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post #12001 of 29409
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The Fitzgerald is the more SF approved BB suit.

It's funny you say that because I tried on the Fitz, Regent, and the Milano. The Fitz jacket seemed to be much wider in the waist and hip than the Regent, and the trousers are similar. The Regent fit me much better OTR. I bought this one and a Milano.

That being said, I am considering returning this Regent for a Gray Flannel BB Fitz that I saw at Nordstrom.
post #12002 of 29409
All the others have too thing of lapels and are too short. if you can get a good neck and shoulders on the fitz the rest can be easily (and better, imo) tailored to your body. The other cuts you are stuck with a lot of poor stylistic and silhouette choices put in by the maker.
post #12003 of 29409
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

you probably found this already cuz it's cream/polish but olive is an unusual color. you may have to go w/ cream for the color then finish w/ a clear polish for the gloss. just thought that may help.. good luck.

http://shoeshinekit.com/melshocreamc1.html

I actually already bought that. Applied a coat and the finish came out uneven. I was going to try a second coat tonight, but wast not that impressed with the cream. Had hoped that a polish would do a slightly better job on the shoes.

Thanks!!
post #12004 of 29409
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

All the others have too thin of lapels and are too short. if you can get a good neck and shoulders on the fitz the rest can be easily (and better, imo) tailored to your body. The other cuts you are stuck with a lot of poor stylistic and silhouette choices put in by the maker.

Yes, you are correct that the Regent and Milano seem more "fashion forward" (especially the Milano). The problem that I have is that the shoulder on the Fitz is quite narrow for the 42L, but the body is VERY large in comparison. Sizing up is not really an option in order to get the shoulders to fit.

I will post photos of the two that I got in the meantime for some feedback.
post #12005 of 29409
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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

Comments on how the colors match?
White and purple checked shirt
Grey v-neck sweater
Beige/Khaki chinos
Black/Dark Grey Sperry Chukkas or Clark's DBs Beeswax
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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

What kind of pants would you consider a staple of your wardrobe?
Trying to find a few pair of pants, chinos or trousers (are trousers ok to wear with a bit more casual wear or are they strictly for formal looks?) but don't know which color to get so I get the most out of them? I already have beige/khaki chinos and medium-gray chinos (though since they were cheap I don't think they'll look nice a long time).

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post #12006 of 29409
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

PRL wool or cotton Preston pants. Flat front, unhemmed, made in Italy, retail for stupid money, able to be had for a song.

Any help on how to get them for cheap? Out of my price range at retail price.
post #12007 of 29409

I have a total noob question! First off, thanks for having this site and great info, I have actually been reading a lot here.

 

Okay, I have been attending conferences for quite some time now. Most are science events, and the stuff most scientists/doctors wear seems a bit outdated, and uncared for. I have traditionally just wore slacks with a button down shirt. Last conference I was way under dressed. Everyone was wearing a suit or jacket of some kind. I felt horrible. I was not dressed correctly for the conference. I am 25, uneducated in formal and business casual wear as I work in a lab (scrubs and lab coats). I own a Chaps suit I wear for weddings and such, but want something a little more casual.

 

My next conference is coming up in February, and I have many more I need to attend in the next 3-6 months. Again, these are science related, and are usually business casual (not sure what that even means). I want a sports coat/blazer to wear to this and future events. I was thinking a Light gray. My problems are this: I have 2 Maine Coon cats, hair gets everywhere. Literally, even if it is locked away bagged and hidden, which is why dark black colors are a problem for me. Second, I live in South Florida, where heat is an issue year round. I noticed sport coats tend to be made of thicker materials. Is there a way around this? I have charcoal and black slacks, khaki and jeans. I would like to wear this jacket with jeans ocasionally to casual meetings with friends when we go out.  Can anyone recommend at style, color (if light gray is obsolete), place to buy, places to check out, or pictures of what it should look like? Money IS an issue as well, so please try and help me out. I know this is picky, but is cotton not recommended for a sports coat? I found on on ebay in light gray with black buttons I liked, but just dont know anything about this.

 

Thanks so much.

 

post #12008 of 29409
Conferences are tough, it's hard to figure out which ones will be ultra-casual and which ones will be dressier. Scientists are fickle beasts in regards to fashion. I usually bring a jacket or two, scope out the general tenor on an early day, then adjust accordingly.

As far as the cats: get a decent lint brush. Use those sticky tape roll things if you need to.

Cotton is less formal than wool, tends to wrinkle. It's also less comfortable in the heat in general since it doesn't breath as well.

Single most flexible jacket you can own is a mid-weight navy wool blazer. You can wear it with practically anything, from going out with friends to those conferences. Don't wear it with black slacks but it's good with most anything else. Grey, especially light grey, is harder to pair and thus less flexible. Grey sport coats in general are hard to implement.
post #12009 of 29409

Great, Thanks!

 

I use thosr lint rollers, but by the time I step outside, I have some hair on my back or a place I missed. Not a huge issue, but it is an issue non the less. I really dislike the gold buttons on some blazers, is it ok to get one without the gold? Say black, dark blue, or brass I think I saw. Does this pair well with charcoal pants? Are black blazers also not a good idea?

post #12010 of 29409
If you are in Florida, you might want to consider a navy linen sport coat with brown horn buttons and mid-gray tropical wool pants. Howard Yount had some nice tropical wool pants in the summer. I'm not sure if they have any left. Pair with dark brown calfskin shoes.
post #12011 of 29409

What are some good darker brown suede double monks between $400 and $700?

post #12012 of 29409
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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

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Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

Comments on how the colors match?
White and purple checked shirt
Grey v-neck sweater
Beige/Khaki chinos
Black/Dark Grey Sperry Chukkas or Clark's DBs Beeswax
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlg321 View Post

What kind of pants would you consider a staple of your wardrobe?
Trying to find a few pair of pants, chinos or trousers (are trousers ok to wear with a bit more casual wear or are they strictly for formal looks?) but don't know which color to get so I get the most out of them? I already have beige/khaki chinos and medium-gray chinos (though since they were cheap I don't think they'll look nice a long time).

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White and purple generally go well with gray. Khaki goes less well with gray but can work depending on the shade of gray and khaki in question.

Staple colors in odd trousers are generally khaki, taupe, olive, and brown. Khaki and taupe are probably the most versatile followed by brown and olive.
post #12013 of 29409
Does this jacket appear too tight in the shoulders?
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I purchased it last Fall. I have since added a bit of muscle, and it fits a bit more snug than it once did. Though, I believe the style of the jacket is a bomber, and is meant to be a more form fitting piece. I can still move my arms fine, and it zips up all the way, it is just the shoulders that it seem a bit tight. I am wearing a lightweight sweater underneath. Anyway, is it very noticeable?
post #12014 of 29409
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Does this jacket appear too tight in the shoulders?

Help us help you -- post a photo that actually shows your shoulders.
post #12015 of 29409
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Help us help you -- post a photo that actually shows your shoulders.

Ya, sorry. I'm not good at, nor do I enjoy, taking photos of myself. This is probably the best I can do:
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