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post #31846 of 33197
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Originally Posted by GAU11 View Post

Hope you guys aren't too hard on the more "sturdy" men, like those with a two inch drop. I'm having a lot of problems finding shirts, as those that fit my neck are usually too big in the chest and upper arm, even buying slim fit. What other options should I be looking at for shirts that better fit my body type?

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post #31847 of 33197

Can a white summer blazer be chistmassy? In the context of Christmas in a 5* plus hotel?

 

I have a nice white Pal Zileri blazer in silk, linen, and cotton...It's half structured...Exactly what you would expect for a summer SC. No doubt it's a summer staple.....but....can I use it as a christmassy type of outfit as well? If I paired it with a pair of red (cotton) trousers and a blue OCBD would I be good to go for Christmas day?

post #31848 of 33197

Christmas buffet wear...

 

Heading to a 5* plus hotel for Christmas with 2 children...As such, we will hit the classic buffet dinner versus the fine dining option...I am planning on wearing a suit verus a dinner (smoking) outfit....Would à DB be too casual

 for dinner? What are your thoughts on pinstripes, windowpane, plain, for such events? Thanks in advance...

post #31849 of 33197
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Christmas buffet wear...

Heading to a 5* plus hotel for Christmas with 2 children...As such, we will hit the classic buffet dinner versus the fine dining option...I am planning on wearing a suit verus a dinner (smoking) outfit....Would à DB be too casual
 for dinner? What are your thoughts on pinstripes, windowpane, plain, for such events? Thanks in advance...

Not the white jacket mentioned above, dining with children will mean it needs immediate dry cleaning...

I'd also not wear a white jacket with red trousers, but I suppose that's a matter of personal taste.

Dining over Christmas in a hotel restaurant? Even a suit is pretty formal, so I'd not worry about whether a DB specifically is too casual. I'd tone it down with a windowpane if you have one, otherwise plain. Pinstripes are only for wearing in the office, never informally.
post #31850 of 33197
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Not the white jacket mentioned above, dining with children will mean it needs immediate dry cleaning...

I'd also not wear a white jacket with red trousers, but I suppose that's a matter of personal taste.

Dining over Christmas in a hotel restaurant? Even a suit is pretty formal, so I'd not worry about whether a DB specifically is too casual. I'd tone it down with a windowpane if you have one, otherwise plain. Pinstripes are only for wearing in the office, never informally.

The white has lasted with the kids so far...but as they say...the past is not indicative of the future. lol

 

I've pulled off the red trousers/white blazer a couple times before...but this was in Venice & on a cruise out of Texas....Light colors....light fabrics...etc....I thought the red, white and blue colors might work for christmas but was worried as to the silk/cotton fabic...

 

As to your advice I think I'l just take a windowpane DB and call it quits...I always thought pinstripes were less formal than office wear but as usual it's a hard call as to formality issues...

 

thanks again...

post #31851 of 33197
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

I've pulled off the red trousers/white blazer a couple times before...but this was in Venice & on a cruise out of Texas....Light colors....light fabrics...etc....I thought the red, white and blue colors might work for christmas but was worried as to the silk/cotton fabic...

Mocked it up and I think the colours are trying too hard, plus your point about the jacket being unseasonal. Bringing in a dark jacket / blazer ties it together better:

(Shirt and pants are the same but changing the white balance on the camera)



post #31852 of 33197

Hello all. I'm a long-time lurker, first-time commenter.

 

What do you guys think about the fit of this suit? 40r Napoli from SuitSupply. I have a 40" chest, 34" waist, am 5'11", and weigh about 175 lbs. I know the suit needs some alteration, but do you believe it is the correct size, or should I purchase a size down? The side vents are still stiched closed, so I'm hoping that is what's causing most of the poor fit in the back. Thanks!

 

post #31853 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Mocked it up and I think the colours are trying too hard, plus your point about the jacket being unseasonal. Bringing in a dark jacket / blazer ties it together better:

(Shirt and pants are the same but changing the white balance on the camera)




Wow...a mockup...thanks for taking the time to actually look into it further. Darker grey casmmere SC,lighter grey turtle neck, & grey flannel trousers it will be for the casual outfit. Thanks again.
Edited by justonemore - 12/24/15 at 1:35am
post #31854 of 33197
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Originally Posted by walkwithacane View Post

Hello all. I'm a long-time lurker, first-time commenter.

What do you guys think about the fit of this suit? 40r Napoli from SuitSupply. I have a 40" chest, 34" waist, am 5'11", and weigh about 175 lbs. I know the suit needs some alteration, but do you believe it is the correct size, or should I purchase a size down? The side vents are still stiched closed, so I'm hoping that is what's causing most of the poor fit in the back. Thanks! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Definitely can get taken in at some points (waist taken in from the front, sleeves tapered and shortened), but I'm a little concerned about what's going on in the back. I'm not sure if the vents should be affecting the waist like that.
post #31855 of 33197

Hey

 

I'm pretty sure I know that answer but would like confirmation

 

If i like 1.75" cuffs on trousers, does that mean I need an additional 3.5" in order to achieve this depending on my inseam? 

 

Ex: if I like my inseam at 30", then I'd need 33.5" in total trouser inseam length?

post #31856 of 33197
Okay my friend bought Louboutin shoes and is bragging about them. I know that SF approved shoes are superior quality but how exactly? I would like to explain to him. He's the typical person that thinks dressing well means Burberry, LV, Versace etc.
post #31857 of 33197
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I would like to explain to him.
Don't. Just leave him be.

You're not going to change his tastes or his perception of style or quality. And he's happy the way he is now. Even though you won't succeed in "educating" him, you just might manage to rob him of some happiness. And that's cruel.

If ever he comes to you and asks for your opinion, fine, share your opinion with him. Otherwise, focus on his other admirable qualities, and ignore his cluelessness in this one area. He'll be happier and your friendship will be better.
post #31858 of 33197
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Don't. Just leave him be.

You're not going to change his tastes or his perception of style or quality. And he's happy the way he is now. Even though you won't succeed in "educating" him, you just might manage to rob him of some happiness. And that's cruel.

If ever he comes to you and asks for your opinion, fine, share your opinion with him. Otherwise, focus on his other admirable qualities, and ignore his cluelessness in this one area. He'll be happier and your friendship will be better.

Okay good advice actually.

Just for my own knowledge how are brands such as Carmina etc. superior to Jimmy Choo and Louboutin?
post #31859 of 33197
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Okay my friend bought Louboutin shoes and is bragging about them. I know that SF approved shoes are superior quality but how exactly? I would like to explain to him. He's the typical person that thinks dressing well means Burberry, LV, Versace etc.

 

Everyone has a friend like this. Sadly their purchases are only encouraged by positive reinforcement since those are the items that garner more attention by the public.

post #31860 of 33197
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Okay good advice actually.

Just for my own knowledge how are brands such as Carmina etc. superior to Jimmy Choo and Louboutin?

I'm not familiar with the brands you mentioned but....

leather quality is often an issue...full grain or corrected grain?

How are the soles attached? Goodyear? Blake? Glued?

How much handwork went into the shoe? How long did it take to make? Who made it? Craftsmen or off the street assembly line workers?

And that being said...often times it's not that it's inferior quality versus exorbitant price for the quality...I.E...Louis Vuitton wants $1'800 for a bag...it's a nice bag..someone took the time and designed it well, it is well constructed, the materials are well made...but...you're laying an awful lot of extra cash out for those Ls & Vs when a bag of equal quality would run you much less.
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