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post #22291 of 27508
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And you too.  Please. :)

post #22292 of 27508
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

And you too.  Please. :)


I'm not sure exactly what your deal is, but please don't give out advice simply for the purpose of collecting donations for your cause. I'm sad to say I will not be contributing.

post #22293 of 27508

If you'd read this thread before, you'd know I try to answer questions pretty regularly.  But the Cancer Research thing is just this month.  And, of course, optional.  But it's a good cause, so I have to try.

 

If you'd like to know what my "deal is", just read the linked "Fathers' Day" thread ("What this is all about", below).  No offence intended.

post #22294 of 27508

I didn't mean to offend you by any means with my wording, and I obviously knew there must have been a strong reason to be collecting donations for cancer research. However, it just seemed a little odd for you to individually call upon my to give a donation. I did read the second post after your response to mine, and I also saw the link in your signature.

However, thank you for the info on the jacket.
 

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Hehe, you're welcome, no harm done - come back and post a pic if you can; would be nice to see how it turns out.

post #22296 of 27508
Tried one a pair of Gucci's and Ferrogamo's, didn't like either one. Decided to order another pair of Magnannis online again. Maybe my next checking account surplus will go towards a pair of Loake or Barker
post #22297 of 27508

Hi All,

 

I have a tie that the color is bleeding. I bought a nice and inexpensive used tie from ebay that arrived with a minor stain. I set about using talcum powder + brush and then a dab of soap and water to remove it. This largely worked but the red background has bled a bit into some of the white paisley.

 

Is this the sign of a bad tie for the color to bleed when wet or is this normal and I am abusing an old tie in ways I should not?

 

Thanks!

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Looking to buy my first non white pocket square. Can the main colour of the pocket square match your suit.

For example, could I wear the following pocket square with a navy suit, light blue shirt and a brown grenadine tie?

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/ancient-madder-paisley-burgundy.html

Thanks!
post #22299 of 27508
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Originally Posted by gehaus View Post

Hi All,

I have a tie that the color is bleeding. I bought a nice and inexpensive used tie from ebay that arrived with a minor stain. I set about using talcum powder + brush and then a dab of soap and water to remove it. This largely worked but the red background has bled a bit into some of the white paisley.

Is this the sign of a bad tie for the color to bleed when wet or is this normal and I am abusing an old tie in ways I should not?

Thanks!

Ties are unpredictable, which is why you're told to test on an inconspicuous spot first, and why a professional job (tiecrafters gets good recs around here) is really the only even close to sure thing. It's not a sign of a bad tie, but you may have ruined it depending on how noticeable the damage is.

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Originally Posted by enjoiii View Post

Looking to buy my first non white pocket square. Can the main colour of the pocket square match your suit.

For example, could I wear the following pocket square with a navy suit, light blue shirt and a brown grenadine tie?

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/ancient-madder-paisley-burgundy.html

Thanks!

Don't think of pocket squares in terms of matching, think of them in terms of coordinating. It doesn't match, it goes. It demands a somewhat intuitive feel for color, pattern and texture.

As for that particular square with the described outfit, I very much approve. Madder paisleys are actually really versatile IMO- so many colors in them that something in there is always going to play nicely with any other element in the outfit, and the pattern has both very small scale and very large scale elements, so it can be made to work with large or small scale patterns.

Opinions vary on that, but those other people are wrong.
post #22300 of 27508
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Originally Posted by enjoiii View Post

Looking to buy my first non white pocket square. Can the main colour of the pocket square match your suit.

For example, could I wear the following pocket square with a navy suit, light blue shirt and a brown grenadine tie?

http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares/ancient-madder-paisley-burgundy.html

Thanks!

 

I think that would work well.  But I agree with the Captain - it's really quite intuitive and mixed colours can be easier to use.

 

Personally, I tend to get everything else working in some vaguely complementary fashion, and then add the PS as the last touch.  When I do, I find what works best is one or more of three things:

 

1. A colour that contrasts with everything, and possibly the opposite of one of the main colours e.g. suit, shirt, tie (never matching any of them of course, even if it's the same colour as one)

 

2. A similar tone to one of them even though the colour is contrasting  E.g. if there's an earthy greenish tone in the jacket, an earthy orange tone in the PS is awesome.

 

3. Pick out a tiny spec of colour in one thing and match that e.g. if there's a small dot pattern in your tie, or one colour in a check on the jacket.  But not so you'd notice at a glance.

 

And if in doubt, white is rarely wrong!

post #22301 of 27508

What are the things, regarding detailing, cut, and fabric that make a pair of chino 'dressy' and another casual? I'm in the process of building my wardrobe and never had I thought that I'd have a headache over chinos. I just can't decide when I want to buy a pair of chino how appropriate it will be in a formal/casual setting.

post #22302 of 27508
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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

What are the things, regarding detailing, cut, and fabric that make a pair of chino 'dressy' and another casual? I'm in the process of building my wardrobe and never had I thought that I'd have a headache over chinos. I just can't decide when I want to buy a pair of chino how appropriate it will be in a formal/casual setting.

http://putthison.com/post/31273717409/three-types-of-chinos-khaki-chinos-are-not-as

In short--dressier chinos are nicer. Which sounds obvious, but it's true--nicer fabrics and construction. Also, cut more like dress trousers and less like jeans.
post #22303 of 27508

How's the fit? Brook Brothers ESF 14.5/32. My chest is only 34-35, so a 15 neck may be too large for me.

 

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Looks great.
post #22305 of 27508
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Looks great.

are you concerned with too much scrunching near the shoulders and arms? 

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