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I should mention I am fighting a new addiction. My old standard addiction was purchasing golf antiquities like a club owned by Bobby Jones, but since our move to Florida I have been going a little over the top on my wardrobe. It started buying 5 suits, have since added 4 new pairs of dress shoes including some stunning DiBiancos arriving in the next two weeks. I have probably purchased 12 new dress shirts and 10 new ties and 5 pocket squares and 12 new pairs of socks.

I think its time to pump the breaks but then again I think I want a new suit. Addiction?
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Which brands make jackets and suits without working cuffs?

post #23928 of 33077
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Which brands make jackets and suits without working cuffs?
The vast majority of brands do not feature working cuffs on their suits and jackets. It would be impractical to list them all.
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Is it ok to wear this collar without a tie and with a jacket? It's a spread collar correct?

 

Thanks!

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I'm looking to have a pair of Nantucket Reds hemmed. I am a bit torn between having them hemmed with no cuffs and a bit higher than no break in order to wear with boat shoes or bucks, or having them hemmed with a slight break in case I wanted to wear them with socks and a bit dressier shoe while still retaining the option to cuff them once at times when I want to wear them with boat shoes/loafers/bucks.

 

I'm in no hurry to decide since I have until Memorial Day or thereabouts to decide.

 

Thoughts?

 

J

post #23931 of 33077
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Thoughts?
"...and that's the story of why The Man from Long Island always bought his Nantucket Reds two at a time, so he could have half of them hemmed, and the other half cuffed." smile.gif

Seriously, Nantucket Reds have always struck me as inherently casual pants. And best worn after they've had at least several years to fade and gain character and lose that fresh from Murray's Toggery look. They're supposed to be worn while mucking about on boats, or repainting the trim on the summer house, or messy activities like that. Sure, you might wear them to the club, since as both red pants and timeless prep icon, how could they not be appropriate in such places? But they're not dress wear in any real sense of the word.

Now, while I'm a fan of cuffs, and have them on most of my pants, I do draw the line at my most casual pants. I think cuffed jeans look stupid. I'm sure someone out there wears cuffed sweat pants when working out at the gym, but I'm telling you they make him look like a tool. And don't even get me started on cuffed shorts, okay?

So, as casual, summertime pants, I'd suggest you not cuff them. Besides, you know you're gonna wear them with Topsiders, 90% of the time. And on those infrequent occasions when you wear them with "real" shoes, like a pair of loafers, well, it's actually kind of good that they'll be a little short. The look is kind of venerable, in a "this is how we wore them at St. Grottlesex, back in 1973" sort of way. (And there are those who might suggest that if it doesn't strike you that way, then maybe you're not the sort of fellow who should be wearing Nantucket Reds.)

Then again, I suppose you could buy two pairs, and get one pair hemmed and wear the heck out of that pair every summer for the next decade or so. And get the other pair cuffed, and take good care of that pair, and wear it with real shoes when going to nice places. But I've never gotten a pair of Reds cuffed, and I suspect I never will.
post #23932 of 33077
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

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

I'd wear grey trousers with the blazer. As for the tie, buy the nicest navy tie you can afford. Why wear crap when you can wear quality?
post #23933 of 33077
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


I'd wear grey trousers with the blazer. As for the tie, buy the nicest navy tie you can afford. Why wear crap when you can wear quality?


Or just wear CBD. You don't have to dress down just because you are a student imo.

post #23934 of 33077
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


The vast majority of brands do not feature working cuffs on their suits and jackets. It would be impractical to list them all.

I thought the vast majority of brands DO feature working cuffs, but guess I was wrong. I've looked at Boglioli, LBM 1911, Suitsupply, Corneliani etc. and they have working cuffs on their jackets. 

post #23935 of 33077
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

"...and that's the story of why The Man from Long Island always bought his Nantucket Reds two at a time, so he could have half of them hemmed, and the other half cuffed." smile.gif

Seriously, Nantucket Reds have always struck me as inherently casual pants. And best worn after they've had at least several years to fade and gain character and lose that fresh from Murray's Toggery look. They're supposed to be worn while mucking about on boats, or repainting the trim on the summer house, or messy activities like that. Sure, you might wear them to the club, since as both red pants and timeless prep icon, how could they not be appropriate in such places? But they're not dress wear in any real sense of the word.

Now, while I'm a fan of cuffs, and have them on most of my pants, I do draw the line at my most casual pants. I think cuffed jeans look stupid. I'm sure someone out there wears cuffed sweat pants when working out at the gym, but I'm telling you they make him look like a tool. And don't even get me started on cuffed shorts, okay?

So, as casual, summertime pants, I'd suggest you not cuff them. Besides, you know you're gonna wear them with Topsiders, 90% of the time. And on those infrequent occasions when you wear them with "real" shoes, like a pair of loafers, well, it's actually kind of good that they'll be a little short. The look is kind of venerable, in a "this is how we wore them at St. Grottlesex, back in 1973" sort of way. (And there are those who might suggest that if it doesn't strike you that way, then maybe you're not the sort of fellow who should be wearing Nantucket Reds.)

Then again, I suppose you could buy two pairs, and get one pair hemmed and wear the heck out of that pair every summer for the next decade or so. And get the other pair cuffed, and take good care of that pair, and wear it with real shoes when going to nice places. But I've never gotten a pair of Reds cuffed, and I suspect I never will.

Makes perfect sense to me, plus I already have one pair of normal red pants, and two pink pair.

Thanks much.

About this length? When I wear these with topsiders or loafers they just graze the top of them, and have the slightest of breaks with other shoes.



J
Edited by J011yroger - 10/14/13 at 4:26am
post #23936 of 33077
Anyone ever order from DJBennett?
post #23937 of 33077
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


Makes perfect sense to me, plus I already have one pair of normal red pants, and two pink pair.

Thanks much.

About this length? When I wear these with topsiders or loafers they just graze the top of them, and have the slightest of breaks with other shoes.



J

What an smart informalist style , makes me want to smile as well . If I had to be picky I think I would wear the trousers a touch longer to not show any sock when standing, but otherwise I think it looks great. Intrigued what did you buy in the beige suit cover ?   

post #23938 of 33077
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post
 

I thought the vast majority of brands DO feature working cuffs, but guess I was wrong. I've looked at Boglioli, LBM 1911, Suitsupply, Corneliani etc. and they have working cuffs on their jackets. 


note that not all Corneliani Jackets feature working cuffs. It might depend on the seller/haberdasher.

 

Also note that brands have different lines with different levels of quality.

post #23939 of 33077
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Originally Posted by westhill View Post

What an smart informalist style , makes me want to smile as well . If I had to be picky I think I would wear the trousers a touch longer to not show any sock when standing, but otherwise I think it looks great. Intrigued what did you buy in the beige suit cover ?   

They were giving them away at a Tommy Bahama, and so I grabbed one. I use it all the time to keep stuff in order on road trips when a full size garment bag would be too bulky.

This was just before my buddy and I went up to Newport to watch the tournament, and play on the grass.

This outfit was in the bag, and one other.



J
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Looking for a good quality overcoat. Single breasted, full length (below knee). Cashmere preferred, wool-cashmere blend or all wool OK. Needs to be warm enough for temps commonly in the teens (Fahrenheit). Bought a BB Loro Piana from an SF seller that was great but it turned out to be far too big (and smelled bad). I'm in a small town, 2.5 hrs drive to Nordstroms/BB/etc. and will probably have to do this by online purchase. Was looking at Baroni. Have to stay below $1,000 and would like to stay below $700. I might survive the cold until the day after Christmas to catch the annual BB sale but I don't know if their versions go on sale this low. I'm a 40R in their Fitzgerald fit but the BB overcoat I tried was a 40R and the shoulders were too wide - maybe I'm more of a 38R for an overcoat. Thanks in advance for recommendations.

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