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post #26086 of 33197
Could somebody PM me the email of the Mr. Alden of London Lounge? I've applied for an account there because I would like to begin bespeaking my clothes but find the whole process daunting. I am in registration limbo and have been for weeks. I would like to assure him that I won't shit up his forum as I prefer listening to speaking on matters of menswear, and will continue to do so until I have something worthwhile to say.

This is not for lack of googling.
post #26087 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post
 

What are your thoughts about wearing Double Monks to the Uni together with chinos/raw denim/v-necks/OCBDs?

 

Super iGent and other people won't understand...but if I saw you I would smile.  Next to the other monkeys in sweatpants, you would almost appear to be another species (and a more evolved one, too...).

 

N.B, Obviously I'm picturing the chinos...not the other stuff...bu the OCBD and V-neck sounds like perfect "student chic" to me.

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


I'll see if I can swing by tomorrow and try it out wearing a shirt and tie. I suspect it's a hair big on me and will need waist suppression I really liked the pattern. I asked because it was a very thin line window pane, most scs I'd seen have at least 3x the line thickness do it stands out way more. I wish this one did.

 

A really strong windowpane would probably work as an odd jacket even if it were in fact an orphan, especially in a heavier/coarser cloth.  But this sounds too orphan to me.  Let it go.  The key was in your first post "I wish it was..."  If it isn't already what you want, don't buy it.

 

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Originally Posted by savvyshorts View Post
 

Do you think that combining together sweats and shorts in one is really that comfortable?

http://www.savvysweatshorts.com/

 

You walked through the wrong door.  Stay and change your life, or keep the sweat pants and run.

post #26088 of 33197
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Originally Posted by turkoftheplains View Post

Could somebody PM me the email of the Mr. Alden of London Lounge? I've applied for an account there because I would like to begin bespeaking my clothes but find the whole process daunting. I am in registration limbo and have been for weeks. I would like to assure him that I won't shit up his forum as I prefer listening to speaking on matters of menswear, and will continue to do so until I have something worthwhile to say.

This is not for lack of googling.

 

I have no opinion on London Lounge cloths one way or another, in that I haven't had any, or heard anything bad about them.

 

BUT.  The London Lounge isn't a forum, it's a subscription to a buying process for specific lines of suit cloth.  Everything you read will be predicated on your buying something there.

 

So, I'm not saying there's no good reason to join - I'm sure they're worth a try and some people there have great knowledge to share with you.  But no more than you'll find on the tailoring threads in this forum (mostly the same people, no doubt), who can also recommend suitings that are not from the London Lounge range.

 

If you've read your fill and have an idea of styles and cloths you might like, the next step is to get a recommendation for a good tailor in your area, and go talk to him. What looks good online or in a book may or may not be right for you.  Starting the process with a knowledgeable tailor will change your mind twice and back again about most things, I'm sure.  

post #26089 of 33197
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post


asinine.  do you leave the house in button boots and top hat everyday? 

No, but only because I don't have button boots.
post #26090 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

No, but only because I don't have button boots.
If you do pick up a pair, permit me to mention that late-19th century sterling buttonhooks are surprisingly affordable, eminently practical with button boots, and can be true works of art.
post #26091 of 33197

The price of servants to do the actual buttoning is becoming prohibitive, though.  

post #26092 of 33197
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Taking your suit jacket off when you get in the car, yea or nay?

J

Yea, at least if you're a seat belt wearing guy. Don't think you'd be ticketed by the style police for not wearing a jacket in the car.
post #26093 of 33197
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The price of servants to do the actual buttoning is becoming prohibitive, though.
So as to proclaim to the world that I am a modern, 21st century type guy, and a highly self-sufficient one at that, I button my own boots.

Of course, if my valet fails to keep the sterling buttonhook properly polished, I require him to watch the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey on a 19" low-def black-and-white tv.
post #26094 of 33197
Are double cuffs too dressy for a funeral?

Also, no PS, straight linen fold, or something else?

J
post #26095 of 33197

Keep the cufflinks modest, but there's no reason you shouldn't have a double cuff.  Keep the shirt plain though - no stripes or contrast collars!

 

And either no PS, or a thin sliver of white at a push. Something else?  Maybe something dark and unassuming, but that's not really the nature of a PS, so I'd stick with very clean and simple or none at all.

post #26096 of 33197
I posted a thread, but it was buried.

Can someone explain to me what "cotton drill" is, and how it differs from chino fabric and cavalry twill?
post #26097 of 33197
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Originally Posted by RyanM View Post

I posted a thread, but it was buried.

Can someone explain to me what "cotton drill" is, and how it differs from chino fabric and cavalry twill?

Not a technical answer, but cotton drill is a fairly refined cotton twill -- there's some overlap between it and chino fabrics, but it's sort of the "dressier"/more refined end of chinos, and on the heavy side for them.

 

Cav twill is wool, with a seriously heavy twill, and it's often quite heavy.

post #26098 of 33197

Having looked at thousands of black leather shoe pictures, these are the ones that I can't stop thinking of.

 

 

I found them on a photo site, no information on what shoe brand or model this is. (Photo is copyright Brian Daly.)

 

Can someone help to to identify these shoes?

post #26099 of 33197

I found one more pic, showing the sole. Maybe it helps.

 

post #26100 of 33197

Those look like run of the mill black chukkas.

I think you can do better. They look meh.

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