or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here - Page 993

post #14881 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

The black cap toe is considered by many to be the quintessential business shoe, that said, I am not a huge fan of cap toes. Black is also the standard business shoe, so if you work in the office, I would highly recommend at least one good black shoe. After that it depends on what color slacks you usually wear, I personally wear mainly grey and navy, so I find burgundy is the ideal choice to match these two colors. You could also easily go with brown, I just personally think burgundy is a better choice if I had to choose between them. Pick whichever shoe style you like best, if that is cap-toe, then get a cap-toe. You can mix it up as you please. Double monks are a bit flashy and would not be my first choice when starting a shoe collection, but this is just one opinion. For the record, I am a HUGE fan of the cordovan longwing/gunboat style shoes.
(Sorry for the double post, the quote failed somehow).

Thank you for the reply sir!

Black seems to be the fail safe but is somewhat boring frown.gif

Like you I absolutely adore burgundy especially cordovan, however shells are a prohibitively expensive option for me now. My trousers are mostly navy and charcoal / grey so their perfect.

Right now I can't quite decide if cap toes are too formal for the dress pants and shirt sans tie and suit. I have to admit shell bluchers by Alden are calling out to me haha!
post #14882 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by shipbroker View Post

Thank you for the reply sir!
Black seems to be the fail safe but is somewhat boring frown.gif
Like you I absolutely adore burgundy especially cordovan, however shells are a prohibitively expensive option for me now. My trousers are mostly navy and charcoal / grey so their perfect.
Right now I can't quite decide if cap toes are too formal for the dress pants and shirt sans tie and suit. I have to admit shell bluchers by Alden are calling out to me haha!

They are not too formal, although I wouldn't wear them with anything that does not include wool slacks of some kind (If you think about it, it is really no different than if you wore a suit and took off your jacket). I might recommend starting with a black cap-toe such as Allen Edmonds, then save up for those Alden Burgundy 990's biggrin.gif.
post #14883 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post


They are not too formal, although I wouldn't wear them with anything that does not include wool slacks of some kind (If you think about it, it is really no different than if you wore a suit and took off your jacket). I might recommend starting with a black cap-toe such as Allen Edmonds, then save up for those Alden Burgundy 990's biggrin.gif.

 

Reasonable minds disagree, but I think my AE Park Avenues look out of place with anything other than a suit or sport coat.

post #14884 of 28796
Is there any benefit to using a wash bag to wash all your socks in?
post #14885 of 28796
They might not get lost as easily. Also, they probably won't agitate as much being confined to a bag.
post #14886 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCAsia View Post

(1) Pictures wont necessarily help, but you can see it with texture at a physical store.  Woven ties have the designs woven in, so there is texture with the different strings of yarn being interwoven in order to manufacture the tie.  Printed silk takes silk cloth and literally prints a design on it, so when you run your fingers through both, the woven silk tie will feel like it has different textures as you are literally running through interwoven yarns, whereas printed silk will feel like one piece of silk cloth.

(2) I wouldnt worry about what colors you wear during the day versus at night.  I think thats purely a personal thing. 

Thanks alot, well appreciated.
I guess I`ll find a upscale store and compare their ties to some shitty ones I´ve got already.
post #14887 of 28796

Sorry for the double post. Still curious as to why Tailored Suits Paris is so looked down upon here.

 

Edit: The reason that I am asking is because I have one of their suits and want to make sure it is the quality I believe it to be before I invest more money.


Edited by MSchapiro - 5/18/12 at 2:22pm
post #14888 of 28796

Is it possible to get a decent MTM suit for about 700 USD?

post #14889 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Layered Player View Post

Is it possible to get a decent MTM suit for about 700 USD?

 

Coppley. Only half canvas though.

post #14890 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

 

Coppley. Only half canvas though.

it's a start, thank you.

 

Two of the best shops in town use them...good on ya!


Edited by Layered Player - 5/18/12 at 4:39pm
post #14891 of 28796

Hi All, 

 

I bought these C&Js at a thrift store about 3 years ago on a trip to London.  I believe the store was in Notting Hill, but I'm not certain.  I didn't know what they were at the time (nor sadly what Crockett & Jones was) but due to their comfort and quality, they basically single-footedly (sorry, bad) were the impetus (im-ped-us? No? I'll stop.) to my becoming more interested in well-made clothing and footwear.  All I know is that they're C&J Drummonds.  Inside it reads 5056 12 8E x39902.  On the insole it reads "Hand Benched and Hand Finished by Craftsmen".  Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

 

IMG_0242.JPG

 

IMG_0240.JPG

post #14892 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redlinemac View Post

I've been asked to be a groomsman in a wedding and this is the style of tux the bride selected for us to wear:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOYS-SIZE-14-BLACK-OSCAR-RENTA-HERITAGE-TUXEDO-JACKET-/110873654470#ht_2521wt_1066

Is this a Dark Shadows theme wedding?
post #14893 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redlinemac View Post

I've been asked to be a groomsman in a wedding and this is the style of tux the bride selected for us to wear:
Well, I don't much care for it, but neither do I pretend to understand how a bride or a wedding planner thinks.

Now, let me exercise my incredible psychic powers...

It's a daytime wedding, isn't it?
Quote:
HATE the idea of renting anything. I want to purchase and be done with it but I am a bit conservative in my style.
I totally get the whole hatred of renting thing.

But come on - you know perfectly well that you will wear this tuxedo one time only. It just doesn't make sense to drop hundreds of dollars to purchase a tuxedo you'll only wear once.

So if you can buy the exact tuxedo the bride wants you to wear - the EXACT one, mind you - for no more than twice what it'd cost you to rent it, then buy. And afterwards, sell it or donate it. Otherwise, rent it. Tell yourself it's like renting an unpleasant hotel room or an disappointing car for a week while you're out of town on business. Not ideal, but nothing you can't endure. Particularly since you'll only have to put up with the thing for a matter of hours.

Oh, and was the pocket square color chosen to match the bridesmaids' dresses?
--
Michael
post #14894 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redlinemac View Post

First posting here...I love this site.

I've been asked to be a groomsman in a wedding and this is the style of tux the bride selected for us to wear:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOYS-SIZE-14-BLACK-OSCAR-RENTA-HERITAGE-TUXEDO-JACKET-/110873654470#ht_2521wt_1066

I own several tuxedos (a notch and peak single buttons...love the single buttons...and the same in a two-button variation) and HATE the idea of renting anything. I want to purchase and be done with it but I am a bit conservative in my style. Not only does this tux strike me as trendy, I've never even seen anything like it to research its history. I'm not sure that I want it in my closet.

Anyone care to enlighten me?  

This is a monstrosity.....are you required to wear a foamy red nose and curly wig with this?

575

Wear your peak lapel and urgently insist the bride reconsider her reasoning for this nightmare and if she doubts you, send her here and we'll straighten her out.
Welcome to Styleforum.
post #14895 of 28796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

This is a monstrosity.....are you required to wear a foamy red nose and curly wig with this?
Wear your peak lapel and urgently insist the bride reconsider her reasoning for this nightmare and if she doubts you, send her here and we'll straighten her out.
Welcome to Styleforum.

+1

lol8[1].gif no offense to your friend's lady but many women can't even dress themselves and now they're dressing the men... that is more of a costume than a tux.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here