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post #20356 of 29123

I just bought a Hickey Freeman sports shirt on sale that originally retailed for $125. While I liked the fit and the design enough, I started having second thought about the shirt's quality after noticing the double needle stitching along the sleeves.

 

 

 

 

I have no difficulty wearing a nice shirt with double needle seams, but honestly I expected better from both the brand and the retail price. What are your thoughts on this?

post #20357 of 29123
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


I'd wager that that's just the majority of people being stupid in one of the few times they have to dress nicely rather than any traditional standard.

A white shirt is much more conservative and formal than a black one, which is why you wear it to a funeral. The suit color is what should be black, or at least very dark. Wear the charcoal suit, white shirt, and preferably a plain black tie. If you don't have a plain black tie, a black tie in a very serious and somber pattern. If you don't have that, a dark tie in a conservative color with a serious and somber pattern (navy or burgundy). If you don't have that, buy one.

 

I beg to differ. You have to take local cultural norms into perspective here. In Vietnam, wearing dark to funerals is a must. No-one tries to 'dress nicely' or 'more conservatively' at a funeral; people are simply supposed to wear dark, and that's that.

The OP might have worn a black suit, white shirt and black tie to the funeral and nobody called him out for it, but honestly, that looked like the outfit you would wear to a wedding in Vietnam. Taboo.

post #20358 of 29123
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Wait, so how can it look like a 3-roll-2 but only have 2 buttons? Does it have 3 button holes?

Well, I'm lazy to take a photo of my suit so I take this pic from this forum (it's not my suit jacket, but the lapel of my suit jacket looks like this one). So. if I'm not correct in describing my suit looks like 3 roll 2 buttons, please forgive me and correct my mistake.

 

(The suit above is described as 2 buttons front)

post #20359 of 29123

Hello there,

 

I will be working in Asia this summer and was wondering, what are the best fabrics for a suit in a hot summer with high humidity?

Should I stick to 100% wool, or  is a Mohair-/linen-/silk-blend better? (cotton/seersucker/linen suits are unfortunately too casual for my job)

 

 

I'm basically looking at these fabrics http://www.tailorwatanabe.com/canonico.html (writing on pictures in english), can anyone recommend any of these?

 

Thank you in advance,

post #20360 of 29123

Hello,

 

I'll be working in Asia this year and wanted to get some suits tailored for the summer.

Now I'm wondering what the best fabrics might be, 100% wool, a wool blend with either silk or mohair.

 

I'm basically looking at these fabrics: http://http://www.tailorwatanabe.com/canonico.html

 

Can anyone give some recommendation?

 

Thank you in advance,

post #20361 of 29123
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Well, I'm lazy to take a photo of my suit so I take this pic from this forum (it's not my suit jacket, but the lapel of my suit jacket looks like this one). So. if I'm not correct in describing my suit looks like 3 roll 2 buttons, please forgive me and correct my mistake.

 

(The suit above is described as 2 buttons front)

Unless I'm missing something, this looks like a regular 2-button jacket to me. A 3-roll-2 would look similar, except that it would have a 3rd button on top right in the middle of the lapel roll. You would not button this button. Example: http://www.jpressonline.com/heritage-trim-fit-blazer-hopsacwool-3b/

post #20362 of 29123

Thank you for enlightening. 

Basically, I don't like the type of the lapel above, I don't what is that style. But I personally think it would make me look like a middle - aged man. 

Nowadays, I think it's difficult to find that style in suit shops whilst the following style prevails.

 

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post #20363 of 29123

Are the Danner for J.Crew boots good for hiking? I've been looking for a pair of Danners in this style for a while and these are on sale. Are these more just fashion boots? Are they Gore-Tex lined?

post #20364 of 29123

hello all,

 

could anyone maybe verify the authenticity of these 2 items before i bid on them?

 

 

 

 

 

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post #20365 of 29123

Do J. Crew Ludlow suit pants have a tapered leg opening? I like slim fitting suits but I prefer a straight leg.

post #20366 of 29123

I have a double-breasted 6x2 jacket in a loud black/white PoW check (no overcheck pattern).

 

Any ideas for oddpants to wear with it? (Any ideas from slacks to jeans welcome. Things I've tried so far: grey flannel slacks, cream jeans, dark red cords). Not totally happy with any so far.

 

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post #20367 of 29123
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Originally Posted by Gosroth View Post

I have a double-breasted 6x2 jacket in a loud black/white PoW check (no overcheck pattern).

 

Any ideas for oddpants to wear with it? (Any ideas from slacks to jeans welcome. Things I've tried so far: grey flannel slacks, cream jeans, dark red cords). Not totally happy with any so far.

 

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Orthodoxy dictates that a PoW check should always be a suit, never a sports jacket.  Of course, this rule is frequently broken, often with much style.

 

What makes yours difficult, though, is that it is double breasted.  That's inherently more difficult.  To be honest, I would avoid trying to wear it with jeans or similar at all - if it were single breasted and close fitting you could probably get away with mid blue jeans or chinos.  But as it stands, it's just too strong for that.  I'd say you were almost there with the grey flannel, but try charcoal flannel, or if you want something lighter, a finer wool in black.  Add black whole-cut shoes, a light blue shirt and muted burgundy tie, a straight white or other solid PS, and you will have a very presentable business casual arrangement.

post #20368 of 29123
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A businessman will match his sock to his trouser color.
A gentleman will match his socks to his mood.


And a SF Member will match his socks to what is beautiful ;)

post #20369 of 29123
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Orthodoxy dictates that a PoW check should always be a suit, never a sports jacket.  Of course, this rule is frequently broken, often with much style.

 


 

It is in fact a suit, but I am finding the occasions to wear it as such to be quite limited so I was looking for ways to get more millage out of it. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

What makes yours difficult, though, is that it is double breasted.  That's inherently more difficult.  To be honest, I would avoid trying to wear it with jeans or similar at all - if it were single breasted and close fitting you could probably get away with mid blue jeans or chinos.  But as it stands, it's just too strong for that.

 

Thank you for the insight, I agree fully with that comment. Pairing the strong check pattern with the double-breasted configuration was perhaps a little too much at once.

Luckily I did not pay much so it was a rather affordable lesson.

 

For some reason I'm still tempted to have another DB suit made up in a brown moderate size houndstooth, or plaid DB sportscoat... I'm a bad learner it seems. :P

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
I'd say you were almost there with the grey flannel, but try charcoal flannel, or if you want something lighter, a finer wool in black.  Add black whole-cut shoes, a light blue shirt and muted burgundy tie, a straight white or other solid PS, and you will have a very presentable business casual arrangement.

 

I tried both black and charcoal, black looks a little better imo.

Very light blue shirt looks better then darker light blue.

My only burgundy tie is wool knit, so I paired with a white silk square.

I don't own any black wholecuts, but plain toe black double monks (that I wanted to find get more use out of as well) work really well.

Sorry for the crappy photo tough.

 

 

 

Overall it feels like a very sleek and balanced black-white-red-light blue combo.

(The sleeves on the shirt I'm wearing are way too to short, but that's wholly a shirt-issue).

 

I do regret that I had button stance put made so low, not sure what I think about the patch pockets.

Considering having the tailor nip the jacket in 1-2 cm in the waist, but I'm not really sure how the DB should fit here. The inner button is really loose and could easily be an inch or tighter, but does the inner panel on the DB need/should be buttoned as tight as the outer button? A tailors thread question, I assume.

Will need some decent black pants (wearing awful ones from awful black suit).

 

 

Thanks for your input!

post #20370 of 29123

You're welcome.  That configuration makes it even harder because it's just so classic and formal.  A 6/1 configuration seems more popular these days.  Anyway, I'm glad you found another use.

 

There is one thing though: maybe you should just wear it more as a suit!  You have the slim figure to carry off the DB, and a PoW suit is awesome.  So just wear it more!  If you want to be a little more contemporary, then  the full suit can be fine with tan or brown leather or suede shoes to give a less formal look - the knitted tie you've got there would fit into that look too, and the unusual patch pockets also make it a bit more casual.

 

So maybe that's your answer: stop trying to do weird things with the jacket, and rock that suit as hard as you can - even if you're just going for coffee.  Isn't that what classic menswear is all about?!

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