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post #29746 of 33197
Frankly these look terrible. Do you really want your belt buckle to be the focal point of your outfit?
post #29747 of 33197

thanks- now there's an answer!

post #29748 of 33197
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post

And here we have the extremes in Pitti fashion codified and brought to the extreme end of cheapness.  Functional sleeve buttonholes that meant high-quality garment were unbuttoned to show off the fact that the buttonholes were, in fact, real... are now being copied by cheapo manufacturers, which in this format is new to me.  The contrast buttonhole stitching was originally chosen by people who thought that it would identify a garment as being made for them, and now has been adopted by every cheapo manufacturer and has become a sign of tastelessness.  The meaning of the awful contrast ribbon? I have no clue.

It's hard to figure out what you're saying through the pointlessly insulting e-fashionista douchebaggery.

If I'm deciphering correctly, you're saying a contrasting buttonhole thread is a pretend show of being a made to measure/bespoke suit. That doesn't answer my question as to why the other buttonholes would be functional except the third one. Is it supposed to be punctured like stitched pockets and vents on a new suit? I had a thought it might be to allow for sleeve length adjustment since it could be taken out without leaving any trace as a buttonhole would.

If someone else could chime in who doesn't feel the need to condescend other people over the internet I'd appreciate it!
post #29749 of 33197

Looking for classic chelsea boots in leather or suede with leather sole and at least 1 1/4" heels to give me some lift.  What's the best bang for the $ chelsea boots at the moment in terms of style, quality and craftsmanship?

post #29750 of 33197

As he said, it has a false third button to imitate working cuffs so it looks bespoke and will stand out. That's pretty simple and straightforward, I'm not sure what you have against his answer.

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

As he said, it has a false third button to imitate working cuffs so it looks bespoke and will stand out. That's pretty simple and straightforward, I'm not sure what you have against his answer.

My question wasn't about the coloring of the buttonhole. Why isn't it open like the rest, am I supposed to open it myself?

And no, his answer wasn't simple and straightforward. You're reply was simple and straightforward. He felt the need to point out repeatedly how cheap and tasteless the style was (thus implying I'm cheap and tasteless) and how awful another part of the cuff was that I didn't ask about. You can answer questions or give style advice without being insulting to other users.
post #29752 of 33197

It's not meant to be opened, no. He wasn't insulting you anyway, he's just insulting tacky affectations displayed (which I think is reasonable), you seemed to have taken it very personally when I don't think it was aimed at you at all.

 

Here, let me quote:

 

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 Can someone provide some insight as to why some jackets have a false third buttonhole on the cuffs?

 

And he replied, I think, fairly reasonably, "to imitate bespoke garments [poorly]". He didn't make any direct comments to you at all.

 

I can't be sure but I don't believe ANY of the buttonholes are functional (ie. they don't button or unbutton), and the reason is because... it's cheaper, which is essentially what he said. These stylings imitate bespoke attributes using non bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

It's not meant to be opened, no. He wasn't insulting you anyway, he's just insulting tacky affectations displayed (which I think is reasonable), you seemed to have taken it very personally when I don't think it was aimed at you at all.


Here, let me quote:


And he replied, I think, fairly reasonably, "to imitate bespoke garments [poorly]". He didn't make any direct comments to you at all.

I can't be sure but I don't believe ANY of the buttonholes are functional (ie. they don't button or unbutton), and the reason is because... it's cheaper, which is essentially what he said. These stylings imitate bespoke attributes using non bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail.

As the owner of said jacket, it comes off as insulting. There are ways to post that teeter on the edge of appropriateness. Ultimately it's at the discretion of the mods what constitutes abusive of offensive posting to other users.

If none of the buttons were functional it would obviously be a cheaper jacket with non-functional button cuffs. The other buttons are functional, so I was curious if there was a possible reason for the third one still being closed.

post #29754 of 33197

I've never seen that before, and it seems a bit strange to me that such a thing could exist (as in why not make the last button functional too? Makes no sense), but I guess I can't help you there.

post #29755 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

As the owner of said jacket, it comes off as insulting. There are ways to post that teeter on the edge of appropriateness. Ultimately it's at the discretion of the mods what constitutes abusive of offensive posting to other users.

If none of the buttons were functional it would obviously be a cheaper jacket with non-functional button cuffs. The other buttons are functional, so I was curious if there was a possible reason for the third one still being closed.


Geez. You are mentioning mods for such a silly response to a post? No one was "insulting" or "condescending.' For fucks sake.

A reason that the last button is left closed is that it is much easier to "stitch" it in white than to have it opened, while "stitching" in white.
No, it is probably not meant to be opened. But feel free to open it if you wish.
post #29756 of 33197

Wait, what? The other buttonholes are actually functional?

That's even more beyond my comprehension.

post #29757 of 33197
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Originally Posted by styleforumfan View Post
 

Looking for classic chelsea boots in leather or suede with leather sole and at least 1 1/4" heels to give me some lift.  What's the best bang for the $ chelsea boots at the moment in terms of style, quality and craftsmanship?


Rm Williams The Yearling boot. $345 AUS. Heel might be slightly too tall for what you're looking for. For Chelsea boots with a regular 1" heel, check out Carmina and Herring's Wilson Chelsea boot.

 

http://www.bootsonline.com.au/b522.htm


Edited by BrooksLauren77 - 2/4/15 at 10:05am
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WEDDING SHOES

 

I am looking for some advice picking out shoes for my wedding. I plan to wear a midnight blue, shawl collar tux. I'll be ordering from Indochino. I was planning on finding a nice pair of calf leather oxfords that I would shine up to wear as I am not a fan of patent leather. I came across these Louboutins which I really, really like. In fact, I bought them. Would these be ok to wear with a tux?

 

http://us.christianlouboutin.com/ca_en/shop/men/greggo-orlato-cotton.html

 

I don't think Indochino's midnight blue is as dark as a classic midnight blue, but I could be wrong. I normally wear Allen Edmonds, and was thinking of getting CJs or a similar shoe, but I found these and am hoping they work.

 

Opinions?

 

And if you don't like them, any recommendations? I would like the shoes to... stand out, be different. Budget is around $1k.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #29759 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mike05257 View Post
 

WEDDING SHOES

 

I am looking for some advice picking out shoes for my wedding. I plan to wear a midnight blue, shawl collar tux. I'll be ordering from Indochino. I was planning on finding a nice pair of calf leather oxfords that I would shine up to wear as I am not a fan of patent leather. I came across these Louboutins which I really, really like. In fact, I bought them. Would these be ok to wear with a tux?

 

http://us.christianlouboutin.com/ca_en/shop/men/greggo-orlato-cotton.html

 

I don't think Indochino's midnight blue is as dark as a classic midnight blue, but I could be wrong. I normally wear Allen Edmonds, and was thinking of getting CJs or a similar shoe, but I found these and am hoping they work.

 

Opinions?

 

And if you don't like them, any recommendations? I would like the shoes to... stand out, be different. Budget is around $1k.

 

Thanks in advance.


Fuck no, they are hideous.

 

Do you have the Carlyle or Park Avenues in black? If so, give them a high shine and wear those instead. If you're looking at C&J, get the Alex wholecut or Wembley plain toe.


Edited by BrooksLauren77 - 2/4/15 at 12:50pm
post #29760 of 33197

A sexy wholecut...  G&G Sinatra, Edward Green Newbury, Enzo Bonafe, Carmina.   Black, Navy, Dark Burgundy

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