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post #27466 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Travis1981 View Post

II've seen advice that tall and skinny guys should go with only 1 vent or maybe none at all. Wanted to see if this mattered much or if side vents were fine.

That sounds like utter nonsense to me.
post #27467 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

That sounds like utter nonsense to me.

+1.
post #27468 of 33197
Quick question gents. I am thinking about getting these navy shoes from AE:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7145_1_40000000001_-1_

I plan to wear these with casual trousers, like olive chinos, light washed skinner blue jeans, raw denim skinny jeans (nudie).. What do you think, will they work well?

Thanks.
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I'm 6'2 and weigh around 155 (39" chest, 33" waist).  I see that a lot of modern suits use side vents, however, I've seen advice that tall and skinny guys should go with only 1 vent or maybe none at all.  Wanted to see if this mattered much or if side vents were fine.  Thanks


Side vents are fine. A single vent is also fine. As long as the coat fits in the seat, you're fine with any style of vent, as long as it suits the rest of your style and the way you wear your clothes.

 

MilanoStyle: I don't like the Cronmoks. I like tan shoes with jeans or olive pants, but really, if you want a casual low boot, a chukka strikes me as a better idea. The distressed bal boots are just a bit too steampunk for me.

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Is there anything that can be done to make the 'back' of a jacket fit bigger?

 

I started weightlifting again and have outgrown a few of my jackets. A couple of them now fit fine everywhere except the back where it gets super tight if I reach forward as my lats flare a bit more than in the past.

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by MilanoStyle View Post

Quick question gents. I am thinking about getting these navy shoes from AE:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7145_1_40000000001_-1_

I plan to wear these with casual trousers, like olive chinos, light washed skinner blue jeans, raw denim skinny jeans (nudie).. What do you think, will they work well?

Thanks.

 

Sure. Sounds like what the shoe was designed for.

post #27472 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

Nice combination

Thank you Sir. I apologize., I accidentally posted it in the wrong thread. I meant to post it in WAYWT.
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Which shirt and tie should I wear with each suit?

 

I am about to put together a series of videos, that I intend to use as an elevator pitch.  I want to project confidence, competence, and intelligence, but not arrogance.  For some, I will wear a suit, for others I will be wearing athletic attire, and for others I will be business casual, in a sport coat and jeans, and planning on the blue shirt you see in the photos below.

 

In One of the suited videos will be titled "Why am I different," in which I want to explain, of course, how I differ for others, and how that is an advantage.  I am, in fact, very different from other people that they might consider, so my thought is that this will be an outfit with more individuality.

 

In another, I will be talking about being dedicated to success, and driven to succeed.  In another I will be talking about being able to "walk the walk," not just talk the talk, i.e. that I can fit in, and be valuable, to organizations at the highest level.  For these, CBD is the obvious choice.

 

I have two suits, and I have three shirt options - blue, white, and grey.  The jacket to the left is steel blue, the one to the right is a very dark navy.  I only have the one blue shirt, but I would be open to adding anther one, but it might not be feasible in time to get these out in the right time line.  I have burgundy cap toe balmorals with broguing across the toe seam, and black cap toe balmorals with no brouging.  Here are the shirt, tie, and suit options.

 

I think these three are my best tie options:

 

Second tier of tie options:

 

Possible, but unlikely

 

So I need two, or possibly three, combinations with these elements.  The steel blue is a three piece, so can be worn either way.

 

These are the settings (or similar type of streetscape) where I'll film the videos:

 

 

 

I'm planning to do the business casual videos in this setting, and this same outfit - the buildings around are all similar to this, and there is a park on the ocean across the street:

 


Edited by ImTheGroom - 4/14/14 at 5:39pm
post #27474 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Is there anything that can be done to make the 'back' of a jacket fit bigger?

 

I started weightlifting again and have outgrown a few of my jackets. A couple of them now fit fine everywhere except the back where it gets super tight if I reach forward as my lats flare a bit more than in the past.

 

Thanks.

 

I believe this depends on the jacket's construction, and if there is any room left in it to let out.  Try asking in the tailoring thread, but no one will know for sure until a tailor looks at the jacket, and sees how much material is left in the seams.

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http://www.drakes-london.com/online-shop/ties/view-all/self-tip-36oz-printed-silk-foulard-8cm-tie-6625

I really want this Drake's tie in royal blue with white color but it is not in stock on Drake's website. Can someone point me to an online shop where this color and style is available?

Or at the very least point me at some online Drarke's vendors with the most available styles. I want something with dots preferably. I need something quickly as the event is on May 10th. Thanks!
post #27476 of 33197
Just got my loakes. Would you say that these issues are usual or are these not first quality shoes?
Left shoe welt.


This second thing isn't a big deal
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Nonissue for loake
post #27478 of 33197
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Sir James:

 

To be honest, those particular tattersalls are right down the middle. On one hand, the scale is large, which lends them to countryish or casual wear. On the other hand, the texture and colors aren't particularly tweed-y. Now, in my opinion, their natural place is with casual summer stuff, because of the colors. A tan cotton suit, or some kind of windowpane linen patterned jacket. I wouldn't like those shirts with worsted business suits, or with cool-weather tailored clothing.

 

Here are some shirts I can get behind, with either a spread or BD collar, with business-like clothes (suits a notch down from the most formal, like flannels or birdseyes). They would also be at home with more casual attire. The colors aren't married to a particular season.

 

http://www.jpressonline.com/tattersall-button-down-navy-red-white/

http://www.tmlewin.com/Slim-Fit-Blue-Check-Double-Cuff-Twill-Shirt/48713,en_US,pd.html?start=28&cgid=Mens-Slim-Fit-Shirts&prefn1=collarSize&prefv1=15&prefn2=sleeveLength&prefv2=33&prefn3=FabType&prefv3=Pinpoint|Twill

 

Of the links you posted, the first two are too big: the size of the checks are borderline, but the thickness of the lines push them over the edge. The colors are very bold and spring-like, too. The blue/black one is nice, but I'm not sure of the scale. The fourth is okay, if a bit bright a color for a poplin (bold colors work well on brushed cotton, because then the texture makes them clearly a F/W shirt). The last one there is a sport shirt, and not one I like.

 

I'd gladly wear the "suit only" one you posted with an odd jacket in all but the roughest tweeds, or under a sweater.

That was very helpful, thank you. I am building up my shirt wardrobe and will probably stick to year round shirts till I get a solid two week rotation before adding seasonal shirts. Currently my five dress shirts are a light blue poplin, white poplin, blue gingham, white with blue stripes, and a light blue linen/cotton, all from Kent Wang and all spread. I wear a suit once a week, and ideally would designate these shirts for a suit, though the gingham and linen could go with my blazer. I currently have three light blue OCBD's from Luxire, which I could wear five days a week, and year round. I will try and beef these up to 10 including a white, light pink, and a few stripes and checks. These seem to be the ideal for my current responsibilities and can go with everything (including jacket less) but a suit. 

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Are blue or gray MOP buttons instead of white buttons appropriate for a dress shirt or that detracts too much from formality of the shirt ? I'd wear that shirt under suit mostly.
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Which brands offer driving loafers to a reasonable price? Tod's and Car Shoe are way too overpriced. 

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