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post #25156 of 30502
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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post

Boy did I make a mistake...

I am trying to nail down a decent option for some spring/summer shirts. Ideally I wanted a shirt I can wear untucked, and it not look too sloppy. After a brief discussion with my MTM shirt guy (local), I decided to go with a straight cut (no tail) at a decent length hitting mid zipper on my jeans with an approximate 2 inch vent on the side seams. I admit I didn't think this through very well, and upon arrival I hate the cut. They look very guayabera like, and to make matters worse bc. of the side vents (maybe being too large) the shirt flairs, and this is not doing my profile any favors.

The way I see it, either I have the side vents closed to prevent flairing, and/or have a modest tail cut.

Would love to hear any and all thoughts, as they sit now a total waste of money and time uhoh.gif  

Tuck your shirt in.
post #25157 of 30502
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Tuck your shirt in.

Yes, that is an obvious solution, but I want to wear them untucked.

post #25158 of 30502

Ok, so messing around with pairing my favourite navy blazer (it's actually somewhere between a blazer and a sport coat - it has shoulder pleats, a little pocket on the back, I got it cut a little longer in the sleeve and it will button closed at the top for cycling... all important to me since I pretty much cycle everywhere) and pairing it with jeans and a tie. I've worn it out with jeans before and received several compliments, but never with a tie.

 

I went with two knit ties: a sort of mottled grey/deep burgundy and a plain black. I'm not sure which I prefer, if either. The red is a nicer tie, regardless. Also played with loosening the tie and unbuttoning the top button, but it never looks right to me - sloppy rather than casual.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Bonus with scarf/gloves because man, it's cold.

 

 

Sorry for the rubbish iPhone photos...

post #25159 of 30502
^looks fine to me, but what do I know...

Anyway, my noob question

I recently got my first spread collar shirt from Kamakura.



I don't usually button my shirt all the way up (I leave 2 or 3 unbuttoned). And this leaves the collar looking funny. I was wondering is there a way to fix this eg Ironing the collar down or getting the tailor to add buttons so that it looks like a OCBD?
post #25160 of 30502

Answer determined.


Edited by David23 - 12/13/13 at 7:03am
post #25161 of 30502
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Thanks! Sadly, I don't have a mid grey vest and the trousers on my navy suit are at the tailors till next week.

I'll try out the ensemble tonight and see how it looks. The event is black tie optional, but I think a black bow tie would look rather out of place with the fit and will either wear a patterned black bow tie or a red paisley bow tie.


I'm excited!


If it's black tie optional, wear a plain dark suit, white shirt, shiny silk long tie, and black shoes. I wouldn't wear a bowtie for black tie optional -- it would look like you were trying to fit in with the people in tuxes when you aren't.

post #25162 of 30502
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Originally Posted by jadias View Post
 

Ok, so messing around with pairing my favourite navy blazer (it's actually somewhere between a blazer and a sport coat - it has shoulder pleats, a little pocket on the back, I got it cut a little longer in the sleeve and it will button closed at the top for cycling... all important to me since I pretty much cycle everywhere) and pairing it with jeans and a tie. I've worn it out with jeans before and received several compliments, but never with a tie.

This is a mistake. It makes it outerwear instead of tailoring. Wear longer gloves if you don't want to show shirt cuff while cycling, or throw a parka on over your jacket. It looks bad when you're not on the bike.

 

Coat with jeans is okay. Tie with jeans is trying too hard, and a bit incongruous. Never, ever do the "my tie is loose and my top button is unbuttoned thing." It's unbelievably affected to go out of the house like that. Loosening your tie and undoing a top button if you have to do something a bit physical and don't want to break a sweat is A-OK.

post #25163 of 30502
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


If it's black tie optional, wear a plain dark suit, white shirt, shiny silk long tie, and black shoes. I wouldn't wear a bowtie for black tie optional -- it would look like you were trying to fit in with the people in tuxes when you aren't.

 

It's a holiday party. I'm guessing that maybe 5% of the men will be wearing tuxes.

post #25164 of 30502
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Originally Posted by click here View Post

^looks fine to me, but what do I know...

Anyway, my noob question

I recently got my first spread collar shirt from Kamakura.



I don't usually button my shirt all the way up (I leave 2 or 3 unbuttoned). And this leaves the collar looking funny. I was wondering is there a way to fix this eg Ironing the collar down or getting the tailor to add buttons so that it looks like a OCBD?


Unbutton 2 in Europe, in the US.

post #25165 of 30502
Hi guys, a friend of mine who works at Dunhill gave me a Dunhill suit from the previous season.

Interestingly, when I checked the tags it was a Caruso tag that was Made in Japan. Does anyone have any information about made in Japan Caruso?
post #25166 of 30502

Please don't add buttons to that shirt/collar. If you wanted an OBCD, you should have bought one.

post #25167 of 30502
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

It's a holiday party. I'm guessing that maybe 5% of the men will be wearing tuxes.


Right, but wearing a bowtie with a suit in that context looks like you're trying to fake a tux.

post #25168 of 30502

Started to post this  in the AE appreciation thread but my point is more of a question than a comment so...

 

I bought a pair Mactavishes about 6 months ago. They were my first AEs and I was pretty excited. They broke-in in a matter of a couple of weeks and at the moment they feel perfect and they look (in my humble) pretty cool. I do wear them a lot. That said, after about 4 months the rubber part of the heel began to peel away and shortly thereafter the rest of the heel came completely off. I sent them to AE. They fixed them quickly and put new heels on and even sent a loyalty card for $35. Amazing right? Well, not even a week later both heels have a noticeable gap and if you press gently on the heel it pulls a little. I promise I am not doing anything weird to my shoes yet I am a little disappointed.

 

Can anyone recommend a nice wingtip in the 200-300 range that might hold up for me a little better? I like my Mactavishes alot becasue they have a pretty natural toeshape, etc. Any thoughts are appreciated.

post #25169 of 30502

Is this jacket too big? Particularly in the chest/shoulders. 

 

Wife thinks it's a bit boxy in the shoulders....and maybe a little long. It's a 42L, I'm 6'2 with 34 inseam. I know I will need to let the sleeves out (and possibly bring in the waist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #25170 of 30502

If anything, it's on the shorter side of things, but the length is fine. Definitely looks like there's some padding on the shoulders though.

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