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Originally Posted by cosmic View Post

I'm looking to get a bespoke suit in grey, it needs to be conservative enough for business meetings and potentially job interviews in future i.e. it should be the most conservative suit in my wardrobe, and I want to stick to details that won't go out of style in 10-20 years. I'd be going 2 button single-breasted, notch lapels, twin vents, 2 flap pockets. I want to get opinions on:

1 - colour. Should I stick with charcoal grey, or is mid-grey formal enough?
2 - pattern. Other than pure solid, what patterns would still be acceptable for a business/interview suit? For example, would the pattern in the photo below still be conservative enough? I work in London and want something that won't make me stand out as too casual when I have to deal with uber-conservative lawyers, bankers etc.
3 - trousers. I've mostly had unpleated flat-fronts that sit closer to the hips, and I'll be ordering two sets of trousers with the suit. So, I thought I would try one pair tailored to sit at the natural waist, with turn-ups (cuffs) and pleats. Any suggestions on what details to go for?




Just go plain solid for your first bespoke.
post #16592 of 29364

I'm looking to buy a pair of light-olive chino pants, something in the style of -> http://www.ralphlauren.com/graphics/product_images/pPOLO2-13235397_standard_v360x480.jpg. My budget is not big enough to buy those on the picture though..

Anyonee has got any websites that sell similar chinos?

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Are these brown shoes okay with this navy suit?
 

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hey guys

i usually like to match my PS with my socks but im wearing a light pink PS on a Navy suit with black shoes.

Can I pull off some light pink socks with that?

post #16595 of 29364
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Are these brown shoes okay with this navy suit?
 


look good to me

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I recently had my Allend Edmonds Weybridge recrafted, and to better care my reborn shoes, I went to the local cobbler.

 

I went to this GQ article "Save Your Sole" awhile ago and decided to get steel toe taps and heel pads, since my shoe heels wear out unevenly on the outer edge. But after talking with a cobbler I got confused. I thought all I had to ask for was add some shock-absorbing pads on heels (like the photo below), but the cobbler told me that only thing she has are taps, which just look the same as toe taps selection but different in sizes. Shall I just go to some place else? I assumed toe taps and heel pads are very different looking parts based on the picture below.

400 

 

P.S. This is how my AE's sole basically look right now.

 

 

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I think your cobbler is correct, what you (and i guess the article, it is a little confusing to me on what they are really referring to as a heel pad) are calling a heel pad in the above photo is a type of heel called a dovetail heel I believe, which AE currently only uses on shell cordovan models I believe.  Other manufacturers such as Alden use it on the majority of their shoes. If you wanted that type of heel, I think they replace the entire heel, not just the rubber part.

 

Heel taps basically look like a toe tap.  From what ive read on here from people that use them, you should be fine with toe and heel taps- they will save the heel from wearing, and you just replace the tap when it gets worn down but before the heel starts wearing.

post #16598 of 29364
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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

I think your cobbler is correct, what you (and i guess the article, it is a little confusing to me on what they are really referring to as a heel pad) are calling a heel pad in the above photo is a type of heel called a dovetail heel I believe, which AE currently only uses on shell cordovan models I believe.  Other manufacturers such as Alden use it on the majority of their shoes. If you wanted that type of heel, I think they replace the entire heel, not just the rubber part.

Heel taps basically look like a toe tap.  From what ive read on here from people that use them, you should be fine with toe and heel taps- they will save the heel from wearing, and you just replace the tap when it gets worn down but before the heel starts wearing.

+1

I just use toe taps and heel taps. There are some non-cordovan models that use a dovetail heel though.
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Originally Posted by Trunks2598 View Post

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Are these brown shoes okay with this navy suit?

 

Yep, that color is great with a navy suit.
post #16600 of 29364
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Originally Posted by cosmic View Post

I'm looking to get a bespoke suit in grey, it needs to be conservative enough for business meetings and potentially job interviews in future i.e. it should be the most conservative suit in my wardrobe, and I want to stick to details that won't go out of style in 10-20 years. I'd be going 2 button single-breasted, notch lapels, twin vents, 2 flap pockets. I want to get opinions on:

Good idea for your first suit.
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1 - colour. Should I stick with charcoal grey, or is mid-grey formal enough?

Dark gray, charcoal gray or navy are all acceptable choices for a versatile first suit.
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2 - pattern. Other than pure solid, what patterns would still be acceptable for a business/interview suit? For example, would the pattern in the photo below still be conservative enough? I work in London and want something that won't make me stand out as too casual when I have to deal with uber-conservative lawyers, bankers etc.

Stick to solids. They're so much more versatile and occasion-appropriate than any kind of pattern.
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3 - trousers. I've mostly had unpleated flat-fronts that sit closer to the hips, and I'll be ordering two sets of trousers with the suit. So, I thought I would try one pair tailored to sit at the natural waist, with turn-ups (cuffs) and pleats. Any suggestions on what details to go for?

Trousers that sit on the hips are anathema to timeless suits. The natural waist is the way to go. I don't know exactly you mean by "details." I would suggest not doing side adjusters or other unusual details on your first suit. You are more likely to regret those kinds of sartorial flourishes.
post #16601 of 29364
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Originally Posted by JakeGittes View Post

Can a suit jacket be successfully converted to a waistcoat? I mean, can it be dissasembled and pieces of it be taken for the front part of a waiscoat, to which would be added the appropriate material for the back panel?

Thanks!

I've never heard of it being done. I would think that the jacket's breast pocket would be an obstacle in converting it to a vest.
post #16602 of 29364
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Originally Posted by kobehobe View Post

hey guys
i usually like to match my PS with my socks but im wearing a light pink PS on a Navy suit with black shoes.
Can I pull off some light pink socks with that?

If you are matching your PS to your socks, you are already dressing whimsically without regard to the traditional "rules" for men's suits. If that's the case, what remains to prevent you from wearing any color of socks with your suit?
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Can someone critique the selection and fit of this outfit for a noob?  

 

Would there have been a better option for pants other than black?  How is the pattern matching/contrast?

 

Sorry for the bad fluorescent light...I tried to color correct.

 

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There is no pink in this tie (bad cell phone image)  Shirt is white w/blue and tan check.

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post #16604 of 29364
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post


If you are matching your PS to your socks, you are already dressing whimsically without regard to the traditional "rules" for men's suits. If that's the case, what remains to prevent you from wearing any color of socks with your suit?


oh really? didnt know that

im still learning tips here, mind you i had been taking notes from GQ which apparently is for kids.

Im still new to this sorry :(

so dont match the socks with PS?

I dont want to wear plain socks, i like a little character, so what do you recommend with this look: (sorry for the low qual pic, camera on iphone is bad now)

 

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post #16605 of 29364
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Originally Posted by highlifeman View Post

I think your cobbler is correct, what you (and i guess the article, it is a little confusing to me on what they are really referring to as a heel pad) are calling a heel pad in the above photo is a type of heel called a dovetail heel I believe, which AE currently only uses on shell cordovan models I believe.  Other manufacturers such as Alden use it on the majority of their shoes. If you wanted that type of heel, I think they replace the entire heel, not just the rubber part.

 

Heel taps basically look like a toe tap.  From what ive read on here from people that use them, you should be fine with toe and heel taps- they will save the heel from wearing, and you just replace the tap when it gets worn down but before the heel starts wearing.

So what would be the key difference between plastic and steel for a heel tap?

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