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post #32566 of 33196

@estranged I'm not a fan of the pointy toes. Round or almond shaped toes are more elegant for loafers. This particular shade is too light for the office and I don't think it looks good with dark colored pants. If you want versatility you need something darker. 

post #32567 of 33196

Hi there.

 

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but next Friday I have a meeting that the dress code is business attire.

So, my question is if a gray suit will be appropriate to the occasion?

 

More details of the event:

a. It will happen Friday from 6pm to 10pm

b. I am International Student, with a Masters Degree and I was invited by the Dean of the Business School

c. I have only one suit: a gray one from Calvin Klein Slim Fit that fits me appropriately

d. We are on spring here.

 

My worries is that the suit color is too light for this kind of event.

 

Thanks.

post #32568 of 33196
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Originally Posted by virtu View Post

Hi there.

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but next Friday I have a meeting that the dress code is business attire.
So, my question is if a gray suit will be appropriate to the occasion?

More details of the event:
a. It will happen Friday from 6pm to 10pm
b. I am International Student, with a Masters Degree and I was invited by the Dean of the Business School
c. I have only one suit: a gray one from Calvin Klein Slim Fit that fits me appropriately
d. We are on spring here.

My worries is that the suit color is too light for this kind of event.

Thanks.

Friday evening is to my mind quite a casual time. Whilst a suit is technically 'business attire', if you look across most workplaces that term encompasses much wider options including a sportcoat.

As such, I don't think the shade of grey should be a significant determinant - if it's the only well-fitting suit you own, then wear it. If you have an even-better fitting subdued sportcoat, consider that instead.
post #32569 of 33196
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post


Friday evening is to my mind quite a casual time. Whilst a suit is technically 'business attire', if you look across most workplaces that term encompasses much wider options including a sportcoat.

As such, I don't think the shade of grey should be a significant determinant - if it's the only well-fitting suit you own, then wear it. If you have an even-better fitting subdued sportcoat, consider that instead.

 

Thanks SimonC for the fast reply, it helped a lot.

 

The invitation for this event is really confused, in the title of the event the word "Gala" is used (here is a link for the event invitation: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000000975/Images/2016-COY-Invite.jpg) and no other mention about the dress code.

 

So, seeing that I e-mailed the person who invited me and he said that the dress code will be business attire and then I came here to ask for more proper orientation.

 

Thanks again, definitely I am going to use the suit that I have, it seems ok (not overdressed and not totally wrong for the circumstances).

 

:)

post #32570 of 33196

Also found the event site that said "Spring Gala" on the title of the event, but no official info about the dress code at all.

post #32571 of 33196
Wear your suit.
post #32572 of 33196
A gray suit is, but it would be better if it was a a dark or mid grey.
post #32573 of 33196
Not sure if this should be posted here or in the ask a tailor thread but my question concerns Suit fit for a tall thin, body but with with very square shoulders. All the OTR suits ive tried make my head look like a ball resting on a shelf.

Other then looking at minimally padded shoulder models and/or soft shoulder suits, what does one do either via MTM (or otr) to ameliorate this issue. I would like to achieve a look where the back of the collar is slightly higher then the shoulders and without too wide shoulder overhang. Can this be done? Are you stuck with what nature has given you

In Other words avoid the linebacker look i get even with say BB soft-shoulder Fitzgerald model.

Thanks for any info
post #32574 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post
 

I bought a solid navy Saks Fifth branded Samuelsohn suit from the store's recent sale. I'm happy with it overall but I have one big concern.

 

It said on the inside label it is made from S.130's wool. From what I've read the higher the count the more delicate a garment is.

 

I don't want to make a major investment in an item such as a Samuelsohn suit and only be able to wear it sparingly at most.

 

Is this a major concern or are my fears blown out of proportion? 

 

I was wondering if anybody had any input for my question?

 

Thank you again,

Kevin

post #32575 of 33196
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Originally Posted by Kevin24 View Post

I was wondering if anybody had any input for my question?

Thank you again,
Kevin

Yes, higher supers will be more delicate than an all-round cloth. And cheaper supers will often be more fragile than more expensive ones since they use lower-quality fleece (e.g. shorter staples, whilst still of the same micron diameter to achieve the supers rating).

But honestly, it's a suit. You shouldn't have just one. And you shouldn't have anything which is delicate enough you feel cautious wearing it. Just use it, enjoy it, and buy enough suits you're not wearing it out unduly fast (same with shoes).

For more: http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2011/02/sartorial-mythbusting.html
post #32576 of 33196

Hello gents!

 

Crosspost from the Menswear Advice section:

 

Browsing through various classic men's style media, I've noticed people sporting lapel chains.

 

For example, I've taken this one from the ArmouryNYC:

 

 

(https://www.thearmoury.com/catalogs/shop/accessories/lapel-chains/patinova-lotus-lapel-chain-rose-gold/patinova-lotus-lapel-chain-rose-gold)

 

Do this type of accessory increase the level of formality? If you gents could describe settings where you would wear these lapel chains, I would greatly appreciate it.

 

Thank you for your time!

post #32577 of 33196
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Originally Posted by virtu View Post

Hi there.

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but next Friday I have a meeting that the dress code is business attire.
So, my question is if a gray suit will be appropriate to the occasion?

More details of the event:
a. It will happen Friday from 6pm to 10pm
b. I am International Student, with a Masters Degree and I was invited by the Dean of the Business School
c. I have only one suit: a gray one from Calvin Klein Slim Fit that fits me appropriately
d. We are on spring here.

My worries is that the suit color is too light for this kind of event.

Thanks.

It depends a bit on the shade of grey. Charcoal is definitely ok. Light grey is less ideal, but could still work. Basically, the darker the grey, the more formal it is. But this is really a moot point: if you only have one suit and the event is tomorrow evening: you don't have time to buy a new suit and have it tailored. It might be worth getting a second, slightly more formal suit, for this reason (charcoal or midnight navy). For now, though, I think you're safe sticking with what you have.
post #32578 of 33196
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Originally Posted by parkman24 View Post

Do this type of accessory increase the level of formality? If you gents could describe settings where you would wear these lapel chains, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time!

Unwritten Rules of Menswear, Volume 3, Chapter 12, Section IIa:

The Order of the Lapel Chain

Admission to the Order of the Lapel Chain shall only be granted to those who have made personal pilgrimage to Pitti Uomo.

Wearing of the Lapel Chain is admissible in the following circumstances:

i. Within 3 nautical miles of Pitti Uomo
ii. In the presence of no less than three certified members of the iGentry
iii. In the presence of a men's style journalist

Failure to adhere to these rules will see membership of the Order revoked, and the member cast down to wearing only Jos A Bank and Mens Wearhouse garments for a period of one calendar month.
post #32579 of 33196
Hey everyone. Im looking at buying this jacket to use in the summer, I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on whether it would be comfortable. It says 100% linen but the weave makes me think it might get a little toasty. Otherwise I love the look of the jacket, and I don't really like anything from ovadia ever. Thanks!

https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/162041420058
post #32580 of 33196

Should french cuff shirts have sleeves that are longer, shorter, or the same as standard button cuff shirts? 

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