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Where can I buy decent suits with functional jacket cuff buttons without breaking the bank?  What's the minimum I should expect to spend to have these?  Thanks!
Suitsupply, anywhere between 250-700 euros, don't know the prices in US
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Originally Posted by Arnobuyens View Post


Suitsupply, anywhere between 250-700 euros, don't know the prices in US

Basically between $500 and $1000 USD.

 

You might also check Bonobos. I think they do half canvas construction on their stuff, and have some decent looks for good pricing. I've seen at least some of their jackets with functional button holes. Also, maybe Charles Tyrwhitt.

 

Another thing to consider is one of the more reputable online made to measure options out there. Most of them offer surgeon's cuffs, and their suits usually start at around $500.

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Speaking of non-Luxxotica sunglasses, does anyone have experience with Randolph Engineering aviators?
Randolph Engineering aviators are excellent - essentially equivalent to American Optical aviators. They do cost about twice as much as A.O., however.
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Speaking of non-Luxxotica sunglasses, does anyone have experience with Randolph Engineering aviators?

Yes. I love my aviators. Durable and good-looking.

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Randolph Engineering aviators are excellent - essentially equivalent to American Optical aviators. They do cost about twice as much as A.O., however.

I've had both. RE may betwice the price of AO but they are more than twice the quality. My AO ones had slack joints and poor enamel, the RE ones seem much more robust and better built.

I have a pair of blue flash RE Concorde aviators if anyone is looking to buy - PM me!
post #30351 of 33455
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I've had both. RE may betwice the price of AO but they are more than twice the quality.
I've worn both, at various times over the past 20 years. I've found both to be of excellent optical quality, excellent "mechanical" quality, and very similar in terms of style, comfort, etc.

But I believe you when you claim that your AO's were disappointing. I can't say that this has been my experience, but quality control is never a 100% thing, and maybe you just got the freakishly rare bad example. Like the Toyota Camry which was less reliable than the vintage Jaguar, or the quartz wristwatch which was only accurate to +/- 2 minutes per day.

You sure it was a genuine AO, though? And not a counterfeit item, purchased from some guy at a flea market in the Village, or from an eBay seller located in China? Just wondering, is all.
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Any thoughts on what would be a good choice for a fourth sportcoat? My wife got me a giftcard to SuitSupply as Christmas gift so I was thinking of using it towards expanding my humble wardrobe. My collection currently is comprised of:
1. Navy
2. Grey herringbone
3. Blue herringbone (cotton

I was thinking of getting something in brown (wasn't sure if I should get medium or light though). But then I read somewhere about green being a good choice as well. Anybody have any experience one way or the other?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by clotheshorse69 View Post

Why do the skin tone/hair color rules go out the window when wearing a tux?

Because the dress code only allows for black and white, so there are no choices to be made. It is formal wear, i.e. dressing to a prescribed form. Colour variation removes it from the realm of formal wear, hence it is, then, no longer a Tuxedo.
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About black and white tie.
Black, grey and white are not colors being they are only shades from darkest to lightest. In other words they don't change a color, let's say green, into another color, only darken or lighten when adding. Adding blue, yellow, or especially red that is a whole different ball game.
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About black and white tie.
Black, grey and white are not colors being they are only shades from darkest to lightest. In other words they don't change a color, let's say green, into another color, only darken or lighten when adding. Adding blue, yellow, or especially red that is a whole different ball game.

No grey for black, or white, tie. Not really sure what the point was there, but black/midnight, and white, are the only colours/shades that should be making an appearance.
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No grey for black, or white, tie. Not really sure what the point was there, but black/midnight, and white, are the only colours/shades that should be making an appearance.

Somebody asked about why black and white for after six and not color. Didn't notice my reply was a page or more late. Anyway, color and shades are different.
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Somebody asked about why black and white for after six and not color. Didn't notice my reply was a page or more late. Anyway, color and shades are different.

Ah. That makes much more sense in context.
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How old is this label? Thanks


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Can anyone suggest some MTO programs that will allow me to request a shoe that has a wide forefoot, wide midfoot and narrow heel cup in width? Will they also build/form a special insole/footbed for me? I have very little volume due to collapsed arches. My price range is under $1,000 and it would be best if I could visit the company/one of its stores to try on shoes/get measured by an expert.

 

Do any of the popular companies we SFers love to buy from(particularly Carmina) offer this? I will stray away from AE and Alden as I am beginning to enjoy sleeker looking shoes. I was never entirely sure if MTO was like MTM in suits in that you can attain a better fit.


Edited by forbritisheyes - 3/29/15 at 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by clotheshorse69 View Post

Why do the skin tone/hair color rules go out the window when wearing a tux?


What are the skin tone/hair color rules for menswear?

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