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post #16621 of 28247

Which shoe should I wear for my interviews (environmental science in seattle area).

 

700

 

suit color:

700

 

700

post #16622 of 28247
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Originally Posted by Koaxke View Post

I'm continuing on building my work wardrobe. The dress is business casual and I'm in the market for a new black pair of shoes. Would these be too formal for business casual, or would they do fine?

http://andrewlockshoes.com/products/389957-the-black-oxford

Those are definitely suit shoes.
post #16623 of 28247
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Those are definitely suit shoes.

That's what I thought confused.gif. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction then?
post #16624 of 28247
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

does it make a material difference how polish/wax/cream are applied to shoes?

horsehair dauber brush, sponge applicator, or cotton rag shirt?

Cream and waxes have different characteristics and purposes and are applied differently. There are lots of threads on that topic in the MC forum such as this one:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_40
post #16625 of 28247
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post


Cream and waxes have different characteristics and purposes and are applied differently. There are lots of threads on that topic in the MC forum such as this one:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_40


yea, those megathreads can be overwhelming :/

 

was hoping for a quick answer.  thanks anyways

post #16626 of 28247
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Those are definitely suit shoes.

Actually, are these better, or still suit shoes?

http://www.markowski-chausseur.fr/hugues-forme-195-noir-p13300-fr.html
post #16627 of 28247

Quick question: 

 

Is wearing wingtips to a wedding a sartorial suicide?

The wedding's an evening event and I have a pair of medium brown longwings that I believe would go well with my dark gray suit.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #16628 of 28247

Could anyone please identify this rain jacket Daniel Craig wore in the film Layer Cake? Or something similar? Thank you.

 

1000

 

1000

post #16629 of 28247
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Originally Posted by PureInc View Post

Could anyone please identify this rain jacket Daniel Craig wore in the film Layer Cake? Or something similar? Thank you.




Looks a lot like a mac coat. I can't tell if it is black or navy from the picture.

Some examples:

http://www.ctshirts.com/men%27s-outerwear/men%27s-coats/Black-rainmac?q=usddefault||RC020BLK|||||||||||||

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/jcrewingoodcompany/PRDOVR~98960/98960.jsp
post #16630 of 28247
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Originally Posted by 2942 View Post

Quick question: 

Is wearing wingtips to a wedding a sartorial suicide?
The wedding's an evening event and I have a pair of medium brown longwings that I believe would go well with my dark gray suit.

Thanks in advance!

No, unless most of the guests will be in black tie.
post #16631 of 28247

Dark Navy suit, white shirt, dark brown belt and shoes. What color(s) tie works best?

post #16632 of 28247
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Originally Posted by skinny View Post

Dark Navy suit, white shirt, dark brown belt and shoes. What color(s) tie works best?

Take your pick. That's as classic as it gets
post #16633 of 28247
To quote Manton and Put This On:

On the contrary, he writes, white dress shirts are citified, business, “upper class” shirts. They show dirt easily, are hard to clean, and used to be the mark of money. They shouldn’t be worn under tweeds or country clothing. They also shouldn’t be thought of as a “blank canvas” for just any tie. Yellow and purple, for example, look terrible against white, and many colors, such as burgundy, generally look better when paired with light blue.

So what does work with a white dress shirt? Suits in blue or gray, mostly, but in certain contexts, brown can also be used if done masterfully. Ties should be kept to navy, black, grey, silver, or combinations thereof. A dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie make for a nice formal evening look. For the day, if the suit is dark, the tie should be a shade lighter; if the suit is light, the tie should be kept dark. This keeps things in balance and makes things a bit more visually interesting.
post #16634 of 28247
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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?




What is acceptable for a job interview and business are bet similar but separated by a fine line. It does depend on the office. But at a lot of offices a herringbone and some pinstripes are acceptable. A chalkstripe suit probably wouldn't be acceptable. It it's a pretty strait consensus that unless your really bold it should be a solid pattern for a job interview, usually
Navy blue, charcoal or a darker grey.
post #16635 of 28247
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

To quote Manton and Put This On:
On the contrary, he writes, white dress shirts are citified, business, “upper class” shirts. They show dirt easily, are hard to clean, and used to be the mark of money. They shouldn’t be worn under tweeds or country clothing. They also shouldn’t be thought of as a “blank canvas” for just any tie. Yellow and purple, for example, look terrible against white, and many colors, such as burgundy, generally look better when paired with light blue.
So what does work with a white dress shirt? Suits in blue or gray, mostly, but in certain contexts, brown can also be used if done masterfully. Ties should be kept to navy, black, grey, silver, or combinations thereof. A dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie make for a nice formal evening look. For the day, if the suit is dark, the tie should be a shade lighter; if the suit is light, the tie should be kept dark. This keeps things in balance and makes things a bit more visually interesting.

Yes, and this is why I was asking. He also goes on to say that, "White shirts nearly always demand black shoes."

 

So in my case, with brown belt/shoes and not black per Manton, I'm trying to figure out the best tie color. Would dark brown work? I don't think any color goes with brown shoes. With black yes, but more limited with brown.

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