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post #31816 of 33197

what should the belt width be on a slim fitting dress pant?

post #31817 of 33197

God, no no no. Do not shop at that store please. It is the worst. The ties you showed are 100% polyester. Please stay away. You want silk, wool or cashmere fabrics in ties.

$70 for that shirt? You can get a shirt cheaper on sale at Brooks Brothers. Or even go custom at a place like Spier and Mackay as I assume you're in Canada.
post #31818 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

what should the belt width be on a slim fitting dress pant?
My go to would be 1.25". Some people may say 1", but I found that is too skinny for me.
post #31819 of 33197
I agree. The loops generally determine the maximum belt width; go a tad under the max. I have also seen the belt less look and some guys can pull it off with the right accessories.
post #31820 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


My go to would be 1.25". Some people may say 1", but I found that is too skinny for me.

I'd say the size of the person matters to a degree.  A larger guy will want a bit wider of a belt.

post #31821 of 33197

 

1. Don't wear that shirt with a suit. It is a very casual pattern and a navy suit is one of the more formal things you can wear (assuming it is worsted fabric with flap pockets, etc. etc.). Also the collar is way too small to house a tie appropriately, and has no chance of tucking under your lapels.

 

2. If you want to wear a knit tie, and want to stay in this price range, do yourself a favor and go to the Knottery website and buy the navy, brown, green, or burgundy knit. Pair that with a light blue shirt with a decent collar and you are in business.

post #31822 of 33197
Can anyone here recommend a cobbler in SF for getting Vibram soles?
post #31823 of 33197

I am considering adding a Grandi & Rubinelli Flannel shirt to my next Luxire order, but am a bit unsure if my sport coats will go well with it.

 

What color/fabric sport coat would you use with this shirt? Would a navy sport coat work?

 

 

http://custom.luxire.com/products/grandi-rubinelli-flannel-grey-olive-gingham-light-checks-on-white-gr_teddy-mel_33397_00002

 

I like the colour/pattern, but am trying to not buy stuff that won't work with my current limited wardrobe.

post #31824 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Melchiades View Post
 

I am considering adding a Grandi & Rubinelli Flannel shirt to my next Luxire order, but am a bit unsure if my sport coats will go well with it.

 

What color/fabric sport coat would you use with this shirt? Would a navy sport coat work?

 

 

http://custom.luxire.com/products/grandi-rubinelli-flannel-grey-olive-gingham-light-checks-on-white-gr_teddy-mel_33397_00002

 

I like the colour/pattern, but am trying to not buy stuff that won't work with my current limited wardrobe.


A flannel shirt is too casual for a sportcoat IMO.

post #31825 of 33197

Hey guys,

 

So I got this black leather bike jacket http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/220081

 

I have a bike but barely ride it, so just like it for casual wear - took the armour out and it's pretty nice.

 

I didn't like the shiny appearance and how it was too 'clean', so I wanted to weather it a bit.

 

Long story short I hung it in the shower a couple times and then used some isopropyl alcohol on a microfibre cloth and gave it a light brushing allover, a bit heaver on the edges etc for more worn-look there.

 

Alright, so that was a couple months ago now, and I'm happy with the outcome, however I'm noticing recently each day that the areas I worn down with the iso alch are getting even browner and the black is fading even more in those areas - how badly did I fuck it up? is it going to keep on degrading like that now, is there anything I can do to save it / stop any more premature aging happening? I've only got some mink oil, sno seal and lexol on hand - will the lexol do anything if I covered it in that for a day or something?

 

Thanks in advance. Can post pics if anyone wants to see.

post #31826 of 33197
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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post
 


A flannel shirt is too casual for a sportcoat IMO.

So jeans and a flannel shirt with for example a tweed sport coat is something that is never ok, even with a good combination of colours?

 

I am not talking for the office here.

post #31827 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Melchiades View Post

So jeans and a flannel shirt with for example a tweed sport coat is something that is never ok, even with a good combination of colours?

I am not talking for the office here.

I wouldn't say "never" but I think there are better choices of fabric than cotton flannel to pair with a sportcoat. You'd be better off with graph or gingham checks in a less fuzzy fabric (e.g. twill, oxford) if you want to pair up with a sportcoat.
post #31828 of 33197

Ok, cheers.

post #31829 of 33197
I was wondering if I could get someone's opinion on this.

A brand called Sarar near me is holding a Christmas sale on their suits/sport coats. Their main lines are fused but their top line comes ether half or full canvassed.

I was wondering if getting something from their top line would be worth it or if I should just save my money for something else?
post #31830 of 33197
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Originally Posted by CIBOLABURN View Post

Hey guys,

So I got this black leather bike jacket http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/220081

I have a bike but barely ride it, so just like it for casual wear - took the armour out and it's pretty nice.

I didn't like the shiny appearance and how it was too 'clean', so I wanted to weather it a bit.

Long story short I hung it in the shower a couple times and then used some isopropyl alcohol on a microfibre cloth and gave it a light brushing allover, a bit heaver on the edges etc for more worn-look there.

Alright, so that was a couple months ago now, and I'm happy with the outcome, however I'm noticing recently each day that the areas I worn down with the iso alch are getting even browner and the black is fading even more in those areas - how badly did I fuck it up? is it going to keep on degrading like that now, is there anything I can do to save it / stop any more premature aging happening? I've only got some mink oil, sno seal and lexol on hand - will the lexol do anything if I covered it in that for a day or something?

Thanks in advance. Can post pics if anyone wants to see.

The alcohol would do two things- it would break down the finish, and it would remove oils from the leather. You're happy removing some finish for a worn look, but when you strip oils out of leather, that shortens its life. Lexol and mink oil will replace those oils, you should use one of those. It won't restore the finish- if you want to get some of that black back, you'll need a product with dye in it. Either straight leather dye, or polish. Any polish will contain dye (except neutral), cleaner, conditioning oil, and wax to protect. Different types of polish have different proportions, but they'll all have those elements.

Just hit the thing with lexol. It's designed so that it gets oils into the leather without having any major effect on color or finish. Then you can figure out what you want to do aesthetically- you could use something like sno-seal to seal in the finish that's there, or you could hit it with a dye or polish to try and get it blacker.
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