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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Sam Hober? I know their stuff is top notch and they do make silk scarves. Not sure if they have that pattern, but definitely worth looking into.

Thanks. Will give them a look.
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I didn't know it is a classic debate until I searched it through the net.  I realize I'm too naive on fashion.  So I need help.  I just bought a pair of brown shoes for office wear.  I really didn't know I can't match it with black trousers.  I'm now figuring out what to wear with it.  Can I wear gray pants with it?  See picture below.  If this pants should not go with it, what can I wear with it? 

 

 

 

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post #19548 of 27544

Hello everyone,

I've found a really nice beige wool suit in my closet, that I was wearing loooong time ago. It's single breasted. I want to alter it to make it double breasted, cause in waist part i'm much smaller than before and I like to experiment (I've done the same modification with one of my blazers). The only thing I'm concerned is jacket lapel - suit have a notch lapel.

here is my question: should I leave lapels as it is, or wearing notch lapel with a DB suit is a taboo? Its really hard and costly to make it a peak lapel, but because its not a business suit (cause its beige suit) I was thinking to add some additional part on lapels like this, to make it look more like peak lapel:
http://thesoliloguy.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/crazy-stupid-love-ryan-gosling-suit-1.jpg

So what you'll recommend? to leave like it is or to modify it? 

Thank you

post #19549 of 27544
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Try a solid (light) blue, solid white, or blue and white striped oxford cloth button down. Try Brooks Brothers for the classic, or Lands End for something cheaper. Just make sure to buy something that fits. And no non-iron junk.
You won't get much love for those chinos around here, but paired with a button down, a sweater, and some nice shoes, assuming everything fits, youll be better dressed than most people, so cheers to that.

Agreed. You can actually be quite creative with chinos but its advisable to go with better ones, eg Ralph Lauren or even Brooks Brothers on sale, etc
post #19550 of 27544
I need some help. I was cleaning my shoes with Saphir Reno the other day and something came up in the middle...so I had the Saphir on the shoes but did not spread it around. Now when I look at the shoes there are marks left by the Saphir. It looks glue like. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I have tried using water and it took some of it off but it still seems to be there. Should I use more water or try something else? Pretty petrified as these are AE's and for someone right out of college they took quite a hit on the wallet.

Thanks!
post #19551 of 27544

Can anyone help with the name or brand of the third boot from the bottom (the burgundy) in this picture?

 

Thanks!

mens shoes
 

post #19552 of 27544
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post, it is greatly appreciated. The thing is I am graduating from college in a couple of weeks and can't decide on what to wear. I really don't want to wear a suit because I know how a suit is supposed to fit and I think it will be hard finding something I can afford that fits like its supposed without being tailored. I know this is an important day I just am confused on what to wear.
post #19553 of 27544
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Originally Posted by Midwest Guy View Post

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post, it is greatly appreciated. The thing is I am graduating from college in a couple of weeks and can't decide on what to wear. I really don't want to wear a suit because I know how a suit is supposed to fit and I think it will be hard finding something I can afford that fits like its supposed without being tailored. I know this is an important day I just am confused on what to wear.

For what, the actual graduation ceremony? Grey wool trousers and a blazer or sportcoat (along with appropriate dress shirt and tie) are what I would go with. Formal enough to respect the day, but informal enough not to look totally out of place on a college campus.
post #19554 of 27544
Can a silk knit tie be worn with a suit?
post #19555 of 27544
I just bought a few shirts from BB's sale. I'm trying to figure out what size fits better. The blue is 15.5x34 and the white is 15.5x35. I'm thinking the 35" fits better, especially when I bend my arm. What do you think?






Thanks!!!
post #19556 of 27544
Def 35". Might shrink slightly during first few washes also.
post #19557 of 27544
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Originally Posted by driftking View Post

Can a silk knit tie be worn with a suit?

Yes, but it is a more casual option- don't wear it to a board meeting.
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Originally Posted by Midwest Guy View Post

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post, it is greatly appreciated. The thing is I am graduating from college in a couple of weeks and can't decide on what to wear. I really don't want to wear a suit because I know how a suit is supposed to fit and I think it will be hard finding something I can afford that fits like its supposed without being tailored. I know this is an important day I just am confused on what to wear.

When I graduated, the robe covered everything up, so I regarded it as a jacket replacement, and just wore a shirt and tie underneath. Olive chinos, black penny loafers, white shirt, tie in school colors (green and gold in my case). Stick to the white shirt, other colors don't usually come off well against black. A tie in school colors is a nice thing to have for future life if you like your school, get one and wear it if you don't have one already. And I do recommend gray or olive for the trousers, you want something that goes well with black. Unless your robe color is different, in which case coordinate like you would a jacket in that color.

If you'll need extra warmth or aren't wearing a robe in your ceremony for whatever reason, throw on a navy blazer.

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Originally Posted by Ross Petukhov View Post

Hello everyone,


I've found a really nice beige wool suit in my closet, that I was wearing loooong time ago. It's single breasted. I want to alter it to make it double breasted, cause in waist part i'm much smaller than before and I like to experiment (I've done the same modification with one of my blazers). The only thing I'm concerned is jacket lapel - suit have a notch lapel.


here is my question: should I leave lapels as it is, or wearing notch lapel with a DB suit is a taboo? Its really hard and costly to make it a peak lapel, but because its not a business suit (cause its beige suit) I was thinking to add some additional part on lapels like this, to make it look more like peak lapel:
http://thesoliloguy.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/crazy-stupid-love-ryan-gosling-suit-1.jpg


So what you'll recommend? to leave like it is or to modify it? 


Thank you

Never a good idea- the balance of the jacket will be off in many regards, and the lapels will indeed look wrong. If the chest and shoulders still fit (which, if you have that much room in the waist, I would be dubious about) you can have the waist taken in to make it slimmer while remaining single breasted. No, you can't add to the lapels. You can only take fabric away, you can't add it without the addition being incredibly obvious- one, you leave a seam in a conspicuous location, and two, you'll never find a fabric that matches exactly.

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Originally Posted by jayvee123 View Post

I didn't know it is a classic debate until I searched it through the net.  I realize I'm too naive on fashion.  So I need help.  I just bought a pair of brown shoes for office wear.  I really didn't know I can't match it with black trousers.  I'm now figuring out what to wear with it.  Can I wear gray pants with it?  See picture below.  If this pants should not go with it, what can I wear with it? 


Khaki, Brown, Olive, Navy, just about any shade of Gray. Black is about the only thing you can't wear that color with, but you shouldn't be wearing that many black trousers or suits anyway. There is no debate on this one- only black shoes with black. There's major debate on what to wear with navy- I split the difference on that one. I prefer brown, but wear black on conservative occasions. Olive goes with both nicely. Some shades of brown can work with black shoes. No shade of khaki ever can- seriously, khaki and black is one of the most horrible color pairings you can wear. Don't do that one. Gray always works with black shoes, but browns that are generally similar in shade or darker than the gray also look nice- those are a dark brown, so they'll work with most all grays.
post #19558 of 27544

Hey all, I just purchased a Wine/Plum colored sweater and am a bit confused on what to pair with it.. Say if I wear a white shirt underneath what color pants?... Something like Medium Brown or Gray? Thanks...

post #19559 of 27544
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Originally Posted by JWill0323 View Post

Hey all, I just purchased a Wine/Plum colored sweater and am a bit confused on what to pair with it.. Say if I wear a white shirt underneath what color pants?... Something like Medium Brown or Gray? Thanks...


Medium grey trousers with a white or light blue button down will pair well.

post #19560 of 27544
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Originally Posted by JWill0323 View Post

Hey all, I just purchased a Wine/Plum colored sweater and am a bit confused on what to pair with it.. Say if I wear a white shirt underneath what color pants?... Something like Medium Brown or Gray? Thanks...

Khaki, gray, navy, & medium brown would all work nicely. I tend to stick to white or white base shirts while wearing mine, though blue or tan can work if you play around a little.
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