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post #13906 of 28316
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Originally Posted by tomis View Post

Hello everyone I'm a new member and I need some shoe advice. I'm going on vacation to Hawaii in a few weeks and I've bought a pair of straight white jeans to wear with some light colored polos (pink, light blue) but I have no idea what type and color shoes to match these jeans. Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

Welcome!!! I'd pick a brownish color pair of shoes.
post #13907 of 28316
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Tether for glasses. I can't remember what they're actually called.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

The Knottery calls them Lapel Eyeglass Holders.

Thank you
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

In my experience, eyeglass tethers look much cooler in those photos than they do in real life. (Not that I've seen them all that often in real life, but on those few occasions when I have seen them, they've been "meh," at best.)

Despite the interesting look, I have a feeling they are not very practical.
post #13908 of 28316
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

Hello everyone. This weekend my wife and I are headed to LA for the first time. We'll be attending the wedding of a college friend. Normally, I am a dark suit, white shirt kind of wedding guest as I feel it is proper and traditional. However, I'm trying to determine if I want to step out of my comfort zone a little. I recently purchased a dark purple (plum) gingham dress shirt. So far I have only worn it with jacket only, no tie. But I'm thinking of pairing it with a mid-gray tie with a subtle glen plaid design, and solid charcoal suit. The wedding and reception is in the evening and being held at a downtown rooftop banquet hall / outdoor garden. What do you think? Sprezzy outfit for an LA wedding, or dumb? thanks!
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The shirt and combo seem good to me.

But I don't hang out in the WAYWRN thread, so I'm far from an expert on this sort of question. Cheers.
post #13909 of 28316

I have a taupe suit I was intending to wear to a rehearsal dinner in May. A friend of mine told me I couldn't wear that light of a color after dark. Is he right or is taupe dark enough to get away with?

post #13910 of 28316

Hello,

 

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

post #13911 of 28316
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

Hello,

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

I'm not too far off from that and you'll have a hard time finding something to fit OTR without alterations. My advice is to get to know a local tailor or seamstress who can make the alterations for you. I have a very nice older Polish lady down the street who I go to and am quite happy with her work.
post #13912 of 28316

 

 

I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week), but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe. I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 

post #13913 of 28316
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post



I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week), but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe. I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 

Look on the B&S forum on here.
post #13914 of 28316
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

I am thinking about getting my first blazer. It's not something I'd wear too often (1-2 days a week)
At least in my book, an article of clothing you wear once or twice per week pretty much qualifies as something you wear fairly often.
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but it'll be one more versatile piece I can add to my wardrobe.
Yup, that it will be.
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I'd like to go to the store today and get one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Would like to spend less than $200. I was thinking Nord Rack or JCrew. 
Well, I have no idea where you are or which stores there are near you (other than that there's a Nordstrom Rack and a J. Crew). That having been said, I've heard very good things about the Anderson-Little classic blue blazer, and it's under $200. 'Course, you'd have to order it at andersonlittle.com , and not pick it up at a local store today, but I suppose that'd be my recommendation.
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Michael
post #13915 of 28316
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Originally Posted by tomis View Post

Hello everyone I'm a new member and I need some shoe advice. I'm going on vacation to Hawaii in a few weeks and I've bought a pair of straight white jeans to wear with some light colored polos (pink, light blue) but I have no idea what type and color shoes to match these jeans. Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

How about some of the bright colored wingtips that are all over the place right now? Or bright car shoes? Or Sperry's? Or Tretorn's?
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How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?
post #13917 of 28316
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?

On this forum? Probably about 90.

But Stu Bloom the dry cleaning expert says a good rule of thumb is the 7-7-7 rule. 7 in the closet, 7 in the hamper, and 7 at the cleaners.
post #13918 of 28316
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

How many dress shirts does an average man owns? 7 or 16?


I'm new to the board and fashion. While I'm not too into a lot of the SF approved 'gear,' I have about 20 shirts and that number growing.

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7

post #13920 of 28316
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

Hello,

  I would like to get a nice suit.  My jacket size is 44L and my waist size 33-34.  Can anyone recommend any OTR brands? 

  I checked at one of the MTM makers (thick as thieves), and they don't really like going up to my size in the chest apparently.  I am by no means thin or athletic (I weigh about 192 or so), but I'm having a hard time finding things that fit.  I wouldn't really want to spend more than $2500, but if I had to, I guess I could.  I cannot afford the 4-8000 it would cost for bespoke, unfortunately.

It's a decent drop, but should not be too much of a problem if you have the suit pants taken in. I am guessing 44 suits come with 36 waist pants. The question I would ask is are you certain you are a 44L. Try on a 42L and see how it feels. Most guys buy their suits too large as they think they should be roomy in the shoulders.
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