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post #21781 of 29406
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Wearing "old-fashioned" won't make you old.  Just individual. smile.gif

If that is your individuality - yes. If you're trying to force an individuality upon yourself that you do not possess naturally - it will look silly. If you have no idea what you're doing and just bought that jacket then it's some third thing. I'm getting myself confused, so I'll stop.
post #21782 of 29406
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


I'd say, if you're under 30, then probably better to skip it. It's a bit old-fashioned. Not bad, but old-fashioned.

Thanks for the reply Ace. What makes it old-fashioned to you? The pattern, or do you just feel tweet jackets are better suited for the older demographic in general?

post #21783 of 29406
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Originally Posted by jayw View Post

Thanks for the reply Ace. What makes it old-fashioned to you? The pattern, or do you just feel tweet jackets are better suited for the older demographic in general?

It's a combination of the material, the lapels and the shoulders. The deal breaker for me here would be the strong shoulders coupled with the material. But the jacket is still nice and if it's your style - go for it. I'd just be weary of buying it if you were a younger person. Make sure you know it's right for you first.
post #21784 of 29406

The flapped patch pockets, mostly, I would say.  Tweed is always awesome.

post #21785 of 29406
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Shouldn't a creative mind should be able to think outside the extremely narrow, self-imposed limitation of nothing but a black tie? 

Wearing a black suit, skinny black tie, and blue shirt, to work, is just such a horrible idea. (Yeah, I know I said I'd skip over that part, but I gave you a nicely thought out, hopefully somewhat helpful answer. So I felt entitled in rewarding myself with an expression of hatred for a look which truly offends my sensibilities.)

Love it! Thanks for the very insightful response. As to having my creative mind coming up with that horrendous combo, I was being sarcastic and at the same time pointing out how uncreative I am. Guilty as charged.

 

Yes, that black suit issue has been beaten to death but I will keep it in my rotation. But I do have other colors so no worries there. 

 

I'll give that website a shot but I've also found a nice place that gives basic guides (blacklapel.com). 

Gosh, I've worn suits with white shirts only and sticking with pretty safe ties because I've been so afraid of trying different color shirts. But let's see if I can master blue shirts.

post #21786 of 29406
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

But let's see if I can master blue shirts.

 

Swap them in for white; not always but often.  It pretty much always works fine.  What's more, if there are no other coloured tones in your whole outfit e.g. black suit and shoes, it could save it.

 

Only note of caution: if you're wearing a blue suit too, then wear something non-blue - e.g. a burgundy tie.  That's it, you're pretty much done.

post #21787 of 29406
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Swap them in for white; not always but often.  It pretty much always works fine.  What's more, if there are no other coloured tones in your whole outfit e.g. black suit and shoes, it could save it.

 

Only note of caution: if you're wearing a blue suit too, then wear something non-blue - e.g. a burgundy tie.  That's it, you're pretty much done.

I gotta pick up a light blue shirt and work it into this suit. The knot issue in this old picture has been resolved.

 

 

post #21788 of 29406

Get a couple of ties too: something burgundy with a small pattern, and perhaps a knitted one - green, rust, something different.  thetiebar.com will sort out both for about $30 I imagine, and be just fine.

post #21789 of 29406
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


It's a combination of the material, the lapels and the shoulders. The deal breaker for me here would be the strong shoulders coupled with the material. But the jacket is still nice and if it's your style - go for it. I'd just be weary of buying it if you were a younger person. Make sure you know it's right for you first.

Gotcha, thanks! For $15 it's a steal, and if I don't like it I can probably sell it and at least break even.

post #21790 of 29406
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Originally Posted by Percy Trimmer View Post

This is appears to be based on the classic English school satchel used by 7 or 8 years olds at posh schools and at the moment by hipsters in their twenties.

You can see more here: https://www.cambridgesatchel.com

Could you give me some insight of the quality of the bag based on the photo that I posed? Is it look like a quality handmade piece? Will it last for long (at least 5 years)? I'm no expert in leather so any input will be appreciated.
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It's a hundred bucks dude, take a punt.  There's no telling from the pics, and hand made doesn't mean well made always!  But it's worth trying for that money.

 

What are the measurements by the way?

 

 

Wojt:  from that tiny pic?  Who knows?  But being a nice guy, I've found the site and the shoes and had a better look. Still don't really know, but given the other crap they sell, and that they don't give any details of construction methods, I'm guessing this is a three hundred dollar pair of plasticated turds.  If you're anywhere near Warsaw, check out Jan Kielman or his less celebrated (and cheaper) neighbours.

post #21793 of 29406
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Wojt:  from that tiny pic?  Who knows?  But being a nice guy, I've found the site and the shoes and had a better look. Still don't really know, but given the other crap they sell, and that they don't give any details of construction methods, I'm guessing this is a three hundred dollar pair of plasticated turds.  If you're anywhere near Warsaw, check out Jan Kielman or his less celebrated (and cheaper) neighbours.

This Meka line is supposedly the only one goodyear welted made in Poland. Thanks for the link, I checked the gallery guy makes pretty sweet shoes. Sadly a bit over my budget atm, but bespoke shoes must be an awesome fit. Thanks for reply mimo!

post #21794 of 29406
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It's a hundred bucks dude, take a punt.  There's no telling from the pics, and hand made doesn't mean well made always!  But it's worth trying for that money.

What are the measurements by the way?

It is 14.5'' x 10'' x 3.5'', it probably gonna fit a 13 inch laptop. Well, I'm still in college so hundred bucks is not a small amount to me.
post #21795 of 29406

Is a plaid/madras blazer formal enough to wear to court during the summer time?

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