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post #23911 of 30357
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Originally Posted by Xancatrius View Post

So the bunching that happens on the back of my thighs is due to the fabric riding up?

Maybe. We need visuals, and a tailor would be most qualified to determine the problem.
post #23912 of 30357
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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

Thanks. I'll probably for the beeswax clark's contrary to Veremund's thinking.

Please forgive my earlier rudeness, I've had my knickers in a twist all day. I'd definitely go with the desert boots. They are invariably stylish, and I also think white bucks are just OTT.

Though I'm afraid I must maintain that I wasn't asking that question. Stating which question would be more relevant is not the same as asking it. wink.gif
Edited by Veremund - 10/14/13 at 1:46am
post #23913 of 30357

I'm going to attend a student union network event, and I have a chance to meet my potential employer. And the dress code is business attire (suit + tie). 

I didn't bring my suit to the uni, but I did, however, bring a peak label navy wool blazer and suede semi-brogue oxfords. I was thinking about using the blazer, shoes (need to buy a tie) and khaki chinos to the event. Would that be unappropiate or would that be ok? I could switch out the khaki chinos with some very dark navy chinos, but i don't think it will look good, but it will certainly look more like a suit than navy jacket + khaki chinos. 

 

I think I will look better than anyone at the event, because people here dress like shit, but I don't want to stand out too much... without a suit.

 

Edit: I'm in a little bit hurry, because I don't have a tie yet. So I am going to buy one tomorrow. Should I buy a expensive high quality tie, or a cheap low quality tie from H&M or Topman or something?

post #23914 of 30357
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Please forgive my earlier rudeness, I've had my knickers in a twist all day. I'd definitely go with the desert boots. They are definitely stylish, and I also think white bucks are just OTT.

Though I'm afraid I must maintain that I wasn't asking that question. Stating which question would be more relevant is not the same as asking it. wink.gif

Fair enough. Forgive my ignorance. I think my question has been answered unanimously in favour of desert boots which is great. Thanks a lot. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully it will be more pleasant for you. Thanks again.

post #23915 of 30357
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

Looking for a inexpensive navy/white pindot tie
The Tie Bar sells such. $15. Available in 3 lengths (the extra long is $20), and 2 different widths. And in a couple of bow tie versions.

Perhaps not the greatest ties in the world, but they're more than acceptable for routine wear, and I'd take one over a used Lands' End tie, which you indicate is an option you're considering. (It's a coin toss between a new Lands' End tie, and a new Tie Bar tie.)

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=22109&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dpin%2520dot%26viewall%3Dviewall

I would add that while you're certainly entitled to wear a pin dot tie if that's what you like, I've always thought there were just too many dots for my taste on most pin dot ties. Consequently, I generally prefer a Churchill Dot design. You can see what I mean at http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12831&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dchurchill%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.x%3D0%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.y%3D0
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Should I get one from charless tyrwhitt (free with purchase of a shirt - about $50 total)
If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.
post #23916 of 30357
I was thinking about getting a blazer from J Crew, but since I'm on the small side (I'm 5 feet and 1 Inch,
about 125lbs and my chest measure just about 34), I was wondering if I should get a boys 14 or 16?
post #23917 of 30357

Any slim fitting, decent quality quilted jackets for $100 to $200? 

 

What's a a versatile color for navy and grey pants? What about something like Olive?  

 

Maybe something like this? 

 

http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/jackets/quilted-jacket-c496501p1293642.html

post #23918 of 30357
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.

Tyrwhitt makes reasonably nice shirts, it's a good deal. They're not Brioni by any means, but they're a good sight better than most of the crap you might get at the mall. Just about everybody can always stand to add or upgrade some shirt in their wardrobe. For $40, you get the new tie and a nice shirt. Considering the market he's in for the tie, the CT shirt would probably be the best he owns. That kind of purchase would be a pretty good investment, IMO.
post #23919 of 30357
Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?
post #23920 of 30357
To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?
post #23921 of 30357
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?

Opinions vary, but I think black shoes actually works with dark browns pretty well. But then, I usually wind up wearing brown or burgundy shoes with brown pants.
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?

They're usually considered a spring/summer thing.
post #23922 of 30357

Does anybody have any experience with Orciani's leather jackets? I understand that their belts are relatively well regarded but I've yet to hear anything about whether or not that quality transfers over to their clothing.

post #23923 of 30357
I like to wear either bright colored socks or socks with a great pattern. When possible I avoid matching to my suit and much prefer to match to my tie and/or pocket square. The safe route is the pants.

My suit reminds me I am working, my socks remind me that work can be fun.
post #23924 of 30357
As of a couple of months ago I moved to Florida and with the move purchased 5 new suits including a khaki two button single breasted suit.

My question. Can I wear a khaki suit year round in Florida?

Second question: I also purchased a pair of walnut and bone two toned Broadstreet wingtips made by Allen Edmonds. Does the Labor Day rule apply to Florida...what about the Caribbean and Puerto Rico?
post #23925 of 30357
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I like to wear either bright colored socks or socks with a great pattern. When possible I avoid matching to my suit and much prefer to match to my tie and/or pocket square. The safe route is the pants.

My suit reminds me I am working, my socks remind me that work can be fun.
I regularly wear over-the-calf argyle socks. Yes, even with suits.

How does the saying go? "A businessman matches his socks to his trousers. A gentleman matches his socks to his mood."
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