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post #29686 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Chairman View Post
 

wedding question... about belts.  thanks in advance!

 

im wearing a bespoke three piece charcoal suit with brogued oxford captoes in cognac.  im working on the belt, which will of course match.  keep in mind im working with shoes that are somewhat in between a blonde british tan and a proper cognac, but closer to brown.  let's say something like this:

 

 

 

im a big fan of plate buckle belts.  i get that they arent as resilient and classic as your standard buckle.

 

 

 

 

so my question is NOT whether i can wear cognac with charcoal (as is raging is so many other websites), but rather, can i wear a plate buckle belt in cognac?

 

why do i ask?  first off i cant really find one in person (thinking of going bespoke), secondly, ive never really seen one.  thirdly, perhaps it looks weird with the lighter, blonder, cognac color.  

 

put another way, does the plate buckle only work well with blacks and browns (darker colors)?  think about it, do you really see plate buckles in lighter colors?  you may, but i certainly dont...  

 

a second question is that the shoes are burnished, so the toe is darker, the rest of the shoe is a rather homogeneous cognac (sort of like the photo above).  which do i go with?  i assume the darker color because it points forward for photos and is more prominent. 

 

some other possibly relevant facts:

-with the three piece, might not see the buckle?  might not see the belt at all?  

-its a night wedding, so perhaps there wont be enough light to matter

-should i just un-complicate everything and go darker brown or cordovan/oxblood instead?

-am i just too crazy about matching leathers?

 

 

thanks so much.  the wedding is 9/19/15.  

 

-chairman

ny, ny


Yes, but wear black oxfords instead. Cognac with charcoal is too flashy for a wedding.

post #29687 of 33197
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Originally Posted by thehaven22 View Post
 

How is the fit of my sport coat? I am most worried about the shoulders. This is what it looks like right out the box. I plan on taking the sport coat to shorten the sleeves so far, but I'd like feedback on the rest of the fit. Should I keep it or should I keep looking for a sport coat.

Albumn: https://imgur.com/a/pm5WL

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

Fit is fine if a little short.

post #29688 of 33197

thanks- but i dont want to wear black.  its a casual wedding and will not be very formal.  

post #29689 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Chairman View Post

thanks- but i dont want to wear black.  its a casual wedding and will not be very formal.  
Wouldn't recommend wearing a belt at all with a three piece suit. Either trousers with side adjusters or braces/suspenders. Vest should always cover the top of your trouser waist, so if you were to wear a belt with a three piece suit (which I am not recommending) then it should be covered by the vest. If you must wear a belt with a vest, ideally use the thinnest buckle possible to minimize the visible impression under the vest.
post #29690 of 33197

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Edited by forbritisheyes - 2/1/15 at 3:28pm
post #29691 of 33197

I picked up a new suit, navy/brown plaid.  The brown plaid is unnoticeable from more than a few feet, and even in bad light it just looks like a dark navy.  I typically avoid black shoes with brown clothes, should I stick to that with the new suit? or does black go fine?

post #29692 of 33197
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Originally Posted by plainnerd View Post

I picked up a new suit, navy/brown plaid.  The brown plaid is unnoticeable from more than a few feet, and even in bad light it just looks like a dark navy.  I typically avoid black shoes with brown clothes, should I stick to that with the new suit? or does black go fine?

You're fine, just treat it like a navy suit. Not to mention that a lot of shades of brown work perfectly fine with black.
post #29693 of 33197

Is there any easy way to tell whether a pair of dress shoes are made with goodyear welt or not just by looking on the outside?  What are the tell-tale signs to look for?  How can you spot fake welting with stitching that serves no purpose other than to create an illusion that it is of higher quality than it really is?

post #29694 of 33197
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

You're fine, just treat it like a navy suit. Not to mention that a lot of shades of brown work perfectly fine with black.

+1, black with navy is the best option.
post #29695 of 33197

I have ordered my first double breasted suit in my life. I have chosen grey chalk stripe after wondering between grey chalk stripe and navy windowpane pattern. I decide to go with a 4 seasons wool chalk stripe which is light weight cloth instead of flannel chalk stripe because I live in a tropical climate country, where the winter is not too cold (around 10 -12 degree C), . But as I did some search before, some experts in this forum said that chalk stripe work best with flannel fabric. So please tell me whether I should change the light weight fabric to flannel for mid-grey chalk stripe?

post #29696 of 33197
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thanks- but i dont want to wear black.  its a casual wedding and will not be very formal.  

This makes absolutely no sense based on your initial post.
post #29697 of 33197
I work in a office and the standard dress code for men seems to be trousers and shirt.

To me, trousers and shirt on its own is a look which I don't like. I always feel like something is missing when I wear trousers and a shirt.

The problem is I'm on the phone a lot so will it look odd if I start rocking up at work in a suit, not taking the jacket off and making calls?
post #29698 of 33197
If that's the dress code I'd advise you to stick to it.
post #29699 of 33197
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Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

I work in a office and the standard dress code for men seems to be trousers and shirt.

To me, trousers and shirt on its own is a look which I don't like. I always feel like something is missing when I wear trousers and a shirt.

The problem is I'm on the phone a lot so will it look odd if I start rocking up at work in a suit, not taking the jacket off and making calls?

Not sure what the question is.
I never take off my jacket.
post #29700 of 33197

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Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

I work in a office and the standard dress code for men seems to be trousers and shirt.

To me, trousers and shirt on its own is a look which I don't like. I always feel like something is missing when I wear trousers and a shirt.

The problem is I'm on the phone a lot so will it look odd if I start rocking up at work in a suit, not taking the jacket off and making calls?

If this is a strict dress code, just stick to it. If it's a 'bare minimum' sort of thing, then wear a sportcoat.

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