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post #19831 of 28317
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Since I'm a small guy (5'8", 130Ibs) and I want to wear a single breasted mid - length coat, which color is most suitable to me, navy or honey?
Thank you.

I'm assuming overcoat and not jacket.

Purpose? Other coats?

Blue will fill more needs. I'd get this one first. Or charcoal.
post #19832 of 28317
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post


I'm assuming overcoat and not jacket.

Purpose? Other coats?

Blue will fill more needs. I'd get this one first. Or charcoal.

In particular, I want to buy a new single breasted trench coat (blend cotton, garbadine etc) I want to know that whether a mid-lenght honey trench coat make me looks smaller than a navy ones?

I think the navy is more versatile than the honey but I still don't own any kind of honey color coat.

post #19833 of 28317
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Originally Posted by lostinfashion View Post

Been reading this forum but I'm still lost. I have a dinner (business related) that's not suit nice but not shorts and sandle casual. I have $300 or so to spend. I was thinking a cheap blazer, khakis, white shirt and a tie but it seems plain - I have no idea what to get. Something that doesn't make me look like an idiot would be nice but if idiocy is all I can get I'll take it.
Thanks.

I think a blue blazer is a great way to start your wardrobe since it is so versatile. I personally would save the khaki pants for less dressy days- I think of them as equal to jeans- but better used when boating, golfing, etc. Not wedding or funerals- khakis are sport clothes.
The advise you have received so far is great. I'd only add that you could get into a nice pair of stone, khaki or charcoal slacks for a decent price and really bring the outfit together much better than with khakis. Unless you are aged 15-28, in that case khakis/blazer/striped tie is a great preppy look. Hard to pull off when you get older. Older guys do better with charcoal/grey wool slacks or stone colored dress pants.
Also- it is impossible to overstate the importance of wearing nice shoes. The best outfit can be instantly destroyed by bad shoes. If you want to know if a man has style, look at his shoes. Simple, conservative black leather shoes will be enough to keep you safe- no tread or rubber bumpers.

Where are you located? Perhaps some members of SF might be able to suggest some local places to get into some good pieces on a budget?
Best of luck with you outfit choices!

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Edit: sorry- My iPad didn't quite get my reply right.
Edited by AmericanGent - 1/18/13 at 3:36am
post #19834 of 28317
What is the purpose of working buttonholes on a jacket? Costs me an extra forty dollars to have the sleeves adjusted. I know their historical purpose...do they have any anymore?
post #19835 of 28317
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

In particular, I want to buy a new single breasted trench coat (blend cotton, garbadine etc) I want to know that whether a mid-lenght honey trench coat make me looks smaller than a navy ones?
I think the navy is more versatile than the honey but I still don't own any kind of honey color coat.

Well a trench coat is double breasted so you aren't looking for a trench.

The general rule is lighter colours make you look bigger. Darker smaller.
post #19836 of 28317
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post


Well a trench coat is double breasted so you aren't looking for a trench.

The general rule is lighter colours make you look bigger. Darker smaller.

Well, I think you are referring to a classic trench coat. I personally think that a modern trench coat can be single breasted. I know a lighter color makes me look bigger but somebody said that a small guy (shorter than 6') shouldn't wear a double breasted trench coat (especially a light color double breasted trench coat). So, I'm wondering that should I wear a light color trench coat (single breasted) since I'm only 5'8" :(

post #19837 of 28317
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

What is the purpose of working buttonholes on a jacket? Costs me an extra forty dollars to have the sleeves adjusted. I know their historical purpose...do they have any anymore?
To show everyone else that you have expensive/custom-made clothing. Of course, to do this, you have to leave the last one unbuttoned.
post #19838 of 28317
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

To show everyone else that you have expensive/custom-made clothing. Of course, to do this, you have to leave the last one unbuttoned.


...and you can leave the last one unbuttoned to show your Rolex...
post #19839 of 28317
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

What is the purpose of working buttonholes on a jacket? Costs me an extra forty dollars to have the sleeves adjusted. I know their historical purpose...do they have any anymore?


I've always thought of them as a "nice touch" rather than a useful thing.  Dressing well is about the details and we don't really have many places in which to add some tasteful flair.  Working/surgeon's cuffs just shows (to anyone who knows to look) that you have spent some attention and money on your suit.  Some folks wear the last button undone for a little bit of flash.  I think it might be a bit gauche.. but I admit I have done it.

 

When I had my first suit made with surgeons cuffs I read about their history and from what I recall surgeons asked to have them on their suits to keep their cuffs clean in surgery.  This effectually separated them from the lower-classes and was a sign of stature. 

 

I think that last bit is where they still have a purpose, if any. 

post #19840 of 28317
I think I'll get more "Clags, youre missing some buttons" than anything else if I leave them unbuttoned. Perhaps I'll leave my shirt cuffs unbuttoned and try to pass it off as steez

Also, if I suddenly crack and go Patrick Bateman on someone, I'll be able to keep the sleeves clean, so there's that, too.
post #19841 of 28317
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Well, I think you are referring to a classic trench coat. I personally think that a modern trench coat can be single breasted. I know a lighter color makes me look bigger but somebody said that a small guy (shorter than 6') shouldn't wear a double breasted trench coat (especially a light color double breasted trench coat). So, I'm wondering that should I wear a light color trench coat (single breasted) since I'm only 5'8" frown.gif

You can call a duck a cat but it's still a duck. A trench is double breasted. It has a belt plus a few other features.

5'8 is pretty much average.




Okay it's not a trench but he's basically your height and wearing a light coloured coat.
post #19842 of 28317
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


I've always thought of them as a "nice touch" rather than a useful thing.  Dressing well is about the details and we don't really have many places in which to add some tasteful flair.  Working/surgeon's cuffs just shows (to anyone who knows to look) that you have spent some attention and money on your suit.  Some folks wear the last button undone for a little bit of flash.  I think it might be a bit gauche.. but I admit I have done it.

 

When I had my first suit made with surgeons cuffs I read about their history and from what I recall surgeons asked to have them on their suits to keep their cuffs clean in surgery.  This effectually separated them from the lower-classes and was a sign of stature. 

 

I think that last bit is where they still have a purpose, if any. 

I'm not really sure there is a good argument for getting working button holes to keep one's cuffs from getting messy. It takes 20x as long to unbutton all of the buttons (less if you leave the last one undone) than it does to simply remove the jacket.

post #19843 of 28317
I'm in a bit of a pinch - how do you advise packing suits into a large duffle bag? Same goes for shirts.
post #19844 of 28317
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

With what he has?

 

By the way, I don't really understand the problem with a tie with a vest but no coat. I'm aware it's hardly traditional, but it doesn't exactly make you look like a Jehovah's Witness.


post #19845 of 28317
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

To show everyone else that you have expensive/custom-made clothing. Of course, to do this, you have to leave the last one unbuttoned.

lol8[1].gif

Seriously though, please don't do this. It's a very gauche look.

Really, they are just a "nice touch"--if you've got buttons there, they should work, right? Definitely avoid anything that comes new with working buttonholes as you won't be able to easily alter the sleeve length. I do have buttonholes put on most of my jackets just because it drives me crazy to have the non-working buttons, but yeah, they have no practical use.
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