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post #27166 of 33197
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Originally Posted by javal23 View Post

Hello. Quick questions. I have a pair of gray chinos and I wanted to wear then with a yellow button down. Is that a good idea? Should I do brown belt & shoes? Thanks!

Depends on the shade of yellow I suppose, but I don't think it's a bad idea. Brown shoes are probably good. Black and yellow together is harsh. And risks looking like a bee.
post #27167 of 33197

Black Plain Toe Blucher (AE Leeds).

 

Is this a good shoe to have? I thought it was a classic, got a pair, but am unimpressed with the look. Anyone an advocate of this style? How do you like to wear it?

post #27168 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TheYachtMaster View Post

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, 

You're fine. If anything, it's a little short.
post #27169 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

Black Plain Toe Blucher (AE Leeds).

Is this a good shoe to have? I thought it was a classic, got a pair, but am unimpressed with the look. Anyone an advocate of this style? How do you like to wear it?

The appeal of PTB lies in its utilitarianism. It's not meant to be an "impressive" look, hence its traditional chunky profile and lack of adornment. That said, the Leeds or Alden PTB in burgundy cordovan can indeed be a thing of beauty when well buffed and maintained.
post #27170 of 33197
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


The appeal of PTB lies in its utilitarianism. It's not meant to be an "impressive" look, hence its traditional chunky profile and lack of adornment.

 

Well put.  A PTB can be worn with nearly anything.  However, if you feel uncertain about it, or don't like it, save your money.  I have never come across one I liked enough to own - not to say I won't some day.

post #27171 of 33197

Yes, I think the prob (for me) is the black and not the PTB. I bet I'd love them in burgundy shell cordovan ....

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Another question, this time regarding "large" feet: clunkier shoes or sleeker shoes?

 

From searching the forum, it seems the consensus is that with large feet one should get sleeker shoes to minimize the size of the shoes. I wonder if chunkier/clunkier shoes is not the way to go though.

 

For some context, I have relatively large feet---12 D for height 5' 10". I just got a pair of AE Cliftons (single-soled, captoe blucher with light brogue-ing) and they appear very long and narrow. My thought is that beefier shoes---such as the double-soled PTB or double-soled long wings---might look better, their girth making their length look more proportionate.

 

Thanks for any thoughts.

post #27173 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

Another question, this time regarding "large" feet: clunkier shoes or sleeker shoes?

From searching the forum, it seems the consensus is that with large feet one should get sleeker shoes to minimize the size of the shoes. I wonder if chunkier/clunkier shoes is not the way to go though.

For some context, I have relatively large feet---12 D for height 5' 10". I just got a pair of AE Cliftons (single-soled, captoe blucher with light brogue-ing) and they appear very long and narrow. My thought is that beefier shoes---such as the double-soled PTB or double-soled long wings---might look better, their girth making their length look more proportionate.

Thanks for any thoughts.

It depends on your overall aesthetics. If you're wearing slim trousers then clunky shoes look awkward. Long and sleek lasts don't go well with jeans and wider casual pants.
post #27174 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Cheuk View Post

Yes, I think the prob (for me) is the black and not the PTB. I bet I'd love them in burgundy shell cordovan ....
you can also consider brown as well. I have AEs Kenilworth and love them for their versatility. Not as nice as burgundy, better than black, IMO, but, yeah, as peppercorn stated, not really the kind of shoe to make an aesthetic statement with.
post #27175 of 33197
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 


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.


It just feels tight in the shoulders in a way that I've never experienced before from a jacket. Like I feel slightly relieved when I take it off. And there's the slight pulling across the back too. 

And yeah, I feel you on the gorges, but I still think it's pretty sick, especially for the price. A little trendy, but whatever. I found a size up online and copped it so hopefully that works out. 

post #27176 of 33197

Looking for some pocket square help for a suit for my wedding.  It will be on the beach, coral and green are the wedding colors.  It's a linen suit, cotton shirt, silk tie.  I tried it with a white linen pocket square, but i'm not sure if it works.  The tie matches the wedding color.  I would consider changing the tie, but it should be a similar color.  A few other PS I was looking at were:

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/1901-gingham-cotton-pocket-square/3661631?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Pink&resultback=1737&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_5_B

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/edit-by-the-tie-bar-linen-pocket-square-nordstrom-exclusive/3669358?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Pink&resultback=3778&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_11_A

 

http://www.kentwang.com/cat-burgundy.html

 

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/gingham-orange.html

 

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/jacobean-laton.html

 

http://www.kentwang.com/linen-pink-with-blood-red-edge.html

 

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/star-chart-cellarius.html

 

I'm open to any other suggestions though.  Suit is below.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

post #27177 of 33197

You can't go wrong with a white PS at a wedding IMO. I think if it is your wedding most people on here will tell you it is the ONLY PS worth considering. Though given the casual suit it probably wouldn't matter that much if you went for something a little more flamboyant. 

 

You could try asking for advice on the wedding thread, though expect to get a lot of disapproving comments if you choose to match the the bridesmaids.

post #27178 of 33197

I think a little more contrast from the tie will make this look much better, and that will help the white square grab the shirt.  Maybe something like this:

 

Pocket squares, I think this would be very crisp, and sharp:

 

 

If you want to do something more playful, I found this one.  I'm not sure how much I like it, but it's in your wedding colours:

post #27179 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mrpo0nani View Post

Can anyone tell me what season this isaia navy blazer is from?
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It's a cotton cashmere blend 85/15.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

I am not sure but I just bought one aswell. I'd love to know an answer as well and if they carried any other colors? Anyone know the model name of it?
post #27180 of 33197
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Originally Posted by scubaskier View Post

I am not sure but I just bought one aswell. I'd love to know an answer as well and if they carried any other colors? Anyone know the model name of it?

Anyone know if it's this same jacket as this link? I believe it to be but the blue color is a little different.
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