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post #26506 of 33081
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

Does the rule that sweaters should be folded rather than hung so that there is no gradual loss of shape over time apply equally to cotton and wool?

Yes. The issue is that knits stretch out when hung- a hanger, especially a poorly shaped one, but any hanger, will compound the problem by creating some nasty points in the shoulders.

If it's knit, fold it. If it's made of a woven fabric, you're fine.
post #26507 of 33081
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Is there a lighter weight wool for pants that have texture and visual interest that I could wear in a business casual environment?

I have a heavy herringbone pair and a tweed pair which I love but I live in a mild climate so I can't wear them enough. I got a lighter weight pair of flannel and they are nice but worsted and more refined than I want usually.

How about a open tropical weave or maybe light weight twill? Are these very refined looking or textured?

I would think you could get herringbone in a lightweight wool fairly easily, but you may be in Mtm territory there. I don't know about the specific materials you mentioned, but I'm sure someone will.
post #26508 of 33081
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

Does the rule that sweaters should be folded rather than hung so that there is no gradual loss of shape over time apply equally to cotton and wool?

If anything, stretching out of shape will be worse with cotton than with wool ime.
post #26509 of 33081
I just bought a beautiful Gant houndstooth tie, which seems to be made of wool for $2 in the thrift store.

It has 3-4 approximately dime sized coffee looking stains on it.

I'm wholly prepared to toss it in the bin if I can't save it, but want to give myself a fighting chance.

It is lined so I can't get to the back of the stain.

My plan is to pre-treat it, wash it in the sink in cold water, then hang it in the boiler room and pray.

Is there anything I should specifically use?

J
post #26510 of 33081
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

I just bought a beautiful Gant houndstooth tie, which seems to be made of wool for $2 in the thrift store.

It has 3-4 approximately dime sized coffee looking stains on it.

I'm wholly prepared to toss it in the bin if I can't save it, but want to give myself a fighting chance.

It is lined so I can't get to the back of the stain.

My plan is to pre-treat it, wash it in the sink in cold water, then hang it in the boiler room and pray.

Is there anything I should specifically use?

J



Try the dry cleaner maybe? It'll probably be like 5 bucks for them to try with the tie. And you can try your madness if it doesn't work haha.

post #26511 of 33081

Would the lapels on this suit blazer be considered too wide for a 23-year old to wear? (I'm 5'8" and slim) Thanks!

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post #26512 of 33081
As long as it isn't a conservative work environment, and you realize and embrace the fact that you are being ballsy.

Edit: They aren't quite as wideas I thought, on the wider side of acceptable. I say let it rip.

J
post #26513 of 33081

Thank you, I will eventually be a veterinarian so won't be wearing it to work hah! It's a fully canvassed Brooks suit I've found that I really like the look of, at a good price, so I thought I'd snap it up! The seller tells me they are 4" lapels.

post #26514 of 33081
It looks very nice fabric wise. I'd wear it out to a party or something fun.

J
post #26515 of 33081

Yeah, I probably would use a different tie and shirt, but that jacket looks good. Definitely go wider tie for it. If you're 5'8 and skinny it might not be the best look though, however if it fits well you'll probably be better dressed than the majority of your compatriots.

 

I'm guessing those aren't your images and are from the seller. I think you'd be better off avoiding that suit if you're pretty skinny, but otherwise it'd be okay. Not my first choice, but definitely good.

post #26516 of 33081
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Originally Posted by punit12 View Post

Would the lapels on this suit blazer be considered too wide for a 23-year old to wear?
The lapels are perfectly fine, and the jacket will only look better as the fashion pendulum swings away from its current position near an extreme represented by quite narrow lapels (and excessively short and tight-fitting suits and jackets, along with narrow neckties).

Wearing it is in no way a "ballsy" decision, and I'd wear such a jacket even in conservative settings, without a second thought. Well, to the extent that a sport coat, and not a suit, would be appropriate in a conservative setting, business or otherwise.

BTW punit12, stop using the term "suit blazer" to describe it. There are suits and there are blazers. There are even orphan suit jackets which some choose to wear as sport coats. But there are no such things as "suit blazers."
post #26517 of 33081

@ridethecliche thanks for your input; I'm not really skinny, I think I have an average build (38" chest, 31" waist) for my height. Yes the image is from the seller.

 

@12345Michael54321 thank you, I will stop using that term!

post #26518 of 33081
My girlfriend and I have been invited to her cousin's wedding in Houston, mid-March. It's a church wedding and country club reception. The dress is black tie optional. Would a charcoal windowpane suit be dressy enough? Or do I need to stick with solid charcoal or navy (since I don't plan to wear a tuxedo)? The pics below are close approximations of what I have.



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I'm in the process of losing weight and would rather not buy a suit that might only be worn once. But, if the windowpane is a bad idea, I can bite the bullet and buy a solid charcoal.

The only other suit I have that currently fits is this lighter colored brown/grey one from Brooks Brothers.

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I suspect it's too light in color for a "black tie optional" wedding. It does wear at least a shade darker than that pic depicts.
post #26519 of 33081
Because of your ongoing weight loss, the most prudent decision may be to rent a tux.

Edit: Just saw the picture you posted, if yours is as dark and subtle as that one, it is fine for BTO. Just don't wear a crazy tie.

J
Edited by J011yroger - 2/12/14 at 1:30pm
post #26520 of 33081
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post

My girlfriend and I have been invited to her cousin's wedding in Houston, mid-March. It's a church wedding and country club reception. The dress is black tie optional. Would a charcoal windowpane suit be dressy enough? Or do I need to stick with solid charcoal or navy (since I don't plan to wear a tuxedo)?
It'd probably be okay. Not ideal, maybe. But perfectly okay.

I mean, you're not in the wedding party, right? So don't worry about it.

If the dress code were black tie preferred, I'd suggest you bite the bullet and get yourself a tux. But for black tie optional, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the men showed up in suits. A charcoal windowpane, assuming it fits you even moderately well, will quite possibly leave you among the better dressed guests. (There's SF, and then there's the real world. Don't go confusing the two.)

Enjoy the wedding. Do not be self-conscious about what you're wearing. No man looks good when he's clearly second-guessing his wardrobe choices.
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