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post #30616 of 33315
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

can these loafers be worn with a jacket and tie, or they are too casual?
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/103.php

Coat and tie yes, suit no.
post #30617 of 33315
Some years ago the "button stance is to low" mantra got started. So, how has it gone?

"Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Etc.

So when is button stance to high and the mantra starts, "Button stance is too high"?
post #30618 of 33315
What are the guidelines on matching suspenders? Should the match to the tie or pocket square? Is exact match better or complimentary match?
post #30619 of 33315
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Originally Posted by achillesheel View Post

I need sport coat support. I just bought these 3 from Saksoff5th and need to know whether to keep and how to wear Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

For context I'm a 42yr old government attorney living in the Pacific NW where we redefine the meaning of business casual. I'm trying to walk the line of looking distinguished without standing out.

Here's what the wife says. Corneliani brown plaid-70/15/15 wool/ silk/flax ($199) feels lovely but it's too used-car-salesman. The Corneliani cotton grey houndstooth($199) as the most casual versatile. The navy plaid linen Ike Behar ($125) is OK, no strong feelings. In general she's very skeptical of sport coats worn by anyone but Don Draper.

So what do the men say?

Thanks!
Personally I don't like any of them. Personally I would go with something in a smaller pattern and subdued. The patterns you picked are too bold IMO.
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Hi all, is the button stance okay? Or is it too high?
Too high IMO. I prefer the top button to be an inch or two above my belly button.
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Originally Posted by greger View Post

Some years ago the "button stance is to low" mantra got started. So, how has it gone?

"Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Along comes new people and they read, "Button stance is to low". So button stance goes up.

Etc.

So when is button stance to high and the mantra starts, "Button stance is too high"?
Here it is too high IMO.
post #30620 of 33315

I usually match the main suspender colour to the main tie colour, and leathers to shoes if the leather is black or brown.  If the leather is blue or red or something I don't bother worrying about that.  I try for a similar match - if secondary colours are either a match or complimentary that works nicely too.

post #30621 of 33315
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

What are the guidelines on matching suspenders? Should the match to the tie or pocket square? Is exact match better or complimentary match?

 

Nobody should see them, so it doesn't matter.  But don't match them.  Go bright, or go subtle, whatever your fancy.  Just avoid novelty patterns (like you would on a tie, one would hope).

 

Matching them to something would smack of insecurity.  Worse than matching tie and PS.  Unless you have green hair or something.  Then match them to that, because it would be funny.  Just not on this part of the forum.

post #30622 of 33315

I don't go by the logic that "nobody should see them" because I'll take my jacket off at some point in the day.  If I wasn't going to take off my jacket I could also wear a black belt with brown shoes but nobody would disagree that that would be the wrong choice unless that was the only belt I had.  The going theory is that both the suspenders and the tie are vertical elements that occupy the same space on the shirt and should reflect one another in some way - but like a pocket square, an exact match is pretty tryhard.

post #30623 of 33315
http://www-m.gucci.com/us/styles/274962J87001000 What would I wear with these? I'm a 17 year old high school student who wears a lot of nice clothes..
post #30624 of 33315
how do SUTOR MANTELLASSI shoes fit? TTS?
post #30625 of 33315

In my limited experience, yes.

post #30626 of 33315
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 

I don't go by the logic that "nobody should see them" because I'll take my jacket off at some point in the day.  If I wasn't going to take off my jacket I could also wear a black belt with brown shoes but nobody would disagree that that would be the wrong choice unless that was the only belt I had.  The going theory is that both the suspenders and the tie are vertical elements that occupy the same space on the shirt and should reflect one another in some way - but like a pocket square, an exact match is pretty tryhard.

 

Suit yourself; I take my jacket off at work too, but usually wear braces either under a DB that I never take off, or a three piece.  By showing your braces, you're making a big bold statement, which is fine.  But then worrying about whether they blend with the tie doesn't make much sense.  Wear bright red ones if you want to be cheeky, burgundy if you hurt fewer eyes, black or white or navy...whatever. But I'd say contrast with everything - showing the braces to the world is contrary, so might as well go all the way, and I don't mean that as a criticism at all.  And yes, tie and PS of similar tone but opposing colours is my usual rule.

 

 

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Originally Posted by packerforthree View Post

http://www-m.gucci.com/us/styles/274962J87001000 What would I wear with these? I'm a 17 year old high school student who wears a lot of nice clothes..

 

Don't buy them in the first place.  They have not been fashionable since 1982, are inherently brand-whorish, and as they're black and polished while still being slippers, they also don't make any sense.  No.  Just don't.

 

You're a young man who wants to be stylish and that's great, but this isn't it. Lurk a bit, check out some styles that don't make you look like you're going for an internship interview (except when you are, obviously), and ask more questions.  You'll do great!  Try the No Man Walks Alone thread for some casual looks, then work out where to buy similar things cheaper!

post #30627 of 33315

Quick question if I may,

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but I am under the impression that summer suits (cotton/linen) are generally cheaper than their wool counterparts. I was wondering though, as you move up the price point from for the sake of argument, Uniqlo at < $100, to Suit Supply ($400-650) and ultimately High end MTM/Bespoke ($1000+); what are the real benefits to the material itself? Sorry for babbling I'm high on caffeine at the moment, in essence what's the difference (not including construction/handiwork,etc) of FABRIC ONLY between lower end and high end summer suiting? And what are your recommended "sweet spots"?

 

Thanks!

 

B

post #30628 of 33315

There is a massive range of quality in cloth of the same composition, and the bottom line is that usually, you get what you pay for.  I've had linen for $10/yd and $50/yd and it's not the same.  "Super 100s wool" can be anything you imagine.  The type of weave, the quality control, the length and "crinkle" of fibres...there are a thousand variables.  So good cotton is better than bad wool.  But good wool is better than most things.

post #30629 of 33315

Do anyone know any cloth company that sells Bemberg Cupro lineing for suits and sportcoats?

post #30630 of 33315

Does anyone know what's up with the pattern matching on the right panel of the jacket, around the pockets?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1695-CORNELIANI-Windowpane-Flannel-Wool-Sport-Coat-Slim-40-L-Peak-Lapel-/291440629385?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43db371689

 

$_57.JPG?rt=nc

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