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post #32266 of 33197
are these pants way too casual in a business casual work environment where jeans aren't forbidden?

could you even tuck in an OCBD without looking ridiculous with these?

thanks.









and while i'm at it, has anyone heard of the brand "Siviglia"?
post #32267 of 33197
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

are these pants way too casual in a business casual work environment where jeans aren't forbidden?

could you even tuck in an OCBD without looking ridiculous with these?

thanks.
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and while i'm at it, has anyone heard of the brand "Siviglia"?

They look like chinos to me. If you got the fit fixed I think it should be fine. As pictured they look sloppy.
post #32268 of 33197
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They look like chinos to me. If you got the fit fixed I think it should be fine. As pictured they look sloppy.

agree on the sloppy look but that could just be Yoox photography. lol.
post #32269 of 33197
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Originally Posted by AdductorMagnus View Post

I have an event tonight with the ambiguous dresscode (at least in this day and age) "cocktail attire". I checked with the student committee arranging the event, and at least a shirt with a collar is expected (duh), so attire will likely range from jeans with untucked shirts to suit and tie. As this is a medical student event, there will be copious amounts of ethyl alcohol consumed. I'm going to opening night of Swan Lake tomorrow, and as my black-tie rig is not yet ready for action, I want to preserve my suit and good shirt for that, not risking spillage tonight.
My options are thus nice dark blue jeans or black chinos with a black SC, shirt and tie/no tie. I need a new shirt anyway, what color would work with this? As I've learned on this forum, a black coat is hardly versatile, but it's what I've got. Thoughts?

Update: Range is from jeans and untucked shirt via suits to DJs with jeans(!)
I feel I'm better dressed than many.

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post #32270 of 33197

I just got my SuitSupply jacket back from the tailor after getting the sleeves shortened. The jacket comes with surgeon cuffs and I needed it shorted by about an inch. My tailor recommended getting it shortened at the sleeve end because 1) it's cheaper and 2) she said that shortening at the shoulder would cause the arm hole to be smaller. What I didn't expect is that in the process of shortening at the cuff, she would fold the extra length into the inside of the sleeve, which then covered the bottom-most button hole. She then decided to stitch it shut. Is this normal? Should she have shortened the excess instead to keep the surgeon cuffs? 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #32271 of 33197
I would have thought that shortening from the shoulder would have been more appropriate. I have not experienced narrowing of the arm hole from that
post #32272 of 33197

Are there any shoe brands you would recommend for men with a high instep? I tried AE Lexingtons (65 last) but they killed my instep. I know Vass has oxfords suitable for a high instep, but I would like to keep the price lower than $400.

 

Thanks,

 

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post #32273 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kimistry View Post

I just got my SuitSupply jacket back from the tailor after getting the sleeves shortened. The jacket comes with surgeon cuffs and I needed it shorted by about an inch. My tailor recommended getting it shortened at the sleeve end because 1) it's cheaper and 2) she said that shortening at the shoulder would cause the arm hole to be smaller. What I didn't expect is that in the process of shortening at the cuff, she would fold the extra length into the inside of the sleeve, which then covered the bottom-most button hole. She then decided to stitch it shut. Is this normal? Should she have shortened the excess instead to keep the surgeon cuffs? 

Thanks in advance!

Your alterations tailor does not do good work. Find another.
post #32274 of 33197

Is it socially acceptable to wear a white dinner suit to a black tie event?

 

I mean I believe that the order of acceptability is black peak lapel >shawl lapel> navy peak lapel> shawl lapel > black velvet.... and so on, but would a white dinner suit simply look way too tacky? 

 

http://www.oscarhunt.com.au/apparel/suits/black-tie/view/white-jacquard-dinner-jacket

post #32275 of 33197
What point are you trying to prove? By wearing white, you obviously are trying to make a statement. You should post on "The State of Black Tie" thread as well.

Wearing indigo instead of white would make that statement better, or wear a white dinner jacket with black tuxedo pants imo
Edited by pravda - 2/27/16 at 8:53am
post #32276 of 33197
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

Is it socially acceptable to wear a white dinner suit to a black tie event?

 

White dinner jackets are perfectly acceptable in certain circumstances: Summer evening events, evening events in year round warm climate locations, cruises in the summer time. Do you see the theme? White is a warm weather color when in this context. Of note: The jacket you linked to is awful. If you are going to wear a white dinner jacket, go as traditional as possible. Even in warm climates nearly everyone will be wearing black to black tie events anyway. Although acceptable, white jackets will still be fairly rare. Stand out for having good taste, not bad.

 

And yes, a full white tux would not be appropriate. White dinner jackets call for black formal trousers.

post #32277 of 33197
I second everything above.
post #32278 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

I second everything above.

I second his second. 

 

Also, arguments can be made that off-white/ivory is preferred over pure white, and shawl over peaks for white/ivory single-breasted. Both of these points are probably venturing into angels-and-pins territory, though.

post #32279 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

White dinner jackets are perfectly acceptable in certain circumstances: Summer evening events, evening events in year round warm climate locations, cruises in the summer time.
I know this to be true, because on "I Dream of Jeannie," Maj. Nelson often wore white dinner jackets when attending various nighttime social functions. He lived in Cocoa Beach, FL, after all. Year 'round warm climate.

I figure if it's good enough for a genii-possessing 1960's astronaut who walked on the moon, dated Miss Galaxy, could've had a movie contract for his work as a technical advisor on a big Hollywood film, was offered the throne of Basenji, gave a piano recital at Carnegie Hall, etc., it's good enough for me.

P.S. - And since he was an astronaut, he presumably wore American Optical sunglasses. Yet another way in which Major Nelson was one hoopy frood, who really knew where his towel was.
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 2/27/16 at 5:36pm
post #32280 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Kimistry View Post

I just got my SuitSupply jacket back from the tailor after getting the sleeves shortened. The jacket comes with surgeon cuffs and I needed it shorted by about an inch. My tailor recommended getting it shortened at the sleeve end because 1) it's cheaper and 2) she said that shortening at the shoulder would cause the arm hole to be smaller. What I didn't expect is that in the process of shortening at the cuff, she would fold the extra length into the inside of the sleeve, which then covered the bottom-most button hole. She then decided to stitch it shut. Is this normal? Should she have shortened the excess instead to keep the surgeon cuffs? 

Shortening from the shoulder is definitely more expensive but the right thing to do if you need to shorten by an inch.
If you shorten too much from the shoulder then it is true that there might not be enough material left in the sleeve to fit into the armhole, since the sleeve diameter gets smaller as you go down the sleeve. But an inch is not too much.
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