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post #20566 of 29141

For $400 you have a whole world out there.  Check out clearance items from Alden in the US, and any number of makers in the UK.: discounted or entry-level Church's, Alfred Sargent, Tricker's  or Crockett and Jones can be had well within that, and full price on many Cheaney, Barker and others give you plenty of choice.  

 

www.herringshoes.co.uk

www.pediwear.co.uk

www.theshoehealer.co.uk

 

All have a brilliant range within your budget if you like the English makers, and I've personally ordered plenty from the first two, and their service is excellent.

 

Going more exotic:

 

Spain:  www.meermin.es (cheap, but can take a long time)

          www.carminashoemaker.com (just about within your price)

 

or if you're really into something new:

 

www.vass.cipu.hu (Hungarian, brilliant, read the threads for sizing tips and you'll be just a little over budget for pretty much anything yo want)

 

www.edetal.sg (Singaporean, incredibly priced and good quality, but limited range and sizes)

 

 

If you love the Allen Edmonds or just don't want to risk the unknown, go for it.  But there's a whole world of shoe addiction out there waiting for you.

post #20567 of 29141
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Originally Posted by lancebm View Post

I have a question regarding formal wear. I am currently on the market for a Tuxedo and I am in a predicament. I'm low on funds but want to do something different than the cliche mens wearhouse rental. As of Style, I was thinking vintage... like the old Military style tuxedos or the ones with the cut away coat.... any suggestions on where to find a good one?

The best place to find vintage Dinner suits are the usual places you would think of, ie. Ebay (especially ebay UK), etsy or a good vintage or thrift store (which is where i bought mine for $20, a beautiful 1954 shawl collar, midnight blue dinner suit, fully canvased). If you have the time, check at thrift stores in wealthy neighborhoods (i have seen at least four Tuxedos of decent quality in my travels since the beginning of the new year) and you should find a diamond in the rough (although it will take some time) and once you get it, make sure to tailor it.  If you dont have the time to look for one at thrift stores (it may take months, or even years to find one in your size), the best, relatively inexpensive but high quality dinner suit is made by Polo Ralph Lauren (when its on sale...althouth,it is still not what i would call cheap).

 

Also check out this series on the dinner suit:

http://putthison.com/tagged/Black-Tie-Guide

post #20568 of 29141

LanceBM,

 

Don't throw away the classic with the cliche.  If your budget is limited, rent the standard (as long as it's correct!), but maybe also try to pick up a vintage black u-front waistcoat instead of a crappy shiny cummerbund, get a proper bow tie (please, not one of those pr=-tied things and it MUST be black), wear a marcella shirt instead of pleated (wing collar if you're slim, flat if you're not), add a simple white pocket square and plain-toed black shoes with a very good polish, and you'll look better than anyone.

post #20569 of 29141
suit shoulder only divots when wearing a shirt, but not when wearing just an t shirt .

Sleeve too tight forcing cap to bend? a tiny .25 inch let out will fix?

it drapes beautifully when I wear just a t shirt. I had the sleeves slimmed down, maybe a tad too much?
post #20570 of 29141
How come the Styleforum facebook page seems to only be about the Streetwear section? I would subscribe to it if there were more posts about Classic Menswear.
post #20571 of 29141
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It's explicitly described as a "Long-sleeve super 160's wool two-button single-breasted mini check suit." Which gives rise to the question, "Are there so many _short_ sleeve suits out there that it's truly necessary to point out this suit's long-sleeve nature?" smile.gif

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Michael

Welp, it happened. I saw a short sleeved suit jacket at a designer consignment shop today. I bought a nice PWVC grey cardigan, but I'm certain someone will want me to proxy this.

 

post #20572 of 29141
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Originally Posted by dunelly View Post

suit shoulder only divots when wearing a shirt, but not when wearing just an t shirt .

Sleeve too tight forcing cap to bend? a tiny .25 inch let out will fix?

it drapes beautifully when I wear just a t shirt. I had the sleeves slimmed down, maybe a tad too much?

Pic?

post #20573 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Touching Cloth View Post

 I saw a short sleeved suit jacket at a designer consignment shop today

 

 

 

If you get the chance, please do set fire to it.

 

:)

post #20574 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Touching Cloth View Post

Welp, it happened. I saw a short sleeved suit jacket at a designer consignment shop today.

I'm afraid to shop at consignment shops anymore, now that Pat Robertson has opened my eyes to the possibility of witches having prayed demons into the clothing there. And you've got to think that if any article of clothing contains a witch-prayed demon, it'd be a short sleeve designer suit.

Details at (among many other places) http://www.mediaite.com/tv/pat-robertsons-ominous-warning-demonic-spirits-may-lurk-in-your-newly-purchased-clothing/
post #20575 of 29141

what color and pattern neckwear should be for gingam shirts? can't imagine, cause as it seems to me, gingam pattern is a self-enough saturated. so how to adjust to it?

where can i find info on that: any "how to", review or a rules summary?

post #20576 of 29141

Hi all, Im curious if Nike Airmax will work as well as new balance 574 with the trousers? 

post #20577 of 29141
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Originally Posted by Danzel View Post

what color and pattern neckwear should be for gingam shirts? can't imagine, cause as it seems to me, gingam pattern is a self-enough saturated. so how to adjust to it?



where can i find info on that: any "how to", review or a rules summary?



Floral
post #20578 of 29141
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Originally Posted by keisuke1 View Post

Hi all, Im curious if Nike Airmax will work as well as new balance 574 with the trousers? 
This is quite possibly the best question ever asked on here evar and I anxiously await the response. Thank you!
post #20579 of 29141
Go with solid ties for gingham shirts IMO.
post #20580 of 29141

Black boots with contrasting  grey laces

all right?

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