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post #20296 of 28243
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Originally Posted by ocatoro View Post

aside the shoddy tie knot I quickly threw on to try this combination out before training today, is this tie ok with the suit material? or are they ugly together?

 

tie is browns and beiges, but quite washed out tones. and it's tweed. the suit material is very smooth, almost felt-like. 

 

 

any help?

post #20297 of 28243
Hard to tell, but based on this photo, the colors are too similar between the tie and vest (which I assume is part of a suit?).
post #20298 of 28243
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Someone who knows more about shirt construction can correct me, but my understanding of a French front placket is they just take the shirt fabric, fold it over, and sew the holes.

A "normal" placket may have some interlining in it to give it some stiffness.

A french front can be constructed with or without interlining, as can a normal placket.
post #20299 of 28243
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Hard to tell, but based on this photo, the colors are too similar between the tie and vest (which I assume is part of a suit?).

Yes, part of a suit. 

 

Better with a burnt orange or copper colour?

post #20300 of 28243
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Originally Posted by ocatoro View Post

Yes, part of a suit. 

Better with a burnt orange or copper colour?

Nope, still too close. Something dark green or navy would work well.
post #20301 of 28243
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post


Ill have to be in the minority I guess...

Just wear the pastel bowtie, she might have picked it out to match her own attire for the night.

All of the posters above me are looking at it as a control issue, it's simply a relationship one and a silly one at that.

Ask her why she wants you in that particular bowtie, if its a good enough reason then consent. If its not, tell her you don't like it.

You can't have a happy relationship without knowing which battles to pick... This isn't one of them.

I think there's a double standard there, and it's not really a good one. If he told her to wear a summer dress do this winter occasion, how do you think she would react?

post #20302 of 28243


New member... have I coordinated my patterns decently or poorly and why? Trying to do new things with the plaid coat... hard for me. Still a youngin.
post #20303 of 28243

Any thoughts on this coat in charcoal (Izod)?  http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/izod-coat-prospect-overcoat?ID=715105&CategoryID=3763#fn=COAT_STYLE%3DOvercoat%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D49%26ruleId%3D27%26slotId%3D1 


Price is definitely right at $70 as I would probably only wear it 12 - 18 times a year, but I do need a dress coat on occasion for wear with suits.  Wouldn't expect it to last me 20 years, but at that price I don't need it to.  Mainly just wondering if the quality is "ok" enough to pair with suits.  The style seems pretty inoffensive.

post #20304 of 28243
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Originally Posted by susanwatson View Post

Hey everyone, Is it wrong to buy fakes if I can't afford originals?
If by "fake," you mean a counterfeit item, something which illegally copies the original and pretends to be the original, then yes, it's quite wrong. (Example, a fake Rolex, which has "Rolex" on its dial, and which sells for $25 from a street vendor on a downtown corner.)

If by "fake," you mean a less expensive brand, which merely resembles certain aspects a more expensive original, without ever trading on the original's name or reputation, then no, it's not wrong. (Example, an Invicta 8926, which closely resembles a Rolex in various ways, but which is clearly marked "Invicta.")

Wearing a less expensive brand is ALWAYS preferable to wearing counterfeit goods. The very worst that wearing a less expensive brand says about you is that you cannot, or do not choose to, spend big money on the original. It says relatively little about your fundamental character.

Whereas wearing counterfeit goods says that you have no respect for the truth, or for others' rights. (And yes, the right to use the word "Rolex" on a wristwatch is indeed someone's right - that the right is held by a business entity, rather than by an individual, is irrelevant.) Thus, it says a great deal about your character and your values. And what it says is not particularly flattering.

I appreciate that an original is often much more expensive than a fake. But that's never justification for resorting to counterfeit goods. If you simply cannot afford the original, then do without. There are always tasteful, affordable alternatives. And often you win more points for turning to a largely overlooked alternative, than you would for simply charging to your Visa card the outrageous price demanded by the original.
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Michael
post #20305 of 28243
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Originally Posted by susanwatson View Post

Hey everyone, Is it wrong to buy fakes if I can't afford originals?


Assuming you aren't trolling, yes.

 

a) The quality is lower than what you could purchase for the same price, if not cheaper, than something with some (fake) conspicuous branding

 

b) Building on a), it also demonstrates that you care more about brand recognition than quality. While this isn't "wrong" per se, I'd encourage a reevaluation of priorities.

 

c) Branding without quality is dumb, but these are businesses and they know they can make money with their brand. Fine. But regardless of what you think of cashing in on their brand name to make money with inferior products, these brands put time, money, and effort into building their name. Those who produce knock-off goods are essentially free riders.

 

d) Not that name brands are always produced in stellar, union-approved conditions, but I imagine knock-offs are more likely to be produced in sweat shops.

post #20306 of 28243
Can you wear brown watch straps with a black watch face? Any recommendations?
post #20307 of 28243
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


Assuming you aren't trolling, yes.

a) The quality is lower than what you could purchase for the same price, if not cheaper, than something with some (fake) conspicuous branding

b) Building on a), it also demonstrates that you care more about brand recognition than quality. While this isn't "wrong" per se, I'd encourage a reevaluation of priorities.

c) Branding without quality is dumb, but these are businesses and they know they can make money with their brand. Fine. But regardless of what you think of cashing in on their brand name to make money with inferior products, these brands put time, money, and effort into building their name. Those who produce knock-off goods are essentially free riders.

d) Not that name brands are always produced in stellar, union-approved conditions, but I imagine knock-offs are more likely to be produced in sweat shops.

And fund terrorism. BBC (iirc) did a piece about how much of the world's terror organizations are funded through counterfeits/
post #20308 of 28243

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140913945154?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

 

Would you say this is an authentic Burberry? Why or why not do you think so?

Thanks!
 

post #20309 of 28243
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

Any thoughts on this coat in charcoal (Izod)?  http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/izod-coat-prospect-overcoat?ID=715105&CategoryID=3763#fn=COAT_STYLE%3DOvercoat%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D49%26ruleId%3D27%26slotId%3D1 


Price is definitely right at $70 as I would probably only wear it 12 - 18 times a year, but I do need a dress coat on occasion for wear with suits.  Wouldn't expect it to last me 20 years, but at that price I don't need it to.  Mainly just wondering if the quality is "ok" enough to pair with suits.  The style seems pretty inoffensive.

It is always difficult to judge aesthetics from a picture but the coat looks decent to me. While we all know that the quality is probably not the greatest, it probably wouldn't be too bad to wear with a decent suit. My advice is to try the coat on with a suit (because you should make sure it fits you decently over what you would wear it with), see if it is mostly wool (it says wool/nylon....if the nylon is more than half I would pass) and judge for yourself whether or not it works well. If you like the feel, and it doesnt look synthetic I say go for it. $70 is pretty cheap.

post #20310 of 28243
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Originally Posted by apnero View Post



New member... have I coordinated my patterns decently or poorly and why? Trying to do new things with the plaid coat... hard for me. Still a youngin.

I say that you did a pretty decent job with the patterns. (We wont comment on colors because it is difficult to really see them with the type of picture you posted). You matched opposing patterns that are not too similar (the glen plain with bold stripes) and a solid tie with texture so you succeeded. If the shirt stripes were thinner or if the tie had stripes it would have failed. 

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