Exactly. They're even wearing cargo pants in the WAYWRN thread these days. Maybe a new "No Really, Just Classic Menswear" section is needed...
Understood. Mine was an accident -- I thought I was in the other forum. I'm an old man, I'm confused!
All depends on what you want to spend. These guys just did one hell of exhausted review on OCBDs
Also i really belive the manufactures recommend waiting to cover themselves in case the shoetrees are not made of unfinished wood
If you put a plastic or varnished tree in a damp shoe it could be harmful . I think most people myself included agree unfinished cedar or birch trees put in immediatly is the best practice
I'm buying a new suit and am trying to decide on a charcoal herringbone fabric. I work in a very casual industry (tech) and rarely if ever have to dress up (and when I do, no one has the sense or style to notice what I'm wearing). So this would basically take the place of my solid charcoal suit for weddings, fancy parties, interviews, etc.
I want it to be versatile and all-season, but still a little fun and interesting, hence the herringbone. I think I've got it narrowed down to three fabrics; I'm leaning toward 2 or 3, since they're both a bit less noticeable/wintery than 1 and would hopefully not appear stripey from a distance (not a fan of shadow stripes). Any preferences?
Also, does the weight matter a ton? They're all between 260 and 280g (not sure of the Super count -- probably between 110 and 130?), which would work all year round, right?
If the concept of an "all year round suit" works at all, then I guess it would be about that weight. But that's really saying it doesn't get hot or cold, or at least that you don't care as long as your car/office AC/heating works well. I'd go for around 220g myself, but I tend to be warm rather than cold. Ironically, you might find it's worse in winter when offices are heated - my experience anyway. Or more than one suit! As for the "super" rating, it's notoriously unreliable as a quality guide, but in the range you mention should be decent enough AND reasonably resilient. I am told Kent Wang sells nice stuff, anyway.
I like herringbone. But it wouldn't be my choice if I only ever wore one suit. It's not entirely "businessy", while at the same time, charcoal isn't exactly fun. It's a little....tenth grade history teacher. My recommendation for the "one" suit, would always be solid navy. Total business with a double cuff shirt, tie and black captoes. City cool casual with brown shoes and belt, linen shirt and no tie. Totally appropriate for everything from a lunchtime date to a state funeral.
Still, it's not my suit and if a charcoal herringbone is the one you love, no problem. I'd wear it, and enjoy it, but it will need livening up with - I suggest - a pale blue shirt, a good tie (small pattern, high quality, strong colour but not bright e.g. burgundy), and white or contrasting pocket square. And wear good shoes. Probably black, and I'd suggest maybe some kind of wingtip brogue would set it off perfectly as a "not-quite-city" look. Don't forget good socks either. Check out the "rock your socks" thread for inspiration.