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post #24196 of 33197

Where can I find medium thick crewnecks in wool for around $100?

Notice the high neck.

post #24197 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TimothyShaw View Post
 

I want trousers like them. Would they would've worn pleats and not flat front? Full leg or trim?

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Pleats (one or two) or darted front (simple flat does not work as nicely as darts with this cut), full leg.  10" or more diameter bottoms, around 11" or 12" diameter at the knee.  Rise going right up to the bottom of your ribcage.

post #24198 of 33197

Today I tried on a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands at the store.  The size I tried on (9D) seemed to fit pretty well, except for the fact that, when the laces were fully tightened, the two sides of the shoe did not meet all the way along the laced part of the shoe, but instead formed a relatively pronounced V (does this make sense?  I tried to figure out proper terminology but failed).  I do not think this is because the shoes were too narrow, since in other shoes I've worn a C or a B.  It may be because I have a relatively high arch.  

 

My questions are: (a) Is it normal for the two sides of the shoe to form a V along the laced part rather than meet? and (b) if it's not normal, what, if anything, can I do to find a pair of shoes that fits?

post #24199 of 33197

Brooks Brothers Regent fit SC.  I mostly wear SCs at night going out.  I am not sure about the utility or styling on this one (shoulders and structure not casual enough)

 

post #24200 of 33197
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Originally Posted by coloRLOw View Post
 

i think so:)

 

In that case, can I have them 2 months ago, for my wedding? lol

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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post
 

Brooks Brothers Regent fit SC.  I mostly wear SCs at night going out.  I am not sure about the utility or styling on this one (shoulders and structure not casual enough)

 

 

I'd say it's a good look for a relaxed English/Irish/Scottish pub sort of outing.  I wouldn't wear it downtown to a trendy spot.  It's the green tones in it that make it 100% country, I think.

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

I'd say it's a good look for a relaxed English/Irish/Scottish pub sort of outing.  I wouldn't wear it downtown to a trendy spot.  It's the green tones in it that make it 100% country, I think.


Yes the color is one issue.  I don't know if this is coming through much on the photos but the shoulders are more padded on this jacket than a Brooks Brothers Fitz I just bought.   It might be too structured for my taste for a daytime casual jacket to wear with jeans or cords and a sweater.  It's a bummer because the fabric is very nice and I actually like the wider lapel more than the Fitz

 

Here is the Fitz

 

post #24203 of 33197

I can see the structure; it wouldn't bother me, but I have pronounced shoulders to start with, so perhaps that's why.  At any rate, I'd certainly wear it to lunch, and I don't think you would turn any heads in a bad way.  But you're the one that has to wear is, so you're the one who should like it.

post #24204 of 33197
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I have some old bespoke shirts from 20+ years ago but my neck has grown fatter and I can't do up the top button anymore. Some of the cuffs are also fraying. I lost contact with the original shirtmaker many years ago, his phone is not connected and he is no longer at his old address. If I can find a new bespoke shirtmaker, is it possible for the collars to be replaced in order to accommodate my now-fatter neck and can the fraying cuffs be replaced (provided I can find fabric that matches the body of the shirt, or otherwise, a fabric which contrasts with the body of the shirt in a pleasing way)?

Sounds like these shirts are really well loved and worn, so it probably wouldn't justify the expense to re-collar & cuff. I would keep them for weekends and maybe see if you could take to wearing a cravat, if you don't like the open neck look and want to be more dressy . Cravats in a Macclesfield silk with small madder or foulard pattern can be very elegant with a sports jacket and cavallery twill or cord trousers. Don't worry about worn out collars & cuffs, even HRH Prince of Wales is not above wearing one of his beloved Turnbull & Asser's with slightly worn appearance. Quality always shows, its not all about being immaculate ( discounting certain key occasions, daughter's wedding, job interview, state opening of Parliament etc. )  

If you really must wear a tie then try to move the button half an inch over, you can even stitch on with elastic thread if you feel really throttled .  Often the discomfort is caused by slightly enlarged thyroid gland in neck and even a bigger collar can feel throttling, that's why the cravat can be an elegant alternative. 

post #24205 of 33197

Could I fold a pocket square in 1 or 3 points style to go to an job interview, or I must use straight fold?

 

Thanks.

post #24206 of 33197
I would either go with the straight fold or no square at all for a job interview. Play it safe.

Besides, I don't like the three-point in any context. Looks too Mens-Wearhouse.
post #24207 of 33197

Since I lost my only white pocket square and the other one might not come on time, I think I'll follow your suggestion, no square.

post #24208 of 33197
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Since I lost my only white pocket square and the other one might not come on time...

Are you saying you only have one handkerchief?
post #24209 of 33197

Sorry if I make you confused, I had only one plain white PS and it's gone. I buy another online but it seems stuck somewhere. I have several other PS but all are paisley, small dot etc.

post #24210 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jipajappa View Post

Today I tried on a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands at the store.  The size I tried on (9D) seemed to fit pretty well, except for the fact that, when the laces were fully tightened, the two sides of the shoe did not meet all the way along the laced part of the shoe, but instead formed a relatively pronounced V (does this make sense?  I tried to figure out proper terminology but failed).  I do not think this is because the shoes were too narrow, since in other shoes I've worn a C or a B.  It may be because I have a relatively high arch.  

My questions are: (a) Is it normal for the two sides of the shoe to form a V along the laced part rather than meet? and (b) if it's not normal, what, if anything, can I do to find a pair of shoes that fits?
Depends on how pronounced it is. I started with a V on some of my shoes and after time the leather has stretched and the cork has sunken so the V is less pronounced and almost closed.
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Brooks Brothers Regent fit SC.  I mostly wear SCs at night going out.  I am not sure about the utility or styling on this one (shoulders and structure not casual enough)
I know you didn't ask, but the sleeves are a little short for my taste.
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