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I have a question about the resale value of used suits. I've tried searching the forums but haven't had much luck. I'm interested in this suit listed in B&S: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=4375491 It's used (worn 5 times) but in good condition without any flaws. I don't really know what it's worth and I'd like to offer a fair amount. "Retail" is above $1000, but they go around $400-450 new. Thank you for your time.
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Solid navy 3b brooks regent with pick stitching ok for interviews or is the pick stitching too much? entry level
post #8118 of 33081
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Solid navy 3b brooks regent with pick stitching ok for interviews or is the pick stitching too much? entry level
If the pick stitching is subtle I don't think it would be a problem. The thing is most people don't know about pick stitching and may get distracted or the wrong impression if it is not subtle.
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Hey guys, new to the forum. I just bought a navy blue and white checkered shirt from H&M. It fits well. Problem is, when I wear it with nothing else it looks like a table cloth. The checks are about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. I'd like to pair it with a cardigan and a tie with a clip. Thoughts? I'm thinking a navy blue cardigan with a solid skinny tie.
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Fair enough. Just didn't know what the "rules" were in regards to pairing the shirts with the shoes. Yellow and brown because they're earth tones?, etc.

Suit or pant color is usually what's considered, not the shirt. The shirt certainly can contribute to a decision, but it should not be the primary factor.

The rules are really pretty loose. Just go with what looks right with each outfit.
post #8121 of 33081
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Originally Posted by glassonion View Post
Hey guys, new to the forum. I just bought a navy blue and white checkered shirt from H&M. It fits well. Problem is, when I wear it with nothing else it looks like a table cloth. The checks are about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. I'd like to pair it with a cardigan and a tie with a clip. Thoughts? I'm thinking a navy blue cardigan with a solid skinny tie.

Pretty fashony look. Certainly in right now, but there's nothing inherently wrong with that.

Dark solid sweater and a dark solid tie are safe choices. You might want to consider a woven tie or a chunky weave on the cardigan to add some texture.
post #8122 of 33081
How tight should a sweater be? I have a 38" inch chest. For a heavier wool sweater (SNS Herning), should I get a small with a chest measurement of 38.6", or the medium at 40.1"? (Would the small stretch out nicely? I hate baggy clothes).
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Posted this in streetwear but didn't get a response. Does anyone know if the Sebago Lighthouse boots can effectively be used as rain and snowboots?
post #8124 of 33081
We all know Navy Pants are versatile when it comes to shoe colors. But what about Navy Shoes? What color does it go well with?
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I'm going through my closet and trying to decide whether to donate or alter my many ill fitting (fairly inexpensive) shirts.

What parts of a shirt must fit perfectly to make alterations worthwhile? Anything wrong with altering a shirt that has already been laundered multiple time?

The collar and shoulders have to fit, it's pointless to try to have these altered. If the chest also fits, great, but that's adjustable, as are body length, sleeve length and width, cuff size, etc.

According to my alterations tailor shirts SHOULD be laundered at least a few times before altering, so that they've had a chance to shrink.
post #8127 of 33081
Are mercerized Polos really worth it? How much better are they over mesh?
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Are mercerized Polos really worth it? How much better are they over mesh?
Frankly I don't care for either. Not that I think there is anything wrong with them, they just don't seem to fit me or compliment me 99% of the time.
post #8129 of 33081
Thoughts on the condition of these Tods? I'm not sure if proper suede care can return them to glory. http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/...0,0,0&format=0
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So... where do I get started on style forum? I've been lurking for a while now and still am struggling to get up to speed. Basically I just defended my PhD and am going to start a consulting job in about a month. So I need to rapidly go from lab nerd apparel to office/finance appropriate clothing for Manhattan and London. Can anyone recommend some good "get up to speed" threads? I've already started to acquire shirts (wow, Charles Tyrwhitt tailored shirts actually fit!), a pair of shoes, and three suits... but pants? socks? undershirts? belts? briefcase? other items I haven't even thought about? I'm sure I'm not the first clueless person to stumble across style forum. EDIT: As always seems to be the case, just after posting a question I find a good answer. This thread seems promising: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=239902
Try this one. It's a work in progress. You can skip all the initial palaver at the top of the first post and get straight to the good stuff. A "Thread Closet" suggestion for the SF mods.
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