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post #18046 of 28325
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Price range, location (currently), and time frame?

 

Also, a good starting point:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/317672/list-of-bare-necessities

 

seems like i could do ok for say $150 per item (pant, shirt) and shoes and jacket more?  doubt i'd have much more use for a thin blazer and "summery" shoes much as i live in the midwest.  the wedding's in february so i figured i'd give myself a little time in case i need to order something that takes a while to process.

post #18047 of 28325
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Originally Posted by Vivaldi09 View Post

Would someone be willing to answer this question?


Dewd!  It's so cool you're looking to upgrade your wardrobe!  I'm new here, too, and have devouring these threads when I ought to be doing other things.

 

What would you think about something like this: 

http://www.porhomme.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/timberland-chukka-boots-wodehouse-horween-ss-2009.jpg

 

Some clark, alden, or timberland chukkas in a dark brown leather so they'll look good with most anything?

post #18048 of 28325

I need a permit for a back-doors-NSFW !? Thanks! ;)

post #18049 of 28325
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Other than fabric, please list the features of a pair of typical orphan suit trousers which differentiate them from ordinary trousers. Let's use a BB 1818 suit as a starting point since most would agree that is a typical suit. Don't list outlier features like uncommon waistbands, lack of belt loops, etc.

You've pretty much answered your own question. The fabric and pattern of suit trousers will often be different from standard trousers.
post #18050 of 28325

I am in the hunt for some real nice wing tips. What do you guys think about Church's Shoes?

post #18051 of 28325
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Originally Posted by Zinse24 View Post

I am in the hunt for some real nice wing tips. What do you guys think about Church's Shoes?

Church makes a good shoe, but depending on your budget there are much better options.
post #18052 of 28325

I was looking at C&J Cliffords in Barney's the other day as well. I thought the construction of the Church's was pretty good as well. But I know C&J from previous experience is a shoe for a lifetime. Which other options do you recommend under $800.00

post #18053 of 28325
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Originally Posted by Zinse24 View Post

I was looking at C&J Cliffords in Barney's the other day as well. I thought the construction of the Church's was pretty good as well. But I know C&J from previous experience is a shoe for a lifetime. Which other options do you recommend under $800.00

C&J over Church for sure. Also check out Carmina.
post #18054 of 28325

C&J it is. Carmina I can't say I've never heard of them but now that I do. I will consider them.

post #18055 of 28325

thanks

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Hello all-

I have a quick qustion: my chest measures 41". When buying off-the-rack sport coats that come in two inch gradations, is it best to go one inch smaller, or one inch bigger? 42R looks good on me, I think, but the shoulders do generally stick out a bit. 40R feels a bit tight across the back.

Thanks.

post #18057 of 28325
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Originally Posted by JGCR View Post

Hello all-
I have a quick qustion: my chest measures 41". When buying off-the-rack sport coats that come in two inch gradations, is it best to go one inch smaller, or one inch bigger? 42R looks good on me, I think, but the shoulders do generally stick out a bit. 40R feels a bit tight across the back.
Thanks.

Varies from brand to brand. I would try on both and go with whichever fits better.
post #18058 of 28325

I really hope I don't get blasted for this due to my fashion ineptitude, but here it goes:

 

For Halloween, I am throwing a costume together last minute and of course I need to order things.  I'm going with a 1920's style English golf gent...of sorts, and I am ordering a pair of plus twos, or plus fours (knickerbocker/golf trousers) and I need to know what colors are going to go with some clothing I already have.  I already have a medium grey news boy cap and a light blue v-neck sweater.  I have a decent Michael Kors dress shirt and tie that go well with the sweater (I know, not 20's style, but bear with me).  I also have a pair of nice brown shoes.  My overall question is, will the brown shoes go with the grey news boy cap and corresponding plus twos?  If so, what color socks do I wear?  Argyle? Solid color?

 

Thanks in advance, gents.  I really appreciate the help!

 

- Matt 

post #18059 of 28325

This was a duplicate post.  I tried to delete it, but for the life of me and I cannot figure out how.  I run another forum and our set up is very different.  A mod can delete this if need be.  Apologies!

post #18060 of 28325
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

You've pretty much answered your own question. The fabric and pattern of suit trousers will often be different from standard trousers.

It wasn't a question. I was curious as to whether the vague comments about the difference between trousers and orphan trousers extended beyond fabric in the opinions of the posters.

There have been threads in which several have opined that there is a difference, other than buttons, between a navy blazer and a navy orphan jacket. The people who believed there is a difference vacated the discussion when asked to list the differences.
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