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post #20686 of 29354
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

My buddy (the one getting married) encouraged a jacket of some type but said it would be fine to go sans jacket if needed.
So wear your black blazer. You own a black blazer, so you presumably don't regard black blazers as being inherently horrible. So wear it, and don't worry about it. (Nobody looks his best if he's fretting over whether he wore the right clothes.)
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Going without a tie. Black blazer, mid grey Epaulet trousers, black AE park avenues. I could go a light blue solid shirt or a lighter blue gingham.
Since I don't much care for black blazers, and I don't much care for jackets without ties, I'm probably not the best person to field this one. smile.gif

FWIW, while going all black-and-white wouldn't be to my taste, I would worry about the blue gingham shirt being a poor choice with the rest of what you're wearing. Everything else is sort of severe, and a gingham shirt can casual enough to clash with that. Then again, there are gingham shirts, and there are gingham shirts. Some can be dressy. Others can look like something best worn while farming. (And no, I have nothing against farming or farmers, and I don't want to hear about how Oliver Wendell Douglas wore 3-piece Brooks Brothers suits while caring for the south forty on "Green Acres.")
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Hi, can someone tell me if either of these shirt/tie combos work? I have a bespoke midnight blue suit being made so imagine them with that colour suit.

 


In each case the shirt is a very pale blue. Thanks!

post #20688 of 29354
Heavens at least get one thing right and wear the white shirt.
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I have two pairs of black oxford shoes (one is cap toe, one is wingtip without medallion), they are decent quality shoes, but not luxury you know. Now I want to replace them by a better pair, kind of AS, C&J or maybe Vass. Thus I have a question:

If I had only one black pair of shoes, which should I go for: a whole cut, a cap toe or a balmoral, an wingtip with/without medallion? I intended to buy a whole cut but I think the whole cut isn't really appropriate for daytime because it looks to simple (although I hardly ever wear black shoes in daytime). So could you suggest me to choose from list above?

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Originally Posted by walkms00 View Post

Hi, can someone tell me if either of these shirt/tie combos work?
With a blue suit, I think a white shirt would work better than a blue one. Yes, even if it's a pale blue shirt.

I'm not thrilled with either tie. They're both a little skinny for my taste. They seem to be a rather uninteresting satin finish (although it's hard to be sure from a photo). And while I have nothing against red ties, I prefer a darker, more burgundy red, than yours seems to be.

Might I ask why you decided on midnight blue? I like midnight blue in a tuxedo, otherwise... not so much.
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Michael
post #20691 of 29354
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

I have two pairs of black oxford shoes (one is cap toe, one is wingtip without medallion), they are decent quality shoes, but not luxury you know. Now I want to replace them by a better pair, kind of AS, C&J or maybe Vass. Thus I have a question:
If I had only one black pair of shoes, which should I go for: a whole cut, a cap toe or a balmoral, an wingtip with/without medallion? I intended to buy a whole cut but I think the whole cut isn't really appropriate for daytime because it looks to simple (although I hardly ever wear black shoes in daytime). So could you suggest me to choose from list above?

Stitched captoe oxford.
post #20692 of 29354
Silk tie, no deep wrinkles but under certain lighting with the sheen, it looks uneven textured. Is there a way I can smooth this out? Would rolling it up for storage rather than hanging it be better? (I roll my knits, hang the others)

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And FWIW I just picked up this beautiful tie from the funny guys at The Knottery


Paired with a gray suit, which PS would go best?




Some texture




I was considering this from The Knottery as well but felt too much patterns going on hence perhaps one of the two solids may fair better

Edited by gettoasty - 3/10/13 at 12:48am
post #20693 of 29354
In each case the shirt is a very pale blue. Thanks!
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Both are fine, my preference is for the blue tie. Consider introducing patterns through the pocket square.
post #20694 of 29354

Is there any place that specifically make 4.5 in ties?

 

Looking to get wide lapel suits and i need ties but most places don't seem to go to 4.5 in

post #20695 of 29354
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Well, it is from an entirely different plant. What does it matter, though? Curious.

 

I just find it interesting why some fabrics hold a crease better. This question arose out of boredom.

 

So I thought of possible reasons and tried to disprove them afterwards.

My starting point is the fact that (assuming a similar weave) fabrics made of protein (animal) or synthetic fibres hold a crease better than fabrics made of cellulose (plant) fibres and linen holds a crease better than cotton.

  • Resistance to wrinkles/Difficulty of creasing a fabric: False because linen wrinkles more than cotton.
  • Elasticity: False because linen is less elastic than cotton.
  • Stiffness: False because linen is generally the stiffest fabric.
  • Fibre length: Probably true.

 

Now I only know it could be true that the ability to hold a crease is proportional to the fibre length. Maybe there is a reason I didn't think about?

post #20696 of 29354
4.5" is really, really, really wide for a tie. If you are a large guy, I'd say 4" is probably more fitting.

Anyways, Sam Hober will custom make ties to your specifications, but I'm sure they'd charge more for a tie that wide as that's a significant amount of extra silk.
post #20697 of 29354
Agreed. Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece ties are very wide at 4 1/8 inches. 4.5 inches is 1970's wide and would look odd to the modern eye.
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^ Also depending on your budget, check E. G. Capelli, they don't seem to charge extra for wide ties (only length).

post #20699 of 29354
I have a nice Caruso suit, canvassed, fully lined. Whenever it gets slightly soaked it starts to smell like a mold. Is it the mold that lives in the lining? Is it possible to salvage the suit? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by AE7 View Post

I have a nice Caruso suit, canvassed, fully lined. Whenever it gets slightly soaked it starts to smell like a mold. Is it the mold that lives in the lining? Is it possible to salvage the suit? Thanks!

You sure it's not just the smell of wet wool?
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