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Quick question: I have a dark blue blazer that I'm pairing with some tan/ khaki slacks. I have a grey shirt that seems to go really well with the two but I can't think of a color for a tie. Any suggestions?
Burgundy or navy.
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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post

One more question. I am not sure if what I tried out in the store is a blazer, sport coat or suit coat. How can I learn identify them? What are the solid differences? I'm asking because if what I want is a suit coat, I know that I can't wear it with different colour pants. Or can I? marchal.gif
I think a blazer will usually have gold buttons and a sport coat will have matte buttons that are wood or plastic. Sports Coat and blazers will also be made in fabrics that are not worsted and may or may not have patch pockets. Suit jackets will usually be worsted and will usually not have patch pockets, but they are out there.

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Collars and cuffs:

I'm starting my first proper job in a few weeks and I'm buying some new shirts because I only own a few dress shirts at present. Right now I'm thinking two white and two light blue to add to my arsenal of two white, one lilac and one light blue.

I'm thinking I'll get one of those new shirts with double cuffs for extra-formal days/occasions. Should I pair it with a classic style collar, or with a cutaway collar, and should I bother getting any cutaway collar shirts with single cuffed sleeves? I want to avoid anything that's going to make the shirts (other than the double cuffed one) too formal for weekend wear (with dark wash jeans and a lightweight wool V-neck jumper).

TL;DR

White cutaway collar + double cuffs

OR

White classic collar + double cuffs?

Cheers
For the collar selection, I would go with whatever works better with your face shape. The cutaway collar is going to look more "fashionable" whereas the classic (i'm going to assume pointed collar) will be more conservative in my opinion. Both are traditional collars, but I just feel like a cutaway collar is going to be less conservative. The cutaway collar may be tougher to wear without a tie.
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When wearing a SB three piece suit, should the jacket remain unbuttoned? 


Edited by VirgilVerne - 1/19/16 at 11:31pm
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What should I wear to a Korean dinner date?

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Is the dinner Korean or the chick? And not sure what the difference would be.
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Posted this in the leather jackets thread, but thought I'd try here as well.


Does anyone have any thoughts on quality of Gucci leather jackets? Pricing I saw at the shop the other day was about USD1700 (i.e. 50% off), and fits well. Seems like good quality but not a leather jacket expert by any means.

The mainstream labels I've seen (Burberry in particular) at a similar price point have been at best mediocre. Gucci seems like a step up in quality though clearly I wouldn't buy at RRP.

There's so many labels out there - so am happy to take recommendations for any price point of leather jackets as well
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Why do I feel like this is a troll post...

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What should I wear to a Korean dinner date?

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But wait a moment. Can I not wear a suit coat as a blazer? Some people say you can't, but I don't get it. Technically, without the pants, it's a blazer. I am very confused.. :confused:

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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post
 

But wait a moment. Can I not wear a suit coat as a blazer? Some people say you can't, but I don't get it. Technically, without the pants, it's a blazer. I am very confused.. :confused:

You want to have your suit coat and your pants to match exactly, and if you wear one more than the other the dye will most probably fade more than the other and in the end you end up losing the suit.

 

A suit jacket will also most likely seem more formal because the material is more delicate/neat.

 

So essentially you absolutely CAN, but you shouldn't.

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Wow!! That was s informative! I can't thank you enough, sir..

 

:fonz: 

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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post
 

But wait a moment. Can I not wear a suit coat as a blazer? Some people say you can't, but I don't get it. Technically, without the pants, it's a blazer. I am very confused.. :confused:

 

Depends on the jacket. If it's a solid colour it's harder to work, though it is usually fine with light greys and other colours you don't normally see suits in.

 

If it's a bit funky like the jacket on this Ted Baker suit then it can be pulled off.

 

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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Posted this in the leather jackets thread, but thought I'd try here as well.


Does anyone have any thoughts on quality of Gucci leather jackets? Pricing I saw at the shop the other day was about USD1700 (i.e. 50% off), and fits well. Seems like good quality but not a leather jacket expert by any means.

The mainstream labels I've seen (Burberry in particular) at a similar price point have been at best mediocre. Gucci seems like a step up in quality though clearly I wouldn't buy at RRP.

There's so many labels out there - so am happy to take recommendations for any price point of leather jackets as well

Look at Barbour or Epaulet.
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts on quality of Gucci leather jackets?
You've been to the shop, so you've seen them. What you need to do is ask yourself, "If the label said 'Acme Leather,' or 'Joe's Jackets,' would I still like this jacket?" Otherwise, you're just buying based on brand name (which is often not a great idea).

I admit I have little familiarity with Gucci leather jackets, so I can't tell you how I think they match up against other leather jackets in their price range. But I suspect the Gucci name may carry a price premium, making it entirely possible that equivalent quality could be had from another source at somewhat lower price. However, that's just speculation on my part.
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When I buy a gray suit and want a gray tie to wear with it, how is it possible to be the exact same shade of gray? Or I shouldn't consider it and buy an entirely different colour tie? :/

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Originally Posted by Konstantinos343 View Post

When I buy a gray suit and want a gray tie to wear with it, how is it possible to be the exact same shade of gray? Or I shouldn't consider it and buy an entirely different colour tie? :/

Buy a different color tie. For a gray suit a navy tie goes really well. Of course other colors work good too (except grey).
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Depends on the jacket. Some suits or blazer suits are better for this purpose, whereas others just look like an orphans.


You don't want exact match exactly in a suit or leather or jewellery, though the latter two are optional.
Edited by Isolation - 1/20/16 at 9:39am
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