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post #27586 of 33127
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Originally Posted by JHT652 View Post

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
post #27587 of 33127
^ Thanks Gianni smile.gif
post #27588 of 33127
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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.
post #27589 of 33127
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?
post #27591 of 33127
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Originally Posted by JHT652 View Post

@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.
post #27592 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

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.
post #27593 of 33127
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 -

post #27594 of 33127
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.
post #27595 of 33127
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.
post #27596 of 33127
^ At first glance I thought that last one was Stephen Colbert! happy.gif
post #27597 of 33127

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?

post #27598 of 33127

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 ?

post #27599 of 33127
Can anyone comment on the quality of Sam hober v Vanda ties? I currently only have Vanda which I love but have seen a lot of positive comments on Hober. My tie preferences lead to Hober's costing a out the same or a little more though so the 'value for money' argument doesn't work for me.
post #27600 of 33127

Hello,

 

I've been lurking for the last several months and need some advice as I'm getting married in 3 weeks and don't have a tuxedo! I've rented from Men's Warehouse before but want to keep the tuxedo I get married in. I know someone that can get me a Vinci tuxedo at cost but they look like they're lower end material http://www.vincisuits.com. I have a budget of maybe $500 with some leeway. Any recommendations on where I can go to get something that looks nice and will last for a while? I live in a major metropolitan with access to most major clothing retailers and designers.

 

Thanks

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