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post #27736 of 30136

I am looking to buy some quality shirting fabrics online. So I can go to my tailor and do CTM.

 

Can anyone recommend me some websites? 

 

I also want to know how much fabrics do I need in order to make one shirt (I usually wear size S for every brand).

 

 

 

Thank you for your advice :)

post #27737 of 30136
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Originally Posted by Naphatw View Post

I am looking to buy some quality shirting fabrics online. So I can go to my tailor and do CTM.

Can anyone recommend me some websites? 

I also want to know how much fabrics do I need in order to make one shirt (I usually wear size S for every brand).



Thank you for your advice smile.gif

Decent looking thread that covers your question:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/181380/shirting-fabric-is-acorn-still-the-best-bet
post #27738 of 30136

Any suggestions for combinations with this jacket:

 

 

 

 

 

Initial thoughts are that a pink or light blue shirt, and stone, light grey or beige trousers would work. Perhaps add a pocket square with a slight pattern, or just plain white or light blue.

 

Jacket material is 86% wool and 14% silk.


Edited by RPM1 - 6/2/14 at 10:07am
post #27739 of 30136
I'm looking for some jacketing fabric in either brown glen check/pow or brown/burgundy gun club or houndstooth Around the 350-400gm mark. Anyone got suggestions wher I can find such stuff?
I've seen a couple really nice examples in the fox and John Foster books but I'm only looking to spend about $100-125 per meter.
post #27740 of 30136
I have two summer events (one a wedding, the other my 20 yr hs reunion) I'll be attending. One on the north shore of long island and one in nj, both at waterside dining establishments. Given the season and location of both I want to wear cream colored wool trousers, and a blue odd jacket. My question is shirt and tie. I've been looking for an excuse to buy a blue Sheppard check and now I've got one. My concern is how it will show against a light blue shirt. I didon't like the idea of white shirt and cream trousers. Any thoughts?
post #27741 of 30136
Is it reasonable to wear a shorter sportcoat in the summer? I'm thinking of buying a seersucker sc that's 1-1.5 inches shorter than what I usually wear.
post #27742 of 30136
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is it reasonable to wear a shorter sportcoat in the summer? I'm thinking of buying a seersucker sc that's 1-1.5 inches shorter than what I usually wear.

It shall cover your p00p3r.
post #27743 of 30136
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

I have two summer events (one a wedding, the other my 20 yr hs reunion) I'll be attending. One on the north shore of long island and one in nj, both at waterside dining establishments. Given the season and location of both I want to wear cream colored wool trousers, and a blue odd jacket. My question is shirt and tie. I've been looking for an excuse to buy a blue Sheppard check and now I've got one. My concern is how it will show against a light blue shirt. I didon't like the idea of white shirt and cream trousers. Any thoughts?


Blue and white stripe? Or blue with a white contrast collar?

 

When you say a blue shepard's check, do you mean navy and white?

post #27744 of 30136

Hey everyone,

 

I'm in my second year of Law school, and will be in the interview process soon. I'm looking for a pair of fine, classic, black lace-ups. I'm looking at a budget of preferably under $500. I was wondering if anyone here (with your extensive knowledge!) can point me to some of my best options. I'm not looking for too pointy of a toe, just something that will look sharp with a well-tailored suit and shine!

 

Here's an example:

 

 

Thanks!

post #27745 of 30136

 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/carmina/products/carmina-black-dress-shoes

 

or

 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/carmina/products/carmina-modern-classic-in-black

post #27746 of 30136

Carmina are good.  Try these, too:

 

http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/products/magnolia-black-box-calf

 

http://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/products/windermere-black-box-calf#.U3uLgtLa58E

 

These are a hell of a lot of quality for your money.  I especially like the toe shape on the latter.  The former are safer and more conservative if you prefer not to have any brogueing.

post #27747 of 30136

I'd just go for black PA's man. Why spend more when you can get what is essentially the american gold standard.

post #27748 of 30136
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I'd just go for black PA's man. Why spend more when you can get what is essentially the american gold standard.

 

 

It's not, though.  Don't get me wrong, I have six pairs of AE shoes and I wear them, but I'd never buy them at full price.  Both of the makers above (both Spanish made, coincidentally) use better leather, better soles, MUCH better lasts and will just look a lot sharper hanging off the end of your leg.  It's worth emailing shoebank@allenedmonds.com to see what seconds are there in your size - I can't argue with AE at $99 which is how most of mine came.  But other than that, look further:

 

My query to Mr Smith is whether he really wants to spend $500 on one pair of shoes if he doesn't yet have any dress shoes.  I would suggest getting three cheaper pairs for that money, on attractive lasts and of decent quality but made in India, and then having some to rotate and see what he likes.  Maybe two black pairs for work/interviews, and a brown brogue perhaps in suede for chinos, weekend events and "dress down Friday".  Here are two sets in that ballpark - I prefer the lasts on the Loakes, but the Barkers have a nice calf option as opposed to the polished binder i.e. better leather.  Though that polished stuff is very easy to get a shine on!

 

Barker - Indian-made dress shoes on clearance, I've selected the calf option but they have the same in polished binder too.  The more casual shoes are English-made and a higher price, but sweet.  All from "Herring Shoes" - nice people to deal with, easy shipping.  If you order a few pairs, be cheeky and ask for a set of free trees, they're normally amenable to something like that.

 

Black cap toe.

 

Black semi-brogue.

 

Casual brown brogue.

 

 

Loake - all Indian-made on Loake's normal lasts; I have the last pair myself - very comfortable and wearable and a lovely last shape (026) - fits big in the "G" width.  All from "Pediwear".  Again, really pleasant and easy people to deal with - they also ship by EMS, which means USPS if you're in the States, and you're less likely to be hit with big customs charges, so I hear.  They do special deals on Loake quite frequently - free trees, discounts, etc.

 

Black cap toe.

 

Black semi-brogue.

 

Casual brown (suede) brogue.

 

 

In you shoes, so to speak, I'd maybe try the black Barkers for leather quality - if they have your size on clearance, and the suede Loakes for fun.  But if you want one pair for under $500, get J Fitzpatrick's chisel toe half brogue. I've seen it, it's stunning for the money.

post #27749 of 30136
Just light blue, no contrast collar or pattern. Probably Kent Wang navy Sheppard check.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post


Blue and white stripe? Or blue with a white contrast collar?

When you say a blue shepard's check, do you mean navy and white?
post #27750 of 30136
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

Just light blue, no contrast collar or pattern. Probably Kent Wang navy Sheppard check.


Word. That's a cool tie.

 

Those weren't questions, they were suggestions. :)

 

But plain light blue would probably work. Might be a bit too much blue. I've seen shades of cream trousers that would work with a white shirt.

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