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I went with my regular Nike sneaker size (US9), in retrospect the boots probably stretched out too much, as they were pretty snug when I first wore them. The insole on the right foot pair is coming off too.

No big deal, I got them for $148 Canadian from $240. I'll go with an English-made Chelsea when I get some more money next time.

Try to put in an insole? That might help.
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Try to put in an insole? That might help.


They're still comfortable, I don't plan to keep them 5 years anyway.

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Starting to worry about my summer wardrobe (since I never bothered to build one in the past). I recall having an unstructured off-white linen jacket stashed away. What kind of trousers would go well with that (style, fabric/texture)?
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Linen / cotton trousers in practically any other colour depending on shirt choice and braveness.
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Linen / cotton trousers in practically any other colour depending on shirt choice and braveness.
Thanks, I was indeed thinking of cotton. Linen on linen seems a bit to matchy texture-wise.
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Thanks, I was indeed thinking of cotton. Linen on linen seems a bit to matchy texture-wise.

When it's really hot it's all you really can wear. I actually much prefer linen with linen as when the fabric of the jacket starts (or vice versa) to look wrinkle it looks quite sloppy against the still uniform fabric of the trousers (or jacket, as above) if they are in cotton.
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When it's really hot it's all you really can wear. I actually much prefer linen with linen as when the fabric of the jacket starts (or vice versa) to look wrinkle it looks quite sloppy against the still uniform fabric of the trousers (or jacket, as above) if they are in cotton.

+1. Not to mention that the cotton trousers will wrinkle as well, but look sloppy themselves as cotton doesn't wrinkle in nearly as 'attractive' a manner as linen does - its appearance is clearly the nature of the fabric, which you're wearing due to the heat, whereas the appearance of cotton is simply that you don't care that your garment is wrinkled.

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Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I saw the SS Washingtons earlier, and the peak lapels are a bit too much for me.

If the peak lapels are too much (I agree), check into the Havana models; I have the below jacket, which isn't as light of a shade as you're looking for, but is actually much lighter in sunlight than it appears on the website, and, personally, I wouldn't want it much lighter:

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-blue-plain/C542E.html?start=19&cgid=Jackets&prefn1=collection&prefv1=Spring%2FSummer

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

When it's really hot it's all you really can wear.
Good point. Didn't think about that
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I actually much prefer linen with linen as when the fabric of the jacket starts (or vice versa) to look wrinkle it looks quite sloppy against the still uniform fabric of the trousers (or jacket, as above) if they are in cotton.
Although I agree with what you are saying: how is this different from a (less wrinkled) shirt., which will likely also be cotton fabric. Or should the shirt also be non-cotton?
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Although I agree with what you are saying: how is this different from a (less wrinkled) shirt., which will likely also be cotton fabric. Or should the shirt also be non-cotton?

 

I know you're not asking me, but a shirt worn with a jacket should virtually always be some weave of cotton. To be more in line with the texture of the linen, you can consider more textured cottons - twill, oxford cloth, and so forth - but up to a point, I wouldn't sweat it that much. The difference compared to the trousers is that, yes, a shirt will not wrinkle as much assuming it's of decent quality and ironed/starched - or even god forbid (kidding) a non-iron treated shirt - and a few wrinkles are expected in any shirt by the end of the day, whereas cotton trousers can become much more wrinkled and much, much faster.

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What's are people's thoughts on wearing a button down collar unbuttoned.  I was trying to put on a sport coat with this shirt today, and, as you can see, with it buttoned it's almost a Nehru collar, and just won't synergise with the collar of any jacket I try on.  I bought the shirt to wear without a jacket, so I'm not really bothered if it doesn't work, but it would be a bonus if I could wear it with one.

 

 

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Fine. Learn to sprezz.
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Why are single vented jackets eschewed on SF or in general? Does anyone wear no vent? I remember reading how they were ubiquitous in movies of the 30's and 40's because they somehow look better on screen.
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Why are single vented jackets eschewed on SF or in general?

IMO the double vent fans are more vocal about their preference. I suspect that if you polled every SF member you would find that most would fall into the "prefer single vent" or "single or double vent are both equally good" camps. I am in the latter.
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What's are people's thoughts on wearing a button down collar unbuttoned.  I was trying to put on a sport coat with this shirt today, and, as you can see, with it buttoned it's almost a Nehru collar, and just won't synergise with the collar of any jacket I try on.  I bought the shirt to wear without a jacket, so I'm not really bothered if it doesn't work, but it would be a bonus if I could wear it with one.




The pic makes the collar size appear to be too small for you. Can you comfortably button the top button on that shirt? An extra 1/2 inch or inch in neck size will give a better look with the points buttoned down.

Unbuttoned points always make we wonder whether the wearer forgot to button the after laundering.
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