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Definitely. That was some pretty bad advice there. Long black ties for formalwear and Vineyard Vines ties to "bring an outfit to life"? uhoh.gif

Ok. Thanks for the clarification. I was definitely wrong on the black ties.  I did not know that black tie events usually refer to black bowties.  I do, however, feel that novelty ties such as Vineyard Vines can add some extra color and flair to an ensemble.  Same for Ferragamo, Hermes and Thomas Pink animal print ties.

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What's those stripes in the middle of the leg called? And what's your thoughts about wearing those "formal" pants in cotton with a casual outfit consisting of OCBD, v-neck and moccasins?

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I will be attending a wedding in Los Angeles CA, at 5pm in late July. I purchased the BB Fitz blue linen suit

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Linen-Two-Button-Fitzgerald-Fit-Suit/MK00128,default,pd.html?dwvar_MK00128_Color=NAVY&contentpos=4&cgid=0216

 

I'm undecided on whether to keep it.

 

The buttons on the suit are dark unlike the bone buttons on the website. Being the Fitzgerald cut, the lapels are more narrow and look very narrow to me, but when I measured them in comparison to a Samuelsohn sport coat, they are only 1/8" narrower and are 42% of the width of the chest panel versus 45% for the Samuelsohn.

 

The other option is to return the BB suit and order one from Suit Supply, either of these though I'm partial to the first one.

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-blue-check-lazio-p3548i/P3548I,en_US,pd.html?start=2&cgid=Suits&prefn1=material&prefv1=Linen

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-navy-plain-copenhagen-p3513i/P3513I,en_US,pd.html?start=3&cgid=Suits&prefn1=material&prefv1=Linen

 

When I start thinking about how to wear a blue linen suit, I could roughly mimic the model on the BB website with burnished walnut AE Kenilworths, or brown AE Norwich monkstraps.

 

Here is the shirt I'm considering pairing with the suit, but then, what do I do for a tie? The suit is barely a different shade than my Samuelsohn charcoal suit and the shirt is a touch more vibrant in real life than the picture.

 

Thanks for all the feedback.
 

post #22399 of 27512
Just picked this Isaia up over the weekend. Decent deal ex vat and a 10% kicker. ~(800 USD)

Do these elbow patches scream 2010-2012?

Do you think i'd be able to get them removed safely?



http://www.harrods.com/product/mini-basket-weave-blazer/isaia/000000000003005038?cat1=bc-isaia&cat2=bc-isaia-men#

Thanks in advance
post #22400 of 27512
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

What's those stripes in the middle of the leg called? And what's your thoughts about wearing those "formal" pants in cotton with a casual outfit consisting of OCBD, v-neck and moccasins?


That is called a "crease". It is what happens when you iron your pants properly.

And those are not particularly formal pants. They are chinos (also known as khakis), which are, in the realm of menswear, fairly casual. Actually, they're at about the same level of formality as an OCBD or a pair of penny loafers, so you're good.
post #22401 of 27512
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Originally Posted by francoamerican View Post

Just picked this Isaia up over the weekend. Do these elbow patches scream 2010-2012? Do you think i'd be able to get them removed safely?

The patches look fine. They're very discreet being a dark color. Just leave them on and enjoy the jacket.
post #22402 of 27512
mountainstyle, I like the BB linen suit you linked to. If you want white MoP buttons, it should be trivial to get a tailor to replace them.

As for you shirt, I would absolutely not wear it with a suit ever, and probably not even a sport coat. Just because you have a linen suit doesn't mean you have to go crazy with the shirt.
post #22403 of 27512

+1

 

You have a nice bright suit, no need to look a clown to be noticed.  It's a fun occasion but still a formal one, so rock a hard white shirt, or very light blue, with a nice crisp semi-spread collar, perhaps go for a regimental-type striped tie to keep the fun feel, and don't forget your pocket square - a flash of solid white if you're not sure.  And you can get away with brown or tan shoes and belt, as it's primarily a daytime event, and if you want that more modern look.  Polish them.  Properly.  

 

The point is you want to look sharp, individual, and like you've made an effort but it didn't take too much effort, if you get what I mean.  But going all-out peacock could be considered the mark of an insecure douchebag. And then where would you be?  That's right, drinking alone when everyone else has left with the bridesmaids.

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Hey guys!  I have a Navy Blue jacket & pants.  I used to wear a white solid shirt with it, but it sadly ripped and I don't really have time/money to buy a nice new one.  So, I was thinking about wearing this solid purple shirt with it.  Only thing is, I don't really know what kind of tie to wear?  I've got access to a lot of them, and was just thinking about some ideas for colors.  Thanks!

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How long does it take to buy a white shirt?  I mean, really.  White or light blue.  Until you get to level two.  

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Portland Tailor?  I'm looking for both suit fabric repair and tailoring.  I've seen emphatic descriptions about Abraham Lee on the east side and strong recommendations about Silvian Nita downtown.  Being a fan of subtlety and not a fan of subsidizing expensive rent, I'm far more inclined to go to Mr. Lee, who is described as the "real deal" and is hidden on the east side in a dry cleaner, than to Mr. Nita, who boldly titled his downtown shop "European Master Tailor."  However, all of Mr. Lee's recent reviews on Yelp have been negative, very negative.  I'm left wondering if the man who worked on Johnny Carson's suits might be past his prime.

 

Since I value the opinions shared on this site more than those on Yelp, would anyone care to share their personal opinions about Messrs. Lee and Nita?

 

Thanks.

post #22407 of 27512
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

How long does it take to buy a white shirt?  I mean, really.  

It takes my tailor about 8 hours to complete one of my dress shirts. That ends up being about a 2 week wait usually.
post #22408 of 27512

I'm not sure you and the OP are in the same line of shirts ;)

post #22409 of 27512

Thanks guys [msulinski, mimo, Subutai] being new to dressing with class, sometimes I need a little help breaking out of the old ways.

 

 

Regarding my previous post about black shoes. After much consideration and a few other threads, I finally realized what you were all trying to say. Weddings, funerals, and job interviews demand a more formal shoe. Bluchers and Derbys are more casual. Therefore, buy a Balmoral.

 

Does it matter whether they are plain toe, medallion on a plain toe, plain cap toe or medallioned cap toe? I suspect the medallions decrease formality, but wasn't able to confirm that via my styleforum seach skills.

post #22410 of 27512
Can anyone tell me how to determine if there's enough material to let out in the crotch of a pair of pants? Should I be looking for fabric in the actual crotch seam or on the sides of the zipper?

My tailor once showed me but I forgot.

A picture guide would be especially helpful.
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