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post #12271 of 28744
I asked this in the Shoe Care thread but am looking for more opinions:

What would be the best color of Saphir wax to maintain the color of a pair of C&J Belgraves in Chestnut?

Color Chart
post #12272 of 28744
I'm not sure the various colors here really matter very much. A suit is almost always better matched to a wool coat, than it is to a leather jacket. Reason being, a suit is a relatively formal garment, and a wool coat is usually more formal than is a leather jacket.

Moreover, the leather jacket is likely to be fairly short. Having a couple of inches of your suit jacket peeking out beyond the bottom of your leather jacket just sounds like a terrible look. A coat, as a rule, will be long enough that this won't be an issue. So again, nod to the wool coat.
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Michael
post #12273 of 28744

 

Right so another question about dressing casually.

Many people say no black and navy blue together. But my dark navy blue sweater/half zip of the same colour and black jeans, in normal light or even in dark, they still look distinctive and compliment each other. It's a deep dark blue but doesn't look like black at all.

So would black jeans go with a sweater like that?

 

And about dressing casually. I don't like t-shirts under sweaters either but when I wear a shirt with a sweater, it looks very formal which I usually wear but I am trying to look more casual. 

A tucked out shirt with jeans and sweater just looks sloppy. (Agreed?) So what can I wear with the sweater and half zip to look more casual? And in what colours considering the sweater and half zip, both are like stated above a dark deep navy blue.


Will a black jacket which has a leather-ish look look good with black jeans and a different coloured shirt?

 

Oh and lastly, how does this seem for the colder days.

A grey shirt, half zip navy blue sweater, black jacket and dark blue jeans. 

 

 

post #12274 of 28744
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post

How much should a black bespoke suit cost? 

 

I thought black would be a good color, because I attend many venues (concerts, parties, concerts) where a black suit would either be perfectly acceptable as a tux substitute, or just plain perfect.  I'm considering bespoke because I want a well-made, perfectly fitting suit (I'm skinny with a drop 7-8). 

 

How much should it cost from a reputable tailor, and how long should it take to make it?  I'll probably use Nick Lopez in Houston, if anyone is familiar with him.

 

Anything else I should know before venturing into bespoken territory?


Nick Lopez has been recommended on this forum as being a high quality tailor.
Before you drop a pile of cash at his place, go along Westheimer and see Hank at Orlin in the strip mall on the left near Hilcroft/Voss. You will find his prices to be around half what NL charges.

Hank also told me of a customer who had a ton of stuff done by NL and brings them to Hank one by one to be fixed as he was dissatisfied with how they came out. Make of that what you will.
post #12275 of 28744
Which blue color (there's a blue at regular price and a different blue at a discounted price) should I pick for this shirt?

http://www.landsend.com/pp/TailoredFitSolidHydeParkDressShirt~194212_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::LKB&CM_MERCH=IDX_Men-_-DressShirtsTies-_-DressShirts-_-Buttondown-_-Tailored&origin=index

Is there one that will fit more colors than the other? More versatile?
post #12276 of 28744
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where can I find some brown horn buttons? I would like to replace the plastic ones on my peacoat. They are about 1 1/8''.
thanks

http://www.mjtrim.com/
http://www.hst.com.sg/acatalog/Horn_Buttons_for_jacket.html
http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/
post #12277 of 28744
acedevil.... if you're not wearing a dress shirt (meaning collared) under your sweater then what is left if not a "t-shirt"? Aside from a turtleneck, then I don't know what you may be after. It doesn't have to be a sloppy or overly casual tee... A long sleeve waffle knit, a nice heathered henley in a complimentary color, or just a smooth long sleeve shirt.... but in a way those are all in the t-shirt family IMO. Ideally I would go with some super-luxe, silk-cashmere blend, form-fitting long sleeve knit.
post #12278 of 28744
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Originally Posted by acedevil View Post

 

 

1) So would black jeans go with a sweater like that?

 

2) So what can I wear with the sweater and half zip to look more casual? And in what colours considering the sweater and half zip, both are like stated above a dark deep navy blue.


3) Will a black jacket which has a leather-ish look look good with black jeans and a different coloured shirt?

 

4) Oh and lastly, how does this seem for the colder days.

A grey shirt, half zip navy blue sweater, black jacket and dark blue jeans. 

 

 

 

1) With a sweater and jeans, you really don't have to pay attention to the "rules" as much as you do when a suit is involved.  As long as the sweater and jeans are different enough and color (and you'll have to be the judge of that, since you haven't posted pictures), I'd say you could pull it off.  A bright shirt or scarf might help break up the monotony, though.

 

2) as Kid Nickels pointed out, there really aren't very many options.  I'd say a collared shirt or a henley would go well with the zip sweater (not a fan of tees with half-zips).  If the other sweater is v-neck, you could try a v-neck tee or a henley; if it is a crew-neck, just wear a tee underneath (crew-neck sweaters are pretty casual in nature).

 

3) It could look great, but then again it could totally bomb.  Maybe you could post a picture?

 

4) Those colors could look good together, but it's really about more than just the names of the colors.  Post a picture!  One potential problem that I see is the wall of blue created by the jeans a sweater-watch out for that.

 

 

post #12279 of 28744

Anyone know where to pickup a pair of wool or flannel cargos similar to the Allen Edmonds: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SFM7743096_1_40000000001_-1 or Epaulet: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1118/Slim-Walt-Cargo-Trouser/Detail

for under 100$?

post #12280 of 28744

Guys, I have a few urgent questions. Yesterday I have bought this dark navy suit: http://www.blazek.eu/katalog/obleky/oblek/57

1) You think it is ok to wear these shoes with this suit? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loake-mens-Semi-Brogue-formal-shoe-JAMES-Tan-Leather-G-fit-/130574213630?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5624321466296107718 I will wear the suit only few times per year - mostly to college balls.

2) If the shoes will not work with the suit, you think it would help to exchange the suit for the lighter shade of navy? Again, the suit will be worn only few times per year mostly to college balls, so I do not need it for everyday wear.

 

Thank you!

post #12281 of 28744
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Originally Posted by acedevil View Post

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Right so another question about dressing casually.



Many people say no black and navy blue together. But my dark navy blue sweater/half zip of the same colour and black jeans, in normal light or even in dark, they still look distinctive and compliment each other. It's a deep dark blue but doesn't look like black at all.



So would black jeans go with a sweater like that?





And about dressing casually. I don't like t-shirts under sweaters either but when I wear a shirt with a sweater, it looks very formal which I usually wear but I am trying to look more casual.



A tucked out shirt with jeans and sweater just looks sloppy. (Agreed?) So what can I wear with the sweater and half zip to look more casual? And in what colours considering the sweater and half zip, both are like stated above a dark deep navy blue.





Will a black jacket which has a leather-ish look look good with black jeans and a different coloured shirt?





Oh and lastly, how does this seem for the colder days.



A grey shirt, half zip navy blue sweater, black jacket and dark blue jeans.








To add to the advice already given I think you may get more answers from the guys on SW&D, where there's a similar thread for these kind of outfits: http://www.styleforum.net/t/164402/ask-a-question-get-an-answer-ask-all-quick-questions-here#post_2877154
post #12282 of 28744
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Originally Posted by FalconXtreme View Post


thanks this is the pic that got me sold and motivated. i pretty much want to pull the same look off
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I cant see so mutch from the picture. But they are great boots I wear mine all the time in Canada when it's snowing :)

 

post #12283 of 28744
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Originally Posted by acedevil View Post

 

Right so another question about dressing casually.

Many people say no black and navy blue together. But my dark navy blue sweater/half zip of the same colour and black jeans, in normal light or even in dark, they still look distinctive and compliment each other. It's a deep dark blue but doesn't look like black at all.

So would black jeans go with a sweater like that?

 

And about dressing casually. I don't like t-shirts under sweaters either but when I wear a shirt with a sweater, it looks very formal which I usually wear but I am trying to look more casual. 

A tucked out shirt with jeans and sweater just looks sloppy. (Agreed?) So what can I wear with the sweater and half zip to look more casual? And in what colours considering the sweater and half zip, both are like stated above a dark deep navy blue.


Will a black jacket which has a leather-ish look look good with black jeans and a different coloured shirt?

 

Oh and lastly, how does this seem for the colder days.

A grey shirt, half zip navy blue sweater, black jacket and dark blue jeans. 

 

 

 


About the black thing seems not so good for my taste. Its like going to a rock-concert in my ears haha. About the half zip sweater you can allwas wear a pique shirt under? Something from ralph lauren or whatever.

 

post #12284 of 28744
Does LL Bean make decent OCBD shirts? I have a credit at LL Bean leftover from Christmas.

There are regular Bean OCBD and LL Bean signature shirts, but the Signature shirts only come in S, M, L, XlL, no necks sizes.

I am in need of a blue and a white so the gulag bean shirts seem like a good purchase with my credit.

Is there anything else at LL Bean that I should consider?
post #12285 of 28744

Hey everyone, hoping to get an answer about the brand of this pea coat Chris Daughtry is wearing.

I cannot for the life of me find any information anywhere about it. Hoping this place is the key!
Please see the link
http://www.thefablife.com/2011-11-14/daughtry-style-seen/

Thanks!

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