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post #20821 of 28247

Houndstooth trousers with patterned shirts??

Is it okay as long as the shirt pattern isn't tiny?

post #20822 of 28247

You're creepy and weird.

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Originally Posted by Youngj View Post

Houndstooth trousers with patterned shirts??
Is it okay as long as the shirt pattern isn't tiny?
It's probably an awful combination, but show me pictures and I'll tell you if I think it'd be okay.
post #20824 of 28247
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

It's probably an awful combination, but show me pictures and I'll tell you if I think it'd be okay.

 

 +1. Aside from something simple, like vertical lines in a light/pastel color, probably not a good idea.

post #20825 of 28247
Yeah, that's going to end in tears.
post #20826 of 28247
Hey guys( and girls?)!

I'm new to this forum so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this... Here goes

Basically I started working at a local Starbucks and would like help with different combinations to wear for work!

I am limited to black or white collared tops (polos, shirts etc...)

Black or brown coloured pants (no jeans)

And absolutely black or brown shoes. (I suppose a mix of the two colours is fine)

I already have a basic idea of what I will be wearing however, I feel that wearing the same old outfit everyday would bore me to no ends. Being the pretty fashion un-savvy guy, I would like as much help as I can get!

Looking forward to hearing from you guys! (And girls) haha.. Thank you
post #20827 of 28247
Gap
Old Navy
Banana Republic
Jcrew
H&M
Cotton On
Forever 21
Land's End/Land's End Canvas

take your pick
wear polo shirts and khakis
some cheap canvas shoes
you don't want to wear anything too nice because you could easily spill coffee on your clothes and shoes
post #20828 of 28247
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


Kill 2 birds- take it to the cleaners.  If it's 2 separate ties, if you must iron a tie you can either hang it and steam it with your iron to accelerate the natural process of wrinkle releasing while a garment is hanging, or for a really bad wrinkle you might use an ironing cloth and steam it a touch through the cloth.  Don't use any pressure and contact the iron cloth as little as possible, just light bumps through the cloth and a little touch of steam.  For a stained tie- cleaners.  If you don't have a good cleaner and this is your favorite tie, look into http://tiecrafters.com/.  Never used myself, but it might be an option. 

I don't know if this is the best way- but I've done it and never had any problems. 

Related to all this tie talk... How is it that the points of some ties get all lopsided and asymmetrical after a while? Is this the sign of a poorly crafted tie? Is fixing it as simple as ironing it back into the right place? I have several ties that I used to like that I no longer wear now because the tips have lost their balance.
post #20829 of 28247
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Originally Posted by JohnnyGalt View Post


Related to all this tie talk... How is it that the points of some ties get all lopsided and asymmetrical after a while? Is this the sign of a poorly crafted tie? Is fixing it as simple as ironing it back into the right place? I have several ties that I used to like that I no longer wear now because the tips have lost their balance.

I've never had that happen so I can't say.  But, if you can't wear them anyway you might try to lightly iron them.  Use a cloth over the tie though so you don't burn it.  It it gets hot it will melt the fibers (if it's silk).  If the ties are of value (sentimental or monetary) I would look into professional help. 

post #20830 of 28247

For someone building a wardrobe for mainly business casual wear, but who likes suits enough that I'll probably dress up in a suit as frequently as I can, is this a bit too bold of a pattern for a first grey suit? 
 

http://cdn.styleforum.net/7/77/776d1f6d_IMG_1093.jpeg

 

Also, if I only have a navy blazer for odd jackets right now is this too unique and loud to buy as a second jacket, a seasonal one for spring/summer? Or should I not be buying a seasonal odd jacket yet considering I only have a navy blazer? Sorry if this wasn't coherent enough, it's late.

 

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee144/topshelfapparel/Mar%202013/SartGreen-1.jpg

post #20831 of 28247
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

is this a bit too bold of a pattern for a first grey suit? 
Typically, one is well advised to make a first grey suit a solid grey, in either medium grey or charcoal. A solid grey tends to be most versatile both in terms of being appropriate in the widest range of situations, and in terms of working with potentially the broadest array of shirts, ties, etc.

I don't dislike the suit you indicated. I just don't think it's as strong a choice, particularly for wear in a business environment, as a solid grey suit would be. If you'd indicated that you already owned a solid grey, a solid navy, and a navy pinstripe,, and were looking for a fourth suit, well, that might be a little different.
 
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Also, if I only have a navy blazer for odd jackets right now is this too unique and loud to buy as a second jacket, a seasonal one for spring/summer?
A green, patterned jacket is definitely a bit unusual and not exactly "quiet." It's the sort of item people will remember you having worn in the past. If you have several other jackets, and buy this one because you really love it (which I don't, but that's not the point), so be it. But if you're going to be getting by with just a navy blazer and one other jacket, seriously reconsider any decision to make this one the other jacket.
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Or should I not be buying a seasonal odd jacket yet considering I only have a navy blazer?
It's not necessarily a mistake to buy a seasonal jacket as your only non-blazer jacket, although geographic considerations do apply. (ie. A spring/summer jacket might make more sense if you live in Miami, than if you live in Maine.) But the jacket in question here is both seasonal and odd. And perhaps because I just don't find much about it to be particularly attractive, I have no problem suggesting you not buy it.

Buying an odd jacket as your 6th jacket is one thing. Making it your #1 non-blazer jacket is something else entirely.
post #20832 of 28247

First post here - go easy on me if I don't follow the etiquette... bigstar[1].gif

 

I'm considering to buy good pair of shoes that I can wear to office. We don't have a strict dress code, business casuals are perfectly accessible and I will be wearing those almost all the time. So I'm looking for shoes that aren't overly formal and not too casual. I never bought shoes that cost more than $100, so I'm completely clueless when it comes to what good shoes there are. Can you guys suggest me which brands and models I should try? My budget is around $400-500. If it matters, I live in very warm climate - Central-North Florida. Thanks in advance!

post #20833 of 28247
^ great guidance Michael.

When building a wardrobe it's hard to keep focused on the basics, but I think it will be the best. The Prince of Wales grey check suit is a classic choice and would be the perfect 2nd mid-grey suit to own. Unless it is a great deal that you can't pass up I would wait. If it's being offered at a good price and fits well then grab it and get another solid grey later. The green will be hard to pull off. I'd wait to buy that one.
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post #20835 of 28247

Hello everybody and thank you in advance.

 

I would like to identify this knot:

 

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3igeygFJy1rt1ryjo1_1280.jpg

 

And I would also like to have some suggestions about a knot for a tricot tie like the one in the picture.

 

Thanks

 

Bernhard Lobkowicz

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