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Originally Posted by AndrewST View Post

The Girl is wanting me to wear a bowtie to a ball event in about two weeks. While I think that's silly enough, she wants me to a madras bowtie. We live in a state that has declared an emergency due to the blizzard (NY, CT, et al).

 

Should I give in? Admittedly the one she has picked out is nice and I might be tempted to wear it in the summer.

I like bowties a lot more than some other posters on here, but no. Just don't do it. Wear it in the summer, because madras is kickass.

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I want to buy a whole cut balmoral shoes for the summer. What color do you think is more versatile to wear in daytime and maybe night time, with dress pants? I'm wondering about the choice between black and burgundy.

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Is there any rule for the color of braces? Should they match the suit, the shoes, the tie, or none of the above?

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Technically they don't have to match (because a group of men -- including myself -- believe there they're meant to be hidden). Otherwise, matching either the dominant colour of your shirt, trousers, or your tie, should suffice, given that they're objects that are immediately adjacent to the braces.

I have braces in as many colours I have in ties, so get the basics -- red, purple, blue, green etc, or grey and navy if you'd rather own less, and have them match your trousers.
post #20225 of 28717
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

I want to buy a whole cut balmoral shoes for the summer. What color do you think is more versatile to wear in daytime and maybe night time, with dress pants? I'm wondering about the choice between black and burgundy.

Black is the conservative choice and is never wrong, but i think a very dark burgundy or oxblood looks better especially with darker suits or pants (navy, charcoal, etc), at any time of the day. I especially like these from G&G



Edited by eqcitizen - 2/10/13 at 10:34am
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a 235 gram /m escorial with twill wave is consider as tropical wool fabric or not?is it suitable for spring - summer season?
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Originally Posted by Aeren View Post

a 235 gram /m escorial with twill wave is consider as tropical wool fabric or not?is it suitable for spring - summer season?

 

Short answer, yes. Although i really wouldnt consider any wool to be "tropical" fabric (linen would be my first choice for hotter days), the weight of the fabric you mention will wear fine in warmer temperatures. Anything below 9oz (255grams) would be considered spring/summer fabric.
 

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Does anyone have any information about Devon brand shoes? i saw these listed on ebay and am awfully suspicious about the quality but wondered if anyone had any experience.

"Devon Double Monk Strap Italian Leather Shoes hand made in Italy sz 11 $395 RP" http://r.ebay.com/UyVrdb
post #20229 of 28717
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

I like bowties a lot more than some other posters on here, but no. Just don't do it. Wear it in the summer, because madras is kickass.

This time of the year in the northeast I would go with something in wool or the year round appropriate silk.
post #20230 of 28717
Orphaned suit jacket!

Thrifted this for a few bucks because it fit well and I want to start taking measurements in well fitting jackets.
Since it has a micro hounds tooth pattern and no patch pockets, I guess it's a suit jacket and shouldn't
be worn as a blazer, right?

Thanks!





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I have a few Howard Yount wool trousers which I had hemmed few months ago. It was a slant hem. I have noticed that they are almost an inch longer than my liking. Can I have these hemmed again and still keep them slanted?
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Originally Posted by Gordon Freeman View Post

Orphaned suit jacket!

Thrifted this for a few bucks because it fit well and I want to start taking measurements in well fitting jackets.
Since it has a micro hounds tooth pattern and no patch pockets, I guess it's a suit jacket and shouldn't
be worn as a blazer, right?

Thanks!

Whether it is or not, it certainly looks like one. Avoid.
post #20233 of 28717
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

I have a few Howard Yount wool trousers which I had hemmed few months ago. It was a slant hem. I have noticed that they are almost an inch longer than my liking. Can I have these hemmed again and still keep them slanted?

If you're getting them shortened more I don't see why not.
post #20234 of 28717
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Black is the conservative choice and is never wrong, but i think a very dark burgundy or oxblood looks better especially with darker suits or pants (navy, charcoal, etc), at any time of the day. I especially like these from G&G


 

This is a nice pair of shoes, but too expensive for me :)

Anyway, I have a blue suit (kind of dark blue but not a navy) and if I didn't want to wear it with black shoes, do you think a burgundy shoes would work well? or a brown ones (dark or medium)?

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, do you think a burgundy shoes would work well? or a brown ones (dark or medium)?

Yes, yes, and yes. But black only for formal situations.
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