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 1101

post #16501 of 28352

So I'm looking for a raincoat. I'd really like to get something that I could wear with dress clothes, but also wear out at night with jeans. I was thinking of picking up a Barbour International Jacket in Black, but could I get away with wearing it in a professional setting?

post #16502 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABirdinHand View Post

So I'm looking for a raincoat. I'd really like to get something that I could wear with dress clothes, but also wear out at night with jeans. I was thinking of picking up a Barbour International Jacket in Black, but could I get away with wearing it in a professional setting?

The International may not be the way to go then. You need more of a traditional rain coat if you want to use it in a "professional" setting.
post #16503 of 28352

Any suggestions? I'd really like to avoid a trench coat...

post #16504 of 28352
Would a Thick as Thieves suit be MC approved?
post #16505 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItSuit View Post

Hey, i have a Shawl sweater, a cardigan and jacket and was wondering what you guys recommend would match color shirt or t-shirt would match with them Pics below. I have the jeans and shoes/sneakers part down, but not the top part. So any recommendations? Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

700

 

 

NO ONE?

post #16506 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABirdinHand View Post

So I'm looking for a raincoat.
The garment you mentioned is a fairly casual rain jacket. It's probably perfectly fine for what it is, but what it isn't is a raincoat intended to be worn in a professional setting.

I've said this before (mostly in regard to shoes, but it applies equally well to this situation) - There are many items of clothing that work great when you want to go out at night in jeans. There are many items of clothing that work great when you want a fairly traditional professional look for business. But there are relatively few items of clothing that work well at both of these extremes. (There are some. Exceptions exist to every rule. But they're just that - exceptions. They do not invalidate the general rule.)

In the long run, you're usually better off buying one item of clothing for casual wear with jeans, and another for professional wear, and not trying to get away with a "does it all" item. Yes, I get that this may mean a somewhat greater initial expenditure. But since the "does it all" item will most likely eventually prove unsatisfactory to you for at least one type of wear (if not both), it's not necessarily wrong to just pay the money it takes up front, and get it right the first time.

Or, you could simply decide to give up the "going out at night in jeans" idea, and adopt a somewhat more mature look. Thus avoiding the need to get a "goin' out" rainjacket, along with a "going to work" raincoat. smile.gif

FWIW, for many years, I managed to get away with but a single tan London Fog trench coat, for both work and play.
--
Michael
post #16507 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeneas View Post

Would a Thick as Thieves suit be MC approved?

Their "traditional cut" is certainly closer to MC-approved than their house cut. Frankly though, the Thicks as Thieves guys will tell you that they have a specific aesthetic that is not particularly traditional. If you want traditional, you're best going somewhere that does it.
post #16508 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeneas View Post

Would a Thick as Thieves suit be MC approved?

Their "traditional cut" is certainly closer to MC-approved than their house cut. Frankly though, the Thicks as Thieves guys will tell you that they have a specific aesthetic that is not particularly traditional. If you want traditional, you're best going somewhere that does it.

Thanks for the response. Is there anything similar (price, possibly MTM) that is more inline with mc train of thought?
post #16509 of 28352
wool vs. silk dress socks, and why?

What thread count does RLPL use for their dress shirts? If I find the same thread count from another maker will the quality be the same as PL?
post #16510 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by jv rio View Post

I've been reading these forums incessantly the last few months, and finally decided to register. I have searched and have read mixed opinions on this, so hopefully I can get some clarification before I decide to buy. I am graduating from a professional accounting program in a few months and I'm looking for a suit for interviewing and to start my professional wardrobe. My choice is of course Navy, and the two suits I am considering are the : Napoli Navy - from Suitsupply, and the Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald in Navy. As an accountant I want to look put together and professional, but not trendy. I want a quality suit that will last for years. I'm I 38S, and I've tried both on and they both fit me well, I am just undecided on which is the safer choice. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.




Suitsupply: http://www.suitsupply.com/navy-suit-napoli/P2778,en_US,pd.html?start=6&cgid=Suits

Brooks: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?
Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=418&Product_Id=1210034&Parent_Id=216&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null

 



Yeah, cause of your multiple posts not sure you're not spam. So in case you're not the Brooks Brothers is a good choice
post #16511 of 28352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

I have never understood the appeal of the bicycle toe. I can't picture any scenario in which it looks good.

The appeal is that it's different and unique. Or at least that was the appeal to me when I was in my early 20s...


Sorry to continue a discussion from Friday, but I'm feeling all defensive about my 'bicycle-toed' and 'open-laced' shoes.  Pictured again for reference:

700

I wear these with my shoes formally with a suit and get a lot of compliments about them looking nice and smart (admittedly from the 'general population').  I think that saying you can't imagine them ever looking good is a very extreme view, and would put you in a segment of the population that could hence be described as extremist, which is never good in my book.  Or perhaps there are just stronger opinions in the US about this than there is in the UK?  A bit like the open lacing versus closed lacing thing, I suspect that's completely lost on anyone outside SF and I genuinely don't believe open lacing instantly makes shoes less smart than closed lacing.

 

I didn't buy them because I thought they were different, I'm not an idiot, I bought them because I thought they looked nice (and still do) and they were the best quality I could get with my funds at the time.  Making assumptions (slightly derogatively) about why people buy things is not nice!

 

They may be square-toed to some extent, but are as streamlined as square toes get, and my foot shape (short and wide) dictates that this is the shape of shoe I buy.

 

Anyway, rant over!  Here's my new shoes I picked up in a sale this weekend:

700

Appreciate some people may feel toes a bit square, but that's what my feet need.  I've been listening to what people say about 'corrected grain' etc, and these are a much more untreated/uncoated type of leather than I've bought in the past so I'm really pleased with them, but I'll wait and see if they pass the SF-test!

post #16512 of 28352
They're certainly better than the others.
post #16513 of 28352
Do Levi stores carry the 1947 501 in stock regularly, or is it hard to find? If it's difficult to find, are there certain stores that carry them? I would like to try them on rather than order online.

Related, I don't know a lot about denim and got lost in the FAQs in SW&D. I'm really not interested in acquiring an in-depth knowledge of denim, but I'd like something high quality. Any particular styles or brands I should look out for as far as a "go to" pair?

Finally, best way to hem them? I will probably need a 28" or 28.5" hem and I don't really go for stacking or cuffs. Thanks!
post #16514 of 28352

Is my pants too tight? For me its kinda tight around the waist/buttocks region but other than that the thigh and legs fit perfectly. Is it possible if I were to bring it to a tailor for some minor adjustments? thanks!

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

 

700

post #16515 of 28352
Please can you PM me if you can proxy in France?
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