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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.

That's my concern: too much blue.  Not crazy about patterned shirts with that kind of patterned tie, but I can certainly give it a try and see.  I've thought about the white shirt/cream trou.  I guess it would be ok if I don't take my jacket off, but will be late June in the northeast and we'll be dancing, etc.  Guess I'll try it both ways and post pics once I get closer to the actual events.  Thanks for your insight.

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Newbie here. After advice. Firstly, would this LBM 3 button fold down to a two button?

 

And does anyone know what the fit would be like on this Boglioli and would it roll down to two buttons

 

 

 

Many thanks for your time.

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I'm starting from scratch in blazers and jackets now since I've gotten rid of my old foul-looking garments.

So I need to ask you what the absolutely first jackets I should buy, the true staples are?

 

I have a SS Havana Blue Wool Blazer at home for trial at the moment. The fabric is VBC and it is a lightweight wool, not really as blue as in the picture.

 

What would you buy as a staple, the most versatile blazer? Or should I start with a spring/summer jacket and then get a new one for autumn/winter?

Thanks in advance.

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Well, yeah ... depending where you live, a F/W and a S/S navy blazer would be your most versatile ones.

From there you can start to expand each seasonal wardrobe. I don't like pure linens for S/S - I like more of a wool/silk/linen blend because I think they drape better and wrinkle slightly but not too much.

I'd just make sure the stuff you get definitely looks like a sports coat and not the top half of a suit.
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comments or suggestions on this please
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First post from a long time lurker.

I'm 26 and looking to gradually improve my shoe collection. I'm primarily looking for a versatile shoe that will go with navy/grey suits as well as odd jacket/trouser combos.

Would the c&j westbourne (348last) in burnished calf be a good place to start?

http://m.crockettandjones.com/product/westbourne-chestnut
post #27757 of 33197

Yes. Great place to start. Those are gorgeous.

post #27758 of 33197
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Originally Posted by yeknal View Post

First post from a long time lurker.

I'm 26 and looking to gradually improve my shoe collection. I'm primarily looking for a versatile shoe that will go with navy/grey suits as well as odd jacket/trouser combos.

Would the c&j westbourne (348last) in burnished calf be a good place to start?

http://m.crockettandjones.com/product/westbourne-chestnut

 

That is a lovely shoe and I think quite versatile. That said, I think a darker brown would be more versatile. I think the broguing makes it work well with suits and sport coats.

 

Depending on your budget and definition of "gradually", you might be better of getting two less expensive shoes however. For example, if I were going to spend that money on shoes, I would prob go for two (or even three!) pairs of Allen Edmonds. But that's based on my (wife's :) willingness to pay, and with my large feet I quite like Allen Edmond's relative-to-C&J "clunky" lasts.

 

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by yeknal View Post

First post from a long time lurker.

I'm 26 and looking to gradually improve my shoe collection. I'm primarily looking for a versatile shoe that will go with navy/grey suits as well as odd jacket/trouser combos.

Would the c&j westbourne (348last) in burnished calf be a good place to start?

http://m.crockettandjones.com/product/westbourne-chestnut

I have a pair of those, and think they are great shoes! I would say that they probably are more appropriate with suits than odd jackets though, so if you'll mostly be wearing them with odd jackets then maybe look at a blucher. An adelaide with a SC seems a bit incongruous. I never wear mine with SCs anyway.
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What does linen feels like? Some people say it's more comfortable than cotton.

I have never experienced real linen before, but I had a pair of chinos which was 70% cotton/30% linen. I couldn't use the chinos at all, because it was very itchy. 

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That's my concern: too much blue.  Not crazy about patterned shirts with that kind of patterned tie, but I can certainly give it a try and see.  I've thought about the white shirt/cream trou.  I guess it would be ok if I don't take my jacket off, but will be late June in the northeast and we'll be dancing, etc.  Guess I'll try it both ways and post pics once I get closer to the actual events.  Thanks for your insight.


Yeah, that's the problem with the rig you're considering: you only have two colors. What about a pink shirt, or lavender?

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What does linen feels like? Some people say it's more comfortable than cotton.
I have never experienced real linen before, but I had a pair of chinos which was 70% cotton/30% linen. I couldn't use the chinos at all, because it was very itchy. 

Linen shouldn't be itchy.
post #27763 of 33197
The lining or something on the inner part of the pants could have been cheap and rubbed against your legs as you walked or something ... linen definitely should not be itchy. I own two linen shirts and 2 linen pants from Howard Yount and no issues with that sort of thing at all.

HY linen seems to also be on the heavier side as an FYI - at least the pants I've got. Not sure about the new ones that were released this year.
post #27764 of 33197
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The lining or something on the inner part of the pants could have been cheap and rubbed against your legs as you walked or something ... linen definitely should not be itchy. I own two linen shirts and 2 linen pants from Howard Yount and no issues with that sort of thing at all.

HY linen seems to also be on the heavier side as an FYI - at least the pants I've got. Not sure about the new ones that were released this year.

Yeah, you may be right. Because I only felt itching around the thighs where the pockets are. I don't think the trousers where fully lined. 

post #27765 of 33197
Is there anywhere online I can access merchants books? Specifically in looking for Frattelli Tallia di Delfino's Brughiera book or any similar books with interesting wool/cashmeres
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