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Originally Posted by Mathius View Post

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 
Brown shoes are fine. Argyles are a good choice for the look you are going for.
post #18062 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Zinse24 View Post

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

Carmina's are the Sh*t

post #18063 of 28787
Navy suit, white shirt. Is pairing that with a navy tie with white dots overdoing the blue? Tie would be: http://www.kentwang.com/ties/pindot-navy.html.
post #18064 of 28787
No, Badandy. If anything, it's a classic combination.
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Gents, what is the appropriate practice for choosing the colour of one's braces, and which purchases would be the most versatile?

 

I am guessing something complementing but not matching shirt & tie would be pleasing to the eye. This would mean that crimson/wine, darkish green and navy would cover most situations. I see that Thurston also has white, grey, and black offerings. Thoughts?

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I have a newbie question (sorry if this has been asked before, but the search function is a bit blunt): TM Lewin has a large selection of cheap but nice-looking ties in geometrical patterns. I recently ordered a few, but was disappointed when I received them with how thick they were. None of my older ties, including some English ties and some old, inherited ones, feels like this. Their thickness is almost mattress-like, as if there was a thinnish layer of foam inside. I find it difficult to get a nice knot with these ties.

 

So before I order any more ties via the internet, I would like to know, how common or typical is this type of thick tie? Is it just TML, or all cheap British ties? Are there even high-end ties that have this type of thickness? What brands should I buy or avoid?

 

Another question: any thoughts about somehow un- or relining these ties? They're cheap enough that I might attempt to dissect one and do it myself, but has anyone tried this? What kind of material should I use to replace the current lining?
 

post #18067 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

all cheap British ties?

 

This in combination with it being poor quality silk.
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http://www.styleforum.net/t/312188/the-young-and-hungry/0_20

Man WTF is the other part of the forum thinking? Those are awful.
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http://www.styleforum.net/t/312188/the-young-and-hungry/0_20
Man WTF is the other part of the forum thinking? Those are awful.

 

I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

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Yes, they are I alreay looked at them and know exactly which ones are next.
 

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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Gents, what is the appropriate practice for choosing the colour of one's braces
Strictly speaking, your suspenders should not be seen in public. They're like underwear that way. So, if you hold to this standard, and wear a jacket over your suspenders, and keep your jacket on, it doesn't matter what color the suspenders are. Yes, I recognize that many men habitually remove their jackets at work, at social events, etc. But that's the traditional, conservative rule, so I figured I'd at least mention it.

If you intend to go around with your suspenders visible, well, then I suppose suspenders which are compatible with the rest of your attire in terms of formality, color, pattern, fabric, etc., would work best. (Note that "compatible" isn't necessarily the same thing as "matching." It's much the same way as how a pocket square, necktie, and suit, when worn together, should all be compatible with each other, but it's typically best if they do not all match each other.)
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Michael
post #18072 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


This in combination with it being poor quality silk.

 

I can see how that is more than likely to be the case.

 

Does it follow that more expensive ties never have thick foam-like linings like those from TML?

post #18073 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

Yeah man, like what the heck is that in the first picture? And seems like guys over there are now wearing girly sandals lol.
post #18074 of 28787
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

 

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Yeah man, like what the heck is that in the first picture? And seems like guys over there are now wearing girly sandals lol.

 

The things people will do in the name of fashion...

post #18075 of 28787

Fashion fledgling here.

 

The suit (not actually, general idea but a darker grey):

 

 

The shirt:

 

 

Will this work?  Also, tie suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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