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What time of the year is it proper to wear linen blends(linen/wool,linen/wool/silk,linen/cotton)?I live in the northeast

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Those are usually lighter fabrics more suited to warm weather wear.


I'd probably wear them indoors in the winter if my office was hot, but it comes down to the color. Some of the ones I've seen are very summery in texture and color.

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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post

What time of the year is it proper to wear linen blends(linen/wool,linen/wool/silk,linen/cotton)?I live in the northeast

After Easter earliest, after memorial day for sure, then pack them away after labor day.

The Easter-Memorial day period depends on color for me, and you can sneak in some madras or seersucker after labor day if it is hot, and the colors are more muted.

J
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Those are usually lighter fabrics more suited to warm weather wear.


I'd probably wear them indoors in the winter if my office was hot, but it comes down to the color. Some of the ones I've seen are very summery in texture and color.

You wore Nantucket Reds in the winter!

Your opinion is null and void!

J
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You wore Nantucket Reds in the winter!

Your opinion is null and void!

J


And yet I still do. The OP asked when is it proper to do so. I never said what I did was proper, but that won't stop me from doing it again!

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I admire your spunk.

J
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And this might be blasphemous, but I really dislike super shiny black boots. If the shine is a matte black, then that is my preference. I own another pair of shoes by this brand and the leather is okay. How's the leather on your lands ends? I'm guessing it's probably comparable to these and these cost 50 bucks!

Black boots that are a little matte are very cool in a sort of motorcycle boot way. I also like black suede shoes. With tailored clothes, though, I like a pretty high shine on black leather shoes -- though I used to lean more towards a satin shine on everything. I guess I like shining shoes.

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Black boots that are a little matte are very cool in a sort of motorcycle boot way. I also like black suede shoes. With tailored clothes, though, I like a pretty high shine on black leather shoes -- though I used to lean more towards a satin shine on everything. I guess I like shining shoes.

Sure. I guess the issue only really comes up with black pants. I also have other shoes that can take a shine and I'm on the lookout for black park aves in my size smile.gif
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Time to get my first suit, parents are buying so price isn't really a problem. Anyways, I'm looking for something in dark grey that's trim fitting but not too skinny (It'll likely be worn in the South, no further north than DC). The Ludlow from J crew and Brooks Brothers Milano fit both seemed like decent bets but I'd appreciate any helpful advice/suggestions. Thanks.
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^. http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-kind-of-suit-should-i-buy
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Help!

 

I need to buy my first suit, very quickly. I have 2 days, and about 5 hours spread between the days to take care of it. 

 

I am a college student and I'm not looking to spend too much.

 

1) Is is possible to buy a suit off the rack, or will I look silly if it's not tailored? (I have a very small chest, long torso, narrow shoulders)

 

2) What color/type of tie should I buy? Are the skinny ones ok?

 

3) Do I need a vest? (I know nothing about suits)

 

This is for a "better than business casual" dress code.

 

Thanks.

post #26487 of 33297
Read this: http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-kind-of-suit-should-i-buy

Go to a store with lots of suits to try on. You're not going to get anything perfect, but you've left this far too late. Get a plain blue or grey suit. No stripes, no brown, no black. Make sure it fits the shoulders perfectly. Do as much research as possible before going shopping.
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Originally Posted by ygos View Post

1) Is is possible to buy a suit off the rack, or will I look silly if it's not tailored? (I have a very small chest, long torso, narrow shoulders)

2) What color/type of tie should I buy? Are the skinny ones ok?

3) Do I need a vest?

1. Yes, and yes, but you have no choice. You might get lucky, but you'll need to try a lot of jackets. Wear a proper shirt, button it all the way up, and only try on jackets till you narrow down your choices to the three best fits. Pants are less important and easier to fix.
2. Get a simple navy tie that is 3 inches wide at the widest point.
3. No.
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That tradition was started by that guy's great great uncle some time before the last war-

One of the most elegant couples in history.

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Nazi sympathies preclude elegance.
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