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post #24076 of 30176
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


Why not try a few thrift stores to see what they have? That's where I get my ties. Last find net a couple of BB ties. One was an irregular, but the pattern works even though it goes off the edges. Would have been nice if it was perfect, but it was 3 bucks.

 

 

I live in Vancouver, and was in Seattle yesterday when I posted that, and I scour the ties at thrift stores all the time but have terrible luck.  I ended up getting a $50 tie from Nordstrom's and looked awesome.

post #24077 of 30176
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

Grey, as previously suggested, or camel.  Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely.  What are the details of the jacket?  If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.

 

Or add dark denim and a black shirt and you have Hank Moody's outfit in pretty much every episode of Californication...

 

The evil foil to http://mantzoukaswhiteshirtjeans.tumblr.com/

post #24078 of 30176

Is there a recommended book(s) for classic menswear/style/grooming/rules/etc.?

 

I'm picking up a lot everyday on here but there seem to be some basic knowledge/rules I'm lacking.  TIA!

post #24079 of 30176
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Grey pants (not too dark) seem the most obvious choice.

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


Khaki's?

 

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

Grey, as previously suggested, or camel.  Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely.  What are the details of the jacket?  If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.

 

Thanks all for the input!

I will try khaki and maybe also a gray pant for sure! Did some browsing in some stores today and maybe olive also will work for this but I´m not sure.

post #24080 of 30176

How versatile is a light grey ocbd?

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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post

How versatile is a light grey ocbd?
Generally speaking - which means there are always exceptions - a light grey OCBD is likely to be more versatile than a dark grey OCBD, but considerably less versatile than a white or light blue OCBD.

Again, there are always exceptions. So nobody need mention that they look great in light grey OCBD's and find them to be appropriate in a wide variety of situations, but look terrible in light blue ones and have little use for them.

For me, a grey OCBD would tend to be less versatile than a yellow or pink OCBD, albeit more versatile than a green OCBD.
post #24082 of 30176
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post
 

How versatile is a light grey ocbd?

It really..just...no. 

 

Maybe I'm not seeing it, maybe I'm wrong, maybe there is someone out there who can put up a great fit, but a grey OCBD just seems to go against everything an OCBD should be.

 

I would put order of acquisition as White, Light Blue, Pink, Medium Blue, Yellow, Light Green, Striped (blue or burgundy on white), Tartan.

 

I think I own two grey shirts, out of 500ish. One is a button down collar, but not an oxford that my dad got me as a monogrammed gift, the other is a Brooks Brothers semi-spread with super fine, close together gray stripes so it looks solid gray from 10 paces. I don't think I have ever worn either.

 

The problem I think is that anything that would look good with a gray shirt, would look good with gray trousers, and you don't want to match them.

 

*** Disclaimer *** I am heavily Northeast prep influenced, and OCBDs hold a special place in my heart, so I am heavily biased. I'm not sure many people look good in light gray shirts, I tend to think of kids that work in cell-phone stores who wear black pants, and a gray shirt three sizes too big with their spikey hair and square toed clunky shoes.

 

J

post #24083 of 30176

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful (beautiful to me, even if every woman and half the men I ever meet will call it an eyesore) blackwatch tartan sport coat. It is a fine wool weave, like a blazer not chunky like a field weight one (apologies for lay terms, I really need to learn more about textiles). 

 

Of course I will wear it with jeans, and I think it would look great with a dark charcoal trouser around the holidays but I am really struggling to visualize many shirt/tie/trouser combinations.

 

Any ideas/suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

J

post #24084 of 30176

I love polo collars. I tend to wear mine unbuttoned but with a tie when I go to work. I can't be arsed to button them every time.

 

I took a bit of a risk today with what I wore to work in terms of shirt/tie combo. It's not the best picture, but I'll post one. Unfortunately, I think this shirt's a little small. I picked it up for free at some point from someone who didn't want it so I'll wear it out when I'm going to a dive bar or something so it'll get destroyed that way, or give it to a smaller coworker after I wash it.

post #24085 of 30176
I've been wanting to pair this tie for a while now. Shirt is a slightly small pink H&M make. I got it for free so whatever.



Paired with Brown wool pants and AE boots.

Edited by ridethecliche - 10/23/13 at 6:28am
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post #24087 of 30176
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I'm trying to pick up a cheap tie for a wedding tonight. There is one that looks nice at JC Penny, in their house brand. It's $17. Are their ties ok, I.e. will it keep looking good for a year or two? I don't want to buy it only to find it was $17 wasted for a tie I wore four times.

A tie doesn't degrade it will probably last 10-20 years. Jcp makes some good ties and u can get silk ones from em too. Those are fine
A bb or charbet or zegna tie isn't that much better because of brand.
post #24088 of 30176
Wait, you honestly think a Charvet tie isn't much better than a JC Penny tie?

OK.
post #24089 of 30176
I have both

Not 100 dollars better
Most people cant tell

Another thing not the poly ties the stafford silk
post #24090 of 30176
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

Cuff or not to cuff?
Cuff them if you want cuffs. Don't cuff them if you don't want cuffs.

Particularly with a trim cut suit with non-pleated pants, it's purely an optional thing. Maybe you like the look of cuffs, or think the weight of cuffs will help the pants hang better. In that case, go with cuffs. Of course, you're apparently in Oslo; I'm in the US and generally speak from an American perspective (and one biased by my age, background, etc.) in such matters. I can't speak to the sartorial standards of Norway.
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1.90 tall if it matters.
That's a fraction of an inch over 6' 2 1/2" tall, for the metric-challenged. smile.gif

But no, it doesn't really matter. Unless a man's legs are freakishly short , the "to cuff, or not to cuff" question is largely independent of height considerations. The notion some people have that cuffs will make them look shorter is pretty much untrue. Nor will wearing uncuffed pants make a tall man look taller. It's just not a significant issue. Although admittedly, if one is short-legged, a somewhat modest cuff width (perhaps 1.25 inches) than what a very tall man might wear (perhaps 2 inches), could be in order. But it would be unusual to opt for cuffs of much less than 1.25", and it's uncommon to choose cuffs of much more than 2", so really one is talking about an extremely narrow range, in any case.
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