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post #30811 of 33197

Dear gents,

 

I recently snapped a MoP button on one of my shirt cuffs. I don't have any spare buttons at home, and I am not particularly fond of how thin the factory buttons are, so I am considering replacing all the buttons on the shirt. Are there any recommendation on where to get MoP buttons online. My first thoughts would be Acorn or HWA Seng, but I was hoping to find an online haberdashery based in the US (or brick and mortar in IL). 

 

I would appreciate any insight.

 

Cheers,

HPH

post #30812 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post
 

Dear gents,

 

I recently snapped a MoP button on one of my shirt cuffs. I don't have any spare buttons at home, and I am not particularly fond of how thin the factory buttons are, so I am considering replacing all the buttons on the shirt. Are there any recommendation on where to get MoP buttons online. My first thoughts would be Acorn or HWA Seng, but I was hoping to find an online haberdashery based in the US (or brick and mortar in IL). 

 

I would appreciate any insight.

 

Cheers,

HPH

Frankly this is hard. You can place an order from Alibaba, but you have to buy like 50 or so buttons at a time. There are sometimes people selling buttons int he B&S, but they typically prefer to deal in quantity. I've had a lot of trouble finding a place to buy just a few MoP buttons.

post #30813 of 33197
I have a set that might work for you. They are regular colored MOP buttons I cut off a Barba shirt that finally gave up the ghost. They are 10mm x 3mm for the button holes, with some smaller ones for cuff / collar. I'll part with them for a reasonable price, so PM me if you're interested.
post #30814 of 33197

Hi all, 

I posted this in a Canali thread, but think I should have posed here, so I'm reposting.

 

Quick request for advice. The Canali suit linked below is on sale at Nordstrom. It fits me extraordinarily well and I quite like it. My one concern is that the color (both on the internet and in person) seems a bit on the light side for a navy business suit to me. But I'm open to being wrong about this. I'd be interested in anyone else's view. Should a navy business suit be dark navy? How much wiggle room is there?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

The suit is here: 
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-wool-suit/4084427?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=430.9090815693881

 

and here is an image:

post #30815 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Ecloth View Post

Hi all, 
I posted this in a Canali thread, but think I should have posed here, so I'm reposting.

Quick request for advice. The Canali suit linked below is on sale at Nordstrom. It fits me extraordinarily well and I quite like it. My one concern is that the color (both on the internet and in person) seems a bit on the light side for a navy business suit to me. But I'm open to being wrong about this. I'd be interested in anyone else's view. Should a navy business suit be dark navy? How much wiggle room is there?

Thanks in advance.

The suit is here: 
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-wool-suit/4084427?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=430.9090815693881

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Looks untraditional to me too.
post #30816 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecloth View Post
 

Hi all, 

I posted this in a Canali thread, but think I should have posed here, so I'm reposting.

 

Quick request for advice. The Canali suit linked below is on sale at Nordstrom. It fits me extraordinarily well and I quite like it. My one concern is that the color (both on the internet and in person) seems a bit on the light side for a navy business suit to me. But I'm open to being wrong about this. I'd be interested in anyone else's view. Should a navy business suit be dark navy? How much wiggle room is there?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

The suit is here: 
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-wool-suit/4084427?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=430.9090815693881

 

and here is an image:

It is a bit lighter than say, midnight blue or very dark navy, and also,to my eye,has a bit of a greenish tint, but as far as shade goes, IMO it is appropiate for business. This may depend on how conservative your field of work is.The jacket is a bit short tho and the suit does look a bit "untraditional"

IMO, fit,quality and styling is more important than a difference of a shade.

post #30817 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post

The jacket is a bit short tho and the suit does look a bit "untraditional"

IMO, fit,quality and styling is more important than a difference of a shade.

Yeah, I think the shade depends on your line of work. Maybe not appropriate for wall street or a white collar law firm, but most professional dress offices should be accepting. I also find the length a bit strange, as I'm used to Canali running long.

post #30818 of 33197

Gents,

I'm attending a wedding in Martha's Vineyard this weekend. My first trip to the island and I'm pretty excited about it. Last August while in Charleston, I was able to get a great light blue sport coat from Ben Silver on a pretty phenomenal sale (somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% off). I haven't had many occasions to wear it, so I was really hoping to this weekend. My question is, the wedding is at 2pm so this should surely be acceptable for the ceremony, correct? Would it be appropriate to wear deep into the night as well?  The cocktail hour / reception starts immediately after the ceremony.

Thanks very much for your advice.

-Walt

post #30819 of 33197
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Originally Posted by PoorWalt View Post

Gents,


I'm attending a wedding in Martha's Vineyard this weekend. My first trip to the island and I'm pretty excited about it. Last August while in Charleston, I was able to get a great light blue sport coat from Ben Silver on a pretty phenomenal sale (somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% off). I haven't had many occasions to wear it, so I was really hoping to this weekend. My question is, the wedding is at 2pm so this should surely be acceptable for the ceremony, correct? Would it be appropriate to wear deep into the night as well?  The cocktail hour / reception starts immediately after the ceremony.


Thanks very much for your advice.


-Walt

Unless the invite specified a more formal dress code, I can't think of a place more appropriate for light colors and preppy wear than MV or Nantucket.
post #30820 of 33197

I agree.  Let the jacket be the show piece.  Don't over dress it with other colours or patterns, keep it clean otherwise. 

 

I always ask myself, what the people are like?  You should know what their idea of a wedding is unless you really don't know anyone, and in that case you shouldn't be going.  If they want it to be formal they should state it on the invitation.  Wear it well.

post #30821 of 33197

How casual can you wear a pair of black plain-toe oxfords? Are they limited to suits and black tie, or can I wear them with blazer+odd trou for nights out or even flannels,chinos,cords,v neck sweaters/dress shirts, a peacoat/trenchoat/topcoat to school?

Would the answer be the same if they were cap toes or quarter/half brogues? I love wearing black shoes once in a while, for variety,especially in the colder months, but since I can't wear a suit or blazer to high school, do these work with "business casual" (which is basically what I wear to school)?. I already wear dress shoes most of the time, including oxfords, but maybe plain black ones are too formal?

Any help is appreciated.

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post #30822 of 33197
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Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post
 

How casual can you wear a pair of black plain-toe oxfords? Are they limited to suits and black tie, or can I wear them with blazer+odd trou for nights out or even flannels,chinos,cords,v neck sweaters/dress shirts, a peacoat/trenchoat/topcoat to school?

Would the answer be the same if they were cap toes or quarter/half brogues? I love wearing black shoes once in a while, for variety,especially in the colder months, but since I can't wear a suit or blazer to high school, do these work with "business casual" (which is basically what I wear to school)?. I already wear dress shoes most of the time, including oxfords, but maybe plain black ones are too formal?

Any help is appreciated.

Pic:

I don't think I'd personally wear them with chinos or cords, but definitely any sort of dark wool pants, and I'd say you can also pull them off with dark jeans.

post #30823 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragos25 View Post

How casual can you wear a pair of black plain-toe oxfords? Are they limited to suits and black tie, or can I wear them with blazer+odd trou for nights out or even flannels,chinos,cords,v neck sweaters/dress shirts, a peacoat/trenchoat/topcoat to school?
Would the answer be the same if they were cap toes or quarter/half brogues? I love wearing black shoes once in a while, for variety,especially in the colder months, but since I can't wear a suit or blazer to high school, do these work with "business casual" (which is basically what I wear to school)?. I already wear dress shoes most of the time, including oxfords, but maybe plain black ones are too formal?
Any help is appreciated.
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Black plain toes are pretty dang formal. I have a pair that I very much like, but I don't wear them with anything less formal than wool odd trousers and a jacket, and barely ever that. They're pretty much exclusively suit shoes. Cap toes are similar formality, half/full brogues are less formal, but black dress shoes in general are very tough to wear casually.
post #30824 of 33197
These shoes are very dark brown/chocolate brown they look great with navy and grey suits but i want to wear these more casually so what should i pair them with? Sock or no socks? Wearing them with shorts? I know they are versatile but i don't know how versatile? What colors should i try to pair them with? thanks





post #30825 of 33197
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Originally Posted by johnnydrama View Post

These shoes are very dark brown/chocolate brown they look great with navy and grey suits but i want to wear these more casually so what should i pair them with? Sock or no socks? Wearing them with shorts? I know they are versatile but i don't know how versatile? What colors should i try to pair them with? thanks

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Those would look great with olive/navy/brown/tan/green/grey chinos , corduroys or moleskins, as well as tweed,flannel or linen trousers and even jeans. As for socklessness, I think this current sockless trend, especially with dress shoes, has gone a bit too far. With loafers, sneakers , boat shoes or espadrilles, sockless is great,even expected but otherwise... meh

I see lots of young guys in my town wearing brogues or oxfords sockless with skin tight jeans rolled halfway up their shins, and, IMO they look like clowns.:rotflmao:

Same goes with dress shoes and shorts - you either have to wear socks with shorts or dress shoes sockless, neither of which are great.

But then again, this is personal preference, you may consider monkstraps as loafers and treat them accordingly, but to me they're buckled lace-ups ;)

Otherwise, great shoes. I'm jealous :)

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