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post #21496 of 28872
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Originally Posted by TheKongoEmpire View Post

Would it be wise to buy Washington (Suitsupply) and have a tailor change the lapels from peak to notch? I don't plan on using the boutonniere.

 

I assume that this is a tuxedo/smoking jacket.  Why would you change from a peak?  Traditionally, the peak or shawl lapel is standard for formal wear and notch lapels are for suits.  A notch lapel will never look as formal as a proper peak lapel on a dinner jacket. 
You run the risk of having you dinner jacket look like a rental tux- just one mans view. 

post #21497 of 28872
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

 

I assume that this is a tuxedo/smoking jacket.  Why would you change from a peak?  Traditionally, the peak or shawl lapel is standard for formal wear and notch lapels are for suits.  A notch lapel will never look as formal as a proper peak lapel on a dinner jacket. 
You run the risk of having you dinner jacket look like a rental tux- just one mans view. 


OK- I just looked at their site and see that the Washington is a suit.  That changes things...

 

A notch lapel is naturally a good choice; but my concern would be- how will you get the fabric on your new notch lapel to match the rest of the suit?  I don't know how this would be possible unless you had extra fabric from suitsupply. 

 

So, even if you could get a perfect match- I do not think that spending an extra $100 or more on having new lapels added would be wise. 

 

Can you find another suit that you like from suitsupply?  Seems like a better idea. 

post #21498 of 28872

Hi, I have one question. What shirt color can I combine with this suit (the pants are the same color) And can you tell what color is that, because I couldn't find the right name for the color?

Thanks

 

post #21499 of 28872

Hey all...last sport coat I bought didn't fit well...no big, sold it!   So is this coat a good deal?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190834162247?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

 

Can't tell if it's an orphan.

 

Thanks!


Edited by sanchito - 5/5/13 at 2:57pm
post #21500 of 28872
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Originally Posted by Marija P View Post

Hi, I have one question. What shirt color can I combine with this suit (the pants are the same color) And can you tell what color is that, because I couldn't find the right name for the color?

Thanks

 

This is called blue. 

 

Ok, I'm being a smartass-

Looks to me like navy blue cotton "chino" fabric.  It is unlined, unstructured and very casual.  I'd think you could wear it with a casual open collar shirt with a summer design like gingham.  You could go with any color gingham, except maybe brown- and blue might be too obvious, so pink, light green, etc.  Even if you go for a different pattern on the shirt I would keep it in the same summer color scheme.

I would wear casual dress shoes like suede bucks, players, etc.    

 

I do not think it will go over well as a "suit"- it's more like a sport coat and matching pants.  Keep it casual and it can work- try too hard and it will appear over done and you'll like like a boob.

post #21501 of 28872
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

Hey all...last sport coat I bought didn't fit well...no big, sold it!   So is this coat a good deal?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190834162247?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


Can't tell if it's an orphan.

Thanks!


It doesn't matter.
post #21502 of 28872
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


It doesn't matter.

You think a navy orphan can be worn with chinos and not look weird?

post #21503 of 28872
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

You think a navy orphan can be worn with chinos and not look weird?

The fabric looks too fine for mixing with chino. Try camel wool slacks instead?
post #21504 of 28872
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


OK- I just looked at their site and see that the Washington is a suit.  That changes things...

 

A notch lapel is naturally a good choice; but my concern would be- how will you get the fabric on your new notch lapel to match the rest of the suit?  I don't know how this would be possible unless you had extra fabric from suitsupply. 

 

So, even if you could get a perfect match- I do not think that spending an extra $100 or more on having new lapels added would be wise. 

 

Can you find another suit that you like from suitsupply?  Seems like a better idea. 


Perhaps a Havana fit. Seems I'm leaning towards Black Lapel until I seen something I really like.

post #21505 of 28872

I bought this jacket last week and it is currently being altered, I'm looking for ideas on matching colors for an upcoming graduation (my wife's). 

 

 

 

 

 
It has some blue lines in it, so I was thinking of going with a light blue shirt and navy pants.
 
Alternatively I'm considering a brown theme like below (I'm using a similar colored jacket from a different store since mine is out, I know it's a bit small). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My only issue is I don't own a pair a dressy brown shoes (yet), so I think matching shoes might be an issue (Currently own a black pair and a Blue Linen oxford pair). 
 
Thoughts?
post #21506 of 28872

I start a new job tomorrow that requires me to dress in slacks and a jacket (tie seems to be optional). So of course I read on SF for a day than went right out and bought 3 SC from Ebay. Just got them back from the cleaners and I probably should have tried them on first, all 3 are 44R but one had the sleeves taken in over an inch... Will have to sell that one back. The second 2 seem to fit a little better, I wanted your opinion on the fit though before I go crazy and buy anything else. Below is an olive Burberry SC in 44R:

 

 

 

 

post #21507 of 28872
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

You think a navy orphan can be worn with chinos and not look weird?

That jacket is navy with brown buttons. It works as a blazer. I'm not telling you which pants to wear with it.

When it was new was it made along with a pair of pants from the same bolt of cloth? Who knows? It doesn't matter.
post #21508 of 28872

 

 

i have a interview for a summer internship tomorrow. i haven't really got a full understanding of the do's and don'ts of suits, but i have learned that i should not wear black to a job interview. but i haven't really got the budget to buy a new suit, so i decided to go with a more relaxed tie to maybe balance things out. so am i doing 'it' right? 

post #21509 of 28872

Oh fuck no.

 

Luke, thank God you posted....

 

It's true that navy or grey is nicer and easier than black.  But the issue with black is more about aesthetics that social acceptability: it looks a bit washed out and greenish in bright light, usually, whereas dark blues tend to keep their hue in any light.  So wearing the black, if it's all you've got, is not a problem.  I can't say I like the cut of it (although it's hard to say when you're not wearing it), and the skinny lapels make me think of Justin Bieber (that's not a good thing, by the way).  But you are, presumably, a young fellow, and it is the fashion these days.  I doubt you'll lose marks for it.  So, as long as it fits, the suit is fine.  

 

But three things:

 

- Firstly, burn that skinny, floral, evil motherfucker of a tie.  Find something with a deep colour - burgundy, navy blue, even bottle green - that's either a solid colour, a very small pattern, or a subdued stripe.  And preferably between 3 and 3.5 inches wide at the widest point.  Not straight and skinny.  Again, you might see it on Bieber, and to some mothering older woman it might look boyish and endearing.  But to a gentleman over forty, it will just make you look like a cunt.  So wear an average-width tie.

 

- Secondly, if you're worried about the stark black and white contrast of your suit and shirt, you can always change the shirt.  Light blue, or a very narrow stripe, would be the obvious alternatives and soften the look a bit.  But keep it muted, and if white's the only formal shirt you've got, go with it.  The tie will add sufficient colour.  If you're a young man with very limited formal wardrobe, as we'd assume, then it's simple: pick the most formal shirt you have with the best collar!  No scruffy edges, no silly collar shapes.  A nice, neat, old farts' shirt that fits your neck and doesn't have dirt or holes in it.

 

- Thirdly, and this is a biggie: if you come to frequent this forum, it might well take over your life.  Shoes, son, shoes. (The following links are just examples of what these things look like)  You have a black suit, so black shoes are your only option.  They should preferably be captoe oxfords or wholecuts.  A plain or cap toe derby is acceptable -  although not as formal in my book - and the Norwegian split toe is quite common in America, and passes too.  Some people don't like brogues with formal wear, but I think they're fine.  Partial brogueing is slightly smarter.  Either way, get one of these.  If you're really desperate, yes you can get away with loafers, although monks are arguably a touch smarter.  But here's the thing:  you will polish them.  Polish the absolute fuck out of them.  And make sure you wash the polish off your hands and clean your nails.  Oh, and with a black suit and black shoes, you'd better wear black socks - especially if you only have loafers.

 

 

Good luck.  Your journey to being the best dress man at work, starts here. 

post #21510 of 28872
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Oh fuck no.

 

Luke, thank God you posted....

 

It's true that navy or grey is nicer and easier than black.  But the issue with black is more about aesthetics that social acceptability: it looks a bit washed out and greenish in bright light, usually, whereas dark blues tend to keep their hue in any light.  So wearing the black, if it's all you've got, is not a problem.  I can't say I like the cut of it (although it's hard to say when you're not wearing it), and the skinny lapels make me think of Justin Bieber (that's not a good thing, by the way).  But you are, presumably, a young fellow, and it is the fashion these days.  I doubt you'll lose marks for it.  So, as long as it fits, the suit is fine.  

 

But three things:

 

- Firstly, burn that skinny, floral, evil motherfucker of a tie.  Find something with a deep colour - burgundy, navy blue, even bottle green - that's either a solid colour, a very small pattern, or a subdued stripe.  And preferably between 3 and 3.5 inches wide at the widest point.  Not straight and skinny.  Again, you might see it on Bieber, and to some mothering older woman it might look boyish and endearing.  But to a gentleman over forty, it will just make you look like a cunt.  So wear an average-width tie.

 

- Secondly, if you're worried about the stark black and white contrast of your suit and shirt, you can always change the shirt.  Light blue, or a very narrow stripe, would be the obvious alternatives and soften the look a bit.  But keep it muted, and if white's the only formal shirt you've got, go with it.  The tie will add sufficient colour.  If you're a young man with very limited formal wardrobe, as we'd assume, then it's simple: pick the most formal shirt you have with the best collar!  No scruffy edges, no silly collar shapes.  A nice, neat, old farts' shirt that fits your neck and doesn't have dirt or holes in it.

 

- Thirdly, and this is a biggie: if you come to frequent this forum, it might well take over your life.  Shoes, son, shoes. (The following links are just examples of what these things look like)  You have a black suit, so black shoes are your only option.  They should preferably be captoe oxfords or wholecuts.  A plain or cap toe derby is acceptable -  although not as formal in my book - and the Norwegian split toe is quite common in America, and passes too.  Some people don't like brogues with formal wear, but I think they're fine.  Partial brogueing is slightly smarter.  Either way, get one of these.  If you're really desperate, yes you can get away with loafers, although monks are arguably a touch smarter.  But here's the thing:  you will polish them.  Polish the absolute fuck out of them.  And make sure you wash the polish off your hands and clean your nails.  Oh, and with a black suit and black shoes, you'd better wear black socks - especially if you only have loafers.

 

 

Good luck.  Your journey to being the best dress man at work, starts here. 

thanks a lot for taking the time out for giving me such a long reply! i do have a limited budget/wardrobe, i had to rely on topman (uk) for basically all of my suit purchasing. but i kinda swear by skinny jeans etc. so my thinking was the same with the suit, basically everything is skinny haha. the only other ties that i have which isn't black is this:

 

but i have a lot to learn i guess, i'm only 19 so i have plenty of time to up my suit game.

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