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post #20401 of 28732
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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

Are there any recommendations on wool trousers that are under 100 dollars?

Unfortunately, you are mostly going to have to find sales to hit that mark if you want decent wool (flannel, worsted or the like) pants (unless of course you want something that isnt the greatest quality in the world. If that is so check out any mall brand store - banana, gap etc.). Luckily most places are having sales on wool pants now so you should hit it about right.

 

Hickey Freeman has some nice wool pants and I frequently find them on Sierra Trading Post for around $100 (with their deal flyer coupons). Also you can check the usual places, brooks brothers (which has frequent sales that put them right at or slightly above the $100 mark, http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Dress-Trousers/1528,default,sc.html?lid=leftnav-menu), or ralph lauren (http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1766319&view=99&cp=2943767&ab=ln_nodivision_cs7_pants)t. Also JCrew usually has wool pants (when in season) that are pretty decent for the money. 

I also have heard good things about Luxire's newly started pant program. Most MTM pants are right at the $100 mark (http://luxire.com/collections/pants). I haven't tried them myself but check out this thread and see for yourself what others have said (http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/1140_30)

post #20402 of 28732
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Originally Posted by Fine Lifestyle View Post

I'm looking for insight on where to purchase an off the rack suit for a short man that finds a 36S too large? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

If you cannot alter a 36s to fit you by a tailor you are probably going to have to look into "boys" or "Kids" sizes. Both Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers sell them. Down side is that you should go into the store and go into the boys section to get fitted; upside is that it is definitely cheaper. A friend of mine is a smaller gentleman and he bought a suit from brooks brothers kids for a wedding he was in (everyone else was wearing the same suit from the regular brooks brothers, so he was forced to) But now It fits him like a glove and he looks great in it.

post #20403 of 28732

Are there any recommendations on affordable logo-less cotton V-neck jumpers/sweaters of a higher quality than H&M or similar brands, preferably in size XS or a small S? I am fine with online shopping as long as the shipping costs are not too high.

post #20404 of 28732
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Originally Posted by dupedd View Post

I wrote a longish detailed response and lost it somehow after clicking submit post so I'll keep this short. The circle on the inside reads, "Genuine Cordovan made exclusively for ____ shoes  new york - ____"

 

I dont know what the blanks are but the first one almost looks like, "Church's" in a very stylized font. It's a real stretch of the imagination though... 

 

 

I'll call Alden on Monday.

 

Thanks for your insight, Eqcitizen.

Yea, newer posters have to wait for their comments to be approved. Its annoying. 

Just so you know, your shoes are oxfords, not bluchers (or derbys). 

 

So did you call them to ask, i am curious as to what they say?

post #20405 of 28732
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Originally Posted by irgendwas View Post

Are there any recommendations on affordable logo-less cotton V-neck jumpers/sweaters of a higher quality than H&M or similar brands, preferably in size XS or a small S? I am fine with online shopping as long as the shipping costs are not too high.

How much do you want to spend?

 

Well here are a few suggestions in ascending price:

 

1. JCrew (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters.jsp)

    - JCrew is a little bit better than H&M

 

2. Brooks Brothers (they only have one at the moment that is cotton)

 

3. Paul Stuart (http://www.paulstuart.com/product_info.cfm?ProdID=6184&ProdCatId=1004&MainCatId=14&HEADERMENUID=1&SUBPRODCATID=0)

    - if you dont see your size, email them and they will try and find it for you. they are really good about their customer service.

 

4. Malford of London


Edited by eqcitizen - 2/19/13 at 1:29pm
post #20406 of 28732
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

Unfortunately, you are mostly going to have to find sales to hit that mark if you want decent wool (flannel, worsted or the like) pants (unless of course you want something that isnt the greatest quality in the world. If that is so check out any mall brand store - banana, gap etc.). Luckily most places are having sales on wool pants now so you should hit it about right.

Hickey Freeman has some nice wool pants and I frequently find them on Sierra Trading Post for around $100 (with their deal flyer coupons). Also you can check the usual places, brooks brothers (which has frequent sales that put them right at or slightly above the $100 mark, http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Dress-Trousers/1528,default,sc.html?lid=leftnav-menu), or ralph lauren (http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1766319&view=99&cp=2943767&ab=ln_nodivision_cs7_pants)t. Also JCrew usually has wool pants (when in season) that are pretty decent for the money. 


I also have heard good things about Luxire's newly started pant program. Most MTM pants are right at the $100 mark (http://luxire.com/collections/pants). I haven't tried them myself but check out this thread and see for yourself what others have said (http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/1140_30)

Great, thanks a lot!
I was looking at Howard Yount recently and some of their stuff for sale is just barely over 100. If I can't find anything else I'll probably go with that.

Again, thank you.
post #20407 of 28732

I've been a jean wearer my whole life...I must say I have stayed away from pants because I haven't found one that fits "just right"...I'm a size 37/38 but I kind of have a prominent butt, not excessive but enough to cause an issue where the pants fit great in the seat but too loose in the waist and vice versa.

 

I want to make my first foray into buying proper pants and am looking for the staples.    If I had to purchase 4 pairs of pants which do you all recommend?    Color and style.   Thanks!

post #20408 of 28732

Quick advice question...

 

I'll be going in for an in person interview for a graphic/web design position in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA).

 

What sort of dress would be appropriate for this type of interview? I don't think that a suit and tie gives the right vibe. But how can I be creative with it and show that I am well put together?

post #20409 of 28732
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Quick advice question...

I'll be going in for an in person interview for a graphic/web design position in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA).

What sort of dress would be appropriate for this type of interview? I don't think that a suit and tie gives the right vibe. But how can I be creative with it and show that I am well put together?
I think smart casual is the way to go here. I agree you probably don't want to come across as a stuffed shirt or a wannabe investment banker, but you want to show some respect with regards to your dress as well. A jacket and odd pants with or without a tie might be more appropriate if the workplace is very casual, even for an interview.
post #20410 of 28732
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Originally Posted by Gosroth View Post


 

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. :)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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!

 

I'm not at all qualified to answer any of your technical questions, but I think you look terrific. I can't say for sure because I'm not you and I'm not wearing the jacket, but it certainly looks like it fits quite well. I tend to dislike patch pockets on suits and sport coats, but this is a personal preference and the overall ensemble looks so well put together that I can easily get past it. The only thing I would do differently is swap the knit tie for a silk tie of the same color with subtle or no pattern. I have no problem with the knit tie itself, but I think it clashes with the slight formality of a double breasted jacket. If you still have reservations about the way this looks as a sport coat, then I would take mimo's advice and just wear it as a suit. You are going to look good either way. No need to drive yourself crazy.

post #20411 of 28732
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Quick advice question...

I'll be going in for an in person interview for a graphic/web design position in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA).

What sort of dress would be appropriate for this type of interview? I don't think that a suit and tie gives the right vibe. But how can I be creative with it and show that I am well put together?

Casual sportcoat, oxford, knit tie, khakis?
post #20412 of 28732

I'm looking to round out my shoe collection. I'm mid-20's and wear business casual for work, so don't need too many dress shoes at the moment. You can see by what I have below that I'm not in the high-end/baller category. The shoes with stars (*) are one's that I'm considering purchasing. Maybe not the exact brand, but at least the type of shoe. Are there any pairs I should/shouldn't get? Any I should replace or get rid of? Any that I might want to add to round out the collection? I'm not a big fan of loafers, monks, high boots.

 

-- Dress --
Black AE Park Ave
Brown AE Strand
*Black Kent Wang Plain toe bal
*Brown Kent Wang Captoe or Brown AE Park Ave

-- Casual --
Brown AE Kenilworth
Walnut AE Kenilworth
Snuff AE Amok Chukka
Brown Loake Kempton Chukka
*Beige Bucks and/or Chukka (something like Church's Sahara or similar) to replace my old Calvin Kleins
*White's Semi Dress Boots or similar for bad weather

Light Brown/Snuff Sebago Docksiders
Navy Sebago Docksiders

Grey Suede Puma Luxe
*White Kent Wang Sneakers to replace old white sneakers


 

post #20413 of 28732

My question:

 

What color shoe is most versatile? I'm going to buy a pair of Clark's desert boots, I'm a 20 year old student, wardrobe consists of colorful shirts, blue/brown v necks, chinos/jeans, mostly.

 

I'm thinking black or darker brown. But I like the tan Clarks a lot as well.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #20414 of 28732

Anyone know when the next Allen Edmonds sale is?
Factory store sale would be a preference. 

post #20415 of 28732
base on the question on shirt's placket interlining,does a interlining (said,on a french front) really help to increase it life?or its just for let the front drape better? To lining or not lining ?
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