touching the lining will not damage the structural integrity of the jacket right?
I want to outwardly reflect the respect that I hold for myself. I'm in my mid-twenties and I would like to confirm or alter a few of my perceptions of the dapper style. I suspect there may be quite a few misconceptions on my behalf that needs to be properly addressed before an upcoming interview.
Please correct me if anything is incorrect. If I've forgotten to include any information then it's probably because I'm simply unfamiliar with the topic. In that case, please feel free to enlighten me.
This is what I know starting from the feet upwards -
Leather dress shoes:
Light brown shoes work with most outfits.
Black shoes are ideal for formal functions, and look great with black suits.
The accessories should match the shoes; light brown watchbands and belts with light brown shoes, black belts with black shoes.
Shoes are maintained with shoe trees and wax polish.
Shoes should last (six months at least?) before possibly needing repairs from a cobbler.
While standing the cuffs should be resting on top of the shoes, along the ankle.
I'm slim so flat-front pants are ideal for dress pants?
Suit jackets and the corresponding dress pants should be kept together. Otherwise the dress pants begin to fade with daily wear.
How important are the fabrics?
Dark gray pants or khaki's work great with a blue blazer.
When I'm taking my measures for the shirt, where should the cuffs rest when my arm is straight down by my side versus bent ninety degrees?
How important are collar types and how do I determine the collar type?
How should I select a style, color, or fabric? I'm willing to admit that I have a long standing tradition of randomly grabbing the nearest dress shirt and hope for the best.
Do vests need to match a suit jacket accordingly?
Within informal and casual parties, would a vest and a tie suffice without a suit jacket?
Sport Coats, Blazers, & Suit Jackets:
How do I determine the appropriate size along shoulders and neck?
Where should the sleeve length end?
How should I go about selecting a style such as color, fabric, pinstripes, windowpane, solid, and textured?
Are suit jackets without the corresponding dress pants technically considered blazers? I ask because my love for literature takes me to the occasional concession shop which has a variety of clothing that I've never bothered with.
I've come here out of the respect that I hold for myself as previously stated. I asked these questions out of respect for the discerning gentlemen who frequent this website.
I appreciate any constructive input.
(I've also mistakenly attempted to make another thread rather than pose my questions here. So I hope the moderators do not approve said thread.)
Hi Gents, just wondering, I personally am rather slim so I opted to go for tapered pants at the tailor.
However I noticed that there is some bunching that happens at the back of my thighs, (these are VBC 120's) I'm guessing this is rather apparent with wool, or does the same happen with cotton and other materials too? Am I correct to say that the bunching is due to the pants being too slim?
Also, for my next pair of pants, do you think I should ask for the pants to fall straighter at the back of my thighs, instead of asking the tailor to follow the contours of my leg? I do personally find the bunching at the back very very unsightly, otherwise I love the pants. Would having this "straighter" cut look weird as I plan to have no break on my pants.
Also, I find that after some hours of wear, the pants start to drop a little, so my no break pants become half break pants. Belts and suspenders aside, is this a fault on the part of the construction of the pants ie lack of a solid waistband / interlining?
Much thanks in advance.
So the bunching that happens on the back of my thighs is due to the fabric riding up?