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post #18946 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

It depends on what type of vest (down, fleece, pullover, etc.). I don't know where this waiter comment is coming from.

I didn't read that as a coat-type vest--something warn for warmth. I read it was wanting to wear a vest cut similarly to one that would be worn with a three piece suit... In which case that is not a good look IMO.

Nothing wrong with a vest worn as outerwear. Down vests are great.
post #18947 of 29351

I am looking at a pretty simple brown vest at Nordstroms, not down or sweater....1901 cotton with a contrasting chambray back with buckle or their "scotch and soda" vest.  Not wanting to look like a waiter or even trying to be too hip for my age.....

post #18948 of 29351

and that profile picture is willie dixon, not me......

post #18949 of 29351

Could someone here identify this man's trousers for me? I'm not asking for the particular brand. I'm interested in what style/type these are. Thanks.

post #18950 of 29351
Probably wool, maybe flannel?
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Are AE McAllister's (merlot color) too casual for wearing with a navy or charcoal suit because of the brogue-ing?
post #18952 of 29351
+1 looks like wool. No-break, lots of taper. No cuffs. Belt loops. Low-rise.
post #18953 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

Are AE McAllister's (merlot color) too casual for wearing with a navy or charcoal suit because of the brogue-ing?

I wear mine with suits all the time. They probably aren't the #1 choice for an interview or funeral though. I think that color looks much better with charcoal than navy.

post #18954 of 29351
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

While belt and shoes should, as a general thing, broadly match - for example, black belt with black shoes, and brown belt with brown shoes - there is no need to seek a perfect match.
If your shoes are in any of the "reddish, wine-connected colors," like merlot, burgundy, bordeaux, etc., and your belt is also one of those reddish colors, it's close enough. Indeed, some might even suggest that seeking out a perfect match is excessive, and runs the risk of being perceived as overly "matchy-matchy."
Within certain limits, a similar principle applies to matching brown belt and brown shoes. It's usually less relevant when it comes to matching black belt with black shoes, as there are fewer commonly encountered shades of black than there are of burgundy or brown. Consequently, if one owns 3 belts - one in black, one in medium brown, and one in burgundy - nearly any shade of shoe ranging from tan to black can be color matched closely enough so as to not be an issue. (Obviously, a given belt may still fail to go with a given pair of shoes for other reasons, often having to do with formality, or with the color of the metal of its buckle, should it not take interchangeable buckles.)
There are even some parallels involving matching sock color to shoe color, or pocket square color to necktie color. Where close enough may, at times, be preferable to exact.
--
Michael
I heartily agree with Michael's final point here. P.G. Wodehouse put it neatly in one of the Bertie Wooster stories.
Bertie is getting ready to go out and says: "Jeeves, how do I look?"
"Perfect Sir," replies the gentleman's gentleman. "That is to say, not quite perfect."
post #18955 of 29351
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I wear mine with suits all the time. They probably aren't the #1 choice for an interview or funeral though. I think that color looks much better with charcoal than navy.

Thanks for the input. I have some black AE PA's for wearing with navy suits if I go that route, but maybe I should pick up a dark brown captoe for use with navy as well...
post #18956 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post


Thanks for the input. I have some black AE PA's for wearing with navy suits if I go that route, but maybe I should pick up a dark brown captoe for use with navy as well...

You can certainly go with the black for navy suits, but I think brown looks better and more interesting.

post #18957 of 29351

Is there a tried-and-true method for folding a TV fold with a 12 inch square? Or can I fold it in any way that fits and looks nice? I ask because a lot of the tutorials make the pocket really stuffy.


Edited by newbie369 - 12/5/12 at 4:39pm
post #18958 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

I just got AE McAllisters in merlot color.
Does the burgundy version of this belt match?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Leather-Dress-Belt/853C,default,pd.html?dwvar_853C_Color=BLCK&contentpos=15&cgid=0233
And if I wear a 31 waist in pants, will the size 34 belt work? They don't do odd numbers in this belt...

 

Yes and Yes. But get Allen Edmonds' Merlot belt. It will be much closer and a better quality.

post #18959 of 29351
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Originally Posted by dragun57 View Post

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I guess I'll think on this some more. Part of my issue is that the language they used to describe the dress code doesn't exactly match up with what was actually being worn. They say business casual, but you were way off base if you didn't have at least a sportcoat and tie. There were a ton of power suits present and women were going all out, so I thought I'd have some more fun this year and try to use christmas colors. Maybe the velvet is too much...

Go for it. I'm completely serious; if I had the cash floating around I'd be doing something similar. Velvet is an amazing thing for Christmas and New Year's.

post #18960 of 29351
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

Go for it. I'm completely serious; if I had the cash floating around I'd be doing something similar. Velvet is an amazing thing for Christmas and New Year's.

"I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable."
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