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Not counting the million variants of white bases; what would ge the most versatile colour/fabric/type of pocket square?
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Not counting the million variants of white bases; what would ge the most versatile colour/fabric/type of pocket square?

I find brown and darker shades of purple and red the most useful after white and cream.
post #27153 of 31162

Hi Styleforum-ers,

  I have been lurking on this forum for a while now, learnt a bunch of stuff from all of you, and finally plucked up the courage to ask a question here.

 

  I bought an unlined, unstructured, casual navy blazer with patch pockets from eBay. I did not pay too much for it, so am not unhappy if it is not a perfect piece. However, just for my education, I am really interested in finding out if it is indeed possible that the designer intended for this blazer not to have any cuff/sleeve buttons?

 

  To be fair, I did not see any non-functional button holes or other indications that buttons were originally on the cuff. The sleeve is just a barrel all the way through from the shoulder to the cuff. The seller told me it was designed as such. However, I have a feeling that the seller is a reseller and not the original owner (no proof of that, just a feeling based on his huge volume of sales).

 

  Since this blazer is new-to-me, I intend to wear it just for kicks even if it is not perfect and missing the cuff buttons. Any pictures/links on how to wear an unstructured blazer will be great education for me. As I wear it, I find that the unstructured/unlined nature of the blazer does not really fit how I imagine a blazer should look like (which is much more structured). I am sure that there are ways to pull off this unstructured look, and am looking forward to learning about your favorite looks and ideas.

 

  Also, this blazer is some blend of silk (I think). In any case, it wrinkles very easily. Do you think it is OK to wear this casual blazer wrinkled? I read that ironing it too much might make it shiny in a bad way, and I am also too lazy to iron it every time I wear it. I could possibly outsource the ironing to the drycleaners, but it costs money and two trips to pickup and drop off the blazer.

 

  Sorry for asking so many questions! You guys are great!

 

newbie321

P.S: Sorry for double-posting too. I started a new thread before I realized I was supposed to ask questions here.

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How far does the rule of 'no navy and black together' go? I have a navy chalkstripe suit and got a green/black/caramel pocket square to go with a handful of shirts. The green and brown match really well, but im worried that the black background to the colour throws the whole thing off. Is this just me worrying about nothing or will it actually destroy the look?
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How far does the rule of 'no navy and black together' go? I have a navy chalkstripe suit and got a green/black/caramel pocket square to go with a handful of shirts. The green and brown match really well, but im worried that the black background to the colour throws the whole thing off. Is this just me worrying about nothing or will it actually destroy the look?

I am one of the few people around here to have ever heard that rule, and one of even fewer proponents. And I think you are probably fine. If you look in th few mirror, and like it, wear it. If you aren't sure, skip the PS. If you want more opinions, post up a pic.
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Is this just me worrying about nothing?

Yes. It'll look fine.
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Originally Posted by zbhanji3 View Post

How far does the rule of 'no navy and black together' go? I have a navy chalkstripe suit and got a green/black/caramel pocket square to go with a handful of shirts. The green and brown match really well, but im worried that the black background to the colour throws the whole thing off. Is this just me worrying about nothing or will it actually destroy the look?

^^ I agree that it will look just fine. However, I completely sympathize with your concern, and am unable to overcome this mental block myself with any PS I own that has the slightest bit of black in it (I try and tell myself it's midnight navy, but it never works) :confused: 

 

...but no one will notice but you.

post #27158 of 31162
Why is there paper tissue in one (not two) socks? What's the purpose of the tissue, and why only one?
post #27159 of 31162

Really quick fit question here...


Late to the whole db/soft shouldered/Italian game but just snagged this jacket that I love. 

Only thing... is it a little tight in the shoulders? I know since I'm asking it likely is. And I found exactly one other place on the internet to snag one size bigger for a similar price, so I may just be in luck.

Thanks, 

 

post #27160 of 31162
Quick question: when wearing a gingham check shirt with a suit, is a button down or point/spread collar more appropriate? It's a casual look and a button down seems reasonable, but I associate button down collars almost exclusively with solid white or blue oxford shirts.
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Quick question: when wearing a gingham check shirt with a suit, is a button down or point/spread collar more appropriate? It's a casual look and a button down seems reasonable, but I associate button down collars almost exclusively with solid white or blue oxford shirts.

 

Normally I'd say BD collar, no question, but you said suit. In which case I'd balance the casualness of the pattern with a standard formal collar. Opinions vary widely on BD's with suits, but I personally wear them (all the time) only with sport coats and ties, and use spread collars for suits, regardless of pattern or fabric.

 

No need to associated BD collars only with white/blue OCBDs, though - they're great casual wear (with or without tie, with or without sportcoat) in all standard shirting colors and patterns, as well as other fabrics besides oxford cloths - pinpoint, broadcloth, twill, even flannel.

post #27162 of 31162
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Really quick fit question here...


Late to the whole db/soft shouldered/Italian game but just snagged this jacket that I love. 

Only thing... is it a little tight in the shoulders? I know since I'm asking it likely is. And I found exactly one other place on the internet to snag one size bigger for a similar price, so I may just be in luck.

Thanks, 

 


I love me a good soft shoulder.  The shoulders don't look too tight at all, and the lines are very clean and nice.  However, if you're feeling pressure on the outer edge of your biceps (possibly why you're asking?), it's likely that the sleeves aren't roomy enough at the sleevehead to accommodate your arms.  The sleeves might be too tight in general, which would explain the excessive wrinkling.  Might just be the thin fabric, though.

Also, the gorge on those peaks are ridiculously high.  Ideal for peak lapel is for the peak to point directly to the shoulder seam, and your peaks are flying away off the top of your shoulders.

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np


Edited by michaelyork - 4/2/14 at 9:37am
post #27164 of 31162
^ from here? mid-late 30's but since you're asking he's probably 26. tongue.gif


anyone know how the sizes on these Butteros run?

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^ from here? mid-late 30's but since you're asking he's probably 26. tongue.gif


anyone know how the sizes on these Butteros run?

 

I'd ask SWD about those.

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