupid with my blazer.

So I went to my tailor today to dial in the sides for my navy blazer. He said it was necessary to take out the lining from the inside to taper the sides. Another way is to taper it from the back and not touch the linings on the inside at all.

He said to do it from the back is also cheaper since he would not have to take out the lining from the side and restitch. Looking for some insights. Thanks.
post #23850 of 30369

Does anyone know the approximate cost for a made to measure Zegna shirt?

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