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post #30721 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

 

 

 

 

That's not a novelty tie.  This is a novelty tie:

God save your queen.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Where to kop?

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/queen+elizabeth+ii+ties

 

And many more designs where that came from.  :D

post #30722 of 33197

good after noon I'm in a big dilemma i want to buy my first pair of Alden indy boots but not sure if u should get the 403 or 405 anyone?

post #30723 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post

Anyone know of other size systems for clothing? I sometimes find suits and coats marked as size 23/24/26 while thrifting and I can't find any info about this. All clothes I've found with this sizing were from Germany/had tags in german so I assume this may be a pre 1990 - East/West German system. From what I've seen a size 23 fits like an american 36 or 38 but I may be wrong.
Has anyone seen or heard of this?
My understanding is that size 23 in this system is a short 46EU (46 divided by 2) or US 36S
Conversely, US 40L would be a long 50EU or size 100.
post #30724 of 33197
anyone any suggestions for a tie to go with the shoes-suit combo I posted earlier in the thread? thanks
post #30725 of 33197
Which blazer for this combo?
 
Navy and dark brown (same shade as shoes and belt) are safe choices, but I'm thinking about something more attractive (striking, don't know is it right word, sorry :D ). Dark brown seems too casual, and with navy/blue there will be too much of blue tone. What about beige or something in-between beige and brown? And what about pocket square on those colors?
 

 

post #30726 of 33197
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Originally Posted by R125S View Post

Dark brown seems too casual
It's quite rare that any blazer or sport coat is too casual to be paired with a pair of blue jeans. Much more typically, it's the opposite which is the case.
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something in-between beige and brown?
Dressing well needn't involve such fine-grained distinctions as shades darker than dark beige, but lighter than light brown. If you need a spectrophotometer to choose the right color blazer, you're trying way too hard. smile.gif

Anyway, if you don't want beige, and you don't want brown, and you don't want blue, how about a casual grey jacket?

[/quote]And what about pocket square on those colors?[/quote]
Okay, purely a matter of personal preference on my part, but here goes -

I don't like to wear jeans and a blazer. I know that there are men who like this combination, but it doesn't appeal to me. Although, in fairness, I'm not a big fan of jeans to begin with, unless I'm engaged in some activity where jeans make obvious sense (like horseback riding, for example - not that I'd normally wear a blazer while horseback riding). And admittedly, I'm 50+ years old, so what I like and what a hypothetical 20-something might like, will often be totally different things. Still, now you at least have some idea where I'm coming from.

But to whatever extent I can accept the jeans + blazer pairing, I'd regard tossing a pocket square into the mix as a mistake. It often tends to up the formality of the blazer, when the contrast in formality between jeans and blazer is already quite high - unpleasantly high, in my opinion.

If you're going for a "classic" look (and this is the Classic Menswear forum), I just think there are almost always better types of pants to wear with a blazer, than blue jeans. Even chinos - while themselves pretty casual pants - rank way ahead of jeans, for pairing with a blazer or sport coat.

If you're trying for some sort of look of youthful insouciance, fine. So be it. But it seems to me that for such a look to be honest, it shouldn't be the result of carefully studied color graduations and pocket square selection. Just grab whatever jacket you have resting on the back of the chair, pull it on, slip your feet into whatever pair of athletic shoes are sitting on the floor by your bed, and be done with it. And thereby exhibit a genuinely carefree and casual look, as opposed to a meticulously crafted and not entirely convincing facsimile of the look.

But again, that's just my take on it.
post #30727 of 33197

I didn't said that I don't want beige, just asking about opinion if that color matches these on picture or it is too bright for this combination? Sorry for bad English

 

this is something what I said in between dark brown and beige, I already decided to go with above combination, but still don't know which color for blazer

 


Edited by R125S - 5/27/15 at 10:41am
post #30728 of 33197
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Originally Posted by R125S View Post
 

I didn't said that I don't want beige, just asking about opinion if that color matches these on picture or it is too bright for this combination? Sorry for bad English

 

this is something what I said in between dark brown and beige, I already decided to go with above combination, but still don't know which color for blazer

 

That coat had so much potential to be great looking...

post #30729 of 33197
If you crop the picture to just below the second button it looks great.
post #30730 of 33197

It's not about this picture, but color of blazer :)

post #30731 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post

I apologize for my noobness…. Thoughts?  I'm thinking it is fake, but I'm hoping someone will tell me I'm wrong.

Both of those are super fake.
post #30732 of 33197
Making a venture to Spain and would like to make additional contact for custom shoes. any travels or connections to Madrid, Sevilla, or Spain?
post #30733 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

If you crop the picture to just below the second button it looks great.


No love for bellows pockets?

post #30734 of 33197

Bellows pockets for a more casual look... safari nostalgia, perhaps.

post #30735 of 33197
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post


No love for bellows pockets?

When they finish above the crotch, yeah.
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