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Wool OTC socks in various patterns. Where to kop? Howard Yount & A Suitable Wardrobe's current selections are horrible.
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post #28742 of 33197
Can demim that has been washed enough times have a bleached look to it or does it have to be washed in bleach specifically for that faded summer look
post #28743 of 33197

They won't get the faded look in my experience. The pair of jeans will all turn lighter, so it won't look faded.

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Let's say I am in NYC and absolutely desperately need to buy a cheap-o throwaway suit to wear the same day (so I need separates). Where should I go? Syms?
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Let's say I am in NYC and absolutely desperately need to buy a cheap-o throwaway suit to wear the same day (so I need separates). Where should I go? Syms?

syms is closed bro...

post #28746 of 33197
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syms is closed bro...

Dammit. What are my other options?
post #28747 of 33197

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question related to the sizing of suits and overcoat. I am normally have suits with size 36. Now, I am intending to buy an overcoat (online and have no chance to try that overcoat directly). So, my question is normally, what size the overcoat should be? It should be size 36 or it should be one size larger (size 38) to cover a suit. I don't want to try a wrongly overcoat and return it to the seller (or at least, reduce the ability to have to return that overcoat).

post #28748 of 33197
Buy the overcoat in your usual size. It should be cut to accommodate wearing things under it. Unless it is a very fashion forward label.
post #28749 of 33197
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Dammit. What are my other options?

Maybe C21.  Or even Macy's.

post #28750 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Let's say I am in NYC and absolutely desperately need to buy a cheap-o throwaway suit to wear the same day (so I need separates). Where should I go? Syms?

Not sure I understand the logic behind buying a throwaway suit. Why don't you just rent one? Or buy a decent cheap suit and have it shipped to or from? Or something?
post #28751 of 33197
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Oh, here's another:

I saw a Seinfeld the other day where Jerry's new suede jacket was destroyed by snow. I've never owned suede anything before, but was hoping to get some suede shoes - is it true that even a modest amount of moisture will make them spotty? If not, where does the idea come from that it will?

 

 

Hi RatherAnOddball

 

Usually I personally would only wear my suede UGG boots when the weather is dry outside, as when suede gets wet and then dries it can give you a different texture or it can mark depending on how wet it gets. 

 

Go into a good shoe shop, you're likely to find a waterproofing spray you can use on suede boots. It will also help to stop the mud sticking to them. 

 

My advice: Stay out of the wet!

post #28752 of 33197
I'm headed to Seattle this weekend for two hockey games. I'm going to try to arrive early enough on Saturday to take a look for a suit at Nordstrom's. Anything in particular I should look for? I'm looking at either something decent/good enough under $400, or very good value in the $7-800 type of range. Any brands to look at, or avoid? Same question for Macy's - for my price range, is it worth looking there?

Situation is I need a grey suit for a wedding, and I'm either going to get something cheap (not garbage, but will accept made in China of its made reasonably well in China, for example), or something if a more permanent nature.

Style wise, high arm holes, and generally slim fitting suits my body, but I'm not after the trendy slim fit styling. I.e I don't want a high gorge, and wild prefer 3-3.5" lapels, though 2.5 can look well proportioned in me. I don't want a super short jacket, but a little short is ok, as I'm 5'7" and I don't mind giving myself some extra height.

Any thoughts on any of those points are welcome. I'm not delusional; I know I can't have the world at either of those price points. Obviously I'll be less picky at the lower range than my ceiling. In that $800 range, for me, that has to be a suit to invest in, that I can wear 15-20 times per year for a long time.

Also if there is anywhere else I should look - as a priority, as my time is limited this trip - let me know.

Thanks in advance!
post #28753 of 33197
hey guys...wedding in November in Jamaica on the beach. NO idea what to wear. was thinking maybe linen pants/shirt and a blue, unstructured blazer?

if this is an awful idea, feel free to rip it apart. also no clue about footwear.

thanks!
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

hey guys...wedding in November in Jamaica on the beach. NO idea what to wear. was thinking maybe linen pants/shirt and a blue, unstructured blazer?

if this is an awful idea, feel free to rip it apart. also no clue about footwear.

thanks!

It sounds pretty good to me, unless the groom is going to be wearing shorts. Even then, you could always leave the jacket off, and roll up your sleeves. A linen suit would give the same option.

Do you know how formal the wedding is in general? Where is the couple from, and what did the invitation say/look like? And, if in doubt, ask the hostess what she thinks the gents will be wearing.
post #28755 of 33197

Hi, I've been trawling the style forums these last few months and it's widened my world view about dressing well. 

I'm a professional in his mid-late thirties and have just gotten back to work after a few month holiday break. 

I usually have everything I own fitting in a suitcase and hence got rid of my shirts pre-holiday. Which is  nice opportunity to restart my formal/workwear wardrobe completely. 

I would've gone the Ted Baker shoes, random designer suit and TM Lewin shirt route before several style forum threads set me right. :)

 

 

 

My (now revised) buy list has 
Charcoal grey Napoli (or a slimmer fit) Suit Supply suit. (size 38R - 5'9"/176 cmd, and maintain my weight between 68-72 kilos (150-150 lbs)
Navy Blue MTM Suitsupply
Already have a DKNY cream suit that I can add/revolve as a third pair. 
Burgundy blazer suitsupply
Meermin Linea Maestro brown double monks
Meermin Classic line Burgundy 
Vacillating between a Ferragamo reversible belt 
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/salvatore-ferragamo-double-gancini-reversible-belt?ID=139175&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc=LINKSHARE-_-n-_-n-_-n&LinkshareID=0RpXOIXA500-epcXyLyeHzWHl0G0_6xFjg

Or one from the Bloomingdale's men's collection which really catches my eye 
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/the-mens-store-at-bloomingdales-park-ave-leather-belt?ID=1109149&CategoryID=1000060#fn=spp%3D2%26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D1%26rid%3D%26spc%3D56

I'm vacillating between catches my
eye and treating myself well. And there's a 150 quid difference between the belts, and maybe a 6-700 quid markup on the MTM vs another RTW one :)

And maybe 5-10 shirts from the Hilditch and Key peeps. 
Foundation of solids black, brown, light blue, and a couple of stripes, and designs. all slim fitted. 
They're having a 30 quid sale at the moment, so a pretty good deal I reckon. 
Haha, kicking myself for jumping for the TM Lewins 4 shirt discount right off the bat. 

 

1. I would be v v grateful for any suggestions re; the above for a complete work/formal/office wardrobe from the ground up (£1700-2000 quid ballpark (two RTW suits, or an MTM/RTW combo.)

2. What trouser's would you recommend - I'm thinking of a brown, black, navy-blue, and tan UK made pairs (size 32). I could visit local London stores if need be :)

Thanks for feedback and advice :)

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