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post #16936 of 29135
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Is the fabric on this tuxedo a deal breaker? Would fit well and it's a peak/1 button model, which are surprisingly hard to find
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It would be for me. I think that kind of stripe is bad enough on a suit let alone a dinner jacket.
post #16937 of 29135
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Originally Posted by Namehere2 View Post

Changing my mind a little. Maybe I should go a lighter color on the chukkas? Like light grey...

 

Brown >> light gray.
post #16938 of 29135
Any good recommendations on where to get a nice black bow tie and cumberbund?
post #16939 of 29135
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Originally Posted by MarshMan114 View Post

I apologize if this has been asked here.

It looks like people would rather purchase 5 or 10 or 20 different types of suits before they even considered buying a black suit. So my question is, when is it correct to wear a black suit? Are there any situations where is may not be preferred (over charcoal or something similar), but still acceptable?

Marsh

If you are asking about the acceptability of black suits in the context of traditional men's suits, there are so few occasions for which they are acceptable that it would be silly to acquire one unless, as you mention above, you already own 20 or more other suits. If you are asking in the context of today's plastic, duck-billed shoes and glued polyester Men's Wearhouse suits, then black is acceptable and even preferred for lots of situations. Choose the color of your suit based on the standard to which you prefer to conform.

Since many people criticize the seemingly arbitrary character of the "rules" of traditional menswear, I will point out that charcoal suits look objectively better than black suits in the vast majority of shirt/tie combinations that would be worn in a day or business context. In other words, there are objective aesthetic bases for many of those "rules". Even the most casual observation of the duck-billed shoe/polyester black suit of today should illustrate the aesthetic carnage that results from discarding all those "rules" at once.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

It is preferred for funerals. It can also be acceptable for evening/club wear. I was interviewing job applicants recently though, and 8 out of 10 of the men wore black suits. Didn't hire any of them. marchal.gif Not for that reason though. happy.gif

That's highly debatable. Charcoal is perfectly appropriate for funerals.
post #16940 of 29135
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Pedant.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

It's just a suit, not "full" or "half". I don't even know what you are asking.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

You may be thinking of suit separates. If not? Pedant.

Thanks guys. I'll guess just keep on being pedantic, because even sober, redundancies like "full suit" drive me insane.
post #16941 of 29135
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

That's highly debatable. Charcoal is perfectly appropriate for funerals.
I never stated it wasn't.
post #16942 of 29135
Guys, I need help.
Can you recommend colours/patterns to go with this jacket? I don't want to repeat the mistakes seen in the picture. What colours would go best if I were to wear mid grey pants?

Thanks
post #16943 of 29135
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Originally Posted by James77 View Post

Guys, I need help.
Can you recommend colours/patterns to go with this jacket? I don't want to repeat the mistakes seen in the picture. What colours would go best if I were to wear mid grey pants?

Thanks

 

I'd go for a wine/white dot tie, light blue shirt, white linen square.

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Thoughts?

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Do wider shoes have larger toeboxes? I tried on a pair of size 10 AE Park Avenues the other day that fit perfectly, except for the toes in the right shoe (my right foot is ever so slightly bigger than my left, so I often have to size up to avoid crushing my pinky toe). Would a 10E fix the problem (there were no nontraditional widths available, so I didn't get to try one on)? Or should I just size up and deal with the extra space?

post #16946 of 29135
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Originally Posted by Namehere2 View Post


Thoughts?

Looks like Streetwear & Denim stuff.
post #16947 of 29135
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Originally Posted by Redbird13 View Post

Do wider shoes have larger toeboxes? I tried on a pair of size 10 AE Park Avenues the other day that fit perfectly, except for the toes in the right shoe (my right foot is ever so slightly bigger than my left, so I often have to size up to avoid crushing my pinky toe). Would a 10E fix the problem (there were no nontraditional widths available, so I didn't get to try one on)? Or should I just size up and deal with the extra space?

A larger toebox in what dimension? Length? Shoe width generally refers to the girth of the shoe as measured around the instep of the shoe. As such, the toebox of an E-width shoe may be wider, but it is unlikely to be longer than the toebox in a D-width shoe. Of course, as with any matter of shoe fit, the best approach is to physically try on the shoe in question.
post #16948 of 29135
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Originally Posted by StephenS View Post

My question is about PRL Custom-Fit Dress Shirts.  I'm looking for something that isn't too long that I can wear untucked cleanly with jeans, the only time I can stand the look of a dress shirt tucked into jeans is when I'm wearing layers.  But I also want the versatility to be able to tuck the shirt in and throw a tie on.  The PRL website says that the custom-fit is "Cut closer to the body, with shorter front and back hems", but how much shorter?!  

I know the typical solution to this is buy a "sports shirt," the problem I encounter with that is the medium fits me perfectly in everywhere besides the neck(in every brand, not just RL), almost all sport shirts at 15-15 1/2 neck side at medium and I'm a 16.  I swim in a large.  

I don't suit up very often, and dress casual the rest of the time.  That being said I need as much flexibility with my wardrobe as I can get, you know money and all.  It would be very nice to be able to find a coupIe shirts that could fit both bills or jeans and slightly dressed up.  I wouldn't mind any brand recommendations to fit me needs either!  I live near Jackson Premium Outlets in NJ and have RL, J Crew, Brooks Brothers(even their slim shirts are quite baggy), Banana Republic, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger and a few others at my immediate disposal to make up for lack of funds.  

This might help,

I'm 5'9, 42" chest, 32" waist.  

Thanks you!

I think you might have an issue with the chest, but not the length. I wear a medium custom fit and am only a 38 chest and the shirt is a bit constricting. I'm not sure if a 42 chest will fit into that shirt. I have to caveat that I have sport shirts and dress shirts in the custom fit. I think my dress shirt is a Regent shirt and my sport shirt is a pink OCBD. The dress shirt is a bit tighter fitting. If I were to wear them untucked though, I would need to get them shortened, since I am only 5'5".
post #16949 of 29135
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Originally Posted by llcooljayce View Post

I am looking to get a few suits made but don't have any clue about fabrics ... suit construction ... no problem ... fabric ... a little bit of a novice.  

 

Question is where can I find good information and once I bone up on that information, what is a good online option to purchase?

 

I would suggest going to a shop that deals in custom suits (it sounds like you want to pick your fabrics, etc.). You can see and feel the fabrics in person, talk with a person face to face, and they will always treat you well if you are serious about buying a suit (bring you water, sometimes even a beer at very vintage shops).

 

If you have decided to save some money and go online I would suggest Black Lapel as I have 3 suits and 5 shirts from them. All very good, not quite my bespoke suits, but very good. They are a little more expensive than some other online mtm shops, but have half-canvassed and fully canvassed suits. Indochino is a popular choice but based on the experience I had with them I can only tell you to stay away.

 

For my groomsmen who were all cheap we are going with iTailor.com. They fabrics aren't very soft, and they are fused suits. But $200 for a mtm suit is a pretty sweet deal.

post #16950 of 29135

As a 26 year old guy i realise i need to dress smarter for my age, which i assume is wearing long sleeve (rolled up) casual shirts with jeans/chinos,

 

so i recently bought these 2 flannel shirts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

But now i need some other shirts, but am lost whart colours/styles /fabric are best for someone my age for evening and weekend daytime?

 
pictures of suitable sirts would be great :)
 
 

Also ... i have a pair of dark brown boat shoes, but what other suitable shoe types are there for casual daytime/evening wear - to the pub, out with friends/girlfriend ...shops, cinema, restuarants, bars etc

 

bottoms would be denim jeans & creme chinos/cargos

 

thanks

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