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post #21916 of 28327
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

business casual with a white shirt, is a dark sage green tie acceptable? or would some other color be better?

 

Are we talking about with or without a jacket?  What colour pants?

post #21917 of 28327
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

business casual with a white shirt, is a dark sage green tie acceptable? or would some other color be better?
First, will you be wearing a jacket, too? Because wearing a tie without a jacket (or at least a sweater, in season) is just not all that good a look.

As for the tie color, dark sage green sounds fine. Green is currently a trendy tie color (a cyclical fashion thing), although I was occasionally wearing dark green ties back when they weren't "in," and I imagine I'll still wear them now and then even once they've gone "out." And I'm certainly not alone in this.

There are occasions where I think there are better tie colors than dark sage green, but for business casual wear I can't see anything fundamentally wrong with the color. Nor is a white shirt in any way incompatible with a dark sage green tie.
post #21918 of 28327

I purchased two made-to-order BB "suiting essential" (SE) suits in solid navy and charcoal with the Regent fit. Because of a last minute change in internship plans and a limited budget, I couldn't buy the 1818 line for suits.

I'll have enough money this winter to buy two 1818 suits, should I get solid navy and charcoal again or different colors and/or patterns? Also, will a Fitzgerald or Milano cut be timeless and appropriate for courts and law firms like the Madison or Regent fit?

 

Btw, I'm 1L law student in Texas building a professional wardrobe from scratch. I plan to wear these four suits (and a few more that I buy) for several years.

post #21919 of 28327
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Advice on where to get quality cardigans for around $160? Howard Yount is MIA and doesn't have my size. Just need to pick up one or two in a little while, as I think they look pretty good under sports coats/blazers and are a nice alternative to a thicker jacket.

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post #21920 of 28327

JJ,

 

I don't know anything about those suits, but I'd say two things: if you're going to look professional, having skinny low-rise trousers and a short, close-fitting jacket, is not the way.  So whatever suits you're buying, of course you want shape and structure, but don't get anything shiny, tight or too Ryan Gosling.  Give yourself a nice manly shaped silhouette, but make sure you've room to sit, walk and generally move around with absolute freedom.  You don't have to wear a sack, but you don't want to look like Justin Bieber either.  Even in the gilded halls of the WAYWRN thread, there are many suits that are just too short and tight to look like proper business attire.  I'm hoping the suits you have fit you well.

 

The second thing: as for colours, you've two great staples in a solid blue and a solid charcoal.  If you can't wear them for the reasons above, then by all means go again with those two colours - the perfect universal suit options.  But assuming your existing suits are fine, I'd say add a navy chalk stripe, and a lighter grey pinstripe.  Very business, always stylish, and different enough from your existing options.

 

 

Jester,

 

Cardigans and the like come from Marks and Spencer, and you'll get two or three for that.

 

Alternatively, ask in Streetwear and Denim.  They love their knitwear.

post #21921 of 28327

who already owns one of these, please advice which size stands for mine, real UK 8

some people say, that Timberland comes tight and you should order from half to one size up, some people say they are true-to-size

want to wear them without or very thin socks

post #21922 of 28327
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


White polka dot on blue - http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2013/05/spring-scarves.html

It took me about 10 seconds to find this one. I'm sure that if you were to devote a few minutes of effort to the task, you could come up with numerous other examples.

 

 

 

Thank you.
Among tonns of pics found by google, it is hard to determine what is acceptable/correct, and what is amateur's unsuccessful fantasy. if only I could know, i wouldn't ask here. But most of questions asked here, can be answered by the same google, and it will took 10 seconds (as you said), but people, nevertheless, ask questions here. Why? Because, here we can find experienced people, and they can point you correct direction. That what forum is for, right? Pics in the internet (by themselves) can not do this.
 
No offence, ty again
post #21923 of 28327

My typical brand of dress shirts are arrow, however I have been thinking lately that I may need to wear a better brand of dress shirts.  Is arrow a good quality brand of dress shirts?  What is a good quality brand of dress shirts?

post #21924 of 28327
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

My typical brand of dress shirts are arrow, however I have been thinking lately that I may need to wear a better brand of dress shirts.  Is arrow a good quality brand of dress shirts?  What is a good quality brand of dress shirts?

Michael answered your question here.

I haven't heard anything about Arrow, but always thought they were on par with Van Heusen and the like. I'm going to assume that it's not a great brand. Most of my shirting is Brooks Brothers (non-luxury). I think at my price range and convenience it is the best for me.
post #21925 of 28327
no jacket. glad with my choice looks pretty good. a pants are an olive khaki color so compliments nicely.
post #21926 of 28327

I have never been much interested in the chance that I have been picking a bad brand of dress shirt.  It wasn't until I hurt my feet and had to upgrade me shoes that I started thinking that I might also be wearing an inferior brand of dress shirt as well.  I typically like to wear solid white since that color goes with everything and there is zero chance that I could be not coordinating my outfit one morning, Something that is very helpful since when I get up in the morning and go to the closet I am 95% asleep.  One of the problems that I have been running into with Arrow lately is that that they wrinkle real easily while I am wearing them, id I role up a sleeve for any reason, like getting blood taken, the sleeve is all wrinkled when I put the sleeve down.  Problem is that until lately I really do not know what a good quality brands of men's dress cloths are.  I will need to rely on the internet for ordering since the only men's formal wear that my home town has are Joseph A. Banks, Men's Warehouse and Brooks Brothers.  My town has Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack  as well.  I guess what I am looking for is someone to point out a good brand of dress shirt becuse I have been wearing one brand for so long I really have no idea what a quality shirt is.

post #21927 of 28327
Brooks Brothers sells a decent shirt. Wait for sales.
post #21928 of 28327

I have read on ehow that if you look at the row of stitching the better quality shirts have a single row while the worse quality ones have a single row.  What are some of the other ways to tell a good quality shirt from a lower quality one?

post #21929 of 28327

Correction, the better ones have a single row while the worse quality ones have a double row.

post #21930 of 28327
Fabric, buttons, hand-stitching (rare outside of very high end Italian shirts), pattern matching, split back yoke.

And, first and foremost fit--though this will obviously be different from person to person.
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