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post #28051 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

I'm tempted to swap the buttons on this 80's era RL blazer I own. I feel like it will make it have more of the traditional navy blazer look. However I'm also of the mindset "if it ain't broke don't fix it". The gold buttons are RL as well. Would be great to hear some additional opinions from you guys.

I say go for it. It's a fun, classic touch, and if you decide you don't like it it's just about the most easily reversible modification imaginable.
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What do you guys think about rolling up the jacket sleeve like the guy in the teal suit?
post #28053 of 33197

That's not rolled up, it's tailored as a "turnback cuff".  Very dandy.

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First attempt at rocking a non white square at work. Is it passable?
I went for my only non silk tie that wasn't brown or green. I may have had something a little easier in silk. is texture or colour more important to take into account?

Edit: note due to awful iPhone pic the colors are wrong. Tie is about a mid grey. Brown and green of the square are quite a bit darker. If its a sign that it works well none if my coworkers actually noticed I was wearing it for about an hour.
Edited by ovlov - 6/19/14 at 6:14pm
post #28055 of 33197

mainstream coverage of pitti is becoming laughable. Lino looks a moron, time to get out of the game already. Am I alone in this thought?

post #28056 of 33197
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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post

mainstream coverage of pitti is becoming laughable. Lino looks a moron, time to get out of the game already. Am I alone in this thought?

post #28057 of 33197
Lino is and always has been uncouth to be fair. Pitti is his biggest PR event so he's unlikely to tone it down.
post #28058 of 33197
Going back to the topic of suspenders, I read an old post by Manton stating that low-rise trousers aren't suitable for suspenders? Most of the trousers I wear are flat front and low rise.

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Originally Posted by Manton

The most important thing is to wear braces (suspenders) only with trousers that are cut for them. By which I mean, with a rise long enough so that the waistband at least reaches your natural waist, and probably a little higher. Braces really do not look good with lower-rise trousers, for a number of reasons, not least being that the tabs have to jut out and curve around your belly, thus emphasizing its bubousness. And even if you have absolutely no belly, the long strips of material will tend to lengthen the appearance of your torso at the expense of your leg line, which is not good for the vast majority of men. There is nothing at all "wrong" about having suspender buttons sewn onto your trousers. However, very few RTW trousers are cut with the proper high rise for suspenders. Because of the suspender craze of the 1980s, people are much more likely to think "affected, aspiring plutocrat" rather than "formal" when they see a pair. That's the main problem that younger guys face. Some people are just incredibly turned off by suspenders, and seriously resent the wearing of them. Materials: silk tends to wear out, in my experience. The rayon ones made by Thurston look like good woven silk but last forever. Box cloth goes better with heavy cloth: winter suits. In my opinion, Albert Thurston is the best brand hands down. Coordination: First and foremost, the ends should reflect the shoe color, which means no black ends with brown shoes, or vice versa. You don't have to go so far as to match shades of brown, which is in any case impossible. White ends go with any shoe color, but look best with black and (to my eye) brown suede. The silk braided ends I think are best left for formal wear; others will disagree. As to the colors of the straps themselves, the possibilities are endless. Don't worry about "matching." Basic colors -- navy, wine, forrest green -- will complement most anything. Stripes can add a little character and perhaps reflect a color in the shirt or tie. Â Dots or other wovens are more adventurous.
post #28059 of 33197

I came across this on the web. :crackup:

 

 

 

 

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I apologize for the barrage of posts and questions, but does the button placement of this jacket fine? I just bought it a few seconds ago, and I was thinking about moving the right buttons a little closer.

 

 

 

post #28061 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post
 

I came across this on the web. :crackup:

 

 

 

 


The sad thing is that if the bottom row of buttons and the ticket pocket were removed and it were two inches shorter, it would be a really nice-looking jacket!

post #28062 of 33197
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 


The sad thing is that if the bottom row of buttons and the ticket pocket were removed and it were two inches shorter, it would be a really nice-looking jacket!

 

Yeah, but the jacket still has pinstripes (which automatically makes it a orphaned suit jacket). If someone was wearing this on the street, I would assume that he converted the buttons to odd ones. I would add the conversion of similar colored buttons and make pants with the same fabric. Then, it would be a suit that would present a bold statement.

post #28063 of 33197
@Kira
Yeah you don't want to wear low rise with suspenders. Something I really wish my tailor would have told me. I wore suspenders on my wedding for the first time and realized quickly that if you have any type of guy the suspenders accentuate it 5x in that area between the top of the trousers and your navel. It's irrelevant if you wear the jacket closed all the time but its very noticeable if you unbutton it or take it off for any reason
post #28064 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

@Kira
Yeah you don't want to wear low rise with suspenders. Something I really wish my tailor would have told me. I wore suspenders on my wedding for the first time and realized quickly that if you have any type of guy the suspenders accentuate it 5x in that area between the top of the trousers and your navel. It's irrelevant if you wear the jacket closed all the time but its very noticeable if you unbutton it or take it off for any reason

 

Mostly, I wear DBs. But if strenuous physical labor is involved, I'll take it off (who wouldn't anyway). Oh well, I'll just resume wearing belts then..

 

Thanks again!

post #28065 of 33197
Has anyone ever seen these? Finely depicted Viking dragon boats. They say Made in Denmark, Sterling and RL. They appear quite old.


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