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post #31411 of 33197
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Anybody? Saw one reply about just not buttoning a button up collar. I do that currently with shirts I already own, and I'm not crazy about how it looks. I'm looking for an option when I have casual shirts made by Luxire.

1. Bucks or boat shoes.
2. Not sure as BDs are a classic in this context for a reason, but I'd imagine the collar would have to be soft for io really work. Perhaps one of those BDs with the buttons hidden, if you just don't like buttons?
post #31412 of 33197
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

Two questions:

 

 

1)  Since I'm not a fan of loafers, and live in deathly hot south Florida, what are my options for casual shoes to wear with shorts? I sweat far too much to wear pants during the middle of summer. Keep in mind that I'm in my early 30s.

 

 

 

2)  Similarly, I'm not crazy about button-down collars on casual shirts (I know this may be slightly controversial here). What are some other CM-approved collar options for casual shirts? Pics would be great as well. I'm thinking of button-down shirts more so than pullovers or polo shirts, but I wear those as well.

 

 

Anybody? Saw one reply about just not buttoning a button up collar. I do that currently with shirts I already own, and I'm not crazy about how it looks. I'm looking for an option when I have casual shirts made by Luxire.

1) Boat shoes. White canvas shoes.

 

2) Point collars. 

post #31413 of 33197

If the waist is slightly too tight on a pair of trousers and the seat is far too tight, will just letting out the waist fix this issue? The suit store where I'm purchasing a few suits said they will let out the waist to fix the tightness in the seat... shouldn't they be letting out the seat as well?

post #31414 of 33197
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post


Anybody? Saw one reply about just not buttoning a button up collar. I do that currently with shirts I already own, and I'm not crazy about how it looks. I'm looking for an option when I have casual shirts made by Luxire.

1. Espadrilles or driving shoes (Tods style)

2. One-piece collar?
post #31415 of 33197
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Originally Posted by OdusBK View Post

I dont really like the idea of ebay, could you recommend me a peacoat that doesnt have a huge collar/lapels?
Thats one of the reasons im leaning towards something like The brooks brothers walking coat

I love this shop.
post #31416 of 33197
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Originally Posted by turkoftheplains View Post


1. Bucks or boat shoes.
2. Not sure as BDs are a classic in this context for a reason, but I'd imagine the collar would have to be soft for io really work. Perhaps one of those BDs with the buttons hidden, if you just don't like buttons?

 

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

 

1) Boat shoes. White canvas shoes.

 

2) Point collars. 

 

 

Thanks Koala and Turk. I haven't found many boat shoes I am crazy about either, but bucks might work. I actually have a cheap pair in light brown, maybe I'll try those. I also asked about collars in the Luxire thread and they also mentioned the hidden button. My issue is normally that the buttons are placed poorly and the top of the shirt looks like it's buttoned all the way up. With my short neck it's an odd look. Of course, I wasn't considering that I could simply ask the buttons to be moved. A hidden button is a good option as well, I'll play around with it.
 

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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post


1. Espadrilles or driving shoes (Tods style)

2. One-piece collar?

 

I don't currently have any espradilles or driving shoes, but it seems like they would work in south Florida. The one-piece collar sounds interesting. I may try that on a polo or pullover.

post #31417 of 33197

I was looking at Zegna trousers today that cost €350. What difference can you expect from those priced trousers verus regular €50 trousers. Is there more than just superior fabric?

post #31418 of 33197

Hello everyone,

 

I have a double breasted trench coat (link) and I was wondering if I can remove the buttons in the front (the ones that are not being used, i feel like a navy sailor :p), so I will have only one row of buttons.

 

Would it be ok to do so?

 

Thank you in advance.

post #31419 of 33197
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Originally Posted by sfnewbie View Post

I have a couple... *Why is there so much hate towards rubber soles? I'm not talking about the chunky ones like on skechers shoes, but ones that have the same slim appearance from the side as leather soles.

 

Probably because people prefer properly constructed Goodyear welted shoes, not shoes which are glued together, which rubber soles generally are.

post #31420 of 33197

What's wrong with coats for slim builds? Try a trenchcoat (in wool for warmth).

post #31421 of 33197
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Originally Posted by uozay View Post

I was looking at Zegna trousers today that cost €350. What difference can you expect from those priced trousers verus regular €50 trousers. Is there more than just superior fabric?

Usually the following:

- more generous inlays to allow more alterations

- often unhemmed (and free hemming to the correct length by the store)

- a split waistband construction at the back, again for ease of alteration (again usually included in the price)

- much better quality fabrics - no synthetics, often a 'luxury' blend (e.g. some silk or cashmere for sheen or softness) and perhaps some special washes or finishing effects, especially on casual fabrics

- more decorative stitching such as pick stitching or a lapped seam down the outseam, and the potential some of this has been done by hand

- for whatever it is worth, likely made in a high-income country like Italy rather than Cambodia, China, Bangladesh or Tunisia (to give examples)
post #31422 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jollygoodshow View Post

If the waist is slightly too tight on a pair of trousers and the seat is far too tight, will just letting out the waist fix this issue? The suit store where I'm purchasing a few suits said they will let out the waist to fix the tightness in the seat... shouldn't they be letting out the seat as well?

Yes they should.
post #31423 of 33197
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Originally Posted by newguy0055 View Post
 

Hello everyone,

 

I have a double breasted trench coat (link) and I was wondering if I can remove the buttons in the front (the ones that are not being used, i feel like a navy sailor :p), so I will have only one row of buttons.

 

Would it be ok to do so?

 

Thank you in advance.


No, don't do it! It would make the coat look asymmetrical and really odd.

I don't know where you get the trench= sailor association or how removing a row of buttons would help it. Trench coats originated in the army, as uniform for officers during WWI.

Also, there's nothing wrong with looking like a sailor :lol:. Trenches have had two rows of buttons since the 1910's for a reason - it looks good.

post #31424 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jamesmkeart View PostSubnav
I found a vneck sweater from Brooks brothers. Does anyone know what era this tag is from?


I just saw the exact same label on ebay recently, maybe the seller knows? 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medium-Vintage-Brooks-Brothers-Sea-Island-Cotton-Polo-Style-Sweater-Dark-Pink-/131406408705

post #31425 of 33197

I've been lurking for ~2 months. I have a lot to learn, but I have to make some decisions long before I catch up.

 

I choose/need to wear a suit 5 days a week and I choose/need to be well attired on the weekend. I have 4 cheap suits in heavy rotation right now, but I am due for a change (I lost weight and I want to up my game). When I change, these current suits will be retired. I do not have time to develop a deep budget or wait for useful used items to show up.

 

Soooo...

 

Do I get four $500 suits or two $1000 suits to keep me for the next 6-12 months?

 

Thank you for your help.

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