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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Sorry to come atch'yall with a total noob question, but here is my quandry:

I find myself having to wear chinos and trousers more often these days. I prefer a half-break and relatively slim leg opening. My footwear collection consists mostly of side-zip boots. Whenever I sit down, I tend to cross and uncross my legs, and the hems of my pants rise up above the opening of my boots. When I stand up, the trouser hems sometimes fail to fall back into place neatly around the shaft of the boots, sometimes sitting partially on top of or inside of them.

Is there a way around this? I suppose I could wear trousers with a wider hem, but my boots are, for the most part, relatively sleek. Do I just need to suck it up and wear lace-up shoes instead of boots?

Thanks in advance for any insight and advice. I'm still getting used to not being able to wear raw denim every day of the week. shog[1].gif

Have you tried cuffing your trousers instead of plain hemming them? I find that the additional weight of a cuff helps them fall back more easily in place.
post #20882 of 28546
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Originally Posted by BasedR00sevelt View Post

I came here from /fa/, I don't know how you guys stand with them, but a couple of questions. Do you guys acept fuccbois? Is this place dadcore, gothninja, or is everything accepted? Finally, what general threads do you guys have (I.e. Waywt, cop or not, inspiration, recent cops, and obviously questions that don't require their own thread, threads)?

Sorry, but this is hilarious.

post #20883 of 28546
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I'm not able to pull that look off myself; I'm too big- I wear straight/normal jeans and in winter I wear chukkas.  No jeans in summer here! 
To Boot New York has some modern cuts that might suit you.  I think AE has a handful of decent casual shoes that would work with jeans.  I'm not sure but Bedstu and Clarks used to sometimes have a dress shoe redone in a more casual style. 
Red Wing has a plain toe shoe that is nice, but I think it has tread that might screw up the look. 

Sorry man.  I wish I had something more for you. 
uhoh.gif I should have specified that I'm not in college. And I'd like to think that I don't have terrible taste.

(j/k, but I was thinking I might go for something nicer.)

I found a pair of Tricker's in c-shade that might work...they might end up being to chunky, but that's why free two-way shipping was invented, amiright?
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Shoes (of any kind, including boots) should not have zips. Ever. Yes, please start wearing lace-up shoes, like a proper adult.
Thanks for reminding me why SW&D-ers don't usually venture over to this side of the forum. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by sinfjotli View Post

Have you tried cuffing your trousers instead of plain hemming them? I find that the additional weight of a cuff helps them fall back more easily in place.
Good call...I may give that a shot at some point.

Thanks for the input, everyone. satisfied.gif
post #20884 of 28546
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Originally Posted by sinfjotli View Post

Take a look at this old thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/1463/hof-how-to-measure-for-ebay/0_50 . The pictures are unfortunately gone, but the text explains the process well.

 

Thanks! :)

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I'm attending my sister's wedding next month in New York City. I bought this jacket to wear to it, but I'm at a loss as to what color pants I should pair with it. Any suggestions? The jacket   is sort of a charcoal plaid with bits of green and blue in it.

 

 

 

 

I was thinking maybe charcoal pants, but maybe navy or black would be better?

post #20886 of 28546
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Originally Posted by larrywright View Post

I'm attending my sister's wedding next month in New York City. I bought this jacket to wear to it, but I'm at a loss as to what color pants I should pair with it. Any suggestions? The jacket   is sort of a charcoal plaid with bits of green and blue in it.

 

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I was thinking maybe charcoal pants, but maybe navy or black would be better?

Whenever you put on an odd jacket, you want the pants to contrast the jacket enough that the two do not look like the person tried to make a suit out of two odd pieces. So light or, better yet, a medium (mid) grey would be a better option. (http://putthison.com/tagged/Color)

 

I am a little confused as to your question in the greater context. If you are going to a wedding, wouldn't more formal attire be in order like say a suit, perhaps navy blue or charcoal, especially since you are the brother of the bride? And if the wedding is in NYC, I would be surprised if suits wouldn't be the norm (most weddings that take place in Manhattan, and I have been to a few, actually require black tie). Can I take a stab and assume that this wedding is taking place in Brooklyn? Even if the wedding is taking place in that mecca of hipsterism, I still think a suit is the best option. But when in doubt take your cues from the groom and groomsmen. If they are in suits, where a suit. If they are wearing odd jackets, i still would wear a suit, but an odd jacket would not look out of place. 

post #20887 of 28546

Hi Guys,

http://i.imgur.com/0NRMzfa.jpg

I just picked up my first two shirts in the Extra Slim Fit cut in 15/34 during the Brooks Brothers sale. The sleeves are an 1 1/2inch longer than I'd like but that can be easily fixed. On the other hand, the shoulders are about a 1/2 inch shorter than the usual slim-fit T.M. Lewins I wear and I feel that they might be too small.

I could possibly size up to a 15.5, then the collar would be too large, I can already fit two fingers into a size 15 collar comfortably. What do you think? Are they still acceptable from a sartorial perspective? Or is the BB ESF cut simply not suited for me?

Thank you for your advice in advance.

post #20888 of 28546

Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

post #20889 of 28546
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Originally Posted by ygi68592 View Post

Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

well its not a great angle to tell too mcuh from, but sleeves look too long, and overall in the body and in the back, theres too much excess fabric.

unrelated to the fit of the shirt, i hope that's not an actual tie you plan on wearing. 

post #20890 of 28546
other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?
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Hey does anybody know if Bass boat shoes run true to size? If buying online should I size up or down?

 

Thanks
 

post #20892 of 28546
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Originally Posted by calcoast View Post

Hey does anybody know if Bass boat shoes run true to size? If buying online should I size up or down?

Thanks

Everything bass I've worn runs true to size. Never tried their boat shoes though. Bucks, loafers, camp mocs and a beater PTB for crappy weather is a decent sample though.

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?

Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.
post #20893 of 28546
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Everything bass I've worn runs true to size. Never tried their boat shoes though. Bucks, loafers, camp mocs and a beater PTB for crappy weather is a decent sample though.
Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.

 

 

Ok cool, thanks for the quick answer.

post #20894 of 28546
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Originally Posted by ygi68592 View Post

Being new to dressing nice, can someone tell me if this shirt fits "well" and if not, what type of alterations to get?

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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

well its not a great angle to tell too mcuh from, but sleeves look too long, and overall in the body and in the back, theres too much excess fabric.

unrelated to the fit of the shirt, i hope that's not an actual tie you plan on wearing. 

 

I'll agree with this.  Neck is fine but shirt is too large for you. 

-If it is a nice shirt, you can have a tailor take the sleeves up and also take the extra fabric out of the shirt's body and arms. 

-If it is a cheap or poorly made shirt I'd suggest dropping it at Goodwill and saving your money. 


Edited by AmericanGent - 3/30/13 at 1:47am
post #20895 of 28546
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

other than just throw it away, what can i do with a wool sweater that has moth holes?
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Stitch 'em up and wear it as a beater? I have an old sweater that developed a few holes in the course of normal life, and that's what I did. Helps that it's already got a pretty aggressive texture.
it's a merino wool v-neck sweater
i think the stitches will be too visible

looking for a way to use the material in some way around the house or something
i don't think a wool sweater will make a good shoe polish rag ... right?
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