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post #29716 of 33197
Can someone provide some insight as to why some jackets have a false third buttonhole on the cuffs?

post #29717 of 33197

depends on who the advice comes from.  

 

and how its delivered.

 

thanks again.

post #29718 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Chairman View Post

depends on who the advice comes from.  

and how its delivered.

thanks again.
Fair enough. Congrats BTW.
post #29719 of 33197

I have a question, and i want an answer.

 

How can i jazz up my work outfits?

 

My typical work outfits is just a shirt, trousers, and leather shoes.

 

In an effort to look better, i've had my shirts made from a tailor, some trousers are tailored, i have a decent haircut, a decent watch and decent shoes.

 

Wearing a jacket makes me look out of place where i come from. And it's warm here in Singapore most of the time, so even though i have a decent cardigan, wearing it makes me uncomfortable, which defeats the purpose of looking stylish. 

 

My main goal is to stand out a little through minor details, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

 

Any suggestions?

post #29720 of 33197
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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post

I have a question, and i want an answer.

How can i jazz up my work outfits?

My typical work outfits is just a shirt, trousers, and leather shoes.

In an effort to look better, i've had my shirts made from a tailor, some trousers are tailored, i have a decent haircut, a decent watch and decent shoes.

Wearing a jacket makes me look out of place where i come from. And it's warm here in Singapore most of the time, so even though i have a decent cardigan, wearing it makes me uncomfortable, which defeats the purpose of looking stylish. 

My main goal is to stand out a little through minor details, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

Any suggestions?

Upgrade all that is simply "decent"?
post #29721 of 33197

Good point!

 

Though, does it come in diminishing returns?

 

Looking at my outfit, my watch is good enough, my shoes will eventually be EG or GG.

 

Is there really a huge difference if i went to an expensive (or more well known) tailor?

 

Does it come to a price point where we're paying for the brand name?

post #29722 of 33197

I think just make sure it fits well and craftsmanship is good, I wouldn't look to have known brands or tailors specifically. Make sure your belt is good and not gaudy, I suppose.

post #29723 of 33197

I'm selling my car, moving to London and need a laptop messenger.

 

My current laptop bag is a buttery soft brown leather backpack. But I'm about to move to rainy London for two years and it's not going to be suitable for the climate.

 

I want durable, water resistant, elegant, slim and anonymous, yet luxurious to the careful eye.  Tumi is too bland. Saddleback is to butch. Coach is to fragile. Maybe Filson?

 

Somebody please help.

post #29724 of 33197
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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post
 

Good point!

 

Though, does it come in diminishing returns?

 

Looking at my outfit, my watch is good enough, my shoes will eventually be EG or GG.

 

Is there really a huge difference if i went to an expensive (or more well known) tailor?

 

Does it come to a price point where we're paying for the brand name?

 

Brand names are for suckers. That being said, designer is generally better.

 

The two most important items in your outfit are your shoes and your wristwatch. Your watch should be Swiss (with some exceptions) and your shoes should be 100% high quality leather and traditionally welted. Edward Green Bespoke would most certainly set you apart if you went that route. But it all depends on your station in life, who you are surrounded by and what you want to project about yourself.

 

As for tailoring. If you're going custom, that's great. I have a tailor in Thailand that does many of my suits and shirts. With that, I focus mainly on fit and material quality. Natural fibers only. Nothing poly or elastine. I typically like to stick with more classic cuts but with some embellishments. I always do covered buttons, for example.

 

If all this sounds completely obvious to you, you're already ahead of most people. If that's not enough it starts to get very subjective.

 

Generally, I think less is more. If you stick to timeless design classics and allow yourself one or two embellishments - a tie bar, a pocket square, contrast stitching somewhere - I think you set yourself apart more beneficially than some fanboy who has to have the latest fashionable look. People like that just look like tools to most of us.

 

But really, so much depends on your stylistic ecosystem. It's tough to give advice with so little information.

 

When in doubt, just invest in having the nicest watch of all your friends.

post #29725 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Chairman View Post
 

how does it not make sense? 

 

makes perfect sense to me.  i dont want to wear black shoes; in fact, that wasnt even the question.

 

i happen to think black is formal.  there is a waistcoat, but considering the setting and the accoutrements, i dont consider that all that formal either.

 

ill consider no belt, but ive seen it done with the waistcoat many times.  i dont think it looks all that bad, but if there is a bunching issue, ill reconsider.  function and fashion!

 

in any event, have any thoughts on the plate buckle?  thanks in advance.


It doesn't make sense because you said the wedding will be casual, how casual we don't know, and you said you will be wearing a three piece suit to it.

Sounds like you will be overdressed.

post #29726 of 33197

To be fair there's such thing as dressy casual. There isn't a straight line going from casual to formal, country and city.

 

That said if the asker isn't ready to listen to advice they probably shouldn't ask.

post #29727 of 33197
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post


It doesn't make sense because you said the wedding will be casual, how casual we don't know, and you said you will be wearing a three piece suit to it.
Sounds like you will be overdressed.

Bingo!
post #29728 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

It's pretty much the uniform for corporate business casual in NY in my opinion. I don't see an issue with it.

I live/work in NYC. That doesn't mean squat.
I didn't say that I have an issue with the look. I said that to me, it looks incomplete.
post #29729 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I live/work in NYC. That doesn't mean squat.
I didn't say that I have an issue with the look. I said that to me, it looks incomplete.
I actually wrote my comment knowing that you were from the area. Sorry I equated you thinking it looked incomplete with you having an issue with the look.
post #29730 of 33197
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I'm selling my car, moving to London and need a laptop messenger.

My current laptop bag is a buttery soft brown leather backpack. But I'm about to move to rainy London for two years and it's not going to be suitable for the climate.

I want durable, water resistant, elegant, slim and anonymous, yet luxurious to the careful eye.  Tumi is too bland. Saddleback is to butch. Coach is to fragile. Maybe Filson?

Somebody please help.

I like Waterfield for laptops. If you're looking for utility, I'm not sure if Filson is the way to go. You can find lighter and more functional from other brands. I would also look at Brenthaven Timbuk2u.
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