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post #25606 of 33197

Is Shearling a good material? Have anyone own a Shearling gloves from Ralph Lauren and if you do, do you have any comment about it.

 

I am thinking about purchasing the Shearling glove from RL but I am afraid it might not do me good because the shell is 100 percent suede. I have read some comments about suede that it is a terrible material for rainy and snowy weather, which I tend to use it during the winter season.

 

Link for the gloves I am speaking about: http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24140416

post #25607 of 33197

I'm in quite a dilemma here, am looking for a casual smart outfit, will be having a dinner and heading to a little party later on

 

I'm deciding on

: oxford button down shirt (light colored)

: bow-tie

: slim dark indigo raw jeans

: brown leather brogues

 

Question is i'm not sure if jeans is the right choice here?? Seen some sites giving me the thumbs up but others saying it gives the old man 40's look,

I do have chinos that i can pair with but am wondering if jeans would cut it??

 

Would appreciate any opinions out there, thanks!

post #25608 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chacse View Post
 

I'm in quite a dilemma here, am looking for a casual smart outfit, will be having a dinner and heading to a little party later on

 

I'm deciding on

: oxford button down shirt (light colored) light blue

: bow-tie (terrible idea)

: slim dark indigo raw jeans or chinos if you want more smart than casual

: brown leather brogues :fonz:

 

Question is i'm not sure if jeans is the right choice here?? Seen some sites giving me the thumbs up but others saying it gives the old man 40's look,

I do have chinos that i can pair with but am wondering if jeans would cut it??

 

Would appreciate any opinions out there, thanks!

See my comments above.

post #25609 of 33197
Lose the bowtie, wear a jacket.
post #25610 of 33197

Thanks alot! I'll probably go for chinos and a jacket, do you guys think light brown chinos (going slighty mustard) would go well with brown leather brogues?? Or would dark blue chinos be better?

post #25611 of 33197
Brown shoes are fine with light brown chinos.
post #25612 of 33197
Shoes are fine with trousers.
post #25613 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I am a new convert to braces, and need opinions:

1. Is there anything wrong with wearing black formal braces with a charcoal suit (black shoes)?

2. In the situation that I was photographed without my jacket on, would the following textured braces and tie work OK, or would they clash?
 

No, yes, no.  But nobody  should see your braces.  Of course, perhaps you tend to take your jacket off in the office. but for me, braces only go with a three piece lounge suit and would therefore still be out of sight.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post
 

 Can I cut between the stitch to make it useable?

 

 

Yes, carefully.  Although if the tailor does it, it will be his fault, which is kind of better. :)

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chacse View Post
 

I'm in quite a dilemma here, am looking for a casual smart outfit, will be having a dinner and heading to a little party later on

 

I'm deciding on

: oxford button down shirt (light colored)

: bow-tie

: slim dark indigo raw jeans

: brown leather brogues

 

Question is i'm not sure if jeans is the right choice here?? Seen some sites giving me the thumbs up but others saying it gives the old man 40's look,

I do have chinos that i can pair with but am wondering if jeans would cut it??

 

Would appreciate any opinions out there, thanks!

 

Jeans are not smart.  Not even casual smart.  Leave them at home.  Wear proper trousers. Everything else is fine, but if you want to wear a tie then you need a jacket.  Which as you intend to be both casual and smart, is the definition you're looking for.  Don't wear a tie without one - bow tie or not - as you will look like a waiter.  Some people will think that wearing a bow tie is inherently anachronistic and odd.  Which is precisely why I have come to love them.  But they must be chosen and tied even more carefully than a long tie to avoid looking like a clownish novelty.  If you have  the balls, then  choose well, put on carefully, and wear with alacrity. :)

post #25614 of 33197
What could cause this worn out at the trousers' crotch? Is it fixable without leaving unwanted scar?



post #25615 of 33197
Your trousers are probably too tight.
post #25616 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Jeans are not smart.  Not even casual smart.  Leave them at home.  Wear proper trousers
While I wholeheartedly agree with the above, I suspect some folks here will take exception to this view of jeans.

Fine. You're entitled to your opinion. Even when I know it's a wrong opinion. smile.gif

But for Dog's sake, please don't clutter up this Classic Menswear thread, with talk of denim. No, not even selvedge demin or raw denim or close-fitting dungarees selling for $1800 in boutiques in Tokyo with rivets applied by an order of monks who live and work in seclusion on a mountaintop in Tibet.

Streetwear and Demin exists for discussion of denim. Classic Menswear is not the appropriate place to ask about jeans. Not even when you're wondering if it's okay to pair them with a dress shirt with French cuffs and a tuxedo jacket (like some pop icon presumably did on an awards show, where you thought he looked good).
post #25617 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtaro View Post

What could cause this worn out at the trousers' crotch? Is it fixable without leaving unwanted scar?




It happens. I have worn through trousers like this before. If your thighs are larger, pants, tight, gait is off this will happen. A lot of reasons for it. The only thing you can really do is ignore it. In the past I have worn through mine over many years. A tailor patched them from the inside with some cuff fabric and it was barely noticeable at all.
post #25618 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chacse View Post
 

I'm in quite a dilemma here, am looking for a casual smart outfit, will be having a dinner and heading to a little party later on

 

I'm deciding on

: oxford button down shirt (light colored)

: bow-tie

: slim dark indigo raw jeans

: brown leather brogues

 

Question is i'm not sure if jeans is the right choice here?? Seen some sites giving me the thumbs up but others saying it gives the old man 40's look,

I do have chinos that i can pair with but am wondering if jeans would cut it??

 

Would appreciate any opinions out there, thanks!

 

I think the bowtie can work if you throw on a sport coat. And I actually think that the jeans are the best choice if they're dark enough and clean enough. I don't understand why some people say you can't wear dark indigo jeans when you have already picked brown leather brogues to go with it. It's a casual dinner and a party, not a classic menswear convention.

post #25619 of 33197

I've been wanting a french cuff shirt for awhile now, so two weeks ago I ordered one. Just got it in the mail today but not sure if the cuff fits right on my wrist. I went with an off the rack to see if I like the look and feel of a french cuff, before having one made. So for now can someone tell me if it looks too big. With it on and closed I can slide two fingers between my wrist and the cuff link. If they are too big can they be made smaller.


Edited by WickedKlown - 1/6/14 at 3:14pm
post #25620 of 33197

Are club collar shirts ipso facto casual? I love the way they look and own several, but have always treated them like an OCBD, or even more casual. I never wear them with a tie, either just alone, under a sweater/sweatervest, or at most with a navy blazer, usually with jeans or non-wool pants.

 

I can't imagine wearing one with a suit, but I couldn't imagine doing a lot of the things I do now a few years ago.

 

J

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