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post #17251 of 28332

They always say match the tie width to the lapel... but what about those thin knit ties? I'd like to try one, but most of the ones I see for sale are 1.5 inches and my lapels measure 3" at their widest.

 

Can I do do this?

post #17252 of 28332
What's less offensive at a business formal event? No cuff or too much cuff?

(Talking about shirt sleeve cuff under suit sleeves, of course)
Edited by krspdla - 9/2/12 at 11:54pm
post #17253 of 28332
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Originally Posted by Quarmac View Post

They always say match the tie width to the lapel... but what about those thin knit ties? I'd like to try one, but most of the ones I see for sale are 1.5 inches and my lapels measure 3" at their widest.

Can I do do this?
Straight knit ties are always going to be thinner because they don't widen at the tip like normal ties. I think you can just safely assume that the rule doesn't apply to them, as long as you don't wear a narrow knit tie with massive 4+ inch lapels or something.
post #17254 of 28332
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Originally Posted by krspdla View Post

What's less offensive at a business formal event? No cuff or too much cuff?
(Talking about shirt sleeve cuff under suit sleeves, of course)

Too much is more likely to draw attention these days than too little. Most guys show none at all.
post #17255 of 28332
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Originally Posted by Emberglo View Post

Ok, so, this is my first post, and I'm fairly new to all this.  Been lurking for a while but had a couple questions about some shoes.  I really like the look.  So I'm curious, are they actually good looking shoes?  And what color would you suggest for an everyday shoe?  I tend to like the light one.

 

Colors: http://www.westleyrichards.com/show/courteney_product_vellie.html

 

More views: http://www.westleyrichards.co.uk/Shop/Mens-Footwear/Courteney-Vellie-Boot


Not so much, imho. How about a chukka?

 

6a50a6a9_KGrHqYOKocE5tD3FBJiBOq0kH7Iw60_3.jpegthese are nice but you can get a chukka in any leather or suede.

post #17256 of 28332
Some say these are the finest RTW oxfords made.
While I get misty-eyed over fine leather and old world techniques we can't find here in the US,
I'm not certain they are different/better than ed green and church's costing half as much. Anyone owned both?
No qualms about buying over the internet as long as return policy is friendly. However I think these would break in slowly at infrequent events. I'd need a good fit and instant love to keep them.

http://us.estore.johnlobb.com/oxford/city-ii.html
post #17257 of 28332
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Originally Posted by prayingrobot View Post

Some say these are the finest RTW oxfords made.
While I get misty-eyed over fine leather and old world techniques we can't find here in the US,
I'm not certain they are different/better than ed green and church's costing half as much. Anyone owned both?
No qualms about buying over the internet as long as return policy is friendly. However I think these would break in slowly at infrequent events. I'd need a good fit and instant love to keep them.
http://us.estore.johnlobb.com/oxford/city-ii.html

I've tried contacting retailers like Leffot, and they will not sell me am EG or G&G shoe without them sizing my feet in person. So unless you can try them on in person, it's a formula for expensive disappointment.

For what it's worth, at that RTW level, i understand that you are looking at Edward Green, Graziano & Girling, and John Lobb. Good luck in your quest...
post #17258 of 28332
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I've tried contacting retailers like Leffot, and they will not sell me am EG or G&G shoe without them sizing my feet in person. So unless you can try them on in person, it's a formula for expensive disappointment.
For what it's worth, at that RTW level, i understand that you are looking at Edward Green, Graziano & Girling, and John Lobb. Good luck in your quest...

you learned quick from the reality thread... happy.gif
post #17259 of 28332

I want to buy some casual long sleeve shirts(sleeves rolled up to elbows) to wear on the weekends/daytime casual wear to the shops, cinema, out with the girlfriend, round a friends etc

i currently only have the two following plaid casual shirts:

 

 

wearing with denim jeans or creme chinos and dark brown boat shoes, maybe a navy harrington jacket if colder

 

 

i wanted to know the best type of fabric casual shirts for what i wear them for, i have read cotton is best but also read similar for linen

 

also besides the two plaid shirts i already have, what other style and color of casual shirts are versatile and suitable for a 27 year old man?

 

thank you
 

post #17260 of 28332
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Originally Posted by adamt View Post

i wanted to know the best type of fabric casual shirts for what i wear them for, i have read cotton is best but also read similar for linen

also besides the two plaid shirts i already have, what other style and color of casual shirts are versatile and suitable for a 27 year old man?

thank you

The OCBD is the go-to casual shirt. (Oxford cloth button down. It's made of cotton. Oxford refers to the weave.) Linen is nice but it's generally thought of as a summer fabric, so it's not as versatile.
post #17261 of 28332
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The OCBD is the go-to casual shirt. (Oxford cloth button down. It's made of cotton. Oxford refers to the weave.) Linen is nice but it's generally thought of as a summer fabric, so it's not as versatile.

Yup. Get yourself a white, a light blue, and a blue or burgundy university stripe to start. The textured fabric makes them wearable with casual clothing, the plainness of the style allows them to work with fairly formal clothing. The button down collar makes them wearable without a tie as well as with.

They're really very versatile shirts, and wearable in all seasons.
post #17262 of 28332

REALLY NEED ADVICE PLEASE: I maximum have about £300 to spend and want to get a Hugo Boss bag as this seems to be the only thing in my price range, thats not too conservative, but i also need to use it for important meetings, which is more tastefull of these 2 please that doesnt look cheap and comes across professional:

 

1. http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Calf-and-cow-leather-workbag-%27BAPTISTE%27/hbeu50216723,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=25300#!i%3D3%26color%3D001_Black

 

2. http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/Work-bag-in-mixed-materials-%27Timir%27/hbeu50227195,en_GB,pd.html&cgid=25300#!i%3D28%26color%3D001_Black
 

Since i need the bag by thursday and im in london these are the only 2 choices i can think of unless anyone can suggest anything else, also i both of these are just tasteless please be honest: Many thanks to all replies

post #17263 of 28332

thank you van & jeff, thats great,

 

i will get a plain white, light blue and a brown or khaki all oxford cotton shirts

 

do these oxford cloth button shirts come under any oter names? is the fabric just 100% cotton?

as here in the UK they may be called something different

 

are these shirts always best worn with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows-?

 

when it comes to casual cotton shirts with a pattern/style, what color/pattern is suitable for a 27 y.o man? again, to wear with denim jeans or creme chinos

are stripped shirts best avoided?

 

any other footwear besides dark brown boat shoes to wear with casual cotton shirts?

can they be worn successfully with a navy harrington jacket?

 

cheers

post #17264 of 28332
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Originally Posted by adamt View Post


i will get a plain white, light blue and a brown or khaki all oxford cotton shirts

Stick with the classics: Blue, White, Pink, Ecru, Red University Stripe and Blue University Stripe.
post #17265 of 28332

Do spread collar shirts look weird if worn open neck and without a jacket (office setting)? Shirt in question: http://www.ctshirts.com/Sky--hairline--stripe--non----iron--spread--collar--slim--fit--shirt?q=usddefault|sky-hairline|FA003SKY|||||||||||||

 

Thanks

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