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The nicest and most wearable of all four is:

Regimental-27-b.jpg

 

 

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top pair for me.

 

That too.

 

(Not that I was nominated to your Privy Council, but you did ask in public :) )

post #25337 of 32203
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For some reason I've really warmed to stripes


When I saw it originally I didn't didn't have much of an opinion on either tie. Seeing it again on my PC I'd say go with the thin stripe.
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Definitely plain navy or plain grey/charcoal. And stay away from peak lapels if it's your first suit.

My recommendation in order of importance:

Staples:
1. Plain navy
2. Plain grey/charcoal

Semi-Staples
3. Pinstripes
4. Window pane

Non-staples but fun to own/wear
5. Chalk stripes
6. Peak lapels
post #25340 of 32203
Is a lambswool v neck sweater casual, or can it be worn more formally? (Some people have said its casual because it's thicker than merino or casual)
post #25341 of 32203
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Listen to this man. There is nothing wrong with a 3 button, especially if it's 3 roll 2. And if you find a piece you like that fits well at a good price, you'll figure out ways to wear it if you have it.

The jacket kept going through my mind today, so just had to go and get it:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/88800#post_6807236

 

Worst case scenario it sits in my closet for a few weeks until I am totally sure what to combine it with. Think it wont stay in the closet long. Just gonna wear it with jeans and a dress shirt for now I guess.

post #25342 of 32203

This goes along with what Django posted, but is there an easy way to iron lapels to make a 3 button a 3 roll 2?

 

And @DjangoV, wear it with khaki's, cords, jeans, whatever!

post #25343 of 32203
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This goes along with what Django posted, but is there an easy way to iron lapels to make a 3 button a 3 roll 2?

 

And @DjangoV, wear it with khaki's, cords, jeans, whatever!

Here's a link that suggests with some careful ironing, it's not very difficult. http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2010/01/hard-press-re-fitting-32-roll.html

 

Can't say from personal experience, though; I've never tried it.

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So looks like he can make that 3 button behave like a 3 roll 2. I think that'd be worth a shot!

post #25345 of 32203
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Here's a link that suggests with some careful ironing, it's not very difficult. http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com/2010/01/hard-press-re-fitting-32-roll.html

 

Can't say from personal experience, though; I've never tried it.


Wait. Are you from the boston area?

post #25346 of 32203
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Wait. Are you from the boston area?

Nope, but what made you think so?

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So looks like he can make that 3 button behave like a 3 roll 2. I think that'd be worth a shot!

Except the jacket he demoed was cut as a 3 roll 2 to begin with, with the inside of the top buttonhole finished instead of the outside.  The problems you run into are in the angle the lapel attaches to the collar and the canvas inside the lapel.  The canvas, if properly constructed, is tacked onto the bottom of the lapel and no position you put it in will change where the canvas is attached versus free.  The angle of the collar will create ripples or unnatural shapes if you press it into a configuration it wasn't designed for.  I've seen multiple jackets with these kinds of lapel conversions (a 4x1 into a 4x2 as well) and unless you get a tailor to adjust the collar, the canvas, and the buttonhole finish, it will not turn out well.

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Nope, but what made you think so?

The guy that runs that blog has a store down the street from me. Haven't made it there yet, but I'll probably go check it out soon.

post #25349 of 32203
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


Definitely plain navy or plain grey/charcoal. And stay away from peak lapels if it's your first suit.

My recommendation in order of importance:

Staples:
1. Plain navy
2. Plain grey/charcoal

Semi-Staples
3. Pinstripes
4. Window pane

Non-staples but fun to own/wear
5. Chalk stripes
6. Peak lapels

 

Thanks a lot for your advice. So I'll focus on a navy or grey/charcoal suit. Which one would you prefer? Both colors are fine for business of course, but some people say navy is better for the first suit and others say you should go for charcoal. What are the pros and cons of the colors? I have really dark hair and a pretty pale skin color if it's relevant.

post #25350 of 32203

A windowpane is much less mainstream and more casual than a chalk stripe (the stockbroker's favourite).  And peak lapels are not only perfectly normal as an option, they are essential if one of your suits is double-breasted.  Just stick to a medium width for wearability.

 

But the main premise: navy, charcoal, then other blues and greys, is sound.  Along with pin and chalk stripes, and long before windowpanes (fashionable right now, but country in origin), are other textures: herringbones, nailheads etc.  But the pin and chalk stripes are more formal and "city".

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