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post #18256 of 28247
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Originally Posted by JesseJB View Post

Light colored coat at night- I would think it would stick out too much. But I get a bit neurotic about crap like that so it's good to be told that it works fine. Thanks!
IMO a camel or tan would be fine even in the evening if you were wearing it during the day.
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Originally Posted by qwerty11 View Post

Plaid or plan front trousers with a dress shirt and no tie? 
Did you mean to say pleated vs plain front? It really depends on your preferences. If you meant plaid vs plaid, for me it would depend on the shirt.
post #18257 of 28247

I took these pants to a local alterations guy for repair. There is about a 1 inch long rip in them. Visible on the knee but didn't seem to go through the fabric:

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The alterations guy said they would need to weave threads from the pocket into the fabric and quoted me $120 for the whole process. Is this the only way to repair a fabric tear like this, and is $120 a good rate (I have a feeling I am being overcharged). I'm in NYC, is there anyone who can get the repair done cheaper who you'd recommend?

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Can anyone speak on the quality of older Dior ties, particularly the slimmer ones that are all silk or silk/poly?

They often will look yellowed/dingy and their structuring fabric seems out of sorts.  Folks on ebay and etsy have no problems selling them, but are they worth picking up when I find them?

Aside from the occasional PRL or BB, they're the only seemingly nicer neckwear that I come across in thrift shops here in Oklahoma City.

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post #18259 of 28247
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Originally Posted by james15167 View Post

I took these pants to a local alterations guy for repair. There is about a 1 inch long rip in them. Visible on the knee but didn't seem to go through the fabric:

 

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The alterations guy said they would need to weave threads from the pocket into the fabric and quoted me $120 for the whole process. Is this the only way to repair a fabric tear like this, and is $120 a good rate (I have a feeling I am being overcharged). I'm in NYC, is there anyone who can get the repair done cheaper who you'd recommend?

 

I don't know about the price, but yes, re-weaving would probably be the only way to repair a tear like that nowhere near a seam.

post #18260 of 28247
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Originally Posted by bobbers View Post

I have this tan/black houndstooth jacket. Any suggestions on shirt/pants to go with it?


How does it fit is the first question. That can go with a pair of flannel or dungal pants or dress it down with jeans.

Any shirt that doesn't clash will do.
post #18261 of 28247
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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

Can anyone speak on the quality of older Dior ties, particularly the slimmer ones that are all silk or silk/poly?
They often will look yellowed/dingy and their structuring fabric seems out of sorts.  Folks on ebay and etsy have no problems selling them, but are they worth picking up when I find them?
Aside from the occasional PRL or BB, they're the only seemingly nicer neckwear that I come across in thrift shops here in Oklahoma City. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Some are okay but nothing special, but the ones with the logo sewn on the tip or that contain polyester are awful.
post #18262 of 28247
I'm getting a navy blazer and I'm really confused what buttons to go with. FWIW I'm 24 and this will be my first blazer. I also work at a very casual workplace and will be also wearing it to parties and dinner outside.
post #18263 of 28247
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

I'm getting a navy blazer and I'm really confused what buttons to go with. FWIW I'm 24 and this will be my first blazer. I also work at a very casual workplace and will be also wearing it to parties and dinner outside.

Gold-colored brass buttons are the most traditional.  But, they can look kind of country-clubby.  Otherwise, black/dark-gray or brown are both acceptable.

post #18264 of 28247
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

I'm getting a navy blazer and I'm really confused what buttons to go with. FWIW I'm 24 and this will be my first blazer. I also work at a very casual workplace and will be also wearing it to parties and dinner outside.

Go with brown horn buttons.
post #18265 of 28247
If you don't like the traditional gold-colored brass buttons, but you still want metal "blazer-type" buttons, grey or silver-colored buttons are not uncommon. I believe Anderson-Little even offers them as an option on its blazers, for a $10 upcharge.

I think a navy blazer with non-blazer type buttons becomes essentially a navy sport coat. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

I've also read of men choosing between the gold buttons and silver ones, on the basis of what their jewelry tends to be. Like, if his wedding band is yellow gold and his wristwatch yellow gold, he'll go for the gold buttons. If it's a platinum ring and stainless steel watch, he gets silver buttons. That strikes me as a bit excessive, albeit not quite as anal about matching as men who care about whether the briefcase matches the shoes.

If it's your first navy blazer, why not go the traditional route and stick with the gold-colored brass buttons?

Me? These days I mostly wear a yellow button blazer. I used to regularly wear a grey (pewter) button blazer. No enamel-buttoned blazer in my closet yet, but I suspect I'll pick up a set of those buttons one of these days. What the heck, mint condition Brooks Bros. blazers sell for pennies on the dollar on eBay, so no reason to limit myself to just one, right?
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Anti-black magic bump.

post #18267 of 28247
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Go with brown horn buttons.

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post #18268 of 28247
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Originally Posted by james15167 View Post

I took these pants to a local alterations guy for repair. There is about a 1 inch long rip in them. Visible on the knee but didn't seem to go through the fabric:


The alterations guy said they would need to weave threads from the pocket into the fabric and quoted me $120 for the whole process. Is this the only way to repair a fabric tear like this, and is $120 a good rate (I have a feeling I am being overcharged). I'm in NYC, is there anyone who can get the repair done cheaper who you'd recommend?

French American in NYC is highly recommended by several on here for reweaving. I would see what they would charge/recommend.
post #18269 of 28247
Can anybody tell me what shoes these are? Also maybe an affordable style? Like AE price or around there.
http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/craig-esquire/daniel-craig-esquire-august-2011-01.jpg
post #18270 of 28247
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Originally Posted by RicPac View Post

Can anybody tell me what shoes these are? Also maybe an affordable style? Like AE price or around there.
http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/craig-esquire/daniel-craig-esquire-august-2011-01.jpg

Craig favors Crockett & Jones so they could be shoes from them. You might be able to get Meermin to do a make up that is cheaper.
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