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post #20626 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Thanks, never heard of this site. Most of the suits looks too flashy to me though. In the fall/winter do they have tweeds and the like?

They should, but a little while until that.
post #20627 of 29118
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

No.

BTW, I will assume that by "button shirt," you mean a shirt with a button-down collar. Since the alternate explanation - that by "button shirt" you simply meant a shirt with a row of 7 or 8 buttons down the front, as opposed to a t-shirt, polo shirt, sweat shirt, etc. - makes little sense. After all, how many people here would have to ask if it's a fashion disaster to wear a tie with a t-shirt, polo shirt, or sweat shirt? (It is, of course, ridiculous. Or, since someone on SF could probably dig up a photo of some demi-celebrity wearing a tie with a polo shirt, and would claim that it could look good, let's just say that for 99% of people, 99% of the time, it'd be ridiculous.)

This button-down collar issue is relevant, to a degree, in that some people hold that it's less than desirable to wear a tie with a shirt having a button down collar. This is not a universal opinion, and its acceptance can vary to an extent based on a number of factors, such as geographic area, social class, profession, age, type of tie, etc.

I would also note that (1) while some purists certainly prefer that a tie only be worn with a dress shirt, and that a dress shirt not have a breast pocket, by no means does violating this standard rise to the level of fashion disaster, for more than a relatively small minority of people; and (2) a significant percentage of people would hold that wearing a tie mandates that you also wear a suit/sportcoat/blazer or just possibly a sweater. That is, wearing a tie with a shirt (with our without a breast pocket), without a suit, a sportcoat, a blazer, or perhaps a sweater, will often be viewed with disfavor.
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Michael

Yes, I did mean a button up shirt, button down shirt, or whatever other terms it may be known as. I didn't want to use the term dress shirt, as like you've mentioned, traditional dress shirts do not have pockets. What I meant was also a shirt that does not have a button down collar (I personally am not a fan of that kind of shirts).

However, I do have another question. I am stepping into the Sales department very soon in the near future, and as I live in a tropical country where summer is pretty much all year round, I do not intend to wear a suit to meet every client of mine. Is it really a terrible idea to wear a tie with a dress shirt (pocket or no pocket)? I always thought it was a more formal look and really adds flavor to a boring shirt (I'm not a fan of patterned shirts too). I have seen working adults wearing shirt and a tie around here, though I cannot attest to their fashion sense.
post #20628 of 29118

I'm a student, 20 years old.

 

With the weather getting warmer, I need a coat that is suitable for spring. I really don't have anything I wish to be seen in for a spring coat, so I need the staple of the staples.  I am thinking a cotton jacket, like this: http://www.esprit.nl/men/alle_merken/KLEDING/Jassen_mantels/vintage-jack-katoentwill-023EE2G014_261, but I'm not so sure.

 

Which kind of coat do you suggest?

 

Many thanks in advance.

post #20629 of 29118

Green, it really depends what you wear in general, but if this is your thing then better off asking in "Streetwear".

post #20630 of 29118
I want a pair of light gray wingtips. What would these match? (I was thinking casual navy pants and jeans, but I'm not sure.)
post #20631 of 29118

^^ I agree with both of those - I also think you could get away with a blue suit, if it's not too formal.

 

SF member "HandMadeShoes" has just launched his own line (J. Fitzpatrick), shortly to be available at Gieves and Hawkes and Selfridges.  More details at his blog www.theshoesnobblog.com  Take a look - he has a very nice looking grey wing tip saddle.

post #20632 of 29118
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It's an awesome pattern though - sounds like a real "FU" jacket.  If it fits and you love it, go for it!  

 

 

Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.

post #20633 of 29118
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Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post

Hi

 

Flying  Monkey posted a pic in the wayrn thread today and said he was wearing a needle-collar shirt with collar pin. I understand the collar pin part, but why does he call it a needle-collar shirt?. I have never heard of that term before. I Added the pic for ease of reference. Please educate me?

 

 

 

 

I dont know personally what he meant (it could be the type of collar pin one has to wear with the shirt, maybe meaning a barbell like pin that requires holes in the collar, but I am not sure) but my advice is to just PM the man and ask. 

post #20634 of 29118
Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
post #20635 of 29118
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

 

 

Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.

 

Very nice indeed, and grey flannels is definitely the way to go.  Add brown brogues for a nice semi-formal look; black cap toes might imply Scottish golf hotel receptionist.

 

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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

I dont know personally what he meant (it could be the type of collar pin one has to wear with the shirt, maybe meaning a barbell like pin that requires holes in the collar, but I am not sure) but my advice is to just PM the man and ask. 

 

I think a "needle collar" simply means it has those two little holes in already, to accommodate the pin you describe that holds the two sides together.  I'm sure there are other names.

 

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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?

 

Give us a budget and your location.  We will then spend it for you happily.

post #20636 of 29118
About $3k for an initial total of 6 pairs if not more.
post #20637 of 29118
I am in Las Vegas
post #20638 of 29118
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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
I don't mean to sound unfriendly, but I wonder whether your question isn't sufficiently broad as to merit its own thread, as opposed to a post in the "Ask A Question, Get An Answer," thread.

Or perhaps so as to narrow the question down a little, you could at least spend some time reading old posts, in order to gain an idea as to where you should start and with which brands. Then you could tell us what you're inclined to do, and why, and people could then comment on your choices.

I mean, come on, it's your question; do at least some of the heavy lifting yourself. smile.gif
post #20639 of 29118
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Do blackwatch blazers go with JUST black pants? No dark khaki or blue?

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

 

 

Warning: Awesome Jacket (Click to show)

 

 

There it is. Just thought I'd show you the goods.


Jester-

That is a beautiful play on a Black Watch tartan.  When you first mentioned that you had a blazer in Black Watch I was not convinced that it would look anything but tacky. 

Original Black Watch is not as washed-out/faded as this blazer and would be too bold (for me) to wear except maybe on a pair of "trews". 

 

This is a great looking antique tartan.  I think you could pull it off with med. grey wool pants or even that purple/blue found in the coat.  I think solid black pants would be too stark for this.

 

When I say washed-out/faded I don't mean to insult the pattern..in fact I love it! - If you don't mind sharing- where did you pick it up?

post #20640 of 29118
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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?


Hi VAMC, welcome to the forum.

 

I suggest that you spend the first couple of weeks just reading threads.  Take a notebook and write down the name brands, tailors, shoe makers, etc that you read about and then do some research on them.  Once you narrow in on what you think you prefer then start asking questions.

 

In the meantime just browse the forum's many threads and do your research.  And try not to post on a thread that has been dormant for more than 6-8 months - unless you have some earth shattering news to share it just mucks up the forum.

 

Enjoy!

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