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Another wedding question...

Going with non-uniform navy suits if someone ends up in something like either of the below will that be OK or do I at least need to keep them all in more plain navy? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





The general rule is that stripes are considered too business-like for a wedding. The first one, a glen check, would be great though.
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The general rule is that stripes are considered too business-like for a wedding. The first one, a glen check, would be great though.

 

Wonderful, thank you!  If two people end up in the same suit (only so many lower priced navy suits out there) will that make it look odd or do I just need to separate them in the lineup?


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Picked up four Turnbull & Asser ties on heavy discount. Thinking of flipping, returning three and keeping one. Any thoughts on which, if any to keep? I think im swaying towards the far right as this would be the most versatile?

Very nice ties...compliments
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^ Thanks Gianni smile.gif
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If two people end up in the same suit (only so many lower priced navy suits out there) will that make it look odd or do I just need to separate them in the lineup?

Absolutely irrelevant. You're overthinking this.
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Has anyone here ever participated in the "tweed run" cycling events? Are the participants in the following photos wearing a special capri style suit pant or are they tucking their suit pants into their socks?







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@Kensington looks like they are wearing breeks / plus fours?
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@Kensington looks like they are wearing breeks / plus fours?

Thanks, I didn't even know that such a pant existed. Is that a British thing? I've never seen those sold in the states in "preppy" or trad stores.

Is there any alternative for cycling with a suit? I've done it on occasion and would hate to have chain greasy stain my suit pants. Would tucking into socks also work? It seems like that would make the lower leg really wrinkly and unsightly once removed.
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Thanks, I didn't even know that such a pant existed. Is that a British thing? I've never seen those sold in the states in "preppy" or trad stores.

Is there any alternative for cycling with a suit? I've done it on occasion and would hate to have chain greasy stain my suit pants. Would tucking into socks also work? It seems like that would make the lower leg really wrinkly and unsightly once removed.

Yes, breeks are a British or originally Scottish thing, I think... Mainly worn for field sports such as shooting etc.
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Pulling your socks up like that over normal trousers will leave them wrinkled. Bicycle clips keep your trousers out the way without getting them quite as wrinkled. Or you could get a bike with a guard over the chain like Dutch PM Mark Rutte -

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Breeches/knickerbockers are the ones that fasten over the top of the socks, and did not persist much past the 19th century, and were all but extinct by the end of the first world war. Plus fours are those that are tucked into the socks, worn by the country gentlman for sport/shooting. The latter lasted as commonplace well into the 20th century, and can be seen today, in the legs of purists.
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They're still worn shooting today, and are usually called breeks by those that sell them.

I always thought plus 4s went four inches below your knee, plus 2s went two inches.
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^ At first glance I thought that last one was Stephen Colbert! happy.gif
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I acquired some shell cordovan vintage Florsheims in very good shape, however the shoes are very shiny, almost looking plasticky. They are v-cleat Royal Imperials and clearly leather. Any ideas on why this is, how to fix it?

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What do you think my US shoe size is ?

UK 11 Loake 026 G last is close to a perfect fit for me.

What would that be in Allen Edmonds ? 11.5 or 12 ? E, EE or EEE ?

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