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post #28636 of 33313

^^

 

The best thing to do is to buy very few things, fairly slowly, and only if you're 100% sure about them. Many of the posters on here spend a lot of money, and make very specific, highly-informed niche choices. Many newer posters do the same thing, minus the "highly-informed" part.

 

Avoiding that is probably the most important thing to do on here.

post #28637 of 33313
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

^^

 

The best thing to do is to buy very few things, fairly slowly, and only if you're 100% sure about them. Many of the posters on here spend a lot of money, and make very specific, highly-informed niche choices. Many newer posters do the same thing, minus the "highly-informed" part.

 

Avoiding that is probably the most important thing to do on here.

That's pretty solid advice. I've been lurking a little bit and getting some good ideas

post #28638 of 33313
3-button suit with a 2-button silhouette?!

Hi all,

I just purchased a seersucker suit with waistcoat made in the USA by Southwick/Brooks Brothers. The photos on the seller's website appear to be of a 2-button suit. The description states that it is a "Two-button silhouette". I was surprised to find upon physical inspection of the suit tonight that it is actually a 3-button suit but is cut like a 2-button suit. Looking more closely at the photos on the website, I now see (barely) that there is a third buttonhole up top.

I'm not familiar with this cut, i.e., a 3-button suit that is cut such that the top button is left undone. Did I miss out on this part of my sartorial eduction somehow, or is this indeed an oddball cut? Is there a history behind it? Any info appreciated. I'm thinking of returning it because it just seems so strange to me.

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Edited by Jackboot - 9/13/14 at 7:58pm
post #28639 of 33313

This is called a 3 roll 2, and you button it like a 2 button suit; the top button is for aesthetics reason, and on SF is considered quite stylish and classic, though in the real world somewhat more uncommon. I have 3 roll 2 on my of my jackets with exception of ones with thinner lapels as it doesn't look as good on those, or ones where I want the cleanest simplest look.

post #28640 of 33313
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Originally Posted by The Les Hall View Post
 

Thanks Mimo, that is a wonderful store. I live in Texas and was hoping for some place I might visit. I have some Clarks Desert boots but they aren't as comfy as I remember as a wee lad. Shoes like Mephistos are so gnarly looking, albeit comfortable. I was wondering of there was some kind of sneaker that might pass muster....

 

If you want to try stuff on and don't want to spend too much, then  try Allen Edmonds - they do a lot of casual styles, and are sold in every American city as far as I can tell.  Then, when your local store has shown you a dozen things you like, and fitted you perfectly for one of their 100+ size and width combinations, leave.  And go to www.shoebank.com and see what's on clearance in your size for $100 upwards.  Free shipping too, I think.  

 

If you want advice on sneakers, go to the Streetwear and Denim part of the forum - or the children's section, as I like to think of it.  I'd rather wear a dress than be seen in sneakers when not engaged in some form of physical exercise.  I don't wear denim either - though I might if herding steers in your part of the world.  Even by CM standards, I'm a special kind of asshole, so others will have better advice for you in this area.

 

And you're welcome. :)


Edited by mimo - 9/13/14 at 11:49pm
post #28641 of 33313
I'm looking for a belt to match black AE Park Avenues, and I've read that for a dress belt (i.e.. with a suit) the width should be between 1" and 1,1/4". Anything over 1,1/2" is for jeans and/or chinos. I'm try to decide between these two belts:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF39501_1_40000000001_-1_

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Leather-Dress-Belt/854C,default,pd.html?dwvar_854C_Color=BLCK&contentpos=9&cgid=0233

I'm wondering if the added 1/8" of the AE would make it too wide for wear with suits.

For reference, I'm 6'1" and weigh 175.
post #28642 of 33313
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Originally Posted by Mr Sola View Post

I'm looking for a belt to match black AE Park Avenues, and I've read that for a dress belt (i.e.. with a suit) the width should be between 1" and 1,1/4". Anything over 1,1/2" is for jeans and/or chinos. I'm try to decide between these two belts:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF39501_1_40000000001_-1_

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Leather-Dress-Belt/854C,default,pd.html?dwvar_854C_Color=BLCK&contentpos=9&cgid=0233

I'm wondering if the added 1/8" of the AE would make it too wide for wear with suits.

For reference, I'm 6'1" and weigh 175.

I'm about your size and just measured a couple belts I have. The 1.25 in looks fine, but the next size I have is 1+7/16 in (36.5mm) and it is noticeably wider (I wouldn't wear it with a suit). I think 1+1/4 in is the size to use if you're looking for a belt to wear with anything.

post #28643 of 33313

What do you gents use to apply your shoe conditioner? I know many use a rag or old t-shirt but I find this doesn't work well on my wingtips as the conditioner clumps up a bit in the broguing (I am using saphir reno)

post #28644 of 33313
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

If you want to try stuff on and don't want to spend too much, then  try Allen Edmonds - they do a lot of casual styles, and are sold in every American city as far as I can tell.  Then, when your local store has shown you a dozen things you like, and fitted you perfectly for one of their 100+ size and width combinations, leave.  And go to www.shoebank.com and see what's on clearance in your size for $100 upwards.  Free shipping too, I think.  

 

If you want advice on sneakers, go to the Streetwear and Denim part of the forum - or the children's section, as I like to think of it.  I'd rather wear a dress than be seen in sneakers when not engaged in some form of physical exercise.  I don't wear denim either - though I might if herding steers in your part of the world.  Even by CM standards, I'm a special kind of asshole, so others will have better advice for you in this area.

 

And you're welcome. :)

Thanks again mimo. I have a pair of cordovan sneakers by AE, also got some Church's and er that other cheaper brand by Church's. Forget the name. Anyway, we do so little walking in Dallas that I never really know how shoes would be for walking miles in a day. I really fancy some tan Tricker's brogues, they would go well with my kilt, I might check them out when I swing thru London. But my wife might have a problem with me buying shoes more expensive than hers, but then she makes up in volume. She must have at least twelve pairs of boots!

Back to AE - thanks for posting that link I'll check it out. I also didn't know they did a recrafting service which is very reasonable. I'm going to Florence for ten days so may have to buy some shoes there. I searched this forum and found a bunch of suggestions of stores and restaurants.

 

I like the tone of Styleforum. Seems like there is little discord or rude comments. I'm sure there are I just haven't seen any yet. Les.

post #28645 of 33313
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

This is called a 3 roll 2, and you button it like a 2 button suit; the top button is for aesthetics reason, and on SF is considered quite stylish and classic, though in the real world somewhat more uncommon. I have 3 roll 2 on my of my jackets with exception of ones with thinner lapels as it doesn't look as good on those, or ones where I want the cleanest simplest look.

Thanks for the explanation. I tried googling, but lacked the correct keywords. Now I know!
post #28646 of 33313

Could the following fabric (linen) be successfully used as a sportcoat (ignoring grey sportcoat hate) or is it too suit-y? (it's from a suit, but I really want to wear the jacket separately)

 

post #28647 of 33313
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Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post

Could the following fabric (linen) be successfully used as a sportcoat (ignoring grey sportcoat hate) or is it too suit-y?

It's totally fine. I could see it working great with black, tan or even white trousers.
post #28648 of 33313
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Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post

Could the following fabric (linen) be successfully used as a sportcoat (ignoring grey sportcoat hate) or is it too suit-y? (it's from a suit, but I really want to wear the jacket separately)
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IMO, that would make a spectacular sportcoat.
post #28649 of 33313

Thanks guys, pulled the trigger.

post #28650 of 33313

Oops. Nuke this.


Edited by riverflow - 9/15/14 at 5:19am
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