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post #20416 of 28326
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 ?
post #20417 of 28326
For hangers, is it any worse if I have most of my tops hung with a broader shoulder hanger?

I know if hangers are too short it can cause the fabric to stretch and raise up at the points. Most of my tops measure 17.5-18" so would a 21" broad shoulder hanger warp the cloth as bad? (21" x 2" to be exact. Currently using some hangers I got from Ikea)
post #20418 of 28326
I am going to a wedding in Sorrento, Italy later this year. It is a hotel, not a church wedding.

Do you think a Navy double breasted blazer with cream trousers plus the obvious shirt and tie are acceptable?

p.s. There is no dress code on the invite.
post #20419 of 28326
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

For hangers, is it any worse if I have most of my tops hung with a broader shoulder hanger?

I know if hangers are too short it can cause the fabric to stretch and raise up at the points. Most of my tops measure 17.5-18" so would a 21" broad shoulder hanger warp the cloth as bad? (21" x 2" to be exact. Currently using some hangers I got from Ikea)


What do you mean by "tops"? Suit jackets and odd jackets should be hung on broad shouldered hangers. Shirts can be hung on narrow shirt hangers if you like (I prefer them folded). Knitwear should be folded, never hung.

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Originally Posted by powenb View Post

I am going to a wedding in Sorrento, Italy later this year. It is a hotel, not a church wedding.

Do you think a Navy double breasted blazer with cream trousers plus the obvious shirt and tie are acceptable?

p.s. There is no dress code on the invite.


You outfit sounds nice, but I would be worried that others might be wearing suits rather than odd jackets. But then I've never been to an Italian wedding, sadly. Could you double check with the bride or groom or their family?
post #20420 of 28326
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

You outfit sounds nice, but I would be worried that others might be wearing suits rather than odd jackets. But then I've never been to an Italian wedding, sadly. Could you double check with the bride or groom or their family?

I will do.
I do also have a blue linen single breasted suit I could wear. But it's brighter than navy and was worried it might be too bright.
post #20421 of 28326
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

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!

What makes you think jeans are any more flattering than any other type of pant? And don't forget that you can get these things altered - if they fit great elsewhere but are loose in the waist, then take them to a tailor and have the waist taken in.
It's really impossible to answer your question in isolation, without knowing about what sort of clothes you want to wear these pants with, what you want to wear them for, etc. Really, you need to spend some time lurking and reading through the archive here to start forming your own opinion, then maybe come back with more specific questions. And this has doubtless been discussed before anyway, perhaps you could search for those discussions.
post #20422 of 28326
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Originally Posted by powenb View Post


I will do.
I do also have a blue linen single breasted suit I could wear. But it's brighter than navy and was worried it might be too bright.

Sounds good, I think that would be my first option over the blazer, barring further info from the family.
post #20423 of 28326
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Originally Posted by GreenGranted View Post

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.

With a casual shoe like the clarks boot it really doesn't matter that much.  I wear a brown chukka, but that is my preference because of my wardrobe.   In suits I wear brown more often than black.  Brown can be worn with almost everything that you would wear black with except black suit, funeral, etc.

 

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Originally Posted by powenb View Post


I will do.
I do also have a blue linen single breasted suit I could wear. But it's brighter than navy and was worried it might be too bright.

 

Living here in Naples I can say that "too bright" is not really a concern for most folks.  They wear orange, lemon yellow, etc.  Pink pants are a common sight. 

 

I'm thinking that either choice would be fine- but if you can reach the family that would help.  The blue linen suit sounds safe while the navy DB blazer with cream could either be the perfect choice, of it may come off a little yacht-clubish.  (Personally- If it is summer in southern Italy, daytime or more relaxed event I'd go for the Thurston Howe III.)

post #20424 of 28326
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post


What makes you think jeans are any more flattering than any other type of pant? And don't forget that you can get these things altered - if they fit great elsewhere but are loose in the waist, then take them to a tailor and have the waist taken in.
It's really impossible to answer your question in isolation, without knowing about what sort of clothes you want to wear these pants with, what you want to wear them for, etc. Really, you need to spend some time lurking and reading through the archive here to start forming your own opinion, then maybe come back with more specific questions. And this has doubtless been discussed before anyway, perhaps you could search for those discussions.


Thanks for the reply...let me rephrase that, the fit on slim jeans is better off the rack than pants...as far as lurking and reading through the threads, sorry, but it's a bit daunting reading through thousands of pages and hoping that someone may be asking the same questions I am...I thought this thread was appropriate...

 

Houndstooth blazer, cord blazer, standard navy blazer, sweater tie combos...since I have never been comfortable wearing pants I was looking for guidance...primarily color I suppose...I'm thinking of starting off with either Brooks Brothers or J Crew.

post #20425 of 28326
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Originally Posted by kmitch101 View Post

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 - Nice but also check into Meermin's
*Brown Kent Wang Captoe or Brown AE Park Ave  - I would probably rather have an oxblood or dark maroonish red. They look a little better with navy suits IMO

-- 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 - Go for the bucks over more Chukkas
*White's Semi Dress Boots or similar for bad weather - Look into Oak Street bootmakers as well

Light Brown/Snuff Sebago Docksiders
Navy Sebago Docksiders

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


 

(I made a few comments on the above in bold)

I am always of the opinion that more shoes can never hurt (well, it only hurts the bank account....and that just for a little while). I was looking at your list and you have most of the basics covered and you have some relatively nice shoes in that list. I didnt see any Norwegian toes or any wingtips and I would try and get a dress boot (something like the AE Fifth st or the like) but that is just me. But mostly the shoes that I didnt see above, you mentioned that you didn't like (monks, loafers, etc). Also, since you do have the basics, why not start to save up for something of greater quality like a crockett and jones, alden or edward green or even (if you can stomach the cost) a pair of John Lobbs or G&G? Otherwise not a bad list.


The only crucial thing missing, in my humble opinion, are a pair of something fun. How about a set of saddle shoes, spectators or maybe a pair of colored suede wingtips (make em blue if you like Elvis). 

post #20426 of 28326
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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

(I made a few comments on the above in bold)

I am always of the opinion that more shoes can never hurt (well, it only hurts the bank account....and that just for a little while). I was looking at your list and you have most of the basics covered and you have some relatively nice shoes in that list. I didnt see any Norwegian toes or any wingtips and I would try and get a dress boot (something like the AE Fifth st or the like) but that is just me. But mostly the shoes that I didnt see above, you mentioned that you didn't like (monks, loafers, etc). Also, since you do have the basics, why not start to save up for something of greater quality like a crockett and jones, alden or edward green or even (if you can stomach the cost) a pair of John Lobbs or G&G? Otherwise not a bad list.


The only crucial thing missing, in my humble opinion, are a pair of something fun. How about a set of saddle shoes, spectators or maybe a pair of colored suede wingtips (make em blue if you like Elvis). 


Thanks for the suggestions. I saw a version similar to Kent on the Meermin site in the plaintoe (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1920#) and they would definitely be cheaper. Not sure how the quality compares? And they're a little less sleek possibly. I wish Kent offered some more shades like a merlot in the captoe because I do like the sleek shape.

 

Any suggestions for some dirty bucks?

 

The leather sole Oak Street Trench looks very nice. I'd imagine the quality is on par with White's just without the customization? Only thing I would want to do is add a vibram half sole.

post #20427 of 28326

how does Church's shoes run? I want to pick up some Derbys and I wear size 7/40 in everything...Yet the store only has size UK5.5 left measuring 11.25" outsole

post #20428 of 28326

I have recently gotten into ordering M2M shirts and suits online and have been glad that there are so many customization options. One thing that I never considered before was getting a peak lapel suit. The reason for this is that I am 6'3" (1.91 m) and heavy-set. I had always thought that peak lapels, like double-breasted suits, were designed for shorter and skinnier men. Is this true? Should I even consider buying a peak lapel at my size (54L), or should I just consider that it will be out of fashion soon anyway, and so I should stick with the classic medium-width notch that I have always worn?

post #20429 of 28326
Depends on the last but I have found Church's shoes to run pretty true to size.
post #20430 of 28326

Benny, in my experience they're true to size, but the lasts I've had tend to be pretty long - a classic English extended toe.  So if your foot is narrow, you might find them big.  If it's wide, they'll be fine but maybe a touch tight across the toe.  They do a wide fitting in most of their sizes.  But yeah, for an average width foot, they should fit just right, just maybe with a slightly longer toe sticking out than you're used to if you usually wear American shoes.

 

In your case, it sounds like a 5.5 would be too small for you if you normally take a US7.  But shop around.  Check out www.herringshoes.co.uk if you like Church's - they always have some clearance items, and you can search by size.  I would suggest a 6.5F is more likely to fit you.  They are also very helpful with recommendations and shipping - I'm wearing Church's I bought from them as I type, and I've had several other pairs from them too.  Try their own brand made by Cheaney too - very good value.

 

 

N.B.  it's easy to get mixed up about width fittings in English shoes:

 

Loake, Barker, Alfred Sargeant, Cheaney, CHURCH'S: E= Narrow F = Medium, G = wide.  Church's also do H= extra wide for some shoes

 

Edward Green, John Lobb, Crockett and Jones, Gaziano & Girling: E= Medium, F = wide

 

Tricker's: some stuff to do with numbers, I think 5 = medium!

 

So don't get caught out: F is regular width for Church's i.e. US D or M width.


Edited by mimo - 2/21/13 at 12:55pm
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