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post #26761 of 30712
Anyone know the quality difference between these two Brooks Brothers "Desert Chukka Boots"

One is Peal & Co, made in England (by Loak)

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Chukka-Field-Boots/614H,default,pd.html

The other is non-Peal, and says Made in Italy:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Field-Chukka-Boots/MH00369,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00369_Color=BLCK&contentpos=1&cgid=0522

They look similar but I notice the navy suede is darker on one more than the other.

Has anyone experience with both of them? With the Italy one? Strange that they are the same price.
post #26762 of 30712

In general which of these are more frowned upon on SF? Tie without jacket, or suit without tie?

 

Also what do people think about getting an odd (light gray) tweed waistcoat made to use just as a generic piece, and wonder if it'd be alright to wear in non wintery months, either with a jacket or without. I think if it's light enough and somewhat subtle it should be fine? Or should I keep tweed only for winter/colder months?

 

Something like this:

 

 

post #26763 of 30712
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Originally Posted by eilay View Post

Does this suit look dated? Is the gorge too low or the lapels an older shape?
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If you are an older gentleman or really know what you like I don't think it is too bad but the trend is a higher lapel gorge now whether thin or wide. I wouldn't wear that myself at 38 as I am still trying to look stylish and wouldn't be confident enough to wear something a little off trend
post #26764 of 30712
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post


If you are an older gentleman or really know what you like I don't think it is too bad but the trend is a higher lapel gorge now whether thin or wide. I wouldn't wear that myself at 38 as I am still trying to look stylish and wouldn't be confident enough to wear something a little off trend

Haha I'm under 20 so I guess that's a no go for me.

post #26765 of 30712

It's not trendy, and the presence of a fifth sleeve button is questionable, but that's a very standard cut and you'd likely be able to wear it for a really long time.  When lapel gorges return to standard height in a few years' time you'll likely want to pass on/throw out all the jackets you own except for that one.

post #26766 of 30712
There is no reason not to wear that suit. The gorge is fine, regardless of your age. If the fifth sleeve button bothers you, get it removed (assuming non-working buttonholes)
post #26767 of 30712
What is garment-dyed, and why does this suddenly appear here and there - duchamp and BB - is it obligatory to announce, or cannot be concealed from the buyer, and must be stated, and is it merely to manufacture more cheaply?
post #26768 of 30712
I think the jacket is very good. Five buttons is no problem, on the contrary, a little eccentric.
post #26769 of 30712
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Nonsense that he likes the collar?

No of course, that you couldn't wear a four in hand tied knot with a cutaway color.

Although when I think about it, his GC's comment is complete nonsense too. I've never seen any comment from GC where he doesn't like something. The collar and tie are fine.
post #26770 of 30712
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Originally Posted by eilay View Post

Haha I'm under 20 so I guess that's a no go for me.

I'm 32 and I'd wear the hell out of that. It's probably wear it as a suit, or with jeans. Likely not with odd trousers.
post #26771 of 30712
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

There is no reason not to wear that suit. The gorge is fine, regardless of your age. If the fifth sleeve button bothers you, get it removed (assuming non-working buttonholes)

this. Gorges so high they literally sit ON TOP of one's shoulder just look asinine. They look that way now and will even more so in a couple years.
Edited by Kid Nickels - 3/1/14 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

this. Gorges so high they literally sit ON TOP of one's shoulder just look asinine. They look that way now and will even more so in a couple years.

Lapel gorges higher than this seems standard of Italian suits and traditional American ones no? To me the lapel in question looks typical of the early 1990s and is not trad American either.
post #26773 of 30712
That's for cold weather because of the cloth of the waistcoat. I think suit without tie is good. I don't wear ties.
post #26774 of 30712
^ no it's not and true they can be higher.... it's just I've seen some posters recently with gorges, as I said, almost ON TOP of the shoulder. Ridiculous.
post #26775 of 30712

Just curious:

 

Can an SC/odd trouser combo in two different shades of grey work at all? If yes (big "if") would it be better for the darker shade to be on top or bottom?

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