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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Do I have to pay $ 20 or $ 30 for a quality pocket square or are there places online where I can get them for much cheaper?

Hand-rolled pocket squares can be found at the Rack for $10-$15 a piece. Though selection is limited as expected.
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Originally Posted by btromano View Post

Somewhat on topic:

Looking for a great Tailor in Los Angeles.

I have some beautiful Suits and Sport Coats, Kiton, Oxxford Clothes, Attolini, etc.  Some new/unaltered, others which need adjustments.

I have tried two Custom Tailors here, but they were just not very good.

Any recomendations???

Try reading through this thread and see if it helps

http://www.styleforum.net/t/27997/where-can-i-find-a-good-suit-tailor-in-los-angeles-area/30
post #19383 of 29365

Looking for a tailor in the Brooklyn/NYC area. I have a few pair of paints I'd like to have tapered and am tired of the dry-cleaning/taylor screwing up my pants. 

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Hey guys,

 

I'm going to a black-tie-ish NYE party. Having attended the event before I know that there's going to be a number of people wearing normal dark suits. In recent years I've always worn my black tuxedo and felt appropriately dressed, but this time I forgot to bring it.

 

The most formal option I have available is a very nice navy two button suit. I guess I want to 'dress it up' but I'm unsure if it's fine to combine it with my normal tuxedo gear (which I have available). Here's all my options:

 

Shirt:

1. Tuxedo shirt with a hidden placket and Kent collar

2. White business shirt with a semi-spread collar

 

Neckwear:

1. Black bow tie

2. Black tie with very subtle white stripes

3. Solid blue tie (with a hue dangerously close to the color of my suit :/)

 

Can you guys please help me pick the most appropriate/formal combination :)

 

Thanks :D

post #19385 of 29365
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Originally Posted by stylepadawan View Post

Hey all, 
first post here, long time lurker. 
I saw a pair of shoes at the store the other day, and they really caught my eye and my feet felt good in them, and for the price, I thought I might give them a try.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-shoes-legion-plain-toe-boots?ID=589302&CategoryID=29418#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D45%26ruleId%3D5%26slotId%3D39

I've read that  square toe shoes are a big no-no, but they aren't on the extreme end of squareness, and I just get the feeling they look good regardless. Is it my young, inexperienced eyes that are deceiving me? What do you Shoe Connoisseurs have to say about them?
(btw, I'm a college student, I would probably be wearing them with jeans)

Those are pretty bad for several reasons, not just the square toe.

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Originally Posted by staxringold View Post

Anyone know the quality level of Harrod's own brand ties?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-Harrods-Knightsbridge-Mens-Ties-Seta-Silk-Orange-Paisly-Yellow-Navy-pink-/360543439709?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item53f2104b5d

^ An example. I like the patterns some of them have, wondering where they fall in terms of build/fabric quality.

I have a tie bought from Harrods about 15 years ago. It's great.
post #19386 of 29365

I am looking at A Southwick DB cashmere blazer with working cuffs, I know nothing about the brand. Any feedback is appreciated.

post #19387 of 29365
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Originally Posted by onix View Post

Hand-rolled pocket squares can be found at the Rack for $10-$15 a piece. Though selection is limited as expected.

How about pocket squares from the tie bar? At $8 or $10 they look like a steal.

http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-product.asp?pn=PW010&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FWool_Pocket_Squares.asp&pg=0&categoryIds=28,83&optionValueIds=

Would this color work with a navy blazer?
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For some reason the shoe cream (Woley) won't stay on the right shoe. I wiped that particular spot with just regular water (did it on both shoe), this was two days ago and it still won't work. It worked fine on the left shoe. Anyone who knows why, or how to make it work? I already know these glued shoes aren't the finest quality out there (Acne), but I might as well try get some wear out of these. Thanks in advance.

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Should a blazer cover your behind when sitting down?
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need an ID on these shoes.. any ideas?
post #19391 of 29365
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Originally Posted by MasterCNG View Post

Been hunting for reasonably priced basic suit & shoe combo. I have a big event in March I will be speaking at and then I graduate college in May...and hope to start a job soon after. So this is somewhat of an investment for the future.
I have my eye on a Plain Navy Napoli suit from Suit Supply; is there something better in that price range? For reference, I am average height, but very thin.

I am looking at light brown/tan shoes to pair with the navy suit; currently it is a 3-way tie amongst the following:

Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue in Walnut


Meermin Linea Maestro in Light Brown


Andrew Lock Gryffin Wholecut


Just looking for input on these items or suggestions outside of the picks I've made. Thanks.
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All the items look good and seem to be of solid quality. However, wouldn't black shoes be more useful? Definitely avoid light brown for wear with the navy suit.
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterCNG View Post

Been hunting for reasonably priced basic suit & shoe combo. I have a big event in March I will be speaking at and then I graduate college in May...and hope to start a job soon after. So this is somewhat of an investment for the future.
I have my eye on a Plain Navy Napoli suit from Suit Supply; is there something better in that price range? For reference, I am average height, but very thin.

I am looking at light brown/tan shoes to pair with the navy suit; currently it is a 3-way tie amongst the following:

Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue in Walnut


Meermin Linea Maestro in Light Brown


Andrew Lock Gryffin Wholecut


Just looking for input on these items or suggestions outside of the picks I've made. Thanks.
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All the items look good and seem to be of solid quality. However, wouldn't black shoes be more useful? Definitely avoid light brown for wear with the navy suit.

 

Light brown shoes with a navy suit can look good (maybe depends on how light), but could be considered a bit flashy. Depending on your industry, a dark brown or black shoe is the way to go. Since you are considering such a casual shoe already, I am going to assume you don't need extremely conservative shoes, so I would recommend a dark brown punch cap to start (AE 5th Ave, for example). You could go with the standard black captoe too (park ave), which is always appropriate for job interviews and funerals, if not a bit boring.

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Hey guys, I'm going to a black-tie-ish NYE party. Having attended the event before I know that there's going to be a number of people wearing normal dark suits. In recent years I've always worn my black tuxedo and felt appropriately dressed, but this time I forgot to bring it. The most formal option I have available is a very nice navy two button suit. I guess I want to 'dress it up' but I'm unsure if it's fine to combine it with my normal tuxedo gear (which I have available). Here's all my options: Shirt: 1. Tuxedo shirt with a hidden placket and Kent collar 2. White business shirt with a semi-spread collar Neckwear: 1. Black bow tie 2. Black tie with very subtle white stripes 3. Solid blue tie (with a hue dangerously close to the color of my suit :/) Can you guys please help me pick the most appropriate/formal combination :) Thanks :D
post #19394 of 29365
Don't combine it with tux stuff. Make it look like a formal suit. White shirt, french cuffs if you can, simple links and silver tie. Black oxfords.
post #19395 of 29365
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Originally Posted by M Colleague View Post

I'm unsure if it's fine to combine it with my normal tuxedo gear
Don't do it.

Assuming "black-tie-ish" (a description with which I'm unfamiliar) means something akin to "black tie optional," just wear your navy suit with ordinary suit-appropriate shirt, tie, etc.

I'm 100% certain that various celebrities routinely mix business suit and tuxedo gear, and I'm equally confident that some people here on SF think it looks good, but I'm telling you that it's not a traditionally approved practice. So if you care about traditionally approved practices, there's your answer.

Oh, and there's nothing inherently wrong about wearing a navy blue tie with a white shirt and navy blue suit. Don't worry that the tie is of similar hue to your suit. It's okay.
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