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post #20056 of 29358

Quick question. 

 

I'm attending a funeral tomorrow for a friend. Wearing a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes, black tie. I have a black pocket square, but can't figure out if it looks okay on the navy suit, or if I should go white pocket square, or none at all.

 

The black doesn't look bad, just a little strange. I also realize that I am overthinking this, and that no one will be looking at me or care what I am wearing

post #20057 of 29358
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Originally Posted by BenPS View Post

Quick question. 

 

I'm attending a funeral tomorrow for a friend. Wearing a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes, black tie. I have a black pocket square, but can't figure out if it looks okay on the navy suit, or if I should go white pocket square, or none at all.

 

The black doesn't look bad, just a little strange. I also realize that I am overthinking this, and that no one will be looking at me or care what I am wearing

 

No on the black square.  Yes on white (if you want to, you'd be fine without it) if it is linen, no square if the white you have is silk.

post #20058 of 29358
My condolences on your loss, BenPS.

Don't wear a black pocket square. Unlike some, I don't see anything terribly wrong with wearing a white pocket square in a simple fold to a funeral, if you normally wear a pocket square. And not wearing any pocket square would be okay, of course. But a black pocket square would just be weird.

Even if not going to a funeral, it's rare that the best color for a pocket square is solid black. Yeah, sometimes it's not a horrible choice, but one can almost always come up with something a little better. Or a lot better.

The rest of your outfit sounds fine, btw. I normally wear charcoal suits to funerals, but navy's not going to look disrespectful or anything.

If your shirt has French cuffs, because that's the sort of shirt you normally wear, keep the links small and subdued.

Bring a handkerchief with you. People often cry at funerals, and if a gentleman encounters a lady shedding tears, it's nice to be able to offer her a clean handkerchief. (A white pocket square would do, in a pinch.) And no, this is not about hitting on women at funerals; it's about showing consideration to someone who is experiencing grief.
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Michael
post #20059 of 29358

Would this Navy Blazer and  Charcoal/gray Sweater match with a red gingham shirt?

 

Pictures aren't uploading so the link is below

 

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-red-suit-separate-navy-solid-slim-fit?ID=449329&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

 

http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=26222&vid=1&pid=228434002

post #20060 of 29358
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Are these shell cordovan Aldens? A person selling them claims as much. But I've never seen Alden's with that back seam. Any thoughts?
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Thanks!

That could be some kind of repair work. Does the seller have a pic of the inside of the shoe?
post #20061 of 29358
Any thoughts on uneven/barre' dye washes on cotton summer trousers?
post #20062 of 29358

Hi!

 

I'm thinking of purchasing a shirt from Luxire (MTM shirtmaker) and I have taken measurements of a PRL OCBD-shirt that I have.

 

If I want to slim it up in the selcted area, see pic below, which measurement should I adjust? There is a lot of excess fabric so would be nice to adjust it.

 

Should I reduce "rounded armhole" or sleeve width? These are names of the measurements from Luxire's guide to measuring, which you can find here; http://luxire.com/pages/how-to-measure. (picture of model from Nordstrom homepage)

 

 

 

 

post #20063 of 29358
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


That could be some kind of repair work. Does the seller have a pic of the inside of the shoe?

No, he said you "could only read the inside with a magnifying glass." Which seemed a little suspect. 

 

Is there any way to confirm a shoe is shell cordovan just using images?

post #20064 of 29358

Intending to buy my second jacket tomorrow. I have a Canali one which is a a tan color with light blue and gray windowpane. 

 

 

 

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I want to get the jacket for a navy suit from Ede & Ravenscroft seen here: http://shop.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/products/navy-plainweave-single-breasted-jacket with the plan of probably buying the trousers at a later time as funds come in, or if not just wearing this as my standard blazer. My question is, is this advisable for a second jacket or should I get something more traditionally a blazer, or something different all together? Furthermore, any comments on Ede & Ravenscroft value-wise?

post #20065 of 29358
I would ask Holdfast about Ede. I think he has a lot of stuff from them.
post #20066 of 29358

I am getting married in a few months 5/11/13 and was thinking about having my groomsmen wear a light gray suit with a white shirt, charcoal vest, and charcoal plaid tie.  The bridesmaids are wearing guava colored dresses from Davids Bridal.  Q1. Is there a fashion rule against light gray with contrasting charcoal vest?  I can't seem to find a single picture online with that combination.

 

Note: I am still browsing the insane amount of information contained in these forums.  If the following questions are not appropriate for this thread, please direct me to the right one.

 

My groomsmen range from 6'4" 160lbs to 5'9" 240 lbs. I would like to find something under $300 for them to purchase.  I am thinking simple: 2 button dual vent jacket, 5 button v cut vest, and flat front pants.  Q2. Any suggestions for OTR brands/cuts that would be appropriate for both those body types?

 

I am debating whether to use an online MTM service such as modern tailor or indochino.  My concern is that if they don't get everything right the first time, I may not have the time to do any kind of rework.  Q3. Any suggestions on MTM sites or other 'custom' options in my price range?

post #20067 of 29358

 

 

Can anyone find me a similar scarf to this one? I understand it is a tartan but I've had no luck anywhere!

post #20068 of 29358

700

 

Can anyone find me a scarf similar to this one? Really want to focus on the white and thick Red tartan.

post #20069 of 29358
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Originally Posted by Hovk View Post

Anyone familiar with how J. Crew fits?

 

I'm 145 lbs 6' tall and wondering whether I'm supposed to be a S o M. 

 

I'm 5'9 148 lb and wear a small J Crew shirt and have several medium sweaters.

 

A regular small J.Crew shirt would likely be too short for you.


Edited by GreatLakes - 2/1/13 at 2:57am
post #20070 of 29358
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Originally Posted by kv18schn View Post




Can anyone find me a similar scarf to this one? I understand it is a tartan but I've had no luck anywhere!

There are tartan mills in Edinburgh Scotland that will weave any tartan you want but I'm not sure if you can find that exact tartan in their books. I had a scarf special ordered for me while I was there, if you want to pursue that let me know and I'll get you the info.
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