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My question is about a trouser wardrobe for a business casual or slightly dressier environment, where suits are only worn once a week or every other week. All the lists of essentials specify a pair of mid-grey wool, crisp khakis, and dark denim. Some also include chinos. Leaving out chinos, three pairs of pants doesn't seem adequate.

So the question is, do you have two pairs of each or do you supplement with other colors?
post #17087 of 28869
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My question is about a trouser wardrobe for a business casual or slightly dressier environment, where suits are only worn once a week or every other week. All the lists of essentials specify a pair of mid-grey wool, crisp khakis, and dark denim. Some also include chinos. Leaving out chinos, three pairs of pants doesn't seem adequate.
So the question is, do you have two pairs of each or do you supplement with other colors?

 

If you need more variety, or simply need more than three pairs of trousers to wear during the week, you can go with different textures of material or different patterns. Other colors are fine too, although if it is a conservative environment I would ensure that you don't go too wild. Think like olive wool trousers, brown chinos, even a pair of slim fitting pinstripe trousers. Be careful with that last one though as it can tend to look like you are wearing suit trousers that you lost the jacket for.

post #17088 of 28869

Is a paul smith mainline suit for approx $700, no tax, a huge bargain? Or can I find it back in the States around the same price or cheaper?

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Is a paul smith mainline suit for approx $700, no tax, a huge bargain? Or can I find it back in the States around the same price or cheaper?

No it's not a bargain.
post #17090 of 28869
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It's just a panama. I don't see how we could possibly give an answer any more specific than that.

 

By hat experts.

 

It is the: Nogal Stingy Dark. I just bought it from JJ Hat Center.

 

Thanks though.

post #17091 of 28869

Does anyone have a seamstress they can recommend in Phoenix/Scottsdale?

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What type of collar is pictured here that makes it "stand up" so nicely like that?
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Starched.

And/or stiffer collar interlining.
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If I order a suit online, how will I know how well it will fit? Seems like a crap shoot to me, even with measurements.

Also, I need to buy a suit now and have it alterable for when I gain a bit of muscle, should I be sizing up for this like one size or would that look ridiculous?

Suit noob here, come at me bros.

Also, if I get a dark gray suit (charcoal/gunmetal) would it look bad to wear a steel colored hat? Would I need to wear it with a medium gray suit to better match? Hat noob, too.

If you are buying an off-the-rack suit it is kind of a hit or miss. It would be best to do a made-to-measure such as blacklapel.com. But if you don't want to spend that much money, either go to a store and try on a few suits to see what size you want. Make sure the website you buy the suit from has a return policy.

For gaining muscle, it depends on how much you want/realistically expect to gain. Don't get a slim fit suit, as gaining inches will make this suit to small. If you get a tailored fit (please do not get traditional fit) you will be able to gain some weight, and you can get it taken out an inch or so. 

Ugh, sites like blacklapel.com (really? black lapel?) contribute to the confusion. "Traditional" and "tailored" are not mutually exclusive.
post #17094 of 28869
I just bought a Jack Victor charcoal 2-button suit, fits great. $700 including tailoring; getting it brought in in the middle, getting the sleeves shortened, getting an inch off the waist and getting the pants hemmed with a slight break. Expensive but great customer service where I went and I need at least one nice suit. Not as slim as I want it but I realized that's because I'm not a slim dude, too much muscle hahaha.

Place I went gets shirts made too, so I'll probably get one made right now. It's only $165.

Thanks for the tips guys.
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I'm getting ready to hit up the Suitsupply store in NYC.  I don't require MTM, I fit OTR/RTW just fine.  Does anyone know if I can add a vest to their OTR/RTW suits and how much extra that's going to run me (e.g. Sevilla Navy Stripe $399)?

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I'll likely start a thread for this after a point, but I'd just like to know whether anyone has any recommendations for new Fall/Winter trenchcoats that are currently available.

 

(I'm looking for a long beige/tan coat that's either slim-fitting or classic à la Alain Delon's piece in Le samouraihttp://cdn.styleforum.net/8/85/85e0212c_le-samouraicc88-2.png and http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2007/7/2.jpg)

 

Please let me know if you have any ideas, guys.

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thanks for reminding me. it can't hurt to try.

post #17098 of 28869

I'm looking for a dress shoe (or boot) that I can wear preferably year round with denim and chinos.  Does anyone have any suggestions that are around the $300-400 price range?

post #17099 of 28869
Possible to extend sleeves of a jacket w/o screwing up proportionals of cuff to buttons?
post #17100 of 28869
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Possible to extend sleeves of a jacket w/o screwing up proportionals of cuff to buttons?

Depending on how much you are letting the sleeves out, the tailor can move the buttons around (if not functional, obviously)

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