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Am I going to feel a noticeable difference in the difference of two these sportscoats?

(1) P2P 20.25, Sh 17, Sl unfinished, L 30.
(2) P2P 20.75, Sh 17.75, Sl unfinished, L 30.5.

I own the first jacket and am interested in buying the second jacket from one of our B&S sellers.
post #25622 of 33325
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

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.
Well, of course, many men regard an OCBD as being perfectly acceptable to wear with a suit and tie, so if a club collar shirt is about the same as an OCBD on the formality scale...

But the real answer is, if you feel that club collar shirts are inherently casual, then you should not wear them non-casually. True, there's no fundamental rule against wearing a club collar shirt with a jacket and tie, but if it's just not within your particular comfort zone, then don't do it. For example, there's no fundamental rule against wearing a pale pink shirt with a suit and tie, but some men simply aren't comfortable with it, so for them it's a personal rule and that's fine.

I tend not to wear club collar shirts, simply because they don't generally flatter my face. However, I've made exceptions from time to time. Only with sport coats and ties, though. Not with a business suit.
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

Are club collar shirts ipso facto casual? ...

 

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


 

Club collars kind of exist in a world of their own, and in their various incarnations have always been appropriate from workwear all the way up to three-piece suits.  I haven't seen one worn with morning dress, but it wouldn't surprise me if club collars are appropriate there, too.  Their popularity fluctuates wildly every 40 years or so.

EDIT: Just confirmed that club collars have appeared in morning dress too.  Go nuts.


Edited by deadAngle - 1/6/14 at 5:22pm
post #25624 of 33325

Thanks guys, I'll try some stuff on and see how it looks. Haven't gotten in touch with my inner teenage girl and tried on 20 things in front of the mirror only to put my pajama pants back on and go eat a pint of ice cream in quite some time, I suppose I am overdue.

 

J

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Anyone want to recommend a good website or video link showing how to maintain a good pair of dress shoes? Looking to purchase some AEs soon, and I want to know how to take care of them.

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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post

Anyone want to recommend a good website or video link showing how to maintain a good pair of dress shoes?
Take a look at the Official Shoe Care Thread - http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_50
post #25627 of 33325
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Originally Posted by Troilus View Post

Am I going to feel a noticeable difference in the difference of two these sportscoats?

(1) P2P 20.25, Sh 17, Sl unfinished, L 30.
(2) P2P 20.75, Sh 17.75, Sl unfinished, L 30.5.

I own the first jacket and am interested in buying the second jacket from one of our B&S sellers.


It's essentially one size bigger. I'm going to go with, yes slightly, but it shouldn't make much of a difference if the first jacket fits you well. If the first jacket fits you and has a bit of room, then you'll probably notice.

post #25628 of 33325
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Originally Posted by WickedKlown View Post
 

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.

 

It looks reasonable to me, but it's hard to tell from the picture.  There is a short thread on this that might help you.  

http://www.styleforum.net/t/187452/how-should-french-cuffs-fit-your-wrists

post #25629 of 33325
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


It's essentially one size bigger. I'm going to go with, yes slightly, but it shouldn't make much of a difference if the first jacket fits you well. If the first jacket fits you and has a bit of room, then you'll probably notice.

I'm not sure; it really depends on what your maximum allowance on the shoulder is. I typically wear 17.75 to 18.25 shoulder to shoulder. Anything more than that looks too big.

But the chest can be fixed easily if its too big.
post #25630 of 33325
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post


I'm not sure; it really depends on what your maximum allowance on the shoulder is. I typically wear 17.75 to 18.25 shoulder to shoulder. Anything more than that looks too big.

But the chest can be fixed easily if its too big.

 

Yeah exactly. You can't really fix the shoulders, so if those are too big the poster is outta luck. So if the current jacket is on the 'big' side of well fitting, it'll be an issue. That's almost an inch of shoulders. Quite substantial.

 

So if the first jacket is on the larger side of allowances then it won't fit.

post #25631 of 33325

Black or med/light brown laces on #8 shell shoes?

post #25632 of 33325
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


It's essentially one size bigger. I'm going to go with, yes slightly, but it shouldn't make much of a difference if the first jacket fits you well. If the first jacket fits you and has a bit of room, then you'll probably notice.
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I'm not sure; it really depends on what your maximum allowance on the shoulder is. I typically wear 17.75 to 18.25 shoulder to shoulder. Anything more than that looks too big.

But the chest can be fixed easily if its too big.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah exactly. You can't really fix the shoulders, so if those are too big the poster is outta luck. So if the current jacket is on the 'big' side of well fitting, it'll be an issue. That's almost an inch of shoulders. Quite substantial.

So if the first jacket is on the larger side of allowances then it won't fit.

Thanks, all. Very informative. I would say my current suit is slightly smallish, but that's just me rationalizing my desire. The solution is for me to fulfill my new year's resolution of lifting weights again.
post #25633 of 33325

Anybody knows why East dane considers 8UK - 8.5US in shoe sizes? Typically isn't it one full size larger? Look into its sizing chart. 

 

http://www.eastdane.com/archie-kudy-wax-wingtip-white/vp/v=1/1571030261.htm?folderID=19206&colorId=12966

post #25634 of 33325
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Anybody knows why East dane considers 8UK - 8.5US in shoe sizes? Typically isn't it one full size larger? Look into its sizing chart. 
Typically, the difference is a little under one full size, which is then rounded up to a one size difference (since the granularity of non-bespoke shoe sizing precludes any greater precision). In this case, East Dane is taking a somewhat different approach, and rounding down to one half size.

As is explicitly stated, "Sizing and cut varies between brands, so please use this chart as a general guide." Just so.
post #25635 of 33325
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Typically, the difference is a little under one full size, which is then rounded up to a one size difference (since the granularity of non-bespoke shoe sizing precludes any greater precision). In this case, East Dane is taking a somewhat different approach, and rounding down to one half size.

As is explicitly stated, "Sizing and cut varies between brands, so please use this chart as a general guide." Just so.

In other words, I'm probably a 8.5UK even though I'm a 9.5US

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