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post #25966 of 33197
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Originally Posted by bstahler View Post

Black on black saddle oxfords with a tux...major faux pas?

 

Unless they're made of shark, with green laces.  Then you're transcending convention deliberately, possibly with a rich ironic metaphor for the great social ills of the modern age in your superior mind.

 

 

 

Otherwise, best to follow the rules.

post #25967 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

any difference between split-toe shoe trees vs. closed-toe shoe trees? On sale at JAB for $8.50 a piece and wanted to stock up.


The split toe tree may fit a wider variety of shoes, where the solid ones either fit or don't. 

 

To my knowledge that is the only difference.  For instance, Allen Edmonds offers solid type for Allen Edmonds shoes and split toe for other brands. 

 

I could be off though, any other thoughts?

post #25968 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tanasap View Post

Hi everyone, long time lurker turned new member here. I have a question regarding Ralph Lauren suit lines/pricing.

Essentially a local clothier and habadashery is having a "50-70% off expansion sale" this week. I spoke to the owner over the phone and he said that he had RL suits @ $300, which normally retail for $600-700.

My question is, based on the above, what line should I be expecting this to be? Also, if possible please specificy what the characteristic qualities of the line (canvassing/fusing, traditional/modern, etc.).
You should expect it to be Lauren by RL (green label essentially). Not even Polo RL (blue label) quality, which retails for more than $700.

It will more than likely be the same boxy, fused Lauren RL suits you find at Macys and such. If you go, have tapered expectations...
post #25969 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

If you wore a basic suit I'd feel okay saying you'll be better dressed than most dudes there. Don't sweat it.

As there's no official dress code, expect to see most of the spectrum covered. It's always entertaining to see what is considered "dressing up" from person to person.

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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

The only occasion to wear a tuxedo to the opera or ballet is on "First Night" or opening night of a run. 

A suit is not overdressed, nor are double cuffs.  You can wear a white shirt and black shoes assuming it is an evening performance. 

Have fun!  (or bring your iPhone and NFL app)

Many thanks.

J
post #25970 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

You should expect it to be Lauren by RL (green label essentially). Not even Polo RL (blue label) quality, which retails for more than $700.

It will more than likely be the same boxy, fused Lauren RL suits you find at Macys and such. If you go, have tapered expectations...

+1.

I think Blue Line/RLBL retail closer to $1,000 or a touch higher. and RLBL more like $1500.

To be honest, don't even bother. You can find those on eBay a dime a dozen for < $300
post #25971 of 33197
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post
 

he really likes gray socks?:lookaround:

Haha :) I was referencing this post (below) about gentleman's sock habits. It was a joke, saying that his socks, being grey, indicate that he's an unhappy man. I guess the joke wasn't as funny as I thought. 

 

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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post

A businessman will match his sock to his trouser color.
A gentleman will match his socks to his mood.
post #25972 of 33197
I had that feeling. I guess I am better off putting another couple hundred into a suit... what/where can I get on a budget with a $500 ceiling?

And with regard to ebay, I don't have a good enough feel for what I am buying (or even my own sizing) to be confident I am getting what I want, that it will fit and that I am not getting ripped off... although I have been looking at bluefly/gilt/other similar websites, but again, 0 confidence in buying something like this online.
post #25973 of 33197
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Originally Posted by tanasap View Post

I had that feeling. I guess I am better off putting another couple hundred into a suit... what/where can I get on a budget with a $500 ceiling?

And with regard to ebay, I don't have a good enough feel for what I am buying (or even my own sizing) to be confident I am getting what I want, that it will fit and that I am not getting ripped off... although I have been looking at bluefly/gilt/other similar websites, but again, 0 confidence in buying something like this online.
You have to get out there and try out as many suits and brands as you can. All the internet info is theoretical until you experience the actual product.

As far as your budget, Suit Supply & Brooks Brothers are the usual suspects in your price range...
post #25974 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

What does one wear to NYC Ballet? I assume black-tie is out of the question.

I saw three men in black tie at the Saturday evening performance of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center a few weeks ago. But I'd recommend you wear a nice dark suit and dark tie. White shirts look better in the evening IMHO.
post #25975 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

What does one wear to NYC Ballet? I assume black-tie is out of the question. Was thinking mid gray or charcoal suit French cuff shirt (Blue with white collar and cuffs or solid white), a dressy tie, and black captoes. Will I still be over-dressed? I'm prepared for the worst.

J

 

It's been years since I've been to NYCB, but unless things have gotten more formal over don't even think of black tie (unless it's a special event like a benefit or something).  Back in the day you'd see a range of sport coats and suits.  Perhaps even a few people without ties, probably students.

 

I expect you wouldn't be overdressed in charcoal and french cuffs, but I don't think you'd need to go quite that formal unless you want to, in which case it would be fine.

 

Don't worry about it, and enjoy the evening.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #25976 of 33197

What are people's thoughts on these boots? I have a chance to get a slightly used pair at a song (50ish?). I figure anything else will cost atleast 2-3x as much for a decent goodyear welted pair of captoes or chelsea boots. Or maybe the answer is to hold out for a pair of chelsea's since they're likely to be way more versatile.

 

Johnston and Murphy Hutchins Cap toe boots:

http://www.amazon.com/Johnston-Murphy-Hutchins-Cap-Boot/dp/B0075GMEN8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

They're made in India, but are goodyear welted. Trying to figure out if it's worth it.

 

post #25977 of 33197

I've made the mistake of buying goodyear welted Johnston and Murphy shoes.  They're shit.  Plasticky corrected grain leather, poor finish, etc.  Unless you plan on they're being beaters pass.  Put most American made shoes (haven't tried Alden, because they don't fit me) in your rear view mirror if you expect quality footwear and save up for English made shoes.

post #25978 of 33197

Oh boo...

 

I just received a pair of burgundy PA's and I was surprised at how nice the leather felt. It was way better than the JM's I have. I guess you're right. I'll pass. I wish I could feel the leather first. Some of their stuff is okay.

 

Thanks.

post #25979 of 33197
So apparently the "got a simple question" link in the graphic at the top of the CM section sends you to the SWD simple question thread. Oops. Here's my post:

Tailors - help! I effed up!

So I e-thrifted an RLPL shirt (my first RLPL for myself), and because I was in a rush, I used scissors to open the package. You all can see where this is going...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Not as bad as you probably were imagining, but still, I'm pretty pissed. The slice measures exactly 1/8" long, on the back of the collar right near where the collar folds over. I paid $25 for the shirt, it's pretty minty but it's just a low-level RLPL OCBD.

Worth it to get repaired, or is there a home method for something like this? What are my options?
post #25980 of 33197
You could turn the collar. Take a seam ripper and take the collar off the shirt, flip it over, and sew it back in. It's what they used to do in the old days to deal with really stubborn stains or fraying at the back of the neck. Since it's a button down, you can flip it without worrying about slots for collar stays or anything like that.

If you're not comfortable enough with a sewing machine (or don't trust yourself enough with a seam ripper), a tailor would probably be willing to do the whole operation for you for not too much money.
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