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post #28756 of 33186
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

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.

white pants AND shirt or no?

also, any idea what kind of shoes? i know it's not super formal.
post #28757 of 33186
White shirt and pants sounds fine to me... Any casual shoes you think look good, and don't mind getting full of sand.
post #28758 of 33186
What the best store to buy affordable slim fitted dress shirts instead of h&m
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mrmister,

 

I'm not sure I'd go for a burgundy blazer ahead of a navy one, or a dark brown.

 

For the trousers, light and medium gray are going to be a lot more useful than black or navy.

post #28760 of 33186

I don't get what the navy hate is about. I wear my navy pants with everything. 

post #28761 of 33186
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I don't get what the navy hate is about. I wear my navy pants with everything. 


Navy pants only work well with non-blue mid-tone or lighter coloured jackets, and if they aren't of a sufficiently distinctive weave or lack variance in colour they tend to look like orphans from a navy suit.  You may very well have several darker-coloured jackets that can be interchanged with a pair of lighter-coloured pants (being that most of the suits in your closet would be darker because that's mostly what stores sell these days as lighter-coloured suits are a hard sell) but you're likely only have a single lighter coloured jacket that you can match to your pants.  Navy pants lack versatility in the standard man's wardrobe, and thus are advised against by anyone with more dark jackets than light ones.  Also, since dark on bottom/light on top combination is rarer (due to the aforementioned more dark suits than light problem) people have a harder time wrapping their head around good combinations featuring dark pants.

 

If you have more light- or mid-coloured jackets than dark, you'll be able to wear navy pants effectively.  However, seeing as your mid-coloured jackets will still be able to be paired with light grey or tan, navy pants are still nowhere near as effective and interchangeable.


Edited by deadAngle - 9/26/14 at 9:49am
post #28762 of 33186

Is there an Alexander Mcqueen topic on this forum? Couldn't find it.
If no, anyone who's familiar with the sizing of theyr blazers and suits? I checked Mr Porter and some seem to fit tts, other small

post #28763 of 33186
Perhaps in the Streetwear & Denim section?
post #28764 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Perhaps in the Streetwear & Denim section?

Fuck I never realized this topic was in the Classic menswear section, sorry

post #28765 of 33186
I have a BB woven silk tie that I recently ironed (layed flat under a sheet, using a bit of steam). It now looks flat but lifeless, and perhaps became more rigid. It's also hard to get a dimple in the knot. Any ideas?
post #28766 of 33186
Hang it up and steam it - I don't really know what you were doing ironing a tie!
post #28767 of 33186
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

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!

I just bought a Mantoni suit from Jeff & Justin at http://thewizardofaahs.com/ as an alternative to Jos A Bank.
It's currently at the tailor, but bang for buck, they seem to be good suits. I should have found a suit with a 41 jacket instead of a 32 (shoulder alt's) but after the suit and all alterations I'll be in for just under $400.

post #28768 of 33186

Is it okay wear dark green pants in autumn ? 

I don't really know what colors are acceptable in what season. Obviously I wouldn't wear very bright colors in autumn/winter. Other than that you could help me out.

post #28769 of 33186
In reality, you can wear whatever color you feel like wearing anytime. But, to your question, yes it is perfectly fine.
Edited by gyasih - 9/28/14 at 6:55am
post #28770 of 33186
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

In reality, yo can wear whatever color you feel like wearing anytime. But, to your question, yes it is perfectly fine.

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