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post #29101 of 33186

Twills have more texture than royal oxford, do they not?

 

I don't really like gucci loafers by association, but I don't think they are objectively unpleasing. I think what you're suggesting is fine, but I feel like something like oxford or linen if you're going to wear a white shirt is better. I like white shirts with denim but you have to really make it not dressy either via texture or other pieces, and if you're wearing a jacket I think texture would be the way to go, and not cufflinks especially. I think generally speaking the kind of shirt you want in this ensemble are the non french cuff ones anyway.

post #29102 of 33186
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Twills have more texture than royal oxford, do they not?

 

I don't really like gucci loafers by association, but I don't think they are objectively unpleasing. I think what you're suggesting is fine, but I feel like something like oxford or linen if you're going to wear a white shirt is better. I like white shirts with denim but you have to really make it not dressy either via texture or other pieces, and if you're wearing a jacket I think texture would be the way to go, and not cufflinks especially. I think generally speaking the kind of shirt you want in this ensemble are the non french cuff ones anyway.

Some certainly do, but I only own (and prefer) fine twills, which aren't really noticeable texture wise except up close (but sufficiently hefty and opaque, which is my main concern with white shirts). I actually have a batch of MTM white regular oxfords in the same configuration I described due in this week, both with and without french cuffs, as I wanted to experiment with those as well - perhaps that's what I'll end up settling with.

 

My thing with french cuffs is two fold: a) I just like them, after wearing them for years in my suit days, and would have zero opportunity to wear them anymore (or any of my cufflink collection) if I didn't throw them into a non-work look, and b) I sort of think they go well with the Gucci's (which are all classic or 1953 models, I might add, nothing too garish); laid back but with a bit of flash. I do go barrel cuff when I feel the situation demands it, but try and avoid it as much as possible for primarily reason a).

 

I've tried pure linen shirts in the summer and although I'm mostly okay with the wrinkling, they're just no opaque enough. Going to experiment with some linen blend fabrics next year. 

 

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- Denim is Satan's cloth, so wear jeans by all means, just make them white or coloured but never the indigo/cowboy variety.  Otherwise, back to SWD with you and be damned.

 

- Royal Oxford spread collar does sound too dressy; go for a button-down, which would work regardless of cloth almost

 

- Cufflinks are pushing it

 

- Try a pattern or two in the jacket

 

- I hate Gucci loafers, try a country brogue or Norwegian

I primarily wear mid-light grey denim, khaki/stone denim in summer, and dark indigo denim only with my light grey cashmere SC and a navy/white houndstooth SC that basically reads as a grey. I hear you on them being 'Satan's cloth' - I far prefer regular trousers and would never give them up - but I find that wearing anything other than denim of some type at a lot of non-work related social functions puts you in a situation that I'd rather avoid (used to try and fight it, gave in). Also, the wimmenz seem to really like the SC + denim thing.

 

My collar is a custom spread that purposefully frames my face well. I get your point on dressiness, but I prefer it over button downs when I'm wearing a jacket. Royal oxford might be too much in combination with the other elements though, point taken.

 

I know cufflinks are 'pushing it' - which is exactly why I like them in this circumstance. See also above point a).

 

Hate patterend jackets (blame my years of suit wear, I guess), esp. with solid white shirts. Small-scale houndstooth is as crazy as I get.

 

Hate non-loafer shoes with jeans. 

 

Tastes differ, &c.

post #29103 of 33186

I bought this Paul Smith wallet off ebay in a hurry and haven't received the item yet but am wondering if it is even real or fake.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paul-Smith-Black-Leather-6-CC-Credit-Card-Case-Bifold-Wallet-Organizer-NIB-/380997227584?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=21Brn%252FWKzXkqe6kF6yKHoimcas0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

The item listing ended since I purchased but you can scroll down and see the pics.

 

I couldn't find this particular wallet in any of Paul Smith's previous collections.

 

Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks.

post #29104 of 33186

Advice needed! 

 

I'm trying to pull my brother out of his preppy stage of dressing by giving him christmas gifts. Need some brand ideas for long sleeve t-shirts (henley okay too). I was thinking stuff like RRL but with a more accessible price point. Athletic cut is a plus. Need suggestions! PM me so we don't clog the thread
post #29105 of 33186
Anyone know the rough dimensions of Grandi & Rubinelli shirting swatches, or shirting swatches in general? I'm browsing through their stuff on Luxire, but many of the G&R swatch photos don't have a coin or anything to help judge how wide the stripes are on the striped fabrics. I'm trying to judge the width of the stripes on these in particular. If I knew the dimensions I could just do some rough math.

http://luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/grandi_amazing_0a452_09101

http://luxire.com/products/grandi_cam2000_06361_09552
post #29106 of 33186
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Originally Posted by kkapdolee View Post

I bought this Paul Smith wallet off ebay in a hurry and haven't received the item yet but am wondering if it is even real or fake.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paul-Smith-Black-Leather-6-CC-Credit-Card-Case-Bifold-Wallet-Organizer-NIB-/380997227584?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=21Brn%252FWKzXkqe6kF6yKHoimcas0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

The item listing ended since I purchased but you can scroll down and see the pics.

I couldn't find this particular wallet in any of Paul Smith's previous collections.

Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks.

You might want to try the Streetwear and Denim 'Ask a question' thread, as that brand receives more attention there.
post #29107 of 33186

Help, Please! I need a white Shirt, 5" spread on the collar, french cuffs, under $100.  Brooks Bros was a bust looking for this shirt today, including online.  I was hoping to cash in on the corporate double sale day, but c'est la vie.  I need something with a wide spread to stay under my lapels, (5" - had the tailor measure it on my suit) and ideally french cuffs. I'm a 14.5" neck. Will the Charles Tyrwhitt spread collar work? Oh - it has to arrive next week, without fail. Can have it shipped to US or Canada.  Okay guys, GO!

post #29108 of 33186

I could swear the widest BB spread was 5", but I may be mistaken. I'd be happy to measure my 15.5 Tyrwhitt (regular collar) for you this evening.

post #29109 of 33186
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I could swear the widest BB spread was 5", but I may be mistaken. I'd be happy to measure my 15.5 Tyrwhitt (regular collar) for you this evening.

 

Would be great if you could!  BB's widest spread (English) would do the trick, but it seems only available in Golden Fleece, and I ain't made of gold, nor fleece!

 

Edit: Also available in tons of colours and patterns in the non-iron, sub $100 shirts, but not white.  And I'm not planning to wear a patterned/coloured shirt to my best friend's wedding because (1) it's a wedding, (2) I'm the best man at said wedding, and (3) I was asked to wear a white shirt to said wedding.

post #29110 of 33186

^^

Sounds like good reasoning. I'm still out, but I'll measure it when I'm home.

post #29111 of 33186
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

^^

Sounds like good reasoning. I'm still out, but I'll measure it when I'm home.

 

Thanks.  I'm pretty resolved on the Tyrwhitt, having been to every store in town, and bought a shirt (that I can still return) for $100 that works, but I'm not crazy about, and liking the look of the Tyrwhitt better.  Speaking of -- how slim is their slim fit?  I'm a 36S jacket, 17" across the shoulders.  Slim fit?  Probably slim fit.

post #29112 of 33186

I dunno. Mine is their regular fit. Size for size, it's about equivalent to a BB slim fit. We're about the same size. The slim probably won't be too slim, you know?

post #29113 of 33186
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

I dunno. Mine is their regular fit. Size for size, it's about equivalent to a BB slim fit. We're about the same size. The slim probably won't be too slim, you know?

 

I'll get the slim, then, probably.  I'm pretty slim, and I hear BB slim is for people in reasonably good shape.  I'm a 30/32 waist, depending on the day of the week.

post #29114 of 33186

Is this workable, or too short? I *might* be able to lengthen a little bit. It is unlined and there is maybe 1.25" of material folded over. I've never lengthened a jacket. Don't want to sink money into it if it is unsalvageable. I'd rather just sell it. Thank you in advance. Everywhere else fits pretty well, and I love the fabric. 

 

post #29115 of 33186

^^

 

Too short, and with that much curve to the fronts and the patch pockets, lowering the hem probably won't ever look right. Anyway, the lapel shape is a bit extreme.

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