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You wouldn't want to wear a black dress shirt, but a black sweater, turtleneck, overcoat, etc? Go for it.
post #29372 of 33197
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Originally Posted by EPrest90 View Post
 

I'm a suit noob. How/when can i wear a suit made of oxford cloth, specifically in a mid-light grey color? Or do suit materials not really matter?  Thanks

Is it cotton oxford, or a wool in an oxford weave?

 

If it's cotton oxford, it's an extremely casual summer suit. Wear it like a linen one.

 

If it's a wool oxford, wear it like a sharkskin or pick-and-pick suit in the same basic color.

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Quick question on shirt textures:
The pic here shows a shirt by Tom Ford and I really like the texture of the weave. What is that texture called? Thanks!
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^^

 

That's a woven pique formal shirt. Most likely, only the front of the shirt, the collar, and the cuffs are in that, and the rest of the shirt is poplin or something. Pique is too stiff to make a whole shirt out of, I reckon.

 

Royal oxford looks similar, but is a lot more wearable with clothes other than a tux.

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That's a woven pique formal shirt. Most likely, only the front of the shirt, the collar, and the cuffs are in that, and the rest of the shirt is poplin or something. Pique is too stiff to make a whole shirt out of, I reckon.

Royal oxford looks similar, but is a lot more wearable with clothes other than a tux.

There are also many shirts of this style available (if you're getting it to wear with a Tuxedo) for much less than the $1500 price tag on the Tom Ford.
post #29376 of 33197
Does dry cleaning thrifted wool sports coats kill moth eggs that may be on the fabric?
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Yes.  Leaving it outside in a Canadian winter for a week should have the same effect.

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Posting here because I'm not sure where else to post and don't want to create a new thread.

Has anyone in the U.S. had any success at obtaining travel slippers from La Portegna without paying 60 pound sterling for shipping (and with no VAT refund)? A 20 minute search here and other places has not provided much fruit. Thanks guys!
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Just dropped a suit at the tailor. Getting cuffs but forgot to specify their height. In 5'7" and the trouser legs are wide. I want a bold cuff. What height should I go with?

Edit: just called in 1.75"
Edited by ImTheGroom - 12/23/14 at 3:54pm
post #29380 of 33197
I'm a 14.5 neck, 34 chest and 28 waist. Which shirts will fit me better; 1.) TML super fully fitted shirts or 2) CT extra slim shirts.

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post #29381 of 33197
Thinking about getting these but never worn plaid trousers before. Searching online for pictures but haven't found anything similar. How would a solid navy odd jacket look with this?

post #29382 of 33197

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I think fine, but I'd feel compelled to do something with the purple in the top block.

 

You can find a fair number of shots of people in navy blazers with PoW check trousers.

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As in a purple shirt, or white shirt with a pocket square or tie with purple in it?

And thanks, I was searching glen plaid instead of Prince of Wales. I'll search that
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^^

 

Try also glen check, and windowpane, as search terms.

 

It would depend on mood, for me. I think a solid lavender shirt would be too much purple, and I'd be a little concerned about a white-and-purple pattern. But I think a little purple in an otherwise-coordinating square would be cool, or a tie with some purple.

 

See, the trousers are bold, but not GTH. Sometimes, I think of clothes as like a band, and if one element is really bold, I let it take a solo while everything else settles into a groove.

 

 

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But those pants aren't quite bold enough for that. Just the same, though, they're doing something, and so the rest of the players have to be doing a little something to keep up. I think of it as the Paul Stuart approach, though PS is always turned up to 11. But if you took that Paul Stuart thing (which is really sort of an American haberdashery twist on the Jermyn St. look that expands beyond PS's walls) and turned it down to about a six, those pants could swing.

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I think picking them up with a lavender edged pocket white pocket square would be smashing.  Of course, this whole thing now really needs a straw boater!  A straw fedora will do.

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