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post #30376 of 33298
Hi,

I am looking to buy a couple of ties and pocket squares. I was wondering what you would recommend between Kent Wang and Exquisite Trimmings the brand - not the Drakes, Rubinacci that they offer ?
post #30377 of 33298

I've had good experiences with both, though I think ET's ties are maybe a cut above.  Maybe if you only want a couple, think which are easiest for taxes and shipping.  But most of all, find ones you love.  Check out also:

 

conradwu.com

henrycarter.com.au

pantaclothing.com

 

Excellent products all.

post #30378 of 33298
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Originally Posted by Satmoche View Post

Hi,

I am looking to buy a couple of ties and pocket squares. I was wondering what you would recommend between Kent Wang and Exquisite Trimmings the brand - not the Drakes, Rubinacci that they offer ?

 

I have a burgundy grenadine from Kent Wang. I like it a lot and used it for interviews.

post #30379 of 33298
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I've had good experiences with both, though I think ET's ties are maybe a cut above.  Maybe if you only want a couple, think which are easiest for taxes and shipping.  But most of all, find ones you love.  Check out also:

conradwu.com
henrycarter.com.au
pantaclothing.com

Excellent products all.

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Originally Posted by yanagi View Post

I have a burgundy grenadine from Kent Wang. I like it a lot and used it for interviews.

Thank you very much gents.
I spotted a tie by Henry Carter on sales, watermelon (colour). I might get it as well then.
post #30380 of 33298

Who makes a ridiculously lightweight minimally lined blazer? I have a Polo Palm Safari Jacket (below) that's no heavier than a lightweight dress shirt looking for something similar but with the polish of a blazer or SJ.

 

post #30381 of 33298
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Originally Posted by Randy Brooks View Post
 

Who makes a ridiculously lightweight minimally lined blazer? I have a Polo Palm Safari Jacket (below) that's no heavier than a lightweight dress shirt looking for something similar but with the polish of a blazer or SJ.

 

 

I wouldn't say they are ridiculously lightweight to the extent of your picture but the lightweight jacket section over on Jack Threads is currently discounted pretty significantly. They have some blazers/SJ that could get the job done. Specifically this slim blazer seems on the lightweight side. 


Edited by Vincero - 4/1/15 at 4:44pm
post #30382 of 33298

I don't feel that Sharkskin is an appropriate suit fabric for a job interview, unless your applying for a job with NJ sanitation management, if you catch my drift...

post #30383 of 33298
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Originally Posted by styleforumfan View Post
 

What do you think about this suit for job interview?  It's made by Hugo Boss.  The fabric is "sharkskin" with some sheen to it.  Is this slightly glossy fabric appropriate for an interview suit?  Thanks!

 

 

I don't think that sharkskin is an appropriate suit fabric for an interview, unless you are interviewing for a job with New Jersey sanitation management... if you catch my drift...

post #30384 of 33298

Zomg the current meermin price is so bloody tempting!

post #30385 of 33298
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Originally Posted by hbb3rd View Post
 

I don't think that sharkskin is an appropriate suit fabric for an interview, unless you are interviewing for a job with New Jersey sanitation management... if you catch my drift...

Not all sharkskin weaves are shiny. Also called 'pick-and-pick', there are some very CBD-suitable sharkskin fabrics out there. But I'd agree that the one shown is too shiny for my taste. 

post #30386 of 33298
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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post
 

Not all sharkskin weaves are shiny. Also called 'pick-and-pick', there are some very CBD-suitable sharkskin fabrics out there. But I'd agree that the one shown is too shiny for my taste. 

Hmm, well, if such a thing exists, i haven't seen it i'll have to take your word for it. Personally, i'm not very keen on sharkskin or any suiting fabric with too much silk or sheen to it. The only exception i can think of are wool/ mohair blends. Mohair gives a nice masculine sheen to the fabric and an excellent drape. But hey, just one guys opinion here...

post #30387 of 33298
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Originally Posted by Randy Brooks View Post
 

Who makes a ridiculously lightweight minimally lined blazer? I have a Polo Palm Safari Jacket (below) that's no heavier than a lightweight dress shirt looking for something similar but with the polish of a blazer or SJ.

 

My personal favorite are the LBM 1911 soft jackets, every season they come out with a dizzying array of great fabric blends and pattern choices. Plus they usually have all the earmarks of a custom garment like pick stitching and surgeon cuffs. 

post #30388 of 33298
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Originally Posted by hbb3rd View Post

Hmm, well, if such a thing exists, i haven't seen it i'll have to take your word for it. Personally, i'm not very keen on sharkskin or any suiting fabric with too much silk or sheen to it. The only exception i can think of are wool/ mohair blends. Mohair gives a nice masculine sheen to the fabric and an excellent drape. But hey, just one guys opinion here...
From your other posts it looks like you are considering getting a suit made. You should ask your tailor for some samples of pick and pick fabrics.
post #30389 of 33298

I have a question regarding matching belt to shoes. 

 

Do i really need a belt for every shade of brown shoe i have? 

 

Or as long as it's not a black belt with brown shoes it's fine? 

 

And if i only want one belt, would it be better to get a darker belt (dark brown, oak, chestnut etc) or lighter belt (tan, mahogany etc)? 

post #30390 of 33298
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Originally Posted by DrizztD View Post

Do i really need a belt for every shade of brown shoe i have?
Absolutely not.

Try to match brown with brown. But worrying about getting a perfect match for each and every shade of brown is excessive and unnecessary.
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And if i only want one belt, would it be better to get a darker belt (dark brown, oak, chestnut etc) or lighter belt (tan, mahogany etc)? 
If you mostly wear lighter brown shoes, get a lighter brown belt. If you mostly wear darker brown shoes, get a darker brown belt.
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