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post #11941 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Poindexter View Post

We have a few hipsters here, and I always want to go over and ask, 'HTF do you get your feet through there?'.

Zippers, son. Zippers.
post #11942 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post



Incotex flannel on sale now.

The "moss" looks like it could be what you're looking for.

I bought those very pants at Daffy's for $49. In brown and grey. Sold them but they were nice.
post #11943 of 29118
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Originally Posted by sonofdracula View Post

I want to start with 2 decent pairs of shoes. 1 black (was thinking some nice penny loafers) and 1 some other color (clark's desert boots?).
I like loafers a great deal, but find that black loafers tend to be less versatile than brown, burgundy, etc. ones.

A loafer is, by it's nature, a somewhat casual shoe. Sure, some are much more formal than others, but in general loafers are less formal than most lace-up dress shoes.

Black, typically being used as a more formal, business-like shoe color, is directly opposed to this casual character.

Plus, you indicate these shoes shouldn't be too dressy and should be suitable for daily wear. At least for me, casual daily wear pants are often khaki colored chinos. And I don't really like the look of black shoes with light colored chinos.

So get a good pair of loafers, sure. Great idea. Just not in black. Well, not unless you invariably wear grey pants, I suppose. And even then, grey pants and burgundy loafers are a good combination, too.

Sebago sells some decent (not great, but decent) loafers, like the Cayman II, priced under $100. Bass Wejuns are arguably the classic penny loafer, but today's wejuns aren't really all that great quality. They're perhaps not quite as awful as some would have you believe, but the Sebagos really are better. Depending on your shoe size, it may be possible to find a pair of nearly new Allen Edmonds loafers on eBay, for a very low price. AE offers several different types of loafers, and they tend to be of good quality.

Anyway, if you're going to have two pairs of shoes, and one pair will be loafers (a perfectly fine choice), make the second pair something a little more mainstream than desert boots. (And I have nothing against desert boots. If you were looking to buy 4 or 5 pairs of shoes, I wouldn't have any problem with one pair being desert boots.) A great choice would be something as close as possible to, say, the Allen Edmonds Strand. Maybe not the AE Strand itself, if you're on a tight budget. But a pair of Strands, in walnut, would be extremely versatile - suitable for wearing with anything from nice jeans up to wool pants and a blazer. Not ideal for wearing with a suit (due to both the color and the brogueing), but far from awful, even there.
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Michael
post #11944 of 29118

I am going to a semi-formal NYE hotel party.  I was thinking of wearing the below suit, instead of a traditional blue or black suit to the party.  Thoughts??  The suit would be paired with a darker purple/white checked dress shirt, with a collar strong enough to stand on its own (no tie).

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by brarjag View Post

Hi,

 

New to the board and had a quick question.  What is the style name of the shirts where you roll the cuff/sleeve back and it is a different pattern than the shirt itself.  Also is that still in style right now.  Thanks for your time.


I don't think this is a particular style of shirt, but a manufacturing detail. I believe they're usually described as "contrast cuffs," and the interior of the collar is often lined with the same fabric. Though they're often fabrics that wouldn't be suitable for an entire shirt, that doesn't have to be the case.

 

As far as in style, it's my impression that they're neither trending nor actively disparaged. But I think it depends on the fabric and patterns. White oxford cloth button-down with blue oxford cloth contrast collars and cuffs? Subtle visual interest. Personally, I think that subtle contrast cuffs, either solid colors or relatively classic patterns (like stripes of some kind), are nice.

post #11946 of 29118
Thanks for the answers NORE.

Another question: Should I wash a new pair of pants (to adjust to any shrinkage that might occur) prior to taking them to the tailor? I want to shorten the length.

EDIT: After a google search seems like I should wash them even before wearing them and then get them hemmed.
post #11947 of 29118
If they're washable and you'll be washing them (khakis, for example), yes. If they're something you'll only ever be dry cleaning (wool trousers), no.
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Thanks for the input mymil, much appreciated.

post #11949 of 29118
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Thanks for the answers NORE.
Another question: Should I wash a new pair of pants (to adjust to any shrinkage that might occur) prior to taking them to the tailor? I want to shorten the length.
EDIT: After a google search seems like I should wash them even before wearing them and then get them hemmed.

Wool? Never wash. Cotton, proceed as you wish.
post #11950 of 29118
Yep cotton of course.

How about for shirts that need to be taken to the tailor? Wash first too?
post #11951 of 29118

I want to buy a new suit but I don't know what to get and was hoping some SFers could give me some opinions. I have two black suits (one solid black one black on black stipe), a dark grey suit, a tan suit, a navy suit, an olive/khaki suit, and a brown tweed SC.  I'm looking for a suit that I can wear as both a suit and use the jacket as a blazer as well (so something plain).  I'm in college and have a job at a family owned company so I'd mostly be wearing the suit casually.  

 

I'm thinking about this one because although it is grey it is much lighter then the grey I already have, it has natural shoulders, and patch pockets (making it very casual).

 

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Or my second option is this blue suit.  Again, I already have a much darker navy suit, however, I really like this suit as well:

P3079.jpg

 

What do you all think?


Edited by TauKappaEpsilon - 12/28/11 at 1:47pm
post #11952 of 29118
can anyone tell me what shoe this is?

PM if u can, its hard to tell whose replying to me in this thread....cheers

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anyone?
 

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I want to buy a new suit but I don't know what to get and was hoping some SFers could give me some opinions.  I have two black suits (one solid black one black on black stipe), a dark grey suit, a tan suit, a navy suit, an olive/khaki suit, and a brown tweed SC.  I'm looking for a suit that I can wear as both a suit and use the jacket as a blazer as well (so something plain).  I'm in college and have a job at a family owned company so I'd mostly be wearing the suit casually.  

 

I'm thinking about this one because although it is grey it is much lighter then the grey I already have, it has natural shoulders, and patch pockets (making it very casual).

 

P3032.jpg

 

Or my second option is this blue suit.  Again, I already have a much darker navy suit, however, I really like this suit as well:

P3079.jpg

 

What do you all think?



 

post #11954 of 29118
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

anyone?

 



just from these pix I prefer the 2nd.
post #11955 of 29118
Does this work?

Brooks Lavender Herringbone Shirt
Black Sport Coat
White Pocket Square w/ Light Blue Trim
Grey Chinos (Medium/Stone Grey):
Black Cordovan Longwings
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