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post #19186 of 28332
I scored some sweet light brown chelsea boots today, and I'm wondering what kind of clothes I should wear them with... I'm thinking of my grey tweed sports coat with odd trousers. What about dressing down a navy suit with them? Do you think it would work out well? smile.gif
post #19187 of 28332
Can some give me some websites or videos on how to tie a tie with a dimple? Looking at a 4 in hand knot probably. Preferably some easy guide as I don't know how to tie a tie at all right now shog[1].gif.
post #19188 of 28332
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A topcoat isn't supposed to fit like a glove. You're supposed to be able to wear a sportcoat, a suit, or a sweater under your topcoat.

You're right; it's too small.

Could be that the Belvest topcoats just run small. Could be that you've put on a few pounds, although you'd probably be aware of that (since your other clothes would be a little tight). Whatever the explanation, it was nice of your wife to buy you a new topcoat, even if it doesn't quite fit. You let her know that, okay?

Admittedly, as someone who prefers traditional fit to the currently fashionable close/slim fit, I'm out of sync with most of the folks where on SF. Granted. But I'm not backing down from my position that with vanishingly few exceptions, a man should be able to wear a suit under his topcoat. Same way that if you can't button the collar button on your dress shirt, your shirt collar's too small. Or if you can't comfortably sit in your pants, your pants are too small.

I mean, I'm willing to be open-minded, but at some point I've got to draw the line.
--
Michael

 

I guess I was considering the idea that perhaps it's not meant to be a topcoat - there is no lining - it's constructed like a light weight suit jacket that just happens to come down to the top of my knee.

 

Regardless - it will be going back ... sadly, as it was the last of the lot.

post #19189 of 28332
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

They're just ordinary shoe trees, Left Hand. Made by Woodlore, if memory serves, and pretty much the same as the trees Allen Edmonds sells on its website. There's nothing uniquely wonderful or awful about them.
I suppose if you jammed a large shoe tree into a relatively small shoe, the tree might stretch out the shoe. But that's likely true no matter what the make of shoe tree; it's not as if it's purely a JAB thing.
Ok, thanks a lot Michael. I just wanted to make sure.
post #19190 of 28332
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Can some give me some websites or videos on how to tie a tie with a dimple? Looking at a 4 in hand knot probably. Preferably some easy guide as I don't know how to tie a tie at all right now shog[1].gif.
http://youtu.be/TSMTrYNvx4k

Version for beginners.

Http://youtu.be/U_I82ScZ5BY

Natural way to do it. It needs practice or to have a lucky day.

I hope this helps.
post #19191 of 28332
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Originally Posted by FranSuitman View Post

http://youtu.be/TSMTrYNvx4k
Version for beginners.
Http://youtu.be/U_I82ScZ5BY
Natural way to do it. It needs practice or to have a lucky day.
I hope this helps.

Thank you sir. Also my tie is a 3" inch grenadine tie...should a tie at that width still have a dimple?
post #19192 of 28332

Yes, it can, although it won't look as beautiful as in wider ties.

 

 

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post #19193 of 28332
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Originally Posted by Dioreus View Post

Stuck between wayfarers or clubmasters

 

(ignore the shoes, fixed those) here is my face   http://dressed.so/post/view/50ca696f0450c

They're both bad.

post #19194 of 28332

wrong place, sorry!


Edited by kfff - 12/18/12 at 6:17pm
post #19195 of 28332
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Originally Posted by EFBenson View Post

I foolishly sat on my tweed cap while in a restaurant for a Christmas lunch lasting several hours. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It is now severely creased.
Any ideas how get these creases out? I made an attempt to iron them out, but this was ineffective.

Maybe try to steam it?
post #19196 of 28332

what is this shirt style called?  thank you!700

post #19197 of 28332
Looks like a crew neck shirt and shawl collar cardigan sweater.
post #19198 of 28332
Is ballantyne the same as ballantyne of peebles?
post #19199 of 28332

Hi everyone,

 

I ran across this forum just now while searching for what a perfect shoe fit entails.

 

I just graduated college a few months ago started a new job as an analyst a couple weeks ago. Long story short, I bought two pair of shoes that were on sale, Madden Oxfords and Madden Loafers (cheap I know) to wear until I get my expenses and such figured out within the next or two.. then I will buy a nice pair like you all (AE's are very nice).

 

I attached two pictures of the loafers (worn for a week) and oxfords (haven't worn yet).

 

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The first picture is where the creases occur and I have about an inch from the end of toes to the tip. Are the creases suppose to fold there even though the quality is very cheap? The shoes are extremely comfortable but I think they might be a 1/2in too long.

 

The second picture where my finger is pointing is where my toe ends and the 2nd red line below is where my toe knuckles are...

 

Sorry for the long post but the creases in the first picture are getting on my nerves even though they are inevitable. I learned a lot while I surfed tonight on how to take care of shoes and what not (cedar shoes!).

 

I too will start collecting shoes as well. It's time to collect big boy stuff!

 

Thanks in advance!

post #19200 of 28332

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12310

It is somewhat similar to the BB#4:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/BB%234-Repp-Tie/A241,default,pd.html


But is it still a little too bright?


I hear solid light blue is not quite 100% conservative, and TheTieBar did not appear to have any conservative Gray ties (another recommendation I read).


Is this one good? It is really hard for me to tell how a tie is going to look until I have it in person without camera / monitor distortion and have it tied on me lol.


I cannot afford anything too expensive, and I was looking for conservative alternatives to the Burgundy (already have one) for a solid navy blue interview suit.

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